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Texas gov. says state is now busing migrants to New York City

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that Texas is now busing migrants from the Mexican border to New York City, the state’s latest confrontation with an East Coast city over the influx at the border - months after Texas began offering migrants rides to Washington, D.C.... Read more»0

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President Biden says Texas made 'big mistake' by lifting mask mandate, suggests 'Neanderthal thinking'

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Texas made a "big mistake" by removing its statewide mask mandate and suggested the decision reflected "Neanderthal thinking." The comments by the Democratic president came a day after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was not only ending the mask requirement but also allowing businesses to reopen at full capacity.... Read more»0

Beto O'Rourke drops out of presidential race

The former El Paso congressman announced the decision Friday.... Read more»0

Ted Cruz & Beto O'Rourke clash over immigration, Trump, guns during intense debate

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke held a feisty debate Friday evening at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. With video.... Read more»0

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»0

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»0

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»0

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»0

In Arizona, Cruz vies with Trump on immigration

As the presidential race again turns West, Ted Cruz is zeroing in on what has become the defining issue of the Republican nominating process: illegal immigration. On Friday, that renewed focus brought the U.S. senator from Texas to Arizona.... Read more»0

Cruz enters fifth GOP debate in Trump's crosshairs

Don't get Trumped. That's the task facing Ted Cruz as he heads into the fifth Republican presidential debate in the crosshairs of the bomb-throwing billionaire. The GOP field meets again on the debate stage Tuesday night in Las Vegas... Read more»0

Trump calls Cruz 'a little bit of a maniac'

Donald Trump is expanding his criticism of Ted Cruz, once his closest ally in the Republican race for the White House, and questioning if he has the temperament to be president.... Read more»0

Ted Cruz takes first-ever lead in early state poll

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has taken his first-ever lead in an early state poll, surging past billionaire Donald Trump to the no. 1 spot in Iowa. ... Read more»0

Renewed immigration debate follows Cruz to Iowa State Fair

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, eats a pork chop sandwich Friday at the Iowa State Fair. Cruz fielded questions throughout his trip to the fair about real estate mogul Donald Trump's controversial immigration proposals.... Read more»0

Rick Perry launches populist offensive against big banks

Sounding a deeply populist note, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday launched an offensive against banks that are too big to fail, making a pitch for Wall Street reform while tying the 2008 financial crisis to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.... Read more»1

Trump visits border in Texas after BP union backs out

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump landed on time in South Texas on Thursday, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.... Read more»1

Perry on Jade Helm: Military is 'quite trustworthy'

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday citizens should trust the military amid concerns about a training exercise scheduled to begin this summer in Texas and Arizona that has riled conspiracy theorists.... Read more»0

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