Democrats Again To Lead Just 2 Texas Senate CommitteesDemocrats will again head just two Texas Senate committees, the same number that the minority party ran last session in 2015.
Cornyn Shows Support, Introduces Rex Tillerson At Senate HearingPresident-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state is getting the ringing endorsement of Texas senator John Cornyn.
Bathroom Bill Draws Opposition From Dallas Business LeadersTexas took center stage in the debate over bathroom privacy Thursday afternoon. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced a bill to limit transgender women from using public women's restrooms.
Obama Sets Rule To Protect Streams Near Coal MinesThe Obama administration on Monday set final rules designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation's streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans who vowed to overturn it under President-elect Donald Trump.
Trump Offers Housing Secretary Job To Ben CarsonPresident-elect Donald Trump has formally offered retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson the position of secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Texas Home To 'Reddest County In America'The dust has started to settle after last week’s historic election, and one small Texas town in the Panhandle has earned the title of “Reddest County In America.”
Trump Offers Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn National Security Adviser JobDonald Trump has offered retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn the job of national security adviser, according to a senior Trump official.
Clinton Reflects On Loss, Urges Backers To 'Stay Engaged'Hillary Clinton is reflecting on her devastating defeat, acknowledging the difficulty of her loss for her supporters and urging them to persevere through the Donald Trump era.
Senate Dems Ready For New Leader, GOP Staying With McConnellSenate Democrats and Republicans are meeting separately to pick leaders for the Congress that convenes in January.
Mayors Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Say They'll Fight Trump's PlansDemocratic mayors of several major U.S. cities say they'll do all they can to protect residents from deportation, despite President-elect Donald Trump's vows to withhold potentially millions of dollars in taxpayer money
GOP Maintains Influence Over Most Legislatures, State PolicyDemocrats' hopes to gain majorities in several state legislatures have fallen apart as Republicans across the country were helped by Donald Trump's win in the presidential race.
Leaderless Democratic Party In Dire Straits After GOP SweepsIn what appeared to be a wave election, Republicans secured the White House and majorities in the Senate and the House and in governor's mansions and state legislatures across the country.

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