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Oldest-Ever Texas Congressman Faces Biggest Challenge

Now that he’s 90 and the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House, the Texas Republican is facing his own political shootout. He’s facing his first primary runoff since being elected in 1980.

04/28/2014

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Texas AG Greg Abbott Faces Death Penalty Choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don’t dare get in the way of either.

04/15/2014

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Allegations Of Impropriety Inside Dallas IRS Office

The Dallas office of the Internal Revenue Service has come under federal scrutiny, but not because of anything to do with taxpayers’ money.

04/10/2014

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

He Could Be A Contender: Ted Cruz Has Book Deal

Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, is working on a project considered standard for national contenders: a book.

CBS 11–04/02/2014

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Ted Cruz To Speak At World’s Largest Christian University

Possible presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is auditioning at one of the nation’s largest meetings of young evangelicals, a critical voting bloc for any Republican with White House ambitions.

04/02/2014

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Experts: Political Personal Attack Ads Work

They’re the types of personal political battles that take over our airwaves.

03/05/2014

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Texas Democrats Nominate Wendy Davis For Governor

Democrat Wendy Davis has become the first female gubernatorial nominee in Texas since former Gov. Ann Richards.

03/04/2014

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Bush Wins Texas GOP Land Commissioner Nomination

Yet another Bush is rising among the ranks in Texas politics.

CBS 11–03/04/2014

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Greg Abbott Widely Expected To Win Republican Primary In Governor’s Race

The moment Republican Greg Abbott announced he was running for Governor, political analysts started saying it’s his race to lose.

CBS 11–03/04/2014

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Preview Of Hotly Contested Republican Primary For Texas Lt. Governor

It’s one of the most heated races in Texas: The Republican primary for Lt. Governor.

02/28/2014

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Fight Pits Texas AG vs. Gay Friend

When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend’s bedside.

02/28/2014

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Abbott Focuses On Issues As Davis Criticizes Nugent Alliance

Likely Republican nominee for Governor Greg Abbott returned to North Texas Monday when he made an appearance in McKinney.

02/24/2014

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