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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 7: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House on August 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced he has authorized military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and a humanitarian aid drop. ISIS has been advancing on the important city of Erbil, Iraq and a civilian humanitarian crisis has developed. (credit: Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

Most Doubt Obama & GOP Can Break Gridlock

Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal. There’s almost no chance that President Obama and the Republican Congress can work together.

12/11/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Pulls All Nighter Speaking In Congress Advocating The Defunding Of Affordable Health Care Act

Cruz Tells Democrats “Don’t Mess With Texas”

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says the organizers who hoped to bolster Democrats have been turned back with a resounding and familiar message: “Don’t mess with Texas.”

11/05/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) speaks at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Reports $5.7 Million In Campaign Cash

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis reported that she has $5.7 million in campaign cash left — about five times less than her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott.

10/07/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) speaks at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Wants $10 Minimum Wage In Texas

A call by Wendy Davis to raise the Texas minimum wage to $10 an hour, as protesters nationwide demand better pay for fast food workers, is drawing criticism from business leaders.

09/05/2014

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Democrats Reframe Health Care Debate

One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama’s health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.

08/22/2014

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Davis To Speak At Mexican Border

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is to speak in McAllen amid a surge in illegal immigration and Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to send the National Guard to the border.

08/07/2014

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Planned Parenthood Plans Democratic Support

The political arm of Planned Parenthood expects to spend $3 million on an aggressive campaign to support Texas Democrats in the 2014 general election.

07/20/2014

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on March 6, 2012 in Ohio. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Dems Target Women With Batch Of Bills

Democrats and Republicans are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in Congress because they target a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections: female voters.

07/17/2014

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Dems Seek Edge In Contraception Ruling

Democrats see a political winner in the defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives.

07/16/2014

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Legal, Political Hurdles In Child Migrant Crisis

The legal, humanitarian and political constraints facing the Obama administration as it copes with thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally has come into sharp focus.

07/06/2014

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Criticism Building Against Plan For Unaccompanied Minors

Opposition and criticism are building against Dallas County Commissioner Clay Jenkins’ plan to bring to Dallas 2,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who crossed the Texas border.

07/03/2014

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State Democrats Hear From Female Nominees At Top Two Spots

The stage is set for Texas history to be made Friday night in Dallas.

06/27/2014

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