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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

Rendering of proposed stadium. (credit: CBS News)

Houston Suburb Votes Down Building $69.5M High School Football Stadium

It was a bad night for stadium financing in the Houston area, with one suburban district voting down a bond issue that would have built a deluxe high school football stadium.

11/06/2013

As part of a larger discussion on immigration reform, “Waiting to Exhale” author Terry McMillan looked to re-iterate her labeling Sen. Marco Rubio an “Uncle Tom,” and went on to compare Sen. Ted Cruz to Hitler.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images  for NAACP Image Awards)

‘Waiting To Exhale’ Author: Ted Cruz ‘Acts More Like Hitler’

As part of a larger discussion on immigration reform, “Waiting to Exhale” author Terry McMillan looked to re-iterate her labeling Sen. Marco Rubio an “Uncle Tom,” and went on to compare Sen. Ted Cruz to Hitler.

11/05/2013

Rendering of proposed stadium. (credit: CBS News)

Houston Suburb To Vote On $69.5M High School Football Stadium

Everything is bigger in Texas, especially high school football stadiums.

11/05/2013

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Cruz: ‘Nigerian Email Scammers’ Running Obamacare Website

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz compared the glitches plaguing the website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law to the methodologies of “Nigerian email scammers.”

10/22/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks after meeting with Republican senators regarding a bipartisan solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Houston Chronicle Regrets Endorsing Cruz For Senate In 2012

The Houston Chronicle is regretting backing Sen. Ted Cruz.

10/16/2013

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