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Abbott's Successful 'Operation Lone Star' is Accelerating Immigrant Busing to New York's 'Sanctuary City'

New York City's mayor has long talked about being a “Sanctuary City” that welcomed illegal immigrants with warm hospitality. But talk is cheap. When pressed to fulfill such ill-considered policies, Mayor Adams condemns anyone demanding he to walk the walk. Texas has now bused over 7,400 illegal immigrants to our nation's capital since April, and over 1,500 migrants to New York City since August 5th, 2022. Worst of all is Adams’ hypocrisy.

08.30.2022
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Sen. Cruz Calls for Imposition of Sanctions Mandated by Congress on the Vice President of Argentina

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken calling for the State Department to expeditiously impose the sanctions mandated by Congress on Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her immediate family members.

08.30.2022
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​​​​​​​Texas Comptroller's Fiscal Notes: Understanding Cryptocurrency & Its Rise

“Cryptocurrency frequently appears in the news, but what it is and how it is used still remains a mystery to many Texans,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. Even though more Americans are familiar with cryptocurrency — only about 48% of respondents in 2015 reported even having heard about bitcoin — skepticism is growing. Critics have called cryptocurrency a scam, a pyramid scheme and much more. 

08.30.2022
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As Biden Closes In on Nuclear 'Deal' with Iran, Cruz says 'It will Export its Terrorism Globally'

"A year ago Joe Biden gave Afghanistan to the Taliban. Now he intends to give a nuclear arsenal to Iran. We know that'll be catastrophic to our own national security, to our allies, and to the safety of Americans. When the Ayatollah chants ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel,’ he means it," said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz following statements by the Biden White House that they are prepared to accept Iran’s terms for a "new" nuclear deal.

08.29.2022
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Abbott Launches New Initiatives to Combat Fentanyl, Open Border Opioid Crisis at Montgomery County Overdose Awareness Event

After Texas lost nearly 1,700 citizens to fentanyl-related deaths in 2021 alone – and as deadly drugs like fentanyl increasingly pour across Joe Biden’s open Southern Border – Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new round of state responses to combat drug overdoses during an Overdose Awareness Day Event where he met with a group of parents, spouses, siblings, children and friends affected by the growing epidemic of opioid overdose deaths.

08.29.2022
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Cong. Mayra Flores Announces $6 Million in Law Enforcement Support for South Texas' Hidalgo County

Available through the "Operation Stonegarden" Grant Program – a grant program of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security geared towards enhancing border security – the funding announcement comes during the same week the hard-charging, South Texas Border Congresswoman held a Law Enforcement Roundtable with several law enforcement jurisdictions and U.S. Custom & Border Protection Officials.

08.29.2022
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Texas Veterans Land Board Celebrates History Changing WW II Navajo Code Talkers

The Texas Veterans Land Board has recognized the Navajo Marines who transmitted messages in their native language during WWII to confuse Japanese codebreakers. From 1942 to 1945 every single “island-hopping” battle involved Navajo Code Talkers, and Japanese Intelligence never broke their code. The language is incredibly complex, has no alphabet – and were it not for the Navajos the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima.

08.29.2022
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CHRISTIAN: Woke ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Policies Are Attacking the Texas Economy

It's estimated that one of The Left's latest tactics – called Environmental, Social & Governance, or ESG – has taken 90% of the potential investments for reliable oil and gas produced energy off the table over the last five years. In response, Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian passed an Anti-ESG Resolution at the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, and championed passage of Texas’ new laws to fight ESG's use last session.

08.26.2022
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Gov. Abbott Fights Back Against Biden’s Escalating Attack on West Texas' Permian Basin

"Because your administration has very little [time] remaining, you refuse to deliberate or halt this ‘discretionary’ action despite the adverse impacts on Americans. If those impacts are irrelevant to your administration, be honest and tell us," said Gov. Abbott, responding to the Biden White House's proposed "discretionary redesignation" of the Permian Basin by the EPA – possibly jeopardizing a quarter of the nation’s gas supply, and sending prices at the pump skyrocketing.

08.26.2022
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​​​​​​​Rep. Flores Visits VA Harlingen Medical Center

Congresswoman Flores met with Executive Director, Mr. Homero Martinez III, Chief of Staff, Dr. Jennifer Wood, Associate Director, Ms. Yuri Gonzales, and ADPCS/Nurse Executive, Ms. Rebeca Buhidar. The tour of the medical center included visits to both administrative areas and medical areas.

08.26.2022
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Pax­ton Secures Vic­to­ry vs. Biden White House, Stops Texas Health­care Providers from Forced Per­formance of Abor­tions

"We’re not going to allow left-wing bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. to transform our Texas Hospitals & Emergency Rooms into walk-in abortion clinics, and the decision last night proves what we knew all along: the law is on our side. ​​​​No matter how many backdoors Joe Biden attempts to go through to illegally force abortions in Texas, I will fight back to defend our pro-life laws – and Texas mothers and children,” said Attorney General Paxton after a Federal Judge ruled in Texas' favor.

08.25.2022
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CRUZ: Biden’s Illegal Student Loan Forgiveness is a 'Morally Bankrupt' Gut-Punch

"This burdens hard-working Americans with debts they didn’t take on themselves. This will cost every American taxpayer an average of $2,100. It's a gut punch to every hard working single mother who worked double shifts to pay for her education, to every parent who borrowed against their home to send their kids to college, and to every American who sacrificed to make responsible decisions or Veterans who risked their lives to earn the G.I. Bill," said Cruz.

08.25.2022
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Texas Realtors, Speaker Phelan Back State Rep. Angie Chen Button's Re-Election Effort in HD 112

“Angie Chen Button is a go-getter in the Texas House, with a strong track record of delivering for her constituents and the people of Texas,” said House Speaker Dade Phelan, announcing a partnership with the Texas Realtors Association's political action committee, TREPAC, that is contributing a combined $50,000 to support State Representative Button's re-election campaign efforts in State House District 112. 

08.25.2022
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BAUER: Nancy Pelosi Said Last Summer, Joe Biden 'Does Not Have That Power' of Student Debt 'Forgiveness'

In what were called "explosive comments" last summer, House Speaker Pelosi told reporters President Biden did not have the authority to cancel student loan debt. "He can postpone [payments] ... but he does not have that power [of debt forgiveness]," said Pelosi. So, why today is the kid from an upper-middle class family whose parents make up to $125,000 a year – or $250,000 for married couples – deserve debt relief when working-class families who couldn’t afford college and didn't go get nothing? 

08.24.2022
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Pax­ton Joins Fight Against Biden Idea as Uncon­sti­tu­tion­al, Left-Wing Political Agenda

​​​​​​​“The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) has become more and more aggressive in implementing a political agenda, untethered from its statutory mission. Beyond the legal problems, the Proposed Rule worryingly ignores the interests of everyday Americans," wrote Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton and 20 other states, saying they believe this represents another thinly-veiled attempt by the Biden White House to target the energy and other industries vital to the American people.

08.23.2022
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Gov. Abbott Holds Statewide Weather Briefing as Excessive Rain, Flash Flooding Threaten Texas

Governor Abbott led a Statewide Weather Call earlier today with more than 350 Local Emergency Response Officials from all regions across Texas – including mayors, county judges, 1st responders & private sector partners – saying, "The State of Texas is using all means necessary to support local community efforts to protect life and property, and it’s essential that communities across the state take proactive measures."

08.23.2022
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TXOGA: July's Continued Oil & Gas Sector Job Growth Pushes Employment Over 200,000

Data released by the Texas Workforce Commission indicates that upstream Oil & Natural Gas industry employment grew in July by 6,800 jobs over June, the second highest monthly increase in data history. Since the low point in employment during September of 2020, industry has added 45,800 Texas upstream jobs, averaging growth of 2,082 jobs per month.

08.23.2022
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PFLUGER: A One Year Milestone Marks Biden’s Chaotic Afghanistan Withdrawal

This week marks a terrible milestone: The shameful and botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that allowed the Taliban to reassert control over the country for the first time in 20 years, killed 13 U.S. service members and at least 170 Afghans in an ISIS orchestrated terrorist attack, damaged relationships with our allies, and made our own country less safe. The legacy media is working hard to sweep its impacts under the rug.

08.23.2022
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Republicans Expand Lead in Congressional Poll to 5%, as FBI Raid Is Unfavorable to Independents

With Mid-Term Elections less than 80 days away, Republicans continue to hold their year-long lead over Democrats and now have a 5% advantage in their bid to recapture Congress – and the GOP's lead in Rasmussen's "Generic Congressional Ballot" poll is now 2% higher than is was last week when they led 46%-43%. Republican's lead is due mainly to a 9% advantage among Independent Voters – and the FBI's damaged standing with Independent Voters.

08.22.2022
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BETTENCOURT: Inflation's Up, But Homestead ISD Tax Bills Are Not! Over 3.5 Million Should See Savings This Fall

Property Appraisals are rising amidst a booming Texas economy, but taxpayers can be assured their Property Tax Rates are on the way down to offset the increases. "The Cavalry's coming over the hill for Texas Homesteads this fall. After passage of Props 1 & 2 last May, 3.5 million homesteads will this year pay less on average in school taxes than last year. Over-65 homeowners are frozen this year, but will get an actual property tax cut in 2023," said State Sen. Paul Bettencourt.

08.22.2022
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09.24.2022

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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09.22.2022
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09.16.2022
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