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News about politics and government.

Jay Porter / U.S. Office of Personnel Management

The federal government has been steadily increasing the number of veterans it employs since President Obama issued an Executive Order in 2009 to do so. Yesterday, local veterans actively seeking federal employment gathered in San Antonio to learn about opportunities. 

Ryan E. Poppe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the launch of the Texas Human Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime Unit.  Paxton says the unit will not only focus on sex crimes, but also incidents and businesses using what he labeled as “slave labor.”

 

“It includes young men and women who come to our country and being forced to work imaginary and endlessly revolving debts against their captors," Paxton said.

 

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood’s national office files federal racketeering charges against the group responsible for a series of undercover videos featuring Planned Parenthood executives discussing fetal tissue donation.  

AP

During his final State of the Union speech, President Obama will address problems still plaguing the nation. A couple of Texas congressmen hope the President’s speech includes a number of national issues affecting the lives of Texans. 

Ryan E. Poppe

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is once again raising the question of what constitutes a natural born citizen, challenging whether fellow Republican Ted Cruz qualifies to be president.  But one UTSA professor says, like President Obama, Cruz meets the criteria.

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