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Koch Industries to buy Molex for $7.2 billion

Koch Industries, the sprawling US global industrial conglomerate, announced Monday it was buying Molex, a manufacturer of electrical and electronic components, for $7.2 billion. Owned by the billionaire Koch brothers, David and Charles, known for their ultra-conservative political activism, Koch Industries, one of the largest US private companies, said it would pay $38.50 per share in cash. That represents a 31 percent premium to Molex Incorporated's common stock closing price Friday.

Debating the Constitution in Newtown

By Rob Cox The first sign of their presence was the smell of cigarette smoke. There were about a dozen of them, dressed in black T-shirts with yellow lettering reading "Save Our Constitution." They were holding flags — mostly Stars and Stripes, but also some Gadsden standards with coiled rattlesnakes, "Don't Tread on Me" emblazoned in black.

Texas' Wendy Davis mulls 2014 gubernatorial bid

Washington, Aug 5 (EFE).- Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who made national headlines in June with a 13-hour filibuster to block a controversial Republican bill against abortion, said here Monday she may run for governor of the Lone Star State in 2014. "I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two offices" in 2014, she said in a speech to the National Press Club in Washington. Davis said she will either run for re-election to the state Senate or seek the Democratic nomination to succeed retiring Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

Analysis: Republicans could see more bruising Senate primaries

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liz Cheney's decision to challenge Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi in a Republican primary next year sets up the type of divisive, intraparty fight that Republican leaders vowed to avoid after the 2012 elections. The move this week by Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is unlikely to open the door for a Democrat to win the Senate seat in Wyoming, which is heavily Republican.

Abortion stance nets Texas state senator political donation windfall

By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas state Senator Wendy Davis has reaped nearly $1 million in political donations since she staged a nearly 11-hour filibuster that ultimately failed to stop the Texas legislature approving stringent new restrictions on abortion in the state, her office said on Monday.

Texas Governor Perry says he will not seek re-election in 2014

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry, a brash conservative best known for his stumbling attempt to win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, said on Monday he will not seek another term as governor but did not say if he would run again for the White House. Perry, 63, took office in December 2000 after George W. Bush was declared president by the U.S. Supreme Court. He was elected to a full term in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.

Texas governor won't seek re-election, mulls 2016 bid

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Monday he will not seek re-election next year, while leaving open the prospect of launching a second run for the US presidency. Saying he will "pray and reflect" before deciding on his future, the 63-year-old Republican, the longest serving governor in Texas history, will leave office in January 2015 at the end of his third term. "The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership," Perry told supporters at an event in San Antonio, adding that he will continue "working hard to do what's best for Texas."

Fox News says popular daytime host Megyn Kelly will move to prime-time lineup

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Fox News Channel said Tuesday that Megyn Kelly will soon move into prime time, and the palace intrigue about who — if anyone — she will displace on cable news' most popular and stable lineup begins. Kelly, a former lawyer, has been a rising star at Fox. She has hosted the two-hour news program "America Live" at 1 p.m. Eastern since 2010 and co-anchored convention and election night coverage with Bret Baier during the last election season.

Rand Paul: No domestic spying, no aid to Syria rebels

Civil liberties champion US Senator Rand Paul wants to scale back domestic spying and aid to Syrian rebels, policies he said Thursday could upend the 2016 presidential race as he himself mulls a run for the White House. But barely three years into a first Senate term, it is the Libertarian Republican who is doing the upending in Washington, warning that abuse of power by President Barack Obama, including use of unmanned drones and military adventurism abroad, could galvanize a new generation of young voters.

Analysis: Supreme Court in no rush to grant national gay-marriage right

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Supreme Court declined on Wednesday to rule on whether gay men and lesbians have a fundamental right to marry, it delivered an implicit message to those seeking such a right: Don't hurry back.
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