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  1. Long in the minority, Texas Democrats in Congress look beyond legislation for impactRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    The San Antonio Democrat wants to tackle immigration, fill judicial vacancies in Texas and boost enrollment in health plans under the Affordable Care Act. But Castro and his Texas Democratic colleagues face long odds in making progress on any of these issues.

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  2. Staffers Walk Out Of Congress In Protest Over Brown And Garner CasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Black congressional staffers hold their hands up as they pose for a group photo during a walkout on on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Thursday, in a protest over the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dozens of congressional staff members walked out of the Capitol at 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, in a show of support for protesters angered by recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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  3. U.S. Capitol Staffers Protest Police Killings of Black MenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    A gathering of black congressional staffers and other Capitol employees stood silently on the House steps Thursday and raised their hands in the air to protest of the killing of unarmed black men by police. They bowed their heads as Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black prayed, "Forgive us when we have failed to lift our voices for those who couldn't speak or breathe for themselves" - emphasizing "breathe" in reference to Eric Garner, who died after a policeman grabbed him in a chokehold in New York.

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  4. US Capitol staffers raise their hands for FergusonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The Republic

    A gathering of black congressional staffers and other Capitol employees stood silently on the House steps Thursday and raised their hands in the air to protest the killing of unarmed black men by police. They bowed their heads as Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black prayed, "Forgive us when we have failed to lift our voices for those who couldn't speak or breathe for themselves" - emphasizing "breathe" in reference to Eric Garner, who died after a policeman grabbed him in a chokehold in New York.

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  5. Judge puts limits on use of tear gas in Missouri racial protestsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | The Baltimore Sun

    A federal judge on Thursday ordered St. Louis area police to issue warnings and give crowds reasonable time disperse before firing tear gas, following complaints by activists over heavy-handed police tactics during ongoing race-related protests. The protests erupted in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an African-American who was unarmed.

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  6. Here's What Happened When 100 Black Staffers, Lawmakers Staged Capitol Hill WalkoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | KSFO-AM San Francisco

    Over 100 black congressional staffers and several black lawmakers staged a walkout at the Capitol Thursday afternoon, leading a silent protest on the steps of the Capitol over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner on Staten Island, New York, both black men, at the hands of white police officers. Reps.

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  7. Black Congressional Staffers Stage 'Hands Up' Walk Out On Capitol HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | MTV

    In the wake of protests that erupted after police officers were not indicted in the cases of both Eric Garner in New York and the Michael Brown of Ferguson , congressional staff members staged a Capitol Hill walkout. A mass of black congressional staffers walked out of the Capitol building on Thursday at 3:30 pm ET, raising there hands up in the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" position as they paused united on the building steps.

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  8. Jeffers: Mayor Mike Rawlings' re-election bid delays future crop of Dallas leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Dallas Morning News

    He has put forward several ambitious initiatives, and supporters are relieved that he'll be around as they develop. The list of items includes his plans to develop southern Dallas, improve and promote the Dallas ISD, get the Trinity River project moving in earnest, and deal with the city's racial divide.

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  9. Voter ID plaintiffs want Fith Circuit to get on with itRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Off the Kuff

    Some plaintiffs challenging Texas' voter ID law want a federal appeals court to speed up its consideration of the case, looking to sort it out before the next wave of elections in the state. In a court document filed Wednesday, the plaintiffs note that 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has not yet set a schedule to hear the case, casting uncertainty over how much time its outcome will give municipalities to prepare for their elections in May. "This Court should seek to resolve this appeal as promptly as possible in order to ensure that a constitutional system of voter identification is implemented for upcoming elections," wrote the plaintiffs, which include U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, and the League of United Latin American Citizens.

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  10. 4House passes Keystone XL construction billRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Members of the House of Representatives voted in favor of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday. The Senate could vote next week.

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  11. Senate to take up Keystone XL bill; experts outline expectations for next CongressRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | SNL Financial

    The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are poised to vote during the lame duck session on an issue that many experts thought would be addressed by the next Congress: the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is headed to a runoff election against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy and appears to hope to swing more votes her way if she can get the Senate to pass the bill.

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  12. Tarrant County congressional delegation on its way to re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Star-Telegram.com

    As Texas' senior Sen. John Cornyn was on his way to another six-year term in office, local Republican U.S. Reps. Joe Barton, Kay Granger, Kenny Marchant, Roger Williams and Michael Burgess - as well as the lone Democrat, Marc Veasey - also appeared successful in fending off challenges for the districts they now represent, according to incomplete and unofficial election results.

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  13. Live Blog: It's Abbott vs. Davis in Texas Statewide ElectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | KUT-FM Austin

    Wendy Davis, candidate for Texas Governor, talks to supporters flanked by U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., left, and U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, center, at her campaign field office in Fort Worth, Texas, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. For state Democrats, it's the culmination of a journey that began when State Sen. Wendy Davis' launched her historic filibuster last year - launching with it hopes the Fort Worth politician could turn Texas blue.

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  14. Head to Polls RallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Star-Telegram.com

    Wendy Davis, candidate for Texas Governor, talks to the media flanked by U.S. Rep Xavier Becerra, California, left, and U.S. Rep Marc Veasey, right, at her campaign field office at La Gran Plaza, in Fort Worth, TX, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Greg Abbott and John Cornyn talk with members of the media during a political rally Wednesday October 29, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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  15. Fort Worth is ground zero for Texas governor's race todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Star-Telegram.com

    Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democrat state Sen. Wendy Davis met separately with local supporters in Fort Worth, which is both Davis's hometown and one of the reddest counties in the state, encouraging them to vote early or on Election Day, Nov. 4. "They are going to slug this out right to the end," said Tom Marshall, a political science professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. "They are making the rounds diligently and rallies are safe events ... to help them pick up some extra turnout.

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  16. Millions of dollars pour into Senate District 10 raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Star-Telegram.com

    The battle for Senate District 10 has become just that - an all-out battle, drawing millions of dollars from supporters and bringing out a new round of attack ads. As Republican Konni Burton and Democrat Libby Willis wind up their fight for the seat - vacated by Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis, who is running for governor - each campaign is fueled by more than $1 million in new donations.

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  17. The race for House District 95Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | Star-Telegram.com

    Collier, the current Democratic state representative for the district, said she wants to be a progressive leader and help the district and its residents move forward. "I firmly believe that I am the best and only choice for state representative for District 95 because I am not only deeply invested in the community, but I know how to best address the needs of its members from a very grounded and realistic perspective," the 42-year-old Fort Worth attorney said.

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  18. VEASEY v. PERRYRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | FindLaw

    Marc VEASEY; Jane Hamilton; Sergio Deleon; Floyd Carrier; Anna Burns; Michael Montez; Penny Pope; Oscar Ortiz; Koby Ozias; League of United Latin American Citizens; John Mellor-Crumley; Dallas County, Texas, Plaintiffs-Appellees Texas Association of Hispanic County Judges and County Commissioners, Intervenor Plaintiffs-Appellees v. Rick PERRY, in his Official Capacity as Governor of Texas; Nandita Berry, in her Official Capacity as Texas Secretary of State; State of Texas; Steve McGraw, in his Official Capacity as Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Defendants-Appellants.

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  19. Almost Half a Million Texas Voters May be Turned Away From PollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | Milwaukee Courier Online

    In an emergency action, the Texas NAACP, and other civil rights groups, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas from enforcing Senate Bill 14. But, the conservative-led Court sided with the state, and upheld the strictest voter photo identification law in America, giving the civil rights community yet another defeat. Senate Bill 14 requires a person to present one of a limited number of government-issued photo identification documents.

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  20. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Texas Senate Bill 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Daily Kos

    Voting begins in Texas and after reading Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Dissenting opinion on Texas' latest attempt to disenfranchise their political rivals it became very clear just how wrong what republicans are up to. Justice Ginsburg nails it down and I wanted to share.

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