National Review Online
The common perception that Texas is uniformly red is mistaken. Yes, Texas voters have elected only Republicans to statewide office since 1994, and the GOP has controlled both houses of the state legislature since 2002, but the partisan divide in the Lone Star State is sharp and highly polarized.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Perry calls indictment 'abuse of power,' vows to fight charges
Texas Gov. Rick Perry forcefully stood behind his actions after he was indicted on Friday, and called the decision to charge him "an abuse of power."
Dallas Morning News
Five things Rick Perry must do now that he's been indicted
Five things that Rick Perry must do to keep his potential presidential bid alive now that he faces felony indictments.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Tax-fraud phone scams con taxpayers out of a staggering $5 million...
FRAUD PHONE SCAMS CON TAXPAYERS OUT OF A STAGGERING $5 MILLION. Over a thousand taxpayers have fallen victim to phone scams from IRS impersonators who demand hundreds and thousands of dollars in alleged unpaid taxes - and the scammers have scored big.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Dem says GOP wants to send immigrant children 'to their death'
A House Democrat on Friday accused Republicans of signing a death warrant for thousands of immigrant children by pushing for their immediate deportation back to their countries of origin in Central America.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Medicare Payment Quirk Grabs Senate Panel's Attention
Senators on Wednesday mulled the impact of a restriction in Medicare payment policies that has riled both hospitals and patients.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Congressional Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban Federal Contracts to Companies Moving Abroad
A group of Democratic lawmakers has introduced legislation designed to prohibit federal contracts to multinational companies that use corporate inversions to cut their tax rates.
Bill addressing admission status receives praise
A bill that would require hospitals to give patients a formal notice of their admission status has received strong support from healthcare associations.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Democrats Seek U.S. Contract Ban to Discourage Inversions
Democrats in Congress are trying again to prevent the federal government from awarding contracts to companies that save taxes by moving their legal addresses outside the U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Lloyd Doggett of Texas are slated to introduce legislation today that would create a government-wide ban on contracts with such ... (more)
Final Regulations on Premium Tax Credits Allow Domestic Violence Survivors to Access ACA Benefits
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department have released final regulations on the Premium Tax Credit for health insurance, including rules that allow victims of domestic violence to claim the credit.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
School Tax Breaks Get House Support as Democrats Object
The House of Representatives voted to expand and simplify tax breaks for education as Republicans continue to pass piecemeal tax bills while Congress is deadlocked on broader changes to the U.S. tax code.
The Washington Post
Dems to GOP: Sorry, no easy way out on immigration
As House Republicans struggle to figure out whether their proposed response to the border crisis can pass the House, given opposition to action among conservatives, it's increasingly likely they'll need House Dems to get anything through the lower chamber.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Dems push back against deploying National Guard to border
House Democrats are lining up in staunch opposition to the Republicans' push to send the National Guard to the southern border.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Taylor makes history
The three-term councilwoman is the first black woman to be San Antonio's mayor. Taylor represents the East Side's District 2 and is an urban planner who teaches classes at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Gov. Perry to deploy Texas National Guard troops for border crisis
Perry said the extra troops, to be mobilized in the next month, were needed because a huge influx of unaccompanied minors threatened to distract the Border Patrol from their mission of apprehending dangerous criminals associated with Mexican drug cartels and affiliated gangs who see the crisis as an opportunity to penetrate the stretched U.S.