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U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway Announces Retirement At The End of His Term In 2020

By Mitch Borden In a Midland office building, surrounded by greenery and statues of a giraffe and an elephant, U.S. Rep. Conaway, R-Midland, told a crowd of constituents, staffers and reporters that he was stepping away from politics—joining a number … Continue reading

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Why Is Texas So Red, And How Did It Get That Way?

We all know Texas is a red state. Democrats haven’t won a statewide election since 1994, and Republicans have carried the state in every presidential election since 1976. The question of how that came to be got Gilda Garcia wondering, so … Continue reading

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Cruz Won’t Criticize Trump, But Offers His Own Plan To Bar Refugees

The Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate tells NPR’s Steve Inskeep his plan to curb immigration of Middle Eastern refugees — and why he may disagree with but won’t criticize Donald Trump.

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House Speaker John Boehner Will Step Down From Congress In October

Boehner became the 53rd Speaker of the House in 2011. His tenure has been marked by fierce confrontations with Democrats and sometimes his own party.

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Donald Trump’s Phoenix Rally Draws Crowds, Protest

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump drew a few thousand people to a rally against illegal immigration at the Phoenix Convention Center on Saturday. Outside, more than a hundred protesters waved signs accusing Trump of racism. They denounced comments Trump made … Continue reading

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President to Speak on Possible Immigration Action Tonight

President Obama will speak tonight at 7 p.m. on possible executive action to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. Obama says action is needed to fix the country’s “broken” immigration system, although he’s been hesitant to act on the issue without the … Continue reading

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