11:22 am CST - November 18, 2014

Posted under Quotes

Cornyn: President Obama Bypassing Congress on Amnesty, Immigration

“Just a few years ago, a prominent Democrat firmly, and unequivocally, rejected the idea that the President of the United States could single-handedly enact an amnesty for millions of Cornyn-Amesty-Illegal-Immigration-floor 11-17-14immigrants who entered the country without legal authorization.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report)

“Now the president is threatening to authorize the exact type of action he previously said he did not have the authority to order. And he’s threatening to do so even after his go-it-alone-approach on immigration and so many other issues was so roundly repudiated in this most recent election,” said Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on the Senate floor yesterday.

“In other words, he’s showing contempt for the Constitution, for the voters, and basically anyone who disagrees with him.

“Unfortunately, the president has shown that he has very little patience with Constitutional safeguards, especially when they hamper his agenda or complicate his political needs,” Cornyn said.

– Sen. Cornyn, soon to be the 2nd Ranking leader of the U.S. Senate, spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to address reports that President Obama may bypass Congress on amnesty or immigration reform. Video & excerpts of his remarks can be found here.     Continue Reading.

November 19, 2014

The Scoop

Immigration Reform: President to Address Nation Thursday Night

This is a step forward in the President’s plan to work with Congress…”

 Josh Earnest3dWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) “Our immigration system has been broken for decades — and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country,” said White House Press Secretary Josh obama-presEarnest, announcing President Obama’s plans to address the nation Thursday night at 7 p.m. central time (8p.m. ET.)  CLICK HERE for details.   Read More

November 19, 2014

The Scoop

An Insider’s ENERGY REPORT: $75 Per Barrel for 1st Quarter 2015?

U.S. Oil Production Continues To Rise
Alex Mills Texas Alliance of Energy ProducersBy Alex Mills

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “Clearly the decline of oil prices suggests that the current expansion of oil and gas drilling and development activity that began in January 2010 might be about to come to an end,” said Karr Ingham, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers economist who created the Texas Petro Index (TPI) and maintains it monthly. “Any slowdown  and the depth Texas Petro Index-Ingham, Karrand length of that slowdown  will depend entirely upon how far prices fall and how long they remain relatively low.”   Read More

November 12, 2014

The Scoop

Smith: America is Stronger Because of Sacrifices

“. . . Our commitment to our veterans is not something to remember only one day a year, but a commitment which lasts a lifetime.”

lamar-smith-warriorTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (SAN ANTONIO) – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today in honor of our nation’s observance of Veterans Day:

Congressman Smith:  “Today we honor all the veterans, past and present, who have served our country and defended our nation’s freedoms. Read More

November 12, 2014

The Scoop

Pete Sessions Opposes Unprecedented Government Regulations on the Internet

Pete-Sessions0514Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement on net neutrality:

“I strongly oppose President Obama’s efforts to impose strict and unprecedented regulations on the Internet. Read More

November 12, 2014

The Scoop

Charles Rangel: Calling Tea Party ‘White Crackers’ Was ‘Endearment’


charles.rangelRep. Charles Rangel says tea party supporters should not be offended by his reference to them as “white crackers,” asserting the reference to be “a term of endearment.”

During an interview Monday with The Huffington Post, the 22-term New York Democrat was asked about his use of the term last year, when he referred to tea partyers as “the same people we faced in the South, with the white crackers, the dogs and the police.” Read More

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November 17, 2014

On The Record

Dan Flynn Talks: Immigration, Amnesty & Election 2014

Texas has absolutely no (Border Security) assistance from the federal government. It’s shameful.”

Texas Insider Flynn, Dan 11-5-14bAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “As I go around to speak to various groups, whether its a Town Hall Meeting, any of the service clubs or a Chamber of Commerce-type meeting … the #1 question now is always about Border Security and-or immigration and amnesty, which is fairly unusual because its normally the economy or jobs that’re on people’s minds” child-migrant-border-surge3asaid State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-HD2,) having just returned from another tour of the Texas-Mexico Border with a group of elected officials from the State of Colorado.   Read More

November 17, 2014

On The Record

WOOLLEY: Blowout Losses, Election Returns Tell the Story

What we got here is a failure to communicate

Lynn Woolley radioBy Lynn Woolley

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – The venerable CBS Sunday show “Face the Nation” has turned 60 – and used the occasion to score an interview with President Obama.  The President told Bob Schieffer that his policies are fine.  It’s just that the “politics” was not Obama-cellphone-Presidential-Limoup to par. The president that likes to blame his failures on others blamed his communications staff for not selling Obama-ism to the public.   Read More

November 12, 2014

On The Record

Van de Putte Applauds New Veterans Mental Health Funding

Leticia.Van.dePuteTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Today, as our nation honors its heroic veterans and their families, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte applauded the announcement of $1 million in state funding for veterans mental health care. Van de Putte is Chair of the Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, a position she has held since 2003. Read More

November 12, 2014

On The Record

Representative Jeff Leach pre-files Initial Legislation In Advance of 84th legislative Session

jeff-leachTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – This week, State Representative Jeff Leach pre-filed his initial legislative package in advance of the 84th Legislative Session, which convenes on January 13, 2015.

“After spending the last several months on a ‘listening tour’ throughout the district, meeting with constituents, community and business leaders, parents, teachers, educators and various elected officials, I believe I have gained a clear understanding of the needs and desires of my constituency,” said Leach. Read More

November 12, 2014

On The Record

State Representative Flynn Submits Bills for Early Filing

dan-flynnTexas Insider Report: Austin, Texas – Today, Representative Dan Flynn filed bills in early filing for the January 84th Legislative Session. “Today we filed bills that support the free exercise of faith, family, and freedom,” said Representative Flynn. These bills included needed second amendment legislation, others to save taxpayer dollars with local water utility districts, assuring American law is practiced in American Courts, that district farmers and ranchers have the right to farm and ranch and sell their products without government interference, the free exercise of religion and a law requiring students take a semester on the U.S. Constitution prior to graduation from high school, and the abolishment of daylight savings time. Read More

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10:17 am CST - November 12, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Big Truthy Is Watching (Some of) You

By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkin2This week, President Obama launched a prominent social media campaign on behalf of “net neutrality” and urged the FCC to “keep the Internet free and open.”

The man has gall.

This is the same speech-squelcher in chief whose administration snooped on reporters; vengefully audited tea party pro-life activists and conservative election watchdogs and slow-walked the probe into the IRS witch hunt against them; entertained a government scheme to monitor story selection in TV newsrooms; and forked over $1 million to a researcher building a Twitter-snooping database. Continue Reading.

10:15 am CST - November 12, 2014

Posted under Opinion

A Common-Sense Prescription for Immigration Reform

By Dr. Ben Carson

Dr.Ben-CarsonWe have all heard it said many times that America is a land of immigrants, some voluntary and some involuntary, but immigrants nevertheless. We have plenty of space in our country, but insufficient resources to support everyone who wants to come here. When we see innocent children used as political pawns, it still tugs at our heartstrings, which is the desired intent. The real question is: What are we going to do about it? Immigration reform has been a very tough issue, as well as a political football, and it has produced governmental stalemates and no useful solutions for decades. Continue Reading.

10:13 am CST - November 12, 2014

Posted under Opinion

When Republicans Win, Politics Are ‘Dysfunctional’

By Dennis Prager

dennis-prager2Since the Bolsheviks inaugurated the first edition of their party newspaper Pravda (the Russian word for truth), the left has shaped truth to serve its goals. On an individual level, there are plenty of progressives who are honest and plenty of conservatives who aren’t. But truth is just not a left-wing value — feminism, environmentalism, material equality, and fighting racism, sexism, homophobia and Islamophobia are far more important. Continue Reading.

6:13 pm CST - November 19, 2014

Posted under Cartoons