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Planned Parenthood Suing Texas in Fight for Medicaid Funding

Planned Parenthood is suing the State of Texas in a fight to continue to receive Medicaid dollars. Officials for the state stopped the abortion provider from receiving these funds after numerous undercover videos showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of baby parts and tissue. The state’s halt of dollars includes millions in federal dollars it distributes, as well as hundreds of thousands of state dollars.

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Texas Toddler Burned to Death in Oven by 3-Year-Old Sibling, Left Alone by Mom

A toddler died after she was burned to death in an oven when the children’s mother and her boyfriend left four children under the age of five unattended. A three-year-old sibling allegedly turned on the oven after the 19-month old toddler climbed into the oven. Child Protective Services (CPS) now has custody of the three surviving children.


Cops Harassing Bikers for Christ, Other Biker Groups, Says Biker Attorney

Christian bikers in ministry, like Bikers for Christ, say they are frequently detained and questioned by cops who want to see if they have information about bikers obtained while engaging in their ministry. The Twin Peaks biker indictments and arrests in Waco, Texas, brought attention to the profiling, as well as the harassment of motorcycle riders in America. Among these bikers are independents who do not belong to any particular organization, as well as those who wear patches and are members of biker and motorcycle clubs, Christian and Veteran bikers, and others.


Obama and the DOJ Appeal Halt of His Executive Amnesty Program

President Obama and the Department of Justice filed a petition on Friday asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit putting a halt to the administration’s executive amnesty program. The administration has asked for an expedited appellate review.

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Rick Perry Battles at Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Former Governor Rick Perry and his legal team were at the state’s highest criminal court on Wednesday morning arguing that the remaining count against him (abuse of official capacity) should be dismissed. A special prosecutor argued that a second count (coercion of a public servant) dismissed by an immediate court of appeals should be reinstated.


Homeland Security Hearing Reveals Why Accepting Syrian Refugees Risks American Lives

A video excerpt from an October 21st House Homeland Security Committee hearing reveals exactly why Texas Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) is calling for “a screeching halt” to Syrian resettlement in the country. He and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) are sponsoring a bill which would give governors the ability to protect their states by refusing to accept Syrian refugees.

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Texas Abortion Law

The United States Supreme Court decided on Friday that it will hear a lawsuit claiming that a Texas law unconstitutionally limits access to abortion in the state. The court granted certiorari review of a challenge to provisions of Texas House Bill 2.

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Sotomayor Chastises SCOTUS for ‘Shoot First, Think Later’ Ruling in Texas Police Case

The Supreme Court of the United States issued a per curium decision today reversing a 2014 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opinion holding that a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper was not entitled to be granted qualified immunity. The officer had used deadly force to stop a driver in a high-speed car chase. Justice Sotomayor chastised the court for allowing a “shoot first, think later approach to policing.”

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Texas Criminal Court Judge Shot in Her Driveway

A felony criminal district court judge in Travis County, Texas, was shot outside her home last night. Judge Julie Kocurek is also a former prosecutor. It is unknown whether the shooting is related to her duties as a criminal judge or prosecutor.