Legislature

August 30, 2017 - 9:11 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law that would have allowed police to inquire about people's immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops. The law, SB 4, had been cheered by President Donald...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks at a news conference at the Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional aides say President Donald Trump will meet House and Senate leaders at the White House next week, as lawmakers return from an August break and plunge into a daunting pile of work. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 30, 2017 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the president's border wall. The pending reduction to the...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks at a news conference at the Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional aides say President Donald Trump will meet House and Senate leaders at the White House next week, as lawmakers return from an August break and plunge into a daunting pile of work. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 30, 2017 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the president's border wall. The pending reduction to the...
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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking about on tax reform, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 30, 2017 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a deadline looming, President Donald Trump remains torn over the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children — a decision that will draw fury no matter what he decides. Trump railed against the Deferred Action for...
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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking about on tax reform, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 30, 2017 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a deadline looming, President Donald Trump remains torn over the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children — a decision that will draw fury no matter what he decides. Trump railed against the Deferred Action for...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 6:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 5 p.m. Water is continuing to rise on Buffalo Bayou in Houston because of releases from one of two reservoirs in west Houston even though the rain from Tropical Storm Harvey has stopped. Harris County Flood Control District...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 5:54 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Forecasters predict a wobbling and weakening Harvey will be downgraded to a tropical depression late Wednesday or early Thursday and that the killer storm will completely dissipate within three to four days. But with 40...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 5:54 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Forecasters predict a wobbling and weakening Harvey will be downgraded to a tropical depression late Wednesday or early Thursday and that the killer storm will completely dissipate within three to four days. But with 40...
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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking about tax reform, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 30, 2017 - 5:22 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump launched his fall push to overhaul the nation's tax system by pledging Wednesday that the details-to-come plan would "bring back Main Street" by reducing the crushing tax burden on middle-class Americans, making a populist appeal for a proposal...
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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking about tax reform, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 30, 2017 - 5:22 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump launched his fall push to overhaul the nation's tax system by pledging Wednesday that the details-to-come plan would "bring back Main Street" by reducing the crushing tax burden on middle-class Americans, making a populist appeal for a proposal...
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