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Report: FBI probe includes legal work by Davis

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a published report Friday.

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Related Topix: Travis County, TX, Transportation, North Texas Tollway Authority, US Governors

Fri Apr 18, 2014

US News & World Report

Mother Jones' Desperate Hit Job On Susana Martinez

Yes, it turns out the governor of New Mexico utters the occasional naughty word.

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Related Topix: Susana Martinez, US Governors, US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Opinion

MySanAntonio.com

Perry shouldn't politicize prison rape

It is shameful for the governor to use the awful crime of rape as a political football.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, Opinion

New York Magazine

Chris Christie Says GOP Should Be 'Pro-life After They Get Out of the Womb Too'

Criminal justice reform is becoming a hot issue on the right, as some Republican governors, particularly in the South, have been earning praise for successfully implementing programs that encourage drug rehabilitation and cut prison costs.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Prison, US News, Drugs, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

KXAN-TV Austin

Poll says Ted Cruz is the most popular Texas politician

Cruz has a 47 percent approval rating - better than both Rick Perry and John Cornyn, with only 35 percent who disapprove of him.

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Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, US Governors, Mike Huckabee

Gilmer Mirror

Newburgh Conspiracy

Many acknowledge that George Washington was our greatest president because of his leadership in defeating the British; the gravitas he provided during the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, and the fact that he relinquished his power after serving two terms, says historian Dave Richards.

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Related Topix: US Governors

Dallas Morning News

2 Dallas abortion doctors' hospital privileges temporarily reinstated

A Dallas County judge has temporarily reinstated the hospital admitting privileges of two doctors who perform abortions after the hospital revoked them.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Medicine, Dallas County, TX, US Governors

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Reuters

Signs of healing in Texas town a year after deadly plant blast

Still healing from multiple broken bones after the force of a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant lifted him out of his boots a year ago, one first responder has begun to address the anguish of losing his team members.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Explosion, US Governors

CultureMap

Texas taxpayers to pay Perry's legal fees

KVUE -- Texas taxpayers will pay the legal defense fees for Gov. Rick Perry, who is under criminal investigation for allegedly illegally withholding state money from the Travis County District Attorney's office.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Travis County, TX, Austin, TX

Burnt Orange Report

Mystery Fliers Calling For UT Regent Wallace Hall's Resignation Distributed To Legislative Offices

Fliers calling on embattled UT Regent Wallace Hall to resign were slid under all 181 House and Senate office doors at some point in the last 48 hours.

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Related Topix: US Governors, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Government, Texas, US News, Liberal Political News

KBTX-TV Bryan

State Awards $4.8M to West Recovery Efforts

State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15. The office of Governor Rick Perry announced Wednesday that the funding comes at the request last week by West officials for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Explosion, US Governors

Dallas Morning News

Texas falls a spot to No. 13 in 2014 economic outlook ranking

Texas dipped one spot to No. 13 this year in economic outlook competitiveness as changes in other states improved their rankings, according to new data from the American Legislative Exchange Council , a group of conservative state legislators.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors

RedState

"Abortion Barbie" is Losing and May Be Corrupt

If the only thing I accomplish during campaign 2014 is being credited with labeling Wendy Davis as "Abortion Barbie," I will be happy.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Benefits of scientific research

M.D. Anderson researcher Jim Allison's work on cancer immunotherapy earned him the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and $3 million.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Opinion

Examiner.com

Texas among 5 states with pending same-sex marriage appeals

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Governors

KXXV-TV Waco

West to get additional $4.8 million in disaster recovery funds

The day before the one-year anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion, Governor Rick Perry granted the City of West's request for an additional $4.8 million in assistance.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Explosion, Texas Government, Texas

Talking Points Memo

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Randy Neugebauer, Lamar Smith, Texas Government, Texas, US Governors

MyHighPlains.com

Advocates Urge Perry to Ban Tasers in Schools

After a Round Rock school police officer used a Taser to stop a fight Monday, some Texas youth advocates are urging Gov. Rick Perry to ban Tasers and pepper spray in public schools.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Bastrop County, TX

Mother Jones

Rick Perry Dismantled Texas' Public Integrity Unit. Now He's Facing a Grand Jury.

Rick Perry - Republican Texas governor, failed 2012 presidential candidate, and potential 2016 retread contender - is battling legal trouble at home, thanks to his controversial veto that demolished the state office tasked with investigating political scandals.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Texas Government, US Governors, Travis County, TX

MySanAntonio.com

Lawyer for Perry has contract for $450 an hour

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, US News, Tea Party, Austin, TX

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