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  • Texas Abortion Law Heads to Federal Court

    Texas Abortion Law Heads to Federal Court

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:43:47 GMT
    Texas' sweeping abortion law, which has so far led to the shuttering of 20 abortion clinics across the state, returns to federal appeals court today.Supporters and opponents of the law will argue their sides in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. A three-judge panel will consider if Texas can enforce key provisions of the law, including one that mandates abortion clinics have ambulatory surgical centers similar to hospitals. A federal judge in Austin las...More >>
    Texas' sweeping abortion law, which has so far led to the shuttering of 20 abortion clinics across the state, returns to federal appeals court today.Supporters and opponents of the law will argue their sides in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. A three-judge panel will consider if Texas can enforce key provisions of the law, including one that mandates abortion clinics have ambulatory surgical centers similar to hospitals. A federal judge in Austin las...More >>
  • Abbott Campaign Manager Files Ethics Complaint Regarding Sen. Davis' Book Promotion

    Abbott Campaign Manager Files Ethics Complaint Regarding Sen. Davis' Book Promotion

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:07:55 GMT
     Texans for Greg Abbott Campaign Manager Wayne Hamilton filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission charging that state Sen. Wendy Davis violated Texas election law.In the complaint, Hamilton states that Davis "converted political contributions to her personal use in violation of Election Code Section 253.035."The complaint goes on to detail Sept. 9-10 travel to New York City paid for by Davis' campaign, but primarily devoted to promoting her recently-released mem...More >>
     Texans for Greg Abbott Campaign Manager Wayne Hamilton filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission charging that state Sen. Wendy Davis violated Texas election law.In the complaint, Hamilton states that Davis "converted political contributions to her personal use in violation of Election Code Section 253.035."The complaint goes on to detail Sept. 9-10 travel to New York City paid for by Davis' campaign, but primarily devoted to promoting her recently-released mem...More >>
  • Wendy Davis Reveals Two Ended Pregnancies in Memoir

    Wendy Davis Reveals Two Ended Pregnancies in Memoir

    Sunday, September 7 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-09-08 02:48:55 GMT
    Wendy Davis's new memoir hits the stores on Tuesday. And in the book, Davis reveals she ended two pregnancies in the 1990s.Davis writes she had an abortion in 1996 after an exam revealed the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation of the right and the left sides.She also describes ending an earlier ectopic pregnancy in which the embryo implants outside of the uterus. Both pregnancies happened before Davis began her political career and after she was already the mothe...More >>
    Wendy Davis's new memoir hits the stores on Tuesday. And in the book, Davis reveals she ended two pregnancies in the 1990s.Davis writes she had an abortion in 1996 after an exam revealed the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation of the right and the left sides.She also describes ending an earlier ectopic pregnancy in which the embryo implants outside of the uterus. Both pregnancies happened before Davis began her political career and after she was already the mothe...More >>
  • Aide to ISIS Leader Among 3 Killed in U.S. Strike: Iraqi Official

    Aide to ISIS Leader Among 3 Killed in U.S. Strike: Iraqi Official

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:43:01 GMT
    Three senior members of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) - including an aide to its leader - were killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, a senior Iraqi security official told NBC News Thursday. The strike on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul killed Abu Hajar Al-Sufi, an aide to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as an explosives operative and the military leader of nearby Tel Afar, the source said on condition of anonymity. Al Arabiya cited the Iraqi Defense Ministry saying Baghd...More >>
    Three senior members of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) - including an aide to its leader - were killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, a senior Iraqi security official told NBC News Thursday. The strike on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul killed Abu Hajar Al-Sufi, an aide to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as an explosives operative and the military leader of nearby Tel Afar, the source said on condition of anonymity. Al Arabiya cited the Iraqi Defense Ministry saying Baghd...More >>
  • Davis Agrees to New Sept. 30 Debate with Abbott

    Davis Agrees to New Sept. 30 Debate with Abbott

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:24:27 GMT
    There will be a late September debate after all between gubernatorial hopefuls Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis.Davis' campaign announced Wednesday that it had agreed to a Sept. 30 debate in Dallas with Abbott, an event that will be sponsored by KERA, NBC5/KXAS-TV, Telemundo 39 and The Dallas Morning News."After a conversation with KERA this morning, we have agreed to a debate format," said Zac Petkanas, a Davis campaign spokesman.The two gubernatorial candidates, who are also scheduled ...More >>
    There will be a late September debate after all between gubernatorial hopefuls Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis.Davis' campaign announced Wednesday that it had agreed to a Sept. 30 debate in Dallas with Abbott, an event that will be sponsored by KERA, NBC5/KXAS-TV, Telemundo 39 and The Dallas Morning News."After a conversation with KERA this morning, we have agreed to a debate format," said Zac Petkanas, a Davis campaign spokesman.The two gubernatorial candidates, who are also scheduled ...More >>
  • Biden's Warning to ISIS Militants: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell'

    Biden's Warning to ISIS Militants: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell'

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-09-03 18:34:15 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a sharp warning to ISIS militants, saying after the United States is done grieving the death of two American journalists, their killers will have to answer for their actions."They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice," he forcefully told an audience at an event on the New Hampshire-Maine border. "Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside."Biden opened his remark...More >>
    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a sharp warning to ISIS militants, saying after the United States is done grieving the death of two American journalists, their killers will have to answer for their actions."They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice," he forcefully told an audience at an event on the New Hampshire-Maine border. "Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside."Biden opened his remark...More >>
  • U.S. Will 'Degrade and Destroy' ISIS Militants, Obama Says

    U.S. Will 'Degrade and Destroy' ISIS Militants, Obama Says

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-09-03 18:28:30 GMT
    President Barack Obama vowed to "degrade and destroy" the Islamist militant group behind the beheading of a second American journalist. "We will not be intimidated," Obama told reporters during a visit to Estonia on Wednesday. "Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget and that our reach is long and that justice will be served."Obama said that Americans were "repulsed" by the slaying of Steven Sotloff by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham ...More >>
    President Barack Obama vowed to "degrade and destroy" the Islamist militant group behind the beheading of a second American journalist. "We will not be intimidated," Obama told reporters during a visit to Estonia on Wednesday. "Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget and that our reach is long and that justice will be served."Obama said that Americans were "repulsed" by the slaying of Steven Sotloff by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham ...More >>
  • Rick Perry Takes Back Tweet

    Rick Perry Takes Back Tweet

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:22:42 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night.Less than an hour later, he followed up with a tweet calling the graphic unauthorized:"@GovernorPerry: A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down."The disparaging picture of Lehmberg was a graphic created by a conservative group, but she is a central figure in Perry's legal challenges...More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night.Less than an hour later, he followed up with a tweet calling the graphic unauthorized:"@GovernorPerry: A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down."The disparaging picture of Lehmberg was a graphic created by a conservative group, but she is a central figure in Perry's legal challenges...More >>
  • Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:56:08 GMT
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...More >>
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...More >>
  • Rick Perry Calls for More Airstrikes Against Islamic State

    Rick Perry Calls for More Airstrikes Against Islamic State

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:54:29 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday called on the Obama administration to step up airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying the group could pose a direct threat to the U.S."Nothing less than an airstrike to destroy ISIS forces is required," Perry told a packed audience at an event sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank and the National Review.The Republican governor was expected to speak about the crisis of Central American children crossing...More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday called on the Obama administration to step up airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying the group could pose a direct threat to the U.S."Nothing less than an airstrike to destroy ISIS forces is required," Perry told a packed audience at an event sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank and the National Review.The Republican governor was expected to speak about the crisis of Central American children crossing...More >>
  • Gov. Perry Formally Enters Not Guilty Plea

    Gov. Perry Formally Enters Not Guilty Plea

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:15:00 GMT
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.The potential 2016 presidential candidate entered his plea in a Travis County court filing. Perry also waived an arraignment that had been set for Friday.Perry has been defiant since a grand jury in Austin indicted him last week on charges of trying to leverage his power to force the ouster of Travi...More >>
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.The potential 2016 presidential candidate entered his plea in a Travis County court filing. Perry also waived an arraignment that had been set for Friday.Perry has been defiant since a grand jury in Austin indicted him last week on charges of trying to leverage his power to force the ouster of Travi...More >>
  • Obama on Journalist's Killing: 'No Just God Would Stand For What They Did'

    Obama on Journalist's Killing: 'No Just God Would Stand For What They Did'

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:48:18 GMT
     President Barack Obama spoke to reporters Wednesday after the militant group ISIS beheaded an American journalist.More >>
     President Barack Obama spoke to reporters Wednesday after the militant group ISIS beheaded an American journalist.More >>
  • U.S. Says Beheading Video is Authentic

    U.S. Says Beheading Video is Authentic

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:28:41 GMT
    U.S. intelligence analysts have determined that the video showing the execution of American photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants is real, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Wednesday."We have reached the judgment that this video is authentic," Hayden said.President Obama was schedule to make a statement at 12:45 pm ET.The beheading may have been undertaken by a British national, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.In an interview...More >>
    U.S. intelligence analysts have determined that the video showing the execution of American photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants is real, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Wednesday."We have reached the judgment that this video is authentic," Hayden said.President Obama was schedule to make a statement at 12:45 pm ET.The beheading may have been undertaken by a British national, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.In an interview...More >>
  • No Arrest Warrant Issued for Texas Gov. Rick Perry

    No Arrest Warrant Issued for Texas Gov. Rick Perry

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:35:40 GMT
    (USA Today) -- No arrest warrant was issued for Texas Gov. Rick Perry after a grand jury indicted him on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.Instead the judge issued a summons, which means the governor does not have to surrender to be fingerprinted and photographed before his criminal case can proceed.The Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite the indictment from a Travis County grand jury.At some poi...More >>
    (USA Today) -- No arrest warrant was issued for Texas Gov. Rick Perry after a grand jury indicted him on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.Instead the judge issued a summons, which means the governor does not have to surrender to be fingerprinted and photographed before his criminal case can proceed.The Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite the indictment from a Travis County grand jury.At some poi...More >>
  • Gov. Perry Does Not Have To Surrender Before Criminal Case Can Proceed

    Gov. Perry Does Not Have To Surrender Before Criminal Case Can Proceed

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:38:47 GMT
    (WFAA) -- No arrest warrant was issued for Governor Rick Perry after a Travis County grand jury indicted him on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.Instead the judge issued a summons, which means the governor does not have to surrender to be fingerprinted and photographed before his criminal case can proceed.At some point, Perry will have to be booked to create a DPS tracking number, but it's uncertain how soon the governor will go through that process.The governor m...More >>
    (WFAA) -- No arrest warrant was issued for Governor Rick Perry after a Travis County grand jury indicted him on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.Instead the judge issued a summons, which means the governor does not have to surrender to be fingerprinted and photographed before his criminal case can proceed.At some point, Perry will have to be booked to create a DPS tracking number, but it's uncertain how soon the governor will go through that process.The governor m...More >>
  • Supreme Court Upholds Prayer at Public Meetings

    Supreme Court Upholds Prayer at Public Meetings

    Monday, May 5 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-05-05 19:09:58 GMT
    Government meetings can include an opening prayer without running afoul of the Constitution, the Supreme Court said Monday.More >>
    Government meetings can include an opening prayer without running afoul of the Constitution, the Supreme Court said Monday.More >>
  • Gov. Perry Shocks Some With Comments On Marijuana

    Gov. Perry Shocks Some With Comments On Marijuana

    Thursday, January 23 2014 9:33 PM EST2014-01-24 02:33:29 GMT
    (USAToday) AUSTIN – The Republican governor of Texas supporting less jail time for pot users? Gov. Rick Perry, a staunch conservative, riled the Lone Star state Thursday when he told an audience at theMore >>
    The Republican governor of Texas supporting less jail time for pot users?More >>
  • Voters to show ID at Polls

    Voters to show ID at Polls

    Monday, November 4 2013 4:13 PM EST2013-11-04 21:13:00 GMT
    (KCEN) -- If you didn't vote early, tomorrow is Election Day and the last chance to have a say on whether 9 proposed amendments become a part of the constitution. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. toMore >>
    (KCEN) -- If you didn't vote early, tomorrow is Election Day and the last chance to have a say on whether 9 proposed amendments become a part of the constitution. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. toMore >>
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