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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Speaks At SXSW Conference

NSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival.

CBS 11–03/10/2014

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Poll: Romney Holds Big Lead In Texas

Republican Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead over President Barack Obama in the presidential race in Texas, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

10/29/2012

Texas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry speaks during a forum on manufacturing. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Perry Talks Higher Ed, Romney On CBS This Morning

Gov. Rick Perry appeared on CBS This Morning on Wednesday to talk about his higher education proposals — in particular, his calls for universities to create $10,000 bachelor’s degrees and lock students’ tuition in at a flat rate for four years.

10/10/2012

Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert backs U.S. Senate candidate David Dewhurst after debating Ted Cruz on July 17, 2012. (Credit: Jack Fink/KTVT)

Leppert Backs Dewhurst Over Cruz After Debate

An hourlong debate between the remaining Republican candidates for U.S. Senate was overshadowed Tuesday night by the announcement that came afterward.

07/17/2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Perry: TX Won’t Implement Key Elements Of Health Reform

Texas will not expand Medicaid or establish a health insurance exchange, two major tenets of the federal health reform that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld last month, Gov. Rick Perry said in a Monday morning announcement.

07/09/2012

Ted Cruz (credit: Ted Cruz Campaign)

Ted Cruz, Justice Roberts Have History

Before he was the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who helped save “Obamacare,” John Roberts was friends with U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz, who once called Roberts one of the “very best lawyers in the country.” But he recently described the justice’s controversial decision as “heartbreaking.”

07/09/2012

The U.S. Capitol building stands prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on January 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Democrats Sadler, Yarbrough Meet In Senate Debate

The two Democrats competing in a runoff for their party’s nomination to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison disagreed on how the federal government should address the faltering economy, on immigration and on the war on drugs during a debate Tuesday afternoon.

06/26/2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Tribune Liveblog: Cruz, Dewhurst Face Off in KERA Senate Debate

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz faced off tonight in the first debate of the hotly contested Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate.

06/22/2012

A student in math class. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

Summer School Attendance Up With Introduction Of New Exams

The amount of Texas students currently attending summer school has increased because of the growing number of ninth graders who have to retake state assessment exams.

06/18/2012

Hank Skinner, an ex-con sent to Texas' death row for three murders and spared from execution earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court. (credit: AP Photo)

State Backs DNA Testing For Hank Skinner

Reversing its decade-long objection to testing that death row inmate Hank Skinner says could prove his innocence, the Texas Attorney General’s office today filed an advisory with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals seeking to test DNA in the case.

06/04/2012

Texas State Capitol

HD-33 GOP Race Pits Lawyer Against Ex-NFL Player

There are no hard-hitting ads or abrasive exchanges in the GOP primary race for the newly drawn House District 33, which encompasses fast-growing Rockwall County and the outer north, east and western edges of Collin County.

05/22/2012

Texas State Capitol

Primary Will Determine Who Takes Dallas House Seat

State Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway’s campaign for Congress has left a key opening in a historically black southern Dallas state House district — and three Democratic candidates are angling for it. With nobody else in the race, whoever wins the May 29 primary gets the HD-110 seat.

05/15/2012

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