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New Abortion Ban Easily Clears Texas Senate
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New Abortion Ban Easily Clears Texas Senate

Most abortions in Texas could not be covered by insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled Senate. Read »

3 hours ago
Huckabee Launches 2016 Presidential Bid

Huckabee Launches 2016 Presidential Bid

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared his candidacy for president in the hometown he shares with former President... Read »

4 hours ago
Clinton Takes Hit, But Holds Edge Over GOP Rivals: Poll

Clinton Takes Hit, But Holds Edge Over GOP Rivals: Poll

More people hold "unfavorable" views of Hillary Clinton after weeks of scrutiny over her emails and... Read »

May 5, 2015
Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty

Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty

Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they... Watch »

May 4, 2015

"I Am Running for President": Carly Fiorina Enters 2016 Race

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is running for president. The Republican and one-time chief... Read »

May 4, 2015
Ben Carson:

Ben Carson: "I'm a Candidate for President"

Retired surgeon Ben Carson has made it official, telling a crowd in his hometown of Detroit that he's running for... Read »

May 4, 2015
Vice President Biden Speaks to GLBT Group in Dallas

Vice President Biden Speaks to GLBT Group in Dallas

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to philanthropists within the GLBT community in Dallas on Saturday night. Watch »

May 2, 2015
Ejected State Lawmaker Could Face State House Investigation

Ejected State Lawmaker Could Face State House Investigation

A North Texas lawmaker could face a state House investigation after a colleague accused him of helping to pad... Read »

May 2, 2015
In South Carolina, GOP Hopefuls Run Against Obama, Terrorism

In South Carolina, GOP Hopefuls Run Against Obama, Terrorism

Republican presidential hopefuls eventually will have to start running against each other. Read »

May 2, 2015
Lone Star Politics: May 3, 2015

Lone Star Politics: May 3, 2015

Can a “miracle drug” help stop seizures in children? Lawmakers begin debating the “Compassionate Use Act” this week... Watch »

May 1, 2015
LSP: What's Next for Denton's Fracking Ban

LSP: What's Next for Denton's Fracking Ban

Denton’s ban on fracking faces a stiff challenge from lawmakers in Austin. A bill being considered could stop cities... Watch »

May 1, 2015
Lone Star Politics: Can

Lone Star Politics: Can "Miracle Drug" Stop Seizures in Children?

Right now, lawmakers are debating a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe cannabis oil to children. Watch »

May 1, 2015
Guns, Ammo to Be Included in Tax-Free Weekend

Guns, Ammo to Be Included in Tax-Free Weekend

The Texas Senate has approved a plan that would allow shoppers to buy guns, ammunition and hunting supplies without... Watch »

May 1, 2015
Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid

Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016. Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Bernie Sanders:

Bernie Sanders: "I Am Running for President"

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described "democratic socialist" from Vermont, has jumped into the 2016... Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Jeb Bush: Give 11M Immigrants Chance to Stay

Jeb Bush: Give 11M Immigrants Chance to Stay

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Senate Votes to Keep Abbott Promise, Scrap Perry Tech Fund

Senate Votes to Keep Abbott Promise, Scrap Perry Tech Fund

The Senate has voted to heed Gov. Greg Abbott's call to abolish a technology incentive program his predecessor used... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Is Now Obama's Chance to Be Blunt on Race?

Is Now Obama's Chance to Be Blunt on Race?

This, NBC's First Read team writes, could be Obama's chance to confront race issues head-on, late in a presidency... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
TX Proposal Would Name Judges Who Grant Teen Abortions

TX Proposal Would Name Judges Who Grant Teen Abortions

State lawmakers consider a bill to reveal the names of judges who permit teenagers to terminate a pregnancy if they... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Clinton Calls for End to

Clinton Calls for End to "Mass Incarceration"

Pointing to a wave of violence in Baltimore, Hillary Clinton said in New York City Wednesday that the nation's... Watch »

Apr 29, 2015
 

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