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Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

House Republicans: Cut Texas Sales Tax Rate, Not Property Taxes

Texas would cut its sales tax rate for the first time in history under a House Republican plan that scraps homeowner tax relief sought by Gov. Greg Abbott.

04/08/2015

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks about medical marijuana during a news conference on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Kentucky’s Rand Paul: “I Am Running For President”

Sen. Rand Paul entered the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination with a declaration that he’s running to “return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government.”

04/07/2015

Texas Governor Rick Perry  (credit: Getty Images)

Perry Makes Another South Carolina Visit

Former Gov. Rick Perry, a potential GOP candidate in next year’s presidential election, is in South Carolina again, speaking Monday to The Citadel Republican Society.

04/06/2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 31: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Leaders of the Republican Party spoke at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference which hosted 1,500 delegates from across the country. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cruz Takes Campaign To South Carolina

Sen. Ted Cruz is making another campaign swing through South Carolina. The Republican presidential contender starts his visit in the state with a town hall meeting on Friday.

04/03/2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cruz’s Message Has Limited Appeal In GOP

Ted Cruz gives a rousing speech. He has proven that he’s got the stamina to go on longer than anyone else to make his point. It’s the message that’s the question for Cruz.

03/24/2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) kisses his daughter Caroline Cruz before walking onstage to speak at Liberty University to announce his presidential candidacy on March 23, 2015. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Tea Party, Republicans, & Democrats React To Cruz’s White House Bid

Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first candidate to declare he’s running for President in 2016. He reached out to a coalition of Tea Party and religious conservatives at Liberty University, the nation’s largest Christian university.

03/23/2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stands on stage while speaking to a crowd gathered at Liberty University to announce his presidential candidacy March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Virginia. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cruz Launches 2016 Presidential Campaign

Sen. Ted Cruz showed that he was a candidate in a hurry early Monday morning, announcing his presidential candidacy on Twitter just after midnight.

03/23/2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Perry Touts Texas Record In Iowa Return

Former Gov. Rick Perry touted his record of tax cuts and job creation throughout his time in Texas during a return trip to Iowa on Thursday, at a GOP organization event.

03/20/2015

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Cruz Hones Pitch As He Visits Rural Voters

Ahead of his expected presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz is banking on his hopes that rural New Hampshire voters and his home state of Texas share a similarly dour view of government.

03/16/2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Perry Heads Back To New Hampshire

A month after his last visit, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning to New Hampshire as he moves closer to a 2016 presidential campaign.

03/12/2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Perry Says Obama Made World Less Safe

Former Gov. Rick Perry said Friday morning that the Islamic State group seizing territory in the Middle East represents the worst threat to freedom since communism.

02/27/2015

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Bush Defends His Conservative Credentials

Jeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials, yet convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he’s one of them might be a tougher sell.

02/27/2015

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