At a candidate forum on Monday, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, joining a number of other Republican figures in Texas who’ve flirted with charging the nation’s leader with high crimes and misdemeanors.
At the Texas Municipal League’s annual convention in Austin on Thursday, city officials from across the state gathered to encourage each other to pass regulations on payday and auto-title lending, an unregulated sector many consider usurious, if not predatory, and to discuss ways to defend against the industry’s lawsuits.
Texas Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson's exit from a bipartisan working group on immigration reform could signify a bigger problem reform’s chances in the next few months — some Republicans in Congress who represent majority-white and heavily conservative constituencies find themselves unable to compromise on this core issue. Full Story