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Abbott Has $41 Million For 2018, But No Major OpponentGov. Greg Abbott is starting his re-election bid with nearly $41 million on hand, giving the Republican a formidable head start on any potential challenger in 2018. But no Democratic opponent has emerged.
Straus Says He Didn't Want Suicide Over 'Bathroom Bill'Joe Straus, the Republican speaker of the Texas House, said that he did not want "the suicide of a single Texan on my hands" over a 'bathroom bill' targeting transgender people.
GOP Voters Blame Congress For Lack Of ProgressIn firm control of the federal government, President Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver on core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure.
Trump Upset States Not Fully Cooperating With Voting PanelPresident Donald Trump is upset that all states aren't fully cooperating with his voting commission's request for detailed information about every voter in the United States.
Ballgame Of Unity, Spirit, Friendly Rivalry, Won By DemsThursday night's Congressional baseball game in Washington D.C. served as a form of healing for U.S. lawmakers and the country.
Virginia Shooter's Facebook Page Includes Anti-Trump PostsHodgkinson's Facebook account includes anti-Trump posts and posts praising former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. 
Reaction To Trump Climate Accord Decision Depends On Party AffiliationThe reaction among Texas leaders to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States after the Paris climate agreement largely fell along partisan lines.
Nancy Pelosi Criticizes Texas Law Banning Sanctuary CitiesGovernor Greg Abbott said the new state law doesn't target illegal immigrants who are victims or who are trying to help police.
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.

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