Congress

Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Long Shots

Democrat Paul Sadler is trying to persuade Texans that it's possible for a long shot to win a general election in Texas. Long shots win sometimes — just look at who Sadler is running against.

Full Story 
Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards

Courting Controversy Works for Gohmert

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, who has a knack for propelling himself into headline-grabbing controversies, is a favorite target of comics and liberal commentators. But in his district, he is seen as a devoted advocate for his constituents’ values.

Full Story 
Illustration by Spencer Selvidge / Ryan J. Reilly / Todd Wiseman

Storify Timeline: Texans Sound Off on "Fast and Furious" Hearing

Texas officials and politicians weren't quiet about a House panel's vote on Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over a fight involving the "Fast and Furious" weapons operation. Use our Storify timeline to follow this week's key developments and to see what Texans had to say.

Full Story 

Michael Burgess: The TT Interview

The Republican congressman from Lewisville on his objections to a law setting higher efficiency standards for lightbulbs and how he intends to stop the Department of Energy from enforcing the standards.

Full Story 
Michael Stravato

What If the Dew Don't?

A lot of people are rooting for David Dewhurst in the race for U.S. Senate — some because it would create a top political job opening in Texas. What if he loses? It would spoil a lot of ambitions.

Full Story 
Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Aaronson on why the latest Texas job gains are a mixed bag, Aguilar on the fight over an Eagle Pass coal mine, Batheja on nasty U.S. Senate race ads, Galbraith on El Paso's water woes, Grissom on John Bradley's tough primary, Hamilton and M. Smith on the controversial chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, Murphy's cool higher ed stats interactive, Ramsey talks to Robert Draper about what's wrong with Congress, Ramshaw on Joe Barton vs. himself, Root on Perry's Mitt embrace and my exclusive sit-down with the chancellor of the UT System: The best of our best content from May 14-18, 2012.

Full Story