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The Resistance has a Runoff in the Houston Suburbs

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Texas’s affluent 7th Congressional District has become a hotbed for activism against Republican John Culberson. But first, it needs to get through one of the most contentious Democratic Party battles in the country.
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Committee Approves New Sexual Harassment Policy for Texas House

The new policy is the first major change the state has made amid a national wave of sexual harassment allegations that have toppled powerful men in politics, entertainment and media.

A Texas House committee unanimously adopted a policy Friday aimed at increasing protection for sexual harassment victims, requiring new training for lawmakers, ...Read More

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Klick Bait: Texas Medical Marijuana Facility Honors Conservative Lawmaker with Pot Strain

Representative Stephanie Klick was honored for her work on legalizing medical marijuana for certain patients with epilepsy. But she voted against expanding the legislation for other conditions this session.

On Tuesday night, inside a bland aluminum building in far South Austin, a few dozen people took turns poking their heads into the Honorable Representative Steph...Read More

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Greg Abbott Declares War on Moderate Republicans

The Texas governor endorsed a primary opponent of Representative Sarah Davis, who is probably the GOP’s best chance to retain the district in upscale west Houston.

In the latest episode of Texas Politics, God’s dumbest reality show, Governor Greg Abbott celebrated the beginning of Republican primary season by going to wa...Read More

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Thanks to their State Rep, Friendswood Family Rushes to File Insurance Claim for their Flooded Home

“It’s kind of silly that this law is going into effect to give more power to insurance companies,” said Gerry Emig. “The thought that our representative would do that is a little scary.”

“It’s kind of silly that this law is going into effect to give more power to insurance companies. The thought that our representative would do that is a lit...Read More

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Judge Temporarily Halts New Texas Abortion Ban

In his ruling, Judge Lee Yeakel said that unless Roe v. Wade is overturned, he will continue applying the constitutional standard of no “undue burden” on women.

In a rebuke to state lawmakers, a federal judge in Austin temporarily halted a law passed by the Legislature in May that bans a common second-trimester abortion...Read More

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