Plus: the best steak that Aaron Franklin ever ate.
As the congressman from El Paso and former U.S. Senate candidate departs the House, he expresses regret and pride about his effort at teaching America about the border.
The former president held a conversation with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with whom he found much common ground.
The move comes as immigrant apprehensions climb to levels not seen since the end of the Obama administration.
President Obama may be gone, but he’s not forgotten in the politics of Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Texas’s political leaders were up in arms about a federal land grab in North Texas, but mostly remain silent about another potential land grab in South Texas.
Presidents past and present, as well as leaders from across the political spectrum, mourn the death of the former first lady.
Presidents Obama and Bush, as well as former Texas governor Rick Perry, made the same decision several times before.
Immigrant advocates are concerned about the directive, which reverses an Obama-era policy.
”South By South Lawn,” or SXSL, takes place next month with Leonardo DiCaprio, the Lumineers, and the cast of Stranger Things.
The debate over border security often is as much about political posturing as it is about policy.
The representative from Texas apologized for a tweet that said, “Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris.”
Yesterday Rick Perry called the Affordable Care Act, “a criminal act.” This is an example of why Perry will never be president. He has a mean streak a mile wide. Readers will recall that he attacked the Fed’s Bernanke in a menacing manner during a stump speech leading
Texas's capital was the first stop on the president's new "Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tour."
Take it down, ordered U.S. House operations officers.
Or so said a Marine Band spokeswoman. Question is, does it even matter?
With less than two weeks until the general election, signs in Lubbock and Beaumont have been defaced and stolen.
People part of the president's campaign email list received an invitation from the singer to spend an evening with her and the president—and to send in a campaign donation, natch.
The Texas Aggie Conservatives, a student organization well-versed in arousing political dialogue on A&M's campus, released a recruitment ad last month that some consider racist.
George W. and Laura Bush return to Washington D.C. for a joke-filled unveiling of their official White House portrait.
The Austin guitarist is part of an all-star blues jam at the White House.
In a Q&A with the Atlantic, Kentucky senator Rand Paul handicaps his father's presidential campaign and its larger impact on the Republican Party.
The rapper's Facebook wall blows up after he posts a pro-Ron Paul, pro-marijuana photo.
Were the NBA champion Mavericks locked out from the traditional opportunity to meet President Obama?
Cain staffer points finger at Perry campaign for harassment leaks, the Governor still “hates” debating, and the Washington Post says that this month is “make or break”
During a public videochat, an unemployed engineer's wife asked President Barack Obama why her husband didn't have a job. Now, the offers are pouring in.
Jack Rains, whom some may remember as a former Secretary of State during the Bill Clements years, sent this commentary by Rush Limbaugh to his (Rains’) e-mail list. It pertains to the county-by-county map of the election (click on image for full map). I will comment following Limbaugh’s
One of my favorite web sites is Stratfor.com, a private, Austin- and Washington-based firm that specializes in geopolitical analysis. Yesterday’s analysis focused on Obama’s approach to governing. If that seems a trifle far from geopolitics, Stratfor points out that what Obama decides will impact a world that remains
In a Zogby poll taken for the Houston Chronicle to coincide with the start of early voting, the results showed Barack Obama with a 7-point lead over John McCain in Harris County and Rick Noriega with a similar lead over John Cornyn. The poll was published by the
This was a debate out of the past, one that centered on familiar issues–taxes, spending, health care, education, abortion, litmus tests for judges. It was about ideology, left versus right. The 800 pound gorilla in the room is the economic crisis, but only the first two questions dealt with it.
This is from my favorite web site, politicalwire.com. It represents outtakes from a longer piece by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago-Sun Times about the negotiations between the two camps for the debate. I recommend Sweet’s article. Readers will find it informative. Sweet points out that the
Can I vote "present?" It was hard to score. One of the factors in a presidential debate is gaffes. There were none. Another is body language. (Remember Al Gore's eye-rolling performance in the first debate of 2000.) Both candidates maintained their discipline, McCain moreso than Obama, who was too visibly
I bet you’d like to know what’s going to happen on March 4, when Texas finally gets to have a say in the presidential race. Beats the heck out of me. Over the past twelve months, I’ve been asserting, with arrogant certainty, that the November combatants would be Clinton and
There was no clear winner in the Texas Democratic debate. That result should benefit the front-runner, but who is the front-runner? Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls here, but Barack Obama is surging nationally, and that momentum is reflected in Texas by the early vote totals. He is ahead