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47 min ago | The Daily Republic

The crisis of the children

Haven't those poor border kids suffered enough? They shouldn't have to be used as political props, dragged into the maddening immigration debate and election-year politicking by both parties.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, Train Disaster, US News, Texas, Opinion

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly to Obama: 'Please Do Your Job'

California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly wrote a letter to President Obama on Friday, slamming him for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border while in Texas for fundraisers and urging him to put a stop to the massive influx of illegal immigrants streaming over the border.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Illegal Immigration, Rick Perry, US Governors

Texas Tribune

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Over the last decade, Texas students have made steady progress on a number of academic measures.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, San Antonio, TX

Silicon Alley Insider

Rick Perry Thinks Rand Paul Is Dead Wrong On Iraq

On Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry published a piece in the Washington Post arguing against "isolationist policies" in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas redistricting fight back in court

Starting Monday, a three-judge panel in the Alamo City will hear the arguments for and against the contentious maps the Texas Legislature approved in 2011.


Related Topix: Texas, Amarillo, TX, Carrollton, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors

Burnt Orange Report

3 Reason Why Texas Needs a Free Birth Control Program Like Colorado's

Last Thursday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that the Colorado teen birth rate has plummeted by 40 percent after the state began offering free contraceptives to low-income women.


Related Topix: Texas, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US News, Family, Teenagers, Liberal Political News

Transport Topics

High-Speed Texas Toll Road Considered in Default by Moody's

Moody's Investors Service has announced it considers the Texas toll road that has the highest speed limit in the country in default for failing to make its full June debt payment.


Related Topix: Texas

Fri Jul 11, 2014

El Paso Times

Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis talks chemical hazards, immigration in visit to El Paso

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who is running for governor, said she would prioritize working with community members, lawmakers and emergency crews to ensure that the public knows where hazardous chemicals are stored.


Related Topix: Texas, El Paso, TX, US News, Explosion

Daily Kos

America's Dumbest Congressman compares migrant children to D-Day invasion, demands 'ships of war'

During a speech on the House floor Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert compared the surge of unaccompanied migrant children to soldiers invading France during World War II.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Liberal Political News

ABC News

Guest Lineups for the Sunday News Shows

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestinian envoy in Washington; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Reps.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Texas, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Lamar Smith, Democrat, Representative Beto O'Rourke, Rick Perry, US Governors, Loretta Sanchez, Entertainment

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.


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

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.


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


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.


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

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

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)


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


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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