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August 02, 2019 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his pick for national intelligence director has decided to withdraw from the running, citing unfair media coverage. In a tweet Friday, Trump said Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas had decided to stay in Congress. Questions about Ratcliffe's...
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AP Photo/Eric Gay, File
August 01, 2019 - 7:06 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An alleged hit list of political opponents, a promise of access, heated denials, an audiotape and suspicions of a setup. Texas Republicans are reeling from an internal scandal that could threaten their long dominance of the state Legislature in the nation's most populous...
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August 01, 2019 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Texas is joining more than a dozen states suing to stop T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, arguing that the deal is bad for consumers because it would reduce competition. It's the first Republican attorney general of the group, which now consists of 14 states and the...
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July 31, 2019 - 6:12 pm
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Republican Rep. Michael Conaway announced Wednesday that he won't seek a ninth term representing a sprawling West Texas congressional district. Conaway announced his decision at a news conference in Midland. In a statement, he said that while serving in the U.S. House, he had...
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Lynda M. Gonzalez/The Dallas Morning News via AP
July 24, 2019 - 1:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old man was sentenced to probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to posing as a 17-year-old student so he could play basketball at a Dallas high school and groping a 14-year-old girl. Under a deal with Dallas County prosecutors, Sidney Gilstrap-Portley received six years'...
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Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune
July 22, 2019 - 11:45 am
DALLAS (Texas Tribune) -- State Sen. Royce West made it official Monday: He’s running for U.S. Senate, joining a crowded and unsettled Democratic primary in the race to unseat Republican John Cornyn.
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Texas Tribune/Spencer Selvidge
July 22, 2019 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (Texas Tribune) -- Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is running for Congress.
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July 18, 2019 - 7:33 am
HOUSTON (Texas Tribune) -- Houston City Councilwoman Amanda Edwards announced Thursday morning she is running for U.S. Senate, joining an increasingly crowded primary to challenge Republican John Cornyn.
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Texas Tribune - Juan Figueroa: Cornyn/Marjorie Kamys Cotera: Hegar
July 15, 2019 - 10:36 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, raised over $2.5 million in the second quarter as his reelection war chest topped $9 million, his campaign announced Monday morning.
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Democratic presidential candidate, former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Manchester Democrats annual Potluck Picnic at Oak Park in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
July 14, 2019 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he was recently given documents showing that both he and his wife are descended from people who owned slaves. In a post Sunday night for the website Medium, the former Texas congressman writes that the documents showed that one...
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