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On-Tap at Texas Legislature: State of the State; Runoffs

On-Tap at Texas Legislature: State of the State; Runoffs

The big issues to watch in the Texas Legislature. Read »

Feb 15, 2015
Prosecutor: Perry Wanted to 'Stymie' Public Corruption Unit

Prosecutor: Perry Wanted to 'Stymie' Public Corruption Unit

Perry was indicted in August on felony abuse-of-power charges. But in a filing Friday, special prosecutor Michael... Read »

Feb 13, 2015
Big Pocket Donors Who Gave to Abbott's Inauguration Named

Big Pocket Donors Who Gave to Abbott's Inauguration Named

Walmart and the owner of the San Antonio Spurs are among more than 200 private contributors who donated a combined... Read »

Feb 13, 2015
TX Congressman Denies Allegations

TX Congressman Denies Allegations

Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican first elected in 2010, told a federal court on Friday that he never... Read »

Feb 13, 2015
Lone Star Politics: Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Lone Star Politics: Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

On this week’s Lone Star Politics, the open carry debate moves forward. We talk to Dallas State Sen. Watch »

Feb 13, 2015
LSP: Fort Worth Mayor Speaks about DreamVision Project

LSP: Fort Worth Mayor Speaks about DreamVision Project

It is a $3.5 billion dollar project to bring a Disney-like theme park to Fort Worth. But will DreamVision actually... Watch »

Feb 13, 2015
LSP: Sen. Explains Support of Open Carry

LSP: Sen. Explains Support of Open Carry

The issue of open carry took center stage again at the Capitol. But State Sen. Don Huffines also wants a bill to... Watch »

Feb 13, 2015
Senate Approves Ashton Carter to Lead Pentagon

Senate Approves Ashton Carter to Lead Pentagon

The Senate on Thursday easily approved President Barack Obama's pick to head the Pentagon, confirming the fourth... Read »

Feb 12, 2015
Philly Chosen as 2016 DNC Host

Philly Chosen as 2016 DNC Host

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, party leaders announced Thursday. Philadelphia Watch »

Feb 12, 2015
Wisc. Gov. Walker Brushes Aside Questions on 2016 Run

Wisc. Gov. Walker Brushes Aside Questions on 2016 Run

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker spoke from London on Wednesday on the trade issues at the heart of his current overseas... Read »

Feb 11, 2015
Bill Would Let Texas Enforce Quarantines

Bill Would Let Texas Enforce Quarantines

The top doctor in Texas could impose immediate mandatory quarantine on patients infected with Ebola or other... Read »

Feb 11, 2015
Perry Returns to NH, Eyes 2016 GOP Bid

Perry Returns to NH, Eyes 2016 GOP Bid

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning to New Hampshire as he prepares for a possible presidential campaign. Read »

Feb 11, 2015
Cruz Not Ruling Out US Ground Forces Against IS

Cruz Not Ruling Out US Ground Forces Against IS

Sen. Ted Cruz, a potential presidential candidate is 2016, isn't ruling out sending American ground troops to fight... Read »

Feb 8, 2015
As Perry Mulls 2016, Abbott Wastes No Time Revamping

As Perry Mulls 2016, Abbott Wastes No Time Revamping

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is so new on the job that he still hasn't moved into the governor's mansion, but Rick Perry... Read »

Feb 6, 2015
GOP Govs With 2016 Aspirations Love to Bash DC

GOP Govs With 2016 Aspirations Love to Bash DC

As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors is eager... Read »

Feb 5, 2015
TX Lawmakers Waiting for Apology From FL Lawmaker

TX Lawmakers Waiting for Apology From FL Lawmaker

Don't mess with Texas, if you do you'll have Texas Republicans, namely Rep. Michael Burgess and Rep. Watch »

Feb 4, 2015
House GOP Approves Full Obamacare Repeal

House GOP Approves Full Obamacare Repeal

House Republicans once again voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, continuing their efforts... Read »

Feb 3, 2015
Obama to GOP: Don't Let Budget Fight Torpedo Security

Obama to GOP: Don't Let Budget Fight Torpedo Security

President Barack Obama defended his new $4 trillion budget proposal on Monday amid Republican criticism, by arguing... Read »

Feb 2, 2015
Texas Gun Debate Goes Wild, Wild West

Texas Gun Debate Goes Wild, Wild West

What many thought was a slam-dunk in the Republican-controlled Legislature -- allowing the open carry of handguns in... Read »

Jan 31, 2015
Perry Suffers Legal Setback; House Embraces 'I Am Poncho'

Perry Suffers Legal Setback; House Embraces 'I Am Poncho'

Here's a look at who else had a tough week in Texas politics -- and who fared better. Read »

Jan 31, 2015
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