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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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House Rejects Effort To Cut NSA Spying Program

The House has voted to continue the collection of hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone records in the fight against terrorism.

07/24/2013

A man shows a handful of the U.S. pennies. (credit: Getty Images/Jim Watson/AFP)

More Questions Than Answers On Sequester’s Local Impact

CBS 11 tried gauging the impact of the sequester on North Texas if it hits after the Friday deadline. But the bottom line is, most people don’t seem to know what it will be.

02/25/2013

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First 2013 Paychecks Bring Unwanted Surprise

Many North Texas workers are opening their first paychecks of the year on Friday, and many are unpleasantly surprised.

01/18/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Perry: 2nd Amendment Trumps Obama, Any President

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s disgusted by the left using the massacre in Newtown, Conn., to advance a pro-gun control agenda.

01/16/2013

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