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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images for Usher's New Look Foundation)

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Convicted Of Taking Bribes

A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

02/12/2014

A same-sex couple stands in line to receive their marriage license before getting married in San Francisco. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

New Federal Government Policy Impacts Gay Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the federal government is expanding its recognition of same sex couples received applause and cheers in some circles.

02/10/2014

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Washington Not Prioritizing American’s Needs

Conservatives teeming with anti-Washington frustration are talking about driving the Republicans’ policy agenda and ousting GOP leaders who don’t adhere to their ideology.

02/10/2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

CBS 11 Exclusive: Former VP Dick Cheney Talks Heart Disease & Politics

During an exclusive CBS 11 News interview former Vice-President Dick Cheney spoke openly about his battle with heart disease and didn’t hold back on his opinions about some political hot topics.

CBS 11–02/07/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 05: Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) talks with guests at the head table before speaking at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. Davis, who entered the national spotlight after holding a filibuster on a Texas abortion bill, spoke on the political climate in Texas and Washington during her remarks. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wendy Davis Supports Open Carry Law

The Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned in Texas under state law. But the next governor could change that.

02/06/2014

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AG Abbott: $300M Border Security Plan If Elected Governor

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says he wants to double state spending on border security and deploy an extra 500 troopers along the Texas-Mexico border if elected governor in November.

02/04/2014

US President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington on January 28, 2014. (credit: LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)

President’s Minimum Wage Plan Has Businesses Talking

President Barack Obama’s call for increasing the nation’s minimum wage rate to $10 an hour is generating quite a bit of discussion in North Texas.

01/29/2014

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Gov. Perry Defends States’ Right To Legalize Marijuana

Gov. Rick Perry is defending Colorado and Washington’s legalization of marijuana as a states’ rights issue — and says he wants to keep minor drug offenders out of jail.

01/23/2014

Dallas City Hall at night (CBSDFW photo by Jay Gormley)

Dallas City Council Members Expect “Changes” From Gonzalez

There was a nationwide search, but in the end Dallas City council members went with what they knew best and tapped interim city manager A.C. Gonzalez for the job full-time.

01/21/2014

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Texas Dems Try To Make Payday Lending Election Issue

Democratic competitor Wendy Davis claims Abbott is responsible for a 2006 interpretation of a consumer loan law that allowed payday lenders to charge fees as high as 25 percent of a loan’s value.

01/10/2014

A doctor holds a patients hand. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

White House, Texas Dems Tout Health Care Overhaul

The White House and Texas Democrats are touting the health care overhaul and calling on Republican leaders to expand coverage for the poor.

01/06/2014

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Historic Fort Worth Post Office For Sale?

Fort Worth outgrew city hall years ago. It now spends a million dollars a year to rent office space in other buildings. That money could go to buying the post office.

01/03/2014

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