The Department of the Interior recently sent more than 4,000 purchase offers to tribal land owners in southern Arizona and Montana as part of their Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. The offers total almost $100 million.
Claiming illegal political motives, attorneys for Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to void the lines drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission for the state's 30 legislative districts.
The National Guard is now descending on the South Texas border. It’s part of a law enforcement surge called Operation Strong Safety. Governor Rick Perry ordered the mission to confront the never-ending flow of illegal drug traffic headed north from Mexico.