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Under Rosemary Lehmberg, the "Travis County D.A.’s office" convened the grand jury that indicted Rick Perry.
Texas prosecutor Rosemary Lehmberg purchased "72 bottles of vodka in just one store alone, in just over a year."
Says Ted Cruz "was just bribed by the Kochs to introduce a bill that would give them and their allies America’s national forests, parks, and other public lands and open them for mining, drilling, fracking and logging."
Congress is "on a five-week vacation."
Says that, as a Supreme Court justice, Greg Abbott found that a company whose vacuum cleaners were sold door to door "had no responsibility" in the hiring of a salesman who raped a customer.
"We have less crime in the (Rio Grande) Valley than we do in other major Texas cities."
Austin mayoral candidate "Mike Martinez takes corporate money."
San Antonio is "now the largest city in the United States ever to have an African American woman mayor."
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.
Says John Cornyn dodged the draft during the Vietnam War.
"We’ve had about 3,000 murders" in connection with lax border security.
"We have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools."
Says a 9-year-old girl was recently raped in Austin, Texas, by a guy previously "caught four times and released."
More than 3,000 homicides were committed by "illegal aliens" over the past six years.
Says the Obama administration never responded to his 2012 letter flagging the uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Latinos now make up the majority population in Texas."
Says children are coming into the U.S. in "staggering numbers" because President Barack Obama "has been promising amnesty."
Says Greg Abbott "has lost" in court "four times in just the past few days."
Dan Patrick was the only state senator "who voted against the Veteran Entrepreneurship Program, a program that assists veterans in successfully starting up their own businesses."
Says he lived in a colonia while working as a farm worker.
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