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1 hr ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes

With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November.

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Related Topix: Texas, US News, Violent Crime, Rick Perry, US Governors

4 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Texas Proposes Tougher Rules On Fracking Wastewater After Earthquakes Surge

A sign placed along the sidewalk reads 'Common Sense Against Earthquakes' as a small group with Frack Free Denton protest outside city hall, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Denton, Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Denton, TX, Geology, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago | National Center for Policy Analysis

Texas Challenges Colleges to Cut Costs

Why are college tuition costs so high? Because of federal student loan policy, writes Judah Bellin, researcher at the Manhattan Institute.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas College

13 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

Rick Perry's PAC Capitalizes on Mug Shot

Turning a potential liability into a strength, Texas Governor Rick Perry is putting his police mug shot - the symbol of his indictment on felony abuse-of-power charges - on a T-shirt to raise money.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

TheBlaze.com

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Is No Longer Permitted to Carry a Concealed...

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Is No Longer Permitted to Carry a Concealed Handgun, Buy Guns or Ammo - Here's Why Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, is no longer permitted to carry a concealed handgun after being slapped with a felony indictment for alleged abuse of power, according to state law.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Guns, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

KXAN-TV Austin

Xerox facing another lawsuit from Texas in Medicaid claims fallout

Xerox is facing a second lawsuit from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission stemming from allegations the company paid out hundreds of millions of dollars for unnecessary dental work.

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Related Topix: Texas, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

National Review Online

Michael Barone: Liberals' Legality Problem

So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Immigration Reform, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Austin Times

Texas abortion law could send women across borders

Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to New Mexico for work.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Texas, El Paso, TX, West, TX, Austin, TX

Daily Kos

Issues Under Fire: Eyes off Gaza, While Obama Prepares to Fight A Monster

Day 50 of the Assault on Gaza: All attention should remain focused on the Strip, since another truce has been rumored to be in the works in Cairo.

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Related Topix: Monster, Human Resources, Israel, World News, Middle East, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

Business Journal

Texas RRC expresses energy infrastructure concerns about ISIS and Mexican cartels

Texas Railroad Commission members are expressing growing concerns about the state's energy infrastructure being impacted by Mexican cartels and even the ISIS terrorist network.

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Related Topix: Texas, Terrorism, Rick Perry, US Governors

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas Secretary of State urges college students to vote

Routinely visiting the polls is crucial for college students - and for every eligible American voter - the Texas Secretary of State said Monday morning.

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Business Journal

Gov. Perry Appoints Cabrales to Texas Economic Development Corp

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has appointed David Cabrales of the Dallas office of Locke Lord law firm to the Texas Economic Development Corp. The corporation supports programs and activities of the Governor's Division of Economic Development and Tourism, in addition to TexasOne, which markets Texas to businesses outside the state's borders.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Lawyers for Texas' Perry ask judge for dismissal

In an Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, front right, is escorted away from the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center, in Austin, Texas.

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KAUZ

Libya's outgoing parliament names new government

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from... A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

WSJV-TV South Bend

Mourners gather in St. Louis for Brown funeral

Father of slain teen Michael Brown, Michael Brown, Sr., left, and Reverend Al Sharpton, right, gesture to the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. .

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Related Topix: California, Violent Crime, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Breitbart.com

Gohmert Warns of Terrorist Threat Along Texas-Mexico Border

Congressman Louie Gohmert joined FOX News to warn Americans about terror threats from the porous and largely unsecured U.S.-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Immigration Reform, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors

Townhall

Convicted Drunk Driver Indicts Perry

The country is reeling - especially within the political realm - over the gross abuse of power demonstrated in the indictment of popular Texas Governor Rick Perry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Texas, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Inside Texas Politics

Inside Texas Politics host Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy interview Rep. Ted Poe about a possible new threat on the Texas border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ted Poe, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors

Los Angeles Times

California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses

California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, recently launched the California Competes incentive program.

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Related Topix: Texas, California, Jerry Brown, Rick Perry, US Governors, Torrance, CA

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's What Politics And Religion In Texas Tell Us About Modern America

TEXANS miss few opportunities to boast of their history. The capsule version, peddled by politicians and populists, is as follows.

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Related Topix: Texas, US News, Tea Party

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