"They didn't maintain the required election records, and violated the law," said State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, adding, "14 polls with no proper chain-of-custody for the Mobile Ballot Boxes means the election personnel of Harris County cannot follow State & Federal laws!" An audit letter from the Texas Secretary of State's Office has revealed massive chain-of-custody breaches in Harris County during the 2020 election.
“Texas is taking action... Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug our nation has ever encountered – and it’s a byproduct of President Biden’s open border policies. Its killing innocent Texans, with well over 1,500 lives lost from communities across our state,” said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, launching his statewide “One Pill Kills” campaign to raise awareness of the deadly drug.
While over 70% of "Likely U.S. Voters" say the nation is headed in the “Wrong Direction” and "Economic Confidence" declined significantly between September and October, the strongest indication of Republican's growing momentum with just 20 days to go is their 7% lead to recapture Congress – up 3% from last week. Republican's expanding lead is due mainly to a 16% advantage among Independent Voters, says Rasmussen Reports.
Yes... It is Still the Economy, Stupid! And, with November’s crucial Mid-Term Elections only 21 days away as of next Tuesday, Republicans now hold a 7% lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress. As issues come into focus and voters continue to make up their minds about specific candidates and races, the GOP's lead jumped 3% from last week's Rasmussen Reports Poll.
“The chaos at our Southern Border is bringing violence to our communities, and costing Texans hundreds of millions of dollars. President Obama’s refusal to enforce immigration law was a dereliction of duty, just as President Biden’s refusal to secure our border is,” said Texas Att. Gen. Ken Paxton, after the 5th Dist. Court of Appeals ruled Mr. Biden lacks the legal authority to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.
In yet another sign that inflation is continuing to spread throughout the economy – with 60% of last month's increase due to rising food costs – the government announced earlier today that Wholesale Prices rose at a higher than expected rate in September, and exceeded August's increase. And on Friday, the nation's final key indicator for inflation prior to the election will be released.
Left-wing prosecutors have stopped enforcing our nation's own laws for a host of crimes — from theft to resisting arrest — on the theory that punishing minority criminals is racist. Biden even had the gall to claim it was Republicans who were anti-police and anti-law enforcement. So unmistakably, Republican's challenge to every Democrat candidate should include at least one of the following four questions.
“This funding is vital to ensure that low-income residents can pay their utility bills – which are increasing due to Joe Biden’s failed energy policies,” said Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34.) noting that roughly 2,900 applications in her district will go unfunded. Utility bills have been increasing all over Texas and the nation due to inflation – and Mr. Biden’s anti-American energy policies.
According to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, the state's energy producers paid $552 million in taxes in September 2022, up 41% from September 2021. “The oil and natural gas industry is meeting our energy needs more responsibly than any other nation in the world, while funding public education and our state’s Rainy Day Fund,” said Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association.
“Crime is the beneath-the-iceberg issue for voters in 2022, and it’s absolutely clear in these numbers. Americans of all political backgrounds have a strong belief in protecting the innocent, and punishing the guilty,” said Mark Meckler, president of the organization conducting a recent poll showing that 95% of "Likely General Election Voters" oppose Democrat policies favoring release of violent criminals.
Over the past decade, most states have taken a page out of Texas’ playbook and are now winning major corporate re-location projects that Texas has traditionally won. As a result, Texas needs to design an updated effort to replace the one expiring in 2022. Without a state-based incentive program, Texas will not be on a level playing field to recruit jobs to local communities around the state.
With November's Elections less than six weeks away (41 days,) a 57% majority of Americans now believe it’s likely the United States will enter a 1930s-like Depression over the next few years. In May, 55% said a depression was likely. The latest Rasmussen figures also indicate that 41% "Strongly Disapprove" of the job President Joe Biden is doing, while just 22% "Strongly Approve."
"This must be a spending problem – not a revenue problem – and Judge Hidalgo shouldn't be twisting the truth," said the principle author of Senate Bill 2, Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt, weighing in on Harris County's use of the "no-new-revenue-tax-rate" and what it means for future County Property Tax Revenues.
The best gift Republicans in South Texas can give Robert Francis "Beto" O’Rourke and local Democrats – where the GOP's hard-work engaging with local citizens on issues important to them is taking hold – is to divide the party going into the singular most important election in state history. So guess what's happening in Medina County, Dimmit County & Pecos Counties?
Texans are feeling the impacts of higher interest rates and inflation, yet as we worry about prices at the grocery store or at the gas pump, some lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are more focused on taking down America’s most successful technology companies than they are on offering solutions to mitigate the impacts of economic turmoil on consumers and small business owners.
After the first two buses of illegal immigrants arrived in the "Sanctuary City" of Chicago from Texas last week – as part of Gov. Greg Abbott's effort to relieve South Texas' cities from the Biden Border Crisis – Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city would welcome and assist them in finding shelter, work and schooling. Now, it turns out, Mayor Lightfoot is promptly busing some of those very same immigrants to the Chicago suburbs.
"Mayor Lightfoot loves to tout the responsibility of her city to welcome all – regardless of legal status – and I look forward to seeing this responsibility in action as these migrants receive resources from a sanctuary city with the capacity to serve them," said Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing the arrival of the first group of illegal immigrants now being bused to Chicago, Illinois from Texas. The migrants were dropped off at Union Station.
Joe Biden took a trip to Pennsylvania yesterday, and was supposed to "unify" Americans behind a “Safer America” agenda that supports law enforcement and reduces crime. It was meant to be a layup for Thursday night's "national address" about "saving democracy" and "promoting unity," but instead an angry old man showed up to divide Americans with another unhinged, hateful, and at times downright threatening message to his political opponents.
“Mano DeAyala will do what’s best for Texans, and will demonstrate the same tenacity as the next State Representative for Harris County as he's achieved in a distinguished career. I appreciate his work for our great state, and look forward to welcoming him to the Texas House,” said Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, as he and the Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC joined to contribute $50,000 to DeAyala’s Campaign for House District 133.
“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” That’s what it says right there in the Constitution – yet without legislation signed into law President Biden now promises to “forgive” up to $10,000 or $20,000 in Student Loans. Not so very long ago, Biden himself admitted he didn't have the authority to "cancel" those loans "by signing with a pen." There is no norm Democrats aren’t willing to destroy for political power.