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Republican presidential candidates Jindal and Perry speak during a commercial break at a forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Ex-Texas Governor Perry Can’t Pay Presidential Campaign Staff: Reports

A Super PAC said they would step in, but they are not legally allowed to coordinate their activities with a candidate’s campaign, according to reports in the Washington Post.

August 11, 2015
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Appeals Court Strikes Down ‘Discriminatory’ Texas Voter ID Law

The Fifth Circuit judges wrote: “We recognize the charged nature of accusations of racism, particularly against a legislative body, but we also recognize the sad truth that racism continues to exist in our modern American society despite years of laws designed to eradicate it.”

August 5, 2015
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The 5 Worst States For Women’s Health

Five states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy, female homicide, women living in poverty, and limited health care access.

July 31, 2015
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Larry Wilmore Makes A Shocking Discovery In News On Sandra Bland Case

Wilmore checked on some major conservative personalities to see what their reactions would be.

July 24, 2015
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Trump Goes To Texas, Is Ditched By Tour Guides

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border town of Laredo, Texas, on Thursday, but his tour group stood him up.

July 23, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Everyone’s Got Secession Fever

Donald Trump is railing against immigrants trying to get into the country, meanwhile we’ve got conservative activists and officers of the court angling to get out. Misogyny, paranoia, xenophobia, oh my!

July 10, 2015
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Dear Texas: What Are You Afraid Of Now?

Texas, you go ahead and try to poison the minds of your children, but this version of history won’t fool the independent thinkers among them.

July 9, 2015
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Texas Will Give Legal Help To Officials Who Refuse Same-Sex Couples On Religious Beliefs

The Texas attorney general told local county clerks and other officials that if they refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings because they conflict with their religious beliefs the state will help them fight their case if they face lawsuits.

June 29, 2015
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5 States That Are Trying To Thwart Gay Marriage

Some states are trying to find the least discriminatory ways to discriminate against same-sex couples.

June 15, 2015
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Police Shoot, Kill Disgruntled Gunman After Standoff In Armored Van

An overnight shooting turned police headquarters here into a crime scene on Saturday with a detonated pipe-bomb and bullet-riddled windows and police cars.

June 15, 2015
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When Police Brutality Goes Viral

With each viral video of police brutality comes a new opportunity to forge multiracial alliances to effect political change.

June 12, 2015
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Endorse This: A Texas Cop You’ll Like

Watch the fun as the “sovereign citizen” repeatedly challenges the cop’s authority — refusing to even show any identification. But nothing — not even the car window he wouldn’t open — can shield him from the full force of the law.

June 11, 2015
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Big Food And Hotel Giants Trying To Peddle Plastic ‘Authenticity’

These apparently hip, alternative outlets are the fake-independent arms of huge corporations, vying for a hot niche of consumers in search of authenticity.

June 10, 2015
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Controversial Texas Abortion Law Upheld By Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals panel has decided to uphold nearly all of the provisions of a Texas law that will force the closure of most of the state’s abortion clinics, according to an opinion published on Tuesday.

June 9, 2015
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Obsession With Guns Now Infects College Campuses

College campuses don’t have enough problems with rapes, binge drinking, and cheating. The Texas Legislature had to add concealed weapons to the mix.

June 6, 2015
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Rick Perry, Former Texas Governor, Enters Presidential Race

Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, announced his run for the Republican nomination.

June 4, 2015
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5 Things You Need To Know About Rick Perry

Rick Perry’s troubling history doesn’t end with that memorable “oops” moment. Here are five other things every voter should know about Perry.

June 4, 2015
Flooding continues in Texas

As Rain Stops In Oklahoma And Texas, Downriver States Brace For Flooding

The waters are inundating rivers across four states, bringing new flood worries for weeks ahead as the torrents barrel toward the Gulf of Mexico.

June 3, 2015
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Texas Reels, Braces For More Flooding

The storms that started during the Memorial Day weekend have 33 killed people, with 6 victims in Oklahoma and 27 in Texas.

May 30, 2015
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More Flooding Could Hit Beleaguered Texas Communities This Weekend

“I don’t think the worst is over because of the way the weather is running and because we’re so saturated throughout Texas.”

May 29, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: And God Created The Electric Chair

Capital punishment is God’s gift to America! Hillary Clinton is such a sure thing, people already want to impeach her! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 29, 2015
Epic Texas rainfall floods parts of Houston, Austin, Dallas; thousands displaced

Texans Don’t Like Federal Aid. Until They Need It.

As floodwaters ravaged Central Texas, President Obama reached out to the state Tuesday afternoon to pledge the full cooperation and support of the Federal Government, exactly the kind of aid Texas has desperately needed and vocally rejected for so long.

May 27, 2015
Photo: The University of Texas at Austin might be a tobacco-free campus, but if a new law is passed by the state legislature, it won't be a gun-free one. ctj71081 via Flickr

Texas House Passes Measure To Allow Concealed Handguns On College Campuses

Texas moved closer to allowing concealed handguns in classrooms and other areas on public and private college campuses late Tuesday night, as House members gave tentative approval just minutes before the midnight deadline.

May 27, 2015
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Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
Epic Texas rainfall floods parts of Houston, Austin, Dallas; thousands displaced

Rain Spreads Havoc Across Houston

More than 11 inches of rain transformed many neighborhoods in Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, into a disaster zone and those caught off-guard sheltered where they could overnight.

May 27, 2015
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