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Dallas Morning News: Supreme Court could shake up Texas political map

March 8, 2006 - 11:00am
It looks like a ho-hum political year in most parts of Texas, with Republican incumbents favored to hold the governorship, a Senate seat and most U.S. House seats. But the Supreme Court could change all that.
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Austin American-Statesman: Democrats prepare for redistricting case

March 8, 2006 - 11:00am
The Democratic attorneys challenging Texas' congressional districts filed a reply brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, one week before arguments are set to begin in the high-stakes case.
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Dallas Morning News: Most OK with tax hike for schools

March 8, 2006 - 11:00am
The majority of Texans, despite being tax leery and skeptical of government spending, are willing to open their wallets to provide more money for public education, according to a new statewide survey.
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Houston Chronicle: Lobbyist ties could keep DeLay out of leadership

January 5, 2006 - 11:00am
The burgeoning Jack Abramoff corruption scandal has made it all but certain that Rep. Tom DeLay will not return as House majority leader, aides to the Republican House leadership said Wednesday.
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Dallas Morning News: DeLay prosecutor subpoenas Abramoff documents

January 3, 2006 - 9:00pm
The prosecutor in the Texas money laundering case against Rep. Tom DeLay issued subpoenas Tuesday looking for links between lobbyist Jack Abramoff and fundraising by the former majority leader.
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Houston Chronicle: Election deadline may offer surprises

January 2, 2006 - 11:00am
Today is the deadline for candidates to file for either the Republican or Democratic primaries; the Texas Libertarian Party, whose nominees are chosen at a June convention; or as an independent candidate for office.
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Austin American-Statesman: State District 48: House hopefuls focus on schools

January 2, 2006 - 11:00am
Early voting starts Tuesday in parts of West Austin and western Travis County to determine who will be ranked 150th in seniority in the Texas House.
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Dallas Morning News: 3 races to watch for U.S. House

January 2, 2006 - 11:00am
Texas is sure to be the epicenter of this year's congressional races, thanks to some unique factors, especially the trial of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and Democrats' efforts to leverage his ethics problems into a national wave.
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San Antonio News-Express: Court sets DeLay record right

December 29, 2005 - 2:00pm
Media reports that U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay had persuaded the state's highest appellate court to hear his criminal appeal were as widely circulated as they were, well, wrong.
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Washington Post: The Fast Rise and Steep Fall of Jack Abramoff

December 29, 2005 - 2:00pm
Soon the younger Abramoff developed a key alliance with Rep. Tom DeLay, a conservative Republican from Texas who was working his way up in the House leadership.
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Houston Chronicle: Prosecutors get week to respond to DeLay's bid

December 28, 2005 - 12:00pm
The state's highest criminal court Tuesday gave prosecutors a week to respond to U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's request for a speedy trial, again crunching the time he has to clear his name in hopes of regaining his position as U.S. House...
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Dallas Morning News: Officials assess fire damage

December 28, 2005 - 12:00pm
Diminishing winds and higher humidity mean that no red flag warning will be issued Wednesday, but conditions are still favorable for grass fires like the ones that raged across Tarrant County on Tuesday.
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Austin American-Statesman: Appeal court dashes DeLay's hope for quick trial

December 22, 2005 - 3:00pm
Time may have run out on U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's quest to be tried on money-laundering charges before Congress begins a new term in late January.
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Houston Chronicle: Texas won't allow Canadian drugs after all

December 22, 2005 - 1:00pm
A new state law intended to help Texas consumers buy less expensive prescription drugs from Canada was struck down Wednesday by Attorney General Greg Abbott, who ruled that it violated federal law.
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Dallas Morning News: Food-stamp effort caught in red tape

December 21, 2005 - 1:00pm
A behind-the-scenes bureaucratic rift between Texas and Bush administration officials could deny some of the state's neediest residents weeks' worth of food-stamp benefits.
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AP: Donors underwrite luxury lifestyle for DeLay, aides

December 20, 2005 - 6:00pm
As Texas Congressman Tom DeLay became a king of campaign fund-raising -- he sometimes lived like one, too.
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Austin American-Statesman: Brownstein: Texas case is chance to halt partisan excess

December 20, 2005 - 12:00pm
Case in point: the Supreme Court's decision last week to hear a suit challenging the map Texas Republicans drew for the state's congressional districts. This case could spur a landmark decision.
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Dallas Morning News: A few what-ifs about House redistricting

December 19, 2005 - 11:00am
If the Supreme Court throws out the current Texas congressional map, the state could revert to lines used in 2002. But so much has happened since then that the mere thought gives heartburn to GOP strategists and politicians.
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Austin American-Statesman: Abramoff charity's claims disputed

December 15, 2005 - 1:00pm
Groups listed as beneficiaries of more than $330,000 in gifts say they never got them
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Dallas Morning News: Remaps: Where to draw the line?

December 14, 2005 - 11:01am
Texas cases give high court chance to set limits on redistricting
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