A U.S. Border Patrol agent says that the federal government is “completing the smuggling cycle” by bringing unaccompanied minors into the country “for free.”
Governor Rick Perry, R-Tex., said that the Lone Star State is being flooded with “record high numbers” of people from terrorist-linked countries, and that Texas simply doesn’t have the resources to secure the border.
Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight with tens of millions of dollars at stake, and a loss could bankrupt the cyclist who until last year ranked among the wealthiest and most popular athletes in the world.
A conservation group says the federal government hasn’t done enough to save endangered burrowing frogs because it has yet to write up a rescue plan.
The Texas attorney general’s office has filed 24 lawsuits against the federal government since Obama took office — litigation that has cost the state $2.58 million and more than 14,113 hours spent by staff and state lawyers working those cases.
Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have prompted strenuous complaints from the dwindling fleet of shrimpers blamed for drowning them in their nets, who say their own livelihoods are threatened.