POLITICS: Elections

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Judge Orders Texas to Rewrite Voter ID Education Materials

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 must issue new press releases and other materials in its voter education campaign. That comes after the federal government and other plaintiffs accused state officials of misleading voters about identification requirements.

McCaul Says Cruz "Broke His Word" on Trump

U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul visits with the press before his meeting with Gov. Greg Abbott at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 18, 2015.
U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul visits with the press before his meeting with Gov. Greg Abbott at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 18, 2015.

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, stepped up his criticism Tuesday of congressional colleague Ted Cruz, saying he "broke his word" by declining to endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. 

Abbott Pitches 'Rookie of the Year' Hurd to Hispanic Voters

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks to supporters of Congressman Will Hurd (background) during a Saturday afternoon appearance at Hurd's campaign headquarters in San Antonio.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks to supporters of Congressman Will Hurd (background) during a Saturday afternoon appearance at Hurd's campaign headquarters in San Antonio.

Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday pitched freshman U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, as the "rookie of the year" in his fight for re-election, while seeking to boost the lawmaker among the same voters that Democrats hope will be Hurd's downfall in November. 

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.