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Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis greets members of an audience. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Texas 2-Woman Ticket Goes For History

Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses. But two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history.

01/01/2014

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) [Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Education Emerges In Governor’s Race

Public education is emerging as a central issue in the Texas governor’s race between Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis.

12/11/2013

File photo of a Texas GOP member. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas 2014 Candidate Filing Deadline Nears

The close of business Monday is the filing deadline for necessary paperwork to compete in Texas primaries on March 4, with winners advancing to November’s general election.

12/09/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 05: Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) talks with guests at the head table before speaking at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. Davis, who entered the national spotlight after holding a filibuster on a Texas abortion bill, spoke on the political climate in Texas and Washington during her remarks. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wendy Davis Made $284,000 In 2012

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has released tax returns on Tuesday that show the Fort Worth state senator earned more than $284,000 last year.

12/04/2013

Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte accepting  the Matt Garcia Public Service Award by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. (credit: Texas State Senate website)

Van De Putte Announces Run For Texas Lt. Governor

It’s the first time in Texas history that two women will lead a major party’s ticket for the state’s top offices.

11/26/2013

President Barack Obama arrives at Love Field Airport on November 6, 2013 in Dallas. Mr. Obama is traveling in North Texas to speak about healthcare and attend fundraisers. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

President Obama Spends Evening Touting Health Care In Dallas

President Barack Obama spent the evening in Dallas. Air Force One touched down just before 5 p.m. The President spent several hours in North Texas — meeting with supporters and raising money — all while in the visible eye of protesters.

CBSDFW.COM–11/06/2013

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Poll: Sen. Cruz Top Republican Presidential Candidate Among Texas Voters

A new poll shows that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz would beat out Governor Rick Perry, Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Marco Rubio in a Republican Presidential Primary in Texas.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during a political ceremony. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden’s Texas Visit Includes Stop By Domestic Violence Hotline

His voice thick with emotion, Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday again toured the National Domestic Violence Hotline he helped create, calling victims of such abuse “prisoners in plain sight.”

10/30/2013

A police officer displays his badge. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Abbott & Davis To Address Law Enforcement

The top two candidates for governor will address the Texas’ largest law enforcement union.

10/18/2013

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) speaks to her peers on January 21, 2009 at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Opens Up About Partial Government Shutdown

Democrats and some Republicans in Congress blame Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his effort to defund Obamacare for the 16 day partial government shutdown.

10/17/2013

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis greets members of an audience. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Expected To Announce Gubernatorial Bid

Fort Worth state Sen. Wendy Davis is expected to formally announce her campaign for Texas Governor on Thursday afternoon, becoming the first Democrat to make an official bid for statewide office.

10/03/2013

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