Full video of my Nov. 18 conversation with veteran political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, whose new book on the 2012 presidential campaign, Double Down, is already a best-seller.Full Story
President Barack Obama is up for reelection on Nov. 6, 2012. Presidential elections always bring larger numbers to the polls. Some Democrats think that Texas, a Republican bastion, may turn blue.
Willie Nelson and Mickey Mouse may not have been candidates in the 2012 presidential election, but they won write-in votes. That support didn't get them any closer to the White House, as counties don't officially count write-in votes for uncertified candidates.Full Story
The election last week showed many in the GOP that it may need to fine tune its message on immigration. The tight race between President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney motivated Latino voters — largely for Obama — and caused some immigrants to fear what a Romney administration could mean for their future.Full Story
What does four more years of an Obama White House mean for the policy issues facing the overwhelmingly conservative Texas Legislature — and the interest groups and constituents who guide the political process?Full Story
It's been a long, unconventional election cycle in Texas. Redistricting challenges created a packed schedule between the primaries, runoffs and state and national conventions. Today, it all comes to an end.
Throughout the election year, we've tracked the progress of the candidates with our basketball tournament-inspired brackets. Now it's time for the final round, and the brackets will be full soon after the election ends.Full Story
It’s not the most exciting election season Texas has ever seen. Most legislative races are over after the primaries and what’s left, with an exception in the Texas Senate, don’t appear to involve the balance of power in the House.Full Story
There probably won't be any surprises when it comes to the presidential race in Texas. But there are still some questions that Texas political observers are eager to see answered on Election Day. Here are four things to watch for.Full Story
The Texas Democratic Party in Lubbock County has released a video showing several young men in an altercation with one of its volunteers and yelling racially derogatory remarks at the volunteer, who was looking out for vandals targeting signs for President Obama.Full Story
Former Vice President Dick Cheney will visit Texas next week to raise money for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Cheney will be joined at events in Austin and Dallas by Romney’s son Josh.Full Story
For this week's nonscientific survey of politics and government insiders, we asked about the debates for president and the U.S. Senate, and about how the presidential election might affect Texas contests now an in the near future.Full Story
This week in the Newsreel, we look at the two debates held this week and check out Senate committee assignments.Full Story
At the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival, I talked 2012 presidential politics with Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker, Gwen Ifill of Washington Week and Julie Mason of Sirius/XM's The Press Pool.Full Story
Two Latina Texans — actress Eva Longoria and College Democrats President Alejandra Salinas — graced the Democratic National Convention stage on Thursday night with messages that seemed targeted at young voters.Full Story
Delegates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention reflect proudly on diversity in the party.Full Story