Politics

4:12 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

New Maps OK'd for 2014 Texas Elections – But Only on Interim Basis

A federal court has ordered Texas to use political maps drawn by the Legislature this year for holding 2014 elections, but only on an interim basis. A three-judge panel in San Antonio issued the ruling today, giving both sides in the lawsuit over Texas' voting maps reason to claim victory. The court denied the state's request to throw out the lawsuit brought by civil rights groups. which claim the Legislature intentionally discriminated against minorities in 2011 and needs federal supervision. Here's more from KUT News' reporting partner The Texas Tribune:
The state's 2014 primaries will be held using the congressional and legislative maps approved by lawmakers this summer, a federal panel of judges ruled Friday. The San Antonio-based judges said they don't have time to finally settle the legal disputes over the state's redistricting maps before those elections, which are scheduled for March, but told the state to proceed with those maps until the lawsuits have played out.
8:16 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Four Abortion Clinics Close In Wake Of Texas' New Regulations

Four abortion clinics are preparing to close in the coming months as a result of stricter requirements imposed by a new state law regulating abortion. The Dallas Morning News reports that one of the main obstacles the clinics face is a requirement that doctors who perform the procedure obtain admitting privileges at hospitals. The clinics that will close are in Bryan, Harlingen, San Angelo and Midland. Two others closed earlier this year.
AUSTIN - At least four abortion clinics in rural Texas and possibly three more are preparing to close, hobbled by a state law that requires the clinics to meet tougher medical standards.
Texas
10:40 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Will He Or Won't He? Gov. Perry Expected To Tell Texas Today

Shelley Kofler KERA News

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 7:36 am

Texas Republicans are holding their collective breath. Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce whether or not he'll seek a fourth consecutive term at 1 p.m.

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CIA
2:05 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Petraeus Will Testify for Lawmakers; Broadwell Loses Her Security Clearance

Then-CIA Director David Petraeus testifies on worldwide threats before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Jan. 31.
Zhang Jun Xinhua /Landov

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 1:04 pm

It will be a closed-door hearing, but former CIA Director David Petraeus is going to testify before Congress about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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