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Texas Lawmakers Mull Boosting Foster Care Training

Texas Lawmakers Mull Boosting Foster Care Training

State lawmakers are discussing whether to require 35 hours of training for potential foster care parents, more than... Read »

Mar 9, 2015
Proposal Wants Top Courts to Broadcast Arguments

Proposal Wants Top Courts to Broadcast Arguments

A Texas lawmaker is proposing letting voters decide whether the state's highest criminal appeals court should have... Read »

Mar 9, 2015
Chicago Election Delays Obama Library Decision: AP Sources

Chicago Election Delays Obama Library Decision: AP Sources

President Barack Obama will hold off on announcing the location for his future presidential library until after... Read »

Mar 9, 2015
Lone Star Politics, Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lone Star Politics, Sunday, March 8, 2015

On this week’s Lone Star Politics, we sit down with newly-elected Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk. Watch »

Mar 8, 2015
GOP Congressman Relishes Being Political Outlier

GOP Congressman Relishes Being Political Outlier

Texas Rep. Will Hurd's Urdu is better than his Spanish, even though the latter is the preferred language of many... Read »

Mar 7, 2015
LSP: Should Marijuana be Legal in Texas?

LSP: Should Marijuana be Legal in Texas?

The nationwide push to make marijuana legal has come to Texas. A state lawmaker has introduced a bill to repeal all... Watch »

Mar 6, 2015
LSP: Dallas County D.A. Talks About Officer-Involved Shootings

LSP: Dallas County D.A. Talks About Officer-Involved Shootings

Newly-elected Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk has been on the job for three months. Watch »

Mar 6, 2015
Vermont Town Elects Man Who Died a Day Before

Vermont Town Elects Man Who Died a Day Before

Voters in the Vermont town of Underhill have elected a man to serve on the select board who died a day before the... Read »

Mar 6, 2015
Rick Perry's Supporters Launch Super PAC

Rick Perry's Supporters Launch Super PAC

As former Texas Gov. Rick Perry readies a second presidential campaign, his supporters have created a super PAC... Read »

Mar 5, 2015
Top Democrat in Congress Will Run for Mikulski's Senate Seat

Top Democrat in Congress Will Run for Mikulski's Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Sen. Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Texas Senate Passes First Bill of Session, Road Funding Plan

Texas Senate Passes First Bill of Session, Road Funding Plan

The Texas Senate has approved the first bill of the 2015 legislative session. Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Senate Wants Texas Voters to OK More Spending for Tax Cuts

Senate Wants Texas Voters to OK More Spending for Tax Cuts

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) wants to use billions on tax cuts and paying down debt without forcing lawmakers to vote to... Read »

Mar 4, 2015

Best Political Mustaches

Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache. View »

Mar 4, 2015
Lawmakers Want High Schools to Teach

Lawmakers Want High Schools to Teach "Yes Means Yes" for Sex

Two California lawmakers want to get a head start on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses by having high... Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first... Read »

Mar 3, 2015
State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot

State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot

A state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake, wants the plant legalized. Watch »

Mar 3, 2015
TX GOP Wants Medicaid Flexibility, Not Expansion

TX GOP Wants Medicaid Flexibility, Not Expansion

Texas Senate Republicans have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, demanding that their state be allowed to make... Read »

Mar 2, 2015
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Powerful Md. Democrat, Won't Seek Reelection

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Powerful Md. Democrat, Won't Seek Reelection

Powerful U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, will not seek... Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
Ex-Dewhurst Aide Gets 7-Year Sentence for Taking Funds

Ex-Dewhurst Aide Gets 7-Year Sentence for Taking Funds

An ex-top adviser to former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in federal prison... Read »

Feb 27, 2015
Lone Star Politics: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lone Star Politics: Sunday, March 1, 2015

New drama at Dallas ISD. Three members of the school board urge superintendent Mike Miles to step down over... Watch »

Mar 1, 2015
 

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