A look at Texas's next lieutenant governor
Senator Ted Cruz jumped into the Net Neutrality debate with a tweet heard 'round the world yesterday. What does it really mean?
A Ted Cruz reference on True Blood apparently stuck in the Senator's craw.
Three Texas Republicans might be contenders in 2016.
Rick Perry's presidential ambitions have run into a formidable obstacle in his home state: fellow Texan Ted Cruz.
The rookie-sensation Senator who's totally not thinking about running for President just signed a deal to write his first book.
Ted Cruz should know better than to lambast federal judges for being unelected
Good morning, Texans. It’s great to see you all on BurkaBlog, and I’m tickled that I can start my time here by referring you to my profile of Ted Cruz–the cover story for our February issue. I began reporting this story in July. The idea was to publish…
An excerpt from Erica Grieder’s February 2014 cover story on Senator Ted Cruz, which will officially hit newsstands (and the web) on January 22.
In the brief time Ted Cruz has been a senator, he has managed to convince half the country that he is a true patriot and the other half that he is a dangerous nutcase. What will he do next?
What’s Ahead for Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, George Strait, Jerry Jones and other Texans.
Harry Reid to the left of him. The tea party to the right. Senator John Cornyn on the challenges of running a “big tent” GOP in a time of fierce partisanship.
Contrary to what the national media would have you believe, Texas is not politically monochromatic. It is, and always has been, a state with two minds.
Karen Tumulty, a Texan herself, has a story in yesterday’s Washington Post that says Ted Cruz is reshaping the Texas Republican party: Just about every GOP candidate with aspirations to statewide office in 2014 seems to be styling himself or herself after Cruz. In tight formation, they…
Moderate Republicans and Democrats who underestimate Ted Cruz are making a mistake.
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.
How long can the Republican party endure the civil war that is raging between tea party conservatives and mainstream conservatives?
Senator Cruz took to the floor of the Senate for 21 hours as he expressed his disapproval of Obamacare.
Some choice details from Jason Zengerle's GQ profile of Texas's junior senator.
Senator Cruz answered supporter questions on Twitter to celebrate Constitution Day. Spoiler: He doesn't like Obamacare.
The shooting at the Washington Naval Yard comes as Texas Senators seek support for a bill declaring Major Nadal Hasan's attack on Fort Hood to be "terrorism."
The senator's campaign to defund Obamacare is frustrating people on both sides of the aisle. That doesn't mean it's wrong.
The illogical politics of immigration reform.
Today the Washington Examiner published the results of a poll that was provided by Ted Cruz’s staff and taken six weeks after the 2012 general election. The survey shows that Hispanics favored Democrat Paul Sadler over Cruz 60 percent to 40 percent and Obama over Romney 59…
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.
Ted Cruz is going all in against immigration reform. But would his win be our loss?
Acting like a rube used to be the best way to get ahead in politics. Now something crazier is required.
The emergence of Ted Cruz has made life miserable for Minority Whip John Cornyn. Cruz constantly has the senior senator for Texas looking over his right shoulder. Cornyn voted against Kerry as secretary of state, as did Cruz, but it’s likely that he did so only to inoculate himself against…
Cruz argues that Republicans support limited government because they believe that’s what best creates opportunity, and therefore progress.
Cruz's Thursday speech on "Opportunity Conservatism" gave political journalists yet another, er, opportunity to speculate about his longterm political plans.
The Republican nominee may have lost the election, but his margin of victory in Texas suggests how the state may be changing.
Cruz cruises, Wendy Davis holds on, Pete Gallego scores an upset, Karl Rove gets cranky, and six other election highlights from around the state and country.
Update: Four of the state's five editorial boards have now opted for the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, including the Austin American-Statesman, which endorsed Ted Cruz over David Dewhurst in the primary.
A new profile in Mother Jones describes how Ted Cruz's conservative beliefs were forged in a Houston after-school program.
The first Senate debate was an hour-long display of cross-talk and exasperation, but things really heated up after Paul Sadler called Ted Cruz a troll.
Ted Cruz's prime-time speech to the Republican National Convention Tuesday night was not carried by the three major cable news networks.
The U.S. Senate candidate's national profile rises further with a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Too bad that he can't ever run for president. Or can he?
The Republican U.S. Senate candidate had some interesting things to say during his first appearance on the Sunday talk shows as a national political figure.
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 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.