Politics

A teenager looks down at her cell phone to read a text message as she drives. (credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Texas House Passes Bill Outlawing Texting While Driving

For the third time, the Texas House has passed a bill outlawing texting while driving.

03/26/2015

US Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX) and his wife Heidi  (Photo Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz To Buy Insurance Via Obamacare, A Law He Vows To Scrap

Texas Senator Ted Cruz says he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act – a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House.

03/24/2015

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus delivers remarks after acepting the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda March 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Congress has awarded its highest civilian honor to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who accepted the gold medal with a few tears, humility and humor.

03/24/2015

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GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

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Funding Battle Brewing As Billions Left Unspent In Texas House Budget

Billions of available dollars remain unspent under a House budget that sets up battles over tax cuts and extra money for roads and classrooms in the final two months of the Legislature.

03/24/2015

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Dallas Co DA Susan Hawk Makes Changes, Fires Staffer

For the second time in a few weeks Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk has shaken-up her office.

03/23/2015

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Supreme Court Justices Struggle With Free Speech Case Over TX Plates

In a dispute over a proposed Confederate battle flag license plate, the Supreme Court struggled Monday to balance worries about government censorship and concerns that offensive messages could, at worst, incite violence.

03/23/2015

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Groups For, Against Gay Rights Stage Rallies At Texas Capitol

Hundreds are gathering at the Texas Capitol for a rally against same-sex marriage, headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

03/23/2015

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Concerned Texans Gathering In Austin To Protest Toll Roads

People from across Texas are going to be in Austin today calling on elected officials for toll road reform.

03/23/2015

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Texas Moves Closer To Allowing Guns On College Campuses

The Texas Senate has given final approval to a proposal allowing people with proper licenses to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.

03/19/2015

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Texas Senate Approves Concealed Campus Carry Gun Bill

The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, a day after passing a measure allowing open carry of guns most everywhere else in America’s second most-populous state.

03/18/2015

Texas State Capitol

Texas House OKs Sweeping Border Security Bill

Plans to hire of hundreds of new troopers for the Texas-Mexico border is part of sweeping border security measures tentatively approved by the Texas House.

03/18/2015

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