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We're just weeks away from picking a new president and congress. But for some, that's nowhere near enough change. It’s not hard to find an audience in Texas receptive to the message that the federal government is in need of a drastic fix. One group has an ambitious plan to do just that.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head Monday night in the first presidential debate, which is anticipated to be one of the most-watched political events ever.

When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage Monday night, the audience is expected to be the biggest ever for a presidential debate. No one may be watching as intently as the man who’s moderated more of these matchups than anyone else, Jim Lehrer.

After Endorsement, Cruz Refuses To Say Trump Is Fit For The Presidency

Sep 26, 2016
Erich Schlegel for The Texas Tribune

One day after endorsing Donald Trump for president, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz refused Saturday to say whether he thinks the Republican nominee is fit to lead the country.

Donald Trump To Return To Texas Next Month

Sep 25, 2016
Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock

Texas remains largely uncompetitive in the presidential contest, but Donald Trump continues to lean hard on the state in the final stretch of his campaign.

In Houston, Tim Kaine Seeks To Energize Texas Democrats

Sep 23, 2016
Spike Johnson for The Texas Tribune

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine used a speech Friday here to try to energize long-beleaguered Texas Democrats, reiterating his ticket's commitment to seeing the solidly Republican state become more competitive. 

GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Adding to potentially the most awkward Thanksgiving ever, George H.W. Bush is reportedly voting for Hillary Clinton this November.

Dan Patrick Warns Ted Cruz Will Be Left Behind For Not Endorsing Trump

Sep 19, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Speaking on The Laura Ingraham Show on Monday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick warned U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will be left "in the rearview mirror of the Republican Party" if he doesn't endorse Donald Trump.

Over the past few weeks, we've been compiling questions about this year's election sent to us by voters across Texas. It’s part of a project we're calling "Texas Decides."

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Named Trump's Texas Chairman

Sep 16, 2016
Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is taking an official role with the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, serving as his Texas state chairman.

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