After a week of legislative chaos over funding the Department of Homeland Security, a Republican group is running ads in U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert's East Texas district, looking to build support for a DHS funding bill.
More news reports are highlighting growing questions about 21CT's activity at various state agencies.Full Story
Republican challenges to sitting Republican speakers of the House could backfire on the renegades — showing them to be far less numerous or politically powerful than they previously appeared. U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert mustered just three votes in his challenge to Speaker John Boehner. And state Rep. Scott Turner has gained little public support among House members in his bid to unseat Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.Full Story
Another day and another threshold is crossed in oil's steady downward march in value. This time it was the price of U.S. oil dipping below $50 during the day on Monday.Full Story
Three special elections are on tap for Tuesday, including two contests to find replacements for a pair of San Antonio Democrats who have opted to run for mayor.Full Story
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, announced Sunday morning that he will challenge House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio to be the leader of the House Republicans. There is little evidence, however, that Gohmert has done the extensive behind-the-scenes politicking necessary to position himself to twist arms in a speaker's race.
University of Texas System regents moved quickly Monday to keep two lawmakers from sitting in on interviews conducted by an external investigator into admissions procedures at the system's flagship Austin campus.Full Story
The issue of equal pay dominated the discussion again in the gubernatorial contest on Wednesday.Full Story
Your evening reading: Democrats continue criticism of proposed state regulations of health navigators; critics of new abortion law face tough questions at 5th Circuit; judge says Texas Supreme Court justice can stay on ballotFull Story
President Obama's apology for the latest glitch in the rollout of his signature legislative achievement is failing to convert skeptics in the Lone Star State.Full Story