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State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) stands after the Democrats defeated the anti-abortion bill SB5, which was up for a vote on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin, Texas. A combination of Sen. Davis' 13-hour filibuster and protests by reproductive rights advocates helped to ultimately defeat the controversial abortion legislation at midnight. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Late Friday, Republicans in the Texas Legislature passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the nation

07/13/2013

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Senate at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (credit:  Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Senate On Track To Pass Tough Abortion Rules

This time when the Texas Senate takes up tough new abortion restrictions, the chamber’s top Republican is determined not to let anything — or anyone — derail a vote.

07/12/2013

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) stands after the Democrats defeated the anti-abortion bill SB5, which was up for a vote on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin, Texas. A combination of Sen. Davis' 13-hour filibuster and protests by reproductive rights advocates helped to ultimately defeat the controversial abortion legislation at midnight. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Senate Gets Abortion Bill; Santorum Hold Rally

The fight over new abortion restrictions is moving to the Texas Senate, with Christian conservatives rallying for the bill.

07/11/2013

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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Cruz, GOP Dominate Election But Dems Made Inroads

Mitt Romney’s victory in Texas wasn’t enough to put him over the top but Election Day was sweet for tea party favorite Ted Cruz, who trounced his Democratic opponent to become the state’s first Hispanic U.S. Senator.

11/07/2012

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is proposing a bill that would revoke U.S. citizenship from Americans who join the Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.   (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tea Party Darling Cruz Wins Texas’ US Senate Race

Democrat Paul Sadler has conceded the U.S. Senate race to Republican Ted Cruz, urging supporters to “be proud of the voters’ choice.”

11/06/2012

US Senate hopeful Ted Cruz laughed off his media distinction as a "Tea Party Intellectual." (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Senate Hopeful Ted Cruz: Tea Party Intellectual?

U.S. Senate hopeful Ted Cruz says he’s ready to go to Washington and argue eloquently for free market principles, individual responsibility and policies that benefit entrepreneurship.

08/04/2012

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Texas Senate Vote Approves Guns On Campus

There’s big news out of Austin Monday. Texas Senators have voted to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public college classrooms.

05/09/2011

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