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Abbott: TX Won't Legalize Pot Under His Watch

Abbott: TX Won't Legalize Pot Under His Watch

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas won't legalize marijuana for medicinal or recreational use for as long as... Read »

Jun 1, 2015
Cannabis Oil Legalized to Fight Seizures

Cannabis Oil Legalized to Fight Seizures

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday will join more than a dozen other U.S. governors who have signed nearly identical... Watch »

Jun 1, 2015
Former NBC 5, CBS Anchor Bob Schieffer Retires

Former NBC 5, CBS Anchor Bob Schieffer Retires

Bob Schieffer retired as "Face The Nation" host on Sunday, ending 58 years of reporting. Watch »

Jun 1, 2015
Lone Star Politics: May 31, 2015

Lone Star Politics: May 31, 2015

The last hours of the 84th Texas Legislative Session are upon us. What have lawmakers approved and what work is... Watch »

Jun 1, 2015
Concealed Handguns At TX Colleges To Become Law

Concealed Handguns At TX Colleges To Become Law

Texas Legislature OKs concealed handguns on college campuses Watch »

May 31, 2015
TX Senate Okays Handguns on College Campuses

TX Senate Okays Handguns on College Campuses

The so-called "campus carry" bill was a priority for gun rights activists, even though top universities... Read »

May 31, 2015
Former R.I. Gov. Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field

Former R.I. Gov. Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is set to announce his campaign for president next week, NBC News... Read »

May 30, 2015
Former R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field

Former R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field

Former Rhode Island governor and senator Lincoln Chafee is set to join the growing list of politicians challenging... Read »

May 30, 2015
Lawmakers Approve Teen Abortion Restrictions

Lawmakers Approve Teen Abortion Restrictions

Texas lawmakers have voted to tighten rules for teenagers seeking to get an abortion without parental consent. Read »

May 29, 2015
Texas Legislature Sends Open Carry Bill to Abbott

Texas Legislature Sends Open Carry Bill to Abbott

Texas lawmakers have approved licensed open carry of handguns on the streets of the nation's second-most populous... Read »

May 29, 2015
Abbott Gives Reporters Extra Libel Protection

Abbott Gives Reporters Extra Libel Protection

Final tweaks to Texas' $209 billion budget allowing for $3.8 billion in tax cuts have passed the Legislature and are... Read »

May 29, 2015
State to Pay Erath County for 'American Sniper' Trial

State to Pay Erath County for 'American Sniper' Trial

The Texas Legislature is reimbursing a North Texas county for costs incurred during the trial of a man who killed... Read »

May 28, 2015
Texting and Driving Ban Dies in Texas Senate

Texting and Driving Ban Dies in Texas Senate

There will not be a texting and driving ban this legislative session. A bill that would have outlawed texting and... Watch »

May 28, 2015
TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

Texas state lawmakers have negotiated a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, priming it... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Campus Carry Bill May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'

Campus Carry Bill May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'

A contentious bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in Texas will likely let schools carve out large... Read »

May 28, 2015
Gov. Abbott Signs Pre-K Boost Into Law

Gov. Abbott Signs Pre-K Boost Into Law

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a pre-K boost that was among his top campaign promises but has... Read »

May 28, 2015
Texas' Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Scrapped

Texas' Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Scrapped

Texas Republicans have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage... Read »

May 27, 2015
Analysis: Santorum Begins Iowa Campaign Without Key Staff

Analysis: Santorum Begins Iowa Campaign Without Key Staff

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum announced his second White House bid Wednesday afternoon — but several key... Read »

May 27, 2015
Concealed Campus Carry Gets TX House Approval

Concealed Campus Carry Gets TX House Approval

The Texas House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to allow concealed handguns in public college classrooms and... Read »

May 27, 2015
Senate OKs Border Security Bill, Top Priority for Governor

Senate OKs Border Security Bill, Top Priority for Governor

The Texas Senate has preliminarily passed a $300 million border security bill -- one of Texas Gov. Read »

May 26, 2015
 

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