Politics

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Report Blasts Billions Of Dollars Of Gov’t Waste

Sen. Tom Coburn’s yearly ‘Wastebook’ cites 100 examples, big and small, of questionable government spending like a $347,000 alternative medicine grant to measure the benefits of massage on rabbits.

10/22/2014

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Former Dewhurst Aide Pleads Guilty To Stealing Campaign Funds

A former top adviser to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing $1.8 million in campaign funds from the powerful Republican.

10/21/2014

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Gov. Rick Perry’s 1st Court Appearance Delayed

Gov. Perry’s first court appearance to face abuse of power charges has been pushed back a week to Nov. 7.

10/21/2014

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Texas GOP Closing In On Another Election Day Sweep

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest shake up of Texas politics in decades is two weeks away. As early voting begins Monday, little has changed since campaigns launched a year ago: Republican Attorney General Greg […]

10/19/2014

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Texas Asks Supreme Court To Preserve Voter ID Law

Attorney General Greg Abbott is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the state’s voter ID law in place with early voting starting next week.

10/16/2014

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Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas voter ID law that the U.S. Justice Department describes as the state’s latest tool to suppress minorities in elections.

10/14/2014

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Wendy Davis Defends Wheelchair Ad

Texas Democrat Wendy Davis is defending her governor’s campaign television ad that prominently notes opponent Greg Abbott’s use of a wheelchair.

10/13/2014

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

A federal judge has blocked enforcement of a Texas voter ID law just weeks ahead of the November elections.

10/09/2014

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Perry Seeks Unlimited Natural Gas And Oil Exports

Gov. Rick Perry is calling for unlimited natural gas and oil exports, saying it would help the American economy and aid American allies threatened by Russia’s control of European natural gas supplies.

10/08/2014

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New Poll Shows Wider Abbott Lead Over Davis In Governor’s Race

A new poll gives Republican Greg Abbott a wider lead over Democrat Wendy Davis in the Texas Governor’s race.

10/03/2014

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Texas Appeals Court Upholds DeLay Reversal

The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

10/01/2014

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More Sparks In Final Debate Between Abbott, Davis

Ebola, ethics and education are among the issues that dominated the final debate between Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis.

09/30/2014

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