On Thursday, the president said that Congress had left him no choice but to act alone. Conservatives can argue otherwise.
The border surge, extended. Immigration action, executed. Hispanic voters, considered. And more!
A visit from the ghost of elections past.
After twelve years in office and two crushing political defeats, the soon-to-be-former lieutenant governor gamely discusses his tenure and Texas’s future. Just don’t ask him about Dan Patrick.
A look at Texas's next lieutenant governor
The next lieutenant governor is a former radio shock jock who became one of the most conservative members of the Legislature. How will Dan Patrick act now that he is one of the most powerful officials in Texas?
In short, he never had a constituency.
Texans are heading to the polls for this year's primary runoffs
Why moderate Republicans should run as moderate Republicans.
Thanks a lot, David Dewhurst, for getting this song stuck in everyone's head again
A rowdy roundtable with Dan Patrick and David Dewhurst
Are they the final nail in the coffin for the lieutenant governor?
Republicans shouldn't pressure Dewhurst or Branch to drop out
David Dewhurst should give up his bid for re-election.
The voters have spoken (loudly) in the primary election. Where do we go from here?
As the clock winds down on the primary, Patterson unloads on Patrick in the hope of taking the second spot
The situation in Fort Worth, in which a pregnant woman named Marlise Muñoz was brain dead and was carrying an abnormal fetus, is truly tragic for the family. It was revolting to see Dan Patrick try to exploit the situation to demand that Texas law be changed, following a decision
The debate among the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor was heavy on wedge issues but light on policy.
If 2014 is the year everything is supposed to change in Texas politics, why do the campaigns feel so irrelevant?
And the winners are . . .
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In August a recording surfaced of the lieutenant governor asking the Allen Police Department to help spring a recently arrested relative from jail. As one unsuspecting pizza salesman also learned this year, it wasn't the only time the lite guv not so deftly attempted to throw his weight around.
The lieutenant governor flexes his financial muscle.
What the lieutenant governor is doing is not what he should be doing if he wants to win in 2014.
Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis, Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, and more engaged in hour-long interview and Q&A sessions at this weekend's Texas Tribune Festival. Here's what they said.
Most people seem to agree that Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is a decent, reasonable fellow with good intentions. So why is he having to fight for his job?
Before everyone declares Dewhurst to be dead, just keep in mind that while his rivals may be starved for money, Dewhurst is not.
I didn’t make the list of the Texas Tribune insiders, but I’m going to try to have my say about the survey on the lieutenant governor’s race nonetheless. First, I think Dewhurst’s 11 percent is too low. There are enough mainstream conservatives left in the Republican party that
The lieutenant governor was quoted as saying, "It's my hope, friends, that about a year from now that people are saying, 'Why were we talking about Wendy Davis?" What he should be worried about is whether people will be saying, about a year from now, "Why were we talking about David
The abortion debate continued to play out in Texas over the last few days as Governor Rick Perry, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, and Senator Ted Cruz addressed the National Right to Life Convention in Grapevine.
Poor David Dewhurst. He occupies what was once widely considered to be the most powerful office in the state. Now he is reduced to begging Rick Perry to help him pass his pet legislation so that he can have something to take to the voters. Dewhurst has had plenty of
State politicians propose solutions ranging from arming teachers to praying for protection.
Some Texas delegates at the Republican National Convention think Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst should give someone else a chance to run the state.
The former solicitor general handily beat Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the GOP runoff for U.S. Senator.
On the eve of the Republican runoff for U.S. Senate, the Lite Guv paid the chicken chain a visit.
Turnout is better than expected, with participation in most of the state's largest counties outpacing both projections and the two-week early period from May's election.
Things quickly got personal between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst as they faced off at the King Street Patriot's headquarters in Houston during Monday's televised debate.
On the eve of early voting, the iconic Texas Rangers endorsed the Lite Guv in the U.S. Senate primary.
An independent poll has the Tea Party favorite leading David Dewhurst in the Senate runoff, while the Lite Guv's campaign steps up its attacks.
The New York Times profiled Jerry Patterson, the colorful and controversial Texas Land Commissioner.
The audience, which had loudly applauded most of Governor Perry's speech, started booing when he reiterated his support for Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.
UPDATE: The Lite Guv says he never really "challenged" Ted Cruz to debate en español, but the Senate candidates are now scheduled to spar in English twice.
In the battle to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison, David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz will go right at each other—emphasis on "right"—on July 31.
The Republican race between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz for the U.S. Senate seat headlines Texas's delayed primary elections, but this political story will likely continue.
A new poll shows that the Republican primary for the open U.S. Senate seat won't be ending any time soon.
David Dewhurst is backed by the Morning News and Chronicle, but the Star-Telegram and Statesman go for Tom Leppert and Ted Cruz, respectively.
David Dewhurst's challenger for Kay Bailey Hutchison's Senate seat has the support of Sarah Palin, and Ron and Rand Paul, but a new poll predicts there still won't be a run-off.
With the May 29 primary five weeks away, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert run two spots attacking their opponents.
Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz used the bulk of his time in Friday's Belo debate to slam Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his policies.