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Politics Nov 15Republican governors gather amid party setbacks, turmoil
AUSTIN, Texas — Republicans who control two-thirds of the nation’s governorships are gathering this week in America’s largest red state, in part to strategize about how to maintain their political dominance.
Politics Oct 21Appeal for hurricane aid backed by former presidents raises $31 million
All five living former U.S. presidents attended a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.
Politics Aug 08A new low: Texas Democrats don’t have candidate for governor
After high-profile candidates lost decisively in the last two elections, the Texas Democratic Party now finds itself in unprecedented territory for the 2018 ballot: with no major candidate to run.
Politics Jul 16Texas ‘bathroom bill’ may shape 2018 GOP primary campaigns
As the Texas legislature heads into a special session to revive the "bathroom bill," conservative groups are vowing revenge on Republican lawmakers in Texas who don't approve it. Whether the law is enacted or not, the issue looms large over…
Politics May 21Texas revives transgender ‘bathroom bill’ for public schools
A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas.
Politics Mar 23Rick Perry blasts election of first gay Texas A&M student president
Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation's nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M.
Politics Dec 05Republican Electoral College member says he won’t vote for Trump
A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas said Monday that he won't cast one of his state's 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump because "I am here to elect a president, not a king."…
Politics Oct 28Campaign plane carrying Mike Pence skids off New York runway
The plane was coming to New York from Fort Dodge, Iowa, where it had made a hard landing but stayed on the runway earlier Thursday afternoon. After a rally in Fort Dodge, Pence's flight to New York was delayed because…
Nation Sep 19How Texas’ voter ID law landed it in federal court — again
Texas is back in federal court yet again defending one of the nation's strictest voter ID laws — this time against charges that the state is violating its own recent agreement to soften the rules ahead of the November election.
Politics Sep 02Republicans in Hispanic House districts fear Trump blowback
Some Republicans are seeking to dodge Trump's electoral shadow on issues that affect Hispanic voters.