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Three new public opinion surveys show Gov. Rick Perry on the cusp of a re-election majority while former Houston Mayor Bill White remains mired with less than 45 percent support. Rice University political scientist Mark Jones said White is stuck at the base Democratic vote...
As we move closer to the November elections, another race is shaping up for a seat in the Texas House, this time in District 47. With the latest Campaign Preview, here’s KLBJ’s Perry Watson.
"I won't get too political tonight, but I just can't help it sometimes," a smiling Sarah Palin told a Houston audience Tuesday night, shortly before lighting into what she called "the mother of all unfunded mandates called Obamacare" and "the most pro-abortion president ever to...
Husband and wife political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin agree on one thing: Democrats should brace for big losses next month. The couple, former advisers to presidents from rival parties, gave their insights Tuesday at a National Center for Policy Analysis...
Unless lawmakers dig deep, Texas may pull back a lifeline that keeps about 15,000 people alive. The Texas HIV Medication Program, which supplies life-sustaining anti-retroviral drugs to people with HIV or AIDS who can't afford them, will run out of money in the next two years...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is defending a state program that has given grants to high-tech startups whose investors are big donors to him. Perry, a Republican, said Monday at a campaign stop in Irving that the companies that get the money go through a "multilayered process'' before...
It's up to the Big John, Lucky Lady and Nita E to get the Houston Ship Channel reopened by tonight. On Monday, 40 workers tried to clear wreckage that brought Ship Channel traffic to a halt after a tug pushing barges struck an electrical tower Sunday. They brought in the Big...
Nearly one in four San Antonio-area diabetics suffered from out-of-control blood sugar last year, a higher percentage than any major Texas city except El Paso, according to a new report from a statewide business coalition. That poor blood-sugar control might be reflected in the...
U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards admitted today that he trails in his bid for an 11th term – only a month out from Election Day. "I'm the underdog," the Waco Democrat told the editorial board of The Dallas Morning News . "I don't mind saying we are behind. I relish being the underdog."...