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
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 ...
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
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.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
Evan Smith and Emily Ramshaw talk about why Gov. Rick Perry called it quits. Ross Ramsey talks about Ron Paul's appeal and his chances of winning the GOP nomination.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
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