Texas Senate OKs Bill Allowing Clergy To Refuse Gay MarriageThe state Senate has voted to allow clergy members to refuse performing marriages that violate their beliefs, further shielding Texas from a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed.
Last Of Senate's Deep South Democrats DefeatedRepublican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory "the exclamation point" on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill for President Barack Obama's last two years in office.
Dem Senate Candidate Who Wants To Impeach Obama Loses Primary RunoffDallas dental mogul and former major GOP donor David Alameel has beaten perennial candidate Kesha Rogers to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination.
Texas Dem Senate Runoff Features Candidate Who Wants To Impeach ObamaRepublican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas since 2002, but he could be ousted Tuesday by GOP voters who appear ready to steer the state even further to the right by backing Tea Party favorites over establishment candidates.
Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective SwitchMembers of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.
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.
Democrats Have Long Way To Go Before Winning Texas Statewide ElectionThe legislative debate over abortion laws and equal pay for women have rallied Democrats in recent weeks, but they have a long way to go before winning a statewide election in Texas.
Texas House Passes Abortion Bill; Senate Next Stop The Texas House has approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks after Senate Republicans failed to finish work on the bill amid a filibuster and raucous protests.
Texas Senate GOP Passes Restrictive Abortion Bill Texas Republicans have passed new abortion restrictions expected to close almost every abortion clinic in the nation's second most populous state.
Texas Senate Debating Abortion Restrictions Bill Republicans in the Texas Senate have abandoned attempts to ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, but are pressing forward with new restrictions on the procedure.
Next NRA leader: Members Fighting 'Culture War' The incoming president of the National Rifle Association is warning its members they are fighting a "culture war" that goes beyond gun rights.
Celebs Lash Out: Senate Says 'No' To Gun BillSenators like Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota has been called out by Hollywood celebrities and many others.