Barack Obama

 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Texas to Sue Feds Over "Clean Power Plan"

Attorney General Ken Paxton says he plans to sue the Obama administration over the proposed “Clean Power Plan,” its sweeping plan to combat climate change by slashing carbon emissions from power plants.

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Video: Castro on Immigration

At our 2/19 conversation, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, talked about a federal judge's decision to block President Obama's executive order on immigration — and what happens next.

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 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Feb. 17, 2015

A Brownsville federal judge dropped a late-night legal bombshell Monday night, halting President Obama's executive action on immigration.

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 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Nov. 21, 2014

Texas will feel more of the effects of Obama's action while a proposed overhaul of the Secure Communities programs draws bipartisan criticism.

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 Illustration by Todd Wiseman

The Brief: Nov. 7, 2014

It wasn't just Republicans in Texas who were celebrating big statehouse gains on Tuesday.

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 Callie Richmond

The Brief: Oct. 3, 2014

As of this morning, the number of legally operating abortion clinics in Texas can be counted on two hands.

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 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: July 31, 2014

This week's House committee hearing in which leading officials in charge of executing the plan said they never asked for Guard troops revealed another aspect of Rick Perry's border action, according to the Houston Chronicle's Patrick Svitek.

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 Callie Richmond

The Brief: July 28, 2014

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bob Ray Sanders is pushing back against one major tenet of the conventional wisdom surrounding the race for governor: Wendy Davis needs to maintain a healthy separation between her and President Obama.

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 Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force

In McRaven or Fisher, a New Kind of Chancellor

The two candidates to replace outgoing UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa — Admiral William McRaven and Dallas Fed Chief Richard Fisher — are neither a product of state politics nor of academia.

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