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College Athletes Take Labor Cause To Capitol Hill

Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University have the right to form a union.

04/02/2014

Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

President Obama Calls On Congress To Help Create Jobs

President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to help him create jobs and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.

03/02/2014

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Republican North Texas Congressional Race Gaining National Attention

Republican Congressman Pete Sessions of Dallas is in a primary fight with local Tea Party leader Katrina Pierson that’s made national headlines.

CBS 11–02/28/2014

Richard Fisher, President and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Federal Reserve Bank Prez Blames Congress For Lagging Economy

On Tuesday night in Dallas, the President and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, Richard Fisher, made a speech that’s making national headlines, about who he blames for the still sluggish economy.

CBS 11–02/12/2014

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Obamacare Congressional Hearing Held In Richardson

Members of the U.S. Congress came to North Texas Monday to discuss concerns about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

CBS 11–12/16/2013

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) speaks to her peers on January 21, 2009 at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Opens Up About Partial Government Shutdown

Democrats and some Republicans in Congress blame Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his effort to defund Obamacare for the 16 day partial government shutdown.

10/17/2013

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Government Shutdown Threatens Tarrant Co. Head Start

If the partial government shutdown doesn’t end by November 1st, families of nearly 10,000 Tarrant County children enrolled in Head Start or a day-care program may suffer.

10/15/2013

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Senate Rejects Democratic Debt Limit Extension

The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government’s ability to borrow money through next year.

10/12/2013

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Poll: Americans Prefer Witches, Jury Duty To Congress

As the government shutdown continues and Congress remains divided, the American people are united on one front: they disapprove of Congress.

10/08/2013

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Hundreds March In Dallas For Immigration Reform

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Hundreds of people wanting immigration reform staged a rally and march Saturday afternoon in Dallas. It was part of what was billed as a “National Day of Dignity and Respect.” The rally […]

10/05/2013

The U.S. Capitol is pictured in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2013 during the first day of the federal government shut down. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Some North Texas Voters Furious Over Government Shut Down

A lot of North Texas voters are furious over the government shut down.

CBS 11–10/01/2013

Former Texas Justice, Congressman Hightower Dies

Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Jack Hightower, a Democrat who also served a decade in Congress under three different presidents, has died. He was 86.

08/03/2013

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