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Texas sees ‘scheme’ in Obama administration’s defense of voting

Texas AG Greg Abbott claims the Obama administration's defense of the Voting Rights Act is harming - not helping - minorities in his state. But one legal expert finds that laughable.Full story

Texas Author John Graves Dies

Texas literary legend John Graves, author of "Goodbye to a River," has died at his home, Hard Scrabble, near Glen Rose, at the age of 92.W.K. "Kip" Stratton, president of the Texas Institute of Letters, sent an email to members on Wednesday morning, announcing Graves' death after a long illness.Grav Full story

Southern cities rank high in list of ‘aspirational hot-spots’

  The Daily Beast has compiled a new list identifying what it calls “America’s Aspirational Hot-Spots,” and many are moderately sized and located in the south. Joel Kotkin from The Daily Beast joins MSNBC’s Tamron Hall to discuss.

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Texas due to execute man who killed truckers

Gov. Perry Calls for Third Special Session

Cousins inks $1.1B deal to buy building portfolio

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National Instruments 2Q profit falls 45 percent

Lost Texas Hiker Found

Dem Rep. ‘optimistic’ about immigration reform

Family fears inmate won't be tried for 2nd murder

Brides Check Out Latest Trends at Texas Bridal Show


  Eric Holder taking Texas to court for voter ID law

Attorney General Eric Holder has said he will take Texas to court for a strict voter ID law that was implemented after the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act. Co-Director of The Advancement Project Judith Browne Dianis and Matthew Miller, former aide to Eric Holder, join Ar

  Is the House capable of passing immigration reform?

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt to talk about immigration reform and the Voting Rights Act.

  Could Democrats have a shot at turning Texas blue?

Robert Draper joins Ari Melber to discuss the likelihood of more Democrats being elected in Texas.

  Morial: No more time for sleeping, backward thinking. Time for thinking ahead.

Marc Morial joins Alex Witt and reacts to Sybrina Fulton’s comments at the National Urban League’s convention.

  What the Zimmerman verdict can teach us about voting rights in Texas

Dean of Howard University School of Divinity Dr. Alton Pollard, The Nation’s Richard Kim and Ari Berman, Rebecca Sinderbrand from Politico, and the ACLU's Voting Rights Project Director Dale Ho join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the recent comments from Juror B29 in the George Zimmerman trial a

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