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."
University of Texas students "signed a petition seeking the legal right to abort newborn babies up to five-years-old."
Close to 15 instances
President Barack Obama "said over 20 times he did not have the legal authority" to act as he did on immigration.
"Texas had the worst voter participation in the country" in the November 2014 elections.
Faith in facts
"Prayer rugs have recently been found on the Texas side of the border in the brush."
We read the reports so you don't have to
My office sends federal "money back every year."
Duncan aide disputes Homeland Security
"At least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas" and there are "dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol."
Democrat hasn't advocated state dollars for Central America
Leticia Van de Putte "opposed putting National Guard troops on the border, would send millions to Central American governments instead and wrote the law giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants."
Five straight months
More people are apprehended after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border a week "than are born in Texas each week."
ISIS is "right now crucifying Christians in Iraq, literally nailing Christians to trees."
At "least a quarter of those apprehended" at the border "have criminal records."
Very small businesses, generally
"The growth rate of women-owned businesses in Texas has nearly doubled that of the nation since President Obama has taken office."
UPDATED: Central American triple jump
Says drug cartels are using social media to offer rebates so more children from Central America get smuggled to the United States.
Lehmberg recused her office
Under Rosemary Lehmberg, the "Travis County D.A.’s office" convened the grand jury that indicted Rick Perry.
Receipts are a public record
Texas prosecutor Rosemary Lehmberg purchased "72 bottles of vodka in just one store alone, in just over a year."
Suspicions aren't facts
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."
Working from home
Congress is "on a five-week vacation."
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