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Texas Governor Race 2014: ABC News' '14 For '14'
ABC News' "14 For 14" project is documenting 14 races that matter between now and November. This page will be updated throughout the year. See the full list of 2014 midterm election contests the ABC News political team is tracking. THE PLAYERS Attorney General Greg Abbott Republican Served as
Rose book another gamble
The epilogue of "Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars" contains the following admission from baseball's Hit King: "I still enjoy gambling at the racetrack, which has always been my favorite pastime. But I've learned to distinguish between the legal and the illegal bets, which is what got me into
Silver Lining for Democrats in Texas Voter ID Woes
Texas’ voter ID laws took effect this week in local elections, but there’s one silver lining for Democrats: the impact is being felt a full year before it matters in national and statewide elections. Texas’ photo ID measure has been challenged by the Justice Department,...
Shutdown Forecast: 50-50
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES LOOKING FOR PROGRESS IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES: On “Good Morning America” today ABC’s JONATHAN KARL put the chances of a shutdown — or a catastrophic default — at 50-50. “As that clock ticks down toward shutdown there is no...
Wendy Davis to Run for Governor of Texas
Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who catapulted from obscurity to fame with her more than 11-hour filibuster, will run for governor, according to Texas and Democratic Party officials. Davis began informing Democratic officials in D.C. and Texas of her decision today, but a formal...
The Hillary Wars
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES GOP ACCUSES NETWORKS OF ‘PUTTING A THUMB ON THE SCALES’ OF 2016: The Republican National Committee has a message for NBC and CNN: If they don’t pull their planned Hillary Clinton miniseries and movie, then no RNC partnered 2016 debates...
Congress Leaves Town With Unfinished Business (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ALL A-LOAN: Congress has blown another deadline. Before they left for recess, lawmakers in Washington failed to head off an increase in interest rates on certain types of student loans, meaning rates on those loans are going to double today —...
Davis Chides Perry, Says She'll 'Fight With Every Fiber' to Stop Abortion Bill
FORT WORTH, Texas — The Democratic state senator who is leading the fight against significant new restrictions on abortions in Texas said Gov. Rick Perry and other Republicans were hypocritical, claiming to support smaller government but actually trying to increase state intrusion in people’s ...
Rudolph Giuliani Becomes Pitchman For LifeLock
Rudolph Giuliani, former crime-busting mayor of New York City, has taken a new job: TV pitchman. Television ads featuring the 2008 presidential candidate and onetime D.A. have recently begun airing. In them, Giuliani warns viewers of the dangers of identity theft and touts the services of