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Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), last week said that Christians need to "take back society" from "the progressives."

"The blood of 57 million babies is crying out to God, just like the blood of Abel cried out to God. But you know, what we need to do is turn the tables on the progressives," the elder Cruz said in an interview with bishop E.W. Jackson, according to audio posted by the Raw Story.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) will speak during a press conference at 6:30 p.m. ET ahead of the grand jury's decision whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.

Nixon and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay "will be calling for peace and discussing preparations to protect the public and free speech," according to a statement from Nixon's office.

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has delivered some hot takes in recent days about Ferguson, Mo., saying that "white police officers won't be there if you weren't killing each other 70 percent of the time." He then doubled down after some outcry, adding that "the danger to a black child -- if it was my child -- the danger is another black.”

And now Giuliani is getting the backing of Missouri House Speaker Timothy Jones (R), whose state has been embroiled in racial tension since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

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Texas Attorney General and Governor-elect Greg Abbott (R) on Monday said that the state plans to sue the Obama administration over the president's executive action to the delay the deportation of about 5 million undocumented immigrants.

"Most everyone agrees the immigration system is broken, but executive fiat is not the way to fix it," Abbott told reporters at the state capitol.

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