Social Issues Could Take Back Seat In New Texas LegislatureThe Texas Legislature opens today with lawmakers expected to tackle such matters as fixing the state's school finance system, cutting property taxes and paying for Hurricane Harvey recovery.
Police, Civil Right Groups At Odds Over Issues Texas Legislature Set To ConsiderLawmakers have already filed more than 500 bills for the legislative session that begins Tuesday, January 8.
Texas County Makes History After Swearing In 17 Black Female JudgesIt was history in the making in Harris County where a new year brought the swearing-in of newly elected officials -- among them 17 black female judges.
Trump Invites Congressional Leaders To White House For Briefing On Border SecurityThe last meeting between Democratic leaders and Mr. Trump occurred three weeks ago.
Elizabeth Warren Makes Big Move Toward 2020 Presidential RunMassachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren took a formal step toward a potential 2020 presidential campaign Monday, announcing that she is forming an exploratory committee.
Texas Judge Clears The Way For Appeal Of Ruling Against Health LawA federal judge in Texas who recently declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has stayed his ruling to allow for appeals.
Government To Partially Shut Down As Lawmakers Leave Capitol HillMore than 420,000 federal employees would have to go to work without pay, according to that report from the Senate Appropriations Committee.
No Timeline: O'Rourke Not Rushing 2020 Decision Despite BuzzIf the deep field of potential Democratic presidential contenders is on pins and needles as Beto O'Rourke decides his next move, it could be a long wait.
2 Texas Democrats May Run For PresidentFormer San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julian Castro says he'll be making an announcement January 12.
Grassroots Efforts Helped Dallas-Area Democrats On Election NightThe series of election victories for Dallas Democrats expanded into traditionally help Republican seats.
Escobar And Garcia Become Texas' First Latina CongresswomenTexas Democrats elected the state's first two Latina congresswomen and flipped at least two GOP-controlled House seats.
Despite House Loss, Trump Still Sees Midterms SuccessResigned to the loss of one-party control over Washington in Tuesday's elections, President Donald Trump celebrated the GOP successes.
Ted Cruz Squares Off Against Rising Star Beto O'Rourke For Senate SeatBeto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz square off today in their hard-fought race that could help determine control of the Senate.
Cruz-O'Rourke Hogs The Attention, But Texas Ballot Is LoadedWhile all eyes in Texas are on the unexpectedly close U.S. Senate race, further down the ballot Tuesday are races that could determine control of Congress.
How O’Rourke Vs. Cruz Could Predict America’s Political FutureThe Senate election pitting incumbent Ted Cruz in the red corner, against challenger Beto O'Rourke in the blue corner, represents more than just gripping political theater.