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  • Wendy Davis pitches her rags-to-riches story to Texas Latinos, women

    HOUSTON — The woman who wants to be the next Texas governor stood at a podium in an inner-city community center here last week, a polished blond in a tailored pink jacket, black slacks and heels, and invoked her rags-to-riches narrative. "The...
  • Ted Nugent apologizes, sort of, for calling Obama 'mongrel'

    Ted Nugent apologizes, sort of, for calling Obama 'mongrel'
      Ted Nugent is sorry. Sort of. After several days of controversy surrounding his foray on the Texas campaign trail, the rocker/right-wing agitator expressed regret for using the words “subhuman mongrel” to describe President Obama....
  • Obama to decide on Keystone pipeline within months, governors say

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama told the nation’s governors Monday that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline could come in a matter of months, signaling he did not intend to let a recent court ruling derail his decision on whether to approve the...
  • Judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban

    HOUSTON -- A federal judge in San Antonio overturned the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes the relationship of gay couples in the conservative state. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Orlando...
  • Ruling against Texas' gay marriage ban may set up Supreme Court fight

    Ruling against Texas' gay marriage ban may set up Supreme Court fight
    HOUSTON — A federal judge in deeply conservative Texas overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, saying the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes gay couples, a ruling that gay rights advocates say adds significant...
  • Governors' White House visit includes hints of 2016 campaign

    Governors' White House visit includes hints of 2016 campaign
    WASHINGTON – As President Obama hosted the nation's governors at the White House twice in 24 hours, he couldn't help but tease some of the more ambitious state leaders about their plans. Toasting the governors at an annual formal dinner in the...
  • Lawyers push posthumous pardon in Texas arson case

    HOUSTON -- Attorneys for the family of a man executed in Texas appealed to the governor and state parole board this week to reconsider the case in light of new evidence that he was wrongfully convicted of killing his three young daughters. “It&...
  • Chris Christie, to woo conservatives, stresses opposition to abortion

    Chris Christie, to woo conservatives, stresses opposition to abortion
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Before the bridge scandal unfolded in New Jersey, Chris Christie's biggest hurdle on the path to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was his difficulty winning over core conservatives — the kind of activists who...
  • Who rocked the best CPAC speech: Christie, Cruz, Ryan or Trump?

    Who rocked the best CPAC speech: Christie, Cruz, Ryan or Trump?
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—A famous conservative walks into a ballroom …. If he is sticking to tradition, he opens with a joke. Or a story that makes him look good or brave or important. On Thursday, the American Conservative Union hosted a...
  • Conservative gathering reflects challenge for GOP

    Conservative gathering reflects challenge for GOP
    OXON HILL, Md. — After steep losses in the 2012 election, there was broad agreement within the Republican Party that its biggest challenge was bridging the divide with key voter groups — minorities, women and young voters — who threw...
  • Stormtroopers, a Wookiee and CPAC

    OXON HILL, Md. -- The first "people" I recognized on arriving at last week's Conservative Political Action Committee gathering just outside Washington were two "stormtroopers" and a Wookiee from the 1977 film "Star Wars." Some of the speeches also...