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1 hr ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

House chairman: $3.7 billion request 'too much'

Marchers held signs as they made their way to Department of Homeland Security offices, protesting immigration policies Thursday, July 10, 2014, in El Paso, Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, Ohio, Barack Obama, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors

1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Texas legislator threatens to stop paying Obama, Department of Homeland Security

A member of the Texas delegation to the US House of Representatives made it abundantly clear that he's a firm believer in earning one's pay.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Abney Culberson, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Illegal Immigration

1 hr ago | KCEN

Texas Immigrant Flood Will Worsen, Officials Warn

It's only going to get worse unless you give us more money, administration officials warned Thursday about the flood of Central American children illegally entering the United States from Mexico.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Texas, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican

5 hrs ago | Free Republic

Obama Skitters, Scampers and Scuttles Away From Failure

Skitter away from your red line in Syria. Scamper off to a meeting you'd previously nixed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

9 hrs ago | Chronicle.com

How the U. of Texas Flagship's Chief Built the Power Base That Saved His Neck

Credits clockwise from top left: Mark Wilson, Getty Images; David Paul Morris, Bloomberg via Getty Images; Eric Gay, AP Images; Eric Gay, AP Images Key players in the dramatic saga that swept the U. of Texas at Austin this week were William C. Powers Jr., the flagship campus's president; Gov. Rick Perry of Texas; Wallace L. Hall Jr., a prominent ... (more)

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, University of Texas at Austin

11 hrs ago | Townhall

Obama the Problem Creator

Only if we understand that Wednesday was "Opposite Day" can we comprehend President Obama's bizarre remarks in Texas concerning our border crisis.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Texas Tribune

President Barack Obama in a speech to Texas Democrats at the Paramount Theater July 10, 2014.

President Obama touted economic progress made under his watch since the nation fell into financial crisis, and he urged Americans to have faith in their government in a speech Thursday at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin.

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Related Topix: US News, Texas, US Politics, Barack Obama, Austin, TX

Silicon Alley Insider

Texas Republican Wants Congress To Arrest A Former IRS Official

Congressman Steve Stockman took the IRS tax scandal to the next level Thursday by calling for the House to actually arrest Lois Lerner, the former IRS official who is accused of selectively targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny while applying for tax-exempt status.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Steve Stockman, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Tax, John Cornyn, Texas, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Breitbart.com

Beast Derails: 'Death Train' Strands 1,300 Migrants Making Trip to US Border

On the day President Barack Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis, at least 1,300 migrants were stranded when the so-called " Death Train " derailed in southern Mexico.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, World News, Mexico, US News, Illegal Immigration

Daily Kos

Sean Hannity tours Texas border with Rick Perry

Sean Hannity is personally patrolling the border with Gov. Rick Perry today. That would be the two of them with what appears to be a boat-mounted machine gun, presumably defending us from the hordes of immigrant children we've been hearing so much about these days.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, US News, Family, Kids, Liberal Political News

Examiner.com

Spastic Republicans reveal political scheming

Everyone knows that we have an illegal immigration problem that is now underscored as tens of thousands of children from Central America showing up in Texas at the border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Texas, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Jeff Flake, US House of Representatives

The Wall Street Journal

Politics Counts: Immigration Is Bigger in Texas

Dante Chinni writes Politics Counts as a regular Capital Journal feature. Mr. Chinni is the director of the American Communities Project at American University , which examines different types of communities across the U.S. Immigration is a contentious issue across the country.

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Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors, Mitt Romney

Star-Telegram.com

Homeland chief to presses $3.7B border request

In what figures to be a tough sell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is going to Capitol Hill to make the case for President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants that has overwhelmed the Border Patrol in South Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Rick Perry, US Governors

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Fox News

Texas Gov. Perry: Illegal immigrant surge a 'humanitarian crisis' Obama can stop

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday on "Hannity" that President Obama needs to act now to stop the surge in illegal immigrants flooding across his state's border, calling it "a humanitarian crisis that he has the ability to stop."

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, US National Guard, US Military

Business Journal

What's the price of progress in Texas? $10K in incentives for each job created

A headline out of Charlotte this week stings like fighting words to anyone with an ounce of Texan in their veins.

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Star-Telegram.com

University of Texas president resigning next year

After years of clashes with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the group that oversees the University of Texas System, the president of its flagship Austin campus reached a resignation deal Wednesday that will keep him on the job until June 2015.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

ABC News

Texas Democrat Says Obama Looks 'Detached' By Failing to Visit Border

Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas says he's a loyal Democrat, but he believes President Obama is starting to "look detached" by not visiting the border during his trip to Texas this week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

WFIE-TV Evansville

US immigration policy a disaster, experts say

GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a vocal critic of President Obama's immigration policies while the president has said the GOP-controlled U.S. House has not acted on his immigration measures.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Birmingham-Southern College, Southern College

ThinkProgress

Koch-Funded Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Limits Public Chemical Disclosure After Deadly Explosion

Shortly after the anniversary of the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people, wounded 226, and upended a large portion of the small town of West, Texas, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said the incident was preventable and that it resulted from the failure of a company to take the necessary steps to avert it.

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Related Topix: Texas, Explosion, West, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

CBS News

Bodies of the undocumented found on Texas ranch

President Obama travels to Texas Wednesday to meet with Gov. Rick Perry and other local leaders about the recent spike in undocumented immigrants crossing into the country.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Illegal Immigration, US News

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