4:52 pm CST - January 21, 2015
Posted under Quotes
“The most important responsibility for any lawmaker is to keep you and your family safe.”
By Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – If not for the grace of God, you, and millions of Texans, I would not be standing here today.
Proverbs 21:31 says: “the horse is made ready for battle, but the victory is the Lord’s.” I worked hard, but the victory was His.
I’m humbled, grateful, and blessed beyond belief for your trust in electing me as the 72nd Lt Governor of Texas. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed two new members, Christopher Huckabee and Ron Hammonds, and reappointed Mickey Long to the Texas Tech University Board of Regents on Thursday. The appointments will be effective Feb. 1, 2015. Read More
Congressman joins Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Subcommittee, continue on Homeland Security Subcommittee
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – “As America receives threats from all over the world, our nation must also prioritize Homeland Security,” said Cong. Henry Cuellar (D-TX 28), the only Democrat appointed to the powerful House Committee on Appropriations from Texas, New Mexico or Arizona, announcing that he received appointments to the Subcommittee for Homeland Security, and the Subcommittee for Transportation, Housing & Urban Development, and Related Agencies for the 114th Congress. Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today he was named Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness for the 114th Congress. This chairmanship will put Sen. Cornyn at the forefront of developing a U.S. trade agenda to grow America’s economy and competitiveness. Read More
An Insider’s ENERGY REPORT
By Alex Mills
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Since the first day President Obama took office, he has urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy, the Interior Department, the Bureau of Land Management and nine other federal bureaucracies that have regulatory authority over the oil and gas industry to make it tougher to operate within the borders of the United States. Here’s the latest nail in the coffin. Read More
Former Congressman Tom DeLay calls for judge’s impeachment
By John Griffing
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Judge Royal Furgeson, a federal judge in Dallas, Texas, made history before retiring – for the first time since 1865 – by putting a human being into “receivership.” Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (right,) an authority on judicial corruption himself, called for Furgeson’s impeachment and referred to the judge’s actions as “totally unconstitutional.” Read More
Lt Gov. Dan Patrick on the 2/3rds Rule Change
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “This is a change that I’ve advocated for since I first came to the Texas Senate in 2007. I applaud the action taken by the Texas Senate to change the Senate’s operational rules for the 84th Legislative Session, and am proud of their bold decision,” said Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Read More
SB 186 ‘Sunsets” Franchise Tax by year 2020
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “Our state needs meaningful tax reform to reduce the impact of the Franchise Tax and lighten the burden placed on the shoulders of small businesses,” said Texas State Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) while unveiling his Franchise Tax Reform legislation for the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, which reconvened on last week on January 13, 2015. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Under the Senate rules we established today, conservatives will have the opportunity to act on items such as securing the border, improving education, and providing tax relief to Texas families,” said newly-elected State Senator Konni Burton (R-Colleyville,) shortly after casting her vote to approve the operating rules (Senate Res. 39) for the Texas Senate during the 84th Legislative Session. Read More
“Reforming how Washington, D.C. issues Natural Gas Permits is a must.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The President talks about supporting American energy independence, but his policies and outdated permitting system hold our energy production back,” said Texas Cong. Kevin Brady, as the U.S. House passed the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act to speed up the permitting process for all natural gas pipelines. Brady’s Houston-based district is home to many of the nation’s thriving energy companies. Read More
“I couldn’t pick a better successor than Greg Abbott. And he couldn’t have two better partners to lead this state than Dan Patrick and Joe Straus.”
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “I believe we are at our best when we get beyond our differences and attempt to seek common ground,” said outgoing Texas Governor Rick Perry, as he began the final words of his Farewell Address to legislators and the state he has represented for 14 years. Read More
8:46 am CST - January 23, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Michelle Malkin
When President Obama declares something a “success story,” you know it has “TOTAL FAILURE” embedded in its DNA.
Four months ago, America’s King Midas in Reverse crowed about the fruits of his triumphant foreign policy in jihad-infested Yemen. A “light footprint” approach to counterterrorism operations, he claimed, was the most effective path to stability. In addition, Obama has shoveled nearly $1 billion in American tax-subsidized foreign aid to Yemen. Continue Reading.
8:45 am CST - January 23, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Karl Rove
Perhaps he wants to bait Republicans into debating his agenda, with less time for theirs.
President Obama ’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening was oddly disconnected.
It was disconnected from events abroad. He said that “the shadow of crisis has passed.” Earlier that day Iranian-backed rebels stormed the compound of the president of Yemen, an American ally. Islamic State, which Mr. Obama referred to a year ago as the “jayvee team,” now controls large parts of Syria and Iraq—leading the president to ask for congressional authorization to use force against it. Continue Reading.
11:58 am CST - January 21, 2015
Posted under Opinion
For show, president’s State of the Union address doubles down on redistribution-of-wealth & 2016 politics
By Clark S. Judge
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – Is 2015 the new 2016? You tell me. This past week the New York Times ran two front-page stories about Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.
So here is the GOP’s question for 2015 – Answer it, and you have the best GOP ticket for 2016. Continue Reading.
8:42 am CST - January 23, 2015
Posted under Cartoons