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Appeals Court Considers New Texas Abortion Restrictions

The constitutionality of a Texas law that could force some women to travel hundreds of miles or cross state lines to get a legal abortion were debated Wednesday before a federal appeals court

01/07/2015

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NJ Lawmakers May Investigate Christie Over Free Cowboys Tickets

The joint legislative committee that led an investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal is considering looking into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s free tickets and travel to Dallas Cowboys games. Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski […]

01/06/2015

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Incoming Lt. Gov. Patrick Vows Tax Relief Despite Oil Prices

Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is continuing to vow tax relief despite plummeting oil prices that have complicated the Texas budget outlook.

01/05/2015

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Fort Hood Attack Victims File New Purple Heart Petition

The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting attack leaving 13 dead filed a formal petition Wednesday to receive Purple Hearts and other benefits they have argued are long overdue.

12/31/2014

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Audit Criticizes Texas Agency’s $105M Contract With AT&T

State auditors are criticizing a Texas agency’s contract with AT&T that was initially listed as costing $1 million and then swelled to $105 million over the course of seven years.

12/31/2014

While George Bush was serving as the governor of Texas, brother Jeb Bush was serving as the governor of Florida.

Jeb Bush To Step Down From Tenet Healthcare Corp. Board

Jeb Bush is stepping down from the board of directors of Tenet Healthcare Corp.

12/26/2014

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Perry: Top Official Resigning Over No-Bid Contract

The widening fallout over $110 million in no-bid state contracts awarded to an Austin tech company forced the resignation of a second top state official Friday, this time at the request of Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

12/19/2014

While George Bush was serving as the governor of Texas, brother Jeb Bush was serving as the governor of Florida.

Jeb Bush To ‘Actively Explore’ Run For President

It’s an announcement that is certain to reverberate throughout Republican politics.

12/16/2014

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Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns For States

Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues.

12/11/2014

A small boat rescues sailors from the USS 'West Virginia' after she had suffered a hit in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Tennessee (BB-43) is inboard of the sunken battleship. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Bill Renaming Waco VA Hospital For ‘Dorie’ Miller Goes To President

President Barack Obama will consider signing a bill to rename the Waco Veterans Affairs Medical Center for World War II hero Doris Miller.

12/11/2014

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Gov Perry: Obama’s Immigration Order Means More Border Chaos

Gov. Rick Perry says the Obama administration’s executive action on immigration will trigger a new flood of people illegally entering Texas from Mexico.

12/03/2014

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Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Health Care Law

A Texas doctor’s challenge to President Obama’s health care overhaul is before a federal appeals court in New Orleans.

12/02/2014

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