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Hyderabad-born is Texas secretary of state

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 21 2013, 3:02am CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Hyderabad-born attorney Nandita Venkateswaran Berry has been appointed the Secretary of State for Texas, making her the first person of Indian origin to hold the third top executive job in the southern state.
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Texas Ramps Up Ebola Response With Two Designated Treatment Centers

Oct 22 2014 12:33pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

After weathering the first diagnosis and transmissions of Ebola in the United States, the state of Texas will create facilities that health officials say are better equipped to treat future Ebola patients than general hospitals. Gov. Rick Perry announced that the state would build a new infectious disease biocontainment facility in North Texas run by three major health care providers: University of Te ...
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Newt Gingrich: Obama Refusing To Defend Borders, Flying In New Immigrants

Oct 21 2014 2:27pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich accused the president in a robocall to conservatives of putting America at risk through his immigration policies -- including what seems be a reference to a new policy that will help refugee children. The call went out to donors of the conservative Presidential Coalition, which is part of Citizens United, and was shared with HuffPost by Nomorobo, a service that blocks robocalls. ...
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Health Scare in Texas Also Sends Political Ripples

Oct 17 2014 7:51pm CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

Gov. Rick Perry’s back-seat public role in the Ebola drama was an unlikely position for an assertive, hands-on execut ...
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Turning out the vote should be the focus of Ferguson October

Oct 14 2014 10:03am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

For eight weeks, there have been protests in Ferguson, Missouri related to the shooting death of Michael Brown by the Ferguson Police Department. This weekend, protesters have organized a series of marches they are calling a "Weekend of Resistance," during which they are asking for, among other things, the resignation of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch. While much of the media attention has faded, the continued effort ...
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Op-Ed: Voter ID Opponents Appear to Believe Minorities Incompetent

Oct 13 2014 3:32pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Texas' voter ID law was struck down by Federal Judge Nelva Gonzales-Ramos, an Obama appointee, in the name of race. The judge's ruling appears to suggest that black and Hispanic Americans simply don't have the capability that whites have to apply for a government identification card, even when it's free. Texas Governor Rick Perry signed the law in 2011, requiring citizens to show one of six types of ID cards i ...
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Wendy Davis Ad Uses Empty Wheelchair to Attack Greg Abbott

Oct 10 2014 2:55pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has just launched a new attack ad against her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott, that features an empty wheelchair. Abbott, the current Attorney General of Texas, has been a wheelchair-bound paraplegic since 1984 after a tree fell on him: -- -- Davis, who became a national media sensation after holding a symbolic filibuster in opposition to laws that would require safer abortion clinics, has made one mi ...
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It's Time for Full Equality

Oct 10 2014 8:07am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

This summer, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that restricts access to contraception for women employed by private companies. In Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, the court decided in a 5-4 decision "for-profit companies can use religious objections to avoid paying for contraception coverage required under Obamacare." This decision limits access to certain kinds of contraception for women whose employers object to them. I don ...
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Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law, Calling It A 'Poll Tax'

Oct 9 2014 8:14pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — A federal court in Texas struck down the Lone Star state’s voter ID law on Thursday, calling the measure an “unconstitutional poll tax” that creates “an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote” and was passed with the intent of purposefully discriminating against Hispanic and African-American citizens. In a 147-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, an Obama nominee confirmed to the bench in 2011, ruled that the law passed ...
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