When in doubt, call the Pentagon
"More than 40,000 troops are still stationed in Afghanistan with no clear objective. Even in the best case, by the end of the year at least 10,000 American soldiers will still be on the ground."
Agency’s grants small part of existing program
"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."
Not No. 1 proportionally speaking
Texas added 6,600 miles of highway from 2001-2012, more than any other state.
Most loans not so costly
Payday lenders profit "from the poor by charging 1,000-plus" percent "interest."
UPDATED: Historic in November
"This is the first time in Texas history -- and only the fourth time in United States history -- that two women are running for the top spots."
States and others imposing checks
Federal law for Obamacare navigators "does not bar — or even require screening for — convicted felons, including individuals convicted of identity theft or fraud."
Greg Abbott defended more than $5 billion in public school funding cuts in fighting hundreds of school districts in court.
But Abbott also was a judge 8 years
Says he would have "almost twice the actual experience practicing law" Greg Abbott did on becoming attorney general of Texas.
Senate Conservatives Fund
"John Cornyn has voted to increase the debt, raise taxes, bail out Wall Street banks and fund Obamacare."
Tax among reasons for cuts
Obamacare medical device tax "has led to the loss of thousands of jobs" in U.S.
Favors gun show checks
Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring ... Bloomberg-style gun control to Texas."
If there were no limits...
A planning group said that to meet anticipated traffic demands by 2035, Interstate 35 between Austin and Round Rock will need a dozen additional lanes going north and 14 additional southbound lanes.
Who wouldn't get paid?
The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.
Not clear if there were “drinks”
Says David Dewhurst "went out for drinks" during Senate debate on abortion bill.
Only "four countries in the world… allow abortions after 20 weeks" of pregnancy.
Right spirit, but...
According to an article in the Economist magazine, Americans are "guaranteed" to live above the poverty line if they graduate from high school, keep their first job for over a year and get and stay married.
Bookends two out of 140-plus months
Unemployment in Texas has risen over two percentage points with Rick Perry as governor.
Only for students scoring well
Pending a federal waiver, the 2013 Legislature "eliminated the overtesting of students in grades 3-8 by decreasing the number of tests from 17 to 8."
Confidential backup makes this hard to judge
There "are 500 registered Republicans moving" to Texas "every day."
Less in a few years--and it's complicated
"Every year, more than $40 million are leaving Missouri for the Lone Star State."
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