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Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Perry In Iowa Again Courting Voters

Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping to win over Republicans who delivered him a caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.

07/19/2014

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on March 6, 2012 in Ohio. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Dems Target Women With Batch Of Bills

Democrats and Republicans are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in Congress because they target a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections: female voters.

07/17/2014

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Texas Election Maps Trial Begins

A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the Lone Star State.

07/14/2014

Men wearing cowboy hats stand on the arena floor before the start of the abbreviated first day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dallas Loses Bid To Host 2016 RNC

Dallas will not be hosting the Republican National Convention in 2016. The party’s site selection committee has selected Cleveland. This is a big loss for Dallas.

07/08/2014

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RNC Panel To Recommend Convention Site

A Republican National Committee panel is about to choose between Dallas and Cleveland to host the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential convention.

07/08/2014

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 27:  Leticia Van de Putte, a Democratic senator from Texas, speaks during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. The DNC ends on Aug. 28.  (Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Dallas Hosts Texas Democratic Convention

Dallas is welcoming thousands of Texas Democrats on Thursday as the party kicks off its 2014 state convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown.

06/26/2014

Men wearing cowboy hats stand on the arena floor before the start of the abbreviated first day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dallas One Of Two Finalists To Host 2016 GOP Convention

It looks like the elephant-themed party paid off. The Republican National Committee announced on Wednesday that Dallas is still in the running to host the 2016 GOP Convention.

06/25/2014

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

Davis Goes Beyond Texas For Campaign Bucks

Hollywood loves stars and loves an underdog, and Democrat Wendy Davis is both. At a recent rooftop fundraiser near Los Angeles, she socked away more money for what could be a financially record-shattering race for Texas governor.

06/16/2014

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Texas GOP Sees Victory In Immigration Plank

Just two years after embracing a softer stance on immigration in hopes of wooing the state’s Hispanic population, the Texas Republican Party has done a dramatic about-face.

06/09/2014

Tea Party Groups Hold Rally At Texas State Capitol

Texas Tea Party Even Stronger After Runoffs

Losing ground elsewhere across the country, the tea party emerged from Tuesday’s Texas primary runoffs mightier than ever in the nation’s biggest conservative stronghold.

05/28/2014

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Cruz On The Minds Of Republican Voters

Although Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t a candidate this election season, he remains on the minds of many Republican primary voters deciding the highly charged race for lieutenant governor.

05/27/2014

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Texas Runoffs Could Be End For Dewhurst

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas. But he could be ousted on Tuesday by GOP voters who appear ready to steer even further right.

05/27/2014

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