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  • Obama administration escalates fight with Texas over voting

    Obama administration escalates fight with Texas over voting
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration escalated its fight with Texas Republicans on Thursday over voting rights for minorities, as it urged judges to block a strict new voter-identification law that administration lawyers argue is discriminatory....
  • Legislature stepping away from drug war

    Legislature stepping away from drug war
    SACRAMENTO — If you get busted using methamphetamine, the D.A. can charge you with a misdemeanor or a felony. His choice. But if you're caught with cocaine or heroin, there's no option. It's a felony. If there's logic in that, it escapes me. They'...
  • Wendy Davis to possibly announce run for Texas governor

    Wendy Davis to possibly announce run for Texas governor
    State Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas, who became an overnight celebrity with her one-woman stand against tougher abortion restrictions, announced Wednesday she will reveal her next political step in two weeks, amid strong signals she will launch an uphill...
  • It's a long shot, but here's how Colorado secession would work

    It's a long shot, but here's how Colorado secession would work
    Back in 2009, when he was a candidate struggling for reelection, Texas Gov. Rick Perry swung by a tea party rally in Austin and famously winked at the idea of his state breaking off from the U.S. and creating a whole other country. He quickly became the...
  • Wendy Davis to announce run for Texas governor, Democrats say

    Wendy Davis to announce run for Texas governor, Democrats say
    Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis plans to announce her candidacy for governor next week with an elaborate launch that includes watch parties around the state and a boost from the national women’s political organization Emily’s List, according to...
  • Letters: Healthcare solutions

    Re "Republicans searching for Plan B," Sept. 26 Listening to the procession of Republicans in the last two years is like playing whack-a-mole: As fast as the American public knocks one down, another one pops up. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul,...
  • Abortion and GOP political spouses

    Abortion and GOP political spouses
    If Nancy Reagan ever dropped in on Texas, she would make a foursome: four past and present Republican First Ladies, all married to anti-abortion politicians, and yet who themselves, to varying degrees, support a right to abortion. Anita Perry, wife of...
  • Wendy Davis trails but competitive in Texas governor race, poll says

    Wendy Davis trails but competitive in Texas governor race, poll says
    On the eve of announcing a widely anticipated bid for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is trailing her main GOP rival but starts the race within shouting distance, according to a new poll. Republican Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott leads Davis, a state...
  • Jerry Brown poised to become state's longest-serving governor

    Jerry Brown poised to become state's longest-serving governor
    Later this week, Jerry Brown will become the longest-serving governor in California history – surpassing the record previously set by Republican Earl Warren, who left in the middle of his third term to serve as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme...
  • Rick Perry won't seek new term as Texas governor in 2014

    Rick Perry won't seek new term as Texas governor in 2014
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he would step down at the end of his current term, a move that will end his reign as the longest-serving chief executive in state history even as he left open the possibility of another run for president in...
  • Connie Britton shows support for Wendy Davis with Tami Taylor shirt

    Connie Britton shows support for Wendy Davis with Tami Taylor shirt
    What would Tami Taylor do? It’s a question plenty of us – or at least those of us who’d like to emulate the perfectly coiffed character played by Connie Britton for five seasons on “Friday Night Lights”  –  ask...