Texas Senate Approves Eliminating Straight-Ticket VotingThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill eliminating straight-ticket voting statewide beginning in 2020.
Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Stalled VA Accountability BillCongressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a bill to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire its employees. It's part of an accountability effort touted by President Donald Trump.
Pastor Says Churches Urged To Back 'Bathroom Bill'Robert Morris of Gateway Church in Southlake said that Gov. Greg Abbott contacted him and other church leaders, urging them to drum up support for the state's hotly debated 'bathroom bill.'
Lawmakers Agree On $1T Plan Government-Wide Funding BillCongressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund most government operations through September.
Legal Rulings Could Force Texas Back Into Federal OversightA run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago.
Conservative Group's Health Ads Slam GOP LawmakersThe conservative Club for Growth is targeting powerful committee chairmen and other top Republicans, part of an aggressive ad campaign to rally support for the GOP's struggling health care overhaul effort.
Lawmakers Try To Keep Town Halls From Getting Out Of ControlTown halls have become a risky proposition for GOP members of Congress. Some Americans, angry about President Trump's agenda, have flooded the meetings, asking representatives tough questions, chanting and heckling them.
Sanders: Trump Will Be A One-Term PresidentVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is predicting that President Donald Trump will be a one-term president.
Trump's Military Action Unnerves Some GOP Libertarians, DemsPresident Donald Trump's military strike against Syria drew strong push-back from an odd mix of libertarian Republicans, Democrats and the far-right conservatives who have long insisted on Congress' constitutional authority for acts of war.
Gorsuch Heads For Confirmation As Senate Tears Up Own RulesPresident Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is headed for confirmation after Republicans tore up the Senate's voting rules to allow him to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections.
Dems Claim Votes To Block Gorsuch; GOP Will Override ThemDemocrats claimed the votes they needed Monday to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, but the victory was only fleeting, setting up a historic showdown with Republicans who intend to rewrite Senate rules and muscle Neil Gorsuch onto the high court.
House Republicans, Short Of Votes, Withdraw Health Care BillHouse Republicans, short of votes, withdraw health care bill.

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