The president's rallies for Republican candidates are more often about him than about the candidates he’s endorsing.
A slew of inventive—and humorous—political videos are emerging in the closing days of this year's election.
Early voting in Texas for this year’s midterms begins Monday; these are some of the races in Texas generating the most buzz.
In the second episode of the 2018 Senate race podcast, we explore how Texas turned red.
Despite repeated attacks, Cruz never appeared cornered or defensive.
Let’s see where people are putting their money.
Candidate Neal Dikeman alleges that planned hour-long town hall in McAllen amounts to a massive in-kind donation to the Democrat.
In his forthcoming memoir, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member recalls leaving Texas for college at Stanford.
His final quarterly fundraising report of the election season is a new high for all U.S. Senate races in the country.
Can O’Rourke change the future of Texas politics, or will Beto-mania turn out to be another liberal fantasy? Listen to the first episode of ’Underdog.’
A new Quinnipiac University poll indicates Republican Senator Ted Cruz will easily defeat Democrat Beto O’Rourke. But could that poll and several others be wrong?
Our lack of a voter-verified paper trail and contingency planning make us vulnerable, says Rice University’s Dan Wallach.
The video ad reminds viewers of Donald Trump’s Ted Cruz insults and of Cruz failing to act ’Texas Tough.’
O’Rourke has spent more on social media advertising than any politician in America this year—other than President Trump.
The president's son tell supporters that Cruz and his father have patched things up since the contentious 2016 presidential campaign.
This city in West Texas was the largest in the country without a presence from the controversial health clinic.
Of course it wasn’t any wonder that our Texas senators couldn’t find it in their hearts or minds to consider Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s version of events.
Republicans are taunting the news media to treat O’Rourke’s DWI with the same vigor as the allegations against the U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
On our latest podcast, a timely chat about Kavanaugh, Beto, and Mueller with the creator and cohost of Showtime’s 'The Circus.'
And it wasn't just because of Willie Nelson. We spent time on the ground at Austin's Auditorium Shores on Saturday night, and here's what we found.
In their only debate, Valdez was often the aggressor, but could not force any Abbott errors.
Trailing badly, this may be Valdez’s best shot at changing the dynamics in her challenge to Republican Governor Abbott.
With sexual-misconduct scandals swirling, from Brett Kavanaugh to Charles Schwertner, how politicians talk about them could bite them at the polls.
Inspired by the Senate hopeful’s bumper sticker, Judy Masliyah, owner of My Flaming Heart, has also created a Western shirt for men.
The attorney general’s office says that Texas law supports the school.
Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, shares his views on some of the world’s biggest political hot spots.
The two candidates for U.S. Senate engage in a contentious discussion on a variety of policy issues.
The former Democratic kingmaker would also be happy to see a blue wave in November—but he’s not betting on it.
On this week’s podcast, Andy Langer talks with the Asleep at the Wheel leader about the tricky intersection of music and politics.
Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television.
Polling methodology and assumptions can create voter confusion over which political poll to trust.
Two setbacks in state politics this week suggest Democrats should not take this bloc for granted.
In a stunning upset, Republican Pete Flores defeated Democrat Pete Gallego in a district Hillary Clinton won in 2016.
Undecided voters finally developed an opinion of O’Rourke—and it is unfavorable.
Despite a sense of Beto-mania in other parts of the state, voters in rural Gonzales, where the Texas Revolution began, enthusiastically cheer the incumbent.
Austin filmmaker Steve Mims shows why (in some decidedly non-political ways) Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke aren't so different after all.
Polling firm finds some Republicans are ready to cross party lines.
President Trump’s budget adviser says the Texas Senate seat is in play because the party nominee is not likable.
Texas Hispanics prefer Democratic nominee for governor Lupe Valdez over Republican incumbent Greg Abbott by a slim margin and Beto O’Rourke over Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz by a wider margin. But does it matter for a voting block that notoriously fails to turn out on Election Day? The poll,…
Donations and the love of Hollywood suggest that O'Rourke may be more popular outside the state—and more vulnerable at home.
Despite a sense of momentum, the Democrat’s unconventional campaign is in unchartered territory as the candidate faces new scrutiny and political attacks.
The senator released a digital counterpunch to his competitor’s viral video, though it has yet to pick up the same steam.
It might help if he loses to Ted Cruz.
O’Rourke continues to nip at Ted Cruz’s heels in the latest poll, even if a third of the state's voters are unfamiliar with him.
"I can think of nothing more American," the candidate said. It’s another viral hit for the digital wunderkind.
A year after Hurricane Harvey brought Houston to its knees, the city is still wrestling with how to prepare for the next great storm. There’s no shortage of good ideas, but in Houston, that’s never been the problem.
In his latest book, the author doesn't pull punches with either political party.
The former UT chancellor stepped into the political fray with an open letter to President Trump denouncing his "McCarthy-era" tactics.
Dueling studies reach different conclusions about whether high schools are following a state law.
The liberal icon who died last week served first as a lawmaker then as a lobbyist.