12:55 pm CST - August 31, 2015

Posted under Quotes

CRUZ: I’m Proud to Stand With Law Enforcement, to Stand With the Police, Fire Fighters & First Responders

In light of recent attacks against police officers, specifically Deputy Sheriff ted.cruz0219-2Darren H. Goforth in Cruz’s hometown of Houston.

Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas

I’m proud to stand with law enforcement, to stand with the police and fire fighters and first responders. They are American heroes. And they need a President who doesn’t attack and vilify them and who doesn’t seek to tear us apart along racial lines to inflame racial divisions.

obama immigration forward“Instead we need a President who works to bring us together and unify us behind shared American values,” said the Texas Senator.

– U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz earlier today at an event in New Hampshire, while  addressing the ongoing assault against law enforcement across the country. READ MORE from CRUZ here.   Continue Reading.



September 01, 2015

The Scoop

BRADY: Cops Lives Matter, Too

We need to be here for our officers, fighting for them just as much as they fight for us.”

kevin-brady4By Cong. Kevin Brady

While the national media hotly debates whether “black lives” or “all lives” matter, it conveniently ignores the consequences of carelessly fanning the flames of hostility against local law enforcement. The cold-blooded assassination of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth this past weekend as he was filling up his patrol car at a local gas station ought to be a wake-up call to all Americans.   Read More

September 01, 2015

The Scoop

Summer Wrap Up

Congressman Ted Poe

ted-poe0514Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over the past few weeks, I’ve traveled across the Second Congressional District to meet with and listen to neighbors’ concerns about what’s happening in Washington and around the world. Hearing what’s most important to you and your family is critical to help me better represent you in Congress. Read More

September 01, 2015

The Scoop

Mystery Deepens Into How Classified Emails Got Onto Clinton’s Unclassified Server

By Malia Zimmerman – Fox News

hillary.clinton2The daily revelations over classified information finding its way onto Hillary Clinton’s personal email server are raising perplexing questions for former government officials who wonder how classified information made its way onto the former secretary of state’s non-classified server — especially since the two systems are not connected.  Read More

September 01, 2015

The Scoop

Huckabee: Hillary Owes Me Apology Over Holocaust Reference

huckabee1GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee tells Newsmax TV that Hillary Clinton should apologize for criticizing him on a questionable reference about the Holocaust after doing the exact same thing herself last week. Read More

September 01, 2015

The Scoop

Cheney: Obama to Blame for Rise of ISIS

NewsMax

dick.chaneyPresident Barack Obama is to blame for the rise of the Islamic State terror group (ISIS), says former Vice President Dick Cheney.

In an interview taped on Monday by CNN that is set to air in full on Tuesday, Cheney was told by interviewer Jamie Gangel that Obama has blamed President George W. Bush and him for setting up the circumstances that made ISIS possible. Read More

Recent Headlines

The Scoop

LAMAR SMITH: EPA Waters of the U.S. Rule Should be Halted

ISIS ‘Growing Like Crazy’ Around World: NBC

The Clouded Judgment of Tax Authorities

Cornyn, Cruz Seek Applications for Texas Judgeships, U.S. Attorney Vacancies

Jeb: Trump Needs to Be ‘Held to Same Standard as Other Candidates’

September 01, 2015

On The Record

Governor Abbott Sends Letter To Texas Congressional Delegation Urging Opposition To Iran Deal

abbott3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  Ahead of Congress’ return from recess next week, Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to each member of the Texas Congressional Delegation urging them to vote against President Obama’s deal with Iran and reaffirm the United States’ support for Israel. Governor Abbott also declared the State of Texas’ intention to continue its efforts in prohibiting public investment in Iran and called on private enterprises to follow suit should a deal pass. Read More

September 01, 2015

On The Record

School Finance Should Be Addressed by Legislature, not Lawsuits

“Texas education must be about properly educating students, not endlessly battling in court.”

ken.paxton.agTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  The Texas Attorney General’s Office today delivered oral arguments in Williams v. Calhoun County ISD, et al, addressing the school finance system in Texas. Solicitor General Scott Keller and Assistant Solicitors General Rance Craft and Beth Klusmann argued on behalf of the state.  Read More

September 01, 2015

On The Record

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Statement on Texas Racing Commission

“I fully support the proposal by senate members to allow the commission to use their existing appropriation dollars to continue covering administrative costs. . .” 

dan.patrict4Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  The senate members of the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) today unanimously agreed to keep the agency open through the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year.

The Legislature has already appropriated $15.4 million to the agency but voted to make the Commission’s administrative funds totaling $1.5 million subject to LBB approval. Read More

September 01, 2015

On The Record

Open Enrollment in Texas Tuition Promise Fund® Begins Today

Glenn.Hagar3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  Open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, begins today, Sept. 1, and runs through Feb. 29, 2016. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families that the Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child’s education at Texas public colleges and universities at today’s prices. Read More

September 01, 2015

On The Record

Representative Gene Wu nominates John Harris for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship

gene.wuTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  (HOUSTON, Texas)― Representative Gene Wu announced today the nomination of John Harris for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship. Harris, a freshman at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, plans on pursuing a degree in environmental geoscience. Read More

Recent Headlines

On The Record

Abbott Launches LIFE Initiative in Response to Planned Parenthood Videos

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: On Shooting Death of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy

Ken Paxton: On Murder of Deputy Darren Goforth

Abbott Celebrates Return Of Blue Bell At Texas Capitol

Lindsey Graham: Trump’s ISIS Plan ‘Insanely Dangerous’

12:23 pm CST - September 01, 2015

Posted under Opinion

The Unions’ War on Parental Choice

By Jeb Bush

jeb.bush1214As a decades-long advocate for school choice, I’ve met countless families who have unlocked opportunity for their children through quality education options. That’s why, during my time as Governor, we made expanding parental choice a key part of our overhaul of Florida’s education system.

The results speak for themselves: Today, more than 300,000 kids in Florida are in school choice programs. Florida leads the nation in reading for low-income and minority fourth graders. Graduation rates have increased by almost 50 percent in the state. Continue Reading.

12:19 pm CST - September 01, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Another Impossible Thing May Happen: Change in Partisan Alignments

By Michael Barone

Michael BaroneIn my last column, I looked at the possibility of two impossible things — impossible things in the sense used by Alice and the Red Queen — happening in the already turbulent 2016 presidential cycle. Here I’ll look at another: the possibility that the partisan division lines that have endured with little change for two decades might suddenly shift and change.

This has happened before. History teaches two lessons pointing in opposite directions: Partisan divisions can stay the same for a long time. And they can change suddenly and without much warning. Continue Reading.

12:17 pm CST - September 01, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Oil, America’s Inexhaustible Resource

By Stephen Moore

stephen-moore“The United States of America cannot afford to bet our long-term prosperity, our long-term security on a resource that will eventually run out, and even before it runs out will get more and more expensive to extract from the ground.” — Barack Obama, 2011.

In August 1859 on the eve of the Civil War, Col. Edwin Laurentine Drake completed the first commercial oil well in the United States on Oil Creek just outside of Titusville, Pa. Over the next century and a half, oil and gas companies have extracted tens of billions of barrels of oil from the ground from California to New York and nearly everywhere in between. Continue Reading.

12:14 pm CST - September 01, 2015

Posted under Cartoons