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3:26 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

White House Hopes To Move Forward With Immigration Order On Monday

President Obama's executive action on immigration was blocked Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 by a Texas federal judge.
Tamir Kalifa Texas Tribune

The Obama administration will ask a court on Monday to allow the president’s controversial immigration order to move forward after a Texas judge halted the program this week.

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Government
4:58 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Republicans Welcome Court Decision In Immigration Lawsuit

House Speaker John Boehner says a federal judge's ruling temporarily blocking President Obama's executive action on immigration shows that he acted beyond his authority.
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WASHINGTON- House Speaker John Boehner says a federal judge's ruling temporarily blocking President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration underscores that he acted beyond his authority.

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Government
4:49 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Obama Argues Law And History On His Side In Immigration Case

President Obama's executive action on immigration was blocked Monday by a Texas federal judge.
Tamir Kalifa Texas Tribune

President Barack Obama is arguing the law and history are on his side in a legal dispute over his executive order to protect millions of immigrants from deportation.

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Government
2:14 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Federal Halt On Immigration Executive Action Stalls Anti-Deportation Program

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the agency will stop work on a program designed to protect immigrants from deportation, in accordance with Monday's ruling.
Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff's photostream Flickr Creative Commons

WASHINGTON-- The Homeland Security Department is ceasing preparations for a program designed to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. That decision comes as a result of Monday's federal court ruling temporarily halting it.

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Texas News
11:45 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Judge Halts Obama's Immigration Order, Based On Lawsuit From Abbott, Other States

President Barack Obama speaking in Austin on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Credit Tamir Kalifa / Texas Tribune

  Gov. Greg Abbott hailed a federal judge's decision Monday to halt President Obama’s executive action on immigration — a decision that gave the state of Texas an initial victory in its battle against what state leaders call federal overreach.

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Government
10:28 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Dallas County DA Susan Hawk Holds Town Hall

Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk held a public meeting Monday night at Concord Baptist Church in South Dallas.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Dallas County’s new district attorney, Susan Hawk, held her first town hall meeting Monday night. And it was in southern Dallas, the political stronghold of the man she replaced, Craig Watkins. 

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Government
10:58 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Texas Vs. The Feds: A Look At The Lawsuits

photo illustration by: Todd Wiseman / Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Pete Souza Texas Tribune

During his time as attorney general, now-Gov. Greg Abbott made his lawsuits against the Obama administration — 31 in total — a point of pride. The attorney general’s office provided cost estimates for 29 of the cases, which totaled about $4.25 million.

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Government
11:21 am
Tue February 10, 2015

A Bedford Lawmaker Wants A Statewide Ban On Red Light Cameras

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More than 11,000 residents in Arlington have signed a petition to remove the city's red light cameras. The City Council voted Tuesday to put the issue on the May ballot. 

But a Republican state House member from Bedford wants to go a step further. State Rep. Jonathan Stickland filed a bill for a statewide ban on red light cameras -- and he sat down with KERA to talk about why he wants to eliminate the cameras.  

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Government
10:31 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Watch Obama, Merkel In White House Press Conference

President Obama during an earlier press conference.
White House/YouTube

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared at a press conference Monday morning. If you missed it, here's the video.

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Government
5:32 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Governor-Elect Abbott Brings Agenda To North Texas

Texas Gov.-Elect Greg Abbott, center, is surrounded by North Texas Legislators in Arlington Tuesday.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott was in Arlington Tuesday to talk with local lawmakers about his priorities heading into his new job and the January legislative session.

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