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The NBA is warning Texas over a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people that is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move the All-Star Game out of that state.

Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited the Rio Grande Valley Friday and Saturday to meet with agriculture leaders, business owners and border mayors.

President Donald Trump on Sunday was stepping up his search for a national security adviser, with several interviews on tap, and focusing on health care in talks with his health and budget chiefs, while his team pushed back against depictions of a ...

Some of Donald Trump’s supporters have signaled that they are unhappy with the rate at which the Republican Congress is enacting the president’s agenda. Matt Drudge, in a tweet that has since been deleted, wrote, “Congress hanging The Donald ...

Former paid campaign worker says in an apology that he was told to intentionally lie to voters, and describes his experience working for the establishment. The post Electioneer Confesses He Was Paid to Deceive Voters by Establishment appeared first ...

This is how the muzzling starts: not with a boot on your neck, but with the fear of one that runs so deep that you muzzle yourself. New York Times

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Activists, business people and everyday citizens from Texas and beyond write to their leaders on the bathroom bill, swamping Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s office with opposition to the measure

Immigration Memo Puts Spotlight on Abbott

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Governor says there are no plans to use National Guard to detain immigrants. The post Immigration Memo Puts Spotlight on Abbott appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. The union dues bill is a great example of the difference between an ideological piece of legislation and a case of lawmakers just picking ...

The Oklahoma House approved legislation Thursday to eliminate the electric chair as a method of execution, although it's been more than 50 years since the state's last electrocution.

Houston and Harris County are poised to decriminalize low-level possession of marijuana in a sweeping move that puts the area at the forefront of efforts in Texas to halt minor drug arrests that clog jails and courts. Houston Chronicle

February 15,2017   The Texas Freedom Caucus was launched today in the Texas House of Representatives.  The Texas Freedom Caucus’ mission is to amplify the voice of liberty-minded grassroots Texans who want bold action to protect life, ...

Part 16 of 16 in the series The Problematic Paxton Prosecution The judge in the fraud case of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Thursday he would prefer to keep the trial in Collin County, but did not commit to doing so. “The court plans ...

FBI Raids State Senators Law Office

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Carlos Uresti linked to fraud investigation of defunct company. The post FBI Raids State Senator’s Law Office appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Paramedics would be able to pack more than just medical supplies if one state lawmaker gets his way. State Representative John Wray wants all first-responders in Texas to be able to carry guns.

The long, bitter battle over Texas' new efforts to further restrict abortion has begun in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

President Donald Trump is asking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "hold back" on settlements for a bit.

Organizers in North Texas and cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to miss class, work and not to patronize businesses Thursday.

Andrew "Andy" Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr, announced Wednesday he is withdrawing his nomination for Secretary of Labor.

President Trump has offered the job of National Security Adviser to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, sources close to the situation told CBS News’ Major Garrett.

Sharp divisions among Republicans raise doubts about whether any repeal bill can pass. Politico

Houston’s status as the Energy Capital of the World is indisputable. So much so, that it’s hard to even understand how it ascended to that level—it just is. But if you roll back the clock to the beginning of the twentieth century, its future ...