Texas House Speaker Won't Block Bathroom Bill Despite His OppositionTexas House Speaker Joe Straus says he doesn't know if the Senate's controversial bathroom bill will pass in the House. "That's a good question."
Plaintiffs Ask Judges To Trash Texas Congressional DistrictsThe plaintiffs challenging the congressional district lines imposed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 have asked federal judges to trash that district plan and order a new district plan.
Speaker Straus: 'No I Won't' Block Texas Bathroom BillTexas House Speaker Joe Straus says while he opposes the senate's so-called 'Bathroom Bill,' he won't keep it from getting a full vote in the house.
AP Sources: US To Approve Keystone XL PipelineThe State Department will recommend the pipeline is in U.S. interests, clearing the way for the White House to grant a presidential permit to TransCanada to build the $8 billion pipeline, two officials said.
Senate Votes To Undo Privacy Rules That Protect User DataThe Republican-led Senate has voted to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.
Schumer Vows Filibuster In Opposition Of GorsuchSen. Chuck Schumer said Thursday that he will oppose Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans.
Report: US Probes Banking Of Ex-Trump Campaign ChiefU.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe.
US Declines To Join Letter Criticizing China On Human RightsThe United States has declined to join other countries in criticizing China over allegations of torture against human rights lawyers.
Texas House Speaker Blasts Senate Budget's Accounting TrickThe Texas Senate's proposed $106.3 billion state budget is now set for a floor vote next week -- but it's already being blasted by the Republican head of the House.
Texas Senate OKs Bill Banning Some Abortion CoverageThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill that would prohibit the coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas, despite similar efforts stalling previously.
Gorsuch Vows Adherence To Legal PrecedenceOn a path toward confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared Wednesday that "when you put on the robe, you open your mind" as he faced a final day of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Dallas County Commissioners Face Off In Price TrialDallas County commissioner Mike Cantrell took the stand Wednesday in the federal bribery trial of his former ally in local government, fellow Dallas County commissioner John Wiley Price.

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