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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Thursday to require Secretary of State John Kerry to offer up to $5 million in reward money for information regarding last year’s Benghazi, Libya attacks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Cruz Back In Texas, Fresh Off Gov’t Shutdown Fight

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is back in Texas where his political star is still rising — even if his helping lead the government shutdown fight may have hurt him nationally.

10/19/2013

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Even Amid Furloughs, Some Texans Cheer Cruz

Thanks to Texas’ new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job — at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him.

10/05/2013

The Texas state government has spent over $2.5 million on 24 lawsuits against the federal government since Obama took office. (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Affects Thousands In Texas

Thousands of federal workers in Texas are set to begin furloughs after Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown.

10/01/2013

File photo of handguns at a gun show in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Guns On Campus Bill Scheduled For Texas House Vote

Monday for a House floor vote this weekend, and a top backer predicted approval there for the plan to allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry their handguns into college classrooms.

04/29/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.

10/09/2012

A surveillance camera (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Lets Big Brother Walk In The Front Door

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act amounts to rolling out the welcome mat for Big Brother to intrude on the lives of Americans.

07/03/2012

iPhone (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images for Big W)

Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

File photo of prison. (Credit:  TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Airline Executive Found Guilty In Child Porn Case

Jurors convicted the founder of a Texas cargo airline on child pornography charges Monday, siding with prosecutors who said he had explicit online chats with undercover officers posing as young teenage girls and collected numerous illegal images.

05/21/2012

File photo of a Wal-Mart store. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mexican Watchdog Group Accuses Wal-Mart Executives Of Bribery

Mexico’s federal government should investigate allegations of a vast bribery campaign by top executives of Wal-Mart’s Mexican subsidiary to build stores across the country, the head of a watchdog group said Sunday.

04/23/2012

China's former NBA superstar Yao Ming (C) attends as newly elected member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Shanghai, and takes part in a meeting for the CPPCC. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Yao Ming Joins China’s Government

Retired NBA star Yao Ming has added another line to his post-basketball resume — politician — becoming a member of an advisory body to Shanghai’s legislature.

01/17/2012

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