The bill still needs a final House vote. That chamber has already passed a similar version.
Dell Inc. has joined opposition to a Texas bill that would attempt to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if gay marriage is legalized.
Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism.
Vocal Loretta Lynch opponent Ted Cruz was the only senator to miss her confirmation vote.
North Texas Republicans are rubbing elbows and raising money in Dallas Wednesday night for a potential White House run.
Law enforcement is being extra-vigilant with a North Texas Republican legislator who has received threats over a bill that would limit independent bloggers filming police.
A senior campaign advisor tells me Texas Senator Ted Cruz will announce Monday he’s running for President in 2016.
The signs delivered to state lawmakers in Austin had a strong message with just two words: Former Fetus. But it wasn’t the message that caused a flap, it was the interaction between two Republican lawmakers about where the sign was hung.
Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican first elected in 2010, told a federal court on Friday that he never sexually harassed one of his staffers.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says an ongoing felony abuse-of-power case against him won’t delay his preparations for a possible 2016 presidential run.
A Texas judge has refused to throw out a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue.
The widening fallout over $110 million in no-bid state contracts awarded to an Austin tech company forced the resignation of a second top state official Friday, this time at the request of Republican Gov. Rick Perry.