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Donald Trump may be taking the old adage of keeping friends close and enemies closer to heart.

The president-elect met 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Bedminster, N.J. on Saturday, and after the meeting the two emerged with signals it had gone well.

The most recent Republican presidential nominee is taking shots at Donald Trump's fitness to be president.

And he's not mincing his words.

Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, called the current GOP front-runner "a phony, a fraud" in a speech Thursday morning in Salt Lake City. And he didn't stop there.

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz has come out of his victory over Paul Sadler swinging. In a speech to the Federalist Society on Friday, he joked, "I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama."

The 2008 Thrill Is Gone: Fewer Young People Voting

Nov 6, 2012
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Four years ago, Barack Obama’s promise of change unleashed enthusiasm on college campuses and sent student voters to the polls. But this election year, more young people are sitting on the sidelines.

Whether or not it leads to real change after the election, commentator Lee Cullum says at least one group in society did get the spotlight during this year's presidential campaign. 

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Updated: The return of Fired Big Bird; getting middle schoolers on track and a TCU QB on pause.

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Texas may not be a critical swing state in this year’s presidential campaign, but that doesn’t mean Texans aren’t eager to hear the candidates make their case and press for votes in tonight’s debate.

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The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America says it stands by its policy banning openly homosexual members. It says after a two-year study that included diverse views from volunteers and professionals, BSA leadership confirmed its policy and says it is the best “for the organization and supports it for the BSA.”

The board will also take no action on a pending resolution to reconsider the policy.

A New Effort To Give Texas More Influence On GOP Primary Race

Apr 9, 2012

Historically, Texas has used a winner-take-all model to award delegates in GOP presidential primary elections. This year, the state had to change to awarding delegates in proportion to the votes each candidate earned. The national party insisted on that change because Texas was originally scheduled to hold its primary before April 1st.

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Texans could be in for a lively contested GOP presidential primary in this state if commentator Jennifer Nagorka’s phone is any indication.

Dallas, TX – The state's electric power grid operator says Texas needs more generating capacity if it's to avoid repeats of last February's rolling blackouts and the summer's power supply crises.

In statements issued Thursday, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas says extreme conditions this winter could mean a worst-case of demand for 60,000 megawatts with generation dipping to about 57,000 megawatts.

Austin, TX – The two Mormons running for president Republicans Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman face a significant obstacle in Texas. More than one in five Texas voters 23 percent say most of the people they know would not vote for a Mormon presidential candidate even if they agreed with him or her on the issues, according to the new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.