POLITICS: Elections

Perry Emerges as a Leading Anti-Trump Voice in GOP

Former Gov. Rick Perry is positioning himself as one of his party's leading voices against Donald Trump, the divisive billionaire whose candidacy is already causing the GOP headaches. Perry on Thursday ramped up his criticism of Trump for suggesting people crossing the southern border are "killers" and "rapists."

Texas Primary Voters to Get More Say in 2016 Than Planned

Voters enter and a polling station at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple in northwest Austin Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
Voters enter and a polling station at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple in northwest Austin Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

The Texas Democratic and Republican parties are finalizing plans to allocate all their national convention delegates on presidential primary day in 2016. For the Democrats, it's a break from tradition, and for the Republicans, it's a return to normal.

Ted Cruz: "I Thought That Popularity Was the Holy Grail"

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at Citizens United Freedom Summit in South Carolina on May 9 2015.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at Citizens United Freedom Summit in South Carolina on May 9 2015.

In his new memoir — and in an interview with the Tribune — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz talks about how his "cocky" nature has tripped him up in the past, and what he learned from getting passed over for a senior spot in George W. Bush's administration. 

Perry: Removing Confederate Flag an "Act of Healing"

Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation, which trains service dogs for wounded war veterans, at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on June 6, 2015. Following the fundraising event, Perry led a motorcycle ride for veterans from Perry to Boone, Iowa, where he spoke at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride.
Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation, which trains service dogs for wounded war veterans, at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on June 6, 2015. Following the fundraising event, Perry led a motorcycle ride for veterans from Perry to Boone, Iowa, where he spoke at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride.

Former Gov. Rick Perry expressed support Monday for taking down the Confederate flag in South Carolina that has become a lightning rod of controversy since a deadly shooting at a church there.

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