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  • Ind. Gov. Pence discusses presidency in Texas stop

    DALLAS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence jokes that he's heard the argument that the next president of the United States should be a governor — and that he's "sympathetic" to it. Pence spoke Friday in Dallas at an event held by the group Americans for Prosperity. Pence did not offer any hints...

  • Man charged with kidnapping in Houston van theft

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a man accused of stealing a daycare center minivan containing five young children has been charged with kidnapping. Police said Friday that 24-year-old Brenton Alex Simmons has been charged with five counts of kidnapping. He was being held in Harris County jail...

  • Man gets life in prison in death at Tyler park

    TYLER, Texas (AP) — A man convicted in the death of a woman caught in gang crossfire while at an East Texas park with her 3-year-old son has been sentenced to life in prison. Twenty-year-old Dennis Bendy was sentenced Thursday. He was found guilty of murder Aug. 12 for his role in the death of...

  • Sheriff: Texas minister charged in assault

    BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities have charged a Bastrop youth minister who they say had sex with a 16-year-old girl. The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Isahiah Arellano was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual assault this week. Authorities say Arellano was...

  • 2016 GOP hopefuls vie for attention at Texas event

    DALLAS (AP) — A parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls will be on display at an influential conservative group's annual summit. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing Friday at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in Dallas. On...

  • Wanted Texas sex offender arrested in Mexico

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 49-year-old man wanted in Hill County for failing to register as a sex offender, burglary and a parole violation has been arrested in Mexico after eluding capture for almost 10 years. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release Thursday that Dallas Wayne...

  • Film official: Incentives keep Texas in picture

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The director of the Texas Film Commission says incentives used to reimburse production companies are helping lure them to the Lone Star State. Director Heather Page told a House panel Wednesday that legislation last year allowed the commission to raise its refund rate for...

  • Rick Perry hires legal dream team

    The team will help him fight charges that he abused his power and coerced a state employee when he tried to muscle a drunk-driving district attorney out of office with a budget veto threat.

  • A timeline of Texas school finance court battles

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Here's a look at major dates in Texas' school finance debate: — 1984: Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio files a legal challenge arguing Texas' school finance system is inequitable — 1989: The Texas Supreme Court throws out the state's school funding law...

  • Wendy Davis campaign tries, fails to deflect tax criticism

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Texas state senator Wendy Davis has tried to deflect criticism of a tax penalty she was hit with in her 2013 taxes, but ended up digging herself deeper.

  • Judge again declares Texas school finance system unconstitutional, despite $3.4B more funding

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Judge again declares Texas school finance system unconstitutional, despite $3.4B more funding.

  • Retail gasoline prices drop 2 cents across Texas

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump this week is $3.26, down 2 cents from last week. The national average this...

  • Ted Cruz builds team for 2016

    In recent weeks, the Cruz team signed contracts with three Republican consultants with national experience and ties to some of the early presidential primary states.

  • Masked gunmen kill 2 in San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police say two masked gunmen are suspected of kicking in the door of an apartment and then shooting to death two people in their bedroom. Police say that when officers arrived early Thursday morning they found the man and woman fatally shot in their bedroom....

  • Judge poised to issue final school finance ruling

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The ongoing dispute over how Texas finances public education is about to reach a milestone. State District Judge John Dietz's staff says an order of more than 400 pages should be filed in the case Thursday. Last year, Dietz ruled verbally that how Texas pays for public...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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