Texas

Texas Takes Aim at Sanctuary Policies, Implements Much Needed Bill to Protect Citizens

Hans von Spakovsky, CNS News

The Texas governor and legislators are trying to protect their state’s residents from the reckless and irresponsible decisions being made by local jurisdictions to release criminal aliens and to obstruct enforcement of federal immigration law. This is a good start and the right thing for them to do.

Get Judges And Private Organizations Out Of Refugee Resettlement

The notion that an unelected federal judge could order the President and Congress to admit a given number of foreigners and order the States to support with welfare and education benefits however many refugees a private organization chose to send them defies so many constitutional limits that it is hard to even begin to count them.

Texas Vote Fraud Investigations: Democrats Plan For It To Happen Everywhere

Just a few weeks ago a federal court knocked down Texas' voter ID law, making the absurd claim that it wasn't necessary because there wasn't any fraud in Texas elections. And the very next day we learned that there were apparently nearly 1,800 more votes cast in Hill County, Texas than there were voters.

Louie Gohmert: America’s Last Hope To Preserve Constitutional Liberty

Rep. Louie Gohmert, one man with principles – and a gut level love for his country and constitutional liberty – can do what a gallery full of House Republican mice would never dare – get mad, get emotional, get angry and confront the Democrats about what really got 50 people killed in Orlando.

TX AG Ken Paxton is Defending American Values in More Than One Case

Caleb Howe, RedState

Attorney General Ken Paxton recently stood up against President Obama’s gross overreach in pushing his gross bathroom agenda on America. Texas has signed onto a suit in Virginia challenging the growing pressure from the left to use the force of government to enforce their transgender activist goals on American society. But this is not the only case where Paxton is fighting against tyranny. He’s also defending the First Amendment in a global warming case, an area where free speech is under direct, overt assault.

Appeals Court stops Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Bob Price, Breitbart

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Monday evening effectively putting a halt to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty program. Texas and 26 other states joined in the lawsuit to block the Administration’s illegal action. “The court’s decision is a vindication for the Rule of Law and the Constitution,” said Texas Governor Abbott in a statement.

Can These Three Texans Save America and the GOP?

Three Texans – Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Louie Gohmert and Gov. Greg Abbott are leading the conservative agenda and daily breaking new political ground – Republicans looking to recapture the political initiative from Obama need only follow the lead of these three Texas conservatives and the GOP would be a slam dunk to win the White House in 2016 and build a super majority in Congress.

Time to Demand Your Governor End “Sanctuary Cities” in Your State

No other Governors, including many Republicans who claim to be tough on crime, have acted with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s resolve to put an end to the illegal and unconstitutional “sanctuary cities” in their states. It is time the grassroots mobilized to demand an end to so-called sanctuary cities and a return to the rule of law. We urge you to sign our petition demanding that your state's Governor withhold funds to any purported "sanctuary city" in your state.

Anchor Babies and Jeb Bush on Trial in Texas

A lawsuit in Texas explained by the First Lady of the Conservative Movement attorney Phyllis Schlafly puts both anchor babies and Jeb Bush on trial.

TX Lt. Gov. Names TEA Party, Grassroots Advisers

Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman

TX Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the Lt. Gov. Grassroots Advisory Board, a 20-member advisory committee of tea party and grassroots leaders, to improve coordination between his office and conservative leaders.

Activist: Muslims Trying to Restrict Free Speech in TX

Bob Price, Breitbart Texas

Anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller told a crowd of nearly 1,000 protestors that “we’re living in an age where evil is good, and good is evil” during a free speech rally in protest of the “Follow the Prophet” assembly underway in a Garland Indep. School District convention center.

The Evolution of Senator John Cornyn of Texas

After reading Senator John Cornyn's recent interview with CQ Roll Call conservatives might fairly ask Senator Cornyn “evolved into what?”

Lawsuit: Obama Amnesty to Impose Billions on States

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Obama’s new deportation amnesty will impose “billions of dollars in costs” on states, they told a federal court this week, including more than $130 for each TX driver’s license issued to illegal immigrants under the policy. 

Warren Buffett: Obama’s Favorite Crony Capitalist

The “Oracle of Omaha” has made many shrewd investments over the years, and one of the best was in the policies of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

TX to Consider Ending Open-Carry Gun Ban

Associated Press Staff

The Repub.-dominated Legislature & TX Gov.-elect Greg Abbott are expected to push for expanded gun rights. "If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it's good enough for the state of Texas," Abbott said.

18 States Suing to Stop Amnesty Get 'Dream Judge'

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

The 18 states suing the fed. gov't to stop Obama’s exec. order on immigration have landed the case before a “dream judge." Judge Andrew Hanen of TX will hear the lawsuit that is being led by TX A.G. & Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.

Conservative Opposition to Panetti Death Penalty Intensifies

As the hours tick away towards the scheduled execution of severely mentally ill murderer Scott Panetti conservatives continue to work to stop the execution.

Conservative Leaders Ask Gov. Perry to Spare Life of Severely Mentally Ill Man

UPDATE: A federal appeals court has postponed Scott Panetti's Dec. 3 execution to consider arguments by his lawyers that he's too mentally ill to be put to death, ccording to a 5:15 p.m. report by the Wall Street Journal.

“It is clear that [Panetti] has been suffering from severe mental illness since long before he committed the offense that landed him on death row. As conservatives, we must be on guard that such an extraordinary government sanction not be used against a person who is mentally incapable of rational thought. It would be immoral for the government to take this man’s life."

Perry: Exec Amnesty Unconstitutional; New Wave Coming

Kristin Tate, Breitbart

"Executive action on illegal immigration is unconstitutional, confrontational and contrary to the will of the American people, who expect the president to work with our elected representatives in Congress to find a solution to this issue."

Tea Party Poised to Push TX Further Right

Marice Richter, Reuters

With polls indicating a Repub. sweep of statewide offices in TX, two protégés of Tea Party favorite U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are poised to take over powerful posts and push the already conservative state further to the right.