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1:48 pm CST - August 27, 2015

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Jeb: Trump Needs to Be ‘Held to Same Standard as Other Candidates’

jeb.bush1214Donald.TrumpJeb Bush, claiming the banner of “Reagan conservatism,” went on the offensive Wednesday against GOP front-runner Donald Trump, saying his immigration plan is flat-out illegal and prohibitively expensive. Continue Reading.

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1:40 pm CST - August 27, 2015

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POE: A Tribute to Dr. “Red” Duke

Houston was lucky to call Dr. “Red” Duke — the John Wayne in scrubs — our own

ted-poeBy Cong. Ted Poe

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  This week, the Houston community, Texas A&M Aggie Family and State of Texas lost a legend, Dr. James Henry “Red” Duke. A world class trauma surgeon, founder of dr.james.duke1Life Flight, the John Wayne in scrubs, as a I called him, was an exceptional Texan.  I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of this good man, he will be profoundly missed. Below is a tribute I wrote about Dr. Red Duke back in 2012. Continue Reading.

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1:29 pm CST - August 27, 2015

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Almost 200 Retired Generals, Admirals Tell Congress: Vote Down the Iran Deal

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Iran.missles1Nearly 200 retired U.S. military generals and admirals sent a letter to Congressional leaders Wednesday, asking them to vote down the Iran nuclear deal.

According to The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the letter, many of the signees have worked in the White House going back three decades. Continue Reading.

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2:59 pm CST - August 25, 2015

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400,000 ‘Anchor Babies’ Born in U.S. Each Year

Congress could without a doubt clarify the scope of the 14th Amendment through legislation.”

Trump, Donald for President2Texas Insider Report: Washington, D.C. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for an end to birthright citizenship has focused new attention on the law deemed to grant automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. to illegal alien parents. Children gaining birthright citizenship are pejoratively referred to as “anchor babies” because they provide an anchor in the U.S. for family members seeking to enter the country legally. Continue Reading.

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2:37 pm CST - August 25, 2015

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Train Hero’s Dad: ‘PC Crowd Needs to Wake Up!’

“This was American exceptionalism. ‘Don’t just sit there. Do something.'”

heroesTexas Insider Report: Washington, D.C. — The proud father of the U.S. National Guardsman who averted a massacre aboard a Paris-to-Amsterdam commuter train tells Newsmax TV his son’s actions prove America must brush aside political correctness when it comes to fighting terrorism. “What I like to take away from this is that the PC crowds, they really need to wake up to the fact and call terrorism what it is. It’s dangerous,” Emanuel Skarlatos, the father of Alek Skarlatos, said Monday on “Newsmax Prime.” Continue Reading.

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2:32 pm CST - August 25, 2015

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CNN: Obama Gives ‘Blessing’ to Biden Run for President

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President Barack Obama has given Vice President Joe Biden his “blessing” if he chooses to launch a White House run.

obama-bidenA CNN report cites a senior Democrat in the story, saying the pair met for a regularly scheduled lunch meeting Monday.

Biden was also scheduled to meet with two key Obama advisers — Anita Dunn and Bob Bauer — Monday evening at his residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Dunn and Bauer, who are married, have worked in the Obama White House off and on since 2009 and are still close to the president, CNN reports. Continue Reading.

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12:22 pm CST - August 25, 2015

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Abbott Appoints 2 to Southwestern States Water Commission

abbott.0217Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Senator Charles Perry and State Representative Lyle Larson to the Southwestern States Water Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2019 and February 1, 2017, respectively. The Commission will work with neighboring states to identify and develop sources and methods of augmenting water supplies on a regional basis after existing water supplies are fully committed. This appointment will be effective September 1, 2015. Continue Reading.

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2:23 pm CST - August 24, 2015

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Sen. Cruz to President Obama: Release the Russian Missile Risk Assessment

Cruz sends letter to the President requesting embargoed report on Russian treaty violations

ted.cruz0219-2Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday sent a letter to President Obama calling for the release of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) risk assessment of Russia’s violations of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). The letter explains that the White House has blocked the release of the Pentagon report and is preventing Congress from investigating Russia’s noncompliance.  Continue Reading.

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2:18 pm CST - August 24, 2015

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Olson Welcomes New Congressional Youth Advisory Council Members

pete.olson1Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — SUGAR LAND, TX – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) on Saturday welcomed a group of 50 high schools students to serve on his 2015-2016 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC). The advisory council is comprised of a group of high school students from across the congressional district who serve as Olson’s advisors on issues critical to the youth of America. Continue Reading.

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2:14 pm CST - August 24, 2015

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Does Secret Meeting Signal Biden-Warren Ticket?

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Biden-WarrenPolitical pundits are abuzz with the possibility of a Joe Biden-Elizabeth Warren 2016 ticket in the wake of an unannounced meeting between the two on Saturday.

Biden, 72, has told friends that if he does run for president, he will serve only one term, making an early announcement of his vice-presidential running-mate a strong possibility. If elected, he would be the oldest incoming president. Continue Reading.

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