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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn speaks at the Texas State Rifle Association General Meeting in Round Rock on Feb. 25, 2017.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn speaks at the Texas State Rifle Association General Meeting in Round Rock on Feb. 25, 2017.

Cornyn’s GOP colleagues are less than enthusiastic about his candidacy for FBI director

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Despite Sen. John Cornyn's status as a well-liked and influential figure on Capitol Hill, many of his colleagues have signaled they want someone else to become the next FBI director.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, speaks to a packed crowd at Scholz Garten in Austin on April 1, 2017, one day after launching his 2018 campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
<p><span>U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, speaks to a packed crowd at Scholz Garten in Austin on April 1, 2017, one day after launching his 2018 campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.</span></p>

After swearing off consultants, Beto O'Rourke explains exceptions

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke reported payments to outside political firms on his latest campaign finance report, after initially announcing his campaign against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz wouldn't hire consultants.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks at the Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge on April 20, 2017.
<p><span><span>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks at the Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge on April 20, 2017.</span></span></p>

Nancy Pelosi mocks Trump, is bullish on 2018 midterms

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi repeatedly mocked President Donald Trump and House Republicans in a spirited interview with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith on Thursday. She said she missed the days of President George W. Bush.

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations in the Mediterranean Sea, which the U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017.&nbsp;
<p>U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations in the Mediterranean Sea, which the U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017.&nbsp;</p>

Here's where Texans in Congress stand on Trump's Syrian airstrikes

Texans in Congress mostly backed President Donald Trump's recent airstrikes in Syria, according to a Tribune survey of the delegation.

U.S. Congressman Beto O'Rourke, D-El  Paso, stands at the Mexican-American Heritage Monument at the Texas Capitol prior to the NoBanNoWall rally on Feb. 25, 2017.  Thousands of protesters were expected to voice opposition to President Donald Trump's immigration plans.
U.S. Congressman Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, stands at the Mexican-American Heritage Monument at the Texas Capitol prior to the NoBanNoWall rally on Feb. 25, 2017. Thousands of protesters were expected to voice opposition to President Donald Trump's immigration plans.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke to launch Senate run against Ted Cruz Friday

The 2018 Texas race for U.S. Senate is poised to start in earnest Friday, as U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke will officially launch his campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, according to a colleague with direct knowledge of the El Paso Democrat's thinking.

Constituents&nbsp;voice their opinions while Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, speaks during a town hall event at Richardson High School on March 18, 2017.&nbsp;
<p><span>Constituents&nbsp;voice their opinions while Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, speaks during a town hall event at Richardson High School on March 18, 2017.&nbsp;</span></p>

U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions faces rowdy town hall

Addressing over 2,000 people, Sessions was frequently drowned out by boos and angry outbursts from the audience. Many of his answers were not entirely audible due to the crowd’s reaction as he began to speak. 

 

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was a keynote speaker at Dallas County Republican Reagan Day Dinner on March 11, 2017.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was a keynote speaker at Dallas County Republican Reagan Day Dinner on March 11, 2017.

After years of insisting on "repeal," Ted Cruz walks a fine line on health care

"If Republicans take this opportunity and blow it, we will rightly be considered a laughingstock," U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday regarding divisions among Republicans on the leading proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Reps. Beto O'Rourke (left), D-El Paso, and Will Hurd, R-Helotes, completed their road trip from Texas to Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2017.
U.S. Reps. Beto O'Rourke (left), D-El Paso, and Will Hurd, R-Helotes, completed their road trip from Texas to Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2017.

A day later, Hurd and O'Rourke reach D.C., ending road trip and impromptu town hall

U.S. Reps. Will Hurd and Beto O'Rourke — a Republican and a Democrat from Texas, respectively — arrived at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, ending a two-day trek from San Antonio that drew thousands of fans.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to consider five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. The hearing was Sept. 7, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to consider five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. The hearing was Sept. 7, 2016.

Ted Cruz: New health care bill doomed in the Senate without changes

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that he has "significant concerns" about the new House health care plan, though he's optimistic those differences can be resolved.