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12:14 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Texas Lt. Governor Candidates Agree On Almost Nothing

Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, the Republican and Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor, spoke at the Texas Tribune Festival over the weekend.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

In a precursor to their only head to head debate scheduled a week from today, Lt. Governor candidates Dan Patrick, and Leticia Van de Putte appeared on the same stage at different times. Each of them sat for a Q&A session with Evan Smith at the Texas Tribune’s annual festival in Austin.

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12:01 am
Mon September 22, 2014

With Four Weeks Until Early Voting, Greg Abbott And Wendy Davis Try To Connect

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis, candidates for governor.
Mark Graham/Cooper Neil The Texas Tribune

The candidates for governor are back on the campaign trail after mixing it up in their first debate Friday night. On Saturday Democrat Wendy Davis sat for an hour-long interview in Austin. Republican Greg Abbott stayed in the Rio Grande Valley, hoping to attract Latino votes.

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Politics
5:57 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

RECAP: Greg Abbott And Wendy Davis Face Off In Valley Debate (Video)

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis faced off in their first governor’s debate Friday night in the Rio Grande Valley.
Gabe Hernandez Associated Press/The Monitor

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis debated tonight in Edinburg, near the Texas-Mexico border. KERA aired the debate live. If you missed it, watch it below.

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Politics
12:01 am
Thu September 18, 2014

David Alameel: 'I Want To Clean Up The Democratic Party'

Democrat David Alameel is challenging incumbent Republican John Cornyn for his U.S. Senate seat.
Ivan Pierre Aguirre Texas Tribune

The Democrat challenging Republican John Cornyn for his U.S. Senate seat knows he has an uphill battle against a better funded, established candidate. So why is David Alameel running?

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Politics
10:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Balancing Security And Transparency

Protestors rally at the White House after Bradley Manning was sentenced for sharing military knowledge with the public and the press.
Susan Melkisethian flickr

The government and the press butt heads over access to intelligence often. Krys Boyd will speak to Stephen Whitfield, American studies professor at Brandeis University, about finding the equilibrium between national security and freedom of the press at 1 p.m. today.

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Politics
7:19 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Cornyn Hopes To Build GOP Support With Minority Outreach

Republican Sen. John Cornyn is seeking his third term.
Texas Tribune

It’s been smooth sailing so far for Texas Republican John Cornyn in his bid for a third term in the U.S. Senate.

His wide lead and enormous war chest have given him the luxury of waging a non-traditional campaign that includes an effort to draw minority voters into the Republican fold.

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Politics
2:19 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Abbott Raises Ethics Questions As Davis Begins Book Tour

Stephen Becker KERA News

Do candidate book tours promoted by a publisher violate Texas campaign contribution laws?

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Politics
12:04 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Wendy Davis Talks On National TV About Her Book And How She Ended Two Pregnancies

Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, speaks to supporters of the Texas Organizing Project Sunday at a get-out-the vote rally.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, is releasing a memoir Tuesday that’s already making headlines. In it, the mother of two reveals she twice terminated pregnancies because of health issues. 

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9:01 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Davis Discloses Terminating A Pregnancy In A Book Being Released Next Week

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In a copy of her memoir obtained by the San Antonio Express-News, Davis writes that her unborn, already loved third daughter had an acute brain abnormality. She and her husband chose to terminate the pregnancy in 1997 after doctors told them the syndrome would cause the baby to suffer and was likely incompatible with life.
AUSTIN - Sen. Wendy Davis in her memoir due out next week discloses the most personal of stories preceding her nationally marked fight against tighter abortion restrictions: a decision she and her then-husband made 17 years ago to end a much-wanted pregnancy.
Politics
8:51 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Davis Zeroes In On The Under-30 Vote With University Rallies

Davis zeroed in on the campus vote as she held rallies at five universities this week.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

This week Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis visited university campuses as they touted their plans for improving higher education.

But their styles couldn’t have been more different.

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