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Senate Democrats Reject Bill To Build Keystone XL Pipeline

The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Senate’s 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.

11/18/2014

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman. (credit: stockman.house.gov)

Stockman Challenges Cornyn In U.S. Senate Race

In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.

12/09/2013

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, provides assistance to more than more than 400,000 people in North Texas. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Less Money In The Pot For Families On Food Stamps

Starting November first, people enrolled in the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, will see a reduction in monthly benefits.

10/31/2013

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Education Leader Urges Dallas Residents To Adopt A ‘Continual Learning Mindset’

The chancellor of one of the country’s largest community college districts shares insight on the role of education in finding the right job for you.

10/07/2013

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Senate Moves Toward Vote On Immigration Bill

The Senate is preparing to cast its first votes on a landmark immigration bill to remake the system and offer citizenship to millions. Two votes are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

06/11/2013

GOP candidate for senate Ted Cruz accepting the 2012 republican nomination on July 31, 2012. (Courtesy: Ted Cruz for Senate)

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Reportedly Considering Presidential Run

Freshman senator Ted Cruz is considering a presidential run in 2016, according to the National Review. Friends and confidants say that, though Cruz won’t address it publicly, he has undeniable interest in making a run.

05/01/2013

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Campaign Raised $3.3M In Late ’12

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst raised $3.33 million in late 2012, but his campaign only reports having $1.97 million cash-on-hand.

01/16/2013

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Cruz To Be Sworn In As U.S. Senator

Ted Cruz will be sworn in Thursday as the first Hispanic to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. Cruz is more fiercely conservative than U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

01/03/2013

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Dems, GOP Fight Brewing Over Curbing Filibusters

A brewing and potentially bitter battle over Democratic efforts to limit filibusters could increase partisan tensions in the Senate just as President Obama and Republicans are trying to find a compromise on major issues.

11/12/2012

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Ted Cruz Wins Texas U.S. Senate Seat

Cruz has become a national sensation since his upset July victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to win the Republican senatorial nomination.

11/06/2012

Texas Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Senate Hopeful Sadler Touts Bipartisan Record

U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler points to his record of bipartisanship in the Texas House for 12 years. “When you do good things together, good things happen,” he said.

10/09/2012

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Texas GOP Chooses Tea Party-Backed Cruz For Senate

This is a huge political upset that is sending shockwaves through the Republican establishment here in Texas and all the way to Washington.

07/31/2012

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