Politics

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Debate Preview: What Texas Lt. Gov. Candidates Must Do To Win

With a 10 to 12 point lead in the polls, analysts say the race to be the next Lieutenant Governor of Texas is Republican Dan Patrick’s to lose.

09/29/2014

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Wendy Davis Accuses AG Greg Abbott Of Incentive Fund ‘Cover Up’

Democrat Wendy Davis is accusing Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott of a ‘cover up’ involving economic incentive dollars on the eve of their final debate in the Texas governor’s race.

09/29/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Judge Excuses Indicted Gov. Perry From Next Court Date

A judge has excused indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry from his next court appearance but denied the Republican’s request to skip all other pretrial hearings.

09/26/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Audit Finds Problems In Gov. Perry’s Deal-Closing Texas Enterprise Fund

The first state audit of Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s deal-closing business fund is raising questions about jobs created and the level of completion from other states luring the same companies.

09/25/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Official Says Eric Holder Resigning As US Attorney General

Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.

09/25/2014

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Texas Sen. Cruz Walks Out After Pro-Israel Comments Draw Boos

Sen. Ted Cruz said he walked out of a speech Wednesday night to a Christian organization after some audience members booed his comments in support of Israel and the Jewish people.

09/11/2014

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead (credit: CBS 11 News)

Fort Worth Police Chief Receives Vote Of Confidence

Fort Worth City Council members met Tuesday to discuss the future of Police Chief Jeff Halstead and ended up giving him a vote of confidence.

09/09/2014

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“Angry” Sandwich Shop Message On Business Marquee

Calling it his First Amendment right to freedom of speech, a Richardson man has posted his personal view about the state of the country outside his small business.

CBSDFW.COM–09/06/2014

Perry "unauthorized" tweet

Rick Perry Joins List Of Political Social Media “Fails”

Governor Perry’s Twitter account posted a picture of the Travis County DA with the line, “I am the most drunk democrat in Texas.” The governor quickly tweeted that he wasn’t responsible for the message.

CBS 11–09/01/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2016 GOP Hopefuls Vie For Attention At Dallas Event

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing Friday at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in Dallas.

08/29/2014

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President Obama Crafts Legal Rationale For Next Immigration Steps

The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration.

08/27/2014

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Study: Social Media Users Shy Away From Sharing Opinions

Tired of that friend or relative who won’t stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority.

08/26/2014

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