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Criticism Building Against Plan For Unaccompanied Minors

Opposition and criticism are building against Dallas County Commissioner Clay Jenkins’ plan to bring to Dallas 2,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who crossed the Texas border.

07/03/2014

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Rep. Hensarling From Texas Not Running For U.S. House Majority Leader

The contest to fill the vacuum left by the lightning downfall of Rep. Eric Cantor narrowed on Thursday as Rep. Jeb Hensarling said he will not run for Cantor’s vacated post as House majority leader.

06/12/2014

U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) pauses as he speaks during a news conference June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Cantor announced that he will step down from his leadership position at the end of July after he had lost his Virginia primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

After Cantor’s Loss, 2 Texans Eyeing New House Leadership Roles

Texas Republicans Pete Sessions and Jeb Hensarling both have their eye on the soon-to-be open House Majority Leader position. Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month.

CBS 11–06/11/2014

The 2014 Republican State Convention (credit: CBS 11 News)

‘Former’ Gay Man Who Inspired GOP’s Reparative Therapy Plank Speaks

A 36-year-old North Texan inspired a Tea Party group and the Texas GOP to endorse “reparative therapy”. He spoke out about his experience with the psychological treatments to KRLD.

06/10/2014

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

After Big Win In Runoff, Patrick Focuses On Democratic Opponent

With strong support from grassroots conservatives, State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston easily defeated incumbent David Dewhurst to become the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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Tea Party Candidates Fare Well In Texas Elections

While Tea Party candidates have not fared well against traditional Republicans in some states, they have apparently gained a foothold in Texas.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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In Patrick, Texas May Find Another Tea Party Star

Patrick’s victory Tuesday in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor over 11-year incumbent David Dewhurst has the potential to push a deeply red state even farther to the right at a time when tea party contenders are struggling elsewhere.

05/28/2014

Tea Party Groups Hold Rally At Texas State Capitol

Texas Tea Party Even Stronger After Runoffs

Losing ground elsewhere across the country, the tea party emerged from Tuesday’s Texas primary runoffs mightier than ever in the nation’s biggest conservative stronghold.

05/28/2014

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Texas Runoffs Could Be End For Dewhurst

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas. But he could be ousted on Tuesday by GOP voters who appear ready to steer even further right.

05/27/2014

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Tea Party Poised For Big Wins In Texas Runoffs

For all the talk of Texas growing more and more competitive for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, GOP voters are poised to make a harder turn right in Tuesday’s runoff elections.

05/26/2014

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility April 12, 2014 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Sen. Cruz Raises $890,000 In Year’s 1st Quarter

The tea party darling and possible presidential hopeful has now raised more than $5 million since taking office in January 2013. He has about $2 million in cash on-hand.

04/16/2014

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) after giving a speech. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rubio To Texans: Terrorists Training In Syria May Strike U.S.

While giving a foreign policy speech sponsored by various groups at the University of Texas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could “soon” attack American interests around the world.

04/15/2014

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