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GE Said to Drop Dallas as Relocation Site Over Ex-Im Fight

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GE told Dallas business leaders in recent days it would look elsewhere for alternatives to its Connecticut home, said the people, who asked not to be identified because details aren’t public. They said GE cited some Texas lawmakers’ opposition to the U.S. Export-Import Bank, an important source of financing for some overseas sales.

Ted Cruz’s Strategic Friendship With Trump

Of all of the curiosities this presidential campaign has produced so far, add to the list a joint-candidate rally featuring two of the most polarizing candidates in the GOP. On Thursday, Ted Cruz announced that Donald Trump would join him at the Capitol next month to protest lawmakers supporting the Iranian nuclear deal. “Glad @realdonaldtrump accepted my invitation to rally in DC to stop the catastrophic #IranDeal,” Cruz tweeted from his campaign account.

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump to hold anti-Iran deal rally in D.C.

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The Texas GOP senator’s campaign announced Thursday that he’s invited Trump to join a rally planned at the Capitol soon to pressure lawmakers on opposing the nuclear agreement. The rally is sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America.

Trump, Cruz to hold joint anti-Iran rally on Capitol Hill

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Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are jointly hosting a rally on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9 to protest the nuclear deal with Iran. The event, being organized by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy and the Zionist Organization of America, will be staged on the West Lawn of the Capitol, the groups said in a statement.

Iran deal opponents plan DC rally for Sept. 9

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The rally will include two Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and business executive Donald Trump. Cruz, the keynote speaker, invited Trump to speak, the statement said.

Bailey discusses challenges, hopes for UTRGV

Two years ago, Guy Bailey embarked on one of the most challenging tasks of his career when he accepted the position as founding president of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. But it has also been a rewarding experience that kept him focused during tough times, he said Thursday.

Two lawyers banned from detention center

Long-simmering tension between immigration officials and volunteer defense lawyers at the family detention center in Dilley boiled over earlier this month when the government banned two attorneys from entering the facility.

S.A. lab building hurricane satellites

Tiny hurricane-tracking satellites that are being assembled in a “clean room” at Southwest Research Institute and are the size of carry-on suitcases may soon help scientists better understand dangerous storms and aid forecasters in assessing their destructive threat.

Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress

Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to Congress and included a report by experts that found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.

Judge rules UT can move Davis statue

A state district judge on Thursday turned back an attempt to block the University of Texas from moving a controversial statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis into a museum from its prominent campus spot.

Federal judge blocks Obama’s water rule

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Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota found that the 13 states suing to block the rule met the conditions necessary for a preliminary injunction, including that they would likely be harmed if courts didn't act and that they are likely to succeed when their underlying lawsuit against the rule is decided.

Attorney General Ken Paxton seeks new attorney on securities fraud charges

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton left the initial hearing on his securities fraud case on Thursday in Fort Worth in need of new counsel. State District Judge George Gallagher granted a motion by defense attorney Joe Kendall to withdraw from the case. Kendall said in his motion that differences arose that “make continued representation untenable.”

Boehner Calls Cruz A 'Jackass' At Fundraiser

Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller.