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  • Greg Abbott's win over Wendy Davis bodes ill for Democrats in Texas

    Wendy Davis rose to national fame in pink tennis shoes, standing for 11 hours to filibuster antiabortion legislation in one of the reddest states in the nation. Then she was running for governor and vowing to capture the office Republican Rick Perry has...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing
    Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016. Lawyers for Perry ...
  • Gov. Rick Perry's abuse-of-power case gets underway in surreal fashion

    There was no grand entrance of the accused for the media horde to document. No stirring speech on the courthouse steps. In fact, the defendant never spoke during the sometimes plodding and technical proceedings. Still, there was plenty of political...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry goes to court to fight abuse-of-power charges

    Two days after he addressed a Republican victory party here before cheering crowds, outgoing Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, made another appearance Thursday — in court. Perry was indicted in August by a Travis...
  • Scott Walker says 'governors make much better presidents,' leaves door open

    Scott Walker says 'governors make much better presidents,' leaves door open
    Gov. Scott Walker, in an appearance Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet the Press," said a Republican governor would make an ideal presidential nominee -- and suggested he may end up getting into the race. Walker, who defeated Democrat Mary Burke on Tuesday...
  • Texas to draw down guard troops on border in early 2015: official

    Texas to draw down guard troops on border in early 2015: official
    Texas plans to begin winding down its deployment of state National Guard troops to the border with Mexico around March or April of next year, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst told reporters on Wednesday. State leaders on Tuesday requested $86.1 million in...
  • Obama tells GOP opposed to immigration order to 'pass a bill'

    Obama tells GOP opposed to immigration order to 'pass a bill'
    President Barack Obama on Thursday announced steps to address the "broken" U.S. immigration system, but urged Republican lawmakers to pass broader reforms to deal with millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. "Today, our immigration system...
  • Border authorities fear immigration action might spark second 'surge'

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned would-be migrants Friday that President Obama’s action to defer deportations was not an endorsement of illegal immigration, and he pledged to beef up already tight security on the U.S.-Mexico border....
  • Florida's gubernatorial campaign is almost over -- or is it?

    Florida's gubernatorial campaign is almost over -- or is it?
    TAMPA –Florida's gubernatorial race is hinging on a handful of South Florida counties. As Republican Gov. Rick Scott built up large leads in counties like Duval, Seminole and the Panhandle, supporters of Democratic hopeful Charlie Crist were...
  • GOP ponders its next move in wake of Obama's immigration action

    GOP ponders its next move in wake of Obama's immigration action
    When President Obama announced his decision to allow roughly 4 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, Democrats and Republicans in Washington disagreed furiously about the move. No surprise there. Still, I...
  • Final appeals made for mentally ill Texas man facing execution

    Final appeals made for mentally ill Texas man facing execution
    Lawyers for Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti have launched last-minute appeals to prevent his execution set for Wednesday, arguing he suffers from schizophrenia and putting him to death would cross moral and constitutional lines. The case has drawn...