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Immigrant Surge Underscores Texas Political Divide

Texas Democrats say the solution for dealing with the thousands of immigrant children pouring into the country is a softer, more measured policy response, while state Republicans emphasize clamping down on the U.S.-Mexico border.

06/29/2014

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State Democrats Hear From Female Nominees At Top Two Spots

The stage is set for Texas history to be made Friday night in Dallas.

06/27/2014

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Texas Democrats Pushing Optimism At Dallas Convention

The Texas Democratic Party hopes to prove that though its candidate slate isn’t exactly star-studded, it can still be enough to end the party’s 20-year losing streak in statewide elections.

06/27/2014

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Receptions & Fun In Dallas Before State Democratic Convention

Texas Democrats are pouring into Dallas in anticipation of this weekend’s state party convention. The quiet of the halls of Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Thursday belies the noise that will soon be generated.

CBS 11–06/26/2014

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A Year After Filibuster, Davis Says, “We Will Win”

Democrat Wendy Davis celebrated Wednesday night the anniversary of her star-making filibuster over Texas abortion restrictions by rallying supporters.

06/25/2014

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U.S. Mayors Talking Jobs At Dallas Conference

More than 200 of the nation’s mayors descended on Dallas for the summer U.S. Conference of Mayors. Aerobics and a continental breakfast on the Continental Street Bridge provided an initial welcome, then there was a quick return to the routine.

CBS 11–06/20/2014

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Republicans & Democrats Support State Border Surge Operations

During its newly ordered surge operations along the Texas-Mexico border, the state Department of Public Safety says it will target drug dealers, human traffickers, and gangs.

06/19/2014

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Could Gov. Perry Be Mulling Move To California?

The Republican has made persuading top employers to move to Texas a centerpiece of his administration. He’s led job-poaching missions in Democratically controlled states.

06/17/2014

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Sessions Drops Bid For House Majority Leader

Texas Rep. Pete Sessions is dropping his bid for majority leader, clearing the field for California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to secure the No. 2 job in the House.

06/12/2014

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Dallas Throws Grand Old Party To Win GOP Convention In 2016

With the hope of hosting the Republican National Convention in 2016, Big D threw a Grand Old Party for the GOP. As a band played outside the American Airlines Center, cheerleaders and volunteers welcomed the 13 members of the RNC.

CBS 11–06/12/2014

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Dallas City Council Wants Raise, Puts It To A Vote Of The People

Right now, Dallas City Council members make $37,000per year and they are asking for a bump to $60,000.

06/12/2014

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Texas Asks Feds For $30 Million To Secure Border

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked the U.S. Homeland Security secretary for $30 million so Texas can send more state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border to provide security while the Border Patrol is contending with an immigration surge.

06/12/2014

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