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Yesterday | Texas Tribune

Castro Invites Perry to Discuss Border With Texas Reps

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, at a victory party for congressional candidate Pete Gallego at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Texas Government, Texas, Representative Pete Gallego, San Antonio, TX

Sun Jul 27, 2014

El Paso Times

The Texas Tribune: Cuellar says "Failure is Not an Option" on Border Crisis

The U.S. government must take decisive steps to address the humanitarian crisis on Texas' southern border or risk sending a message to smugglers that it isn't taking the crisis seriously, says a Texas congressman who recently filed legislation addressing the issue.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Henry Cuellar, Representative Beto O'Rourke, Representative Filemon Vela, Representative Pete Gallego, Democrat

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Burnt Orange Report

Friday Wrap: Ted Cruz vs. Vampires, Weird Al's Successful Week, and More...

First up this week, Wendy Davis cemented her place in our collective hearts after posting this picture of herself enjoying Texas' favorite fast food chain.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Austin, TX, Weird, Liberal Political News

Breitbart.com

Texas Dem Hopes Obama Prioritizes Border Visit

After President Barack Obama failed to visit the border on recent fundraising trips to Texas and California, Rep. Joaquin Castro said on Friday that he hopes Obama could prioritize a visit to the border to see the crisis firsthand.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

Thu Jul 24, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Cuellar: "Failure is Not an Option" on Border Crisis

If lawmakers do not act to address the immigration crisis on Texas' southern border before their August break, smugglers will get the message that the government does not take the crisis seriously, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Kay Granger, Representative Beto O'Rourke, Representative Filemon Vela, Representative Pete Gallego

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Beto O'Rourke, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors

Stars and Stripes

Calls for troops at border echo previous requests

This July 21, 2014, file photo shows Gov. Rick Perry as he speaks during a news conference in the Governor's press room, in Austin, Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, Representative Beto O'Rourke, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison, Immigration Reform

Houston Chronicle

Perry to Castro: You misunderstood Nata l Guard deployment

In a sharply-worded letter, Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday accused U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of "misunderstanding" his decision to deploy the Texas National Guard to the southern border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform, US National Guard, US Military

Tue Jul 22, 2014

MySanAntonio.com

Taylor makes history

The three-term councilwoman is the first black woman to be San Antonio's mayor. Taylor represents the East Side's District 2 and is an urban planner who teaches classes at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Related Topix: Taylor, TX, San Antonio, TX, University of Texas at San Antonio, US Politics, Lloyd Doggett, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Daily Kos

Perry 'militarizing our border' in response to migrant children

What to do about unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S. border continues to be a fight in the U.S. Senate and in Texas.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Illegal Immigration, Rick Perry, US Governors

The Hill

Lewis mug shot helps win him social media competition

Rep. John Lewis gained the biggest online presence of any House Democrat during Minority Whip Steny Hoyer's "Online All-star Competition."

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Related Topix: John Lewis, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Startups, Facebook, Twitter

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ThinkProgress

To Deal With Migrant Kids, Texas Governor Plans To Send National Guard To The Border

Faced with an uptick in children crossing the U.S.-border alone from several unstable Central American countries, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he will send 1,000 members of the National Guard to the border.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Texas Government, Texas, Family, Kids, Rick Perry, US Governors

Dallas Observer

Perry Will Cement That Strong National Image If He Sends the Guard to the Border

The Austin American-Statesman and The Houston Chronicle this morning are reporting that Governor Rick Perry will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce he's sending 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to defend Texas against an invasion of unarmed Central American children.

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Related Topix: Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to local party activists on Saturday in Algona, Iowa.

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Texas Tribune

The Brief: July 21, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry and DPS Director Steve McCraw spoke at a June 23, 2014, news conference following a tour of a federal facility housing unaccompanied minors in Weslaco, Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Weslaco, TX, Electronics, Dewhurst

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Free Republic

Intel Report: Murder Rate in Central America Declined as Illegals Entering US Increased

Though the Obama administration has insisted that illegal immigrant children from Central America are flooding across the border primarily to escape rampant violence, a leaked intelligence report concludes that is not necessarily the case, especially because the murder rate in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras has declined since 2012.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Kids, Texas

MySanAntonio.com

Rep. Castro honors WWII vet

World War II veteran Jesse Bratton and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, pose for photos being taken by Bratton's family.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Global Investors, Financial Services, Investment Services, San Antonio, TX

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Washington Examiner

Report: 'Vast majority' of asylum claims granted

Democrats who oppose changing the law to allow quicker removals of families and unaccompanied young people illegally crossing the southwestern border into the U.S. often argue that those entering the country illegally are entitled to a "day in court."

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Democrat

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Washington Examiner

Future unclear for House Republican response on border crisis

The House could vote on legislation to address the border crisis as early as next week, although prospects for bipartisan agreement in a divided Congress remained murky.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, John Boehner, Henry Cuellar, Democrat

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his worn-out wheelchair.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Death Penalty, US Supreme Court, Gay/Lesbian

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