Uptick started in 2011
A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."
Smaller than Bulgaria's army too
"At the beginning of World War II, we had a relatively small army, smaller than Portugal’s."
UPDATED: China a distant No. 2
Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."
Crooks? They'd done their time
"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."
Borrow your truck?
"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."
Four (maybe five) Latinos have served on the Austin City Council.
Just don't alarm
"Public display of a long rifle is perfectly legal in Texas."
UPDATED: Rare reviews, dire circumstances
In Texas, "a faceless hospital panel can deny life-sustaining care, giving you only 10 days to find another facility for your mother, dad, or young child, even if the patient is conscious."
Perry: It's ok if a state wants to set a minimum
Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.
More of the rest of us are behind
"From the ‘Do As I Say Not As I Do’ department: federal employees owe $3.3 billion in back taxes."
State and federal roles
Since 2000, Texas has reduced "harmful pollutants in the air like nitrogen oxide by 62.5 percent, and ozone by 23 percent--a reduction that is 12 percent greater than the national average."
Local toll dollars spent on move
The Obama administration spent "$205,075 in ‘stimulus’ funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16."
Expanded doesn't mean status quo
Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants."
Dan Branch "once lobbied for the AFL-CIO."
After watching Arizona's law in action
Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."
UPDATED: Fold spindle distort
Wendy Davis "was just doing a fund-raiser in Chicago with the international socialists organization."
UPDATED: Maybe in the '80s
Wendy Davis raised money for a U.S. House Democrat who is a member of a Democratic socialists group.
Bills counted since 1947
With only 67 bills or so passed into law, "2013 was the least productive year in congressional history since we’ve been keeping record."
"Wendy Davis has already taken more $ from teacher unions than the past 3 Democrat gubernatorial candidates combined."
Full ad not rated
"PolitiFact Texas gave" a David Dewhurst TV ad "a ‘Pants-on-Fire’ rating as an outrageous lie."
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