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Judge stops new Texas abortion restrictions

Judge stops new Texas abortion restrictions

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more…

Gov. Rick Perry indicted on two felony counts in Texas

Gov. Rick Perry indicted on two felony counts in Texas

A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat — a case the possible…

Rick Perry’s Texas start-up fund scam

Rick Perry’s Texas start-up fund scam

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation’s…

U.S. communities divided over migrant children

U.S. communities divided over migrant children

As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve…

Obama tries to refocus immigration disputes

Obama tries to refocus immigration disputes

Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican…

Obama to Texas with no plans to visit border

Obama to Texas with no plans to visit border

For President Barack Obama, the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability, giving Republicans a fresh opportunity to question his administration’s competence and complicating the…

Texas GOP homophobia: ‘Reparative therapy’

Texas GOP homophobia: ‘Reparative therapy’

The Texas Republican Party now endorses so-called “reparative therapy” for gays, under a new platform given final approval at its annual convention Saturday. The new anti-gay language never came up…

Castro leaves Texas for a more promising future

Castro leaves Texas for a more promising future

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was long viewed as biding his time: waiting out shifting demographics in Texas until 2018, when a Hispanic Democrat with a national profile could be…

Tea party’s impact in Texas primary mixed

Tea party’s impact in Texas primary mixed

The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the tea party still wield considerable influence in one…

What fate for the GOP in Texas primaries Tuesday?

What fate for the GOP in Texas primaries Tuesday?

Texas is holding the nation’s first primary election Tuesday with a political free-for-all in Republican races that could push the state further right, though Democrats are calling it the next…

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