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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 02:34 PM CST

Abbott Wins Second Term as Texas Governor

Abbott Wins Second Term as Texas Governor

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has been elected to a second term, NBC News projected just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 12:16 AM CST

Democrat Powell Unseats Incumbent Republican in State Senate

Democrat Powell Unseats Incumbent Republican in State Senate

With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Democrat Beverly Powell is projected to win the Texas State Senate District seat formerly held by Republican Konni Burton.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 05:09 PM CST

Paxton Wins Over Phariss for TX District 8 Senate Seat

Paxton Wins Over Phariss for TX District 8 Senate Seat

The wife of Texas' indicted attorney general has been elected to the Legislature, wining a heavily Republican Senate seat representing suburban Dallas.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 07:22 PM CST

Cast Your Vote, Take a Sticker

Cast Your Vote, Take a Sticker

Check out some of the different stickers being handed out at polling places across the country on Election Day 2018.

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Pence Says Myanmar's Handling of Rohingya 'Without Excuse'

Pence Says Myanmar's Handling of Rohingya 'Without Excuse'

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government's treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. In a meeting on the sidelines...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 09:08 PM CST

Texas Board Restores Hillary Clinton Lesson

Texas Board Restores Hillary Clinton Lesson

The Texas Board of Education has voted to restore Hillary Clinton to history curriculum standards -- a surprising reversal that came after Republican members said they had heard from members of the public angry...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 08:33 PM CST

Whitaker Abandoned Taxpayer-Funded Project in Iowa in 2016

Whitaker Abandoned Taxpayer-Funded Project in Iowa in 2016

While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, public...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 07:15 PM CST

Trump Picks Retired General for Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Trump Picks Retired General for Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a key diplomatic vacancy at a time when U.S.-Saudi relations are being tested by the slaying of a...

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 at 12:19 PM CDT

Abbott, Valdez at Odds in State's Only Gubernatorial Debate

Abbott, Valdez at Odds in State's Only Gubernatorial Debate

The first and only scheduled gubernatorial debate between Texas incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and challenger Lupe Valdez (D) will take place this Friday in Austin and will be broadcast in North Texas in English...

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:58 PM CDT

Sparks Fly in First Cruz, O'Rourke Debate

Sparks Fly in First Cruz, O'Rourke Debate

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke squared-off in the first of three debates ahead of the November election.

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