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  • The siren call of ... Florida, home of sinkholes and hurricanes?

    The siren call of ... Florida, home of sinkholes and hurricanes?
    Déjà vu, anyone? Rick Scott, the governor of Florida, is coming this way next month to try to lure California businesses to the place that calls itself the Sunshine State. Last time this happened, it was another big-talking governor named Rick -- Rick...
  • Texas House gives final OK to ban on texting while driving

    The Texas House has given final approval to a statewide ban on texting while driving, which now faces a Senate vote. Representatives voted 104 to 39 on Thursday to pass the bill by Republican Rep. Tom Craddick, a former House Speaker who has sponsored...
  • Michigan's Snyder pushes tax increase before a 2016 decision

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is fighting for one more accomplishment before deciding whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination: Michigan's largest tax increase in decades. The Republican governor said Wednesday a plan to raise Michigan's...
  • House OKs ban on texting while driving, but veto may loom

    A statewide ban on texting while driving gained preliminary approval in the Texas House on Wednesday, advancing a plan that four years ago fell victim to a gubernatorial veto — and could face a similar fate this time. Sponsored by Rep. Tom...
  • Poll confirms Florida up for grabs in 2016 presidential contest

    Poll confirms Florida up for grabs in 2016 presidential contest
    Florida's standing as the state that could determine who is the next president was confirmed Tuesday by new polling that shows neck-and-neck races between Democrat Hillary Clinton and a range of potential Republican nominees. The numbers show Florida...
  • What are Ted Cruz's chances against other Republicans in 2016?

    What are Ted Cruz's chances against other Republicans in 2016?
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off the 2016 presidential race Monday by becoming the first major candidate to officially announce a run — no "seriously considering," no "weighing options," none of the typical gobbledygook meant to put an asterisk...
  • Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

    Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race
    The 2016 contest for the White House will get its first official big-name entrant on Monday, in a move likely to upend the dynamics of the nascent presidential race. Sen. Ted Cruz, the combative conservative who has made liberty the clarion call of...
  • Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is running for president

    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is running for president
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is running for president, he announced on Twitter. The ambitious lawmaker’s intentions were no surprise. An aide had confirmed Sunday that Cruz would announce his 2016 White House run on Monday at Liberty University, the...
  • Brother, former president to attend Jeb Bush fundraiser

    Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to attend a Lone Star-studded fundraiser in Dallas Wednesday for his brother Jeb Bush. The former president and former first lady Laura Bush are the special guests named to appear with the former Florida...
  • Ted�Cruz�has a surprising weak spot in the money race

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who said Mondayhe is running for president, must raise at least $30 million,his advisers say, to be competitive in a sprawling Republican primary field that will be financially dominated by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Cruzhopes to...
  • California tops other states in job growth

    California tops other states in job growth
    SACRAMENTO — For years, business lobbyists complained about what they derided as "job killer" laws that drive employers out of California. Rival state governors, notably former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, made highly publicized visits to the Golden...