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GOP governors gather to face turmoil

Republicans who control two-thirds of the nation’s governorships are gathering this week in America’s largest red state, in part to strategize about how to maintain their political dominance. But electoral defeats last week, unfulfilled congressional...

Cruz calls Trump endorsement ‘agonizing’

Ted Cruz appears uncomfortable defending the man he says he'll vote for in November, Donald Trump. Addressing a policy forum organized by The Texas Tribune, the Texas senator said Saturday it was "agonizing" making the...

Blowback on GOP in Hispanic districts

Donald Trump pinatas, with dark suits, oversized pink lips and unruly yellow manes in paper mache, are top sellers across South Texas — a potential sign of trouble for its Republican congressman and some...

Dallas sniper a loner, sent home from war

The Dallas sniper had been sent home from Afghanistan after being accused of sexually harassing a female, and was described as a loner who followed black militant groups on social media. Micah Xavier Johnson, who...

Cruz flopped on immigration

Ted Cruz has for months repeated that when it comes to immigration, he has never supported granting "amnesty" or "legalization" to people in the United States illegally. He's half right. Cruz once advised a White House...

A deepening GOP divide

Ted Cruz once proudly wore a belt buckle borrowed from George H.W. Bush that said: "President of the United States." He campaigned and worked for that former president's son, Dubya, former President George W. Bush....

Cruz left out key part of WH job story

Ted Cruz has said that after working on George W. Bush's 2000 campaign, being passed over for a senior position with the new administration was "a crushing blow." Turns out, it was his own...

GOP wannabes kowtow to Bible thumpers

A half-dozen Republican presidential hopefuls worked to woo thousands of evangelicals at a Texas megachurch in suburban Dallas on Sunday, declaring their unwavering support for "religious liberty" even after the Supreme Court legalized gay...

George P. Bush campaigns for dad Jeb

George P. Bush is talking up his dad Jeb — but he knows he'll have to endure some gentle ribbing about his grandfather and uncle first. "We are lucky to have George Bush here. That's...

A more humble Rick Perry?

Rick Perry still prides himself on being a Bubba. The former Texas governor relishes laying on the country-boy charm, greeting voters with "Howdy," talking of growing up on a cotton farm that had an outhouse...