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Texas Hispanics Will Continue to be in Play, as Republican's 2020 Gains are Targeted by Democrats

Flashback: Nearly half of Florida's Latino Voters cast a ballot for President Trump in November, and Democrats were roundly criticized for once again failing to build an outreach effort sufficient enough to even beat even Donald Trump in the Sunshine State. Of even bigger concern to them should be Trump's remarkable gains among Hispanic Voters in far South Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

05.27.2021
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STATE REP. HUNTER: Here's What You Need to Know as End of 2021 Session Draws Near

In Texas, the State Legislature meets for 140 days every odd-numbered year to hear, review & potentially pass various pieces of legislation. This year's 87th Session began January 12th, and ends at midnight next Monday, May 31st. That means we're entering the final days of the 2021 Session and there are a number of specific deadlines that every legislator and their staffs are feverishly watching.

05.26.2021
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Biden Tax Increase Plans Hit Resistance Among Democrats: With 2022 Elections, There's ‘No Room for Error’

As talks over Joe Biden's supposedly "bipartisan" infrastructure plans have shown little progress for weeks, moderate Democrats in the House & Senate are withholding their endorsements. And with the likelihood of a Democrat-only backed push for Mr. Biden’s $4 trillion tax increase & spending spree growing – sagging prospects for 2022 are increasingly on Democrat's minds. 

05.25.2021
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Sen. Cruz & Cong. Johnson: President’s Supreme Court Commission Has No Authority to Pack Supreme Court

Sen. Cruz remarked on the commission’s first meeting, urging it to abandon President Biden’s radical agenda and “defend the independence of the Supreme Court and prevent the court from being used as a partisan weapon.”

05.25.2021
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Gov. Abbott Ends Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits, Moves to Connect Texas Unemployed with 1+ Million Job Openings

“According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the number of job openings in Texas is almost identical to the number of Texans who are receiving unemployment benefits," said Gov. Greg Abbott, informing the U.S. Department of Labor that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 26, 2021.

05.19.2021
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Save Austin Now Slams City’s Proposal to Move Homeless into Encampments Across City

​​​​​​​"Since May 1st, Austin has deliberately failed to enforce what voters voted for. Placing homeless encampments in every single City Council District doesn’t’ just ignore the will of 58% of Austin voters, it throws hot water in their face," said leaders from the nonpartisan, nonprofit Save Austin Now organization after the city’s staff released its initial recommendations for enforcement.

05.19.2021
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Could Austin, Texas Be the Beginning of Further Red Resistance to the Supposed 'Blue Wave' in America?

A very curious thing happened in the traditionally liberal city of Austin, Texas in early May. Yet another election disappointed Democrat progressives when 57% of its residents voted in favor of policing, and for reinstating criminal penalties for the homeless who were camping in public spaces. So what’s going on in Austin? And does it have anything to do with the rest of America?

05.18.2021
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HESS: ​​​​​​​Today's 'Anti-Racism' Is an Assault on Education – And the Soul of Our Nation Itself

The truth is, “anti-racist” leaders and practitioners aren’t interested in anything as small as improving education for Black & Brown Children – or in teaching students not to be racists. Anti-racists want to end grading as conventionally understood, and its rising hostility is nothing more than an assault on the soul of our nation's education system – and America itself.

05.18.2021
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BAUER: Biden's Weakness on Border, In Middle East, Mask Mandates & Kaepernick on Policing? Oh My!

Throughout Democrat Jimmy Carter's presidency back in the late 1970s, America careened from one crisis to another – and it's happening again. Carter was a nice man, but he was a disastrous president because he was weak. Some say that Joe Biden is a nice man, but... Joe Biden's behavior is bringing us back to the 1970s. Here's how.

05.17.2021
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Is Biden's COVID Loan Forgiveness Program Racist? It Excludes White Farmers

A group of farmers from Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota & Wisconsin are suing the Biden Administration's Secretary of Agriculture because they can’t participate in a COVID-19 Loan Forgiveness Program based upon the color of their skin. White farmers aren't eligible, which – the farmers say – amounts to a violation of their Constitutional Rights.

05.14.2021
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Today's Youth Aren't Having Kids Like You Did – Here's a Top Reason

The total fertility rate for women in the United States during 2020 was 1,637.5 births per 1,000 women, a 42-year low. Millennials – saddled with student debt that their parents & grandparents didn't have to consider – are waiting until they establish better financial footings before having children, and its going to be a problem for American growth in the future.

05.12.2021
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STATE REP. HUNTER: Here's What You Need to Know About National Military Appreciation Month

The month of May has the most days set aside for Celebrating & Commemorating our Nation's Military, and there are several National Observances to take advantage of. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces play an integral role in the protection of our Country & Freedoms, and here's some opportunities to celebrate, say thank you, and show your appreciation for their Service & Sacrifices.

05.12.2021
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CRUZ: Biden Cannot Equivocate Between Our Ally Israeli & Palestinian Terrorists

“Palestinian terrorists have repeatedly attempted to murder Israeli civilians and attacked Israeli cities with rockets and missiles. The Biden Administration cannot equivocate between our Israeli ally and Palestinian terrorists," said Sen. Ted Cruz after Hamas claimed responsibility for rocket attacks against Israel.

05.11.2021
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CONG. BRADY: Democrats’ Devastating April Jobs Report 'Is a Stunning Setback'

“This is a stunning setback, and unequivocal proof that President Biden is sabotaging our jobs recovery. Democrats are paying 4 in 10 jobless more to stay home than to return to work. The White House is in denial that many businesses – both small and large – can’t find the workers they need," said the top Republican on the House Ways & Means Committee, Texas Cong. Kevin Brady.

05.10.2021
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Gambling, Casino Industries Not Giving Up on Expansion Bills in the Conservative Texas Legislature

Not all gamblers are the same, and not all kinds of gambling bring the same types of cost – when the business or pleasure gets out of control, gambling becomes a real medical condition. “Recreational” or “social” gamblers may be able to buy the occasional lottery ticket, take the rare casino trip, or bet small stakes in fantasy sports. But, they also are mentally able to quit.

05.07.2021
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Texas Won't be Turning Blue Anytime Soon – Not if Hispanic Republicans in South Texas Keep Winning

“If someone’s going to tell you: ‘Oh, you’re brown, you have to be Democrat.’ Or, ‘Oh, you’re female, you have to be Democrat’ – who are they to tell me who I should vote for, or who I shouldn’t?” said Adrienne Pena-Garza, the GOP Chairwoman in South Texas' Hidalgo County. “You can’t shame me, or bully me into voting for a party just because that’s the way it’s always been."

05.06.2021
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STATE REP. HUNTER: Here's Your Scholarship Opportunities for Graduates & Future Service Members

One way the Texas Legislature honors future generations of military leaders is through the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and each State Senator & State Representative appoint students to receive a TASSP scholarships. Here's what you need to know about applying.

04.30.2021
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POLL: 64% of Texas Voters Support Effort to Protect Free Speech on Social Networks

A new poll released by the Hispanic Republicans of Texas shows that 64% of Texas voters support legislation to protect free speech on social networks by preventing them from blocking, banning, or discriminating against users based upon their viewpoints. They also agree with State Sen. Bryan Hughes’ effort to provide social media platform oversight.

04.28.2021
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Sen. Cruz on Senate Floor: "​​​​​​​If these reports are true, John Kerry should resign. If he doesn’t, President Biden should fire him.'

Sen. Cruz called on President Joe Biden to fire Special White House "Climate Envoy" John Kerry if this weekend's New York Times reports are verified – that he leaked intelligence about numerous Israeli intelligence operations to one of the United States' gravest enemies, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. Read his full remarks below.

04.28.2021
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With Texas State Budget Passed in Austin, Rush Now On to Beat Bill Deadlines

On Thursday night last week, the Texas House managed to complete the debate on the state budget well before midnight. In a 12-hour long debate, the members delivered on many issues important to Texans. Now the legislature moves into a fevered pitch to beat deadlines & hear bills on House Floor.

04.27.2021
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01.27.2023

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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01.27.2023
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01.26.2023
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