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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

US Capitol Building

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

House Deliberates On Budget Deal Past Fiscal Cliff Deadline

GOP Primary Talk Follows ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Vote

Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.

01/05/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

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Local Businesses Think U.S. Still Dangling On Fiscal Cliff

After decisions in Washington, D.C. many are asking – will the vote to avoid going over the fiscal cliff help North Texas companies? CBS 11 News spoke with one local business owner who said years of uncertainty have proven costly.

CBSDFW.COM–01/02/2013

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