"We’re the only nation in the world that does not use the military to secure our border."
"You don't have to be as smart as a fifth-grader to know what causes the climate is the sun. The sun. I have people tell me, ‘Carbon dioxide warms the Earth.’ No, it doesn't. The sun warms the Earth."
Around 1 in 3 Texas children
"One out of five of our children live in a family that’s on food stamps."
Squishy at both ends
"Every year we spend roughly $500 billion on tax compliance. That is roughly the budget of our entire military, entirely wasted on tax compliance."
UPDATED: Hospitals strapped many ways
"In the last 24 months, 10 rural Texas hospitals have been forced to shut their doors because state leaders" chose not to expand Medicaid.
UPDATED: Yes as governor, no as presidential prospect
On reauthorization of Export-Import Bank.
Governments say nothing doing
"ISIS camp a few miles from Texas, Mexican authorities confirm."
On in-state tuition for unauthorized immigrants.
"Legislation being considered in Texas would strip the salaries and pensions of clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — even if the Supreme Court strikes down Texas’ marriage ban later this year."
"Half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in their savings account."
Seem iffy? Probably is
Says Ted Cruz said, "There is no place for gays or atheists in my America. None. Our Constitution makes that clear."
Hurd cited focus on other committees
"Just two weeks ago, Congressman Hurd quit his post on the House Committee on Small Business saying that he was unable to find the time to serve."
Speculative and wrong
Says Ted Cruz just flip-flopped about the president needing to be U.S.-born.
Not every test, not every place
Dallas "African-American and Hispanic students pass AP exams at a higher rate than any other place in America."
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.’
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