10:00 am CST - October 15, 2014
Posted under Quotes
Voters now put Border, National Security above jobs & economy
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) –
“The confluence of Ebola fears, falling oil prices, poor reports on retail sales for September, U.S. inflation actually going down, a European Central Bank that cannot put on its pants one leg at a time, and falling inflation pressures worldwide has finally awakened the headline readers,” Sandler O’Neill + Partners’ Marc Flaster tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.
“And concerning Ebola, this is a serious thing (economically). It’s not just a scary movie, and now here it is … it’s now showed up on our doorstep. It’s really scary,” Flaster says of a potential impact on the U.S. economy.
– 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.
Midterms come in 3 varieties for the party occupying White House: bad, really bad & horrific.
By Charlie Cook
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – In bad midterm-election years, members of a president’s party often find the political climate challenging. In some ways, it is like a swimmer encountering riptides or facing strong undertows. The degree of the danger varies from location to location, and in many cases, weak swimmers struggle in this environment; occasionally, even an Olympic-level swimmer perishes. Read More
Texas efforts successful in slowing crossings
By State Rep. Dan Flynn
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – The border crisis continues to be the issue of deep concern, and wherever I go constituents want to know and ask what is being done. Since my last report, there are a few positive updates to note. However, while Texas is by no means out of the woods yet, in the absence of increased federal assistance I believe the Texas forces are doing an admirable job of working to decrease the rapid flood of illegal immigration at our border. Read More
By Cathy Burke
A big majority of Americans now say they’re in favor of restricting entry to the United States to people from countries hardest-hit by the Ebola virus, a new poll shows.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll finds 67 percent of respondents support restricted entry; 29 percent opposed the travel curbs on those arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where 4,000 people have died from the hemorrhagic fever. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called for flight bans on non-U.S. passengers traveling from countries significantly impacted by Ebola to the U.S. in an interview Tuesday evening with the Dallas Morning News.
“Common sense dictates that we should impose a travel ban on commercial airline flights from nations afflicted by Ebola,” [Cruz] said by phone from Texas. “There’s no reason to allow ongoing commercial air traffic out of those countries.” Read More
By Marc A. Thiessen
In 1996, the late, great New York Times columnist William Safire published a column, “Blizzard of lies,” in which he laid out a series of falsehoods by Hillary Rodham Clinton and declared “Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady — a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation — is a congenital liar.” Read More
Telephone, Cable companies seek “special fees” for “prioritized delivery”
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Advocacy groups, most tech companies and online privacy supporters are in agreement that an open, free and competitive Internet is in everyone’s best interest – that it is vitally important to achieve the benefit provided by the Internet as a whole. There is, however, disagreement as to how best to achieve these goals. Read More
From Congresswoman Kay Granger
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an unprecedented global health crisis that has reached the United States. This epidemic and the recent news that two health care professionals in Dallas have tested positive for the disease deserves a serious and immediate response. Read More
By Melanie Batley
The city of Houston has issued subpoenas to a group of pastors requesting any sermons they’ve written that cover the subject of homosexuality, gender identity, or mention of Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor.
The subpoenas came after pastors protested against Houston’s new non-discrimination ordinance that the city council passed in June which, among other clauses related to sexuality and gender identity, would allow men to use the ladies room and vice versa in an effort to protect transgender rights, according to Fox Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Sugar Land, TX - Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement in support of Houston religious leaders opposed to handing over the text of their sermons in retaliation for voicing opposition to Mayor Annise Parker’s equal rights city ordinance: Read More
Job fairs for veterans and spouses hosted by 28 local workforce development board areas across Texas
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host statewide veterans hiring fairs on Nov. 13. TWC’s third annual Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Hiring Fair is a joint initiative supported by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission to connect veterans in Texas with employers who are hiring. Read More
10:32 am CST - October 16, 2014
Posted under Opinion
By Ann Coulter
There had never been a case of Ebola in the U.S. until a few months ago. Since then, thousands of people have died of the disease in Africa, and millions upon millions of dollars have been spent treating Ebola patients in the U.S. who acquired it there, one of whom has died.
But the Obama administration refuses to impose a travel ban.
This summer, the U.S. government imposed a travel ban on Israel simply to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu into accepting a ceasefire agreement. But we can’t put a travel restriction on countries where a contagious disease is raging. Continue Reading.
10:30 am CST - October 16, 2014
Posted under Opinion
By Katie Pavlich
Earlier this week the far left activist group Agenda Project released an advertisement showing the dead bodies of Ebola victims in Africa and blamed Republican budget cuts for the outbreak. Agenda Project is the same group that produced the 2012 election ad portraying Paul Ryan pushing Grandma off a cliff.
The ad is obviously over the top and classless, but it’s also very false. The Washington Post fact checker took a look at the ad, its claims and determined it deserves four Pinocchios with a description of “absurd.” Continue Reading.
12:07 pm CST - October 14, 2014
Posted under Opinion
By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Officially, Mitt Romney returned to Iowa, the quadrennial presidential proving ground, to give a boost to Joni Ernst. But at a closed-door breakfast fundraiser here Monday, the first question from a donor had nothing to do with Ernst’s Senate campaign. Continue Reading.
10:26 am CST - October 16, 2014
Posted under Cartoons