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Congress Gives Final OK To Local Internet Tax BanCongress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
President Obama Sends Congress Record $4.1 Trillion 2017 Spending PlanPresident Barack Obama is sending Congress his eighth and final budget, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives.
Texas AG's Injunction Request Banning Syrian Refugees DeniedPaxton's press secretary says the office is now exploring its options to move forward in a different way.
Texas Senator Speaks Out Against EPA In FlintTexas Senator John Cornyn has said that it "certainly appears that the EPA did not take action" or at least alert the public about lead contamination in Flint's water.
President Obama's Final State Of The Union AddressPresident Obama says one of the few regrets of his presidency is that too many Americans feel their voice doesn't matter in democracy.
President Obama Signs Sweeping Overhaul To No Child Left BehindPresident Obama on Thursday signed a sweeping overhaul to the No Child Left Behind law that mandated aggressive federal involvement in the nation's public schools over the last decade.
No Child Left Behind Rewrite To Be Voted On By HouseThe nation could soon have a new education law covering public schools as the House prepares to vote on a long-sought rewrite of the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act.
CBS11 I-Team: Inspections Missed On Local Flood Control ProjectsA 2011 annual report to Congress shows as many as a dozen projects went four years without an inspection.
In Dallas, Vice President Biden Defends U.S. Plan For Syrian RefugeesThe Vice President disagrees with Republicans in Congress who say there should be a "pause" in bringing the Syrian refugees to the U.S.
Cruz Seeks Support From Christian Conservatives, Hopes For 2nd Reagan RevolutionTexas Sen. Ted Cruz sought to energize the Christian conservatives at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano to vote for their values.
House Speaker John Boehner To Step DownIn a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed Republicans that he would step down at the end of October.
Pope Prepares For Historic Address To CongressPope Francis is about to become the first pontiff in history to speak to a joint meeting of Congress.

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