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Dan Branch: Tea Party Took Over GOP Because Moderates Didn't Vote

Dan Branch: Tea Party Took Over GOP Because Moderates Didn't Vote

On Lone Star Politics this week, outgoing State Representative Dan Branch (R-Dallas) discusses why the most... Watch »

Jan 8, 2015
Another Kennedy Takes Office as Ted Jr. Joins Connecticut Senate

Another Kennedy Takes Office as Ted Jr. Joins Connecticut Senate

Ted Kennedy Jr. officially gained the title of Connecticut state senator Wednesday, becoming the newest member of... Read »

Jan 8, 2015
Christie Under Fire Due to Gifts From Cowboys Owner

Christie Under Fire Due to Gifts From Cowboys Owner

Critics of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are piling on after his office revealed that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry... Watch »

Jan 7, 2015
Texas Holds 3 Special Elections to Fill Vacant Posts

Texas Holds 3 Special Elections to Fill Vacant Posts

Texas is holding a trio of special elections, replacing San Antonio Democrats leaving posts in the state House and... Read »

Jan 6, 2015
Jeb Bush Launches PAC Ahead of Possible 2016 Run

Jeb Bush Launches PAC Ahead of Possible 2016 Run

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush formally launched a fundraising committee that will allow him to raise cash ahead of a... Read »

Jan 6, 2015
Ex-Va. Governor Faces Decade-Plus in Prison at Corruption Sentencing

Ex-Va. Governor Faces Decade-Plus in Prison at Corruption Sentencing

Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell could be sentenced to more than a decade in prison Tuesday, months after he and his... Watch »

Jan 6, 2015
Perry, Cruz See Texas AG Take Oath

Perry, Cruz See Texas AG Take Oath

Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are among several powerful Texas Republicans scheduled to attend the... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
Dan Patrick Vows Tax Relief Despite Oil Prices

Dan Patrick Vows Tax Relief Despite Oil Prices

Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is continuing to vow tax relief despite plummeting oil prices that have complicated... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
Ted Cruz: Voters Care More About Records Than Job Title

Ted Cruz: Voters Care More About Records Than Job Title

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says voters are more interested in candidates' records than their job descriptions. Read »

Jan 5, 2015
FWPD Officers Support Gay Marriage in TV Ad

FWPD Officers Support Gay Marriage in TV Ad

Ahead of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tackling Texas' ban on gay marriage later this week, a group of Fort... Watch »

Jan 5, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown to Begin Historic Fourth Term

California Gov. Jerry Brown to Begin Historic Fourth Term

Gov. Jerry Brown will take the oath of office Monday to begin his historic fourth term as California governor. The... Watch »

Jan 5, 2015
Texas Inauguration Party May Cost $4 Million

Texas Inauguration Party May Cost $4 Million

In many states, corporate money that was banned before Election Day is allowed to cover the tab for inaugural... Read »

Jan 3, 2015
 In First Speech as DA, Susan Hawk Vows to do What’s Right — Not What’s Easy

In First Speech as DA, Susan Hawk Vows to do What’s Right — Not What’s...

Susan Hawk became Dallas County’s new district attorney Thursday morning at a induction ceremony in which she... Read »

Jan 1, 2015
Md. Governor to Commute Sentences of Last 4 on Death Row

Md. Governor to Commute Sentences of Last 4 on Death Row

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will commute the capital sentences of the state's last four inmates on death... Read »

Dec 31, 2014
Newspaper: Plum State Jobs Going to Perry Aides

Newspaper: Plum State Jobs Going to Perry Aides

An analysis by the Austin American-Statesman shows about 200 people who have landed state government jobs that can... Read »

Dec 27, 2014
San Antonio Judge Busy With More Than Perry Case

San Antonio Judge Busy With More Than Perry Case

The Republican judge overseeing the criminal case against Gov. Rick Perry is juggling more than abuse-of-power... Read »

Dec 26, 2014
New State Building Plans Vetoed by Perry Resurface

New State Building Plans Vetoed by Perry Resurface

Rising office rent prices in downtown Austin has lawmakers again pushing for two new state buildings after Gov. Rick Read »

Dec 26, 2014
Battleground Texas Runs Into State Registration Laws

Battleground Texas Runs Into State Registration Laws

The liberal-leaning group aiming to register thousands of new voters to help Democrats says Texas laws have made it... Read »

Dec 25, 2014
Again? Really? What if it's Bush-Clinton in 2016?

Again? Really? What if it's Bush-Clinton in 2016?

There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to... Read »

Dec 24, 2014
Questionable $110M State Deals Bypassed Reviews

Questionable $110M State Deals Bypassed Reviews

State officials say $110 million in no-bid health contracts that are now the focus of a criminal investigation... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
 

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