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Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions
Republicans used their majority to cut short debate and give preliminary approval early Monday to some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country as time was running out on the Texas Legislature's special session.
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As Expected, No Follow-Through: TX Drags Feet on Providing Mandated Voter IDs

As Expected, No Follow-Through: TX Drags Feet on Providing Mandated Voter IDs
The Voter ID law passed in Texas was promised to be a relatively benign fix to a (non-existent) voter fraud problem. Democrats were wary, and for good reason. Methods for distributing these mandated IDs have fallen far short than what was promised, leaving many likely disenfranchised.
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Criminally Indicted TX Governor Jumps Back on Prez Campaign Trail

Criminally Indicted TX Governor Jumps Back on Prez Campaign Trail
Laughingstock 2012 presidential candidate, and Texas governor, Rick Perry won't let a little thing like a criminal indictment get in the way of his 2016 ambitions.
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The Rick Perry Border Conspiracy Show

The Rick Perry Border Conspiracy Show
Texas Governor Rick Perry went on ABC this past weekend and attempted to spread border conspiracies so absurd that the host cut him off.
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TX Gov Rick Perry Endorses Bob Beauprez for CO Gov in the Greatest Endorsement of All-Time

TX Gov Rick Perry Endorses Bob Beauprez for CO Gov in the Greatest Endorsement of All-Time
Just a short time after former presidential candidate Mitt Romney endorsed former congressman Bob Beauprez in the race for Colorado governor, another hot-shot GOP contender threw his considerable (primary) weight behind the man known as Both Ways Bob: Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Of course, when it comes to the general election, that might not actually be a good thing.
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Rick Perry Faces Grand Jury Probe

Rick Perry Faces Grand Jury Probe
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Tough TX Abortion Restrictions Reflect the Least Compassionate Interpretation of the Law

Tough TX Abortion Restrictions Reflect the Least Compassionate Interpretation of the Law
Here's how democracy works in Texas: Over 19,000 Texans wrote to the Department of State Health Services during the public comment period asking for existing clinics to be exempt from the new ambulatory surgical center regulations. Only 265 requested a strict version of HB 2 rules. Last week the Texas Health and Human Services Commission released the final rules for the abortion restrictions passed this summer, and unsurprisingly, they reflect the least compassionate interpretation of the law.
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Greg Abbott Tries to Take a Stand, but Candidate for Gov Fails to Address 96% of TX Students

Greg Abbott Tries to Take a Stand, but Candidate for Gov Fails to Address 96% of TX Students
Unless Greg Abbott plans to turn the entire Texas Public Education system into charter schools and magnet academies, his latest campaign video still sheds little light on his position regarding education funding or traditional public schools.
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Refusing to Expand Medicaid Will Cost TX $9 Billion

Refusing to Expand Medicaid Will Cost TX $9 Billion
A new study by the Commonwealth Fund, "How States Stand to Gain or Lose Federal Funds by Opting In or Out of the Medicaid Expansion," shows that Texas clearly stands to lose the most of any state. Because of Rick Perry's refusal to expand Medicaid, Texas will forego over $9 billion in federal funds while Perry holds out for a Medicaid block grant that he'll never get.
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After Asking for $100M, Rick Perry Says Expanding Medicaid Is 'Like Putting 1,000 More People on the Titanic'

After Asking for $100M, Rick Perry Says Expanding Medicaid Is 'Like Putting 1,000 More People on the Titanic'
As one might expect from a gathering of Republicans considering 2016 presidential runs, the three-day Republican Governors Association's annual meeting mainly consisted of Tea Party one-upmanship over who disagrees the most with President Obama. Once again, Rick Perry found a way to disagree the loudest.
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