Saturday, February 28, 2015
Texas
Greg Abbott

Politicians For Local Control, Except When They’re Not

Conservatives love local government — until the locals embrace progressive policies.

February 26, 2015
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One Gay Marriage Rattles Texas

An unusual case has turned the marriage equality debate in Texas upside down.

February 20, 2015
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Texas Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Another judge has ruled in favor of marriage equality.

February 17, 2015
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Judge Blocks Obama Policy To Defer Deportation Of Millions

A Texas judge has halted President Obama’s immigration policy. Now what?

February 17, 2015
Rick Perry

Perry: Change Must Come From Outside DC

Yes, Rick Perry is still running for president.

February 6, 2015
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Texas Lawmakers Introducing Measures To Roll Back Advances For Gay Rights

Texas Republicans are going to war against anti-discrimination laws.

February 5, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: The Florida-Texas War!

Jon Stewart highlighted the big confrontation this week in Congress — when Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) proudly messed with Texas.

February 5, 2015
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Texas Gun-Rights Leader Says Failure To Pass Open Carry Law ‘Punishable By Death’

Tensions are running high in Texas after an open carry advocate threatened the lives of pro-gun control lawmakers.

February 4, 2015
Rick Perry

Perry Says Exploration Of Presidential Bid ‘Moving Right Along,’ In Spite Of Legal Setback

Rick Perry won’t let a criminal indictment stop him from running for president.

January 28, 2015
Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY)

A Texas-Sized GOP Race For President

The road to the GOP nomination in 2016 will run through Texas.

January 26, 2015
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Scientists Look For What’s Causing Texas Earthquakes

Could fracking be causing earthquakes in Texas?

January 14, 2015
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Texas Abortion Clinics Seen Facing Long Odds In Fight On Limits

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans is poised to deal a huge blow to Texas abortion clinics.

January 5, 2015
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Anti-Abortion Lawmakers In Texas Push For More Restrictions

Texas lawmakers are looking to build even further on measures that have closed more than half of abortion clinics.

January 1, 2015
Nina Pham

Those Touched By Ebola Recount How Their Lives Have Changed

American Ebola survivors are trying to rebuild their lives now that the media have moved on.

December 31, 2014
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Capital Punishment In U.S. Continues Its Decline

Is the death penalty on its way out in the United States?

December 18, 2014
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Tarrant County Democrats Turn Out To See The ‘Ready For Hillary’ Bus In Fort Worth

Clinton’s campaign-in-waiting is rolling along in Texas.

December 18, 2014
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The Case Of Scott Panetti — And The True Meaning Of ‘Cruel And Unusual’

America must move past “eye for an eye” justice.

December 8, 2014
Greg Abbott

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Expected To Sue Barack Obama, Then Meet Him

Texas’ incoming governor has proven that he can fight with President Obama. But can he work with him?

December 3, 2014
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Texas Prepares To Execute Schizophrenic Inmate Despite Call For Clemency

A man with clear mental health problems is the 11th person to be executed in the state of Texas this year.

November 24, 2014
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Texas Panel Approves Controversial Textbooks Over Democrats’ Concerns

Democrats are crying foul over “biased” new curricula.

November 21, 2014
Greg Abbott

Texas, Oklahoma Threaten Suits To Block Obama Immigration Plan

Republicans are preparing to sue the president (again.)

November 21, 2014
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National Guard To Leave Texas Border By Spring, Earlier Than Thought

Find out why Rick Perry’s “border surge” is meeting an early end.

November 20, 2014
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Texas Education Board Postpones Action On New Textbooks

The Texas State Board of Education has decided not to make any decisions about new textbooks until publishers have completed all changes to the books.

November 19, 2014
Rick Perry

Rick Perry Criminal Case Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Texas’ governor is not out of the legal woods yet.

November 18, 2014