Border Bulletin – Staples manufactures border fear, Fronteirphobia runs rampant, Obama defends attorney general on ATF

Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples, has unveiled a report that sites a source,, (which he created) that says that violence is out of control along the Texas border with Mexico. Many are skeptical of the report's veracity. In other news President Obama defends Department of Justice head Eric Holder over his handling of the ATF’s Fast and Furious program.

San Antonio Examiner – Staples Manufactures Border Fears -Article pushes back on an erroneous s report on border violence noting: “USA Today recently did an analysis of border violence, drawing on “more than a decade of detailed crime data reported by more than 1,600 local law enforcement agencies in four states, federal crime statistics and interviews along the border from California to Texas.””

Current – Texas Ag Commissioner Fueling Fronteirphobia - Article highlights Todd Staples use of “fronteirphobia” to score political points as he gears up for a lieutenant governor run in Texas.

President Obama defends attorney general regarding ATF tactics – “Obama says he and Holder didn’t know the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was allowing illegal gun purchases on the Southwest border as part of Operation Fast and Furious.”