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File photo of former President Bill Clinton addressing the audience on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Deborah Cannon-Pool/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton Raising Money For Sen. Mary Landrieu

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is getting fundraising help this weekend from a Democratic Party heavyweight, popular former President Bill Clinton.

09/04/2014

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L) and Texas Governor Rick Perry standing together during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq war veteran, Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas Abuzz About Possible Perry-Cruz 2016 Battle

The prospect of a two-Texan presidential tilt is dominating political conversation in the state, even outshining a fiercely contested governor’s race — and starting to get noticed nationally. Perry’s preparations have long been obvious, while Cruz is working to raise his profile beyond just the far-right base and insert himself into the presidential conversation.

08/28/2014

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz.   (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Formally Renounces Canadian Citizenship

Cruz was born in Alberta while his parents worked there in the oil business.

06/10/2014

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Texas GOP Endorses “Reparative Therapy” For Gays

The Texas Republican Party now endorses so-called “reparative therapy” for gays, under a new platform given final approval.

06/07/2014

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson greets fans in the Duck Commander Compound at Texas Motor Speedway on April 5, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star: ‘If We Don’t Turn To God At A Pretty Rapid Clip, We’re Going To Lose The United States Of America’

Thousands of Republicans are looking at their rising stars ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

05/29/2014

File photo of voting booths. (credit: Getty Images)

Texas GOP Picks Sitton As Railroad Commissioner

Oil engineer Ryan Sitton has overcome a big deficit in the March primary to win a runoff for the Republican nomination for railroad commissioner.

05/27/2014

File photo of people voting. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Miller Wins GOP Nod For Agriculture Commissioner

Former lawmaker Sid Miller has won the Republican nomination for Texas agriculture commissioner after a runoff boosted by a rare endorsement from Gov. Rick Perry.

05/27/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Perry Throws Support Behind McConnell

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes to Kentucky, people like to remind him of Jim Bowie, the Kentucky native who died at the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.

03/16/2014

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, held off a Tea Party challenger to defend his seat in the November election. (Getty Images)

Cornyn Tops Stockman To Win GOP Primary

Senator Cornyn holds off Tea Party challenge from Rep. Steve Stockman.

03/05/2014

File photo of Barry Smitherman.  (credit: Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images)

AG Candidate Smitherman: Aborted Would Vote GOP

Texas attorney general hopeful Barry Smitherman turned some heads when he suggested this summer that many aborted fetuses might have voted Republican had they been born.

11/09/2013

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