Texas GOP Chair Denies Email Targeted Michael Quinn Sullivan

Tom Mechler
The first email message sent to Republican Party of Texas (RPT) members from newly-elected Chairman Tom Mechler had many speculating that he was declaring war on Michael Quinn Sullivan, the Empower Texans President. Sullivan's organization is known for criticizing Republican elected officials when they stray from conservative principles. However, after exclusive interviews with both men, Breitbart Texas can report that they are hoping for a more positive working relationship and are interested in sitting down to talk.

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Texas GOP Chair Denies Email Targeted Michael Quinn Sullivan

The first email message sent to Republican Party of Texas (RPT) members from newly-elected Chairman Tom Mechler had many speculating that he was declaring war on Michael Quinn Sullivan, the Empower Texans President. Sullivan's organization is known for criticizing Republican elected officials when they stray from conservative principles. However, after exclusive interviews with both men, Breitbart Texas can report that they are hoping for a more positive working relationship and are interested in sitting down to talk.
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Texas Cattle Raisers: Border not Secure, Drug War Hurting Business

There are few things that are more American than raising cattle in the great State of Texas. Every year, thousands of cattle raisers from the state and the southwestern US gather for the annual Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) convention. I had the privilege presenting during their general session on border security issues, in addition to speaking to several of the ranchers and ranch owners about their border concerns.
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Franchise Tax Reform Stalled in Texas House

The Texas Senate has passed a package of bills that would enact substantive changes to the state's franchise tax. Not a single bill related to franchise tax reform has received a public committee hearing in the Texas House.
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Déjà vu: Mexican Border TV Station Attacked with Grenades — Twice this Year

Cartel gunmen in Matamoros have thrown a grenade at a Mexican TV station near the Texas border for the second time in as many months. The latest attack took place at the Televisa station. This is the same station that in February, Breitbart Texas reported that two employees were injured when Gulf Cartel gunmen lobbed a grenade at the security booth at the entrance.
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US Supreme Court Devises Test for Discrimination Claims of Pregnant Workers

In a 6-3 opinion this week, the United States Supreme Court evaluated the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and devised a new test for determining discrimination claims for employees who become pregnant. America’s highest court reversed a decision by a lower court holding that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act does not give pregnant women “a ‘most favored nation’ status.” A United Parcel Service (UPS) worker sued UPS because they did not put her in a lighter-duty position after she became pregnant.
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Traiciones Y Peleas Dentro De Cartel Del Golfo Auguran Mas Violencia A La Frontera

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- Las constantes pugnas de grupos dentro de la organización criminal denominada Cartel del Golfo amenazan con una nueva etapa de violencia para la ciudad de Reynosa en Tamaulipas. Una de las pugnas que amenaza con mas violencia tiene que ver con una aparente traición por uno de los mandos del Cartel Del Golfo que se presume dio información de otro comandante y una rápida venganza por la parte afectada.
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Cartel Chronicles: Betrayals Inside Gulf Cartel Indicate More Violence Coming at Texas Border

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- The constant infighting within the groups that make up the Gulf cartel point to a new wave of violence coming to in this border city. One of the fights that may bring more violence has to do with the apparent betrayal by one of the commanders who is believed to have tipped off authorities on another commander. That cartel leader answered with a swift revenge and execution.
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Gohmert Presidential Aspirations: No More Bald Presidents in My Lifetime

Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) created a small grass-fire in the arena of the 2016 presidential campaign when he hinted that he might be considering forming an exploratory committee. Gohmert’s staff quickly backpedaled and said the Congressman was making a joke. A Congressional staffer for Gohmert jokingly said there will be “no more bald presidents in his lifetime.”
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Op-Ed: Texas’ Welfare Rolls Shrink, Rick Perry Deserves Praise

They say “everything is bigger in Texas,” but Texas’ welfare rolls are shrinking, and presidential hopeful and former Governor Rick Perry (R) deserves a lot of the credit. When Perry first became governor of Texas in 2000, the number of people enrolled in the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program was well over 300,000. Since then, the number has declined to below 80,000, and a new study says key policy changes help explain why.
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Abbott: White House Failing to Secure Border

WESLACO, Texas -- The White House has been failing America in securing the border forcing Texas to step up to the plate and do what the federal government won’t do. That is the message that Texas governor Greg Abbott relayed during his most recent visit to the border.
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A Glut of Texas ‘Pro-Vax’ Bills Threaten Vaccination Exemptions

Pro-vaccination legislative fever is sweeping the nation faster than the recent measles and whooping cough outbreaks combined. Texas is no exception. A glut of proposed mandatory inoculation bills are moving through the 84th Legislative session. These are bills that would threaten existing vaccination exemptions.
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Abbott: DPS to Secure Most Wide Open Area of Texas Border

WESLACO, Texas – The most wide open area along the Texas border may soon get a boost in law enforcement presence as well as technology, said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The border city of Laredo and its surrounding areas has a long history of being used for drug and human smuggling by the Los Zetas cartel. A lack of a border fence and populated areas just yards from the Rio Grande have led to detentions of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers around city streets Breitbart Texas previously published.
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Jordan Britten: More Information on College Student Found Dead on South Padre Island

The death of Jordan Britten, the college student who went missing during spring break on South Padre Island, is being called "suspicious" by local authorities. Britten was found by searchers about a block off of the road in a marshy area between Schlitterbahn and Chapel by the Sea. Authorities said the location was directly across the road from Dirty Al’s.

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