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  • Texas abortion clinics reopen after court reprieve Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— Texas abortion clinics that closed under tough new restrictions began reopening Wednesday after winning a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court, but the facilities were scheduling women with uncertainty and skeleton staffs. A five-sentence ruling late Tuesday blocked parts of a sweeping Texas abortion law that required clinics to meet...

  • Perry seeks unlimited natural gas and oil exports Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 3:20 PM ET

    Rick Perry is calling for unlimited natural gas and oil exports, saying it would help the American economy and aid American allies threatened by Russia's control of European natural gas supplies. "The first order of business to restore balance in Europe is for America to build an energy shield to protect our strategic allies, Perry said Wednesday in Jackson,...

  • Ebola lawsuits would face high hurdles in Texas Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 6- Potential suits against the Dallas, Texas hospital that sent home a patient later diagnosed with Ebola face long odds in the face of state medical malpractice laws. Texas tort-reform measures have made it one of the hardest places in the United States to sue over medical errors, especially those that occurred in the emergency room, according to...

  • WASHINGTON/ DALLAS, Oct 6- President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. Authorities in the United States and the public are on alert following Duncan's diagnosis just over a week ago, raising concerns that...

  • WASHINGTON/ DALLAS, Oct 6- Federal officials and airlines are discussing whether U.S. airports should screen passengers to identify people who might have Ebola, but the White House on Monday said a ban on travel from West African countries would slow the fight against the virus. "What we're looking to do is review these screening measures," White House spokesman...

  • DALLAS, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil was in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • *Medicaid expansion key part of Obama's healthcare reform. Up to a dozen states, including several led by Republicans, could move forward with plans to expand coverage under Medicaid after the November elections. Texas Governor Rick Perry once said expanding Medicaid would be similar to "adding a thousand people to the Titanic."

  • SAN ANTONIO, Sept 22- Privately owned SpaceX started construction in south Texas on Monday for what the company said will be the first private commercial orbital launch facility in the world.

  • SAN ANTONIO, Aug 4- Privately owned SpaceX will submit an application to build a commercial launch facility near the Texas border city of Brownsville after winning approval for the plan from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the company said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Gas-rich states such as Texas should have the easiest time complying with planned Environmental Protection Agency regulations on carbon pollution from power plants, despite opposition from their lawmakers, a new study says.

  • Lawmaker: Texas sending 1,000 troops to border Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to bolster security along the Mexico border.

  • Fed's independence questioned by Republicans again Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.

  • With Democrats controlling the Senate since the 2008 financial crisis, the bank and its supporters have had the luxury of shrugging off Fed-related laws from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

  • Katrina moment? Obama to skip border while in Texas Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:02 AM ET
    Detainees are escorted as hundreds of mostly Central American children are being held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz., on June 18, 2014.

    President Obama is resisting calls to visit the border during his two-day fundraising trip to Texas.

  • No oops about it: Perry has dominated Top States Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    No governor is as closely linked with America's Top States for Business as Rick Perry. Texas has dominated, even if it's not No. 1 in 2014.

  • Gov Perry: 'I stepped right in it' with gay remarks Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has acknowledged it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views.

  • Former BP CEO John Browne, responds to Gov. Rick Perry's statement comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

  • Coming out is good for business: Browne     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    Former BP CEO John Browne, shares his experience as a gay CEO at BP, as his new book "The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good For Business," is released.

  • 'I don't know' if gays can be changed: Gov. Perry Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

    Republican Gov. Rick Perry tells CNBC that he doesn't "necessarily condone" what he referred to as the gay "lifestyle," nor does he "condemn it either."

  • Gov. Perry on same-sex marriage     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-Texas), shares his thoughts on gay marriage and is asked why he equated it to alcoholism.