Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush
Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush

GOP Hopefuls Eyeing the Texas Hispanic Vote

Winning a large share of the Hispanic vote in Texas will be crucial for Texas-affiliated Republican presidential hopefuls. As the candidates tiptoe toward the 2016 starting gate, experts helped the Tribune handicap their chances with this critical voting bloc. 

 
 

John Bolton: The TT Interview

John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and possible 2016 presidential contender, spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24, 2015.
John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and possible 2016 presidential contender, spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24, 2015.

The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and potential presidential contender — on his political ambitions, his ties to Texas and the role the state will play in the 2016 race.

Feds Tell Texas to Try Again on Teacher Evaluations

Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams answers a question at TribLive on Jan. 10, 2013.
Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams answers a question at TribLive on Jan. 10, 2013.

Rejecting a proposed Texas educator evaluation system, federal officials raised concerns about the lack of information tying standardized test results to measuring educator performance. The rejection puts the state's No Child Left Behind waiver in danger.