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AUSTIN – With the first round of the Texas primaries in the rearview mirror, the political spotlight shifts to the May 22 runoffs where there are fewer races to watch and fewer candidates to follow. The battle ... John C. Moritz covers Texas government and politics for the USA Today Network in Austin. Contact ...

Sen. Cornyn addresses the Senate on Oct. 10, chastising the president and Democrats for stalling bills to open portions of the federal government. Texas' leading senator in Washington D.C. echoes the worries of other Texas Republicans that President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum ...
Yes, fewer Democrats than Republicans voted in the primary this year, despite growing activism and continued frustration with Republican President Donald Trump. But the Democratic turnout this year was double what it was in the last midterm election in Texas and in Tarrant County, one of the reddest ...
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum. ... was given a roughly 25-day sentence jail sentence for illegally entering the country and then placed in immigration detention facilities in West Texas, ...
Shining light on government to hold it accountable is hardly a new idea. In fact, Texas was a national leader in this realm for more than 40 years. Sadly, the flow of public information in this huge state is slipping from the sunshine into the shadows. Some state leaders have been dimming the lights, ensuring ...
In this March 6, 2018, photo, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and her husband, Scott Fletcher, walk out of the polling place at St. Anne's Catholic Church after voting in the primary election in Houston. Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican ...
Historically, Texas has received about 43 percent of the river's water. But New Mexico has disrupted that ratio in recent years by pumping more groundwater — a method that has become vastly more common in the last several decades. In 2014, the federal government joined Texas' argument, filing similar ...
Republicans still won the turnout battle in Texas by a half-million votes. The brightest star on the ballot for Democrats, Senate challenger Beto O'Rourke, revealed weak spots after letting two primary rivals take 38 percent of the vote. And he's the biggest draw on a Democratic ballot that is otherwise littered ...
In the fight against New Mexico over the critical Rio Grande water supply, Texas has the federal government on its side. And the feds can stay there, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday morning in a victory for Texas. Monday's unanimous ruling decides one narrow question in a five-year-old suit over the ...


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