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Voters will head to the Tuesday polls to settle runoff elections from the March primaries. There are a few local seats up for grabs.

Mark Cuban Would Consider VP Pitches From Clinton, Trump

May 23, 2016
Texas Tribune/NBC

Mark Cuban says he would “absolutely” consider becoming Hillary Clinton’s running mate this presidential election cycle, “if she’s willing to listen.”  

Today’s schoolchildren favor socialism over the free market. Common Core educational standards — banned in Texas — have crept into the classroom. And Texas schools should “teach the knowledge and skills that made the United States the leader of the world,” including cursive, phonics and multiplication tables.

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Many Texas Republicans have a testy relationship with the federal government these days, a fact that was on full display this weekend at the GOP convention in Dallas.

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Texas Republicans wrapped up their state convention in Dallas this weekend with a highly-anticipated speech from Sen. Ted Cruz.

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The school bathroom wars blew up Friday at the Texas Republican convention in Dallas. 

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The Texas Republican Convention gets into full swing Thursday at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas. The event is one of the largest political gatherings in the country. 

Democrats Mull Julián Castro's Vice Presidential Prospects

May 9, 2016
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

WASHINGTON — Only a year ago, Democrats far and wide treated U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro as the most likely vice presidential pick for a Hillary Clinton ticket. 

Ex-Presidents Bush Have No Plans To Endorse Trump

May 4, 2016
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

For the first time since his own presidency, George H.W. Bush is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office — and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well.

John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz 'Lucifer In The Flesh'

Apr 28, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Former House Speaker John Boehner has never been much of a fan of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. He made that clearer than ever Wednesday.