The fight for control of Congress: Trump sent cash to boost campaigns of six Texas Republicans

Six Texas Republicans in Congress received a show of financial support from their party’s leader this week

Trump administration moves to rescind Obama-era guidance on race in admissions

The Trump administration is moving to rescind Obama-era guidance to colleges and universities on how they can use race in admissions decisions to promote diversity, according to an administration official.

Dems Build Momentum: Seven Texas Democrats in Congress just outraised Republican rivals

There are few bigger warning signs for a member of Congress that their re-election may be in doubt than when a challenger outraises them. In Texas, it just happened to seven incumbents, all Republicans.

DA candidates react to school mass shooting reports

With two school mass shootings within three months and another averted, Gov. Greg Abbot held public hearings and produced a school shooting report, available on the Texas.gov website.

O’Rourke, Escobar lead march on tent city and separating immigrant children

World Cup soccer and backyard barbecues were set aside Father’s Day morning for hundreds of people who chose instead to descend on this small West Texas outpost that’s become famous the last 72 hours for being home to an immigration ...

Four things to watch at Texas Democratic, Republican conventions

Several thousand Texans will descend on San Antonio and Fort Worth for the biennial Republican and Democratic conventions to hear from the state’s most prominent politicians, adopt new platforms and elect party leaders.

Black women changing tide of American politics

Last month, the world witnessed something that had never been done before in the history of politics in the United States.

Johnson running to become first Black Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives

State Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, has filed the paperwork to run for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives for the 86th Texas Legislature. The speaker is the presiding officer of the House, chosen by the representatives as each new ...

Democrats, GOP target voters behind cracked ‘blue wall’

Automotive engineer Steve Semian credits Barack Obama with rescuing the auto industry and with it, much of Michigan. But the 47-year-old from Macomb County, north of Detroit, said it was the state’s Republican governor, Rick Snyder, who “helped us pull ...

Supreme Court seems divided over Texas redistricting

The Supreme Court appeared divided April 24 over Texas’ appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.

Dems to Black activists: Trump is ‘the darkness’

One after another, the speakers attacked President Trump’s policies as discriminatory, his rhetoric as hateful and his motivations as bigoted. The fiery rhetoric, from nearly a half dozen Democrats who may seek the White House in 2020, came as hundreds ...

Bernie Sanders struggles with new path to Black voters

As Bernie Sanders contemplates making another presidential bid in 2020, the Vermont senator still is searching for the right way to attract more Black voters who backed Hillary Clinton and effectively denied him the Democratic nomination in 2016.

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates forums for the Runoff Election

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, will host two political forums for the Runoff Election.

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates features candidates for Dallas ISD Board of Trustees - District 9

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, held its final forum March 5 at the African American Museum for candidates running for Dallas ISD Board of Trustee District 9 positions: incumbent Bernadette Nutall, Justin Henry, Edward ...

Texas primary turnout buoys Democrats’ hopes again

Texas is the latest place where Democrats are finding optimism for 2018 after kicking off the nation’s primary election season with their biggest midterm turnout in more than a quarter-century.