The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Senate’s 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.
In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.
Starting November first, people enrolled in the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, will see a reduction in monthly benefits.
The chancellor of one of the country’s largest community college districts shares insight on the role of education in finding the right job for you.
The Senate is preparing to cast its first votes on a landmark immigration bill to remake the system and offer citizenship to millions. Two votes are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Freshman senator Ted Cruz is considering a presidential run in 2016, according to the National Review. Friends and confidants say that, though Cruz won’t address it publicly, he has undeniable interest in making a run.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst raised $3.33 million in late 2012, but his campaign only reports having $1.97 million cash-on-hand.
Ted Cruz will be sworn in Thursday as the first Hispanic to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. Cruz is more fiercely conservative than U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
A brewing and potentially bitter battle over Democratic efforts to limit filibusters could increase partisan tensions in the Senate just as President Obama and Republicans are trying to find a compromise on major issues.
Cruz has become a national sensation since his upset July victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to win the Republican senatorial nomination.
U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler points to his record of bipartisanship in the Texas House for 12 years. “When you do good things together, good things happen,” he said.
This is a huge political upset that is sending shockwaves through the Republican establishment here in Texas and all the way to Washington.