Post created in 1999
Ted Cruz was "the longest-serving solicitor general in the history of Texas."
Annual demonstrations, not a holiday
"Here, we have Thanksgiving, we have Christmas, we have the 4th of July. Every year in Iran, they celebrate Death to America day."
UPDATED: But for a few longshots
"At this particular point in time, looking at the field, there’s only one individual that’s ever had the uniform of his country on—and that’s me."
Down from 2014? Unconfirmed
"Already this calendar year, since January 1, we have had more than 20,000 people come across the border, apprehended, unauthorized."
UPDATED: Perry said no
More than 1 million Texans live without affordable health care because Rick Perry failed to "partner with the Legislature to find a Texas solution to closing the coverage gap."
Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas said: ‘Hey, all you wrinkly, white-aged has-beens: It’s time for you to die and let the next generation have your spot on the planet.’
Maybe 15 times
"22 times Barack Obama said he did not have the authority to implement this type of" anti-deportation "measure. And then the day after he signed this into law, he said, quote, ‘I just changed the law.’"
Until someone blinks?
The Department of Homeland Security is "the only federal department not funded for this entire fiscal year" by Congress.
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."
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."
"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."
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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