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Lone Star Politics: Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lone Star Politics: Sunday, May 17, 2015

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is ready to run for president, again. He’s set to announce his second bid for the... Watch »

May 15, 2015
LSP: New Arlington Mayor Hopes TX Rangers Stay Home

LSP: New Arlington Mayor Hopes TX Rangers Stay Home

Newly-elected Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams sits down to talk about his surprise win over longtime Mayor Robert... Watch »

May 15, 2015
LSP: Rick Perry's Second Run for President

LSP: Rick Perry's Second Run for President

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will run again for the White House. This run will be vastly different from his 2012... Watch »

May 15, 2015
Texas House OKs Decriminalizing Truancy

Texas House OKs Decriminalizing Truancy

The Texas House has approved a bill that would stop charging students who skip school with a criminal offense. Read »

May 15, 2015
Perry Expected to Announce White House Bid

Perry Expected to Announce White House Bid

Former Gov. Rick Perry expected to announce his candidacy for U.S. President on June 4. Watch »

May 15, 2015
Texas House Votes to Criminalize

Texas House Votes to Criminalize "Revenge Porn"

The Texas House has voted to criminalize the posting of so-called revenge porn, or putting explicit images online... Read »

May 15, 2015
Gov. Abbott: End to Tax Cut Standoff Possibly in Sight

Gov. Abbott: End to Tax Cut Standoff Possibly in Sight

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says the end to a lengthy standoff over tax cuts between the House and Senate appears... Read »

May 14, 2015
TX Anti-Gay Marriage Among Bills in Limbo With Time Running Out

TX Anti-Gay Marriage Among Bills in Limbo With Time Running Out

The Texas House has until midnight Thursday to vote on legislation that is on the calendar. Watch »

May 14, 2015
House Votes to Restrict Court-Ordered Teen Abortions

House Votes to Restrict Court-Ordered Teen Abortions

The Texas House approves a proposal that would severely tighten restrictions on a process that enables teens to have... Read »

May 14, 2015
Bolton Will Not Run for President in 2016

Bolton Will Not Run for President in 2016

John Bolton, one of the Republican Party's most prominent national security hawks, has decided not to run for... Read »

May 14, 2015
Rift Between Obama, Elizabeth Warren Deepens

Rift Between Obama, Elizabeth Warren Deepens

When President Barack Obama huffed that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and established liberal star... Read »

May 14, 2015
For Half a Sentence, Bush Is an Official 2016 Candidate

For Half a Sentence, Bush Is an Official 2016 Candidate

Over and over again, Jeb Bush has said he's still thinking about whether to run for president. Read »

May 13, 2015
House OKs Fireworks for Texas Independence

House OKs Fireworks for Texas Independence

The Texas House has approved allowing the sale of fireworks on holidays that mark Texas independence. Read »

May 12, 2015
Jeb Bush Says He Misinterpreted Iraq War Question

Jeb Bush Says He Misinterpreted Iraq War Question

Former Florida governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush tried walking back comments after... Read »

May 12, 2015
Marco Rubio to Announce Foreign Policy

Marco Rubio to Announce Foreign Policy "Doctrine"

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is set to unveil the foreign policy "doctrine" he would... Read »

May 12, 2015
Retired Officer Joins Push to Decriminalize Marijuana

Retired Officer Joins Push to Decriminalize Marijuana

Legalizing marijuana in a conservative state like Texas might seem unlikely, but one bill is moving through the... Watch »

May 12, 2015
Owners of NYC Gay Hotel Face Criticism Over Ted Cruz Dinner

Owners of NYC Gay Hotel Face Criticism Over Ted Cruz Dinner

An owner of a gay-oriented New York City hotel lashed out at "extremists" who have urged a boycott over a... Read »

May 12, 2015
Williams Ready to be Arlington’s Mayor

Williams Ready to be Arlington’s Mayor

Tuesday night will mark the final time that Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck presides over a City Council meeting. Local Watch »

May 12, 2015
TX GOP Pushes Same-Sex Marriage Challenge

TX GOP Pushes Same-Sex Marriage Challenge

Racing both a U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage and legislative deadlines, Texas Republicans pushed ahead... Watch »

May 12, 2015
Senate Mandates Suicide Prevention Training for Teachers

Senate Mandates Suicide Prevention Training for Teachers

The Texas Senate has voted to require public school teachers to undergo two hours of annual training on suicide... Read »

May 12, 2015
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