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Texas Ethics Commission Agrees with Pro-Life Leader and Votes to Close "Dangerous Loophole" in Elections

The following story originally appeared on The Quorum Report.

Setting things up for what could very well be another throwdown in the Legislature next year over so-called “dark money” in elections, the Texas Ethics Commission on Wednesday voted to adopt a rule that requires certain nonprofits to disclose

at Oct 30, 2014 8:24 AM
       

Ebola Crisis At Home

Photo Courtesy of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

I want to update you on what I have been doing regarding Ebola in America. I am grateful our prayers have been answered and the two brave nurses who treated the first Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital have been found to be Ebola free. Unfortunately, we have not solved the Ebola crisis yet.   Read more »

at Oct 29, 2014 5:16 PM
       

Don't get over confident with a GOP sweep of Texas elections in 2014

Despite General Abbott having an opportunity to embarrassingly whip a Democrat's butt in the General Election, we cannot become complacent about Texas' future as a Red State. Battleground Texas is serious about their goals of turning Texas blue. There has been no secret to Battle Ground Texas' strategy. It is all about the demographics folks. And Battleground Texas is patiently waiting for their opportunity.   Read more »

at Oct 29, 2014 3:00 PM
       

SNL Takes on the Obama Administration's Handling of the Ebola Outbreak

In case you missed it, Saturday Night Live opened with a skit this past weekend poking fun of the lack of competence the Obama Administration has shown in its handling of the ebola outbreak. In the skit, Taran Killam plays Obama's recently-appointed Ebola czar, Ron Klain.   Read more »

at Oct 29, 2014 12:07 PM
       

Good News for Farmers in West Texas

It looks like farmers this spring won’t be penalized for the crippling drought we’ve had in West Texas these past few years. After repeatedly claiming they could not follow the Farm Bill’s strict implementation schedule, USDA announced Tuesday that they will now update the Actual Production History (APH) exclusions for spring 2015.   Read more »

at Oct 29, 2014 9:05 AM
       

Congressman Smith Issues Subpoena to Uncover White House’s Role in Faulty HealthCare.gov Security

This week, I issued a subpoena to former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, a top Assistant to President Obama during the launch of Healthcare.gov last November. The subpoena compels Mr. Park’s appearance before the Subcommittee on Oversight to answer questions regarding his role in developing and evaluating the operations and security of Healthcare.gov.   Read more »

at Oct 28, 2014 5:01 PM
       

Congressman Ted Poe Statement On Federal Court Ruling On IRS Targeting Case

I issued the following statement on a federal judge’s decision to dismiss all charges in a lawsuit brought by True the Vote, a voter integrity non-profit organization that was aggressively targeted by the IRS.

American Citizens have a right to publicly disagree with government without the threat of being targeted by those in positions of power.

at Oct 28, 2014 1:07 PM
       

The Democrats' Idiocy

This election is seeing Democrats at their craziest and worst. In Montana's Senate race, Amanda Curtis became the accidental candidate when the original candidate pulled out after being guilty of plagiarizing his thesis. Amanda Curtis is what one National Review pundit classified as an “erratic Communist sympathizer” and loves to post youtube videos of herself ranting about whatever. She has mocked women who believe in owning a gun for self-defense and rants against family values

at Oct 28, 2014 8:16 AM
       

Just Five Days Left to Early Vote!

Republican Party of Texas - The last week to vote early in Texas begins today and some people think we have already won the election. While the polls might show that Greg Abbott has a generous lead, the only poll that matters is on Election Day. And what's not making news is that many of our judges and legislators are in danger of losing to liberal candidates who support President Obama's left wing agenda. In fact, President Obama best summed up what's at stake when he announced, "I'm not on the ballot this fall, but make no mistake, these policies are on the ballot."   Read more »

at Oct 27, 2014 5:01 PM
       

Wendy Davis Dragging Down Other Dems

Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis appears to be dragging down other candidates on the Democrat ticket. As Davis’ desperate attack ads and other political missteps continue to pile up many Democrats are privately admitting her campaign has been a huge failure.

For Davis, success is all but out of reach according to Karen Tumulty in a Washington Post article. She wrote that there was a moment where Davis

at Oct 27, 2014 12:46 PM
       

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