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White House Responds To Petition For Death Star

The White House issued an official response to a petition calling for the United States government to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.

01/15/2013

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas Legislature Opens 2013 Session

The 83rd Texas Legislature has convened for its 140-day regular session where it will tackle the state budget, students testing, water issues, health care and hundreds of proposed new laws.

01/08/2013

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Texas Comptroller To Release Budget Estimate

Republican Comptroller Susan Combs on Monday releases her biennial revenue estimate — the crucial number that sets the limit on what lawmakers can spend for 2014 and 2015.

01/07/2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

State’s Investment Funds Await New Scrutiny

A criminal investigation marred Texas’ signature programs that use taxpayer funds to boost private startups in 2012, and lawmakers this year must decide how much of an appetite they have to keep the money flowing.

01/05/2013

Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Averted — Now What?

Congress didn’t completely fall off the “fiscal cliff,” but they’re still hanging onto the edge. By waiting until the last minute to scrape together a limited bill, Congress sidelined some major fiscal issues they initially sought to resolve before the new year.

01/02/2013

Senate Prepares For Christmas Eve Vote On Health Care Reform Bill

Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Measure

Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year’s Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to block across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials.

12/31/2012

John Boehner

Progress Seen In Last-Minute ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks

Working against a midnight deadline, negotiators for the White House and congressional Republicans in Congress narrowed their differences Monday on legislation to avert across-the-board tax increases.

12/31/2012

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US Consumer Confidence Falls On Fiscal Cliff Fears

U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week.

12/27/2012

House Speaker John Boehner Addresses The Press On The Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

New Round Of Talks As Fiscal Deadline Looms

As the nation teeters on the edge of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” President Obama returns to Washington Thursday to resume negotiations with Congress over a deal to keep taxes from going up on Americans.

12/26/2012

U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on January 18, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fiscal Cliff Talks Appear To Be Stalled

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says a bipartisan deal to avert a “fiscal cliff” is more likely if Democrats and Republicans don’t try to over-reach on spending cuts.

12/12/2012

Job listings are posted on a bulletin board at a career center. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Democrats Want Jobless Benefits In `Cliff’ Deal

Millions of unemployed Americans have another reason to worry about “fiscal cliff” budget talks that seek to avoid looming tax increases and dire spending cuts come January.

12/08/2012

A student studies at his desk. (credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

State Witness Says Texas Schools ‘Above Average’

An education expert says Texas is “above average” compared to other states in public-school student performance.

12/06/2012

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