| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — For years, Texas has been a Democratic desert, a harsh and forbidding place where the party's candidates shrivel and the dreams of liberals collapse and die.
It has been nearly two decades since a Democrat was elected to...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Detroit filed for bankruptcy Thursday, making it the largest U.S. city to ever seek Chapter 9 protection. It’s sad news for the once-great city. Still, the headline seemed to have delighted many. Just check out The Times' comments section, with...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott will be the keynote speaker at Americans for Prosperity's "Defending the American Dream Summit" over the Labor Day weekend at the Universal Orlando theme park.
AFP is the libertarian "free market" organization founded...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 3:38 PM
WASHINGTON -- Wendy Davis, who garnered national headlines in June for filibustering a controversial bill restricting abortion access, confirmed Monday that she was considering a bid for governor of Texas next year.
Speaking at a packed lunch at the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:19 PM
A restrictive abortion bill is heading to the floor of the Texas Senate after the state's House of Representatives approved the legislation Wednesday on a 96-49 vote.
The Republican-dominated House voted mostly along party lines, a day after more than...
| Jul 2, 2013
Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas made national headlines last week after she delivered an 11-hour filibuster to oppose a bill severely limiting abortions in the Lone Star State. Davis’ filibuster and protests from the galley in the Texas...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:05 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate convened Friday afternoon to debate and ultimately vote on a bill to implement some of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions, its actions being watched by fervent demonstrators on either side of the issue....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:31 PM
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California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law new measures aimed at revamping the state's incentives for economic development.
The new legislation includes hiring credits for companies...
| Jul 3, 2013
Re "Texas again takes up abortion bill," July 2
Texas Gov. Rick Perry joins a long list of conservative Republicans who are fixated on legally curtailing women's reproductive rights.
This is curious because recently, Republicans in the House tried but...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:27 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hearing, refusing to consider Democratic amendments and imposing strict security precautions to prevent...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:43 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights act last week, it handed Republicans tough questions with no easy answers over how, and where, to attract voters even GOP leaders say the party needs to stay nationally competitive....