Until someone blinks?
The Department of Homeland Security is "the only federal department not funded for this entire fiscal year" by Congress.
More than 20 registered
"Austin has more lobbyists working for it than any other municipality in Texas."
UPDATED: Some 80 percent of preschoolers in 2013
"When I came into office, our vaccination rate in Texas was 65 percent. When I left two weeks ago, it was 95 percent."
A Texas law says "that you can’t shoot bears out of the second floor of a window."
Louisiana’s film incentives program is so big "they actually shot an upcoming film initially titled ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ in New Orleans!"
U.S. government disagrees
The group that organized Texas Muslim Capitol Day in Austin "was recently listed as one of 82 organizations designated as a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates."
Teasing out why
Texas has "the lowest crime rate in this state since 1968" because of changes in law regarding nonviolent drug offenders.
"Today the top 1 percent earn a higher share of our national income than any year since 1928."
An incomplete study
More "than 80 percent of sex trafficking victims in America are U.S. citizens."
Make that 64 percent
"College tuition rates in Texas jumped by 55% since 2003."
Jobbed on jobs?
The U.S. unemployment rate has "been massaged, it’s been doctored."
The Texas leg of the Keystone pipeline "has already created 4,800 jobs in just the year it's been up and running."
Not full story
Since Rick Perry became governor, "poverty rates in Texas increased from 15.1% to 17.5% — which is higher than the national average."
Texas, by far
Starting in December 2007, "1.4 million jobs were created in Texas. In that same period, the rest of the country lost 400,000 jobs."
"I belong to the AFL-CIO."
Fill 'er up
The "average taxpayer will see the equivalent of a 2 percent pay raise as a result of low fuel prices."
The 'R' word
"There have been some estimates that if you deported everybody who is in Texas illegally," it "would create an economic recession for the state."
Texans who itemized
"Texas families have kept more than $10 billion in their family budgets since we successfully fought to restore Texas' sales tax deduction a decade ago."
Through mother and grandmother
"My wife is going to be the first Hispanic first lady in the history of Texas."
In the last few decades
"This Congress made history as the least productive, most unpopular Congress in the history of this proud nation."
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