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Cruz's last stand means Pence has a clear field as newest GOP star

Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential hopes – and his guarantee for a future White House bid – ended with a chaotic thud Monday as the party's...

Senator's comments on court nominee stir up conservatives

Washington PostA Republican senator's remarks expressing support for Senate consideration of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick have angered conservatives and underscored the passion the...

Dallas International Film Festival announces full line-up

The first episode of Queen of the South, the new USA network series shot in North Texas, will premiere as part of the Dallas International...

West Texas oil money flowing into Tarrant County legislative races

“Tarrant County is home to some of the most conservative members, some of whom find themselves with Republican challengers,” said Brandon Rottinghaus, an associate professor...

A Texas-sized embarrassment: Aggie football

(blog) (blog)At no point in his tenure, even when Johnny Manziel was running all over Austin between starts, has the head coach of the...

Battles ramp up for local House seats

Piel has lined up a host of supporters, including community leader Victor Vandergriff, former Arlington Mayors Robert Cluck and Richard Greene, former state Sens. Chris...

The good and bad of the 2015 Texas Legislature

Local lawmakers packed their bags and headed to Austin five months ago, filled with high hopes and big goals for the 84th legislative session. Here's...

Cruz fires up the faithful at conservative conference

Jindal also reminded conservatives of his shift on Common Core, from supporting Louisiana's bid for Race to the Top funds to suing Education Secretary Arne...

EU-Canada trade deal has been finalized

But that was not enough to mute concern from Canadian supporters and detractors. Liberal trade critic Chrystia Freeland said her party supports a free-trade deal...

Today in History

In 1954, "Tonight!," hosted by Steve Allen, made its debut on NBC-TV. In 1962, "Silent ... Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist and former Nixon speechwriter William...

Arlington councilman wants city to ditch red-light cameras

What changed his mind, Rivera said, was Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright's recent decision not to block motor vehicle registration renewals for drivers who...

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Bobby Jindal is in a nasty feud involving his former ally, Education Superintendent John White. Jindal has sued the Obama ... To ease the testing...

Grothman wins GOP primary for US Rep. Petri's seat

MILWAUKEE — A conservative state senator known for speaking out against abortion, affirmative action and welfare benefits defeated two other legislators Tuesday to win the...

Is this a preview of 2016 GOP presidential primary?

Scott Turner, a Richardson Republican who hopes to oust House Speaker Joe Straus next year. Texas Democrats welcomed the ... Friday night, he rallied the...

Sen. Lamar Alexander fends off tea party in Tenn.

"Carr goes way too conservative for me," said Harrison, who cited Alexander's experience and temperament in supporting the incumbent. "I think he's got a more...

Cruz attacks Shaheen on immigration

The conservative firebrand is out with a fundraising message Friday attacking New Hampshire's Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for supporting President Barack Obama's quote, ... bill...

See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist

Limited overseas travel in 2013: honorary degree at St. Andrews University in Scotland in September; trip to London in October for a diplomacy award and...

Emboldened after Cantor, tea party crows

Chris McDaniel. "The people of this country... have had enough of Washington, D.C.," McDaniel told supporters Thursday in Starkville. "What they really desire is a...

Dozens wed after Oregon gay marriage ruling

CNN Jubilant couples began applying for marriage licenses immediately after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane issued his ruling Monday, and many were married hours later. In...

Reports detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents

Allen said the $2.3 million loan was paid off last year after the governor liquidated more than $576,000 in his retirement accounts, sold the property...

In Tarrant, primary marked by 'anti-incumbent sentiment'

Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, and Diane Patrick, R-Arlington, are among more than a half-dozen legislators statewide who lost their posts. “Tarrant County holds its reputation...