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Jan 27, 2017

In a raucous week in Austin, arguments over Muslim radicals and sanctuary cities drove the day

If President Trump's plans to start construction soon on a border wall in Texas caught some Texans off guard, his subsequent suggestion to levy a 20-percent import tax on Mexican goods to pay for it really unnerved Texas...

Jan 20, 2017


 A cringeworthy joke it was, for sure, but conservative Texas Republican Rick Perry and liberal Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota nearly brought down the house during Perry's confirmation hearing in Washington.

"Thank you so much for coming into my office. Did you enjoy meeting me?" deadpanned Franken, the...

Jan 13, 2017

As expected, the "Texas Privacy Act" has quickly touched off arguments, triggering a lengthy debate while the House was trying to establish its operating rules.

The Senate was quickly enmeshed in a snit of its own, over whether to restore a rule deleted two years ago that would have given Democrats say in what bills are...

Jan 6, 2017


The "Texas Privacy Law," legislation that was known at various times in the past year as the Transgender Bathroom Bill and the Women's Privacy Act, has finally been filed -- setting up what promises to become one of the most contentions issues of the upcoming legislative session.

Texans will have to use the restroom...