11:11 am CST - December 09, 2013
Posted under Quotes
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –
”Ongoing revelations of the NSA’s domestic spying, and increasingly frequent news of online security breaches, have Texans appropriately on edge.
“As we have done throughout our history, Texas must lead the way in defending individual freedom. Limited government and ample personal freedom are the linchpins of our state’s success, and by fortifying them we will make Texas even stronger.
“Our essential American freedoms include the right to live without warrantless searches of our private information or snooping on essential rights like gun ownership.”
– Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, instructing the Senate State Affairs Committee to address Texans growing privacy protection concerns.
By Phillip Klein
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, lashed out at conservative groups Wednesday for criticizing the bipartisan budget deal before the details were released.
But Boehner would be able to make that claim a lot more credibly if House Republican leaders would allow enough time for conservatives to study the legislation and lobby their members of Congress before a vote. Read More
We need to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act.
Obamacare was created with an ostensibly noble purpose: to expand health coverage to some of the uninsured and to make health care more affordable. Three-and-a-half years ago, perhaps reasonable minds could have differed as to whether it would actually work.
Today, there can be no dispute that Obamacare is a disaster. Read More
By Dylan Scott – TPM
Jane Orient, a physician in Tucson, Ariz., says she’s never accepted a dollar of third-party medical payments, whether from a government program or a private insurance company. She has a “philosophical and ethical” opposition to the U.S. health care infrastructure, and she’s put it into practice for more than 20 years. Read More
By Susan Ferrechio
Typically vocal Republican conservatives don’t like the bipartisan budget deal Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced yesterday, but they seem resigned to the likelihood that it will pass the House on Thursday.
“I don’t think there is going to be a fight,” Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, said at a Wednesday gathering of the most conservative flank of the House GOP. Read More
By Clark S. Judge
Well, Halleluiah. The Obamacare website is up and running. Of course, at only half a million applications processed so far… and accounting for the ones that the system garbled or couldn’t verify or seems to have lost… and anticipating the tens of millions of Americans predicted to lose coverage once the employer mandate kicks in and it turns out to be simpler and cheaper for companies to send workers to the government’s back-up plan (the one paid for by the so-called “fine” that Chief Justice John Roberts correctly identified as a “tax”) than to navigate the troubled waters of Obamacare’s rules and costs… Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to President Obama requesting information about what his administration is doing to address the security risks and privacy concerns surrounding the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov. Chairman Smith was joined by 21 Committee Republicans in sending the letter. Read More
Fighting the #1 disease killer of American children
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “For thousands of children with cancer and their families, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act will have a real world impact on their lives and their futures,” said Cong. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the founder and co-chair of the Childhood Cancer Caucus <http://childhoodcancer-mccaul.house.gov/> , applauding passage of H.R. 2019, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act <http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/2019?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr+2019%22%5D%7D> which will authorize millions in new funding for pediatric disease at the National Institutes of Health. Read More
McAllen, TX ranks Second in Job Growth for 2014
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – According to staffing giant, ManpowerGroup, McAllen, TX ranks second as the strongest hiring area for the first quarter of 2014. Read More
True.com vows to protect privacy of members and abide by Internet Dating Safety Act
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (PLANO) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today secured privacy protections for members of national dating service True.com. The website and its database are owned and operated by Plano-based True Beginnings, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection more than a year ago and is now moving forward to reorganize under a plan to be approved by a federal bankruptcy judge. Read More
By David A. Díaz – Legislative Media
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Former Rep. Roberto Gutiérrez, D-McAllen, on Wednesday, December 11, released the contents of his letter to the University of Texas System Board of Regents expressing his support for keeping the name of The University of Texas-Pan American for the new university system that is resulting from the merger of UT-Pan American and UT-Brownsville. Read More
11:15 am CST - December 12, 2013
Posted under Opinion
By Michael Barone
Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that Obamacare will be a vote-winner for Democrats in 2014. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the same thing.
Perhaps they really believe that. But the numbers in polls conducted since Oct. 17, when the end of the government shutdown put the spotlight on the rollout of Obamacare, tell a different story. Continue Reading.
11:10 am CST - December 12, 2013
Posted under Opinion
By Ann Coulter
Whenever liberals are in a tight spot, they adopt the scorched-earth policy of argumentation. With no answer, they start demanding that you define words: What do you mean “liberal”? What do you mean “democracy”? What do you mean “patriotism”?
They retreat from argument, burning the English language as they go. Continue Reading.
11:04 am CST - December 12, 2013
Posted under Opinion
By Cal Thomas
In a December 4 speech, President Obama declared income “inequality” to be “the defining challenge of our time.”
It is time for me to come clean; to own up to a dark secret I have been hiding most of my life. It is embarrassing to admit it, but I suffer from income inequality.
Yes, there are hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people who make more money than I do and it has affected my life in ways too numerous to recount. Continue Reading.
10:54 am CST - December 12, 2013
Posted under Cartoons