POLITICS: Elections

Texas Asks Full Appeals Court to Hear Voter ID Case

Continuing to protect a voter identification law that courts say discriminates, Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked a full federal appeals court to reconsider his arguments about why Texas’ requirements at the polls do not violate the Voting Rights Act.

 

Texans in Congress Again Target Oil Export Ban

U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, Joe Barton, R-Ennis, and Michael McCaul, R-Austin.
U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, Joe Barton, R-Ennis, and Michael McCaul, R-Austin.

The nation’s capital is bracing for a frenetic fall. At best, Congress can expect a four-month legislative slog through everything from Iran to abortion; at worst, the government could shut down. It's anyone’s guess what that will mean for a renewed push to end the country's crude oil export ban.

 

Perry on Struggles: I'm Not Giving Up

Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks to press at the Governor's Mansion after the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor award ceremony on Aug. 26, 2015
Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks to press at the Governor's Mansion after the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor award ceremony on Aug. 26, 2015

Former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday indicated he had no plans to leave the presidential race amid a series of setbacks for his cash-strapped campaign.

Rick Perry Campaign in Triage Mode

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina joins Rick Perry on the campaign trail in Kimballton, Iowa.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina joins Rick Perry on the campaign trail in Kimballton, Iowa.

On the Iowa campaign trail, Rick Perry and his band of unpaid staffers were upbeat after a week of bad headlines about the financial state of his campaign. But Texas’ longest-serving governor is in a race against time.

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Jeb Bush Gets Testy Over "Anchor Baby" Questions

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks with reporters Monday in McAllen. He brought his presidential campaign to the Rio Grande Valley for a fundraiser, briefing on border security with local officials and stop at a Mexican restaurant.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks with reporters Monday in McAllen. He brought his presidential campaign to the Rio Grande Valley for a fundraiser, briefing on border security with local officials and stop at a Mexican restaurant.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday visited the Rio Grande Valley, wading deeper into an immigration debate roiling the 2016 presidential race.