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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
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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.

Abbott Says He's Fully Behind Trump, Hopes For Double-Digit Win In Texas

Sep 15, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing back against the suggestion that his support for Donald Trump is lukewarm, saying "of course" he is all in for the Republican presidential nominee — and that he hopes Trump wins Texas by double digits.

Michael Stravato / Shelby Tauber / Texas Tribune

The election is six weeks away, but if registered Texans had to vote now, most would choose Donald Trump. The margin is narrow, though.

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The Dallas Morning News endorsed Hillary Clinton for president today. It's the first time the newspaper's editorial board has recommended a Democrat for president in a general election since World War II.

Texas may be a battleground state this election, according to a new poll of all 50 states by the Washington Post, which shows Hillary Clinton with a narrow edge over Donald Trump in Texas 46 to 45 percent among registered voters.

The Potentially Insane Future Of American Politics

Sep 1, 2016
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This year’s presidential election campaign has been full of surprises – and surprising candidates.

After Speech, Trump Loses Key Texas Hispanic Backer

Sep 1, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has lost a key Hispanic supporter in Texas after his speech Wednesday night on immigration. 

In Texas, there’s far more at stake in the 2016 election season than who takes the White House. The state is battling with federal courts over the voter ID law. There’s dysfunction in the Texas Democratic and Republican parties. And demographic change is accelerating.

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All this week, public radio stations across the country are taking part in NPR’s “A Nation Engaged” series – exploring America’s place in the world. 

Winning The Millennial Vote

Aug 24, 2016
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Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. and the biggest portion of the electorate. It’s hard to predict, though, how they will vote in November.

How To Win The Millennial Vote

Aug 24, 2016
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Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. and the biggest portion of the electorate. It’s hard to predict, though, how they will vote in November.

Trump, In Austin, Assails Clinton Over Foundation Ties

Aug 24, 2016
Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaking Tuesday in Austin, assailed Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as unfit for public office in the wake of new reports about ties to her family foundation while serving as U.S. secretary of state.

In Austin, Trump Says He's Open To 'Softening' In Immigration Laws

Aug 23, 2016
Scott Ball / Texas Tribune

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he is open to a "softening" in laws dealing with people who are in the country illegally, offering a pivot away from the hardline immigration views he espoused throughout the primaries. 

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Donald Trump steered clear of fundraising throughout the GOP primary, but has embraced donations since then. But are North Texas donors embracing him? 

LIVE BLOG: Donald Trump In Austin

Aug 23, 2016

Donald Trump has arrived in Austin. He's taping a town hall event at ACL Live at the Moody Theater from 4 to 6 p.m. Afterward, he'll head to a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. at the Headliners Club, then on to a rally at the Travis County Expo Center at 7:30 p.m.

Trump Makes Unusual Swing Through Texas

Aug 23, 2016
Allison V. Smith / The Texas Tribune

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is making an unusual general election swing through Texas with a series of events — some public — planned Tuesday across the reliably red state.

Hope As They Might, Democrats Don't See Trump Losing Texas

Aug 18, 2016
Gage Skidmore/Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

Arizona. Georgia. Utah. Indiana. Is Texas next? 

Rick Perry To Khizr Khan, Father Of Fallen Muslim Soldier: 'Shame On You'

Aug 16, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Former Gov. Rick Perry is defending Donald Trump's war of words with the family of a fallen Muslim soldier, saying the father "struck the first blow" against the Republican presidential nominee and is not above criticism in return. 

Poll: Donald Trump Leads Hillary Clinton By Only 6 Points In Texas

Aug 16, 2016
Michael Stravato / Shelby Tauber / Texas Tribune

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is leading Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by just 6 percentage points in deep-red Texas, according to a new poll

Robert Hart / Texas Tribune

Texas is taking the Obama administration to court again on Friday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking a federal judge in Fort Worth to temporarily block federal rules that would let transgender kids use the bathroom or locker room that matches their gender identity. The Obama administration says Texas is jumping the gun.

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Three years ago, James Glassman was founding executive director of the institute at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. Yesterday, he helped launch a group called R4C16, which stands for Republicans for Clinton in 2016. He tells KERA that's because his fellow Republican, Donald Trump, "would be a disaster" as president.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / Texas Standard

Tim Kaine, the Democratic nominee for vice president, is in Texas this week – and he responded to the latest controversial comments from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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