8:44 am CST - May 24, 2016

Posted under On The Record, Quotes

The Explainer: Flaster Breaks Down What Texans Need To Know (Economically)

“The thing that’s most important in all of this, is that at the political level, elected officials are still running their economies and their cities as if they Texas Insider Flaster, Marc 5-20-16bwere still receiving the kind of tax revenues that they were before.”

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “What’s going on right now economically, is that first, right now the Federal Reserve wants to see some inflation. They say if they see some inflation, there’ll be an opportunity to raise prices, if they can raise prices then there’ll be an opportunity to pay people more, and if they can pay people more, there’ll be more money to spend. So lets take that apart.

Secondly, there is no inflation. None. Its not hiding under the table, its not in my pocket. It does not exist, and there won’t be any inflation again, maybe in my lifetime. Possibly even yours,” Sandler O’Neill + Partners’ Marc Flaster tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.

Texas Insider Flaster, Marc 5-20-16c“And the thing that’s most important in all of this, is that at the political level, nationally and especially in Texas, elected officials are still running their economies and their cities as if they were still receiving the kind of tax revenues that they were before,” said Flaster.

Wall Street Analyst & Texas Banking Industry Advisor Marc Flaster knows what he’s talking about … and what’s driving the Texas & U.S. politically prior to November 4th’s Election.       Continue Reading.

May 26, 2016

The Scoop

Cornyn Condemns Democrat Stall Tactics on Defense Bill

Cornyn-092413‘One of the reasons why our friends across the aisle are dragging their feet on this legislation is because they’re kind of getting a little worried at the contrast between the productiveness of the 114th Congress compared to the 113th Congress, when they were in charge.’
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May 26, 2016

The Scoop

GOP Rips Hillary on State Department’s Email Review: ‘A Very Scathing Report’

By Todd Beamon —Newsmax.com

hillary-clinton813Republicans Wednesday ripped Hillary Clinton after a State Department Inspector General’s review concluded that the former secretary of state ignored the agency’s clear guidelines regarding the use of her private email and server — with New York Rep. Peter King calling it “a very scathing report.” Read More

May 26, 2016

The Scoop

House Approves Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendments

Increases Funding for Flood Risk Management Feasibility Studies and to Strengthen DOE Office Of Economic Impact And Diversity

sheila-jackson-leeWashington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees, released the following statement today after the House of Representatives unanimously approved all of her amendments to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2017 (H.R. 5055): Read More

May 26, 2016

The Scoop

Sessions: Support Bill Modernizing Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

Pete.SessionsTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today issued the following statement on the House’s passage of the House Amendment to S. 2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016: Read More

May 26, 2016

The Scoop

Why Newt for VP Is Pure Genius

 By Christopher Ruddy–Newsmax.

trump.gingrichThe media still can’t figure out why Newt Gingrich is at the very top of Donald Trump’s VP list.

A recent Slate article starts this way: “Donald Trump selecting Newt Gingrich as his running mate would be insane.” The writer asserts Gingrich would be the “perfect” pick for Trump, implying the GOP front-runner is crazy as well. Read More

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The Scoop

Clinton Email Probe in Late Stage, FBI May Question Her

Cornyn to Offer Vietnam Human Rights Bill as Amendment to Defense Bill

House Launches Effort to Impeach IRS Commissioner

Olson Admonishes Veterans Administration for Continued Long Wait Lines

Obama Discovers the Separation of Powers

May 26, 2016

On The Record

PAXTON: Texas Leads Fight Against Trans-Gender Bathroom, Locker Room Rules

11 States Take Action to Block Enforcement of Lawless Obama Administration Directives

ken.paxton.agTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — The Texas Attorney General today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal agencies and officials, which are now issuing directives requiring Texas public schools open up all intimate areas (restrooms, locker rooms, etc.) to both sexes. The State of Texas’s lawsuit also defends a local school district whose policies are at odds with the Obama Administration directive. Read More

May 26, 2016

On The Record

Dan Patrick: On AG Paxton’s Transgender Policies Lawsuit

‘I strongly support Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal action today to sue the Obama administration to stop this outrageous federal overreach.’

dan-patrickTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — It is clear that the Obama administration is trying to force an ill-advised, eleventh-hour bathroom edict on Texas and all American schools that ignores both common sense and common decency. Obama’s bathroom policy, which applies to grades K-12, creates a problem where none existed. It will disrupt schools across Texas, creating potentially embarrassing and unsafe situations for girls who would be forced, under his order, to share bathrooms, locker rooms and showers with boys. Read More

May 26, 2016

On The Record

 Susan Combs Funds Texas Smart Schools Initiative

Big Data platform helps parents, teachers and legislators identify top performing schools

susan-combs11cTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — Today, Former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced the launch of the Texas Smart Schools Initiative, a data integration platform that empowers Texas parents and educators to identify schools that are getting the “best bang for the buck” when it comes to spending and student performance. With expenses underwritten by funds remaining from Combs’ various political campaigns, the data is offered to all, free of charge. Read More

May 26, 2016

On The Record

State Rep. Tony Dale Named Best Elected Official – 2016 Hill Country News Reader Poll

tony-daleTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — The readers of the Hill Country News recently voted to name State Representative Tony Dale as the Best Elected Official for 2016.  This marks the third time Rep. Dale was selected for this honor.  Read More

May 25, 2016

On The Record

WOOLLEY: Syrian Refugees Continue to Arrive in Texas

Obama Seems Hell-Bent on the Islamizatation of America

Texas Insider with Lynn Woolley ONLYBy Lynn Woolley

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – People in Syria have it bad – really bad. Their strongman leader, Bashar Assad, is a bloody dictator who has not backed down in the face of a civil war. As Syrians try to escape the carnage, some of them are being placed in Texas. Texas leaders are rightfully wary and worried.    Read More

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On The Record

The Texas Water Development Board launches TexasFlood.org

AG Paxton: Voter ID Essential to Elections Integrity

Cong. Hurd to Keynote Texas Border Coalition Quarterly Meeting

VA Announces Availability of Renewal Funding for Existing GPD Special Need Grants

Comptroller Hegar Recognizes Conroe School District for Debt Transparency

11:31 am CST - May 26, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Fantasy Baseball, Beltway Style

By Ann Coulter

Iann-coulter33n a campaign season with lots of surprises, how’s this for a wild prediction? It would never happen, of course, but pull up a chair and indulge me.

My premise is, President Obama hates Hillary Clinton and always has. Why?

(1) Because everyone hates Hillary;

(2) Obama has special reasons for hating her based on the things she has done and said; Continue Reading.

11:29 am CST - May 26, 2016

Posted under Opinion

A Better Way to Run for President

By Cal Thomas

cal-thomasThe frustration of many voters over the way presidential candidates are selected has come to a head with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominees of their respective parties.

If this is the best we can do, maybe we should consider a better way.

As of May 3, according to fairvote.org, while some states have seen a surge in primary voters over previous years, nationwide primary turnout remains low: “At this point in the process, 30.14 percent — less than one-third of eligible voters — have participated in a primary contest. The last time both parties had competitive presidential nomination races was 2008, which saw 30.82 percent voter turnout after all states had participated.” Continue Reading.

11:27 am CST - May 26, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Failed Republicans Want to Rewrite the Constitution

By Phyllis Schlafly

phyllis.schlafly2Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely “suspend” their campaigns after losing a key primary, instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates knew that it’s impossible to restart a presidential campaign once it’s been suspended. In the famous words of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice Longworth, “You can’t make a soufflé rise twice.” Continue Reading.

10:42 am CST - May 25, 2016

Posted under Cartoons