5:30 pm CST - July 28, 2015

Posted under Quotes

CRUZ: Dept. of Justice Should Investigate Planned Parenthood, Enforce Criminal Laws

Cruz, Ted-Defund-Planned-Parenthood7-28-15Cruz also calls on state, local law enforcement to investigate local affiliates

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The past several weeks we’ve seen a series of videos come out of Planned Parenthood that are nothing short of horrifying … videos of senior Planned Parenthood officials laughing, swilling chardonnay and casually, callously, heartlessly, bartering and selling body parts of unborn children,” said Sen. Ted Cruz earlier today while attending the #WomenBetrayed Rally on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol.

There is no ambiguity in what we’re seeing. And when we see the truth, after a time for truth comes a time for action. Today is a time for action. When you have multiple individuals caught on tape apparently confessing to multiple felonies that holder-obama3acarry with them long jail times, justice must be served.

“Today the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into all of those individuals. Today the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood, nationally, is a criminal enterprise breaking the law,” the Texas Senator & Republican presidential candidate said.   Continue Reading.

July 30, 2015

The Scoop

Cornyn Introduces Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

“This bill will ensure taxpayer dollars are used to fund women’s health, not subsidize a political organization that perpetuates abhorrent practices.”

Cornyn, Sen. John4kTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The blatant disregard for precious, human life depicted in these videos is shocking, and we must stand up to protect our most vulnerable,” said Sen. John Cornyn, who along with 24 other Senators introduced legislation to protect women and the unborn by defunding Planned Parenthood. The legislation was crafted by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Rand Paul (R-KY) and James Lankford (R-OK) following the release of a third video earlier this week that exposed Planned Parenthood senior executives discussing the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies. The Senate will vote on the bill early next week.    Read More

July 28, 2015

The Scoop

Cruz Ramps Up Iowa, South Carolina Campaigns with New Staff Hires

Early states additional staff “will continue to advance on the path to win.”

Sen. Ted Cruz3bTexas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas — While the crucial Iowa GOP Presidential Caucus isn’t scheduled until February 1, 2016, and the South Carolina GOP primary is scheduled for February 20, 2016, that has not stopped Republican Ted Cruz from hiring campaign staff in the two primary states. “Both Iowa and South Carolina are critically important to our campaign, and I’m thrilled that Jake Dagel and Steven Wright are joining our team,” said the Texas Senator.   Read More

July 28, 2015

The Scoop

“Lawmakers should take action sooner, rather than later,” says Medicare-Social Security Report

Today’s report shows we must seek meaningful, in some instances even urgent, changes…”

social security money2Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Social Security & Medicare together accounted for 42% of Federal Program Expenditures in Fiscal Year 2014. But with 55 million retirees and disabled Medicare beneficiaries currently,  and Medicare adding medicare210,000 new beneficiaries a day as baby boomers reach age 65, the Social Security & Medicare Trust Funds Report released earlier this month said payments would have to be cut by nearly 20% late next year if no legislative changes are made.   Read More

July 23, 2015

The Scoop

127 Unaccompanied Children Caught Per Day at Mexican Border In June

By the end of May, 22,869 total apprehended

By Brittany M. Hughes

Border-Patrol-Unaccompanied-child Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — A large number of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC’s) continue to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico Border, as 127 per day were apprehended during the month of June, according to the most recent data from U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP). The latest CBP Apprehension Report shows that 26,685 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended at the Southwest U.S. Border so far in FY2015, which began on Oct. 1.    Read More

July 22, 2015

The Scoop

Cruz Grills Obama Official About 1,000’s of Criminal Illegal Aliens Released

 It’s within your power to follow federal law, and this administration refuses to do soit is unacceptable.”

Cruz Grills Obama Official About Criminal Illegal Aliens 7-20-15Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz demanded answers from U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldaña yesterday in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing focused on the Administration’s egregious release of criminal illegal aliens and its refusal to enforce immigration laws. “When I asked you how many criminals ICE released in 2013, you were off by a factor of three,” said Cruz. “You said 30,000 — the correct answer is 104,000.” Watch the exchange below.   Read More

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July 31, 2015

On The Record

Sanctuary Cities: Ms. Katie Steinle & the Morality of Cities Disregarding the Rule of Law

Sanctuary cities released 8,000+ criminal offenders sought Pruitt, Zack Political Beaconby ICE over just an 8-month period

By Zack Pruitt

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to the Center for Immigration Studies there are over 200 “Sanctuary Cities” in the United States. These are cities or municipalities that have laws or policies that forbid compliance Steinle, Katie3bwith federal immigration authorities. Meanwhile, the moral obligation of society regarding illegal immigrants remains at the center of the political debate on immigration.   Read More

July 29, 2015

On The Record

Fox News Opens Pre-Debate Debate to All Announced Republican Candidates

Thursday, August 6th: 5 pm Undercard, 9 pm Main Event

2016-republican-presidential-candidates3cTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Fox News announcement means all 16 declared Republican Candidates will qualify for the crucial primetime event in Cleveland on Thursday, August 6th – either the 5 p.m. Undercard or the 9 p.m. Main Event. The change allows candidates who were in danger of being disqualified from the vital first debate for failing to register at least 1% in polling – Carly Fiorina, George Pataki & Lindsey Graham.   Read More

July 28, 2015

On The Record

HURD & Colleagues: Who is Going to Jail Over this (IRS) Scandal?

Hurd:If an American citizen did this, the IRS would’ve them put in jail.”

Hurd, Cong. Will3cTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Let me state this plainly. If an American citizen repeatedly failed to produce documentation the IRS demanded, the IRS would pursue legal action to have that citizen put in jail. Washington bureaucrats need to be held to the same standard, and (IRS Commissioner) Koskinen lied to Congress and the American people he works Koskinen, IRS Comm. John3ffor,” said Cong. Will Hurd (R-TX) as he and his Republican colleagues on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee called for President Obama to fire IRS Comm. John Koskinen.   Read More

July 27, 2015

On The Record

Texas Citizen Still a “Slave” to Dallas Courts

Former Congressman Tom Delay talks with Texas Insider

John Griffing Border Security UPDATE 8-12-14aWorld Net DailyBy John Griffing

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — On January 19, 2015, Texas Insider carried an exclusive story entitled “Human Being Put Into ‘Receivership’ by Federal Judge in Dallas, Texas” detailing a judicial corruption racket in the heart of Texas that appears to be so pervasive, that Dallas citizen and entrepreneur Jeff Baron lost all (or most) of his constitutional rights. The saga continues. Here is an update.   Read More

July 27, 2015

On The Record

EDUCATION UPDATE: Texas Educators’ Ideology & ‘Visions’ Penalize Students, says Ames

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10:19 am CST - July 30, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Planned Parenthood’s Harvest

Planned Parenthood is nation’s largest abortion provider, but will taxpayers agree to subsidize it?

From The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

Democrats have been picking fight after fight in the culture wars, believing they have the upper hand with socially liberal younger votes. But that assumption is now being tested in the wake of videos of Planned Parenthood doctors blithely discussing the harvesting of fetal body parts.

The videos, secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists, show the doctors discussing, among other things, the best way to ensure a “less crunchy” aborted fetus. It’s gruesome stuff, especially for anyone who has viewed the sonogram of an unborn child.   Continue Reading.

10:03 am CST - July 29, 2015

Posted under Opinion

A Comedian Exposes Obama’s Nuclear Deal with Iran

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei tweets; “If any war happens, the one who will emerge [the] loser is the gary-baueraggressive and criminal U.S.”

By Gary L. Bauer

“Do you know that in the restaurants of New York City, they have an inspection system. You can surprise any restaurant without notice — you can walk in and inspect them. So we are protected in this city from a bad tuna fish sandwich … but we’re not Obama in Oval Officeprotected from a bomb, but we’re protected from bad tuna fish.”

While Washington think tanks and politicians are struggling to explain the deal, leave it to comedian Jackie Mason to perfectly sum up the problems.   Continue Reading.

1:37 pm CST - July 22, 2015

Posted under Opinion

POWERS: How Damning are the Planned Parenthood Videos? Usual Defenders Nowhere to be Found

Even Hillary Clinton & Nancy Pelosi — recipients of Planned Parenthood’s highest honor — are mum

  Powers, Kirsten3e By Kirsten Powers

A second undercover video released Tuesday shows another Planned Parenthood official talking about using a “less crunchy” way to perform abortions while preserving salable fetal tissue.

It’s the lie that these are not human beings worthy of protection.  And all Planned Parenthood can do is apologize ‘the tone’. Continue Reading.

10:57 am CST - July 23, 2015

Posted under Cartoons