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Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Why Dallas Voters Ousted Watkins As District Attorney

Perhaps the biggest impact of the mid-term elections in Dallas County is in the district attorney’s office.

11/05/2014

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Greg Abbott Widely Expected To Win Republican Primary In Governor’s Race

The moment Republican Greg Abbott announced he was running for Governor, political analysts started saying it’s his race to lose.

CBS 11–03/04/2014

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) leads a rally in support of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions at the Texas state capitol on July 1, 2013. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

SMU Political Analyst Says Davis Should Stay Put

State Sen. Wendy Davis has been encouraged by Democrats to run for the Texas Governor’s office in 2014. But SMU political scientist Cal Jillson thinks it would be a bad move.

08/23/2013

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Sequestration Cuts Will Be Widespread, Won’t All Be Felt Immediately

Now that the budget axe is falling on Capitol Hill, the White House warns the cuts will be widespread.

CBS 11–03/01/2013