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Opinion

Dennis Ross: Obama needs to answer Netanyahu

Dennis Ross: Obama needs to answer NetanyahuU.S. has left too many questions unanswered in a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Opinion
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Texas

Republican state lawmaker proposes dismantling Texas marijuana laws

Republican state lawmaker proposes dismantling Texas marijuana lawsThere are, at present, seven other bills devoted to easing marijuana restrictions.
  • Texas
  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Business

Germany benefits from weak euro policies it deplores

Germany benefits from weak euro policies it deploresGerman exports are booming, thanks to a euro weakened by economic distress elsewhere.
  • Business
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
World

China to boost military spending by 10%

China to boost military spending by 10%The increase would bring the total military budget to $145 billion.
  • World
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
World

Official: Mexico arrests Zetas drug cartel leader

Official: Mexico arrests Zetas drug cartel leaderOmar Trevino Morales is widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel.
  • World
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
World

Bush, Cheney banned from Venezuela

Bush, Cheney banned from VenezuelaUnpopular president hopes assailing the U.S. will take people's minds off economy.
  • World
  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
Texas

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveils education bills

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveils education billsState senators unveiled several bills at the Capitol Tuesday morning to improve education statewide.
  • Texas
  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Washington

First Take: Netanyahu points to unbridgeable divide

First Take: Netanyahu points to unbridgeable divideIn Netanyahu's speech, the problem isn't his rift with Obama. It's their substantive gulf.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 16 hours ago
Nation

Petraeus reaches plea deal with Justice Dept.

Petraeus reaches plea deal with Justice Dept.Petraeus resigned as CIA director after his affair with his biographer became known.
  • Nation
  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Washington

Clinton defends use of personal e-mail at State

Clinton defends use of personal e-mail at StateHer use of personal e-mail may have violated federal regulations.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
Washington

House funds Homeland Security without immigration riders

House funds Homeland Security without immigration ridersThe bill passed by the House does not derail President Obama's immigration orders.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Texas

Perry, Cruz to speak at NRA meeting

Perry, Cruz to speak at NRA meetingSeveral potential Republican candidates for president are scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville in April.
  • Texas
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Local

Parents of murder victim demand changes in border security

Parents of murder victim demand changes in border securityHe was stopped at a red light at 18th and Mangum when a gunman opened fire.
  • Local
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Elections

Bill King announces 2015 run for Houston mayor

Bill King announces 2015 run for Houston mayorA businessman who used to be the mayor of Kemah has formally announced he's running for mayor of Houston.
  • Elections
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
World

Netanyahu says U.S.-Israel relations remain strong

Netanyahu says U.S.-Israel relations remain strongPrime minister says his speech to Congress is not intended to show disrespect to Obama.
  • World
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
The Oval

Obama: Minoso was 'Mr. White Sox'

Obama: Minoso was 'Mr. White Sox'The legendary Minnie Minoso is regarded as baseball's first big Latin star.
  • The Oval
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Washington

State wants to put school bake sales back in business

State wants to put school bake sales back in businessBills would allow thrice weekly fund-raisers that don't comply with federal nutrition guidelines.
  • Washington
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Washington

Netanyahu speech exposes partisan and diplomatic rifts

Netanyahu speech exposes partisan and diplomatic riftsIsraeli Prime Minister arrives for controversial speech before Congress.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 9 hours ago
Elections

Longtime Sen. Barbara Mikulski to retire

Longtime Sen. Barbara Mikulski to retireMikulski, longest-serving woman in congressional history, will not seek re-election in 2016.
  • Elections
  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
Elections

A look at Sen. Barbara Mikulski's career

A look at Sen. Barbara Mikulski's careerPresident Obama, with Lilly Ledbetter, right, and Mikulski, signs the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 29, 2009.
  • Elections
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Washington

Presidents Bush and Clinton unite to train new leaders

Presidents Bush and Clinton unite to train new leadersAn unprecedented collaboration by four presidential libraries trains a rising generation.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 15 hours ago
Washington

Forget about the speech, focus on Iran, AIPAC says

Forget about the speech, focus on Iran, AIPAC saysThere was no apparent dissent over Netanyahu or Iran at AIPAC annual meeting Sunday.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
Texas

Here's what you need to know about the Two Steps, One Sticker change

Here's what you need to know about the Two Steps, One Sticker changeOn March 1, Texas is changing the way vehicles are inspected and registered. It sounds simple: "Two Steps, One Sticker." Drivers aren't finding it that easy
  • Texas
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Local

New Jersey fighting to die, Christie mum

New Jersey fighting to die, Christie mumNew Jersey residents show growing support for the "Aid in Dying" bill but Gov. Chris Christie reticent.
  • Local
  • 5 days, 5 hours ago
Politics

New plan to cut pensions for new recruits

New plan to cut pensions for new recruitsHouston police and firefighters put their lives on the line every day with the promise of generous pensions
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 5 hours ago
Washington

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw pollDelegates at a conservative conference ponder the Republican presidential field.
  • Washington
  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
Washington

Congress averts homeland security shutdown

Congress averts homeland security shutdownLawmakers passed a last-ditch measure to fund DHS for seven days.
  • Washington
  • 6 days ago
Politics

Former Dewhurst campaign coordinator sentenced for embezzlement

Former Dewhurst campaign coordinator sentenced for embezzlementBy pleading guilty to the charges, Barfield admitted to knowingly engaging in a scheme to steal campaign funds and use it for his own personal expenses
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 12 hours ago
Politics

Rick Perry tells CPAC: Obama has made the world less safe

Rick Perry tells CPAC: Obama has made the world less safeFormer Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the Islamic State group seizing territory in the Middle East represents the worst threat to freedom since communism.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Washington

Schock reimburses $35,000 for office renovation

Schock reimburses $35,000 for office renovationCongressman refunds taxpayers for lavish office remodel.
  • Washington
  • 6 days, 17 hours ago
Washington

'Jihadi John' will be brought to justice, Obama says

'Jihadi John' will be brought to justice, Obama saysCalling the Islamic State a "death cult," Obama says the U.S. will go after its fighters
  • Washington
  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
Tech

NASA gives green light to 3rd ISS spacewalk

NASA gives green light to 3rd ISS spacewalkEngineers determined no danger posed by water astronaut reported on earlier outing.
  • Tech
  • 6 days, 17 hours ago
Local

Abbott met by protesters in first visit to Houston as governor

Abbott met by protesters in first visit to Houston as governor"As your governor, I'm proud to report the state of Texas is strong," Abbott told the crowd.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
Washington

Senate set to pass homeland bill before funding expires

Senate set to pass homeland bill before funding expiresHouse Republicans are considering a three-week stopgap funding measure.
  • Washington
  • 1 week ago
Money

FCC approves new net neutrality rules

FCC approves new net neutrality rulesIn 3-2 vote, FCC approves Chairman Wheeler's new net neutrality proposals.
  • Money
  • 1 week ago
Texas

Texas congressman: Chris Kyle deserves Medal of Honor

Texas congressman: Chris Kyle deserves Medal of HonorRep. Roger Williams introduced the Chris Kyle Medal of Honor Act on Thursday
  • Texas
  • 1 week ago