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  WATCH: ABC News’ Rick Klein discusses impeachment, inauguration

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein appeared on East Texas Now Thursday to discuss the latest news out of Washington.

  Congressman Gohmert describes scene inside US Capitol as breach was made

Gohmert appeals Pence lawsuit to SCOTUS

Sen. John Cornyn explains why he won’t contest election results

Federal judge dismisses Gohmert lawsuit to stop Biden presidency

VP Pence asks court to reject Gohmert lawsuit

  Gohmert says election lawsuit has definite chance to prevail

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East Texas US Representatives say nay to $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks

  ABC News political director talks election, stimulus package, presidential transition

ABC political news director discusses election lawsuits, latest COVID-19 negotiations

  WATCH: ABC political director Rick Klein discusses the White House transition process

East Texas lawmaker files bill to reduce child trauma in foster care

  SFA scholars express importance of Kamala Harris to new generation of female leaders

  Southeast Texas state rep claims he has votes for house speaker; Ashby supports opponent

District 21 Texas House Rep. Dade Phelan has announced he has enough votes from fellow Republicans to be the next house speaker.

  ABC news political director talks critical swing states, changes in polling

ABC news political director Rick Klein spoke with KLTV’s Sydney Shadrix about this week’s political developments.

Texas voters have to wear masks while voting despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s exemption, federal judge rules

The judge ruled that the exemption to Abbott’s statewide face mask mandate put a discriminatory burden on Black and Latino voters. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is poised to hear an appeal.

President Trump tweets about flags in Lufkin trees

President Trump mentioned Lufkin in a Tweet Tuesday.

Voter info: All contested East Texas races

Know Your Candidate: How each presidential candidate responds to the issues

  How to turn off Facebook voter registration prompts

UT Tyler political science professor gives perspective on high early voting numbers

  72 ballots missing school board, bond info in Huntington on first day of early voting

  Voters in Nacogdoches eager to cast their ballots on first day of early voting

Know Your Candidate: How each presidential candidate responds to the issues

Voters will decide between four presidential candidates who are vying for 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

  WATCH: ABC News political director comments on Supreme Court nomination

Klein confirmed that President Trump wants to see a judge confirmed before the election.

‘Unacceptable’: Texas bars advocate slams governor’s decision following new guidelines

The founder and President of the Texas Bar and Nightlife Association (TBNA) released a statement decrying new opening guidelines outlined by Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday.

  Mail-in ballots delayed after ruling in favor of Green Party candidates

The ruling is the latest in a series of court battles nationwide over third-party candidates and ballot access.

WATCH: ABC News political director reviews DNC, previews upcoming RNC

ABC News political director Rick Klein appeared on East Texas Now Wednesday.

WATCH: Democratic National Convention to get underway at 8 p.m.

The Democratic Party will convene, sort of, amid a pandemic that has upended the usual pomp and circumstance of presidential nominating conventions.

Gilbert campaign releases video showing assault

Hank Gilbert’s campaign has released a YouTube video showing a staff member getting punched at dueling protests Sunday.

  WATCH: Congressman Gohmert confirms COVID-19 diagnosis, says he’s ‘totally asymptomatic'

East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert has tested positive for coronavirus.

  Political parties in Nacogdoches County share opposing views on how to approach party conventions

Not only do they share different political beliefs, but also differing opinions on how best to handle party business.

  Rep. Gohmert calls for Congress to ban Democrats, due to past position on slavery

Rep. Louie Gohmert has introduced a resolution calling for Congress to to ban any political organization or party that has ever held a public position supportive of slavery or the Confederacy.

Shreveport mayor announces run for U.S. Senate seat

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins is campaigning for a spot in the U.S. Senate.

WATCH: ABC News’ Rick Klein speaks on President wearing mask, Mary Trump’s new book

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein spoke to KLTV’s Sydney Shadrix on Wednesday.

  WATCH: ABC political director comments on the presidential campaign

Klein comments on President Trump’s campaign, and Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s running mate choice.

  WATCH: Gov. Greg Abbott discusses property taxes, what’s next for the economy

Gov. Greg Abbott spoke with East Texas News’ Blake Holland to discuss the continued reopening of the Texas economy.

  Nacogdoches political parties sticking to convention schedule despite COVID-19 concerns

The two major parties are sticking with the schedule to conduct party conventions on March 21.

  5 questions for next Democratic debate, Mike Bloomberg’s 1st

There’s a new kid in town for the ninth Democratic debate, Mike Bloomberg, the self-funding billionaire presidential candidate.

  Party officials explain how ideas become propositions, what East Texas voters can expect in March

Texas is one of 14 states to participate in Super Tuesday.

President Trump tweets support for Pete Rose into HOF

The President made the case that Rose, who is currently banned, should be in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

WATCH LIVE: President Trump’s defense team wraps up arguments in impeachment trial

President Trump’s defense team will wrap up their arguments in his impeachment trial during Tuesday’s session.

WATCH LIVE: President Trump’s defense team argues their case during impeachment trial

President Trump’s impeachment trial continues on Monday has his defense resumes its case.

WATCH: Democrats finish opening arguments in President Trump’s impeachment trial

The Democrats’ opening arguments will come to a close during Friday’s session of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

WATCH: Opening arguments continue in President Trump’s impeachment trial

The second day of arguments is set to begin on Thursday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

LIVE: President Trump’s impeachment trial resumes in the Senate

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to resume on Wednesday afternoon in the Senate chambers.

  Nacogdoches groups push for voter registration and send reminders of Election 2020 deadlines

The idea was to make sure students could cast their vote when the time came.

WATCH: House debates articles of impeachment against President Trump

A vote on the articles of impeachment is expected to come after a debate in the House.

WATCH LIVE: Legal experts testify at President Trump’s impeachment hearing

The House Judiciary Committee will have its first impeachment hearing on Wednesday following the release of the House Intelligence Committee’s report.

  Preparations underway in Nacogdoches County for 2020 elections

Nacogdoches County election administrator Todd Stallings is busy with contractual agreements with party chairs and assuring every registered voter is mailed a new voter card.

  Greta Van Susteren discusses Ukraine ambassador’s testimony, Trump’s tweets on East Texas News

Gray TV Chief Political Analyst and Full Court Press Anchor Greta Van Susteren says that there are two ways to look at impeachment testimony heard thus far.

WATCH LIVE: Sen. Bryan Hughes gives update from trip to Israel

Senator Bryan Hughes will be talking via Facetime with the East Texas Now newsdesk from his trip to Israel.

WATCH: UT-Tyler professor analyzes impeachment inquiries on East Texas Now

Mark Owens, the Assistant Professor of Poli Sci at UT Tyler will be on East Texas Now to talk about the impeachment inquiries.

  East Texas students engage with senatorial, congressional candidates during tour of colleges

The networking opportunity also gave students a chance to engage with candidates.

  Immigration awareness sparked in Nacogdoches as DACA heads to Supreme Court

Beginning Tuesday, the Supreme Court is slated to hear arguments on whether or not DACA was terminated lawfully or not. In Nacogdoches, two separate events will raise awareness on DACA and other immigration issues. 'Dreamers' and an immigration attorney talk about their concerns.

Texas’ constitutional amendment election is Tuesday. Here’s what voters will decide.

Texas voters are about to weigh in on 10 proposed amendments to the state constitution, which deal with everything from retiring law enforcement animals to the state’s tax code. Voters in three state House districts will also participate in special elections to fill empty seats.

  Angelina County election officials excited to see updated voting equipment put to test

Angelina County election officials spent Monday organizing and distributing voting material to judges ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Texas House Speaker announces he won’t seek re-election after audio scandal

After a growing number of fellow Republicans called for him to step down, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has announced he would not seek re-election, according to the Texas Tribune.

  WATCH: East Texas lawmakers discuss House turmoil, secret recording

House lawmakers are expected to speak with the East Texas Now news desk on Oct. 16 to discuss controversy in the Texas House of Representatives following the release of a secret recording of a conversation between the House Speaker and a conservative activist.

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen offered media access to Empower Texans, suggested it target certain Republicans, recording shows

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen offered media access to Empower Texans, suggested it target certain Republicans, recording shows

Full Court Press: Pompeo backs Trump on Syria, distances from Giuliani

Pompeo said Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, was "not on his payroll" when asked about the former New York mayor.

Do you plan to vote in Texas’ November elections? The time to register is now

Texans hoping to participate in the Nov. 5 election have until Oct. 7 to register to vote.

Texas governor appoints Keven Ellis chair of State Board of Education

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Keven Ellis, D.C. as Chair of the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) for a term set to expire on September 16, 2021.

  Democratic debate covered expected issues: immigration, guns, health care

The debate covered the expected topics; how do you think they did?

  WEBXTRA: Could Texas be a swing state in 2020?

Could Texas be a swing state in 2020? Tonight’s debate in Houston highlights that thought on a diverse college campus in a diverse city.

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of 2020 presidential race

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.

Dustin Burrows resigns as Texas House GOP Caucus chairman amid allegations of targeting Republicans

State Rep. Dustin Burrows of Lubbock has resigned as chair of the Texas House GOP Caucus, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  Watch: Greta Van Susteren talks politics on East Texas Now

Great Van Susteren is the chief national political analyst for Gray Television, Inc speaks with East Texas Now.

Swalwell ends presidential bid

California Rep. Eric Swalwell ended his presidential bid Monday.

  Angelina County commissioners hold special meeting on public comment

House Bill 2840 will go into law Sept. 1 mandating all governmental bodies allow public comment on agenda items.

  State Rep. Clardy discusses legislative session at chamber event

State Rep. Travis Clardy is set to discuss the 86th Legislative Session with community members Friday during a Nacogdoches County Chamber luncheon.

  Political analyst Greta Van Susteren joins Good Morning East Texas Friday for debate recap

Van Susteren is Gray TV’s chief political analyst.

For Roger Williams, the annual Congressional Baseball Game is personal

The Texan is hoping to leverage a life of elite baseball experience to propel his squad past its vaunted Democratic rivals.

Shanahan withdraws as nominee for defense secretary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn as a nominee for defense secretary.

Abbott extends state plumbing board until 2021

Heading off the prospect of everyone in Texas being able to call themselves a plumber, Gov. Greg Abbott extended the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and its licensing law until 2021 Thursday via an executive order.

  Watch: A conversation with political analyst Greta Van Susteren

Gray’s Chief National Political Analyst Greta Van Susteren sat down with East Texas Now to discuss current happenings in Washington, D.C., her career and upcoming show, “Full Court Press.”

  VIDEO: Sen. Hughes discusses passage of ‘Save Chick-fil-A bill'

This week marked the passage of Senate Bill 1978, known as the ‘Save Chick-fil-A bill.'State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, who authored the bill, stopped by the East Texas Now desk Thursday to discuss the law and religious freedom.

Gov. Greg Abbott signs $11.6 billion school finance measure into law

The high-priority bill boosts per-student funding and reduces property taxes across the state.

Governor signs East Texas legislator’s bill removing limit on Texas school marshals

Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill to increase the number of armed faculty in schools which participate in the marshal’s program.

  Governor signs East Texas senator’s bill allowing feral hog kills without license

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill loosening up freedom in Texans’ battle against the feral hog population.

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law banning red-light traffic cameras in the nation's second-largest state