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Poll: Abbott Holds Commanding Lead over Wendy Davis with Female Voters

Fresh Public Policy Polling (PPP) indicates that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has not only survived—but thrived—amid Wendy Davis’ prolonged effort to sour female voters against the GOP with the “War on Women” strategy. New PPP numbers show Abbott holding a commanding lead among female voters 49 to 41 percent. Apr 15, 2014 10:08 AM PT

Feds to Pursue Bundy Ranch ‘Judicially’ After Standoff

Despite aborting their roundup and allowing “trespassing” cattle returned to the Bundy ranch in southern Nevada, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently offered public statements claiming it would continue to pursue the ranchers in court. Should the agency choose to do so, it would be the third time federal courts were utilized in the matter. Apr 14, 2014 8:44 AM PT

Feds Blink—Leave Bundy Ranch Area

BUNKERVILLE, NEVADA—The National Director for the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced the cattle roundup operation taking place near the Bundy family ranch has now ended, citing safety concerns. Apr 12, 2014 11:10 AM PT

California Immigration Holds, Deportations Drop Under 'Trust Act'

While federal immigration agencies have taken heat for selective “catch and release” protocols in the southern Texas border region as cost-cutting measures, California’s Trust Act is already evidencing significant drops in illegal immigrant deportations since the act’s initial enforcement in January 2014. According to data made available to the Associated Press from 15 California counties, local authorities have reported an estimated 44 percent drop in deportation cases. Apr 6, 2014 4:00 PM PT

Delayed Texas Execution Episode Ends with ‘Nap’

The delayed execution of convicted murderer Tommy Lynn Sells ended April 3 after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected appellate matters brought by Sells' lawyers. Breitbart Texas recently reported on federal Judge Vanessa Gillmore’s decision to block execution orders based on concerns that the source of the lethal sedatives were withheld from court records. Apr 4, 2014 11:41 AM PT

Alleged Mexican Drug Traffickers Unwittingly Hire Cop as Delivery Driver

Three Mexican nationals--Victor Manuel Gonzales, Benito Gonzales and Rodrigo Moreno-Gaona—face a criminal complaint after allegedly conspiring with an undercover federal agent to ship 1,000 pounds of marijuana from Laredo to Dallas. The traffickers reportedly paid $50,000 for the haul. Apr 2, 2014 8:40 AM PT

Texas Border County Sued for 105 Percent Voter Registration

A conservative-leaning nonprofit, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), recently filed a federal lawsuit over allegations that Zavala County is “failing to make a reasonable effort to conduct voter list maintenance programs.” The ACRU claims the county—which supported the re-election of President Obama by 83%--allegedly holds a 105 percent voter registration rate. Mar 31, 2014 2:02 AM PT

Ted Cruz Stirs 2016 Speculation with New Video

The Ted Cruz for Senate YouTube account broke with its usual offerings of fast-edit news clips and suspenseful soundtracks this week with an upload that--despite the junior Senator’s 2018 re-election date—may lead casual viewers to believe he could be on a ballot sooner. The near-two minute web ad “Ted Cruz: Stand for Principle!” features highlights from Cruz’s recent CPAC 2014 speech with all the one-liners indicative of a national campaign. Mar 28, 2014 11:16 AM PT

UT Professor Sues to Study 'Human Rights Impact' of Border Fence

An Obama-nominated federal judge recently ruled that constructing a fence along the U.S./Mexico border may have a “disparate impact” on minorities living in nearby communities and therefore must be studied further. As a result, the D.C. District Court has ordered that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must divulge strategic planning information for academic and border activist review. Mar 27, 2014 1:13 PM PT

Obamacare Polling Among Hispanics Offers Bad Omens for Wendy Davis

Democratic Party platform issues like Obamacare continue to offer dark omens for the Wendy Davis campaign amid new polling from PEW Research demonstrating the health law’s popularity among Hispanic voters is plummeting. The Affordable Care Act appears to be an increasingly unpopular issue with Hispanic voters—polling at an even 47 percent approve/disapprove. Mar 27, 2014 10:43 AM PT

Ted Cruz Steps in to Support Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader

In a statement released by his press office, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz reinforced his support for jailed Venezuelan “political prisoner” Leopoldo Lopez—a reform politician known for building a movement against the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Cruz registered his wish to spread awareness for efforts dedicated to protecting inalienable rights for those residing in the failed socialist utopia after Chavez’s death. Mar 26, 2014 2:24 PM PT

Rick Perry Blasts Obama for Latest Obamacare Delay

Texas Governor Rick Perry wasted no time in blasting President Obama’s latest executive decision to delay the Obamacare deadline for enrollment through April. According to the decision, individuals will be granted more time if they have not completed the sign-up process after the original date of March 31, 2014. Mar 26, 2014 11:23 AM PT

Illegal Immigrants Released into Texas to Ease Over-Crowding of Detention Centers

U.S. Border Patrol agents, in conjunction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently disclosed the increasing practice of releasing “low threat” illegal immigrant detainees to address the over-crowding of immigration detention centers in south Texas, according to official confirmation of local reports. Mar 26, 2014 11:17 AM PT

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