Sunday, July 13th, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared on "Face the Nation" and "Fox News Sunday."

Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared on "Face the Nation" and "Fox News Sunday."

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Politicians and pundits discussed the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border, what the government needs to do and who is to blame.

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Children are crossing the border because President Barack Obama said "if you come, you’re going to be able to stay, because we’re not going to enforce the law."

"This president has offered fewer executive actions than almost any other president preceding his presidency in recent history."

The U.S. Supreme Court is "five guys who start determining what contraceptions are legal."

"To grow our economy and create more living-wage jobs, we need to invest more in transportation and infrastructure. I co-sponsored the Rebuild America Jobs Act to do just that."

"Without the financial resources provided by hunters to protect habitat and stop poachers, there would be no infrastructure for wildlife management."

"There are more than 46 million Americans living in poverty today -- the largest number in 54 years."

Says Congressman Jack Kingston voted to "raise his pay seven times."  

When undocumented children are picked up at the border and "told to appear later in court ... 90 percent do not then show up."

"If you're a Mexican, you get sent back. ... But if you're from a noncontiguous country like the Central American countries" then you can stay in the United States.

Says Mitch McConnell voted to raise Medicare costs for a current Kentucky senior by $6,000.

Says Alison Lundergan Grimes "supports Obamacare, which cuts $700 billion from seniors’ Medicare."

"If you look at the states where soccer is most popular, they're overwhelmingly blue states, and the states where soccer is least popular are red states."

"Justice John Roberts Signed Off On Obama’s Arrest For Treason."

Says he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."

"In the last three years alone, 13 times, the Supreme Court, unanimously, 9-0, including all of the president's liberal picks, have struck down the president's executive orders."

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office "received zero complaints" about the Washington Redskins name.

"We in this state saw more job creation in the last three years since I've been governor than you saw in the whole eight years of Doyle’s time as governor."

The Obama administration estimates the number of children at the border is "going to increase to 150,000 to 200,000 next year."

"Thanks to #ObamaCare, average E.R. wait in California is 5 hours."

"13 percent of Americans, the lowest ever, are without health care."  

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