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Gov. Rick Perry , apparently emboldened by signs that he's cruising to another re-election in Texas, is sketching out ambitious plans to boost his profile nationally before the next presidential race. In an interview, Perry for the first time acknowledged having examined his...
The majority of voters would replace Barack Obama as U.S. president in 2012, according to a Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll released Monday. Only 38 percent of respondents in the poll -- which surveyed 1,000 registered voters who identified themselves as...
With a recent poll showing him trailing Rick Perry by seven points among likely voters, Bill White was in Houston today, rolling out yet another campaign salvo crafted to chip away at the stubborn numbers gap. Appearing at Venturetech, a company that manufactures and services...
Voter anger, which sparked the tea party movement and could result in a tidal wave of Republican turnout in November, surfaced in a new poll of Texas’ likely voters. The poll, commissioned by the San Antonio Express-News and four other Texas newspapers, found that 57 percent of...
The victims were described by mourners as recent graduates of the University of Texas , a promising young couple bound to marry and rejoin prosperous families in a fashionable part of Houston. Then they were described by the police as a menacing drug lord and his unwitting...
Texans appear fed up with illegal immigration, with most backing an Arizona-type crackdown and many willing to change the U.S. Constitution to discourage women from entering the country to give birth. But some experts said that Texas, while roiled by the issue, still isn't as...
She's a savvy businesswoman whose high-paying clients, she said, hail from a variety of fields, including law enforcement, the judiciary, finance and professional sports. But if 22 state attorneys general have their way, this San Antonio woman and others like her will be out of...
Texas voters may not have a face-to-face governor's debate between Rick Perry and Bill White this fall. But they got the next best thing Thursday. In consecutive but separate TV interviews in Dallas, the two rivals scuffled over how best to tackle Texas' budget hole, immigration...
Pop singer Eddie Fisher, whose clear voice brought him a devoted following of teenage girls in the early 1950s before marriage scandals overshadowed his fame, has died at age 82. He passed away Wednesday night at his home in Berkeley of complications from hip surgery, his...