Texas

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.

Courts Block Voter ID Laws in TX, WI

Associated Press Staff

A judge likened TX' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority votes & struck it down after the SCOTUS blocked a similar Wis. measure. The rulings are surprising blows to largely GOP-backed voter ID rules that have generally been upheld in previous rulings.

Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals

Sarah Rumpf, Breitbart

Despite his border security talk, Texas Gov. Rick Perry reaffirmed his support of allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities, while U.S. citizens from other states continue to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates.

If Your Child Is In A Portable Classroom Thank An Illegal Alien

American taxpayers and neighborhoods will keep footing the bill for the lawless immigration policies of Democrats like President Obama and California Governor Jerry Brown through higher taxes and a lower quality of life for as long as voters allow these policies to continue. Sign our petitions to stop new federal spending on illegal children and to defend America's borders.

Let's Reserve Costly Prison Beds For Dangerous Offenders

Grover Norquist and Derek Monson , Deseret News

Utah is embarking on an effort to reform its criminal justice system by convening a Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Right on Crime signatories Grover Norquist and Derek Monson make clear that this is a positive first step towards criminal justice reforms that increase public safety while cutting costs.

Rick Perry: Democrats' "Lawfare" Indictment Backfires

The Perry indictment has backfired, but it is evidence of how far the left will go to achieve their political ends.

Rick Perry Wins

Erick Erickson, Red State

The drunk in charge of the Travis County D.A.’s Office wants to settle a political grudge with a criminal indictment. Perry will make more money off this than the D's ever will. R's should be thanking Rosemary “Vodka” Lehmberg for highlighting just what contempt progressives have for the democratic process.

Politics as Combat

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The Rick Perry indictment shows that anything goes. 

Levin Furious Over Perry's 'Bogus' Indictment

Right Scoop Staff

Mark Levin was furious over Rick Perry’s so-called ‘indictment,’ calling it ‘pathetic and bogus’ and blaming radical libs for abusing the justice system in Austin just as they did to target Tom Delay.

Rick Perry Indictment A Political Assassination

If Rick Perry deserves to be indicted for "coercion of a public official" then so does Barack Obama.

Perry: I Stood Up For Rule of Law

MacKenzie Weinger, Politico

Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury alleging abuse of powers for his attempt to force Dem DA Rosemary Lehmberg 

1k TX Guards Head to Border, Mission Unclear

Richard Berkow, BizPac Review

Rick Perry announced that he's deploying 1,000 TX Nat'l Guard troops to the border as a “force multiplier,” but the scope of their mission and level of authority remain a secret. The Guardsmen are destined to support the TX Dep't of Public Safety, as they cope with the influx of illegal immigrants.