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  • Ted Cruz's dynamic new 'Yes We Can' video will make you ready for 2014

    Sen. Ted Cruz has released a dynamic new video featuring highlights of the senator's biggest moments. Cruz encourages Republicans to stand for the rights enshrined in the Constitution, and to stand on principle. "We can either choose to keep our head down, and not rock the boat, to not stand...

  • U.S. appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules

    AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas' tough new abortion restrictions that shuttered many of the abortions clinics in the state. A panel of judges at the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court judge who said the rules violate the...

  • Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi

    New 2013 census information released Thursday shows that 6 of the 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties in the country are located in or near the oil- and gas-rich fields of the Great Plains and Mountain West.

  • Dallas to require 5-cent charge per single-use bag

    DALLAS (AP) — After Jan. 1, customers will have to pay Dallas retailers 5 cents each for single-use bags. The Dallas City Council voted 8-6 Wednesday to levy the "environmental fee," of which 10 percent will be kept by retailers. The rest would go to the city to pay for enforcement and...

  • Wendy Davis escalates equal-pay attack on Greg Abbott

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – State Sen. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is so eager to hear Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee, talk about his stance on equal pay that she literally has begun counting the seconds. Abbott On Tuesday, Davis launched the...

  • Officials hopeful oil spill not hard on wildlife

    PORT BOLIVAR, Texas (AP) — Peering through binoculars and small portable telescopes mounted on tripods, two conservationists stood near the beach on Texas' Bolivar Peninsula on Tuesday, searching for birds that might have tar-like oil on them from a weekend spill in the nearby Houston Ship...

  • Greg Abbott campaign blasts Wendy Davis over public sector bond work

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – As Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott continues to face accusations on his stance for equal pay, the Republican gubernatorial candidate is attempting to turn the focus back on his Democratic rival and her law firm’s work on public bonds. On Monday, Texans...

  • Republicans jittery about Wendy Davis' equal pay attacks in Texas governor's race

    Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' latest spate of attacks on state Attorney General Greg Abbott has Austin Republicans a little baffled. At issue is equal pay legislation that Gov. Rick Perry vetoed last year. Abbott says he supports equal pay but also would have vetoed the bill as it overlaps...

  • Texas lawmakers to review juvenile justice policies

    Texas lawmakers are taking testimony on what changes may be necessary for the state's juvenile justice system. The Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence is meeting Tuesday morning to consider the rules for sentencing 17-year-olds as adults in criminal cases.

  • Crews clean up oil spill in Texas shipping channel

    Cannon booms reverberate across the Houston Ship Channel, a scare tactic to keep birds away from oil-slicked beaches. On a mainland shore near a line of refineries, crews scour the sand for quarter-sized tar balls that have washed ashore.

  • Mega-donor Steve Mostyn sponsors kosher chili cookoff at Houston Rodeo

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – It seems plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn, one of Texas’ biggest political donors, isn’t just a connoisseur of lawsuits but of kosher chili too. According to a March 21 press release, the Mostyn Law Firm sponsored the Fourth Annual Kosher Chili Cookoff at the...

  • Texas runoff candidates to speak at forum

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Two weeks from now, Texas candidates embattled in primary runoff elections will speak at a forum hosted by the Texas Business Roundtable. The forum, which focuses primarily on Texas House runoff candidates, will be held April 7 at the Thompson Auditorium in...

  • Oil rises slightly as Gulf waterway closes

    The price of oil edged higher Monday as traders waited to see how long a key transit route in the Gulf would be closed following an oil spill there. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery rose 14 cents to close at $99.60 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to set...

  • 5 things to know about the Texas oil spill

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — WHAT HAPPENED? The Coast Guard says a barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of heavy oil collided with a ship Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel, spilling as much as 168,000 gallons into one of the world's busiest waterways. Oil has been detected 12 miles offshore in...

  • City of Longview cancels Ted Nugent’s appearance at festival

    LONGVIEW, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Ted Nugent won’t be rocking Longview’s 4th of July festival this summer, as the city opted to pay him not to show up amid the controversy surrounding Nugent’s appearance with Texas gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Greg Abbott. Abbot’s...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Monotony Motors

    Anyone who’s ever misplaced the family car in a parking lot at the mall must surely sense that we are not living in a golden era of automobile design. Gazing in panic out across that vast tar...

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  • ‘Core’ Al Qaeda Gathering in Yemen

    A video of a large al Qaeda gathering in Yemen has raised eyebrows in the press. Nasir al Wuhayshi, the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as well as general manager of al...

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  • Can They Come Back?

    It’s hard to believe, but the rebirth of the Republican party in Virginia may be happening in the unlikeliest of places: the liberal bastion of Northern Virginia.

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