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Delegate at Senate #15 Caucus at the Texas Democratic Party Convention in Houston, June 8, 2012.
Delegate at Senate #15 Caucus at the Texas Democratic Party Convention in Houston, June 8, 2012.

Texplainer: What's the "Texas Two-Step" and Why is it Gone?

The Democratic National Committee nixed the Texas Two-Step, ending a nearly 40-year-old tradition that allowed state Democrats to vote for a president in both a primary and caucus election. What does this mean for the 2016 presidential election?

 

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Conservative Lawyers Prepare to Defend Same-Sex Marriage Opponents

Dr. Sid Hall, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church wears a rainbow pin on his lapel during HRS press conference at Texas Capitol June 29, 2015
Dr. Sid Hall, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church wears a rainbow pin on his lapel during HRS press conference at Texas Capitol June 29, 2015

With Republican leaders vowing to protect the religious freedom of government officials who refuse to recognize same-sex marriages, here's a look at the legal arguments conservative attorneys plan to use to defend those officials in court. 

Texas Primary Voters to Get More Say in 2016 Than Planned

Voters enter and a polling station at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple in northwest Austin Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
Voters enter and a polling station at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple in northwest Austin Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

The Texas Democratic and Republican parties are finalizing plans to allocate all their national convention delegates on presidential primary day in 2016. For the Democrats, it's a break from tradition, and for the Republicans, it's a return to normal.