Wendy Davis supports abortion-rights but goal is 'zero'
November 19th, 2013
11:28 AM ET
5 months ago

Wendy Davis supports abortion-rights but goal is 'zero'

(CNN) - Texas state Sen. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis continues to support women's abortion rights but she wants to reduce the number of abortions, she told a CNN affiliate Monday.

"The goal that we should have is that we see zero abortions," Davis told KGBT. "But in order to achieve that goal we have to make sure that women are receiving the kind of healthcare and planning that they deserve."
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Filed under: Texas • Wendy Davis
November 17th, 2013
03:06 PM ET
5 months ago

Tweet of the Day: Bush 41, Bush 43 hit the field

(CNN) – Former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush took part in game day festivities honoring veterans at the Houston Texans home game against the Oakland Raiders.

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Cornyn announces re-election bid
November 15th, 2013
02:01 PM ET
5 months ago

Cornyn announces re-election bid

(CNN) – Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate's second-ranking Republican, kicked off his re-election campaign on Friday at an event in Austin where he was joined by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

"Texas is the model for the rest of the country, and we need to make the rest of the country more like Texas–not the other way around," Cornyn said.
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Filed under: 2014 • John Cornyn • Texas
November 11th, 2013
05:32 PM ET
5 months ago

Local Houston election winner denies race deception claims

(CNN) - The winner of a tight local election in a mostly African-American community in Houston on Monday denied assertions that he deceived voters into thinking he was black.

Dave Wilson, who is white, edged out 24-year incumbent Bruce Austin by 26 votes, 5,961-5,935 to become the District II representative for the Houston Community College System board of trustees, according to the local election board.
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Filed under: Texas
Wendy Davis files for Texas governor
November 9th, 2013
06:23 PM ET
5 months ago

Wendy Davis files for Texas governor

(CNN) - Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis’s formal Texas gubernatorial campaign kicked off with the filing of campaign documents Saturday, the first day she was able to do so.

According to CNN affiliate KVUE, Davis and her likely Republican opponent, state Attorney General Greg Abbott, each filed campaign paperwork in Austin.
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Filed under: Texas • Wendy Davis
In Dallas, Obama reassures health law supporters that website fix is coming
November 6th, 2013
08:15 PM ET
5 months ago

In Dallas, Obama reassures health law supporters that website fix is coming

(CNN) – A fix that will allow Americans to shop for and enroll in federal health care exchanges online is coming soon, President Barack Obama reassured supporters of the Affordable Care Act in Dallas on Wednesday.

Speaking more than a month after the exchanges’ disastrous rollout, Obama again said he was frustrated a key portion of his signature law wasn’t working the way he’d planned.
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Filed under: 2013 • Healthcare • President Obama • Texas
In Dallas, Obama will hit Republicans for resisting health law
November 5th, 2013
07:00 PM ET
5 months ago

In Dallas, Obama will hit Republicans for resisting health law

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's renewed effort to sell his health care law will take him to the heart of Republican Texas on Wednesday, where he'll hit the state's GOP leaders for rejecting a key facet of the Affordable Care Act that could extend coverage to millions of uninsured Texans.

Obama's trip to Dallas comes amid a fresh attempt by the administration to encourage Americans to sign up for the law's health care exchanges, which officially opened for enrollment on October 1. That effort has been stymied as the website where people can enroll was brought down with technical problems.
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Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Texas
October 20th, 2013
09:08 AM ET
6 months ago

Cruz to CNN: ‘I don’t work for the party bosses in Washington’

(CNN) – Back in his home state after the reopening of the government, Sen. Ted Cruz didn’t rule out the idea of again staging the strategy that helped lead to the 16-day partial shutdown and bashed his fellow Senate Republicans for not trying hard enough to dismantle Obamacare.

The Texas Republican, in an exclusive interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash in San Antonio, was unapologetic for fighting to defund President Obama’s health care law in the face of outsized odds, saying he doesn’t work for the “party bosses” in Washington.
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Ted Cruz • Texas • TV-State of the Union
Houston: We have a problem, his name is Ted Cruz
October 16th, 2013
11:17 AM ET
6 months ago

Houston: We have a problem, his name is Ted Cruz

(CNN) – The Houston Chronicle took freshman Sen. Ted Cruz to task in a new editorial, saying his predecessor would have been better suited for the ongoing gridlock on Capitol Hill.

"Does anyone else miss Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison?" the editorial stated.
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Filed under: Kay Bailey Hutchison • Ted Cruz • Texas
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis announces bid for gov.
October 3rd, 2013
07:18 PM ET
7 months ago

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis announces bid for gov.

(CNN) – After weeks of buildup, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis formally kicked off a bid for governor Thursday on the same stage where she graduated from high school.

"All of you deserve to have your voices heard. Because our future is brightest when it's lit by everyone's star," Davis told an ebullient crowd of supporters. "That's why today, I am proud to announce my candidacy to be the 48th governor of this great state."
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Filed under: Rick Perry • Texas • Wendy Davis
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