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Politics 2014: Timing is everything

The huge schism among elements of the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives -- and how it plays out the midterm elections -- was on display last week as the lower chamber lurched toward approving raising the $17 trillion debt limit so the United States wouldn't go into default.
Politics 2014: Nobody's sayin' nuthin' about runnin'

Politics 2014: Nobody's sayin' nuthin' about runnin'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's social schedule last week added more fuel to the political flames about her future and possible designs on the White House.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Young Bush joins Texas GOP

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- George P. Bush, part of the political family that spawned two presidents, is the new deputy finance chairman for the Republican Party of Texas, officials say.
Romney wins Texas primary, GOP nomination

Romney wins Texas primary, GOP nomination

AUSTIN, Texas, May 29 (UPI) -- Texas primary voters awarded Mitt Romney enough delegates Tuesday to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, election returns indicated.

Gaffes mark White House race

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama have made a series of gaffes in their respective campaigns for U.S. president, observers say.

Obama wins Vermont primary

MONTPELIER, Vt., March 4 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama grabbed the lead in Vermont and was projected to win his 12th straight nominating victory Tuesday, it was reported.

Texas candidate bucks hunting lobby

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A candidate for Texas governor jokingly says big-game hunters are punished by God with erectile dysfunction.

Texans at odds on LBJ building name bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Texas' congressional delegation is divided along party lines over a symbolic bill to name the U.S. Department of Education in memory of Lyndon Johnson.

Candidates urged to discuss opportunity

DALLAS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The author of a new book about the "American Dream" said Friday the presidential candidates should talk about how to make that possible for all citizens.

Observers question impeachment talk

AUSTIN, Texas, July 2 (UPI) -- There's talk in Texas of impeaching Gov. Rick Perry but political observers say it's more likely to stir partisan bickering than lead to his removal.

Texas works to fix school finance headache

DALLAS, May 24 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry and state legislators must find common ground to solve the state's school finance problem, a political expert said Monday.

Rebel Democrats want redistricting dropped

ARDMORE, Okla., May 13 (UPI) -- Rebel Democrats refused Tuesday to return to the Texas House unless Republican leaders drop a congressional redistricting bill backed by U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Feature: Some states may ax primaries

DALLAS, March 18 (UPI) -- Colorado has already scrapped its presidential preference primary and at least five other states are considering the same move to save money in hard times.
PHIL MAGERS

Bush's speech well-received by U.S. public

President Bush's tough talk on Iraq in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night seems to have resonated with Americans of different backgrounds, ages, and po
CAROLYN AYON LEE, United Press International

Republicans control Texas Statehouse

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Members of the Texas Democrats' diverse "dream team" of candidates tossed in the towel Wednesday a day after Republicans beat back their campaign strategy and r
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