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Perry, Texas Hospitals Propose Plan for VA Backlog

Perry, Texas Hospitals Propose Plan for VA Backlog

Gov. Rick Perry was set to announce Thursday efforts to identify Texas hospitals that are willing to take more... Read »

Jun 12, 2014
George H.W. Bush Makes Birthday Parachute Jump

George H.W. Bush Makes Birthday Parachute Jump

Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday at his family's seaside retreat in Maine and... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
Gov. Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism

Gov. Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, during a visit that focused primarily on economic issues, drew on a reference to... Watch »

Jun 12, 2014
Dallas Woos Officials for '16 GOP Convention

Dallas Woos Officials for '16 GOP Convention

Top Republican officials are visiting Dallas as they consider sites for the party's 2016 convention. Read »

Jun 12, 2014
RNC Officials Visit Dallas

RNC Officials Visit Dallas

Members of the 2016 GOP Convention site selection committee are in Dallas being wined and dined by dignitaries... Watch »

Jun 11, 2014
Hershey Sues Maryland Lawmaker Over Campaign Logo

Hershey Sues Maryland Lawmaker Over Campaign Logo

The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political gain. The... Read »

Jun 11, 2014
Davis Replaces Campaign Manager Amid Struggles

Davis Replaces Campaign Manager Amid Struggles

State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, is replacing her campaign manager. Read »

Jun 11, 2014
RNC Site Choice Officials Visit Dallas

RNC Site Choice Officials Visit Dallas

Republican officials reviewing candidate cities to host the GOP's 2016 presidential nominating convention visit... Watch »

Jun 11, 2014
NBC's Chuck Todd Explains House GOP Leader's Stunning Loss

NBC's Chuck Todd Explains House GOP Leader's Stunning Loss

NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd explains what cost House Majority Leader Eric Cantor his congressional... Watch »

Jun 10, 2014
Graham Avoids Runoff in SC

Graham Avoids Runoff in SC

Incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham avoided a runoff and easily coasted to victory against tea party challengers in South... Read »

Jun 10, 2014
Sen. Ted Cruz Formally Gives Up Canadian Citizenship

Sen. Ted Cruz Formally Gives Up Canadian Citizenship

Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country's citizenship -- doing so... Read »

Jun 10, 2014
House GOP Leader Cantor Loses Primary in Huge Upset

House GOP Leader Cantor Loses Primary in Huge Upset

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his GOP primary to a tea party challenger, in a stunning upset that... Watch »

Jun 11, 2014
Texas GOP Endorses

Texas GOP Endorses "Reparative Therapy" for Gays

Texas Republicans sanction language allowing Texans to seek voluntary counseling to "cure" being gay -- in... Watch »

Jun 8, 2014
GOP Backs Cruz, Gay Therapy

GOP Backs Cruz, Gay Therapy

Texas Republican convention backs Sen. Ted Cruz for President, reparative therapy for gays and say no to medical... Read »

Jun 8, 2014
Gay Texas Republicans Brace for 'Therapy' Platform

Gay Texas Republicans Brace for 'Therapy' Platform

Gay Republicans in Texas say they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative... Read »

Jun 6, 2014
Prosecutor: 'No Plans' to have Perry Testify

Prosecutor: 'No Plans' to have Perry Testify

A special prosecutor said Friday that he does not plan to call Texas Gov. Rick Perry to testify before a grand jury... Read »

Jun 6, 2014
Paul and Cruz Would be 'Friendly' White House Rivals

Paul and Cruz Would be 'Friendly' White House Rivals

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and Texas counterpart Ted Cruz will be "friendly competitors"... Read »

Jun 6, 2014
Texas GOP Votes on 'Reparative Therapy' for Gays

Texas GOP Votes on 'Reparative Therapy' for Gays

The Texas Republican Party will vote Saturday on whether to endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn... Watch »

Jun 7, 2014
Abbott, Cruz to Address Texas GOP Convention Friday

Abbott, Cruz to Address Texas GOP Convention Friday

Republican Greg Abbott will address the state GOP convention as his party's nominee for governor and the new face of... Read »

Jun 6, 2014
Perry Giving Final GOP Speech

Perry Giving Final GOP Speech

Gov. Rick Perry is kicking off his unofficial farewell tour to Texas politics with a high-profile speech to start... Read »

Jun 5, 2014
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