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File photo of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry Reshaped Texas, But Foundered Nationally

Gov. Rick Perry was a champion of fiercely conservative social activism long before the tea party was born. He oversaw the “Texas Miracle” job-creation boom and became the most powerful Texas governor since Reconstruction.

07/08/2013

Pro-choice demonstrators wave signs. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Abortion Bill Stalls After Protests, Challenges

Texas lawmakers did not pass one of the toughest and post poignant abortion measures in the country.

06/26/2013

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

House, Senate Face Impasse Over Budget

Republicans control both chambers of the Texas Legislature, but that hasn’t kept them from reaching an impasse over the state budget.

05/12/2013

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Celebs Lash Out: Senate Says ‘No’ To Gun Bill

Senators like Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota has been called out by Hollywood celebrities and many others.

04/19/2013

As the Obama administration nears a decision on the controversial $7 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline, a new survey finds a strong two-thirds majority of Americans support the project. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Project

As the Obama administration nears a decision on the controversial $7 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline, a new survey finds a strong two-thirds majority of Americans support the project.

04/03/2013

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Perry: ‘Biggest Pipedream I Have Ever Heard’ As Former Obama Aides Launch Plan To Make Texas Blue-State

Former aides to President Barack Obama are kicking off a plan to turn reliably red-state Texas blue.

02/26/2013

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo credit - JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Creates Foes In Washington, Gains Respect In Texas

In just seven weeks on the job, the insurgent Republican elected with the tea party’s backing and bankroll has run afoul of GOP mainstays, prompted Democrats to compare his style to McCarthyism and has voted against nearly everything of significance that came before him.

02/24/2013

The incumbent Chair of the Texas Board of Education assured state Democrats that Darwin's Theory of Evolution would be the only thing taught in the state's science classrooms. (Photo by Brandon Thibodeaux/Getty Images)

Texas Board Of Education Chair Vows That Only Evolution Will Be Taught In Science Classes

The head of the Texas Board of Education assured state Senate Democrats that only Darwin’s Theory of Evolution will be taught in science classes throughout the state.

02/12/2013

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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