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Juneteenth celebrated nationwide, but end of slavery still not a national holiday

Juneteenth celebrated nationwide, but end of slavery still not a national holiday

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --Across the country, Americans are celebrating Juneteenth, the June 19 holiday marking the end of slavery in America.
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Houston newspaper regrets its endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz

Houston newspaper regrets its endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz

HOUSTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Houston Chronicle, which endorsed the primary election of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in 2012, said in an editorial Wednesday it regrets its endorsement.

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Congress: Still talking, still no deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Congressional budget dickering went on into the night in Washington Sunday while the nation lurched ever closer to the so-called fiscal cliff.

Barrasso: Obama wants to go over 'cliff'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A senior Republican accused President Barack Obama of wanting to take the United States over the "fiscal cliff" for political gain.
Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Norquist ready for immigration reform

Norquist ready for immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Another major conservative voiced support for U.S. immigration reform this week but this one has been calling for it for a while, albeit not as loudly as he has for tax cuts.
DAVID TONYAN, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI
Tea Party hopes to impact Senate make-up

Tea Party hopes to impact Senate make-up

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The Tea Party movement, vital to the 2010 Republican takeover of the U.S. House, will be instrumental in the GOP drive for control of the Senate, observers say.

Cruz: Victory part of 'great awakening'

HOUSTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Tea Party insurgent Ted Cruz's easy win over a well-known Texas politician for the GOP's U.S. Senate nomination is part of "a great awakening," Cruz said.

Tea Party pick takes Texas Senate primary

Ted Cruz, who is backed by the Tea Party movement, defeated establishment choice David Dewhurst in the Texas Republican Senate runoff Tuesday, returns showed.
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Democrats push to keep DREAM alive

Democrats push to keep DREAM alive

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats are calling on supporters of the DREAM Act to appeal to opponents and put a face on the issue of illegal immigration.
Resolution would make Juneteenth a holiday

Resolution would make Juneteenth a holiday

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- A bipartisan resolution was introduced Tuesday in the U.S. Senate to make Juneteenth or June 19 a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery.
Texas could put Romney near or over 1,144-delegate threshold

Texas could put Romney near or over 1,144-delegate threshold

Mitt Romney could cross -- or be close to crossing -- the 1,144-delegate threshold to become the Republican presidential nominee Tuesday when Texans vote in their party primaries.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Texans don't want Perry as governor again

Texans don't want Perry as governor again

RALEIGH, N.C., April 27 (UPI) -- Only 29 percent of Texas voters think Republican Rick Perry, the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor, should run again in 2014, a poll indicates.
Air Force rethinking plan to move planes

Air Force rethinking plan to move planes

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Lawmakers from Gulf Coast states welcomed word the U.S. Air Force is reconsidering its decision to relocate the 136th Airlift Wing from Fort Worth, Texas.
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Kay Bailey Hutchison
WAP99021104 - 11 FEBRUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-TX, speaks to reporters on her way to participate in more debate on the Articles of Impeachment, February 11, in Washington. iw/Ian Wagreich UPI
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Elton Ray Hutchison (1978-present)

Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, known as Kay Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943), is the senior United States Senator from Texas. She is a member of the Republican Party. In 2001, she was named one of the thirty most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. The first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, Hutchison also became the first Texas U.S. senator to receive more than four million votes in a single election.

Hutchison is the most senior female Republican senator, and fifth most senior female senator, having assumed office in June 1993 behind Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD, 1987), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA, 1992), Barbara Boxer (D-CA, Jan. 1993), and Patty Murray (D-WA, Jan. 1993).

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