POLITICS: Elections

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.

 

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.

Cruz Adds Home State to March Primary Push

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters with his father Rafael, his wife Heidi and their children outside his new presidential campaign headquarters in Houston on March 31, 2015.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters with his father Rafael, his wife Heidi and their children outside his new presidential campaign headquarters in Houston on March 31, 2015.

Fresh off a weeklong swing through the "SEC primary" states, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is turning his attention to his home turf, which is also set to vote March 1, 2016.

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.