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Top 10 News Stories from 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we wanted to look back on a long year in Texas politics and public policy.

Rather than pick what we thought the biggest stories were for 2015, we found the posts we wrote that got the most clicks, views, comments and shares.

Without further ado...the top 10 news stories from 2015.

  1. Ted Cruz Has a Latino Voter Problem

    "Ted Cruz has been unable to increase Republican performance in key Latino counties - and his Senate career has been marked by activity that seems to even further distance himself from the community."

  2. It Doesn't Seem Right that Gov. Abbott Only Paid $100 in Taxes

    "Gov. Abbott made $134,000 last year, but only paid $104 in federal income taxes..."

  3. Perryhood: A Texas-Sized Oops 14 Years in the Making

    "Later, Rick Perry, it’s been…real."

  4. Record Number of Texans Support Marijuana Policy Reform

    "A new poll finds that a record 74% of Texans support reducing criminal penalties for small possession of marijuana."

  5. Supreme Court Suspends Devastating Anti-Abortion Law

    The final decision of whether or not HB2 will go into effect will now be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016.

  6. Show Your Support for the First Same-Sex Married Couple in Texas!

    "Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant - partners for almost 31 years - became the first legally-married same-sex couple in Texas."

  7. Three Big Lies Told About Planned Parenthood

    "The deceptive videos produced to provide fodder for this shamelessly political attack are part of a long-term, highly orchestrated campaign designed to undermine safe and legal abortion care and target abortion providers."

  8. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Is the Worst. Here's Why.

    "Paxton—the state’s top law enforcement official—seems to enjoy flouting laws more than enforcing them."

  9. 5 Headlines Mocking Texas Governor for 'Jade Helm 15' Conspiracy Theories

    "Texas Governor Greg Abbott thinks the federal government may be running a secret martial law mission in broad daylight."

  10. Top Ten Weird Facts About Ted Cruz

    "Here are some things you probably don’t know about Ted Cruz..."