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Says three Ukrainians recently captured on a West Texas ranch are among "individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties being apprehended" near the state’s border with Mexico.
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Tracking the promises of Rick Perry
The latest from the Perry-O-Meter
- Conservatives ask court to keep Texas gay-marriage ban
- With veto power, Rick Perry influenced, targeted and vexed
- Do taxpayers want to pay $500 million for Tesla’s factory?
- U.S. judge strikes down key Texas abortion regulation
- Greg Abbott backs out of debate with Wendy Davis
- Texas Supreme Court voids order to identify blogger
- Does Austin’s bag ban violate state law?
- ‘Historical racing’ approved, but legal fight continues
- Democrats pounce on National Guard query at border food pantry
- After pulling out of one debate, Abbott accepts another
- The United States had "allies lined up" for air strikes in Syria and then Obama "pulled the rug out." — Peter King
- After merging with Tim Hortons of Canada, Burger King is "not moving. … Our headquarters will remain in Miami" and "(we) will continue to pay all of our federal, state and local U.S. taxes." — Burger King
- "In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent." — Bernie Sanders
- Says Tom Cotton "voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola." — Mark Pryor
- "Cory Gardner is sponsoring a bill to ban all abortions right now." — Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee