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 down. Here is a list of the big races people will be watching: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner, comptroller and...
 
 
 

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

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...
 

In Session. In-depth: Sen. John Whitmire
This weekend on “In Session. In-depth,” Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, talks with us about his new...
 

In Session. In-depth: Medicaid Expansion Debate
This weekend on “In Session. In-depth,” the debate over expanding Medicaid in Texas rises to the...
 

In Session. In-depth: Sen. Wendy Davis
This weekend on “In Session. In-depth,” Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, talks to us about...
 

In Session. In-depth: Halftime at the Capitol
It’s halftime at the Texas State Capitol! What issues rank the highest on the scoreboard? Who are the...
 

In Session. In-depth: Rep. Richard Pena Raymond
Ever wondered why Texas lawmakers meet only once every two years? One lawmaker says the state’s size,...
 

In Session. In-depth: Texas Wildfire Recovery Funding
This week on “In Session. In-depth,” we travel to Bastrop to talk about the costs associated with...
 

Austin House member signs on to bill to increase hit-and-run penalty
After a visit from the grieving parents of a high-profile hit-and-run victim, an Austin House member...
 
 
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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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U.S. Congressional News


House worker yells during vote, escorted…
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote…
 

GOP pushes rising stars amid calls for…
BOSTON (AP) — Republican officials are looking to promote a fresh group of diverse rising stars to help resolve their…
 

7 Democrats, 5 Republicans vying for US…
BOSTON (AP) — Seven Democrats and three Republicans have qualified for the primary ballot in the state's special election…
 

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Texas (change)

 
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.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Rick Perry
Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst
Attorney General: Greg Abbott

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