Month: December 2016

U.S., International Community Must Hold Palestinians Accountable for Terror

Sen. Cruz insights into recent attacks against Israelis Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had this (and more) to say concerning the recent Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians: “My thoughts and prayers are with the Israeli people who are enduring a new escalation of Palestinian terrorism. “Last Thursday evening, a mother and father…

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Hillary Urged to Abandon New Hampshire Campaign Efforts

Confidantes not only granting possibility Sanders could win, they see it as a near-certainty. Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON. DC — The New Hampshire primary is four months away, and as any political wag will tell you it’s a contest that tends to “break late.” In 2008, the primary broke late with Hillary Clinton prevailing after being all-but-completely…

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Have Profiteers Hijacked the Conservative Tea Party Message?

“We are the ones keeping the GOP pure. Purge the RINOs!” By Cong. Adam Kinzinger  I’m done pretending this problem doesn’t exist. I’m tired of seeing our party destroyed from the inside. After a tumultuous five years as speaker of the House, John Boehner nailed the problem with the Republican Party on the head. Boehner…

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Should Peter King Be Speaker?

NewsMax Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) withdrew from the race for House Speaker on Thursday afternoon, causing some to speculate whether Rep. Peter King (R-New York) might emerge as the next front-runner for the position vacated by John Boehner. “He’s a moderate Republican with strong ties across the aisle but also very close with Rep. Steve…

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Paxton, Texas Sue Volkswagen, Audi Over Deceptive Trade Practices

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and Audi of America, LLC over violations of state consumer protection laws, along with a separate suit charging that the companies violated clean air standards in Texas.   The lawsuits allege the companies misled Texas…

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Lt. Governor Patrick Announces 2nd Round of Interim Charges

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Today, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced interim charges for the Criminal Justice Committee, the Subcommittee on Border Security, and Veterans Affairs and the Military Installations Committee. Interim charges for other committees will be announced Monday. All the interim charges reflect the concerns and priorities of Texans across the state and…

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Obama May Bypass Congress, Impose ‘Order’ For Gun Background Checks

NewsMax President Barack Obama is considering using an executive order to impose new background-check requirements on people buying guns from high-volume dealers, The Washington Post reports. The change would require dealers who go over a certain number of sales per year to have a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and do…

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House Approves Bill Ending the Oil Export Ban

By Ben Wolfgang – The Washington Times The House of Friday passed legislation approving U.S. oil exports, setting up another showdown with President Obama. Mr. Obama earlier this week threatened to veto the bill, which passed the House with bipartisan support by a vote of 261 to 159 on Friday afternoon. Twenty-six Democrats voted in…

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House’s Lifting Oil Export Ban Is “Putin’s Worst Nightmare”

Brady: Imagine American-made energy coursing through a stronger U.S. economy and flowing to our allies around the world Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC — Today U.S. Cong. Kevin Brady (R-TX), a leader on energy issues in Congress, said the following after the U.S. House of Representatives approved 261 to 159 a measure lifting the 40-year old ban…

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To Paxton’s Cheers, Court Blocks EPA Clean Water Rule

A federal appeals court has blocked a major Obama administration clean water rule, handing an early victory to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other states trying to drown it in court. Writing that opponents “have demonstrated a substantial possibility of success,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday issued a…

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