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Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Cruz, Perry, Abbott Tour Immigration Facilities

Some of the state’s top conservative stars are getting first-hand looks at the surge of unaccompanied children caught crossing the U.S. border with Mexico illegally.

06/23/2014

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Ted Cruz Rallies Republicans To Their Feet At State Convention

Thousands of cheering Republicans at the state GOP convention in Fort Worth consider U.S. Senator Ted Cruz a political rock star.

06/06/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during a rally. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: Ted Cruz Would Be ‘Friendly’ White House Rival

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and Texas counterpart Ted Cruz will be “friendly competitors” should both run for president in 2016.

06/06/2014

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Debated At State GOP Convention

Several hot-button issues, including gay marriage, are being discussed at the state’s GOP convention in Fort Worth. Friday will see a lineup of several high-profile speakers.

06/06/2014

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)

Cruz Wins Presidential Straw Poll At GOP Summit

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the latest 2016 presidential straw poll at a conservative summit in Louisiana.

05/31/2014

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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

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Cruz On The Minds Of Republican Voters

Although Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t a candidate this election season, he remains on the minds of many Republican primary voters deciding the highly charged race for lieutenant governor.

05/27/2014

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Sen. Ted Cruz To Visit Ukraine

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will visit Ukraine this month and meet with leaders of the protest movement that forced out the country’s pro-Russian president

05/13/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during a rally. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Cruz Makes 2nd Border Visit As US Senator

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is making just his second visit to the 1,200-mile Texas-Mexico border since taking office nearly 16 months ago.

04/17/2014

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

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during a rally. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Cruz Returning To South Carolina Again

Sen. Ted Cruz, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016, is visiting South Carolina, the site of the South’s first GOP primary, for the third time in a year.

04/15/2014

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