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Rick Perry's Supporters Launch Super PAC
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Rick Perry's Supporters Launch Super PAC

As former Texas Gov. Rick Perry readies a second presidential campaign, his supporters have created a super PAC devoted to his 2016 ambitions. Read »

Mar 5, 2015
Top Democrat in Congress Will Run for Mikulski's Senate Seat

Top Democrat in Congress Will Run for Mikulski's Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Sen. Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Texas Senate Passes First Bill of Session, Road Funding Plan

Texas Senate Passes First Bill of Session, Road Funding Plan

The Texas Senate has approved the first bill of the 2015 legislative session. Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Senate Wants Texas Voters to OK More Spending for Tax Cuts

Senate Wants Texas Voters to OK More Spending for Tax Cuts

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) wants to use billions on tax cuts and paying down debt without forcing lawmakers to vote to... Read »

Mar 4, 2015

Best Political Mustaches

Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache. View »

Mar 4, 2015
Lawmakers Want High Schools to Teach

Lawmakers Want High Schools to Teach "Yes Means Yes" for Sex

Two California lawmakers want to get a head start on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses by having high... Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first... Read »

Mar 3, 2015
State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot

State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot

A state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake, wants the plant legalized. Watch »

Mar 3, 2015
TX GOP Wants Medicaid Flexibility, Not Expansion

TX GOP Wants Medicaid Flexibility, Not Expansion

Texas Senate Republicans have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, demanding that their state be allowed to make... Read »

Mar 2, 2015
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Powerful Md. Democrat, Won't Seek Reelection

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Powerful Md. Democrat, Won't Seek Reelection

Powerful U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, will not seek... Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
Ex-Dewhurst Aide Gets 7-Year Sentence for Taking Funds

Ex-Dewhurst Aide Gets 7-Year Sentence for Taking Funds

An ex-top adviser to former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in federal prison... Read »

Feb 27, 2015
Lone Star Politics: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lone Star Politics: Sunday, March 1, 2015

New drama at Dallas ISD. Three members of the school board urge superintendent Mike Miles to step down over... Watch »

Mar 1, 2015
LSP: Race for Dallas Mayor Heats Up

LSP: Race for Dallas Mayor Heats Up

With the candidate filing deadline passing, the race for Dallas mayor is intensifying. Incumbent Mike Rawlings faces Watch »

Feb 27, 2015
Lone Star Politics: New Drama at DISD

Lone Star Politics: New Drama at DISD

A new problem now plagues Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles: the hiring of more than 100 teachers and staff... Watch »

Feb 27, 2015
Perry Attorneys Ask Appeals Court to Toss Felony Case

Perry Attorneys Ask Appeals Court to Toss Felony Case

Attorneys for former Gov. Rick Perry have asked a Texas appeals court to dismiss felony charges against the possible... Read »

Feb 26, 2015
Cruz: Make Candidates Claiming Conservatism Prove It

Cruz: Make Candidates Claiming Conservatism Prove It

Sen. Ted Cruz says voters need to demand presidential hopefuls prove they're conservative and not just take their... Read »

Feb 26, 2015
NJ Officer Meets President Obama

NJ Officer Meets President Obama

Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Even After Veto, Keystone Fight Not Over

Even After Veto, Keystone Fight Not Over

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that "the fight's not over" in the political battle to approve the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Runoff for Rahm: Chicago Mayor Fails to Clinch 2nd Term

Runoff for Rahm: Chicago Mayor Fails to Clinch 2nd Term

Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015

"Lead On": Hillary Clinton Speaks at Women's Conference

Hillary Clinton spoke at the Lead On: Watermark's Silicon Valley Conference for Women in Santa Clara Tuesday, amid... Watch »

Feb 24, 2015
 

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