When John Cornyn was installed as U.S. Senate majority whip in January, he was optimistic that his party's takeover of the chamber would translate into harmony between the establishment wing of the GOP that he represents and the Tea Party wing that includes his junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop in Dallas on Sunday. That followed his appearance at an event in Arizona, where he was interrupted and heckled at the Netroots Nation conference.
Texans surveyed in a UT/Texas Tribune poll out this week agree discrimination’s a problem. But they disagree on who’s the target of it. People of color made the list, but James Henson, co-director of the poll and head of the Texas Politics Project at University of Texas at Austin, said some of the respondents believe whites are victims of discrimination.
Polls open Saturday morning for the city and school elections. Early voting turnout was mixed in some areas, but there's one more chance to cast a ballot. Here's a look at elections across North Texas:
As a bystander's video of a South Carolina cop shooting and killing an unarmed black man reignites a national debate over police brutality, Texas lawmakers are set to discuss police body cameras in a public hearing.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced Monday at Liberty University in Virginia that he's seeking the Republican nomination to run for president in 2016. Our friends at the public radio program The Takeaway did a mash-up with the Texas senator's speech and the John Lennon song, "Imagine."
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz declared his candidacy for the White House on Monday in a speech heavy on faith and hard on President Obama, making him the first major party candidate to formally jump into the race.
A measure that would take the state's public corruption-fighting unit out of the hands of the Travis County district attorney's office and place it in the Texas attorney general's office was approved Monday by the Senate State Affairs Committee.
Consultants for Democrat Wendy Davis warned her campaign months ago that the Fort Worth senator was headed for a humiliating defeat in the Texas governor’s race unless she adopted a more centrist message and put a stop to staggering internal dysfunction.
Deep-blue Dallas County got a touch of red Tuesday when Republican Susan Hawk ousted District Attorney Craig Watkins. Hawk talks about some of her plans, while a loyal Democrat talks about why she may have gained votes that used to belong to Watkins
For months, the candidates for Texas governor have sparred, debated, and tried to sell themselves to voters. Tuesday night, Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott will find out who will lead this state.