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Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.
Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.

Texas Veterans Vetting Options for Next Commander-in-Chief

The state's 1.7 million veterans are largely split on their choice for the next commander-in-chief. While some say they favor Republican Donald Trump’s boldness, others see promise in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s steadiness.

Texas Veterans Vetting Options for Next Commander-in-Chief

Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.
Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.

The state's 1.7 million veterans are largely split on their choice for the next commander-in-chief. While some say they favor Republican Donald Trump’s boldness, others see promise in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s steadiness.

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Paxton Blasts Clean Power Plan Ahead of High-Profile Legal Arguments

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to media after keynoting a June 2015 event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation regarding impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to media after keynoting a June 2015 event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation regarding impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is helping to lead a 28-state effort to strike down the Clean Power Plan, President Obama's landmark effort to to fight climate change. 

Ken Starr: “I have great confidence" in Art Briles (Video)

Ken Starr, former president of Baylor University, pushed back against the notion that the school has systemic problems handling sexual assault investigations. Starr also offered support for Art Briles, Baylor’s ousted football coach. 

Ken Starr, former president of Baylor University, pushed back against the notion that the school has systemic problems handling sexual assault investigations. Starr also offered support for Art Briles, Baylor’s ousted football coach. 

Texas Appeals Voter ID Rulings to U.S. Supreme Court

Attorney General Ken Paxton and Solicitor General Scott Keller after oral arguments on the voter ID case before the U.S. 5th Circuit of Appeals in New Orleans on May 24, 2016.
Attorney General Ken Paxton and Solicitor General Scott Keller after oral arguments on the voter ID case before the U.S. 5th Circuit of Appeals in New Orleans on May 24, 2016.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday asked the justices to hear his arguments about why the state’s photo ID requirements for voting do not discriminate against Hispanics and African-American voters. 

 

In Houston, Tim Kaine Seeks to Energize Texas Democrats

Virginia Senator and Democratic candidate for vice president Tim Kaine campaigns at the CWA Local Union in downtown Houston on Sept. 23, 2016.
Virginia Senator and Democratic candidate for vice president Tim Kaine campaigns at the CWA Local Union in downtown Houston on Sept. 23, 2016.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine used a speech Friday in Houston to try to energize long-beleaguered Texas Democrats, reiterating his ticket's commitment to seeing the solidly Republican state become more competitive. 

Ted Cruz Refuses to Say Trump is Fit for the Presidency (Video)

At the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he endorsed Donald Trump because the election is a binary choice between Hillary Clinton and Trump. This is the full video of Tribune CEO Evan Smith's interview with Cruz.

At the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he endorsed Donald Trump because the election is a binary choice between Hillary Clinton and Trump. This is the full video of Tribune CEO Evan Smith's interview with Cruz.

Gary Johnson: I Would Pardon Edward Snowden

Gary Johnson, the 2016 Libertarian candidate for president, is interviewed by Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst for ABC News, at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
Gary Johnson, the 2016 Libertarian candidate for president, is interviewed by Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst for ABC News, at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.

Amid a renewed debate over Edward Snowden, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson said Saturday he would pardon the whistleblower based on his knowledge of the case. 

Cruz Says He's Willing to Forgive Trump for Family Attacks

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to the Texas delegation at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to the Texas delegation at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.

When Ted Cruz declined to endorse Donald Trump earlier this year at the Republican National Convention, one sticking point was the businessman's attacks on Cruz's family during the primaries. When Trump, now the GOP nominee, went after Cruz's dad and wife, Cruz said, he "abrogated" a GOP unity pledge all the candidates signed last year.