Political news

Ted Cruz Lets Loose In Lonely Senate Floor Speech (Video)

Sep 29, 2015
Patrick Svitek / Texas Tribune

WASHINGTON -- Fresh off the campaign trail in Iowa, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz returned to the U.S. Capitol Monday to escalate his attacks against his party's leadership for not fighting hard enough against President Obama.  

Plano Megachurch Forum To Draw At Least 4 White House Hopefuls

Sep 29, 2015
Laura Buckman / Texas Tribune

At least four presidential candidates are coming to North Texas next month to participate in a forum at one of the state's largest megachurches. 

Texans Eye Leadership Posts After Boehner Retires

Sep 25, 2015
Texas Tribune

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker John A. Boehner’s retirement could create an opportunity for at least two Texans to emerge as national party leaders.

Cruz Basks In News Of Boehner Resignation

Sep 25, 2015
Bryan Snyder / Reuters

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a persistent thorn in the side of Republican congressional leadership, basked in the news Friday that House Speaker John Boehner was resigning.

Mike Stone / Reuters

Thousands of folks packed the American Airlines Center Monday night, but they weren’t there for a Mavericks game or a concert. They were there for Donald Trump.

Christopher Connelly / KERA News

If you end up stuck in traffic near American Airlines Center later today, you can blame Donald Trump. The billionaire-turned-reality-TV-star-turned-Republican-presidential-candidate is expected to draw huge crowds to his 6 p.m. rally in Dallas.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday suspended his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, facing dwindling resources, bare bones staff and a staggeringly low position in the polls. 

Ted Cruz And Donald Trump Blast Iran Deal At Rally

Sep 9, 2015
Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

WASHINGTON — In back-to-back speeches in front of the nation's Capitol, GOP presidential hopefuls U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and real estate developer Donald Trump showcased their different campaigning styles on Wednesday as they rallied supporters against President Obama's Iran deal. 

Texas Tribune

Rick Perry is still on the campaign trail amid financial problems. Low fundraising has left the former governor unable to pay his staff, although his campaign manager says only one staff member has left, so far.

Abby Livingston is Washington Bureau Chief for the Texas Tribune. She says  Perry ran into two major problems.

Cruz Stays Above Fray In Combative First GOP Debate (Video)

Aug 7, 2015
Brian Snyder / Reuters

CLEVELAND — If there's one thing Ted Cruz relishes, it's a confrontation. Yet in his first outing on the presidential debate stage, the Texas senator found himself far away from the center of the action, largely above the fray while a handful of foes brawled in made-for-TV moments.