Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, a nominee of President Donald Trump to a federal court, defended past tweets about transgender people and same-sex marriage as jokes at a confirmation hearing Wednesday.
Months after spending a turbulent 37-day stint as Corpus Christi mayor and then resigning, Dan McQueen is trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz – and hoping an "essay and rib" contest will both fund his bid and unload some property.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas raised over $2 million for his re-election campaign and its allied groups in the third quarter, his team announced Wednesday, more than his Democrat U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke who is vying to unseat him.
“As frustrated as y’all are, I’m sitting there everyday!” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a Tea Party group Saturday at one of two events this weekend in which the Texas Republican insisted he too is frustrated with his party's recent performance.
In the president's appointment of two Texans to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, conservatives are seeing the fruits of a bargain made in the 2016 elections: Donald Trump might not be their favorite, but they're getting judges they want.
During the opening keynote session of the Texas Tribune Festival, U.S. Sen. Al Franken talked about the latest GOP proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act and whether there's room for bipartisanship in Washington.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about the political appetite for funding Harvey repairs, A&M Chancellor John Sharp's new gig overseeing Houston's recovery and Ted Cruz's — er — Twitter porn.