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Searching for IRS Answers

Last Monday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing to question Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen on the agency losing two years’ worth of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s e-mails central to the Congressional investigation into the IRS' political targeting. As part of its investigation the Oversight Committee issued subpoenas for several IRS documents,

at Jun 29, 2014 8:54 PM
       

2014 State Republican Convention Recap

The following is a recap of the 2014 State Republican Convention from the Republican Party of Texas:

The 2014 Republican State Convention took place in Fort Worth from June 5-7 and was a huge success. 2012 set a benchmark for future Texas GOP conventions with the original videos and a production value

at Jun 28, 2014 9:17 PM
       

Politico Piles On Davis Campaign Woes

Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ campaign failures appear to be obvious to everyone but Wendy Davis. Even left of center media outlets like Politico are reporting her fall from Democrat rock star to political failure.

“She’s down in the polls by double digits,” Politico’s Katie Glueck reported. “And national Democrats have all but written off her race.” While they tried to couch their comments in the kindest possible

at Jun 27, 2014 4:57 PM
       

Vietnam Foolishness Redux

For many decades, The United States has been by far the most assertive and powerful force for freedom and against oppression on planet earth. That requires a cultural ethic of decency and a dynamic free economy that can produce the wealth and technology to assert strength against oppressive and inhumane forces.

That America established both that benevolent intervention on behalf of others and the power to assert was

at Jun 27, 2014 3:44 PM
       

This Week in U.S. House Legislation

The House passed three pieces of legislation this week - H.R. 6, The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act H.R. 3301, the, North American Energy Infrastructure Act and Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act – in an effort to unleash American energy in order to drive down gas prices and make our country less reliant on foreign sources of energy. Each of these bills would improve America’s energy policies by cutting through bureaucratic red tape, promoting job creation, and expanding the production of our natural resources.   Read more »

at Jun 27, 2014 1:35 PM
       

Sens. Cornyn, Cruz & Rep. Thornberry Introduce Legislation To Provide Fairness, Certainty For Texas Landowners Along The Red River

In response to the growing confusion over disputed land along the Texas-Oklahoma border, U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, TX-13, have introduced Senate and House legislation to direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to transfer any land in Texas along the Red River to landowners who can prove through official records that they own the land outright.   Read more »

at Jun 27, 2014 10:02 AM
       

Supreme Court Rules that President Obama violated the U.S. Constitution

I issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling that President Obama violated the U.S. Constitution by appointing individuals to the National Labor Relations Board without the Senate’s approval.

Today the Supreme Court rightly reined in President Obama's abuse of executive authority. The Court affirmed that the President's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unprecedented and unconstitutional.   Read more »

at Jun 26, 2014 5:04 PM
       

Are you sick and tired of Congress avoiding immigration reform?

When I get a phone call from a media source saying they want to interview me, I know they have “program time” to fill. And as a participant, I am the “filler.” I never turn them down, but I am seldom optimistic about the results.

CNN called me last week and said they wanted me to talk about immigration. I am amazed how many people watched it. Best part, no negatives...so far!   Read more »

at Jun 26, 2014 11:47 AM
       

Walker is Innocent

Democrats are giddy over the unsealing of “secret” documents that charge Scott Walker with an involvement in a criminal scheme, but all this showed either the media bias or simply their ignorance. First thing to understand, two judges have ordered the investigation to be shut down and there is no evidence that there was a “criminal enterprise” conducted by Governor Walker.   Read more »

at Jun 26, 2014 10:08 AM
       

Senator Cornyn: Voting Rights Act Amendment Ignores Texas’ Progress

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today spoke at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on amending the Voting Rights Act to unconstitutionally force Texas back under federal preclearance to change its voting laws.

The full exchange can be seen here. Excerpts of his remarks are below.

Senator Cornyn: “Do you know of whether the Department of Justice requires a photo identification before you are admitted into that building?”   Read more »

at Jun 25, 2014 4:50 PM
       

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