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After Action by Texas & Other States, is Wall Street Seeing the Light on ESG?

For several years top Republican policymakers in Texas and across the nation have taken hard stances and put their constituents and state's investment funds first by pushing back on the so-called Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues. As a result, it appears there's new evidence to indicate that Wall Street firms have started to change their behavior.

10.26.2023
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Illegal Middle East Immigrants Arrested at U.S. Border Over Past 10 Days: Sen. Daines

"Since the first of October – in just the last 10 days – Border Patrol Agents have apprehended individuals from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya. Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Yemen," said Sen. Steve Daines following his Wednesday visit to South Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

10.19.2023
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Is It All Downhill From Here for Joe Biden?

A g​​​​​​​rowing number of Democrats are coming to the realization that Joe Biden is losing – or has already lost – an unrecoverable amount of altitude on the U.S. economy, inflation, foreign affairs, and his health. It's confirmed by more and more left-leaning pundits calling for him to step aside. Some Democrats still say they've yet to panic, but they should – Mr. Biden’s position will likely only deteriorate further this winter. 

10.13.2023
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Under Biden, 1,000s of Mostly Middle Eastern 'Special Interest Aliens' Caught Crossing into U.S.: Border Patrol

The term “Special Interest Aliens” is used by the U.S. Government to refer to people trying to illegally enter the United States from countries that favor or harbor terrorism and, therefore, pose potential national security threats.​​​​ The most current internal Customs & Border Protection data shows that 1,000s of “Special Interest Aliens” – from mostly Middle Eastern Countries – have been apprehended during the last two years of Joe Biden's presidency.

10.12.2023
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'No ID's for Illegals Act' Introduced by Cong. McCaul, Van Drew & Others

"Cities like New York have already allowed non-citizens to vote – and we're closer to allowing them to vote in our Federal Elections," said Cong. Claudia Tenney (R-NY.) "It's incomprehensible to think we'd reward criminal behavior by granting those in the country illegally an ID that all but legitimizes their presence – and is intended to be used in ways beyond their immigration proceedings," said the bill's author, Texas Cong. Michael McCaul.

10.11.2023
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DICKEY: It’s Time Medicare Offered Obese Americans Assistance

​​​​​​​In 2013 the American Medical Association acknowledged obesity as a disease requiring treatment and prevention. With nearly 42% of Americans grappling with obesity and its related risks – heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, mental health issues and increased vulnerability to COVID-19 – it's a disease we can no longer afford to ignore.

09.29.2023
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White House Sends Letter Advising Media Execs to Attack Impeachment Effort

With the media industry already under scrutiny for years worth of advocacy & biased coverage creating the appearance of a State-run de facto Media, a recent letter by Joe Biden's White House Legal Counsel called for major outlets to “ramp up their scrutiny” of House Republicans prior to the House proceedings that began today. It was not appropriate.

09.28.2023
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Texans Pay $8.6 Billion in Credit Card Swipe Fees, but Could Save $1.4 Billion from Bill Before Congress

U.S. consumers pay the highest Credit Card Swipe Fees in the industrialized world. And as Americans face rampant inflation and higher costs for everyday goods & services, the last thing consumers need is higher credit card fees. But new legislation that could be voted on by the U.S. Senate this week aims to significantly reduce the skyrocketing fees.

09.27.2023
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Elon Musk to Visit Eagle Pass, the Epicenter of the Southern Border Crisis

"I spoke with Rep. Tony Gonzales — he confirmed it's a serious issue. They are being overwhelmed by unprecedented numbers — just hit an all-time high and still growing!" wrote Musk on his social media platform X, formerly Twitter. As Customs & Border Protection reported the highest monthly number in history, 304,162, "Am going to visit Eagle Pass (Texas) later this week to see what's going on for myself," said Musk.

09.27.2023
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Dallas's Democrat Mayor Eric Johnson Defects to Texas GOP, saying ‘American Cities Need Republicans’

"The number of Republican Mayors leading the Nation’s 10 Largest Cities has increased from zero, to one. But it's clear the nation & its cities have reached a time for choosing," said Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, announcing his decision. "My very good friend, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announced he's switching to the Republican Party. He's a good man – Welcome to our party," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

09.22.2023
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5 Facts Compel the Biden Impeachment Inquiry: Why the House of Representatives has No Alternative

Any suggestion that the Biden corruption scandal evidence gathered by the U.S. House of Representatives so far doesn't meet the standard for an inquiry into impeachable offenses is nothing more than willful blindness. From dozens of shell companies & accounts transferring millions to Biden family members, to undeniable evidence showing influence-peddling of "the brand," consider just 5 established facts.

09.21.2023
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Ag Commish Sid Miller: 'It's Outrageous EPA is Implementing WOTUS Without Public Input'

"The negative impacts of this rule are tremendous. We will continue to fight for the rights of Texas' Farmers & Ranchers,” said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller after President Biden's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bypassed Standard Public Comment Period protocol to issue a "Final Rule" for implementation of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Program without citizen input.

09.20.2023
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HAZARD: Democrat, Biden Electric Vehicle Demands Spell Fewer Jobs in Future Amid Historic UAW Strike

Ford President & CEO Jim Farley suggested last week – ahead of the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike – that his company couldn’t pay workers what they wanted because of the company's rapidly growing costs of transitioning to Electric Vehicles. Earlier this summer Ford announced they expect to lose a staggering $4.5 billion on electric vehicles this year, up from the initial $3 billion loss forecast earlier in the year.

09.18.2023
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TURLEY: White House Sends Marching Orders Letter to Media: “Ramp Up the Scrutiny” Against Biden's Impeachment

The most chilling fact is, this came from the White House Counsel’s Office. ​​​​​​​This is not the Press Office, but a Counsellor to the President calling on the nation's media to “ramp up their scrutiny” and form a unified front against House Republicans impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden. And, the White House shows no reluctance or concern in making such an open pitch.

09.14.2023
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Texas Legislative Rural Caucus Highlights Online Connectivity Importance for Texas Families

With Congress now back in session in Washington, D.C., a recent Texas Legislative Rural Caucus letter to Sen. Ted Cruz highlights the importance of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program that has transitioned into the Affordable Connectivity Program. It's a program designed to benefit rural communities across Texas, and the families who live there.

09.12.2023
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If Removing Donald Trump from a State's Ballot Depends on State Law, It's a Case for Supreme Court to Consider

A federal judge earlier this month – Obama appointee Judge Robin L. Rosenberg – dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Florida attorney that attempted to disqualify Donald Trump from running for president (under the 14th Amendment) for allegedly fomenting "an insurrection" after the 2020 Election. Mr. Trump, however, has not been charged with "insurrection," nor convicted of any crime.

09.11.2023
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HEGAR: Texas' Critical Water Issues Present & Future, and Needs Beyond 2023

With Texas voters preparing to vote in November on a proposed Constitutional Amendment to help finance numerous water projects across the state, Comptroller Glenn Hegar today published his agency’s "Texas Water: Present & Future Needs 2023" report, which echoes critical water issues highlighted in the Texas Water Development Board’s latest plan.

09.08.2023
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Land Commissioner Buckingham Prioritizes Coastal Protection, Allocates $10 Million to Abandoned Wells in Trinity Bay

“As someone who was raised near the coast and lived in Galveston for over a decade, I'm committed to safeguarding our shoreline and ensuring the stewardship of our coastal lands, habitats, and ecosystems,” said Texas General Land Comm. Dawn Buckingham earlier today, announcing the allocation of $10 million for use to plug orphaned wells in Trinity Bay.

09.06.2023
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Floating Marine Barriers in Rio Grande River Repel Illegal River Crossings

Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas National Guard continue to work together to secure the border, stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons & people into Texas, and prevent and stop trans-national criminal activity. To date the effort has led to over 427,600 illegal immigrant apprehensions, and more than 33,800 criminal arrests.

09.05.2023
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Biden to Shatter Unbroken 9/11 Tradition While Travelling to India, Vietnam

It will be the first time a sitting U.S. President will not attend any of the observances commemorating the tragedies of 9/11 at the historical sites of New York City, Pennsylvania, or at the Pentagon in Virginia just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C. Mr. Biden will skip the 9/11 Anniversary at those locations, and will instead observe the 22nd Anniversary of the nation's worst terrorist attack while at a military base in Alaska.

08.31.2023
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