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New poll: Voters wary of Astrodome park plan

New poll: Voters wary of Astrodome park planWhat do you do with an empty eighth wonder of the world?
  • Local
  • 3 days, 11 hours ago
News

Election Resource Guide: Early voting locations, polling places and sample ballots

Election Resource Guide: Early voting locations, polling places and sample ballotsEarly voting locations, polling places and sample ballots
  • News
  • 4 days, 23 hours ago
Texas

Activists to show abortion footage on jumbo-tron at Alamo Plaza

Activists to show abortion footage on jumbo-tron at Alamo PlazaDeep in the heart of San Antonio, Mark Harrington said it's the perfect place to bring up a very controversial issue.
  • Texas
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
The Oval

Obama mourns Ben Bradlee

Obama mourns Ben BradleePresident Obama honors the newsman who died Tuesday.
  • The Oval
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Elections

Harris Co. DA's race a dead heat in new poll

Harris Co. DA's race a dead heat in new pollThe KHOU - Houston Public Media poll showed the Harris County district attorney's race couldn't be much closer
  • Elections
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
Elections

These 5 House races could determine political trends

These 5 House races could determine political trendsUSA TODAY's Susan Page takes a look at the five U.S. House races you should pay attention to on November 4.
  • Elections
  • 3 days ago
Politics

Both candidates for Texas governor hit Houston hard

Both candidates for Texas governor hit Houston hardThey may have started the day on the same page but it doesn't take for these two to return to their differences.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
People

Listen to police audio of Bristol Palin sobbing after big brawl

Listen to police audio of Bristol Palin sobbing after big brawlBristol Palin gives an expletive-filled testimony in a police recording about a birthday party gone wrong.
  • People
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Nation

American held by N. Korea gets tearful reunion in Ohio

American held by N. Korea gets tearful reunion in OhioJeffrey Fowle was detained for nearly half a year for leaving a Bible at a nightclub.
  • Nation
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Politics

Abbott, Patrick command big leads in KHOU – Houston Public Media Poll

Abbott, Patrick command big leads in KHOU – Houston Public Media PollAbbott's supported by 47 percent of likely voters surveyed for the poll, compared to Wendy Davis' 32 percent
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 21 hours ago
World

China's Communist Party weighs boosting rule of law

China's Communist Party weighs boosting rule of lawRule of law has different meaning in China than in the West.
  • World
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
Opinion

Amanda Marcotte: Why the rich get richer

Amanda Marcotte: Why the rich get richerIt's time to stop subsidizing the wealth of the 1% and invest in a living wage.
  • Opinion
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Local

Houston changes approach to sermon subpoenas

Houston changes approach to sermon subpoenasCity attorneys have backed off a request to obtain sermons but have refused to withdraw subpoenas seeking other information from five Houston pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
Nation Now

Supreme Court rules Texas can enforce voter ID law

Supreme Court rules Texas can enforce voter ID lawSupreme Court rules Texas can enforce voter ID law
  • Nation Now
  • 1 week ago
Nation

Pentagon building rapid-response Ebola team

Pentagon building rapid-response Ebola teamThirty-person Ebola strike force will include 20 nurses, five physicians and five protocol trainers.
  • Nation
  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
Washington

Supreme Court's 2014 term off to a stealthy start

Supreme Court's 2014 term off to a stealthy startThe justices' most important decisions this month are shrouded in secrecy.
  • Washington
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Do you have a liberal or conservative name?

Do you have a liberal or conservative name?The folks at the Silicon Valley political startup Crowdpac have found a yet another way to have fun with campaign-finance data.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Nation

Suspect in White House breach faces more charges

Suspect in White House breach faces more chargesPolice say Omar Gonzalez scaled a fence and entered the White House.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Backlash continues against mayor over controversial subpoenas

Backlash continues against mayor over controversial subpoenasU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, visited with pastors Thursday and said the city "crossed the line."
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Washington

No. 2 official at Justice Department to resign

No. 2 official at Justice Department to resignDeputy Attorney General James Cole will leave DOJ after roughly four years at the department.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

Justices stop parts of Texas abortion lawThe Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
News

Interactive: Texas election outlook

Interactive: Texas election outlookA look at what the experts are predicting for the upcoming November election in Texas
  • News
  • 1 month ago
News

Interactive: Outlook for 2014 elections

Interactive: Outlook for 2014 electionsWhat the experts are predicting for 2014 elections around the country
  • News
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Davis wheelchair ad getting national attention

Davis wheelchair ad getting national attentionIt's not the ad, but voters that will have the last word.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Davis says controversial ad 'incredibly effective'

Davis says controversial ad 'incredibly effective'Davis confirmed that she previewed the ad before it aired, and said she has no regrets for airing it
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law

Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID lawA federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas' tough voter ID law for the November election
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
News

Obama gets update on latest Ebola developments

Obama gets update on latest Ebola developmentsObama also is having federal authorities take more steps to make sure hospitals and health care providers are ready to follow the proper procedures in dealing with an Ebola patient
  • News
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

New Clinton Documents Shed Light On Lewinsky Fallout

New Clinton Documents Shed Light On Lewinsky FalloutAbout 10,000 pages of Clinton administration records were released Friday
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Local Republicans and Democrats react to federal judge order blocking voter ID law

Local Republicans and Democrats react to federal judge order blocking voter ID lawAn appeal is now pending.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Federal judge files injunction against Texas voter ID law

Federal judge files injunction against Texas voter ID lawU.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos filed her one-paragraph order Saturday in Corpus Christi
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Washington

GOP nominee: Single moms drive gap in N.J. Senate race

GOP nominee: Single moms drive gap in N.J. Senate raceUnmarried women, especially single moms, are dependent on government benefits, Challenger Jeff Bell says.
  • Washington
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

First lady records radio ad for Wendy Davis

First lady records radio ad for Wendy DavisFirst lady Michelle Obama has recorded a radio ad for Texas Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Washington

White House will push piecemeal cybersecurity bills

White House will push piecemeal cybersecurity billsWhite House changes strategy on passing cybersecurity legislation.
  • Washington
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Washington

N.J. begins step 2 for heroin addicts saved by antidote

N.J. begins step 2 for heroin addicts saved by antidoteFollow-up treatment for drug addiction extremely important, officials find.
  • Washington
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
World

Tiny Uruguay plays big role in Syria refugee crisis

Tiny Uruguay plays big role in Syria refugee crisisPresident Jose Mujica wants to help ease the load that Syria's neighbors have borne.
  • World
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
The Oval

Obama to stump for Conn. governor

Obama to stump for Conn. governorPresident Obama will appear at his first campaign rally in more than 11 months.
  • The Oval
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago