Former CIA Agent Busted For Passing Secrets To China

00 Yesterday, a former State Department security officer and former CIA employee was charged in federal court with passing secret documents to the Chinese. Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg was…

The Brief: Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are taking opposite stances on health bill

00 Good morning and happy Friday, folks. Thanks for reading The Brief, our daily newsletter informing you on politics, public policy and everything in between. Forward this email to friends…

Hey, Texplainer: Why don’t local police departments pay for rape kit testing?

00 Hey Texplainer, why don’t local police departments pay for rape kit testing? The cost and backlog of untested rape kits in Texas have long been a source of debate,…

Video: Houston is the latest city to join court fight over Texas immigration law (video)

00 In the Texas Political Roundup: The largest city in Texas joins the court fight over the state’s anti-“sanctuary cities” bill. Plus, a Texas GOP lawmaker says a white nationalist…

Analysis: You can fight City Hall — if you’re governor of Texas

00 Editor’s note: If you’d like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click here. City attorneys all over Texas are getting ready to read from the Book of…

Abbott plots aggressive approach to special session

00 Gov. Greg Abbott is plotting an aggressive approach to the upcoming special session of the Legislature, diverting from his above-the-fray style to try to see through an ambitious 20-item…

Johnny Depp On Trump: ‘When Was The Last Time An Actor Assassinated A President?’ (Video)

00 Actor Johnny Depp took to the microphone at the Glastonbury Music Festival on Thursday to lambast President Donald Trump. Depp responded to the crowd saying, “Can we bring him…

Citing religious refusal of adoption rule, California bans state travel to Texas

00 Saying that a new Texas law allowing child welfare providers to deny adoptions to parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs” is discriminatory, California’s attorney general on Thursday banned…

Cruz declines to support Senate GOP health care bill, while Cornyn defends it

00 WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled their plan to overhaul President Obama’s 2010 health care law. Within hours, Texas’ two Republican senators took opposite positions…

BREAKING: Senate Unveils Its Obamacare “Repeal”

00 Senate leadership has just released their attempt at a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” The bill, which is being called the…