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Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 07:14 PM CDT

Gorsuch to Democrats: No Return to 'Horse and Buggy' Era

Gorsuch to Democrats: No Return to 'Horse and Buggy' Era

Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrapped up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated Democrats that he...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 03:03 AM CDT

These Republicans Could Doom GOP Health Care Bill

These Republicans Could Doom GOP Health Care Bill

House Republicans could lose the vote for their party's signature health care bill, according to a tally by NBC News. As of Tuesday afternoon, with 48 hours to go before the vote, at least 27 Republicans...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:48 PM CDT

Q&A with McKinney Candidates for Mayor

Q&A with McKinney Candidates for Mayor

The city of McKinney is at a turning point, leading to a hotly contested race for mayor in the May 6 election.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 05:46 AM CDT

Trump to Travel to Brussels for NATO Meeting in May

Trump to Travel to Brussels for NATO Meeting in May

The White House has announced what is expected to be President Donald Trump's first foreign trip. Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the president will travel to Brussels, Belgium, on May 25 for a meeting with...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 07:42 PM CDT

Texas Senate OKs Plan That May Phase Out Key Business Tax

Texas Senate OKs Plan That May Phase Out Key Business Tax

The Texas Senate has approved a bill seeking to gradually phase out taxes levied on businesses during future legislative sessions -- when the state potentially has shaken off the oil price slump and seen its...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 04:51 PM CDT

Five Facts to Know About FBI Director James Comey

Five Facts to Know About FBI Director James Comey

In two successive revelations delivered on Monday, FBI director James Comey confirmed in a testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that his federal agency is investigating the 2016 Trump campaign's...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 04:25 PM CDT

Here Are the Republicans Who May Reject Health Care Bill

Here Are the Republicans Who May Reject Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with "something terrific." Now, House Republicans are in danger of losing a vote on...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 02:26 PM CDT

Bill to Curb 'Wrongful Birth' Lawsuits Heads to Texas House

Bill to Curb 'Wrongful Birth' Lawsuits Heads to Texas House

The Texas Senate has given final approval to a so-called "wrongful birth" bill seeking to prevent parents from suing doctors for malpractice after their child is born with severe disabilities.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 02:08 PM CDT

Voucher Plan Begins Rocky Journey Through Texas Legislature

Voucher Plan Begins Rocky Journey Through Texas Legislature

Texas lawmakers have begun grappling with a hot-button voucher plan offering families public money to send their children to private and religious schools.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 02:08 PM CDT

Texas Senate OKs Plan to Slow Local Property Tax Increases

Texas Senate OKs Plan to Slow Local Property Tax Increases

The Texas Senate has approved a plan designed to slow the increase of local property taxes as Republicans scramble to deliver on fiscally conservative promises despite a state budget crunch.

 
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