11 hrs ago
John Boehner's pet alligator problem
John Boehner, oft criticized for being a captive of the Tea Party, seems increasingly eager to battle conservative groups pressuring House Republicans to reject more or less any budget compromise with Democrats.
18 hrs ago
Off the Kuff
Judge Pratt update
Embattled state District Court Judge Denise Pratt, accused of falsifying court records to cover up tardy rulings, intends to remain on the ballot to face the voters, her lawyer says.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Burnt Orange Report
Texas GOP Forced to Extend Filing Deadline to Replace Steve Stockman in CD-36
The Health Insurance Marketplace is Open! If you need health insurance or just want to explore your options, head on over to healthcare.gov .
El Paso Times
Republicans enter Texas congressional primaries
Former U.S. Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco of San Antonio has thrown his hat into the ring for the District 23 congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Pete Gallego, a Democrat.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Daily Journal
LoBiondo: Federal budget process is a mess
One resolution U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo has for the new year is to avoid another "mule kick" as the seemingly endless fight over the federal budget and national debt heads toward another perilous deadline.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Prosecutions and politics shouldn't mix
In September, after years of living under the dark cloud of a possible three-year prison sentence, an appeals court cleared former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of violating Texas' campaign finance laws.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Five in GOP who could succeed Boehner
The post may not come open for a while, but the next generation of Republican leaders is waiting for the day that Speaker John Boehner decides he's had enough of a job he's famously compared to "a hole in the head."
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Texas DA who prosecuted Tom DeLay has mud on face again
Ronnie Earle's problematic record as Travis County District Attorney is coming back to haunt him - yet again.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Off the Kuff
Fjetland files for Senate
Michael Fjetland, a previous GOP House candidate, has filed as a Democrat to run for the Senate seat held by Texas Sen. John Cornyn.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The Beaumont Enterprise
Michael Fjetland: Viking candidate for U.S. Senator. From Texas
Michael Fjetland. Not new to politics. He ran against then Congressman Tom Delay in U.S. House District 22 twice.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Rep. Trey Radel to take leave of absence, enter drug treatment
Calling his drug possession conviction a "wake-up call," U.S. Rep. Trey Radel says he is taking a leave of absence for an unspecified time and will enter an in-patient drug treatment program.
The Austin Chronicle
Statewide Candidate Filings Trickle In
All eyes will be on the River City this Saturday as Sen. Leticia Van de Putte , D-San Antonio, makes her long-awaited announcement about her 2014 election plans.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Tom DeLay: Federal Healthcare Solution 'Unconstitutional'
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says Republican lawmakers should not try to introduce their own plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
The Daily Caller
'The Hammer' cautiously optimistic about his freedom
Former House Whip Tom DeLay wore a relieved expression this morning at the Hay Adams Hotel where he was spotted dining with a plump man named "Ames."
ObamaCare Flop Contrasts Sharply With Bush's Medicare Overhaul
When it comes to rolling out massive health care programs, President Obama is not measuring up to his nemesis, George W. Bush.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Progressive women will get their revenge on Karl Rove
Conservatives mock Wendy Davis and other Texas women for ties to national feminists, but we'll have the last laugh! I'm proud to be part of an innovative Internet telethon Monday night to support abortion access for Texas women, organized by Lizz Winstead and Sarah Silverman.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
National Public Radio
Texans On The Nation's Political Stage
From 1931 to 1989, three Texans - John Nance Garner , Sam Rayburn and Jim Wright - served as speaker of the House about a third of the time.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
The Raw Story
Ted Cruz Crowns Himself The Stand-In For The American People
Ted Cruz is really testing the limits of the Explosive Douchebaggery Theorem, which holds that every few years, there has to be an ego-driven wingnut whose unearned and delusional sense of self-regard grows exponentially every day until the sheer weight of his ego causes his career to collapse unto itself like a black hole.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
The Huffington Post
House Votes To Increase Asbestos Claim Disclosures
The House on Wednesday voted to tighten disclosure requirements from asbestos trusts set up more than 20 years ago to help pay billions of dollars in injury claims.