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In 2008, "only 54 percent of Latinos in Texas were registered to vote and only 35 percent actually turned out."
Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.
Says Texas GOP platform calls for end to teaching "critical thinking" in public schools.
Without U.S. Senate action, Texas will have more federal judicial vacancies this year than any other state.
Says critics called the original GI Bill "welfare."
Says Ron Paul doesn’t believe in marriage licenses.
"Eighty percent of the net new jobs created in the state of Texas since 2009 went to the foreign-born."
Says Barack Obama’s "favorability rating in Israel once clocked in at 4 percent."
Says Ron Paul insisted FEMA should be shut down.
"Since June 2009, about 48 percent of all the jobs created in America were in Texas."
Says Texas routinely gets "a lot more federal spending" than it pays in taxes.
Says taxes paid by the poorest residents of Texas are above the national average.
Texas "ranks third in teen pregnancies... and it is No. 1 in repeat teen pregnancies."
In Texas, "sexting is a felony sex offense for teenagers — that can mean up to 10 years in prison."
Says that "data from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggest that the Texas budget gap is worse than New York’s, about as bad as California’s, but not quite up to New Jersey levels."
"In 1981, Matagorda, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties all opted out of the Social Security program for their employees. Today, their program is very, very well-funded and there is no question about whether it’s going to be funded in" years to come.
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