Ron Paul represents Congressional District 14 in Texas. He first served in Congress from 1976-77, then again from 1979-85 and again beginning in 1997.
Paul serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, where he is the chairman of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. He is also serves on the International Monetary Policy and Trade subcommittee, along with the House ...
Lame duck or not, Rick Perry is still the Republican governor of a strongly Republican state. He exercises substantial influence over the levers of government and runs circles around the news media. Plus, there still mostly exists a vacuum in the space that should be occupied by a meaningful political opposition.Full Story
Your afternoon reading: Paul raises funds off son's TSA pat-down refusal; Dallas mayor faces blowback after rejecting gay marriage pledge; district cuts sports to stay aliveFull Story
The underlying fundamentals that buttressed Gov. Rick Perry's political power in the state are not much changed, and they suggest that he will reassert his powerful presence in Texas politics now that he is back. His relationship with voters may be in a rut, but when it comes to the legislators, business interests and interest groups who practice politics every day, he still holds sway.Full Story
Evan, Ross, Reeve and Ben take the TribCast on the road with a special live edition recorded at The Cactus Cafe as part of KUT’s Views and Brews series. The topic? Rick Perry, of course.Full Story
Federal redistricting judges in San Antonio want to see if they can get agreement on political maps in time for an April 3 primary and said they are "giving serious consideration" to split primaries if no agreement can be reached quickly. The judges said they will meet with the parties on Friday instead of waiting until Feb. 1.Full Story
Ron Paul is popular, smart and experienced. He’s done well in the primaries, raised money and made his points. He just can’t get voters outside of his core group to take him seriously — and can't win the GOP presidential nomination without the support of mainstream Republicans. But don't count on him changing his tune for them.Full Story
The longtime George W. Bush loyalist is being privately blamed for the widely reported civil war between veteran Rick Perry staffers and Washington, D.C., hands brought in to revive the Texas governor's flagging presidential bid. One senior staffer called his hire the "worst strategic decision" of the troubled campaign.Full Story
The lone Texan left in the presidential nomination hunt, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, finished in fourth place tonight in the South Carolina Republican primary, but the liberty loving, war hating candidate is nowhere near ready to give up.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry’s legendary winning streak came to its inglorious end Thursday. Standing in a plain conference room, the governor who had only ever known political victory admitted defeat. Once the presidential race's rocketing star, Perry fell victim to his own twisted tongue and a campaign wracked by internal tension.Full Story
Rick Perry's impulsive presidential campaign fell apart faster than a soggy taco shell. But he's not done with politics yet.Full Story
Rick Perry wasn't even winning in his home state when he got out of the presidential race.Full Story
It's official, Rick Perry has ended his race for the GOP presidential nomination. Evan Smith and Emily Ramshaw talk about the reasons he called it quits. And although he's had strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Ron Paul still can't seem to break through to establishment Republicans. Ross Ramsey talks about Paul's appeal and his chances of winning the nomination.
Read more on these stories in this weekend's editions of The New York Times, and on www.texastribune.org.Full Story
Now what? This week, we asked the insiders what Gov. Rick Perry's reentry into state politics will be like (and, it should be noted, collected these answers before the governor dropped out of the presidential race on Thursday morning).Full Story
Following Rick Perry's decision to leave the campaign trail, his strategists suggest he could run for governor — or even for the presidency — again. "As you know, we don't have term limits in Texas," Perry adviser Ray Sullivan said.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry, who jumped into the presidential race in August and shot to the front of the crowded field, is dropping out of the race today. Perry stumbled badly out of the gate and has since been unable to gain momentum, polling in the single digits in South Carolina, the state where he hoped to make a strong showing. At a 10 a.m. (CST) press conference in North Charleston, South Carolina, the Texas governor is expected to end his White House bid.Full Story
Ross, Reeve, Brandi and Thanh look ahead to the South Carolina primary, look back on the history of the death penalty in Texas, and discuss the current state of women's health clinics in the state.Full Story
The team over at ProPublica have created a new news app called PAC Track that tracks where, when and to whom Super PACs are spending their money. The Make Us Great Again The case for Obama's Keystone pipeline decision PAC has spent $3.8 million in support of Rick Perry. Endorse Liberty, the Ron Paul Super PAC, has spent nearly $3 million.Full Story
Four of the state's top officeholders each raised more than $1 million during the second half of 2011. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is running for the U.S. Senate, raised $1.5 million for his federal campaign account in the fourth quarter alone. Attorney General Greg Abbott and Comptroller Susan Combs also tallied seven-figure totals. And Gov. Rick Perry raised $1 million for his state account.Full Story
Despite condemnation from Turkey's foreign ministry, Gov. Rick Perry today defended his description of the U.S. ally as a country under the rule of "Islamic terrorists."Full Story