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Wendy Davis slams Republican opponent on equal pay

Wendy Davis slams Republican opponent on equal pay

March 25 (UPI) -- Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis slammed her Republican opponent Greg Abbot for his spokespeople saying Abbot would not support equal pay.
Aileen Graef
Coast Guard spreads oil spill response in Houston channel

Coast Guard spreads oil spill response in Houston channel

March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said changing weather conditions and currents prompted an extension of the containment of an oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel.
Daniel J. Graeber

Equal pay for women becomes issue in Texas campaign

AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 (UPI) -- Beth Cubriel, executive director of the Republican Party of Texas, agrees with other party leaders that women do not need a stronger pay equity law.
Rep. Michele Bachmann: LGBT community has 'bullied the American people'

Rep. Michele Bachmann: LGBT community has 'bullied the American people'

March 11 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., spoke with radio host Lars Larson at the CPAC and said that the veto of SB 1062 shows the LGBT community has bullied the people.
Aileen Graef
Chuck Norris turns 74, continues to be a badass

Chuck Norris turns 74, continues to be a badass

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- American martial artist and actor Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris turned 74 years old Tuesday.
Veronica Linares
Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

AUSTIN, Texas, March 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions handily beat back challenges from Tea Party competitors in their Republican primary races in Texas.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
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Federal judge in Texas strikes down state's ban on same-sex marriage

Federal judge in Texas strikes down state's ban on same-sex marriage

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Texas Wednesday declared the state's ban on same-sex marriages and its refusal to recognize such out-of-state marriages unconstitutional.

GOP upbeat on Keystone XL pipeline prospects

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Republican governors said they had assurances from President Barack Obama a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada will be made by the summer.

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy won't decriminalize pot for tax purposes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, D-Conn., said Sunday it "doesn't make sense" to decriminalize marijuana for increased tax revenue.

Ted Nugent apologizes for calling Obama a 'subhuman mongrel'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Rock star turned right-wing activist Ted Nugent said he apologizes, but not necessarily to U.S. President Barack Obama, for calling Obama a "subhuman mongrel."

Perry to decide on White House run in 18 months

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll decide sometime around August 2015 if he'll make a second run for the White House.

Winter storm socks U.S. from Midwest to New England

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The week's second major winter storm system, blamed for at least six deaths, spread snow, sleet and ice from Kansas through New England Wednesday.
Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's popularity as a potential presidential candidate is taking a hit in the face of recent controversy, a CNN/ORC poll indicates.

Edgar Tamayo put to death in Texas after Supreme Court denies stay

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Edgar Tamayo Arias, a Mexican national, was put to death Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer almost 20 years ago.

Commission urges Texas to stay execution of Mexican national

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The scheduled execution of a mentally-disabled Mexican national violates international and U.S. law, a group urging Texas to halt the lethal injection says.
Wendy Davis calls on official to resign over payday lending comments

Wendy Davis calls on official to resign over payday lending comments

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is calling on top finance official and Cash America VP William White to step down over comments he made saying the people who take out so-called payday loans are at fault when they fall victim to lenders' predatory practices.
Gabrielle Levy

Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton in a draw, poll says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in a hypothetical White House matchup, a national poll indicates.
Nandita Berry appointed Texas Secretary of State

Nandita Berry appointed Texas Secretary of State

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Nandita Berry as the next Secretary of State of Texas.
Gabrielle Levy

Critics say Texas judge should have sent teen to prison for DUI deaths

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The judge who spared a teenager a prison sentence for killing four people while driving drunk was following Texas law, a retired judge says.

Lawyers seek delay in execution of Mexican national in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a Mexican citizen facing execution next month in Texas have asked Gov. Rick Perry to grant him a 30-day stay.
Chris Christie an early GOP frontrunner for president, survey says

Chris Christie an early GOP frontrunner for president, survey says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is an early front runner in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race, a poll released Friday indicates.
GOP governors try to rebrand party, distance selves from D.C.

GOP governors try to rebrand party, distance selves from D.C.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Republican governors meeting in Arizona not only are trying to distance themselves from Washington pols, but also are urging the GOP to show it cares.

Pro-gun groups want open carry in Texas, but differ on how to do it

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Texas gun owners who want to legally carry handguns in public say they are divided on how to gain public backing for the idea.

Voter ID laws challenged in state, federal court as discriminatory

The controversial voter identification law in Texas apparently didn't trip up many folks during last week's elections in the Lone Star state -- which doesn't count for a thing when the 2014 elections come around, one county clerk says.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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