Lindsey Graham, a three-term senator from South Carolina, cited the increasing violence in the Middle East as motivation for his decision to run. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senator Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, has become the latest Republican to join the party’s fast-growing field of presidential candidates. Mr (...)

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush. He  is the first Republican to announce formally that he is exploring a candidacy. Photograph: Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images

Jeb Bush, the son and young brother of former US presidents, has fired up the next race for the White House by announcing that he will “actively ex(...)

Isabela Speedon, a medical assistant, puts clean sheets on an examining table at the Whole Woman’s Health Clinic in McAllen, Texas. The US supreme court on October 14th blocked a federal  ruling that had forced the closure of abortion clinics where doctors did not have admitting access at nearby hospitals, instead allowing them to remain open while appeals proceed. Photograph: Delcia Lopez/The New York Times

Thirteen abortion clinics in Texas have been allowed to reopen after the US supreme court blocked restrictions imposed by a state law that threatened (...)

Texas governor Rick Perry will likely run for the US presidency on the basis that he knows how to create prosperity. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Governor Rick Perry of Texas is running for president again. What are his chances? Will he once again become a punchline? I have absolutely no idea. T(...)

Texas governor Rick Perry who has been  indicted  by a grand jury in Texas on two counts of abuse of power and coercion over a funding veto he made last year. Photograph: Reuters

Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted last night by a grand jury in Texas on two counts of abuse of power and coercion over a funding veto he made (...)

Undocumented migrant children look at a map of Mexico at the La 72 shelter in Tenosique, Mexico. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

Texas governor Rick Perry said yesterday he planned to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to boost security during a surge (...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said he expects about six multinationals that he met on a US trade mission to expand their Irish operations creating hundreds of jobs.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said he expects about six multinationals that he met on a US trade mission to expand their(...)

Democrat senator Wendy Davis speaks during a filibuster intended to stop Senate Bill 5, which contained restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks. Photograph: Erich Schlegel/The New York Times

A controversial abortion Bill, which would have severely restricted access to abortion in Texas, has been defeated after a day of political drama and (...)

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat, speaks during a filibuster intended to stop Senate Bill 5, which contains restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks, at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, June 25, 2013.  Photograph: Erich Schlegel/The New York Times
Texas abortion bill defeated
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  • June 26, 2013, 07:54

Texas Democrats blocked a drive for new state abortion restrictions on today, after a marathon speech in the capitol caused some Republican supporters(...)

Brandon Smith removes broken glass from the West Thrift Shop in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

Rescue workers searched the rubble of a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town today looking for missing firefighters and survivors of a huge (...)