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Hogan Wins Agriculture Commissioner Runoff

Hogan Wins Agriculture Commissioner Runoff

Little-known rancher Jim Hogan has defeated singer and humorist Kinky Friedman to claim the Democratic... Read »

May 27, 2014
Texas GOP Picks Ryan Sitton as Railroad Commissioner

Texas GOP Picks Ryan Sitton as Railroad Commissioner

Oil engineer Ryan Sitton has overcome a big deficit in the March primary to win a runoff for the... Read »

May 27, 2014
Sid Miller Wins GOP Nod for Agriculture Commissioner

Sid Miller Wins GOP Nod for Agriculture Commissioner

Former lawmaker Sid Miller has won the Republican nomination for Texas agriculture commissioner after a... Read »

May 27, 2014
Oldest-Ever Congressman Facing Tough Primary Test

Oldest-Ever Congressman Facing Tough Primary Test

U.S. Representative Ralph Hall is facing the toughest test of his very long political career in today's... Read »

May 27, 2014
Texas Sen. Cruz on the Minds of Republican Voters

Texas Sen. Cruz on the Minds of Republican Voters

Although U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz isn't a candidate this election season, he remains on the minds of Republican... Read »

May 27, 2014
George W. Bush Has Knee Surgery in Chicago

George W. Bush Has Knee Surgery in Chicago

President George W. Bush traveled to Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend to have a knee replacement surgery at the... Watch »

May 27, 2014
Tea Party Poised for Big Wins in Texas GOP Runoffs

Tea Party Poised for Big Wins in Texas GOP Runoffs

A tea party leader is favored to become Texas' lieutenant governor. A Ted Cruz-endorsed newcomer is inching... Read »

May 27, 2014
5 Things to Watch During Texas Runoff Elections

5 Things to Watch During Texas Runoff Elections

Voters are going to the polls Tuesday to decide primary runoffs and several races are taking center stage. Watch »

May 27, 2014
Va. Politician Falls, Breaks Rib While Campaigning

Va. Politician Falls, Breaks Rib While Campaigning

A Virginia politician who serves in the state's House of Delegates fell and broke a rib while campaigning for a seat... Read »

May 26, 2014
Lone Star Politics - May 25, 2014

Lone Star Politics - May 25, 2014

On this week’s Lone Star Politics, State Sen. Bob Deuell debates his GOP runoff challenger Bob Watch »

May 23, 2014
Obama to Raise Cash for Dems at Dallas BBQ dinner

Obama to Raise Cash for Dems at Dallas BBQ dinner

President Barack Obama is heading to Dallas for a summer barbeque benefiting House Democrats. Read »

May 23, 2014
Lone Star Politics: The Battle for District 108

Lone Star Politics: The Battle for District 108

On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater and his colleague Gromer... Watch »

May 23, 2014
Lone Star Politics: Handicapping the Lt. Governor's Race

Lone Star Politics: Handicapping the Lt. Governor's Race

On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Wayne Slater and Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning news handicap the... Watch »

May 23, 2014
Obama Nominates Castro as Housing Sec.

Obama Nominates Castro as Housing Sec.

President Barack Obama has nominated up-and-coming Democrat Julian Castro as the nation's housing secretary. Read »

May 23, 2014
Early Voting Ends Friday for Texas Primary Runoff

Early Voting Ends Friday for Texas Primary Runoff

Texans have a final day to vote early for next Tuesday's primary runoff election. Read »

May 23, 2014
Dallas Among 4 Left in the Running for GOP Convention

Dallas Among 4 Left in the Running for GOP Convention

Luck has run out for Las Vegas' push to bring the Republican Party's next presidential nominating convention to Sin... Read »

May 22, 2014
Great Debate Rages on Between Davis and Abbott

Great Debate Rages on Between Davis and Abbott

Democrat Wendy Davis wants six debates across Texas before voters elect a new governor in November, but... Watch »

May 20, 2014
The Debate Over Debates Between Abbott and Davis

The Debate Over Debates Between Abbott and Davis

The Texas Governor's race has become a debate over debates. Watch »

May 21, 2014
George P. Bush Going to Calif. for Nat'l GOP

George P. Bush Going to Calif. for Nat'l GOP

George P. Bush is headed to California next week to raise money for the Republican National Committee. Read »

May 20, 2014
Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban

Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday afternoon. Judge John Jones III ruled in Watch »

May 20, 2014
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