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Former R.I. Gov. Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field
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Former R.I. Gov. Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is set to announce his campaign for president next week, NBC News reported. Chafee will announce his run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at the George Mason Center for Politics & Foreign Relations in Virginia, a campaign... Read »

May 30, 2015
Former R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field

Former R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field

Former Rhode Island governor and senator Lincoln Chafee is set to join the growing list of politicians challenging... Read »

May 30, 2015
Lawmakers Approve Teen Abortion Restrictions

Lawmakers Approve Teen Abortion Restrictions

Texas lawmakers have voted to tighten rules for teenagers seeking to get an abortion without parental consent. Read »

May 29, 2015
Texas Legislature Sends Open Carry Bill to Abbott

Texas Legislature Sends Open Carry Bill to Abbott

Texas lawmakers have approved licensed open carry of handguns on the streets of the nation's second-most populous... Read »

May 29, 2015
Abbott Gives Reporters Extra Libel Protection

Abbott Gives Reporters Extra Libel Protection

Final tweaks to Texas' $209 billion budget allowing for $3.8 billion in tax cuts have passed the Legislature and are... Read »

May 29, 2015
State to Pay Erath County for 'American Sniper' Trial

State to Pay Erath County for 'American Sniper' Trial

The Texas Legislature is reimbursing a North Texas county for costs incurred during the trial of a man who killed... Read »

May 28, 2015
Texting and Driving Ban Dies in Texas Senate

Texting and Driving Ban Dies in Texas Senate

There will not be a texting and driving ban this legislative session. A bill that would have outlawed texting and... Watch »

May 28, 2015
TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

Texas state lawmakers have negotiated a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, priming it... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Campus Carry Bill May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'

Campus Carry Bill May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'

A contentious bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in Texas will likely let schools carve out large... Read »

May 28, 2015
Gov. Abbott Signs Pre-K Boost Into Law

Gov. Abbott Signs Pre-K Boost Into Law

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a pre-K boost that was among his top campaign promises but has... Read »

May 28, 2015
Texas' Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Scrapped

Texas' Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Scrapped

Texas Republicans have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage... Read »

May 27, 2015
Analysis: Santorum Begins Iowa Campaign Without Key Staff

Analysis: Santorum Begins Iowa Campaign Without Key Staff

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum announced his second White House bid Wednesday afternoon — but several key... Read »

May 27, 2015
Concealed Campus Carry Gets TX House Approval

Concealed Campus Carry Gets TX House Approval

The Texas House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to allow concealed handguns in public college classrooms and... Read »

May 27, 2015
Senate OKs Border Security Bill, Top Priority for Governor

Senate OKs Border Security Bill, Top Priority for Governor

The Texas Senate has preliminarily passed a $300 million border security bill -- one of Texas Gov. Read »

May 26, 2015
Senate Extends Admissions Deal with University of Texas

Senate Extends Admissions Deal with University of Texas

The Texas Senate has voted to extend a deal with the University of Texas allowing the school to accept new students... Read »

May 26, 2015
Texas Legislature Doubles Benefit for Line-of-Duty Deaths

Texas Legislature Doubles Benefit for Line-of-Duty Deaths

The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to double the amount of money the state pays surviving spouses, children or... Read »

May 26, 2015
Texas Lt. Gov. Declares

Texas Lt. Gov. Declares "John Wayne Day"

Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Read »

May 26, 2015
TX Proposal Would Limit Media Access to Public Records

TX Proposal Would Limit Media Access to Public Records

The Texas lawmaker who wanted to bar media access to the names of people involved in traffic accidents now says... Read »

May 25, 2015
Alamo Preservation Bill Heads to Gov. Abbott

Alamo Preservation Bill Heads to Gov. Abbott

It's now up to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to determine how visitors remember the Alamo -- the site of the famous Texas... Read »

May 25, 2015
Jeb Bush to Get Own Home in Kennebunkport

Jeb Bush to Get Own Home in Kennebunkport

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Read »

May 25, 2015
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