"2023 was an incredibly solid year for oil and gas job growth, despite global economic uncertainties – and the year finished with a continued upward push on job expansion," said Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association. "These jobs, along with the associated activity in local communities that generate tremendous growth opportunities, benefit every part of Texas and continue to be the cornerstone of Texas' economy."
Even Hispanic Voters now say Donald Trump is closer to their views on immigration than is Joe Biden. As America's borders have been left open during the first three years of his administration, our nation's experienced a crisis that matches the population of Chicago or Houston. Not good! So now it seems that Democrats should have taken a Democrats’ colossal blunder more seriously from the beginning. Could it hand Donald Trump a victory? It's my sad duty to inform you – yes, this is quite possible.
Since the advent of the Iowa Caucuses in 1972, and the South Carolina Primary in 1980 – not to mention the New Hampshire Primary which dates back to 1916 – the “first in the nation” political contests have been able to consistently end up selecting who the nominee for President will eventually be. Particularly for Republicans. In fact, you cannot find a Republican nominee for president in modern history that didn't win in either Iowa or New Hampshire.
"Preserving Texas' vibrant coastline for the enjoyment of beachgoers and the safety of our unique wildlife is a significant responsibility,” said Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, announcing the approval of Coastal Erosion Planning & Response funding for the Boggy Cut Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Stabilization Project. The Texas Department of Transportation and the Port of Bay City Authority played pivotal roles in securing this funding.
In one of the most surreal experiences in U.S. history, Americans each night are seeing video clips of 1,000s of illegal immigrants crossing the border with complete impunity — as if our entire Federal Immigration Law has been dynamited. As millions of us watch this, Joe Biden says "the border is secure” – which we know is an utter lie. Surely these deliberate acts to destroy the nation violate his oath to faithfully execute the Laws of the Land – and are impeachable offenses. The border is nonexistent, kaput, vanished — by design.
With a total of 75% of Americans saying the border situation is in "a crisis" or is "very serious" – and with the change in sentiment being driven primarily by Democrat and Independent Voters – a significant 63% majority of "American Adult Residents," the highest percentage seen yet in polls, now believe Joe Biden “should be tougher” on immigrants trying to cross the border. And, most don't want illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. while waiting for their far-in-the-future hearings to take place.
Citing a record number of illegal immigrants entering the country during December – as well as a record number fentanyl seizures and “countless children and adults” trafficked to the U.S. as some of the travesties violent criminals are bringing to local communities across the nation since President Biden took office – House Speaker Mike Johnson said earlier today that Border Security will be a top priority for Republicans as a Congressional Delegation travelled to the South Texas border city of Eagle Pass, Texas on Wednesday.
In one of the most surreal experiences in U.S. history, Americans each night are seeing video clips of 1,000s of illegal immigrants crossing the border with complete impunity — as if our entire Federal Immigration Law has been dynamited. As millions of us watch this, Joe Biden says "the border is secure” – which we know is an utter lie. Surely these deliberate acts to destroy the nation violate his oath to faithfully execute the Laws of the Land – and are impeachable offenses. If not, what are we?
First encountered on Aug. 21st, 2022 by Border Patrol Authorities near El Paso, Texas, Jose Leonardo Marquez was processed and released the next day by overwhelmed Border Officials. Citing "a lack of detention capacity” as the reason for his release, Marquez was arrested last week while on the U.S. Capitol's Grounds the day after Christmas – where his behavior drew officers’ attention. Police found Marquez at the Capitol with a machete, a knife, and brick.
In a majority opinion sloppy in specifics and wrongheaded in the main, the Colorado Supreme Court has taken a Reconstruction-Era Prohibition on Confederate Rebels holding office and used it to deny Colorado Voters a choice of their preferred presidential candidate. As they themselves write: “We travel in uncharted territory.” One would think such an admission would preface an appeal to caution, but apparently we can no longer take for granted that the courts will always serve as a neutral arbiter.
Exposing yet another growing rift within the Democrat Party that's already threatening to derail a floundering Biden 2024 Campaign, anger erupted in front of the U.S. Capitol earlier this week after a handful of major news outlets reported the Biden White House was negotiating with GOP leaders over new border control measures in a last-minute effort to pass his $106 billion Israel & Ukraine spending bill. For a president already facing declining support among Democrats, opening another internal party war with Hispanics could prove costly.
There's now been more than enough evidence uncovered by the House Investigating Committees to show that Joe Biden benefited both practically & legally from millions of dollars flowing to his family. Still, one of the false narratives being used by his Democrat & Media defenders is that "there's no proof" the raw influence peddling by Hunter (and others) directly benefited the president. That is utter nonsense. Courts have long & repeatedly found that benefits of any size, shape or form to family members does constitute bribery. The Justice Department's even said so in the past.
“Credit card balances experienced a large jump in the 3rd Quarter,” said a Federal Reserve Bank analyst, as a newly released report showed American's Credit Card Debt Balances spiked by $154 billion during the past year – the largest increase since 1999. With Americans already burdened by continued cost increases & price hikes of "Bidenomics" – particularly for Food, Gas & Housing – more cardholders are now carrying debt forward from month to month... or are falling behind on payments.
Congressman Tony Gonzales and Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick hosted a Town Hall Event to update Texans on the crisis at the nation's Southern Border earlier this week, and both agreed the current situation is “the worst we’ve ever seen.” As U.S. Customs & Border Patrol reported a single day record of 12,000 encounters along the Southern Border on Tuesday, Lt. Gov Patrick praised Rep. Gonzales's efforts to move the border crisis to the top of the priority list for must do items in Congress.
To date, 31 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have announced they'll not be seeking re-election in 2024 – 20 Democrats and 11 Republicans. "Swing-seat Democrats are racing for the exits – making their party’s climb out of the minority even steeper,” said the Republican National Congressional Committee's Jack Pandol. “In 2022, Democrats massively outspent the Republicans running against them – it was a big reason they held onto their seats,” said The Cook Political Report's David Wasserman.
The newest Gallup Poll paints a bleak picture for Joe Biden – his support from Independents has plummeted 8% in just the past month as conflicts in the Middle East escalated. In September, Gallup said 41% of Americans identify as "Independent" – compared to 28% who identify as Republican, and 28% who identify as Democrat. By a few percentage-points, Democrats and those leaning Democrat typically outnumber Republicans and those leaning Republican – but that advantage has evaporated for Biden.
An increasing chorus of Democrats fear that Joe Biden's current standing with the American Electorate has the potential to reshape the Democrat vs. Republican alignment for years to come. And a wide array of polls have recently shown that both Latino & Black "Working-Class Voters" are now shifting toward the Republican Party in rejection of Democrat's “woke” ideology on Crime, Immigration and LGBTQ rights. One year from Election Day, what exactly is driving their move to the GOP?
As Gov. Greg Abbott's been noting the importance of West Texas' Permian Basin – and more generally, Texas as a whole – to the nation's economy, there's been a flurry of exciting developments for the state's economy, for Texas jobs, and the Oil & Gas Industry. One project is expected to employ over 1,000 people while under construction, before bringing additional high-paying jobs to help create more energy production because of new industry capabilities.
The Associated Press recently told its reporters not to call Hamas fighters “terrorists” – after they massacred civilians, raped women, and took a couple 100 hostages from Israel on Oct. 7th. Americans were, and still are among those hostages. According to the AP, these fighters are to be called “militants,” because “terrorist” has “become politicized.” But there's nothing “politicized” in recognizing that Hamas intentionally targeted civilians, and mowed down unarmed participants at a Peace Concert. They burned civilians alive in their homes.
The Senators disclosed that U.S. Customs & Border Agents seized multiple illegal immigrants carrying improvised explosive devices, which Sen. John Barrasso said were the "size of cannonballs" and "tailor-made for terrorism." And Joe Biden's own Dept. of Homeland Security recently issued a "National Terrorism Advisory Bulletin" saying the United States is in a "heightened threat environment," as individuals with links to Foreign Terrorist Organizations may target schools, government facilities, or critical U.S. infrastructure.