Things To Know About Today's Texas PrimariesTexas kicks off primary season ahead of the 2018 midterm election, with implications for Democrats and Republicans alike in an election year that could alter the direction of Congress and statehouses across the country.
White House: Talks To Continue On Renewable Fuel StandardThe White House says talks will continue on a dispute over the future of the renewable fuel standard, which has pitted lawmakers from corn-producing states against those representing refineries.
Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers Hits Truck, 1 On Truck KilledA chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Families Affected By Violence To Have MLK Day ConversationLoved ones of a black man fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and two law enforcement officers — one black and one white — ambushed and killed in that city 12 days later will take part in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day discussion.
Sen. Cruz Proposes New Tax BillSen. Cruz introduced a measure that would make the tax cuts for individuals in the new tax law permanent.
Sen. Cruz: ‘Americans Who Pledge Allegiance To Terrorist Organizations Forfeit Rights As Citizens’A Houston 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with illegally distributing explosive-making information and attempting to support the Islamic State organization.
Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke Brings Senate Campaign To North TexasRep. O'Rourke of El Paso is challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz.
Senator Cruz Shifts Re-Election Campaign Into Higher GearWhile campaigning at Texas Motor Speedway last Sunday, Senator Ted Cruz said he's looking to rev up support from his conservative base. "I'm going to do everything I can to encourage them."
Opposition From GOP Senators Grows, Jeopardizes Health BillRepublican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law.
GOP Opposition Imperils Senate Health Care Bill Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy.
Sen. Cruz Praises Trump On Changes To Immigration, Cuba PolicySen. Ted Cruz appeared at a news conference in Arlington Friday, where General Motors announced plans to open a supplier park to support building its full-size SUV's at its nearby plant.
Texas Names Being Dropped For Possible Comey ReplacementA local veteran of political campaigns feels the President will have to pick someone both sides of the aisle can agree on and Texas could play a role.

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