DNC Announces Criteria For Fall Debates - And Ups The AnteDemocratic presidential candidates hoping to appear in the party's official third and fourth round of debates will need to meet higher polling and fundraising thresholds.
Gerrymandering Lawsuits Pending In Texas And 11 Other StatesGerrymandering is on trial as the U.S. Supreme Court and judges consider whether mapmakers manipulated boundaries of legislative districts for their own advantage.
Family: 1 Of 17 Texas County 'Black Girl Magic' Judges DiesOne of the 17 black women elected to seats in Harris County courtrooms last year as part of a "Black Girl Magic" campaign has died.
Social Issues Could Take Back Seat In New Texas LegislatureThe Texas Legislature opens today with lawmakers expected to tackle such matters as fixing the state's school finance system, cutting property taxes and paying for Hurricane Harvey recovery.
Texas County Makes History After Swearing In 17 Black Female JudgesIt was history in the making in Harris County where a new year brought the swearing-in of newly elected officials -- among them 17 black female judges.
No Timeline: O'Rourke Not Rushing 2020 Decision Despite BuzzIf the deep field of potential Democratic presidential contenders is on pins and needles as Beto O'Rourke decides his next move, it could be a long wait.
Ted Cruz Squares Off Against Rising Star Beto O'Rourke For Senate SeatBeto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz square off today in their hard-fought race that could help determine control of the Senate.
Cruz-O'Rourke Hogs The Attention, But Texas Ballot Is LoadedWhile all eyes in Texas are on the unexpectedly close U.S. Senate race, further down the ballot Tuesday are races that could determine control of Congress.
Texas Couple Helps Finance Redistricting Ballot MeasuresA growing movement to curb partisan gerrymandering will be put to the test Tuesday in several states and many of those efforts are being bankrolled by a Texas billionaire couple.
Both Sides Ignoring Swing Voters In Hot Texas Senate RaceBoth Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz are trying to fire up the loyalists they see as key to victory, even if it means slighting moderates and undecided voters.
Cruz, O'Rourke Debate May Be Last Chance For Big MomentTuesday night is the last televised debate in Texas between Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, and from national polls to divided households the race appears to be close.
O'Rourke Raises $38.1M, Triples Cruz Despite Sagging PollsO'Rourke announced Friday that the funding came from more than 800,000 donors.
Beto O'Rourke Raises $6.7 Million In Bid To Upset Ted CruzDemocratic Rep Beto O'Rourke said that he raised more than $6.7 million in the first three months of the year in his underdog bid to oust Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
New Orleans Mayor Landrieu Wins 2nd Term Boosted by a drop in the city's murder rate and an endorsement from President Barack Obama, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu won a landslide victory Saturday in his bid for a second term.
Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.