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Obama Reassures Panicked Conservatives: We'll SWAT the Next Victim

Obama Reassures Panicked Conservatives: We'll SWAT the Next Victim
"The dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low," said Obama, "but we are taking this very seriously." Also discussed: An actual plan to literally SWAT anyone diagnosed with Ebola.
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CA's Jerry Brown Tries Novel Idea of Helping – Not Hurting – Child Immigrants

CA's Jerry Brown Tries Novel Idea of Helping – Not Hurting – Child Immigrants
Child refugees from South America have become a hot-button issue. And while many border-abutting states like Texas are taking a hard line, putting up fences and calling in the big guns, California is actually trying to help.
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The Rick Perry Border Conspiracy Show

The Rick Perry Border Conspiracy Show
Texas Governor Rick Perry went on ABC this past weekend and attempted to spread border conspiracies so absurd that the host cut him off.
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Eggs, Toast, and a Side of Outright Bigotry: TX Restaurant Condemned for Calling Couple 'Fags'

Eggs, Toast, and a Side of Outright Bigotry: TX Restaurant Condemned for Calling Couple 'Fags'
Texans took to Yelp and social media outlets like Facebook to condemn an east Texas restaurant called Big Earl's, when the proprietor's daughter told a couple after they ate there, 'we don't like fags.' The couple was then asked never to return.
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TX Gov Rick Perry Endorses Bob Beauprez for CO Gov in the Greatest Endorsement of All-Time

TX Gov Rick Perry Endorses Bob Beauprez for CO Gov in the Greatest Endorsement of All-Time
Just a short time after former presidential candidate Mitt Romney endorsed former congressman Bob Beauprez in the race for Colorado governor, another hot-shot GOP contender threw his considerable (primary) weight behind the man known as Both Ways Bob: Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Of course, when it comes to the general election, that might not actually be a good thing.
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Gov Contender Wendy Davis Hopes to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession in TX

Gov Contender Wendy Davis Hopes to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession in TX
Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis would like to see small amounts of marijuana decriminalized in the state, she said in an interview Tuesday. Citing the overwhelming costs of incarceration, Davis questioned whether anything was really solved by throwing small-time users in jail.
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'No Guns Allowed,' Says TX Mall After AR-15 Carrying Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct

'No Guns Allowed,' Says TX Mall After AR-15 Carrying Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct
Parkdale Mall in Beaumont is clarifying its ban on all guns in response to an incident where Derrick Poe was charged with disorderly conduct for slinging an AR-15 across his back.
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Right Wing Vs. Even Righter Wing: Rift Continues as TX Tea Party Groups Sue GOP

Right Wing Vs. Even Righter Wing: Rift Continues as TX Tea Party Groups Sue GOP
The devil's bargain the Texas Republican stalwarts made with fringe tea party groups is coming back to haunt them. Not content with confronting Democrats, the tea parties have decided to take on the GOP establishment, getting kicked out of the Alvin courthouse in the process. They've now sued the Republicans in office. It's like a Marx brothers' routine.
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Greg Abbott Tries to Take a Stand, but Candidate for Gov Fails to Address 96% of TX Students

Greg Abbott Tries to Take a Stand, but Candidate for Gov Fails to Address 96% of TX Students
Unless Greg Abbott plans to turn the entire Texas Public Education system into charter schools and magnet academies, his latest campaign video still sheds little light on his position regarding education funding or traditional public schools.
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All-Woman TX Gubernatorial Ticket Lands Big Endorsement

All-Woman TX Gubernatorial Ticket Lands Big Endorsement
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte received the nod from Emily's List Friday in her run for Lieutenant Governor. The women's grassroots organization brings with it money and clout for the upcoming Governor's race, one that's gaining national attention with filibuster star Wendy Davis at the top of the Democratic ticket.
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