joined the Tribune in 2014 as the publication's first Washington Bureau Chief. In this role, she covers members in the Texas Congressional delegation and campaigns back in the home state. A seventh-generation Texan, Abby grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to the Tribune, Abby worked for NBC, CNN, National Journal and Roll Call. At the Tribune, she won the 2017 National Press Club Award for Washington Regional Reporting and the Society of Professional Journalists' 2018 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington Correspondence. Abby is a contributing writer to the Almanac of American Politics and frequently appears on MSNBC, CNN and Sirius XM radio. She also had a role on an episode of "The Bold and The Beautiful." In keeping with the Trib’s great history of hiring softball stars, Abby is a three-time MVP (the most in game history —Ed.) for The Bad News Babes, the women’s press softball team that takes on female members of Congress in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball breast cancer charity game.
GOP leaders admit U.S. Rep. Will Hurd's retirement announcement was a blow to the party. But they're optimistic that the increasing number of open seats will be a good thing. Democrats eager to take those districts call that spin.
President Donald Trump's recent racist comments weighed on Hurd, the last black Republican in the U.S. House. He was the only Texas Republican who voted to condemn Trump's tweets about four congresswomen.
Several Democrats put the former vice president on the defensive. But Castro landed one of the most personal blows as he criticized Biden's stance on immigration. The stakes were high for the Texan, who has yet to qualify for the next debate.
"People have to speak up and they have to take action," Castro said of his decision to release footage of women detained in an El Paso border facility. "This was about shining a light on what's going on."