Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Sanctuary Cities legislation is back! (link)

Governor Rick Perry has added the controversial legislation to the Special Session down in Austin. Not a surprise move by Perry, but one has to wonder if it will matter. Personally, I don't see it passing right now. Maybe in another Special Session?

2. Rick Perry and the AFA (link)

Governor Rick Perry is coming under some scrutiny for partnering up with the American Family Association for his Day of Prayer on August 6th. Seems as though some people have a problem with this Christian organization's stand on homosexuals and people of other religions. The AFA is against gay marriage and the homosexual lifestyle. The AFA also believes that you must accept Jesus in order not to be saved. Uh, what did you guys expect? Not many Christian organizations say everyone goes to Heaven and being gay is just fine.

3. Romney could beat Obama (link)

According to a new Washington Post/ABC News Poll, Mitt Romney could be President Obama in a head to head match up. According to the Washington Post:

New Post-ABC numbers show Obama leading five of six potential Republican presidential rivals tested in the poll. But he is in a dead heat with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who formally announced his 2012 candidacy last week, making jobs and the economy the central issues in his campaign.

Among all Americans, Obama and Romney are knotted at 47 percent each, and among registered voters, the former governor is numerically ahead, 49 percent to 46 percent.

Overall, about six in 10 of those surveyed give Obama negative marks on the economy and the deficit. Significantly, nearly half strongly disapprove of his performance in these two crucial areas. Nearly two-thirds of political independents disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy, including — for the first time — a slim majority who do so strongly.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the GOP has a front-runner.

These and many more topics coming up on Wednesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.