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Texas Senate Approves Open Carry Of Handguns

The bill still needs a final House vote. That chamber has already passed a similar version.

05/22/2015

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Dell Urges Texas Lawmakers To Stop Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

Dell Inc. has joined opposition to a Texas bill that would attempt to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if gay marriage is legalized.

05/13/2015

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Patriot Act Renewal Splits GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism.

05/08/2015

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Cruz Criticizes Lynch, Skips AG Confirmation Vote

Vocal Loretta Lynch opponent Ted Cruz was the only senator to miss her confirmation vote.

04/23/2015

National Constitution Center Names Jeb Bush As New Chairman

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Holds Fundraiser In Dallas

North Texas Republicans are rubbing elbows and raising money in Dallas Wednesday night for a potential White House run.

03/25/2015

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Officers ‘On Watch’ After North Texas Lawmaker Receives Threats

Law enforcement is being extra-vigilant with a North Texas Republican legislator who has received threats over a bill that would limit independent bloggers filming police.

03/24/2015

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz To Run For President

A senior campaign advisor tells me Texas Senator Ted Cruz will announce Monday he’s running for President in 2016.

CBS 11–03/22/2015

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Controversy Over “Former Fetus” Sign At The State Capitol

The signs delivered to state lawmakers in Austin had a strong message with just two words: Former Fetus. But it wasn’t the message that caused a flap, it was the interaction between two Republican lawmakers about where the sign was hung.

CBS 11–03/11/2015

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Texas Congressman Denies He Sexually Harassed Staffer

Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican first elected in 2010, told a federal court on Friday that he never sexually harassed one of his staffers.

02/13/2015

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Perry: Ongoing Felony Case Won’t Delay 2016 Preparations

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says an ongoing felony abuse-of-power case against him won’t delay his preparations for a possible 2016 presidential run.

01/28/2015

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Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Gov. Perry’s Criminal Indictment

A Texas judge has refused to throw out a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue.

01/27/2015

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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

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