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Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry in calling on President Barack Obama to visit the Mexican border personally, with Cruz sending Obama actual directions to the border from Obama’s planned fundraiser stops in Austin and Dallas.   (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

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Perry: US Is On The Course ‘To The Failed Policies Of Detroit And Greece’

Rick Perry repeatedly bashed Washington and said Texas was a model for the nation in his last speech as governor to a Republican state convention Thursday, sounding more like a presidential candidate than someone looking back on his legacy.

06/06/2014

File photo of a Tea Party rally. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Salute The Tea Party Of Texas': Tea Party Candidates Win Big In Primary Runoff

Republican voters appeared ready to push Texas even further to the right Tuesday, backing Tea Party favorites and casting out longtime Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for a state senator and firebrand radio talk show host who criticized the incumbent as too moderate for one of the state’s most powerful political jobs.

05/28/2014

File photo of people inside voting booths. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Paxton Wins GOP Runoff For Texas Attorney General

Tea party favorite Ken Paxton has won the Republican nomination for Texas attorney general after a bruising runoff against fellow lawmaker Dan Branch.

05/27/2014

File photo of a polling station. (credit: Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Texas Dem Senate Runoff Features Candidate Who Wants To Impeach Obama

Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas since 2002, but he could be ousted Tuesday by GOP voters who appear ready to steer the state even further to the right by backing Tea Party favorites over establishment candidates.

05/27/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks to participate in a vote to end the debate in the Senate on a bill to raise the debt limit until March 2015 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Primary Sends Message Cruz, Tea Party Still Wield Considerable Influence

The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the Tea Party still wield considerable influence in one of the nation’s most conservative states.

03/05/2014

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 the U.S. Capitol Building. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Rep. Steve Stockman Goes Missing

Have you seen U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman?

01/23/2014

The latest scion of one of America's most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he's something other than what his famous surname suggests.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

George P. Campaigns Toward Tea Party, Away From Mainstream Bush Name

The latest scion of one of America’s most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he’s something other than what his famous surname suggests.

12/15/2013

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Sen. Cruz Coloring Book Sells Out In 24 Hours, On 3rd Printing In 6 Days

He’s known for coloring outside the lines in the staid Senate. Now children of all ages can color in U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

12/12/2013

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