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Time running out for new ambassador to Mexico

It took almost a year for the U.S Senate to confirm Roberta Jacobson as the country's next ambassador to Mexico, and the veteran State Department official steps into the job with the clock running down on the administration that appointed her.... Read more»

Analysis

Democrats mull Julián Castro's vice presidential prospects

Only a year ago, Democrats far and wide treated HUD Secretary Julián Castro as the most likely vice presidential pick for a Hillary Clinton ticket. Young and Hispanic, the former San Antonio mayor posed a perfect complement to the former New York senator and Secretary of State. But in recent weeks, speculation about Castro's chances has grown more muted.... Read more»1

In Texas' Big Bend, Trans-Pecos Pipeline clears last hurdle

A group of energy companies has cleared its last regulatory hurdle before piping West Texas natural gas beneath 143 miles of largely untouched Big Bend-area land and into Mexico. ... Read more»

Texas sued for issuing child-care license to detention center

A nonprofit organization has sued the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for issuing a temporary child-care license to an immigration detention facility in Karnes City.... Read more»

Texas Democrats file FEC complaint against Ted Cruz

Texas Democrats have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission claiming the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz violated federal election law.... Read more»

Cruz, Kasich team up to stop Trump

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is officially teaming up with rival John Kasich to deny frontrunner Donald Trump the Republican nomination.... Read more»

Texas tells Supreme Court state has right to stop immigration action

The state of Texas’ final and most important argument against President Obama’s immigration plan was interrupted just seconds after it began on Monday by one of the more liberal justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

El Paso doesn't want ID as 'sanctuary city'

An El Paso-based immigrant rights group could see its hopes for a municipal ID card dashed after leaders there determined that issuing the card might prompt immigration hardliners to label the town a "sanctuary city."... Read more»

Supreme Court upholds 'one person, one vote' in Texas case

In a unanimous decision released Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold Texas' current system for drawing legislative districts so that they are roughly equal in population. ... Read more»1

Border Patrol union endorses Trump for president

The national union that represents more than 16,000 agents of the United States Border Patrol issued its first-ever endorsement of a presidential candidate on Wednesday by throwing its support behind Republican Donald Trump. ... Read more»

Ted Cruz shifts away from pledge to support GOP nominee

Ted Cruz is moving further than ever away from his pledge to support Donald Trump if he is the Republican presidential nominee as the Texas senator combats a series of personal attacks from the billionaire and his supporters. ... Read more»

Jeb Bush, conservative group endorse Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz picked up two key endorsements Wednesday: one from ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and another from powerful conservative group Club for Growth.... Read more»

After Brussels attack, Cruz calls for patrolling 'Muslim neighborhoods'

As Americans learned about the latest terrorist attacks in Western Europe, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called for law enforcement targeting of Muslim neighborhoods, while also taking swipes at both President Obama and his leading Republican rival, Donald Trump. ... Read more»

Cuban refugees flocking to Texas border

Even as President Obama moves to normalize relations, Cuban refugees continue pouring into Texas through Laredo in record numbers.... Read more»

In Arizona and Utah, Cruz almost faces Trump alone

In Arizona and Utah, Republican primary voters will have their clearest choice so far between Cruz, the U.S. senator Texas, and Trump, the billionaire frontrunner. Fifty-eight delegates are up for grabs in Arizona's primary and 40 in Utah's caucuses. ... Read more»

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