joined the Tribune in 2014 as the publication's first Washington Bureau Chief. In this role, she won the 2017 National Press Club Award for Washington Regional Reporting. Previously, she covered political campaigns, House leadership and Congress for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper. A seventh-generation Texan, Abby graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in Fort Worth and has appeared in an episode of "The Bold and The Beautiful." Abby pitched and produced political segments for CNN and worked as an editor for The Hotline, National Journal’s campaign tipsheet. Abby began her journalism career as a desk assistant at NBC News in Washington, working her way up to the political unit, where she researched stories for Nightly News, the Today Show and Meet the Press. 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.
The Bernie Sanders campaign promises to put the screws to a special class of party elders known as superdelegates. But they've got their work cut out for them in Texas, where well-connected Clinton loyalists are so far not impressed.
The fundraising race for Texas’ only competitive congressional seat is heating up. Freshman U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican, hopes to fend off a challenge from the man he defeated in 2014, Democrat Pete Gallego.
Effectively broadening U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's path to becoming the Republican presidential nominee, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan insisted Tuesday he would not accept such a nomination this summer at the GOP convention in Cleveland.
The widely held perception in Washington is thatTed Cruz andJohn Cornynare the two same-state senators who least like each other. The most frequently used word observers use to describe the relationship is “disconnected.”
Texas Republicans currently hold seven chairmanships in the U.S. House, giving the state an outsized role in moving forward key legislation. But almost all of those members are due to to hand over their gavels in the next five years.
As efforts to increase the number of women in Congress have drawn more attention this year, the highest-ranking Republican woman in the U.S. House led female colleagues on a fundraising tour through Texas this month.
As Americans were learning about the latest terrorist attacks in Western Europe, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruzcalled for law enforcement targeting of Muslim neighborhoods, while also taking swipes at both President Obama andDonald Trump.