22 hrs ago
The Daily Beast
Tina Brown's Women in the World Texas to feature Gloria Steinem, Diane von Furstenberg, Eva Longoria and Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe from Uganda Women in the World is taking its signature live event on the road to the Lone Star State.
Curtain Closes on Cantor Era - Incoming Whip Scalise names staff -- ...
CURTAIN CLOSES ON CANTOR ERA POLITICO's Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer write the majority leader's last act: "This is what the end looks like for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Blast from the Past
Republicans were hoping Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's expected resignation to run for governor wouldn't happen until next year, thus avoiding an early special election.
Open thread for night owls: 1,000 children
Speaking to an anti-immigrant rally at the Massachusetts state house this weekend, Boston radio host Jeffrey Kuhner warned that the state's plan to take in about 1,000 children fleeing violence in Central America will destroy the country and turn "Massachusetts into Mexichusetts."
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Dallas Morning News
UT System regents choose Adm. William McRaven as chancellor
Three years ago, Adm. William McRaven was in the national spotlight for having just orchestrated the raid that killed one of this century's most infamous figures.
Ted Cruz Continues His Push To Repeal 'Every Bloody Word' Of Obamacare
Cruz said Tuesday the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 elections are important opportunities for Republican candidates to push key issues, according to CNN.
New GOP whip hires retail lobbyist for leadership office
The group of senior aides to incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise includes a lobbyist from the Retail Industry Leaders Association .
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Ted Cruz Blames Democrats For Congressional Dysfunction
Sen. Ted Cruz is worried about dysfunction in Congress, but he's placing the blame for inaction squarely at the feet of Democrats in Washington.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Rick Perry Surges with New National Platform
Over the past three weeks, one Republican has gained more national attention than any other: Gov. Rick Perry .
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Victoria Advocate
UT chancellor wisely backs off resign-or-be-fired demand
Which is more challenging: performing a liver transplant on a small child or navigating the political rapids of public higher education during the reign of Gov. Rick Perry? Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, who will leave his job as chancellor of the University of Texas System when his successor is chosen, would probably say his current job is the toughest - ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Why Border-State Gubernatorial Candidates Can't Solve Their Voters' Most Pressing Issue
Arizona state Treasurer Doug Ducey is running for governor, and he's promising to fix the immigration crisis by putting more "fencing, satellite, guardsmen, more police and prosecutors" on the border.
TX: DART Makes North Texas Accessible to Conventioneers, Tourists
Dallas Area Rapid Transit 's rail service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will provide the world's business travelers, conventioneers and tourists with direct access to many of North Texas' high-profile destinations.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Cruz: It's Not Me Who's Holding Migrant Kids Ransom
Sen. Ted Cruz had two people to blame on Sunday for the surge of child migrants detained by U.S. border security this year: President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid .
Wed Jul 16, 2014
House transparency committee questions Cigarroa, Foster
The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations questioned three UT System officials about President William Powers Jr.'s resignation and recent issues regarding Regent Wallace Hall for more than three hours at a meeting on Wednesday.
Uncle Sam's unfenced swimming pool
Sam, the wealthiest man in his neighborhood, lives in a big beautiful house with a massive backyard punctuated by a large, deep swimming pool.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
National Public Radio
Showdown At The UT Corral
University of Texas, Austin President Bill Powers speaks with the media following a December 2013 regents meeting in Austin.
Powers prepares for 2015 resignation
After days of speculation, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and President William Powers Jr. agreed July 9 to set Powers' resignation date for June 2, 2015, giving him almost 11 months to complete his remaining goals for the University.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Stars and Stripes
McRaven among front-runners for chancellor post at Texas school
Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U. S. Special Operations Command, speaks to airmen of the 58th Special Operations Wing during a visit to Kirtland Air Force Base on June 18, 2013.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
The Austin Chronicle
Point Austin: The Powers That Be
On Wednesday afternoon, UT-Austin President Bill Powers submitted his resignation to UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa effective June 2, 2015.
Dallas Morning News
Failed bid for GOP convention may have been Dallas' best chance
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was tapped by an old friend, GOP finance chairman Ray Washburne, to lead the city's late-starting bid for the 2016 convention.