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The abortion drug Mifepristone, also known as RU486, is pictured. (credit: Phil Walter/Getty Images)

High Court Ends Okla. Bid To Limit Drug Abortions

The Supreme Court will not review an Oklahoma court ruling that struck down a state law limiting drug-induced abortions.

11/04/2013

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Planned Parenthood Wants Supreme Court To Block New Texas Abortion Laws

Planned Parenthood asked the Supreme Court Monday to place Texas’ new abortion restrictions on hold.

11/04/2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces that a plot was foiled involving men allegedly linked to the Iranian government to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. and to bomb the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney General Takes Texas To Task Over Voting Rights

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or “pre-clearance” before it makes any changes to its voting laws.

07/25/2013

People gather outside of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Calls Special Session To End Controversy Over Voting Districts

Governor Perry wants lawmakers to approve the voting maps drawn by a federal court in Washington, DC that were already used for Congressional and state legislative districts last year.

05/27/2013

Texas State Capitol

Recapping The 83rd Texas Legislative Session

State lawmakers are sending Gov. Rick Perry a slew of new bills to sign, after pushing through several proposals before the end of the regular legislative session.

05/27/2013

Firearms Maker Smith And Wesson Reports Almost 50 Percent Increase In Sales Revenue

Texas House Approves 12 Bills To Ease Gun Laws

The Texas House approved a batch of bills Saturday to further soften gun laws that were already among the country’s most firearms-friendly.

05/05/2013

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas Legislature Opens 2013 Session

The 83rd Texas Legislature has convened for its 140-day regular session where it will tackle the state budget, students testing, water issues, health care and hundreds of proposed new laws.

01/08/2013

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