GOP moderates push back on tea party spending cuts


WASHINGTON (AP) — Midway between the 2012 and 2014 election campaigns, moderate Republican conservatives are beginning to foment a revolt of their own.
 
 
 

Obama says GOP won't force government shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he doesn't think congressional Republicans will force...
 

Time to take a bite out of food stamps?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamps look ripe for the picking, politically speaking.
 

Pentagon: We're not crying wolf over budget cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon officials insist they are not crying wolf when they say proposed budget...
 

Commanders: Budget cuts could erode nuke arsenal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top military officers, one slated to take command of America's nuclear arsenal...
 

Treasury's Lew: Congress needs to pass debt limit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress needs to raise the debt limit and take away the "cloud of uncertainty" about...
 

Tricky obstacles ahead to averting shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — There hasn't been a government shutdown in nearly two decades, but top lawmakers...
 

Senate panel refuses IRS cuts sought by GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have stepped in to protect the Internal Revenue Service from huge...
 

Pentagon chief can't offer hope in budget cuts
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The audience at the military based in Charleston, S.C., gasped in...
 

US Air Force combat forces, Thunderbirds to fly again after being grounded by budget cuts
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — US Air Force combat forces, Thunderbirds to fly again after being grounded by budget...
 
 
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Political News


Texas school finance case heads back to…
A state judge is set to hear new testimony beginning Tuesday on whether more money and fewer standardized tests have adequately…
 

Harvey Hilderbran, a Hill Country Republican,…
Republican Harvey Hilderbran was the first candidate in the state comptroller's race to begin airing television ads on Monday,…
 

Congress to discuss spending
Senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill.
 

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White House News


Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…
 

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in…
 

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for…
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf, visits with friends…
 

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KXAN Political Blog


Texas 2014: Faces In the Races
During the 2014 election season, virtually every statewide office in Texas is up for grabs, because Gov. Rick Perry is stepping…
 

Behind the scenes: Texas lawmakers debate…
Texas lawmakers worked overnight, debating a handful of controversial abortion-related measures. KXAN had crews at the Capitol…
 

In Session. In-depth: Texas Gun Business
This weekend on “In Session. In-depth,” we focus on gun control and big business. One state’s loss might…
 

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Republican Rick Perry is Governor of Texas. Two Republicans represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, and Texas has 32 representatives in the U.S. House: 20 Republicans and 12 Democrats.
 
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Governor: Rick Perry
Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst
Attorney General: Greg Abbott

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