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Texas Leg’s Last Day in Session Ends With Near Brawl When Rep. Claims He Called ICE on Illegal Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 29, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/29/2017 at 5:30pm

Today was the last day of the Texas legislative regular session. But before the typical closing ceremonies were held, a near brawl broke out between lawmakers.

Stoked by anti-SB 4 protestors, Democrat and Republican lawmakers exchanged harsh words and a few shoves. Senate Bill 4 is the state’s Sanctuary City bill, which...

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Texas Teacher Names Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/28/2017 at 1:00pm
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A teacher in Channelview, TX, received punishment after she named a student Most Likely to Become a Terrorist. From CBS Houston:

Channelview Independent School District official Mark Kramer said it was one of the “fake mock awards” a seventh-grade teacher distributed to students to her class. Kramer also described it as a...

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Federal Court Throws Out Clock Boy’s Lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:00pm 5/20/2017 at 6:00pm

A federal court has thrown out a lawsuit against Irving, TX, and the local school district brought on by Ahmed “Clock Boy” Mohamed and his family after authorities arrested him in September 2015. From Fox News:

The lawsuit alleged th...

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Joy Reid: Texas Anti-Sanctuary Cities Law “Sounds Almost Like an Apartheid-era Law”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/14/2017 at 1:00pm
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Hey, give Joy Reid credit. At least she didn’t go full Hitler analogy . . . On her MSNBC show this morning, Reid claimed that a recently-adopted Texas immigration law sounds “almost like an apartheid-era law.”

To support her alarmist claim, Reid badly mischaracterized the law, suggesting that under it, “any person can...

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Texas AG Paxton Sues Austin Over Sanctuary City Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/9/2017 at 1:00pm
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On Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill to ban sanctuary cities in the state. The law “also requires police chiefs and sheriffs — under the threat of jail and removal of office — to comply with federal requests to hold criminal suspects for possible deportation.”

Today, Texas Attorney General Ken...

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Texas Gov. Abbott Signs Bill to Ban Sanctuary Cities on Facebook Live

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:30am 5/8/2017 at 11:30am
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill to effectively ban sanctuary cities in the state. Thing is, Abbott signed the bill on Facebook Live without giving any notice, which has left his critics with spinning heads. From Fox News:

Abbott took the unusual step of signing the bill on Facebook with no...

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Texas Becomes 11th State to Call for Article V Convention

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:00am 5/6/2017 at 7:00am
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On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the Texas legislature passed a resolution calling for a Convention of States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The resolution (SJR2), having a total of 72 co-authors, was passed 217 to 213 as nearly 250 supporters watched from the Gallery.

The resolution comes after the...

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Texas: Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/4/2017 at 4:00pm

The Texas legislature passed a bill Wednesday, banning sanctuary cities in the Lone Star State.

Senate Bill 4 requires state law enforcement, including campus cops, to comply with federal immigration law and prohibits municipalities from creating policies or regulations that circumvent established federal laws. The bill specifically prohibits discrimination and allows the...

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Texas: We’re boycotting the anti-Israel boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/3/2017 at 4:00pm

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a well-financed international movement launched at the anti-Semitic 2001 Durban conference.

The BDS movement falsely is portrayed as having launched as a 2005 grassroots call from Palestinian civil society. In fact, as I have proven, BDS  traces its roots back to the anti-Jewish Arab boycotts...

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Joaquin Castro Sitting Out 2018 Senate Race

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1:15pm 5/2/2017 at 1:15pm
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San Antonio Rep. Joaquin Castro announced Monday he will not challenge Sen. Cruz in the upcoming Senate race.

Castro has been pushing off his public announcement since February. As of last week, he was reportedly undecided.

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Wendy Davis is Raising Money to Train students to “storm the Texas Capitol”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3:30pm 4/28/2017 at 3:30pm
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Failed Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is raising money for her organization, Deeds Not Words, to train “high school and college-aged students to storm the Texas Capitol and advocate for legislative change”.

A recent fundraising email boasted of over 300 youngsters trained at the Ann Richards School to disrupt the...

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Will he or won’t he? Rep. Joaquin Castro still mulling Texas Senate run

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00pm 4/24/2017 at 7:00pm
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Will Rep. Joaquin Castro toss his hat into the upcoming Texas Senate race? Castro first said in February he’d make his announcement in eight weeks, then said he’d it would be the end of April, only to recently move his self-imposed deadline to “a few more weeks” reports the Texas Tribune.

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Beto O’Rourke will be hard pressed to catch up with Ted Cruz’s fundraising

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/19/2017 at 2:30pm
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Beto O’Rourke, Democratic Congressman from El Paso announced his Senate candidacy just a few weeks ago. He has an impressive $500K in the bank, an amount that pales in comparison to Cruz’s $5 million.

O’Rourke had a successful first quarter, raising just over $200k. Not bad for a little known Congressman, but...

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Former Republican Congressman Steve Stockman Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Criminal Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:21pm 4/12/2017 at 4:21pm

Former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman plead “not guilty” to criminal conspiracy charges earlier this week. Stockman faces 28 federal corruption charges as well.

Stockman and Jason Posey, his aide, are accused of raising over $1 million under false pretenses and using almost $300,000 for personal interests, laundering most of it and...

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Federal Judge Rejects Texas Voter ID Law for the Second Time

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/11/2017 at 1:00pm
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A federal judge has again rejected the 2011 Texas voter ID law, stating that the legislators meant to discriminate against minority voters.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos made this same ruling in 2014, which forced an appeal. The Fifth Circuit issued a stay against the order. The Supreme Court stepped in...

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Appeals Court Rules Texas School Board Can Pray Before Meetings

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00pm 3/20/2017 at 7:00pm
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Back in 2015, the American Humanist Association (AHA) sued the Birdville School District, located near Fort Worth, TX, because school board members started their meetings with a prayer. The AHA said this violated the First Amendment “through its practicing of promoting Christian prayers.”

Former student Isaiah Smith brought the case to AHA...

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Has the Mystery of Tom Brady’s Missing Super Bowl Jerseys Been Solved?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/20/2017 at 5:30pm
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Authorities found two Super Bowl jerseys worn by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The lost jerseys were found with a credentialed member of the international media. From KPRC:

Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said that a tip from someone in Houston led investigators to a location in Mexico, where the jerseys...

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