Politics

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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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Golfer Nicklaus To Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Golfing great Jack Nicklaus will receive Congress’ highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal.

12/02/2014

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Carpet From England Purchased For Texas Senate Chamber

New historically accurate carpet for the Texas Senate comes from England as part of a more than $500,000 update to the chamber in Austin.

12/02/2014

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Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget Cap

Texas lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the current 2-year spending cycle.

12/01/2014

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States Differ On Need For Bitcoin Oversight

The Texas Food and Beverage Commission approved bitcoin as an acceptable form of payment for food and alcohol, and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott accepted bitcoin campaign donations.

11/28/2014

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Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Elicits Praise And Anger

Maria Robles is overcome by emotion. On one hand, she’s disappointed, saying President Obama’s executive action on immigration doesn’t go far enough.

11/21/2014

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Homeland Security Chief On Texas Border After Immigration Order

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has told Border Patrol agents in Texas that enforcement priorities are realigning after President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration.

11/21/2014

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President Obama To Announce Immigration Steps Thursday

Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation

11/19/2014

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Senate Democrats Reject Bill To Build Keystone XL Pipeline

The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Senate’s 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.

11/18/2014

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Judge Refuses To Toss Perry Case On Technicalities

A Texas judge has refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue.

11/18/2014

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during a political ceremony. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

How Much Do Texas Tech Students Know About Politics?

A political science organization at Texas Tech wanted to find out how much students know about politics. Who won the Civil War? And who is the Vice President? Their answers might surprise you.

11/13/2014

Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott celebrates with his wife Cecilia and daughter Aubrey during his victory party on November 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Abbott Makes First Nomination As Governor-Elect

Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott has chosen a new Texas secretary of state in his first nomination since his landslide victory last week.

11/11/2014

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