Texas Senator Stands Trial In Fraud CaseThe federal criminal fraud case against Democratic Sen. Carlos Uresti of San Antonio opened Monday. The nearly dozen charges against Uresti include securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.
Lupe Valdez Kicks Off Gubernatorial Campaign In DallasDemocrat and former Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez kicked off her campaign Sunday afternoon to become Texas' next governor.
Democrat Andrew White Talks About Priorities In Run For Texas GovernorWith just over eight weeks to go before the March 6 primary in Texas, Andrew White of Houston knows he's playing beat-the-clock.
Doug Jones Sworn Into Office As US Senator From AlabamaDemocrat Doug Jones of Alabama was sworn into office Wednesday, shrinking the Senate's Republican majority and leading lawmakers of both parties to plead for more bipartisanship as Congress tackles pressing issues in advance of the 2018 midterm elections.
United Apologizes To Passenger Who Says US Rep Took Her SeatUnited Airlines has apologized and given a $500 travel voucher to a passenger who accused the airline of giving her first-class seat to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston Democrat.
Al Franken To Officially Leave US Senate On Jan. 2MInnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's choice to replace Franken, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is set to be sworn in Jan. 3.
Jones Defeats Moore In Alabama Senate RaceDemocrat Doug Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore, who was embraced by the Republican Party and the president even after facing allegations of sexual impropriety.
Will Name Recognition Give Former Dallas TV Investigative Reporter Edge In Congressional Race?"We're going to shine a light on wasteful spending, we're going to expose the broken system, we're going to call out bad policy that benefits the wealthy and corporations at the expense of the rest of us," said Congressional candidate Brett Shipp.
Jeff Flake Donates $100 To Roy Moore's OpponentFlake tweeted a picture of a $100 check from him to Doug Jones' campaign Tuesday. In the memo it said, "Country over Party."
Conyers Gives Up Judiciary Post Amid Sex Harassment ProbeMichigan Rep. John Conyers is giving up his leadership position as top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, acknowledging a congressional probe into his possible misconduct had become an unwelcome distraction.
Ethics Probe Begins After Rep. Conyers Confirms Harassment DealA proposed federal lawsuit shows a former scheduler alleged sexual harassment, retaliation and a hostile work environment against U.S. Rep. John Conyers.
Texas Rep. Gene Green Says He Won't Seek Re-ElectionVeteran Democratic Rep. Gene Green — a key reason Houston has become America's largest Hispanic city without a Hispanic member of Congress — is retiring.

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