Texas 'Bathroom Bill' May Shape 2018 GOP Primary CampaignsWhether Texas eventually enacts a law requiring transgender people to use public restrooms according to their birth-certificate gender, the issue is looming large over Republican primaries set for March.
Gov. Abbott Begins Re-Election Bid As Democratic Candidate EmergesGovernor Greg Abbott launched his re-election campaign in San Antonio Friday while a Democratic candidate for governor emerges.
Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Fading As Legislative Session Wraps Up Texas' legislative session was winding down Sunday, with an all-but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.
Ted Cruz On Trump 'Unfortunately Some Of The Damage Is Self-Inflicted'Texas Senator Ted Cruz told the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce he won't be sucked in by the controversies surrounding President Donald Trump.
Texas Democratic Rep. Castro Won't Challenge Sen. Ted Cruz In '18 Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro says he won't run for the U.S. Senate in 2018 after spending months considering a run against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
Trump Lets States Block Some Planned Parenthood MoneyFurther chipping away at his predecessor's legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
Senate GOP Goes "Nuclear," Clearing Way For GorsuchRepublicans invoked the "nuclear option" in the Senate on Thursday, unilaterally rewriting the chamber's rules to allow President Trump's nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to ascend to the Supreme Court.
Texas Mulls Asking Drivers To Help It Clear Rape BacklogTexas is considering asking drivers to help it clear its huge backlog of untested rape kits, a novel approach that has been well received by cost-conscious Republican lawmakers and one that other states might consider.
Texas Republican Quits Hard-Line Freedom Caucus A member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus is resigning after the hard line group helped scuttle the Republican health care overhaul.
Ex-US Rep. Stockman Expects To Be 'Vindicated' On ChargesFormer U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman says he expects "to be vindicated" on allegations he conspired with staffers to bilk conservative foundations out of at least $775,000 that was meant for charitable purposes and voter education.
Senate OKs Bill Seeking To Slow Property Tax IncreasesThe Texas Senate has approved a plan designed to slow the increase of local property taxes as Republicans scramble to deliver on fiscally conservative promises despite a state budget crunch.
Trump OKs Changes In GOP Health Care Bill, Winning SupportPresident Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers.

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