Texas Senate Approves Eliminating Straight-Ticket VotingThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill eliminating straight-ticket voting statewide beginning in 2020.
Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Stalled VA Accountability BillCongressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a bill to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire its employees. It's part of an accountability effort touted by President Donald Trump.
Lawmakers Agree On $1T Plan Government-Wide Funding BillCongressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund most government operations through September.
Sanders: Trump Will Be A One-Term PresidentVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is predicting that President Donald Trump will be a one-term president.
Trump's Military Action Unnerves Some GOP Libertarians, DemsPresident Donald Trump's military strike against Syria drew strong push-back from an odd mix of libertarian Republicans, Democrats and the far-right conservatives who have long insisted on Congress' constitutional authority for acts of war.
Democrats Object To Trump Infrastructure Plan's DirectionDemocrats, who had hoped the one big policy area where they could find common ground with President Donald Trump would be infrastructure, say they don't like what they're hearing from administration officials about the transportation portion of the plan that's still in-the-works
House Minority Leader Pelosi Criticizes Trump In Texas TripHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's push to expand a border wall in Texas is an "immoral initiative" that must be stopped.
DNC Race Tight As Democrats Seek Gains Against TrumpThe contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.
North Texas Republicans, Democrats React To President Trump's InaugurationAt a watch party at the Las Colinas Country Club, about 30 members of the Greater Irving Republican Club cheered after Mr. Trump took the Oath of Office, then raised their glasses to offer him a toast.
Price Tries To Reassure On Health Care; Dems Not Buying ItThe Affordable Care Act is providing coverage to about 20 million people, and government as well as experts say repealing without a concrete substitute would make millions uninsured and spike premiums.
Watchdog To Investigate Justice Department, FBI Actions Before ElectionThe Justice Department inspector general says he will investigate the actions of the Justice Department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election
Carson Questioned About Housing Views & ExperienceBen Carson defended his experience and credentials Thursday to serve as the nation's new housing secretary, turning to his life story to show that he understands the needs of the country's most vulnerable.

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