This test of will and political strength has become symbolic of the larger struggle in the Texas Republican Party this year.
Our favorite political reads of the week.
The last one’s a doozy.
If the 2012 GOP primary results between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst are any indicator, tea party strength in the Texas Legislature has peaked.
The Lieutenant Governor’s Internet Commenters Council is misreading history, and the Pre-K bill.
The strange dynamics of this Legislature started moving from simmer to boil with Tuesday’s House debate on a $209.8 billion budget.
If the chamber isn’t taking things seriously, why should we?
The Tea Party’s pursuit of purity is particularly damaging in Texas
After this weekend's special election, Brandon Creighton will head to a runoff with the right-wing challenger Steve Toth.
The comptroller candidate was tea party when tea party wasn’t cool. Does she stand a chance in 2014?