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Door to the future: How Rep. Johnson could make history if Democrats win back the House

Silhouetted against the window of U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Capitol Hill office is a model Vulcan 500 series rocket, seemingly ready to blast off into the summer D.C. sky.

NAACP closes convention with a call to vote

Thousands of people from across the country attended this year’s convention – gathered in San Antonio for the 109th annual NAACP convention.

New Dallas ISD trustee hosts town hall meeting to discuss TRE

With discussions of a possible tax hike soon approaching, South Dallas residents aired-out their concerns about the 13-cent Tax Ratification Election with new Dallas ISD Justin Henry during a town hall meeting, July 31.

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.