Reactions from Texas Republicans were mostly muted Tuesday night.
Cruz: Senate Can, Should, and Will Confirm Judge Barrett
Texas’ junior senator is the chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Vote by Mail: The Unintended Consequences
When the 2020 election finally ends, those so vociferously pushing the vote-by-mail option may well regret their action.
GOP Congressman Chip Roy Calls on AG Paxton To Resign
Paxton responds to calls to step down by saying he “will not be resigning.”
Paxton Calls for Confirmation of Barrett to SCOTUS
Paxton is one of 22 state A.G.s to call for confirmation of President Trump’s nominee.
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Candidates in Central Texas Congressional Race Divided on Freedom Caucus
The most visible split of the evening came when the moderators asked if the candidates would join the Freedom Caucus.
Is Julián Castro Running for Vice President?
The former San Antonio mayor’s endorsement of Elizabeth Warren is causing some to wonder if he is eyeing the No. 2 spot.
Federal Bureau Adding Third Gender to Firearm Purchase Form
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms wants to add a “non-binary” gender option to the background check form used for new firearm purchases.
Commentary: Congress is Giving Taxpayers a 2,000-Page, $1.4 Trillion Spending Bill for Christmas
Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like bilking U.S. taxpayers for trillions of dollars through a bill that no one has had time to read.
Bush Dynasty Heir and Trump Critic Announces Congressional Campaign
First reported by the Daily Caller, Pierce Bush attended and participated in an anti-Donald Trump protest shortly after the president’s inauguration.
Commentary: Could 1972 Equal Rights Amendment Have New Life?
After Virginia’s presumed 2020 “ratification” of the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment, what happens next is anybody’s guess.
Commentary: Our Elites Have Learned Nothing
More and more, the 2020 election is shaping up to be a referendum on who will rule. The people who cast their votes from all around the country? Or the self-appointed demigods who are nothing if not appalled by anything resembling the popular will?
Commentary: The Genius of Trump’s Terrorist Designation for Mexican Cartels
Despite the measures the United States takes on our side of the border, our border security will not be fully addressed until the Mexican state itself is a reliable partner.
Commentary: Super Tuesday Senate Primaries
In early March, some important Senate primaries will take place along with the presidential primary contest.
Congressional Candidate Chris Putnam On Mission to “Fundamentally Change” Washington
Drawing a clear contrast between himself and incumbent U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, Chris Putnam is out not just to win but to make waves.
March Lobbying Madness with Public Funds
The Center for Responsive Politics has a new bracket comparing the Sweet 16 universities by their federal lobbying expenditures. By this measure, UCLA ($560k) will play UNC ($31Ok) in the Finals – UT-Austin at $200k would be on the sidelines. The bracket is at: https://www.capitaleye.org/img/lobbying_16.gif.
One of the strongest voices for fiscal conservativism, and commonsense governance, is Steve Moore. He founded the Club for Growth, and now serves as senior economics writer at the Wall Street Journal, and a writer on the vaunted editorial page.
Giving Us More Gas (Taxes)
Ever heard of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Commission? Well, they want your money. This quasi-governmental body is suggesting that gasoline taxes be TRIPLED over the next five years. Big Government, not Big Oil,Â is already the biggest profit-taker on each gallon of gas we buy, but they have so far only managed to waste our money. So, of course, they want even more.
You Say You Want A Revolution
On the night of December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty boarded a ship in Boston Harbor and destroyed the tea â€“ dumping it in the water â€“ as a way to protest the British governmentâ€™s tax policies.
More than two dozen members of the Texas Legislature are calling on Congress to maintainÂ the sales tax deduction for Texans on our federal income taxes. Unless Congress acts, we’ll again lose this important protection.
No Headline: Conservatives Press For Sanity
Seventeen members of the Texas House have sent a letter to Texas’ delegation to the U.S. Congress, urging them to sustain the President’s veto of the massive expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Don’t expect the letter to make the newspapers — they only write about socialists endorsing big government.
Cornyn Among Few Senators to Vote Against Pork for Bike Paths, Montana Ballpark, and “Peace Garden”
Texas Senator John Cornyn was one of a handful of U.S. Senators to vote against three separate servings of pork.
Grow Government Today, Pay For It Later
Bad ideas are running rampant in Beantown. I've come to Boston for the National Conference of State Legislators. It should be called the National Conference for Growing Government. By and large, NCSL is a cheerleading session for thoseÂ legislators, bureaucrats, rent-seekers and assorted hangers-on looking to grow the size and scope of government.
The first panel discussion I attended was illustrative: it was called "Financing State Government in a No New Taxes World."
Tearing Down Walls, Advancing Liberty
It was 20 years ago today, on June 12, 1987, that Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate, in West Berlin, and uttered perhaps the most important words of the 20th Century.
He said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! … Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.