John Culberson

2018 Runoff Results: Crenshaw Wins District 2

The Results Are In: Crenshaw wins Republican nod, while Fletcher will face Republican John Culberson in November<p>HOUSTON, TX — Retired U.S. Navy Seal …

Laura Moser

Democrats try to flip Texas district after Hurricane Harvey response

MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff visits the TX-7 district where Democrats Laura Moser & Lizzie Fletcher are running to take on longtime GOP Rep. John Culberson …

Politics

Texas District 07 2018 Race

Geography Data<p>In State Contributions vs. Out of State Contributions<p>Candidate<p>In State<p>Out of State<p>No State Data<p>Lizzie Fletcher (D)<p>$643,390 …

San Francisco

Congressional Reps Host Sexual Assault Forum At Rice University

This forum seeks to engage in a useful discussion about sexual assault on campuses and generate ideas for best practices for Universities.<p>HOUSTON, TX …

Sheila Jackson Lee

U.S. Rep. John Culberson announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-District 7), senior member of the Appropriations Committee, has announced that his office is …

High School

Underground tunnels proposed for Houston flooding

HOUSTON (AP) — The flood control district for the Houston area is considering a proposal to build massive underground tunnels to drain floodwaters …

Extreme Weather

How business & politics must break reliance on the traditional advertising model

By 2020, the next presidential election, 54% of Americans will be cord cutters, says Chris Wilson CEO of WPA Intelligence, and will receive TV from …

Ronald Reagan

Planetary science wins big in NASA’s new spending plan

NASA’s science programs get a big boost in the 2018 spending bill approved by Congress this week, allowing researchers to continue developing an …

Space Science

Don’t mess with Mueller, Texas Republicans warn Trump, though few love the special counsel

<i>Updated at 4:55 p.m. to include additional information throughout.</i><p>WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump's anti-Robert Mueller tirades fueling …

Donald Trump

Republican House Seats Potentially At Risk

Democrats must pick up 23 seats to win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives this November. They have plenty of openings since 68 seats …

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Trump signs budget that Ted Cruz says was 'drafted by the Swamp in the dark of night'

WASHINGTON - Dropping a threatened veto, President Donald Trump averted a government shutdown Friday, signing a sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill …

Politics

GOP Should Really Start Worrying About House Seats

Democrats must pick up 23 seats to win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives this November. They have plenty of openings since 68 seats …

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

5 things to watch for in the Illinois primary

In one of ABC News’ “18 for '18” races, the fight for the identity of the Democratic Party between its progressive and establishment wings has …

Politics

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:<p>Longview News-Journal. March 19, 2018.<p>Since the tragic murders of 17 students at Marjory …

Business

Panicked Republican leaders start calling out slacker House incumbents—by name

Spooked by Conor Lamb's upset victory, anonymous "[t]op House Republicans" (or at least, their aides) called out more than half a dozen GOP …

Conor Lamb

Conor Lamb’s Lesson for Democrats

Regardless of who wins the special House election in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the Democratic candidate, Conor Lamb, has already accomplished something impressive by showing that his party ought to contest every election — no matter how daunting the odds.<p>“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t …

Democratic Party

Hotel Stays Extended For Hurricane Harvey Survivors

Already extended once to March 12, Congressman Culberson said FEMA has extended it again.<p>HOUSTON, TX — John Culberson, one of Houston's U.S. House of …

Extreme Weather

Women were the real winners of the Texas primaries

Texas is about to elect its first Latina congresswoman ... or two.<p>Tuesday night, as the results for Texas’s midterm primary election rolled in, an uplifting trend began to emerge: Women just couldn’t stop winning.<p>Of the nearly 50 women running for Congress in Texas, more than half won their …

Politics

The DCCC’s scorched-earth campaign against Texas Democrat Laura Moser backfired

Moser made it into a May runoff election.<p>Until a few weeks ago, Laura Moser was a little-known name, one of seven candidates running for the Democratic primary in Texas’s Seventh Congressional District.<p>That was, until the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee unleashed a scorched-earth …

Government

The Texas Primary Just Gave Democrats Reason for Optimism. But Midterm Gains Will Still Be an Uphill Battle

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas is the latest place where Democrats are finding optimism for 2018 after kicking off the nation’s primary election season with …

Politics

National Democrats stick with aggressive primary strategy despite Texas results

National Democrats are vowing to stick with their strategy of aggressive involvement in primary elections, even after their interference in a Texas …

Politics

The good and bad news for Democrats in Texas, explained by a top political junkie

Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith: the primaries were great for women, meh for Democrats.<p>The most striking thing about the much-hyped Texas primaries is how ordinary they actually were.<p>That was the message from the Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith, who has been following the state’s politics for the better part …

Politics

Female candidates score major wins in Texas primaries

Female candidates running in primaries in Texas scored major victories Tuesday night.<p>More than half of the women running either won their primaries …

Government

2 winners and 2 losers from the 2018 Texas primary elections

Most high-profile races will go to runoffs. But there were some clear outcomes.<p>Texas election law prevented a clear-cut outcome for many of the most heavily contested primary elections in the state on Tuesday, the start of the national primary season.<p>That’s because in Texas primaries, if no one …

Government

If Texas Turns Blue, It Starts Tonight: Three Districts to Watch

A trio of House seats may bring Democrats the wins they’ve always dreamed of in the deep red state.<p>Democrats eager to retake the House majority in …

U.S. Politics

As Nation Eyes Texas Primary, Cruz in Panic Mode Over 'Extreme Left' Voter Turnout

As Texans headed to the polls Tuesday to take part in the first statewide primary of year, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)—who will likely face Democratic …

Government

Why Democrats are happy about Texas' early voting numbers

There's been record early voting turnout in Democratic primaries across Texas's 15 largest counties. The Cook Political Report's Dave Wasserman noted …

North Korea

What the Texas Primaries Tell Us About November

The Texas primaries on Tuesday didn’t produce any major upsets but did offer a few surprises that shed some insight into broader lessons about mood of the electorate and each party’s strengths and weaknesses heading into November’s midterms. Some takeaways from the first state to hold primaries in …

Politics

CEO of company previously investigated by CFPB emailed Mulvaney for job

Janet Matricciani, former CEO of payday lending company World Acceptance, contacted Mick Mulvaney on his personal email account suggesting she be …

North Korea

West Virginia teacher strike ends after state leaders reach deal

West Virginia's teachers will be returning to the classroom now that Gov. Jim Justice and other state leaders have agreed to a deal that gives state …

North Korea