• November 28, 2021

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Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Won’t Just Shape U.S. Supreme Court; It

In recent weeks, the race between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, has largely revolved around immigration, playing out in detention centers along the southern border and over immigration bills in Washington. But U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s abrupt retirement announcement Wednesday sent shockwaves throughout the country — and quickly […]Read More

Texas’ Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Likely to Play Big Roles in

WASHINGTON – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday, setting off what could be one of the most contentious judicial confirmation battles in American history. Kennedy is known as the swing vote on the high court, meaning that a conservative replacement could shift the body to the right for a generation. […]Read More

Ted Cruz Introduces Legislation to Keep Immigrant Families Together After

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced emergency legislation Monday evening to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border into the United States. The legislation follows comments Cruz made on Saturday that essentially called for more resources to adjudicate asylum claims. He also called for keeping immigrant kids with their parents as long as those adults are […]Read More

O’Rourke Says He’s “Very, very Proud of my Mom” After

The U.S. Senate race between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke took a personal turn Wednesday when Cruz’s campaign accused his Democratic opponent of ignoring his “mom’s tax fraud” while encouraging changes in tax laws to require businesses to charge sales tax on more online purchases. Charlotte’s Furniture, owned by Melissa O’Rourke, was found guilty in 2010 […]Read More

Hispanic Identity Already Shaping the Race Between Ted Cruz and

EDINBURG — Flanked by a nine-piece mariachi band, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez leaned on Beto O’Rourke’s roots while introducing his congressional colleague to a crowd of Rio Grande Valley residents at a recent campaign event. “Beto is one of us,” Gonzalez told the nearly 400 people who crowded into a local football stadium concourse on a humid May […]Read More

Marijuana Legalization, War on Drugs Emerge as Issues in Race

The U.S. Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke is trending into new territory: the war on drugs. It is a familiar topic for O’Rourke, a Democratic congressman who has earned a national reputation as an advocate for marijuana legalization since his days on the El Paso City Council. Yet it hadn’t become an issue in the Senate […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke Wants to Debate Ted Cruz 6 Times, Including

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, has invited U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to participate in six debates with O’Rourke across Texas, two of them in Spanish, during their U.S. Senate race. O’Rourke campaign manager Jody Casey made the proposal in a letter last week to Cruz’s senior staff, adding that the debates should have “media reach […]Read More

Analysis: A Poll Showing a Close Race in Texas, if

You probably saw the new Texas political survey from Quinnipiac released last week — the one that had Democrat Beto O’Rourke running just a few percentage points behind Republican Ted Cruz in this year’s U.S. Senate race. Heady stuff, or scary stuff, depending on your team. It’s from a highly regarded polling operation, but there are a couple of caveats that […]Read More

New Poll finds Race Between Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke “Too

WASHINGTON — A new poll released Wednesday suggests the U.S. Senate race between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke is far more competitive than many political observers have initially thought. The poll from Quinnipiac University shows the two men in a dead heat: 47 percent of registered voters in Texas support Cruz, the Republican incumbent, while 43 percent […]Read More

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