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32 min ago | 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.


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

4 hrs ago |

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.


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."


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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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

Some Worry Traffic Issues Will Stem Texas' Growth

The population of Texas could nearly double by 2050, prompting some to worry that not enough is being done to avoid a future traffic nightmare and the drag on the economy that could come with it.

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Related Topix: Texas, Round Rock, TX

Texas Work Safety Hotline Upgraded

More than 20 years after the Texas Legislature passed a law establishing a 24-hour work safety hotline, real people are answering the telephone calls around the clock.


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Free Republic

Border Flood Due To Obama's Incompetence Or Intention

Illegal Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry states the obvious when he suggests that the flood of alien children coming to the U.S. from Latin America just might be a result of "ulterior motives" on the part of President Obama.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration, University of Texas at El Paso

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Texas, Republican, John Cornyn

KLTV Tyler

E. Texas 10 Commandments sign could change state law

A legal challenge over an East Texas homeowner's 10 Commandments sign could potentially prompt a change in Texas law.


Related Topix: Texas, Health

Daily Mail

Treasury adviser 'fired over whistleblowing': Civil servant claims...

Obama agrees to meet with Texas Governor Rick Perry about illegal immigration after Perry declined to join him for a 'quick handshake on the tarmac' 'You raped me! You killed a part of me': Wife confronted Utah cop husband about drugging and assaulting her before he murdered her, their two children and her mother Humiliation! Brazil fans boo off ... (more)


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

Burnt Orange Report

Texas Democratic Party Platform: Invest in Education and Pay Teachers Fairly

The Texas Constitution requires the Legislature to "establish and make suitable provisions for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools."


Related Topix: Texas, US News, Standardized Testing, Education, Liberal Political News

Cybercast News Service

White House 'Not Worried' About 'Optics' of Obama Bypassing Texas Border

As of Tuesday morning, one day before he flies to Texas for political fundraisers, President Obama had no plans to visit any of the overwhelmed Border Patrol stations in Texas, nor did he plan to visit the facilities where thousands of Central American children are being housed on the taxpayers' dime.


Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Filemon Vela, Ruben Hinojosa, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas

Washington Post

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to meet with President Obama on immigration

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he plans to meet with President Obama to discuss the influx of women and children at the southwest border.


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

Despite Success, Some Shortcomings in Texas Higher Ed

As the state's 15-year higher education plan comes to an end, some objectives in key areas - including college enrollment among certain ethnic groups and degrees awarded in math and science - are unlikely to be met.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors


White House invites Perry to meeting in Texas

It looks like what you study is more important than where you do it when it comes to finding a high paying job.


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