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Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced the guiding principles for Texas' COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the state's initial distribution for COVID-19 vaccines expected as early as next month.

11.24.2020
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Georgia Presidential Recount May Not Include Signature Matching Verification as Required by Law

As the Trump Campaign called for signature matching during the next recount in Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently quoted State Election Officials as saying they will be unable to engage in signature matching due to the fact that after signature matching was conducted when ballots were first counted, the double-security mailing envelopes (with the voters signatures) to compare to the signatures on the individual ballots were separated – allegedly to ensure the secrecy of individual votes.

11.24.2020
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Georgia's Senate Runoffs: What You Need to Know, and Will This Time be Different?

Control of the U.S. Senate now comes down to the state of Georgia's two runoff elections… Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler & David Perdue vs. Democrat challengers Raphael Warnock & Jon Ossoff. Georgia began sending out Absentee Ballots Wednesday, and Early Voting starts Friday, December 14th. The races will be the most expensive elections of their kind in history.

11.20.2020
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Gov. Abbott's Update on COVID-19 Antibody Distribution to Texas Hospitals

"This therapy drug will help prevent hospitalizations and reduce the strain on our healthcare system and workers," said Gov. Greg Abbott from Lubbock Thursday while holding a briefing with local officials to provide an update on the distribution of Bamlanivimab, an Eli Lilly & Company monoclonal antibody therapy for the COVID-19 CoronaVirus.

11.20.2020
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Republicans Will Now Control the Redrawing of 43% of All U.S. House Seats, While Democrats Oversee just 17%

While most of the attention during the 2020 Election focused on the White House, determining which party would control the power to redraw each state's Congressional & State Legislative Districts was also at stake. Clearly, Americans delivered better results for Republicans than Democrats – and, for who might control the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years.

11.20.2020
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Gov. Abbott Directs DPS Resources to Dallas to Combat Violent Crime Spike

"Every Texan deserves to feel safe in their own community. The State of Texas will continue to provide Dallas with the resources they need to crack down on this heinous activity and protect Dallas residents," said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, directing the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to provide direct support to Dallas Police in order to help reduce violent crime and protect the city's communities.

11.19.2020
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Cruz, Cotton, Rubio & Loeffler Urge Trump to Ensure Guidelines on Israeli Goods Labeling Aren't Discriminatory

Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio & Kelly Loeffler sent a letter to President Trump urging the administration to ensure that U.S. Customs Policy & Guidelines are not discriminatory earlier this week, and will allow Israeli goods produced in Judea & Samaria to be labeled “Made in Israel.”

11.19.2020
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Trump Administration Issues Artificial Intelligence Guidance Following Olson, DelBene Urging

“The guidance issued by the administration, at our urging, will provide the framework to allow the U.S. to set a global standard,” said Cong. Pete Olson & Suzan DelBene, applauding the Trump White House's guidance release that outlines a government-wide approach to how federal agencies implement AI Systems, and ensure they are both safe and trustworthy.

11.19.2020
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Nevada Journalist Discovers 89% Failure Rate in State's Voter Verification Effort

“It’s unclear how much voter fraud took place in Nevada – but what is clear is the state's signature verification isn’t the fail-safe security check that elections officials make it out to be,” wrote Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Victor Joecks after conducting his own experiment to prove a voter can vote many times – without being caught.

11.18.2020
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Governor Abbott, TEA, TDEM Announce $420 Million Reimbursement Program for Texas Schools To Continue Supporting Remote Learning During COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott has announced a $420 million reimbursement program to cover costs incurred by Texas public schools that purchased Wi-Fi hotspots and/or eLearning devices (such as laptops, tablets, and Chromebooks) so students could learn remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

11.18.2020
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Sen. Cruz: Democrats and Big Tech’s Desire to Silence Dissent Is A Dangerous Totalitarian Instinct

 U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today questioned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a full committee hearing examining Big Tech’s abuses of power, specifically suppressing free speech, silencing the free press, and undermining the integrity of our elections.

11.18.2020
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Biden Is Not the 'President Elect,' but is Entitled to Describe Himself as Such, says Dershowitz

“The president elect doesn’t get named 'president elect' until he has at least 270 state certified electors, or until his opponent concedes – neither of which has happened as of now,” said legal scholar and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who is known for his Constitutional Law scholarship and advocacy of civil liberties. "Neither is entitled as a matter of law, or constitutionality, to say they are the 'president elect'.”

11.17.2020
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Momentous Political Struggle Set: As Absentee-Ballot Questions Linger, Georgia's Senate Race Stakes May Determine Balance of Power in Washington

After Tuesday's elections, a political struggle to determine the balance of power in Washington – as well as Democrat's ability to implement their liberal agendas – appears to be set. While North Carolina & Alaska's Senate seats are still being counted, Georgia's two Senate seats hurtle toward their Jan. 5th runoff date.

11.09.2020
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Sen. Cruz on Fox News: The American People - Not The Media - Get To Elect Our President

Sen Ted Cruz today appeared on Fox News’s ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ to discuss the need to allow the legal process to move forward to ensure a fair and transparent election result.

11.09.2020
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U.S. Supreme Court Orders that Pennsylvania Democrats Justify Constitutionality of State Judge's 3-Day Absentee Ballot Extension

The U.S. Supreme Court's has ordered Pennsylvania Democrats to respond by Thursday evening as to how it can legally justify a State Court Judge's Constitutional decision to over-ride state law and institute a 3-day extension for Mail-In Ballot submission. State law, previously passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature, sets the legal deadline as Election Day.

11.05.2020
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Democrats Facing 'Speaker Pelosi' Problem In 2020 Election

Just before Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House over a decade ago, a Republican strategist told NPR, “If you’re trying to warn voters against a Democrat vote, you can say ‘San Francisco Values,’ and the verbal shorthand is, ‘Hey look, these tax-raising, terrorist-loving, ultra-liberal Democrats aren’t like you and me.’” Some Democrats fear the strategy is working, endangering the predicted Joe Biden victory.

11.02.2020
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Governor Abbott, TEA Issue Report Showing Teacher Pay Raises For 2019-2020 School Year

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released a report showing significant pay raises for Texas teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year as a result of House Bill 3 (HB 3).

10.30.2020
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Brady, McCarthy, House Republican Committee Leaders Introduce the Commitment to Defeat the Virus and Keep America Healthy Act

Top Republican joined in introducing H.R. 14, the Commitment to Defeat the Virus and Keep America Healthy Act.

10.30.2020
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Bernie Sanders Angling for Sect. of Labor Role in Biden Administration

“I can confirm he’s trying to figure out how to land that role, or something like it,” said one of the two anonymous sources close to Sen. Bernie Sanders who confirmed that the self-described Democrat-Socialist is trying to become Secretary of the Labor Department in Joe Biden’s potential administration.

10.29.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Lee & Cramer Seek to UNSHACKLE the National Environmental Policy Act

"The National Environmental Policy Act’s burdensome requirements have left countless infrastructure projects in a state of judicial and bureaucratic limbo, stunting job creation and economic growth in communities across the country," said Sen. Ted Cruz while introducing the "Undoing NEPA’s Substantial Harm by Advancing Concepts that Kickstart the Liberation of the Economy" (UNSHACKLE) Act to comprehensively reform NEPA.

10.29.2020
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11.24.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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11.23.2020
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11.23.2020
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