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U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX). (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

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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To Cut Down On Fraud, DPS Wants Fingerprints To Renew Drivers License

Next time you head to the DMV lawmakers will want your finger prints on file before you can get your drivers license renewed.

06/11/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during a rally. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz Formally Renounces Canadian Citizenship

Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has renounced his birth country’s citizenship, making good on his promise to do so from last summer.

06/10/2014

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CBS 11 Takes A Closer Look At ‘Reparative Therapy’

The Texas Republican party made headlines for endorsing “reparative therapy,” a psychological approach claiming to effectively change the sexual orientation of adults, from gay to straight.

06/09/2014

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Overrun By Immigrants, Border Agents Doing Paperwork Instead Of Patrolling

Influx of illegal immigrants is putting a major strain on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security causing agents to fill out paperwork, transport, feed and moving these folks around.

06/09/2014

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Ted Cruz Rallies Republicans To Their Feet At State Convention

Thousands of cheering Republicans at the state GOP convention in Fort Worth consider U.S. Senator Ted Cruz a political rock star.

06/06/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during a rally. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: Ted Cruz Would Be ‘Friendly’ White House Rival

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and Texas counterpart Ted Cruz will be “friendly competitors” should both run for president in 2016.

06/06/2014

Photo of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi taken from the 'Free USMC Sgt Tahmooressi from Mexican Jail' Facebook page.

TX Congressman Wants ‘Trade-Off’ To Free U.S. Marine From Mexico

‘It’s ironic that we can deal with the Taliban and get an American soldier released but we can’t get a Marine across the border released,’ Rep. Poe says.

06/06/2014

Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry Gives Fiery Speech & Impression He’ll Run For President

Governor Rick Perry isn’t running for any political office, but he still knows how to bring Republicans to their feet. Before thousands of Republicans at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, the Governor dished out political red meat.

CBS 11–06/05/2014

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