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Wendy Davis says book helps explain who she is

Wendy Davis says book helps explain who she isA new memoir from the Democratic candidate could add "zest" to a dreary gubernatorial campaign, a political expert said
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Davis, Abbott get personal ahead of vote

Davis, Abbott get personal ahead of voteWendy Davis and Greg Abbott are going public with their personal struggles as the November election draws near
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (9/7/14)

Inside Texas Politics (9/7/14)Sen. John Cornyn discusses his outreach to Hispanics and other minority communities as he runs for a third term.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Memoir puts abortion back in governor's race

Memoir puts abortion back in governor's raceA personal revelation from Wendy Davis drew a compassionate reaction from challenger Greg Abbott on Saturday.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Wendy Davis book reveals two terminated pregnancies

Wendy Davis book reveals two terminated pregnanciesDavis disclosed the terminated pregnancies for the first time since her filibuster last year over a Texas abortion law.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Dallas County

Retailers won't sue Dallas over upcoming bag fee

Retailers won't sue Dallas over upcoming bag feeRetailers will not sue Dallas over its upcoming fee for paper and plastic bags, despite an attorney general ruling.
  • Dallas County
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Abbott, Davis employ different TV ad strategies

Abbott, Davis employ different TV ad strategiesDemocrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has her third attack ad on TV. Republican Greg Abbott is profiling himself.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Excerpts from a Q&A with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

Excerpts from a Q&A with U.S. Sen. John CornynU.S. Senator John Cornyn appeared on WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics to discuss reaching out to Hispanics, his Democratic opponent, talk of another government shutdown, a prediction in November, and why his Senate office is one of the most expensive in the nation...
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Local VA spending $70M to send vets to private docs

Local VA spending $70M to send vets to private docsThe Dallas VA Hospital will spend $70M this year to send veterans it can't quickly treat to private doctors.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Davis agrees to new Sept. 30 debate with Abbott

Davis agrees to new Sept. 30 debate with AbbottThe two gubernatorial candidates have had a little trouble recently agreeing to appear in the same debate in Dallas.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Dallas County

Watkins: 'Nothing hidden' in $60,000 crash settlement

Watkins: 'Nothing hidden' in $60,000 crash settlementThe Dallas County DA defended a secret payment to settle a car accident he caused last year
  • Dallas County
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatoryA federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (8/31/14)

Inside Texas Politics (8/31/14)"My biggest regret is that we have not been able to complete turning this country around," Sen. Ted Cruz says.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Ted Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

Ted Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016"We are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country," the Republican senator said Saturday.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Greg Abbott backs out of only statewide TV debate

Greg Abbott backs out of only statewide TV debateRepublican candidate Greg Abbott has backed out of the only gubernatorial debate to be broadcast statewide on TV.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Education

Judge poised to issue final school finance ruling

Judge poised to issue final school finance rulingThe ongoing dispute over how Texas finances public education is about to reach a milestone.
  • Education
  • 1 month ago
Politics

5 things Obama may do to change immigration system

5 things Obama may do to change immigration systemPresident Obama is likely to go it alone in the coming weeks and roll out changes to the nation's immigration system.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Discussion of Watkins' settlement tabled for a week

Discussion of Watkins' settlement tabled for a weekThe County commissioner tabled discussion of DA Craig Watkins' secret settlement of an accident he caused last year
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Dallas County

Commissioner's call to remove John Wiley Price fails

Commissioner's call to remove John Wiley Price failsThe motion got no support -- only a round of applause when it failed.
  • Dallas County
  • 1 month ago
Dallas County

Dallas DA used forfeiture fund to pay legal bills

Dallas DA used forfeiture fund to pay legal billsA former federal prosecutor says Craig Watkins' use of forfeiture funds for a personal attorney "pushes the envelope."
  • Dallas County
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (8/17/14)

Inside Texas Politics (8/17/14)Some local law enforcement agencies have quietly stockpiled all kinds of military equipment and weapons from the federal government, including departments here in North Texas. The question is — why do local cops need military firepower?
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

RedState event in Fort Worth gives taste of 2016

RedState event in Fort Worth gives taste of 2016"It's amazing one state has produced two potential presidential candidates from the same party that are really both rising, and they're rising in different ways," said Republican political consultant Matt Mackowiak.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Gov. Perry’s attorneys frame his defense before going to court

Gov. Perry’s attorneys frame his defense before going to court"This is an attempt to criminalize politics, pure and simple," said Bobby Burchfield, an attorney working to defend Texas. Gov. Rick Perry against coercion and abuse of power allegations. "It should not and it will not succeed."
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Could Perry see political benefit from indictment battle?

Could Perry see political benefit from indictment battle?Facing two felony indictments, Texas Gov. Rick Perry came out swinging on Saturday, and some supporters say he could emerge stronger for the fight.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Perry's public narrative separate from legal fight

Perry's public narrative separate from legal fightWhile the governor's grinning mugshot has quickly become the subject of internet lampoons, Internet supporters have rallied behind the social media hashtag "#StandWithRickPerry."
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Texas News

Grand jury indicts Gov. Perry over integrity unit veto

Grand jury indicts Gov. Perry over integrity unit vetoA grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit. Perry is scheduled to make a statement at 2 p.m. Saturday.
  • Texas News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Governor Perry’s surrender, booking treated like campaign stop

Governor Perry’s surrender, booking treated like campaign stopA booking photo documents the arraignment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tuesday on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity. "We will prevail!" he told cheering supporters outside the courthouse.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago