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3 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

With Plan to Seek Pre-K Grant, State Changes Gears on Federal Funding

Pre-K students in Josefina Pineda's classroom do the hokey-pokey at the Dallas Independent School District elementary school, Cesar Chavez Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. In a shift for a state that has shunned other federal education initiatives like Common Core and Race to the Top , Texas will participate in a signature Obama administration program focused on early childhood education.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Education Etc., Dallas, TX, US Governors

3 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

Nicole Guidotti-Hern ndez: The TT Interview

In 2013, plans to expand the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Mexican American Studies into a full-fledged department were slowed - temporarily, it turns out - when Gov. Rick Perry vetoed $1.5 million in state funding that lawmakers had approved for the new offering. In a statement issued at the time, Perry said that if the Department of Mexican American Studies was a priority, the university could fund it using other sources.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, US Governors, Austin, TX

6 hrs ago | KAUZ

Texas Nursing Homes Worst in Nation

The report ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and looked at eight federal measures to gauge nursing home quality. Texas scored failing grades in six of those eight categories.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Wichita Falls, TX

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Immigration Chicanery

The strategists who base their political advice on public opinion polls have just had a surprise. A new poll reports that the American people are now more likely to trust Republicans to handle immigration and less likely to trust Democratic plans to offer illegals a path to citizenship .


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Governors, Opinion

Pasadena Star-News

California evades massive giveaway to Tesla: Thomas Elias

There are very few Americans who need welfare and government support less than Elon Musk, the hyper-creative head of the Tesla Motors electric car company, the Space X rocketry and satellite hoisting firm and Solar City, a leader in renewable energy. And yet, almost no one gets more government benefits and business.

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Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, Science / Technology, Space, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, NASA, US Governors, Opinion

The Oregonian

John Kitzhaber sets 4th debate; Rick Perry plans pricey party for Dennis Richardson: Oregon governor #8217;s race

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to host a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Rep. Dennis Richardson next month. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign announced Monday evening to its email group that it had scheduled a fourth debate between Kitzhaber and Republican Rep. Dennis Richardson for Oct. 10, at the Portland City Club.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber, Texas Government, Texas, Lake Oswego, OR

Foreign Policy

Propaganda Watch: Fearmongering the Threat Posed by the Islamic State

How much of a threat does the Islamic State militant group pose? That's a question that depends very much on whom you ask. With American diplomats assembling an international coalition to launch air strikes against the brutal group -- which has murdered more than 1,700 unarmed Iraqi soldiers, threatened minority groups with genocide, crucified numerous Iraqi civilians and beheaded a trio of Westerners -- senior members of the Obama administration have sometimes struggled to get on the same page in describing the militants.


Related Topix: Terrorism, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Senator Jim Inhofe, US Governors


Texas governor to campaign for Brownback

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in Wichita next week to raise money for Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign. The Wichita Eagle reports Perry is to attend a reception Sept.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News

Arlington woman's execution set for Wednesday

An Arlington woman who abused and starved the 9-year-old son of her live-in girlfriend is set to be executed Wednesday, the first Tarrant County woman to be put to death since executions resumed in Texas in 1982. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was convicted in 2006 in the death of Davontae Williams, one of three children of Marcella Williams.


Related Topix: Tarrant County, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Prison, Death Penalty

Business Journal

UT names 21-member advisory group to pick next president

William C. Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, will resign from his post next June. The UT Board of Regents has selected the advisory committee that will pick the candidates to fill Powers' post.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Weird

Dallas Morning News

Maria Bartiromo bringing 'Opening Bell' to Dallas during Fed economic conference

TV's high-profile financial journalist Maria Bartiromo on Friday plans to broadcast her show, Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo , outside of New York for the first time. Bartiromo, an anchor for Fox Business Network, will be here for a global economic conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on Sept.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Banking, Financial Services, US Governors

Houston Press

Harris County Treasurer Candidate Brings His Moms Into Politics

Rick Perry does it; Ted Cruz does it; Harris County treasurer nominee David Rosen doesn't see why he can't run on a family values platform too just because he has two moms. In a bid to redefine the tired jargon of political ads, Rosen released a video starring his mothers, retired HISD teachers who have been married for only two years out of a decades-long relationship.


Related Topix: Harris County, TX, US Governors, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Gay/Lesbian

Texas Tribune

Time to Ditch Texas' Key Man Grand Jury System?

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month for allegedly overstepping his authority, the charges came from a type of grand jury that is not the norm in Austin's criminal courts: one whose members were chosen at random. Many Texas courts in larger cities rely on a so-called "key man" selection process, where judges choose a commissioner responsible for recruiting a panel of grand jurors.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Downtown (San Antonio, TX)

Daily Kos

Condemned to repeat it

I just read that Bernie Sanders is not only exploring a plan to run in the 2016 presidential primaries but might run for president as an independent. I hope this is BS.


Related Topix: US Governors, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Obama's calm approach on ISIS will keep America safer

His speech on Wednesday was an effort to reassure Americans that he will do everything possible to crush the Islamic State terrorist group - while at the same time keep the country out of war. Much criticism of Obama's supposed foreign policy weakness stems from the fact that he seems cool when we want him to panic.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, George Bush, W., Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Opinion

The Victoria Advocate

Pro-Con: Should voters be required to show a ... an hour ago What is...

A black justice of the peace in Galveston County and a Latino voter in Fort Worth are among those who sued Gov. Rick Perry, then Secretary of State John Steen and Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw a year ago, according to court records. Since then, the U.S. Department of Justice, NAACP branches in Texas and the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus have joined the mix.


Related Topix: US Governors

Rangel: Perry's victory proved decisive in West Texas special election

In four years, seven West Texas Republicans running for legislative seats, including two incumbents, have been defeated in the primaries or in a special election - despite having strong support from the party establishment and / or the business community. Arrington had strong business backing and support from influential Republicans, too, because of his seven years at Tech and more than a decade as an adviser to former Governor and President George W. Bush.


Related Topix: Texas, West, TX, US News, George Bush, W., US Governors, Opinion

Washington Post

Rick Perry's immigration record: A hard line at the border, a softer touch in Austin

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's ongoing deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops along the Rio Grande may be helpful in his second try for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. The move also continues a distinctively Texan balancing act on immigration that Perry has been maintaining for well over a decade.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Joaquin Castro, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Immigration Reform

Power Line

The Democrats Escalate Their War On Free Speech

On Thursday, Harry Reid brought SJ Res 19, to repeal the heart of the First Amendment, to the Senate floor for a vote. The result must be considered stunning by all Americans who value their freedoms.


Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Tom DeLay, US House of Representatives, Kay Hutchison, US Governors

El Paso Times

Average El Paso Border Patrol agent apprehended 4.2 undocumented immigrants in 2013

The average Border Patrol agent in El Paso apprehended 4.2 undocumented immigrants in 2013, according to a presentation made to lawmakers last week by two experts who study the border. Since the 1990s, federal appropriations for the Border Patrol have skyrocketed and apprehensions have plummeted, indicating that it would be unproductive to spend additional dollars on the agency, Erik Lee of the North America Research Partnership and Christopher Wilson of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute on Thursday told a special committee examining wait times on the U.S.-Mexico Border.


Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, El Paso, TX, US Governors