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Makeover Time for Texas Senate

Makeover Time for Texas Senate

The Texas Senate is about to look a little different. Not only will several new faces be present on the chamber floor in January, but the room itself is getting a major makeover. Our political reporter Karina Kling takes a look at the changes — both in the paint and the politics. 09/13/2014 09:34 AM

As Davis Signs Memoirs in Austin, Abbott Files Complaint about Book Tour

As Davis Signs Memoirs in Austin, Abbott Files Complaint about Book Tour

Democratic candidate for Governor Wendy Davis was in Austin Thursday promoting her newly released memoir. The same day the campaign of her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, filed a sworn complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission over the legality of her book tour. Our Political Reporter Karina Kling takes a look at the problems posed. Updated 09/12/2014 02:28 PM

House Condemns President Over Bergdahl Exchange

House Condemns President Over Bergdahl Exchange

The U.S. House passed a resolution late Tuesday condemning the Obama administration for exchanging five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Specifically, the resolution says the president failed to give Congress 30-days notice ahead of the exchange. 09/10/2014 09:10 AM

As Davis Touts Memoir, Abbott Calls Book into Question

As Davis Touts Memoir, Abbott Calls Book into Question

Sen. Wendy Davis' memoir hits the shelves this week. The book first made headlines over the weekend. Her opponent Republican Greg Abbott released a statement saying as a father, he grieves for Davis' loss. As our LeAnn Wallace reports, his campaign is questioning whether her book tour involves illegal corporate donations. 09/09/2014 09:45 AM

Judge Blocks Portion of Texas Abortion Law

Judge Blocks Portion of Texas Abortion Law

A federal judge in Austin has struck another blow to the state's new abortion laws. District Judge Lee Yeakel heard testimony regarding the ambulatory surgical center provision earlier this month. He ruled Friday afternoon that the portion of the law requiring medical and structural upgrades is unconstitutional. 08/29/2014 04:55 PM

Exclusive: Perry’s Taxpayer Funded Legal Bill Hits Six Figures

Exclusive: Perry’s Taxpayer Funded Legal Bill Hits Six Figures

Gov. Rick Perry spent nearly $133,000 in state money on his legal defense – more than the $80,000 previously reported. The governor faces two felony charges stemming from his 2013 threat to cut funding to the Public Integrity Unit if Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg did not resign following her drunken driving conviction. 08/29/2014 03:50 PM

Davis Responds to Abbott’s Decision to Cancel Debate

Davis Responds to Abbott’s Decision to Cancel Debate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has backed out of the only scheduled statewide televised debate before the November election. The debate, which was to be hosted by WFAA-TV, was set to be held in Dallas on Sept. 30. 08/29/2014 12:20 PM

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