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U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX). (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sessions Drops Bid For House Majority Leader

Texas Rep. Pete Sessions is dropping his bid for majority leader, clearing the field for California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to secure the No. 2 job in the House.

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

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay leaves the Travis County Jail after being sentence to three years in prison with probation and posting $20,000 bail bond on January 10, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The one-time prominent Republican Delay was convicted of channeling $190,000 in corporate donations in 2002 through the Republican National Committee to Republican candidates for the Texas state legislature. Texas law prohibits corporations from giving directly to political campaigns.   (Photo by Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

High Texas Criminal Court Will Hear Tom DeLay Case

The overturned conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will be reviewed by the highest criminal court in Texas.

03/19/2014

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay speaking at a public event. (credit: Getty Images/Win McNamee)

Tom DeLay Still Waiting To Learn Legal Fate

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay – is waiting to learn his legal fate since being convicted nearly two years ago for his role in a scheme to influence Texas elections – is praying for vindication but also preparing for the possibility of imprisonment.

09/22/2012