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50 U.S. Senators To NFL: Change Redskins’ Racist Name

Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins’ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.

05/22/2014

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Democrat David Alameel Challenging John Cornyn For US Senate

A wealthy Dallas Dentist who spent lavishly while running unsuccessfully for Congress last year is challenging longtime incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

12/04/2013

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Cruz’s Tactics Boil Washington, But Impress Texas

Republican Ted Cruz is the newest troublemaker of the U.S. Senate, and his return to Texas this week was nothing short of a victory lap.

02/24/2013

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Cruz, Sadler Stay Civil In Final US Senate Debate

The two bitter rivals for Texas’ open U.S. Senate seat have stayed calm and civil during their second and final debate.

10/20/2012

GOP candidate for senate Ted Cruz accepting the 2012 republican nomination on July 31, 2012. (Courtesy: Ted Cruz for Senate)

Sadler Says Debate Will Expose Cruz’s Extremism

Is Texas’ U.S. Senate race even really a race? Or is it a foregone conclusion for Republican Ted Cruz?

10/01/2012

GOP candidate for senate Ted Cruz accepting the 2012 republican nomination on July 31, 2012. (Courtesy: Ted Cruz for Senate)

Cruz To Address Republican National Convention

Texas U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz will be among the “headliners” addressing the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

08/08/2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Cruz Win Celebrated As Big Victory For Tea Party

Tea Party darling Ted Cruz is making national headlines, one day after he defeated Lt. Governor David Dewhurst for the GOP Senate nomination.

08/01/2012

Brendan Higgins Ted Cruz

Running Into A Runoff Candidate

CBS 11 News This Morning’s new anchor Brendan Higgins was headed for some sun and fun this weekend, but ran into someone at the airport

07/27/2012

Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert backs U.S. Senate candidate David Dewhurst after debating Ted Cruz on July 17, 2012. (Credit: Jack Fink/KTVT)

Leppert Backs Dewhurst Over Cruz After Debate

An hourlong debate between the remaining Republican candidates for U.S. Senate was overshadowed Tuesday night by the announcement that came afterward.

07/17/2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Major Turn In Texas Senate Race Has Cruz Over Dewhurst

For the first time, an independent poll shows tea party favorite Ted Cruz has taken the lead over Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat in Texas.

07/12/2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Texas Tea Party Feud Pits Cruz Against Patrick

Long-simmering tensions between a tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate and a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature have boiled over.

06/29/2012

The U.S. Capitol building stands prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on January 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Democrats Sadler, Yarbrough Meet In Senate Debate

The two Democrats competing in a runoff for their party’s nomination to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison disagreed on how the federal government should address the faltering economy, on immigration and on the war on drugs during a debate Tuesday afternoon.

06/26/2012

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