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Paxton Wins GOP Runoff For Texas Attorney General

Tea party favorite Ken Paxton has won the Republican nomination for Texas attorney general after a bruising runoff against fellow lawmaker Dan Branch. Paxton is now the favorite to replace Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor.

05/27/2014

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Abbott: Pay Teachers Bonuses For High Exam Scores

Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams.

04/23/2014

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New Federal Government Policy Impacts Gay Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the federal government is expanding its recognition of same sex couples received applause and cheers in some circles.

02/10/2014

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Texas AG Asks Court To Rethink Cyberstalking Law

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked the state’s top criminal appeals court to rethink striking down a state law that banned sexually explicit online chatting between adults and minors.

02/05/2014

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AG Abbott: $300M Border Security Plan If Elected Governor

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says he wants to double state spending on border security and deploy an extra 500 troopers along the Texas-Mexico border if elected governor in November.

02/04/2014

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Texas Governor Candidate Wendy Davis Announces Education Plan

State Sen. Wendy Davis announced several education proposals Thursday at a round table discussion at the University of Texas at Arlington.

01/09/2014

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Planned Parenthood Wants Supreme Court To Block New Texas Abortion Laws

Planned Parenthood asked the Supreme Court Monday to place Texas’ new abortion restrictions on hold.

11/04/2013

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Texas AG Seeks Quick Ruling On Abortion Law Appeal

A federal appeals court judge is considering whether to grant an emergency appeal that would allow the state to enforce a law that could shut down a dozen abortion clinics in Texas.

10/29/2013

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Abbott Promises To Keep Texas Economy Exceptional

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas’ booming economy is the nation’s strongest and it’ll remain that way if he’s elected governor.

10/10/2013

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Texas National Guard Denies U.S. Military Benefits For Gay Couples

The Texas National Guard refused to enroll a woman involved in a same sex relationship into the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.

CBS 11–09/03/2013

American Airlines unveils a new company logo and exterior paint scheme on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on January 17, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

AA Pilots Blast Texas AG For Anti-Merger Lawsuit

Union pilots at Texas-based American Airlines say the state attorney general’s opposition to American’s proposed merger with US Airways doesn’t make sense.

CBS 11–08/19/2013

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Attorney General Critical Of Stand Your Ground Laws

AG Eric Holder says stand your ground laws that allow a person to use deadly force if they believe they are in danger need to be reassessed.

CBS 11–07/16/2013

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