Gov. Abbott Wants Farenthold To Pay For Special ElectionIn a statement Wednesday, Abbott seized on Farenthold's promises to reimburse $84,000 from a special House fund that was used to settle 2014 sexual harassment claims.
GOP Lawmakers Hold First Baseball Practice Since Last Year's ShootingLast year's baseball practice shooting left four victims wounded — including Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., who recently completed his final surgery in a series of surgeries following the incident.
Paul Ryan Endorses Kevin McCarthy To Become Next House SpeakerHouse Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be his successor.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan Won't Seek Re-ElectionAfter months of speculation about his political future, House Speaker Paul Ryan made the official announcement that he will not be seeking re-election in 2018.
GOP Candidate Who Called Teen 'Skinhead Lesbian' Quits RaceA Republican Maine House candidate who called a Florida high school shooting survivor a "skinhead lesbian" and called another a "bald-faced liar" is quitting the race.
Too Close To Call But Dem Lamb Claims Win In PennsylvaniaA razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, but Lamb claimed victory before exuberant supporters after midnight.
Report: Texas Bathroom Bill Diverted From School, Tax IssuesSome business leaders said the bill could cost Texas billions in boycotts and lost jobs.
George P. Bush Tops Challenger In Texas RaceBush, whose grandfather and uncle were president and whose father was Florida's governor, beat his predecessor as land commissioner, Jerry Patterson, Tuesday.
Republicans Want Trump To Back Off His Tariff Proposal Republican allies of President Donald Trump are pleading with him to back off his threat of turning to international tariffs, but Trump says he won't.
In Texas GOP Primary, It's Who Can Love Trump The MostTexas holds the nation's first 2018 primary elections Tuesday, and the campaign is providing a vivid exhibition of the Trump effect in GOP politics.
Trump Says He's Willing To Buck NRA; Congress Not So Sure"You guys, half of you are so afraid of the NRA," the president said Monday at a meeting with the nation's governors. "There's nothing to be afraid of. And you know what? If they're not with you, we have to fight them every once in a while. That's OK."
Parents Of GOP Senate Candidate Gives Max Donation To His OpponentGOP candidate Kevin Nicholson, a Marine Corps veteran running for office in Wisconsin, is challenging fellow Republican Leah Vukmir for the spot in November's senate race.

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