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Eyes on GOP as Texas holds nation's 1st primary

03/04/2014 1:21am
Texas is holding the nation's first primary, and Republican are running right despite Democrats calling the state the next big battleground on the electoral map.

Senate kills bill to raise legal smoking age to 21

03/04/2014 12:14pm
An attempt to raise the legal smoking age in Utah to 21 failed in the Senate on Monday.

Lawmakers set aside minimum wage bill, pass bill to allow medical hemp oil use

03/04/2014 2:32pm
Utah lawmakers passed several bills this week, including a bill to allow the use of hemp oil for epilepsy treatment and a bill to include school faculty in a law prohibiting sexual contact with students.

Bush wins Texas GOP land commissioner nomination

03/04/2014 7:11pm
Yet another Bush may be rising among the ranks in Texas politics.

US Sen. Cornyn wins Republican nomination in Texas

03/04/2014 7:11pm
Incumbent John Cornyn has crushed tea party-backed U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman and six lesser-known primary challengers to win Texas' Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

Abbott wins GOP nomination for Texas governor

03/04/2014 7:11pm
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is the first new Republican nominee for the state's governor in more than a decade.

Texas Democrats nominate Wendy Davis for governor

03/04/2014 7:11pm
Democrat Wendy Davis has become the first female gubernatorial nominee in Texas since former Gov. Ann Richards.

Longtime US Rep. Ralph Hall, 90, faces runoff

03/04/2014 8:01pm
The oldest member of the U.S. House will face a runoff election as he seeks to return to Congress for an 18th and final term.

Davis ready for fight in Texas governor's race

03/04/2014 8:11pm
State Sen. Wendy Davis says she's ready for what will be an uphill fight to become Texas' next governor.

Abbott pledges to fight for small government

03/04/2014 8:41pm
Attorney General Greg Abbott says he'll work to stop people he says are "demanding more government" in Texas.

Committee passes bill to give victims status on rape kits

03/04/2014 9:38pm
A House committee unanimously recommended a bill Tuesday that would improve communication between sexual assault victims and law enforcement.

Texas Democrats nominate Alameel for US Senate

03/04/2014 9:41pm
Dallas dental mogul and former major GOP donor David Alameel has topped four little-known candidates to win the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Davis, Abbott set to face off for Texas governor

03/04/2014 9:51pm
Texas Republicans picked the state's attorney general in the fight to succeed longtime Gov. Rick Perry, while a rising Democratic star coasted to her party's nomination Tuesday night during the nation's first statewide primary.

Alameel, Rogers advance to Texas Senate runoff

03/04/2014 11:20pm
Dallas dental mogul David Alameel and frequent candidate Kesha Rogers have advanced to a runoff to decide the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination.