When Texas Governor Rick Perry announced on July 21 that he would send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to deal with the massive wave of illegal immigration by children, he received national attention. But the National Guard is only one of several resources Texas is using to counter the border crisis.
A new source of information for investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald has revealed that the federal government's spy agencies are now tracking more than one million people and have partnered with state governments to scoop up driver's license pictures for their databases.
The Washington Post has added its editorial voice to those warning President Obama away from reported plans to act on his own in granting legal status to millions of immigrants now living in the United States illegally.
U.S. House of Representatives Liberty Caucus Chairman Justin Amash survived a strong primary challenge from establishment forces, but those same forces picked off Rep. Kerry Bentivolio and prevailed in an open primary to replace retiring House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers.