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Sen. Charles Schwertner R-Georgetown, at a February Texas Tribune event.
Sen. Charles Schwertner R-Georgetown, at a February Texas Tribune event.

Lawmakers Reviewing Video in Texas Planned Parenthood Inquiry

Legislators on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee are being offered the chance to view a video obtained by the Texas Attorney General's Office as part of its inquiry into Planned Parenthood's practices regarding fetal tissue donation. 

Gilberto Hinojosa chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, at a September 10th, 2014 Tribune event.
Gilberto Hinojosa chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, at a September 10th, 2014 Tribune event.

AG's Office Probing Valley Election Fraud Claims

The Texas attorney general's office has opened an investigation into a contested election in the Rio Grande Valley won by a client of Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa two years ago, according to a lawyer for the losing candidate.

AG's Office Probing Valley Election Fraud Claims

Gilberto Hinojosa chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, at a September 10th, 2014 Tribune event.
Gilberto Hinojosa chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, at a September 10th, 2014 Tribune event.

The Texas attorney general's office has opened an investigation into a contested election in the Rio Grande Valley won by a client of Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa two years ago, according to a lawyer for the losing candidate.

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Cruz Calls Senate Majority Leader McConnell a Liar

Joined by Dave McIntosh (left), the president of the Washington, D.C-based Club for Growth, and U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at a July 15, 2015, news conference in front the U.S. Capitol to call on U.S. House and Senate leaders to eliminate any path for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.
Joined by Dave McIntosh (left), the president of the Washington, D.C-based Club for Growth, and U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at a July 15, 2015, news conference in front the U.S. Capitol to call on U.S. House and Senate leaders to eliminate any path for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

There are few places in modern life where strict decorum remains like the halls and the floor of the United States Senate. And on Friday morning, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz shattered one of the surest unwritten rules of the upper chamber.

 

Perry's Finance Chairman Does Super PAC Two-Step

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Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation, which trains service dogs for wounded war veterans, at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on June 6, 2015. Following the fundraising event, Perry led a motorcycle ride for veterans from Perry to Boone, Iowa, where he spoke at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride.
Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation, which trains service dogs for wounded war veterans, at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on June 6, 2015. Following the fundraising event, Perry led a motorcycle ride for veterans from Perry to Boone, Iowa, where he spoke at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride.

Dallas billionaire Kelcy Warren, Rick Perry's presidential campaign finance chairman, hasn't contributed directly to the former governor's campaign. But he has plowed $6 million into a coalition of super PACs supporting Perry’s bid.

Trump's Presidential Spectacle Reaches Border

Donald Trump speaks to the press at Laredo International Airport on July 23, 2015.
Donald Trump speaks to the press at Laredo International Airport on July 23, 2015.

Donald Trump swept through the sweltering border city of Laredo on Thursday afternoon at a dizzying, sometimes incomprehensible clip, mostly serving as the grand marshal of an amorphous parade of angry detractors, rowdy supporters and a massive press corps packed into a pair of coach buses.