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21 min ago | News Max

Sen. Tim Kaine: No Evidence ISIS is About to Attack US Soil

There is no evidence in the intelligence community that the Islamic State is about to launch an attack on U.S. soil, Sen. Tim Kaine told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "Right now, even the head of the National Counterterrorism Center said there's no credible Intel right now suggesting ISIL attacks on the U.S.," the Virginia Democrat said Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Tim Kaine, US News, US Senate, US Governors, Tim Kaine, Barack Obama, Texas Government, Texas

1 hr ago | The Hill

Rubio: ISIS could be entering US from Mexico

Sen. Marco Rubio said late Tuesday that ISIS militants could be crossing the Mexican border into the United States. Asked by Fox News host Sean Hannity if ISIS "would use the southern border to cross," Rubio said "Sure, potentially."


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

5 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Scotland is in no position to seek independence

The Scottish and English haven't taken up arms, as forces loyal to both nations did here last in 1746, but political voices are waging a fierce war of rhetoric leading up to Thursday's historic referendum to determine whether Scotland secedes from the United Kingdom.


Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, World News, Conservatives (UK), Essex County, England, Greater London County, England, Elizabeth Ii, US Governors, Texas

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Editorial: Insurance boss must take stand on rate requests

After nearly two years in office, the previous commissioner, Eleanor Kitzman, was considered such an industry lapdog that state senators blocked her reappointment. So last year Gov. Rick Perry turned to Julia Rathgeber, a former deputy chief of staff to Lt.


Related Topix: US Governors, Electronics, Dewhurst, Dallas, TX, Opinion

Hispanically Speaking

Deploying National Guard to Border Hurt Texas Economy

The thousands of Central American children and families fleeing violence and arriving at the southern U.S. border became national front-page news over the summer. Congress responded by saying a lot but doing nothing, while many states and cities welcomed them into their communities and provided humanitarian support.


Related Topix: Prison, Immigration Reform, Texas Government, Texas, US Governors

Time to honor Tim Cole

That's because a statue of Tim Cole - the Fort Worth man unjustly convicted of rape who died in prison and was exonerated years later - will be unveiled in Lubbock before a crowd of family, friends and politicians. "It's awe-inspiring to me," said Cory Session, Cole's younger brother.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Texas Tech, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Marc Veasey, Democrat, US Politics, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors

Dallas Morning News

Flower Mound Rep. Tan Parker open to medical marijuana in Texas

This election season our newspaper added two questions on drug policy to questionnaires we sent candidates for state offices. Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, surprised me with his answer on whether he'd support putting a medical marijuana amendment on the ballot for voters to decide.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Parker, TX, Flower Mound, TX, Prison, US Governors

The Washington Post

Huckabee ready to go?

In some sense, there is no reason Mike Huckabee shouldn't run for president in 2016. He would be the heavy favorite to win the caucuses in Iowa, where he leads.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Texas Government, Texas, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Health

Texas Tribune

Perry Touts Transportation Legacy to Toll Road Group

Gov. Rick Perry talks with New Hampshire voters at a morning GOP rally in Stratham, NH on Aug. 25, 2014. Calling Texas "the mecca of innovation on transportation infrastructure," Gov. Rick Perry touted the state's approach to expanding roads without raising taxes in Tuesday morning remarks to the toll road industry.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Austin, TX

$6.4 Million from Soros Behind Legal Battles for 3 Conservative 2016 Contenders, Media Ignore

Legal battles against state governor's with higher political aspirations keep cropping up. But looking deeper into attacks on Republican governors from Texas, Wisconsin and Louisiana reveals George Soros' checkbook was behind it all but the news media aren't about to point that out.


Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, Texas Government, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Scott Walker

Texas Tribune

With Plan to Seek Pre-K Grant, State Changes Gears on Federal Funding

Pre-K students in Josefina Pineda's classroom do the hokey-pokey at the Dallas Independent School District elementary school, Cesar Chavez Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. In a shift for a state that has shunned other federal education initiatives like Common Core and Race to the Top , Texas will participate in a signature Obama administration program focused on early childhood education.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Education Etc., Dallas, TX, US Governors

Texas Tribune

Nicole Guidotti-Hern ndez: The TT Interview

In 2013, plans to expand the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Mexican American Studies into a full-fledged department were slowed - temporarily, it turns out - when Gov. Rick Perry vetoed $1.5 million in state funding that lawmakers had approved for the new offering. In a statement issued at the time, Perry said that if the Department of Mexican American Studies was a priority, the university could fund it using other sources.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, US Governors, Austin, TX


Texas Nursing Homes Worst in Nation

The report ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and looked at eight federal measures to gauge nursing home quality. Texas scored failing grades in six of those eight categories.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Wichita Falls, TX

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Immigration Chicanery

The strategists who base their political advice on public opinion polls have just had a surprise. A new poll reports that the American people are now more likely to trust Republicans to handle immigration and less likely to trust Democratic plans to offer illegals a path to citizenship .


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Governors, Opinion

Pasadena Star-News

California evades massive giveaway to Tesla: Thomas Elias

There are very few Americans who need welfare and government support less than Elon Musk, the hyper-creative head of the Tesla Motors electric car company, the Space X rocketry and satellite hoisting firm and Solar City, a leader in renewable energy. And yet, almost no one gets more government benefits and business.

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Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, Science / Technology, Space, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, NASA, US Governors, Opinion

The Oregonian

John Kitzhaber sets 4th debate; Rick Perry plans pricey party for Dennis Richardson: Oregon governor #8217;s race

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to host a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Rep. Dennis Richardson next month. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign announced Monday evening to its email group that it had scheduled a fourth debate between Kitzhaber and Republican Rep. Dennis Richardson for Oct. 10, at the Portland City Club.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber, Texas Government, Texas, Lake Oswego, OR

Foreign Policy

Propaganda Watch: Fearmongering the Threat Posed by the Islamic State

How much of a threat does the Islamic State militant group pose? That's a question that depends very much on whom you ask. With American diplomats assembling an international coalition to launch air strikes against the brutal group -- which has murdered more than 1,700 unarmed Iraqi soldiers, threatened minority groups with genocide, crucified numerous Iraqi civilians and beheaded a trio of Westerners -- senior members of the Obama administration have sometimes struggled to get on the same page in describing the militants.


Related Topix: Terrorism, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Senator Jim Inhofe, US Governors


Texas governor to campaign for Brownback

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in Wichita next week to raise money for Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign. The Wichita Eagle reports Perry is to attend a reception Sept.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News

Arlington woman's execution set for Wednesday

An Arlington woman who abused and starved the 9-year-old son of her live-in girlfriend is set to be executed Wednesday, the first Tarrant County woman to be put to death since executions resumed in Texas in 1982. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was convicted in 2006 in the death of Davontae Williams, one of three children of Marcella Williams.


Related Topix: Tarrant County, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Prison, Death Penalty

Business Journal

UT names 21-member advisory group to pick next president

William C. Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, will resign from his post next June. The UT Board of Regents has selected the advisory committee that will pick the candidates to fill Powers' post.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Weird