Conservatives

Rep. Ken Paxton of McKinney (credit: Texas House of Representatives)

GOP Doesn’t Rush To Defend Indicted Texas Attorney General

New Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prepared Sunday to become the latest powerful state official booked on felony charges, but unlike when Rick Perry smiled for his mug shot last year, Republicans are not rushing to Paxton’s defense.

08/02/2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rick Perry Brands Trump Campaign A ‘Cancer On Conservatism’

Republican presidential contender Rick Perry branded Donald Trump’s candidacy a “cancer on conservatism” Wednesday in the strongest denunciation yet of the billionaire’s provocations in the campaign.

07/22/2015

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Harsh Criticism For President Obama From North Texans On Immigration

In North Texas, the President received harsh criticism on both side of the immigration.

CBS 11–09/06/2014

U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) pauses as he speaks during a news conference June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Cantor announced that he will step down from his leadership position at the end of July after he had lost his Virginia primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

After Cantor’s Loss, 2 Texans Eyeing New House Leadership Roles

Texas Republicans Pete Sessions and Jeb Hensarling both have their eye on the soon-to-be open House Majority Leader position. Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month.

CBS 11–06/11/2014

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Among Those Delaying Votes On Spending Bill

Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are the odd men out in the Senate — to both Republicans and Democrats. The GOP’s frustration with the tea party conservatives was on full display Thursday.

09/26/2013

George P. Bush speaks on night two of the Republican National Convention August 31, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

George P. Bush Takes Stage At Denton County GOP Fundraiser

The nephew of former President George W. Bush headlined a local North Texas Republican fundraiser Satuday night — along with one of the state’s most strident conservative voices.

03/09/2013

Conservative Leaders Speak At Chicago CPAC Meeting

Jindal: GOP Should Change ‘Just About Everything’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling on the Republican Party to “recalibrate the compass of conservatism” as the GOP rebounds from painful Election Day losses.

01/24/2013

House Deliberates On Budget Deal Past Fiscal Cliff Deadline

GOP Primary Talk Follows ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Vote

Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.

01/05/2013

Republican Candidates Debate In Tampa, Florida

Will The True Conservative Please Stand Up?

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s been Campaign 2012’s main narrative so far: Will Mitt Romney or a more historically conservative candidate (Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich) win the Republican nomination for President? Romney spent Friday at the […]

02/13/2012