11:34 am CST - February 19, 2014
Posted under Quotes
As top trading partner, Canada is U.S.’s largest supplier of oil, providing nearly 3 million barrels per day
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Now entering its 10th year, the Austin Economic Club (AEC) announced it will open its “2014 Distinguished Lecture Series” by hosting the Canadian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Gary Doer, for a Luncheon on Friday, March 7th at the Austin Club in Austin, Texas.
As our nation’s top trading partner, Canada plays an integral role in U.S. job creation. It is also our largest supplier of oil, providing nearly 3 million barrels per day, or more than 30% of U.S. imports.
Ambassador Doer will discuss Canada’s position as a stable, secure and environmentally responsible energy supplier to the U.S., and the world … in which the Keystone Pipeline is but one part of a greater, but crucial energy security agenda.
— Learn more, or purchase tickets, by visiting the Austin Economic Club website. Continue Reading.
Promises to ‘pull out all the stops’ to fight proposed nonprofit regulations
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Could a Citizens United v. Internal Revenue Service case be next? “I can commit, with certitude, that Citizens United will not sit by while any government agency tries to violate our 1st Amendment rights,” said David Bossie, president of Citizens United, the conservative advocacy group whose name has become synonymous with unrestricted political spending. His comments came a day after Citizens United submitted opposing formal comments to the IRS’s newly proposed regulations seeking to more specifically define permissible political activity by “social welfare” nonprofits. Read More
By Tom Pauken
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas– Please join me in voting in next week’s March 4th Republican Primary for fellow Vietnam veteran, and now Texas Land Commissioner, Jerry Patterson for Lt. Governor. Jerry Patterson is a strong conservative, and the most pro-liberty candidate in this race. He is endorsed by former Cong. Ron Paul & Dick Armey, as well as the overwhelming majority of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC). Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to protect seniors from Medicare cuts to fund Obamacare. The Senator’s remarks come as the Administration makes changes to Medicare Advantage that will cause premiums to increase, reduce choices and result in seniors losing access to the health care plans they were promised they could keep. Read More
‘More power to taxpayers, less power to the IRS’
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “These bills have a simple goal – more power to taxpayers, less power for government agencies like the IRS,” said Texas Cong. Kevin Brady, chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, after the House of Representatives passed six bills Tuesday evening to give taxpayers stronger rights when dealing with government agencies like the IRS. One of the measures protects consumers from prosecution for unlocking their cell phones and other wireless devices. Read More
By Mary Scott Nabers
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Washington, are you listening? The nation’s governors sent a message to you this week. At the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting in D.C. that ended Monday, governors from throughout the nation made it clear just how fed up they are with congressional gridlock. Some were extremely vocal, and bold enough to ask members of Congress why they could not reach agreement on critical issues that impact the economic prosperity of every region in the country. Read More
Republican, or Democrat?
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – J Allen Carnes, a farmer and current mayor of Uvalde, is seeking the Republican nomination for Texas Ag Commissioner. What Carnes doesn’t tell you, is that the first Republican Primary Election he voted in was 2012, and that he has recently donated to numerous Democrat candidates … over Republican incumbents. Read More
“It’s all being sacrificed … on the altar of entitlements. This president cannot take on mandatory spending, so all we’ve done in the Congress — and this president — is basically cut discretionary spending,” –Michael McCaul
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today outlined a five-year Pentagon budget that would shrink Army forces to fewer than before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, while retiring older weapons, including the U-2 spy plane and the A-10 attack aircraft. Read More
By Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The impact of international trade can be felt in every town, city, and business across the United States. It creates jobs, supports small businesses, and puts more money in the pocket of hardworking Americans. We have a responsibility to our nation’s still fragile economy to take every reasonable step to invest in this critical segment of the economy that touches nearly every state in the country. Read More
Today’s Logic Letter,
By Lynn Woolley
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Dear Lojiks,
What have we come to? Is it the people versus the establishment?
Lou Ann Anderson is a dogged and determined investigative reporter. I know. She used to be executive producer of the Lynn Woolley Show. If you’re involved in political malfeasance, you do not want her on your case. Anderson is now an editor at Watchdog Wire and she is one of three major thorns in the side of government in a particularly trying time in Bell County, Texas. The rest of Texas is watching. (The other two thorns are the Temple Daily Telegram and the Lynn Woolley Show.) Read More
10:55 am CST - February 26, 2014
Posted under Opinion
By Michelle Malkin
Bad boy-turned-bellyacher Alec Baldwin threw a 5,000-word, seven-page pity party for himself in the entertainment media he says he abhors. Hey, what better way for a Hollywood narcissist to protest the attention-starved shallowness of celebrity life than to wallow in it to the bitter end?
The rage-filled actor’s bloated face is on the cover of New York magazine this week next to the headline “I Give Up.” Inside, his rambling and nutty “as told to” confessional bids adieu to “public life.” Baldwin seethes about, well, everything. Continue Reading.
10:52 am CST - February 26, 2014
Posted under Opinion
By Dr. Ben Carson
Most of us can remember feeling that someone had done us a great injustice. On those occasions, we want nothing more than to exact revenge. I remember being unfairly treated as a lowly ROTC cadet by one of the sergeants who resented the fact that my brother had been promoted to captain and company commander over him. Continue Reading.
10:48 am CST - February 26, 2014
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By James Freeman – Wall Street Journal
Barack Obama speaks to his old campaign comrades at Organizing for Action.
Last night in Washington President Obama addressed the national meeting of Organizing for Action, the outfit formerly known as his re-election campaign. Young OFA volunteers have been redeployed to the task of persuading Americans to sign up for new health insurance plans created by the President’s Affordable Care Act. Mr. Obama urged his young fans to sign up as many people as possible before this year’s March 31 enrollment deadline. “The work you’re doing is God’s work,” he said. Continue Reading.
10:29 am CST - February 26, 2014
Posted under Cartoons