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Nov 30, 2017

Amid continuing revelations about lurid details from his last, and demands from fellow Republicans to step aside, U.S. Rep. Joe Barton decides not to seek another term. He becomes the first casualty of the national uproar over sexual harassment.

 Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick push back on plans by the...


Nov 16, 2017

In Texas and Washington, politics seems to be getting uglier and uglier.

Take, for instance, the U.S. Senate campaign of Alabama justice and conservative icon Roy Moore, who has been accused of groping and trying to date young girls years ago. Appearing at a rally to support Moore was Houston doctor and conservative...


Nov 9, 2017

The tragic church shooting in South Texas instantly revived debate over gun control in Texas. One question is whether a key to preventing future tragedies might be for more Texans to carry handguns -- on Sundays, to work and everywhere else.

Attorney General Ken Paxton became the first Republican state official to...


Nov 2, 2017

Politicians in Washington are arguing over how to cut taxes, and Texans are suggesting they should quit all the talking and just get it done. Let's not make this another drawn-out debate by Republicans where nothing happens in the end, like the Obamacare repeal, average folks are saying.

Gov. Greg Abbott makes a pitch...