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In the Texas political system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups — the public boards that provide accountability and, when that fails, the people themselves, in particular, the journalists and activists among them. We tend to think of government along the three branches ...
Representative Blanco said that projections suggest Texas could get two more members of Congress after the next census. Any undercount might affect that number, so an accurate count of Texas not only assures the proper amount of federal aid, but, perhaps more importantly, it gives Texas political power ...

NEW DELHI, India — Gov. Greg Abbott met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an hour and five minutes on Wednesday at Modi's official residence. Abbott later said the two leaders discussed numerous subjects, including defense, terrorism, energy, technology, trade and health care.
WASHINGTON — Several Texas Democratic congressmen are calling on state Attorney General Ken Paxton to investigate a voter targeting firm said to have misused data from 50 million Facebook users, a request a Paxton aide is calling a “political stunt.” The firm, Cambridge Analytica, provided voter ...
In Texas, census citizenship question becomes a political fault line of its own ... Without a doubt, a census undercount in Texas has the potential to negatively affect the entire state in many ways, regardless of the state's political ... Opponents of asking about citizenship say this issue goes beyond politics.
President Donald Trump's top appellate lawyer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow him to argue in defense of Texas political maps that were found to be discriminatory by a lower court. Solicitor General Noel Francisco asked to split time with Texas lawyers when the court hears oral argument in the ...

Inside Texas Politics began with a political response to the on-going emergency fix to that widespread natural gas leak just north of Dallas Love Field. State Representative Rafael ... Two of his Tweets last week offered support to some Texas Republicans running for re-election. Eight incumbents in all.
On the line Tuesday is not only the political career of an all-but-extinct breed in Texas — a moderate, pro-abortion rights Republican — but also Abbott's ability to influence a down-ballot election as the most popular GOP statewide official. It's being tested in two other House primaries where Abbott has ...
Greg Abbott was the first Texas governor to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the Governor's Mansion. ... friends, some of whom will join his entourage in India next week, are social and economic conservatives who want to fully participate in their adopted homeland's civic life and politics.
Bud and Ross returned along with Berna Dean Steptoe, WFAA's political producer. They discussed Texas comptroller Glenn Hegar's warning to legislators that the state's credit rating could be in jeopardy, candidate for HD6 Lillian Salerno lashing out at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ...
Prisoner #64023-061 has been called many names over the years — member of the Midwest Bank Robbers, co-founder of the Aryan Republican Army, Commander Pedro, and, simply, Peter. But for the last 20 years, this inmate has preferred a wholly different moniker: Donna. Two decades into a life ...
"The whole ballot is full," Ramsey explained. "The democrats showed up and put candidates in most of the statewide races. There was a question about that for a while." And what happens in the ballot box isn't the only thing that could impact Texas politics. The fate of several key issues rests in the hands of ...
The full story can be found in the Quorum Report. Copyright 2017, Harvey Kronberg,http://quorumreport.com/index.cfm, All rights are reserved. This story is presented as part of the Houston Chronicle's collaboration with Quorum Report. For inside information on Texas politics and government and to sign up ...
2018 is set to be a busy year in Texas politics. The primaries are just around the corner on March 6. Eight open congressional seats are drawing much of the attention, but there's plenty of other notable match-ups. Watch as Texas Tribune executive editor Ross Ramsey and political reporter Patrick Svitek ...
Dallas Morning News Reporter Lauren McGaughy and University of Houston Political Science Professor Brandon Rottinghaus help us explore the year the issues that got the spotlight this year in Texas politics. “The bathroom bill took up a lot of my time,” McGaughy says. “I think in terms of legislation, the ...
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lost several political figures in 2017, from a mega-donor to a former governor. August 11 marked the first time since 2006 that a former Texas governor laid in state at the Capitol. Mark White was the second to last Democratic Governor in Texas. Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, ...
House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, shocked the Texas political world in October when he announced that he will not seek re-election, giving up the gavel after a record-tying five terms. For months, Straus had insisted that he planned to run again for speaker in 2019. His reversal seemed to surprise ...

"In past years, the Republican primaries have always been where the excitement is, and this year we have the Democratic primary for governor -- with more candidates running than we've seen in many years," said Mark Jones, a political scientist at Houston's Rice University who has followed Texas politics ...
And some of his biggest ovations have come from audiences when he declares his opposition to taking political action committee money and decries how big donors carry too much influence in politics - a staple of any Sanders speech. But that's not enough to get him a pass from ardent Sanders supporters ...
It requires all Texas law enforcement honor ICE detainers. The bill was the subject of some of the most clicked-on stories and watched videos on KVUE.com, including the scuffle seen around the country. On the last day of the regular legislative session, two Texas Representatives were waving to SB4 ...
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, at the West Palm Beach Library today. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post). WEST PALM ...
During my tenure as a Dallas ISD social studies teacher, I made it a point each year to plan a lesson educating my students on how best to ...
Religious, political leaders address latest mass shooting in Texas ... of the death grip the National Rifle Association (NRA) has on our politics.
Washington (CNN) There is a tendency after mass casualty events like the Las Vegas shooting last month or the Texas church shooting on ...
Amid the sleeping giants, is there a place in Texas politics for the Milder ... Patrick's political consultant, Allen Blakemore, responded that, “Dan ...
House Speaker Joe Straus unleashed a political earthquake Wednesday when ... “It's tough to overstate the relevance of this for Texas politics.
Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner appeared in studio to discuss the $750 million bond for Fort Worth ...
Member of the Texas Campaign for the Environment prepare to deliver over 2,300 letters from Texas families to the Environmental Protection ...
"TEXAS: We are with you today, we are with you tomorrow, and we will be with you EVERY SINGLE DAY AFTER, to restore, recover, and ...
Political Firestorm Between Texas Republicans Over Harvey Relief Aid ... Jack covers politics for KTVT-TV CBS 11 and has been with the ...
AUSTIN — The Texas Democratic Party has apologized for linking the fatal shooting of a campus police officer on Monday to the state's new ...
“Control of the (Texas) House that would be the biggest change,” here, University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus said.
“Control of the (Texas) House that would be the biggest change,” here, University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus said.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has a challenger from within the Republican ranks. State Representative Phil King from Weatherford says he ...
The comments came during The Texas Tribune Festival, an annual three-day event in Austin featuring politics and government leaders from ...
The Texas Legislature concerns itself with a lot of issues, but frankly most are political posturing and have little benefit for Texans. The primary ...
SIX days after upending Texas politics by suddenly announcing his ... Mark Jones, a political scientist at Rice University, believes that Mr Straus ...
The State Fair of Texas is becoming a political issue at Dallas City Hall. It's one that frustrates Cydney Walker. She hosts Coffee and Politics ...
WASHINGTON — A Texas congressman has become the sole Lone Star Republican to sign on to the latest DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill that ...
In the continuing theme of everything is political or politically slanted, we have recent social media posts from ESPN talent Jemele Hill who ...
Analysis: A storm brings distinct changes in the political winds ... evident that the storm also seeped into every corner of government policy and politics. ... John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas, whose differences kept the two ...
EPA is clarifying an earlier statement about Texas toxic waste sites ... in or washed up along Texas waterways after the devastating floods from ...
The old style of Texas politics, ushered in by George W. Bush and enshrined by .... but the defining moment of his political career came four years into his tenure, ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has partially lifted a judge's order that blocked much of a Texas law targeting "sanctuary cities.".
... Some Texas Leaders Embrace Trump's Brand Of 'Trolling As Politics' ... because the political establishment – the people in power, with the ...
Dallas Mavs' owner Mark Cuban: Texas' politics may scare off Amazon ... Even so, he said, Texas' political climate may scare away Amazon.
When Texans responded to Hurricane Harvey they put aside politics. ... In Texas this weekend to raise money for a national Political Action ...
The comments came during The Texas Tribune Festival, an annual three-day event in Austin featuring politics and government leaders from ...
And then the Texas Railroad Commission, always a fun group, went ... We've got the lowdown on all the political action under the Pink Dome in this week's Texas Take, a weekly insiders look at Texas politics -- and what it ...
Today's Texas Standard was broadcast live from the Texas Tribune Festival in ... parties and networking for political junkies, not only from Texas, but ... that I think that's where most eyes are focused on outside of Texas politics.


 

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