10:55 am CST - September 17, 2014

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State Rep. Phil King Talks: The Oil & Gas Industry, 300,000 Texas Jobs & a Fracking Ban Proposal


What is the north DFW Fracking Ban Proposal all about?

Texas Insider - King, State Rep. Phil 9-15-14aAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — “We’ve been fracking wells for 50-plus years, which is where you go down and inject water, sand and pressure to break up rocks so that oil & gas can flow out,” State Rep. Phil King tells Texas Insider’s Jim Cardle.

“The oil & gas boom we’re experiencing in Texas is the result of the marriage of old and new technologies, and horizontal drilling where you can drill down a mile, and then go out (horizontally) a mile and frack all along the way to release the oil & gas that we could never get to before,” said King, who is a past chairman of the House Regulated Industries Texas Insider - King, State Rep. Phil 9-15-14bCommittee, and now sits on the Energy Resources Select Committee on Seismic Activity studying drilling and fracking developments in Denton County, as well as other areas near the DFW Metroplex.

“As for Texas, the last numbers show that 34% of our economy, I think about 300,000 jobs, are directly or collaterally tied to the oil and gas industry,” King explains.

Don’t miss former House Regulated Industries Committee chairman Phil King’s outlook for the Texas Oil & Gas Industry, its future impact on the State Budget, and more.    Continue Reading.

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September 23, 2014

The Scoop

US, Partners Start Airstrikes in Syria


Newsmax.com 

syria-airstrikeThe U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.

Using a mix of manned aircraft — fighter jets and bombers — plus Tomahawk cruise missiles, the strikes were part of the expanded military campaign that President Barack Obama authorized nearly two weeks ago in order to disrupt and destroy the Islamic State militants, who have slaughtered thousands of people, beheaded Westerners — including two American journalists — and captured large swaths of Syria and northern and western Iraq. Read More

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September 23, 2014

The Scoop

Cornyn, Cruz Applaud Nominations for Texas’ Southern District Judgeships


cornyn-cruzTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC —U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today announced the President has nominated Judge Alfred H. Bennett, Judge George C. Hanks, Jr., and Judge Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas:
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September 23, 2014

The Scoop

SBA Introduces New Online Course for Young Entrepreneurs in Spanish


Hosts Live Hangout for Spanish-Speaking Young Entrepreneurs with GobiernoUSA.gov on September 25, 2014

maria-contrearas-sweetWASHINGTON – Young entrepreneurs have a new tool to help determine if they’re ready for business ownership and to help them get started.  Young Entrepreneurs: An Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Business (Jóvenes Emprendedores) is a free, self-paced online course in Spanish that gives an overview of basic business principles and introduces resources available from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Read More

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September 23, 2014

The Scoop

Throughout U.S. History, Immigration Surges Have Harmed Black Workers


project-21Washington, DC - Surges in immigration have harmed black workers throughout U.S. history.

Evidence shows that eras of high black employment and economic mobility directly correspond with periods of reduced immigration. Read More

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September 23, 2014

The Scoop

Radicalized Americans Back in US, Admits White House


white-houseSome of an estimated 100 Americans who have trekked to the Middle East to join terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have returned to the U.S., according to a senior administration official.The official said an estimated 15,000 individuals had entered Iraq and Syria to join groups like ISIS and the al Nusra Front. Of those, 2,000 were European and 100 were Americans, the official added. Read More

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September 23, 2014

On The Record

Smith Demands President Make Amnesty Plans Public


“The American people have been cut out of a process that could dramatically affect their lives” 

lamar-smithTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined House Judiciary Republicans in sending a letterto President Obama and asking that he make public any plans for executive action on immigration. The White House has repeatedly confirmed plans for executive actions on immigration before the end of the year.  Read More

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September 23, 2014

On The Record

Free Child Abuse Investigation Training Offered in Texas


CPSTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Next week, local law enforcement officers along with case workers and investigators from Child Protective Services (CPS) will come together to attend a three-day training designed to improve law enforcement’s response to incidents of child abuse, neglect and exploitation. Read More

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September 23, 2014

On The Record

Comptroller Susan Combs Releases Energy Report; Says Electricity Policy Should Focus on Reliability, Affordability


susan-combs0214Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — With booming economic and population growth fueling a growing demand for electricity, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today released a report urging policymakers and elected officials to discontinue costly subsidies and tax breaks driving development of new electricity generation and allow a more market-driven approach to providing reliable power to millions of Texas consumers when they need it most. Read More

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September 23, 2014

On The Record

National Rifle Association (NRA-PVF) and the Texas State Rifle Association endorse Dr. VanDeWalle for Texas House 50


Dr.VanDeWalleTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) and the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) endorsed Dr. Mike VanDeWalle for HD-50, citing his firm support for 2nd Amendment rights in Texas. Read More

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September 23, 2014

On The Record

U.S. Chamber Endorses Will Hurd for Congress


Hurd also endorsed by NFIB

will-hurdTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – San Antonio- “It is the Chamber’s goal to help elect a pro-business majority in Congress, and work diligently in support of businesses large and small,” said Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President & CEO announcing their endorsement of former undercover CIA officer Will Hurd – the Republican nominee for Texas’ 23rd congressional district.   Read More

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Obama Nominates Seven to Serve on U.S. District Courts

NRA Endorses Dan Patrick for Lt. Governor

Dewhurst Joins Law Enforcement to Combat Cargo Theft

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Cong. Cuellar: On Voting in Favor of Plan to Combat ISIL

10:41 am CST - September 23, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Letting in the Wrong Refugees


By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkin2Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles’ heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It’s the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us.

In Sydney this week, authorities detained a half-dozen Muslim plotters and arrested a top collaborator in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap and behead a random Australian citizen. The accused mastermind? Afghan refugee turned Aussie Islamic State recruiter Mohammad Ali Baryalei. He and his aristocratic family were welcomed Down Under decades ago. Baryalei returned the favor by taking to the streets of Sydney to recruit and radicalize dozens of fellow Muslim immigrants or their children. Continue Reading.

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10:39 am CST - September 23, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Why Has Immigration Shifted?


By Michael Barone

Michael BaroneWhat should we do about immigration policy? It’s a question many are asking, and some useful perspective comes from an article in Foreign Affairs by British-born, California-based historian Gregory Clark, unhelpfully titled, “The American Dream Is an Illusion.

The dream to which Clark refers is the idea, promoted by Emma Lazarus’s poem at the Statue of Liberty, that this is “a country of opportunity for all, a country that invites in the world’s tired, its poor and its huddled masses.” Continue Reading.

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10:36 am CST - September 23, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Kerry’s Coalition Against the Islamic State Fails his ‘Global Test’


By Marc A. Thiessen

Marc.A.ThiessenWhen John Kerry ran for president in 2004, he dismissed the allies fighting alongside the United States in Iraq as a “trumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted.”

Now, as secretary of state, Kerry is going hat-in-hand to many of the same nations he insulted, asking them to join a U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. Continue Reading.

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10:33 am CST - September 23, 2014

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