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Texas Governor Rick Perry (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry: Federal Health Care Law Has Failed

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says President Barack Obama’s health care law is a failure and should be defunded, but he doesn’t think shutting down the federal government is a good option.

09/28/2013

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) celebrates as he speaks during a rally as other House Republicans look on after a vote September 20, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The House has passed a spending bill 230-189 that defunds the Obamacare and keeps the government running until December 15, 2013.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Votes To Derail Obamacare, Fund Government

The GOP-controlled House voted Friday to cripple President Barack Obama’s health care law as part of a risky ploy that threatens a partial shutdown of the government in a week and a half.

09/20/2013

Police cars sit parked at the entrance to the Washington Navy Yard September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Recent Events Bring To Mind Question – “Where Are We Safe?”

In recent years there have been mass shootings at schools, military bases, temples and movie theaters. The locations all bring to mind the question – where, if anywhere, are we safe?

CBSDFW.COM–09/17/2013

In this handout photo provided by Smithsonian, an olinguito, a new species of Carnivore which has been newly discovered, is seen in an undated photo. The olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina) had been mistakenly identified for more than 100 years and is also the first carnivore species to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years. (credit: Mark Gurney for Smithsonian via Getty Images)

New Mammal Species Discovered In South America

Researchers are announcing the rare discovery of a new species of mammal.

08/15/2013

Marijuana Plants

3,500 Marijuana Plants Found In Central Texas

A repeat drug bust at a rural plot in Central Texas has led to the confiscation of about $5.25 million worth of marijuana plants.

06/20/2013

Washington Monument

Where To Experience National Monuments This Memorial Day

Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.

05/13/2013

Meals On Wheels

Meals On Wheels Cuts Possible Due To Sequester

Among other programs looking at across the board cuts, the federally-funded Meals on Wheels program could see a cut to services as the government sequester begins to take effect later this month.

03/03/2013

John Boehner

Boehner: No Reason To Block Keystone XL Pipeline

A new State Department report is the latest evidence that the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be approved, supporters say.

03/02/2013

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Sequester Cuts Would Impact Some Child Care Costs

Automatic cuts in federal spending of $1.2 trillion over a ten year period is the overall view of what sequestration looks like. But those possible cuts are tied to hundreds of programs, agencies and entities that provide a variety of services.

02/26/2013

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Obama Will Not Go After States Where Pot Is Legal

President Barack Obama says he won’t go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana.

12/14/2012

2012 BBYF Lifetime Achievement Award Gala (Courtesy Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation)

Schieffer In Good Company At Bragan Awards Dinner

Bob Schieffer was back home in Fort Worth to receive the Bobby Bragan Lifetime Achievement Award Wednesday night, but it was the 37 other people who were honored along with him who stole the show.

11/15/2012

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Election Legalizes Marijuana In Two States, Not Texas

Voters in Colorado and Washington state approved amendments on Tuesday legalizing the production, sale and possession of recreational marijuana for adults. But will it stand?

11/07/2012

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