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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Speaks At SXSW ConferenceNSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival.
Poll: Romney Holds Big Lead In TexasRepublican 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.
Perry Talks Higher Ed, Romney On CBS This MorningGov. 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.
Leppert Backs Dewhurst Over Cruz After DebateAn hourlong debate between the remaining Republican candidates for U.S. Senate was overshadowed Tuesday night by the announcement that came afterward.
Perry: TX Won't Implement Key Elements Of Health ReformTexas 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.
Ted Cruz, Justice Roberts Have HistoryBefore 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."
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.
Tribune Liveblog: Cruz, Dewhurst Face Off in KERA Senate DebateLt. 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.
Summer School Attendance Up With Introduction Of New ExamsThe 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.
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.
HD-33 GOP Race Pits Lawyer Against Ex-NFL PlayerThere 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.
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.