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Rubio Visiting Texas For UT Address

Often mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is heading onto the home turf of two other future potential White House contenders, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry.

04/15/2014

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GOP Governors Blast Medicare Advantage Rates

Three Southern Republican governors are writing President Barack Obama to complain about newly announced Medicare Advantage payments.

04/15/2014

A math teacher uses a white board to explain a sum to students. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Senators Vying For Higher Posts Spar In Hearing

A Senate panel’s discussion about how best to overhaul the curriculum and testing procedures for high schools felt like a political debate.

04/14/2014

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Perry Searches Pacific For U.S. Servicemen

Gov. Rick Perry and wife Anita Perry have traveled to a remote South Pacific archipelago to search for U.S. servicemen missing from World War II battles.

04/07/2014

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Lawmakers Hear Testimony On State Economy

Texas lawmakers in Austin are hearing from business leaders on the state of the Texas economy and the impact of credit card data theft on consumers and businesses.

03/27/2014

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Planned Parenthood Eyes Texas Political Race

The advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood launched a new political action fund Thursday to influence this year’s election in Texas, hoping to build on its success shaping the Virginia governor’s race.

03/20/2014

Decisions... decisions. What's next for James Richard “Rick” Perry? (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry Jabs California & New York Over Taxes

Gov. Rick Perry said that Democratic-led states promote policies that produce high taxes. He singled out New York and California as states where taxes are too high.

03/07/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) waits for an elevator off the Senate floor at the US Capitol, on December 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate worked through the night debating President Obama's Circuit Court nominations. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Election Leaves Tea Party Influence Unsettled

The first primary in what the GOP hopes is a triumphant year showed that the tea party wield considerable influence in one of the nation’s most conservative states.

03/05/2014

File photo of a Texas GOP member. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Surprises Likely In Texas Primary Races

A member of the Bush dynasty, a history-making feat, heavyweights trying to survive, and winter weather. Primary elections in Texas on Tuesday figure to be anything but ordinary.

03/04/2014

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Perry Avoids 2016 Talk In Iowa

Gov. Rick Perry returned to Iowa for a visit that he said was focused on helping the state’s governor seek re-election — and not on a potential 2016 presidential bid of his own.

02/28/2014

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Perry Plans 2-Day Trip To Iowa

Gov. Rick Perry is returning to Iowa on Thursday for a two-day visit that includes stops in the Des Moines suburbs and a meeting with business leaders in Davenport.

02/27/2014

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Texas Gay Marriage Ruling Sparks Debate

A federal court ruling has fueled debate across the nation. A judge on Wednesday struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional.

02/27/2014

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