Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press

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Singer, songwriter, provocateur and politician Kinky Friedman dead at 79

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Singer, song­writer, satirist and nov­el­ist Kinky Fried­man, who…

Appointed by Trump, Hunter Biden trial judge spent most of her career in civil law

Appointed by Trump, Hunter Biden trial judge spent most of her career in civil law

The judge pre­sid­ing over Hunter Biden’s fed­er­al gun tri­al in Delaware is…

US Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas fights off challenge from gun-rights activist in GOP runoff

US Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas fights off challenge from gun-rights activist in GOP runoff

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Repub­li­can Rep. Tony Gon­za­les of Texas has won his pri­ma­ry…

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan wins GOP primary runoff, fending off challenger backed by Trump

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan wins GOP primary runoff, fending off challenger backed by Trump

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Repub­li­can Texas House Speak­er Dade Phe­lan won his pri­ma­ry…

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan wins GOP primary runoff, fending off anger over impeachment

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan wins GOP primary runoff, fending off anger over impeachment

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tony Gon­za­les of Texas was out to save his job Tues­day…

Texas runoffs put Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales, state's GOP House speaker in middle of party feud

Texas runoffs put Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales, state's GOP House speaker in middle of party feud

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tony Gon­za­les of Texas is out to save his job Tues­day…

Roughly halfway through primary season, runoffs in Texas are testing 2 prominent Republicans

Roughly halfway through primary season, runoffs in Texas are testing 2 prominent Republicans

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2024 pri­ma­ry sea­son is rough­ly halfway over and there have…