Some of the GOP’s most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year’s midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.
Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation’s most ardent conservative leaders, calling for the party to unite behind a clear agenda and draw contrasts with Democrats.
With all non-provisional ballots counted in the race for the Democratic nomination for county judge, former Travis County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt held a 10 percent lead over former Travis County Democratic Party Chair Andy.
Texas Democrats have nominated state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor, sending the San Antonio pharmacist into the November general election to try to win back a seat held by Republicans since 1999.
What could have been a tight, tea party-fueled primary now looks like a cakewalk for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn after his challenger ran a campaign so disastrous that even top grassroots activists in Texas have disavowed him.
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and state Sen. Dan Patrick have advanced to a runoff for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary, extending an already bruising campaign for one of the state’s most powerful offices.
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In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots — the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
Increasing funding for public schools and reducing the number of standardized tests students must take top the list of most effective changes Texas could make in public education, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools
A new poll puts Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott just 11 points ahead of Democrat Wendy Davis, if the November general election were to happen today.
Hagel to propose big cuts in Army in 2015 budget
While the turmoil in Kiev, Ukraine continues, Austin’s Ukrainian community came together on Friday night to hold a candlelight vigil for the friends they’ve lost over the past few days.
Voters might have said “no” to new funding for school career and technology programs last fall, but school leaders in Marble Falls aren’t giving up.
Texas lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick, who has promised a tougher line on illegal immigration, insisted Wednesday that a former employee at his sports bar never told him that he wasn’t authorized to work in the United States.