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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Rubio To Texans: Terrorists Training In Syria May Strike U.S.

While giving a foreign policy speech sponsored by various groups at the University of Texas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world - or even on the nation's home soil.

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Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, University of Texas at Austin, Rick Perry, US Governors

5 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Former opponent Madrigal to help with Davis' South Texas troubles

Davis met privately last week with Democratic primary runner-up Ray Madrigal, and the Corpus Christi Democrat has agreed to help Davis' struggling campaign in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, he said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Texas, US News, University of Texas Pan American

8 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.

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Related Topix: Texas, Death Penalty, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison

8 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Texas Candidate Faces Thorny Death Penalty Choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.

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Related Topix: Texas, Death Penalty, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison

11 hrs ago | KSWO

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Attorney General Greg Abbott has made a good call in upholding State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy's authority to take a retroactive look at suspect arson cases.

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Related Topix: Texas, Fire, Criminal Defense Law, Law, West, TX, Opinion

15 hrs ago | Free Republic

Texas Front-Runner...Calls on Governor to Mobilize National Guard to Prevent BLM Takeover

Sid Miller, the former Chair of the Texas House Homeland Security & Public Safety and Agriculture and Livestock Committees, and now the frontrunner in the Republican race for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, said today that the Bureau of Land Management's decision to halt their forced removal of Cliven Bundy's cattle in Nevada was only a temporary ... (more)

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Related Topix: Texas, Agriculture, Science, Rick Perry, US Governors

19 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

3 GOP governors blast Medicare Advantage rates

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the April 15 letter that says changes to Medicare Advantage payments will harm "America's seniors."

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Rick Scott, US Governors, Rick Perry, Texas, Bobby Jindal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

19 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Jeb Bush has a good shot at GOP nomination

"The notion that Jeb Bush is going to be the Republican presidential nominee is a fantasy nourished by the people who used to run the Republican Party," writes Ben Smith of BuzzFeed.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Jeb Bush, Utah, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Texomaland

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KXAN-TV Austin

Texas to weigh slot-like devices at bingo halls

The Texas Lottery Commission is set to consider this week letting bingo halls in the state use electronic devices similar to slot machines.

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Related Topix: Texas, Lottery

Texomaland

Transportation Forum to Address Innovative Solutions for Texas...

Welcome to the Food Handler Classes service for the State of Alaska. This food handlers certification course is for any food service employee who needs to obtain a permit in order to work in a retail food establishment, or any individual who desires train .

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Dallas Morning News

Editorial: Public privateering - Wendy Davis said she wouldn't, but did it anyway

Wendy Davis isn't the first Texas politician suspected of confusing public duties with private income.

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Related Topix: Texas, Journalism, Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

Salon

"Out of touch with reality": Lilly Ledbetter unloads on GOP's fair pay tantrum

One day after President Obama signed two executive orders tackling federal contractors' gender pay gap, Senate Republicans Wednesday blocked debate for the third time on a broader Paycheck Fairness Act.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Scott Walker

Texas Tribune

The Brief: Perry Lawyers Up in Veto Threat Probe

The Austin American-Statesman is reporting that Gov. Rick Perry has hired a defense lawyer to represent him in an ongoing investigation into his veto of funding for the Public Integrity Unit housed in the Travis County DA's office.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Travis County, TX, Criminal Defense Law

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Sabine Co. Ten Commandments sign causes debate

"Ya'll this isn't about church. It's about Jesus Christ," says Jeanette Golden to about 40 Christians gathering to show their support for what they say is a right to display a sign showing the Ten Commandments.

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American Reporter

Brasch WordsBANNING the First Amendment

Deep cracks in what seemed to be monolithic momentum of the Republican election machine appeared here Saturday evening when Atlanta businessman Herman Cain swamped the established front-runners in a critical party straw poll that often predicts the Republican presidential nominee - and the next President of the United States.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Herman Cain, US News, 9, Rick Scott, US Governors, Rick Perry, Texas

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Legislature likely to debate open carry, campus carry laws next year

Like other large communities in Texas and throughout the nation, this city of 1.4 million residents is used to all kinds of political rallies and street protests.

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Related Topix: Texas, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime

Burnt Orange Report

Op-Ed: Civil Rights Remain a Struggle in Texas

Last week's Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Library emphasized the tremendous advancements we've made in America, and the way in which President Johnson helped usher in a new era of opportunity for all.

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Related Topix: Texas, Opinion, US News, Liberal Political News

KHOU-TV Houston

Davis: Senate votes didn't conflict with clients

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis voted for bills in the Texas Senate that affected her clients and sought federal money while in office for a transportation project being handled by her Fort Worth law firm, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, Ray LaHood, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

CBS Local

Rand Slams Bush Over Immigration "Act Of Love" Remarks

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has drawn the ire of some of his fellow Republicans when he described illegal immigration in an interview as an "act of love" by people trying to provide for their families.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Florida Government, Illegal Immigration, Texas

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