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  • Officials protest Texas plan to execute Mexican citizen

    Officials protest Texas plan to execute Mexican citizen
    HOUSTON — A Mexican national facing execution in Texas this week has drawn support from Mexican officials, a former Texas governor and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who appealed to Gov. Rick Perry and state courts for a reprieve —...
  • A New York state of mind: Illiberal liberal values

    A New York state of mind: Illiberal liberal values
    On paper, "liberal intolerance" is something of an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp," "loyal opposition" or "conspicuous absence." But what makes oxymorons funny is that they are real things. There are jumbo shrimp. Absences can be conspicuous, opponents...
  • Harold Simmons dies at 82; Dallas billionaire and GOP donor

    Harold Simmons dies at 82; Dallas billionaire and GOP donor
    Dallas billionaire and heavyweight GOP political donor Harold Simmons, who gave tens of millions of dollars to Republican candidates, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has died. He was 82. Simmons, born to...
  • Polls show home-state favorites among would-be 2016 candidates

    Polls show home-state favorites among would-be 2016 candidates
    The 2016 presidential field is a long way from sorting out. In fact, as of now there is no officially declared field, just a small platoon of wannabes and talked-about possibilities. As this story notes, the prospects include an unusually large number...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer

    PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer
    Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
  • Pennsylvania isn't serious about expanding Medicaid. How do we know?

    Pennsylvania isn't serious about expanding Medicaid. How do we know?
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has lately been getting credit in the political press for being one of those Republican governors coming around on the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Advocates for the underprivileged can't understand...
  • Cross-state presidential rivalries building for 2016

    Cross-state presidential rivalries building for 2016
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul D. Ryan are friends and political allies, one helping the other in 2012 when Walker faced a recall attempt and Ryan ran for vice president on the Republican ticket. But when it comes to winning the White House,...
  • Brutal ice storm grips parts of Texas, Arkansas as it moves east

    Brutal ice storm grips parts of Texas, Arkansas as it moves east
    HOUSTON -- An unseasonably early ice storm that has disrupted hundreds of flights, made for dangerous roads and caused power outages in central Arkansas and northern Texas was headed east toward Ohio and western Pennsylvania on Friday, with temperatures...
  • The fixes Obamacare really does need

    The fixes Obamacare really does need
    You may have heard, unless you've been living under a rock, that the Affordable Care Act isn't perfect. Programs that aim to restructure one-sixth of the U.S. economy rarely are at the outset, and that's even more true when their introduction is...
  • Supreme Court declines to stop Texas abortion clinic restrictions

    Supreme Court declines to stop Texas abortion clinic restrictions
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote cleared the way Tuesday for Texas to enforce a strict new abortion regulation that some women's groups fear will prevent a third of the state’s clinics from performing the procedure. The court split...
  • Texas defends abortion law to Supreme Court

    Texas defends abortion law to Supreme Court
    HOUSTON — In a U.S. Supreme Court filing Tuesday, Texas officials defended their right to enforce the state’s new abortion restrictions, arguing that they protect public health and would not significantly block women’s access to...