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Poll Shows Beto Beating Trump
by Six in 2020 Race Countdown

Texas Dem takes page from own playbook as survey has him tied for 2nd in 2020 victory margin.

Texas Latino Lawmakers Decry
Declaration as Fake Emergency

Hispanic Dems accuse Trump of fabricating crisis that raises doubts on state border security plan.

Cornyn Ditches Beto No-Name
Ploy in Trump Decree Salute

Senator slams potential foe several times while endorsing national emergency with border.

Cornyn Leaves O'Rourke Name
Out of Potential Rivals Warning

Dem women cited as threats amid claim of left wing media propping up unnamed Senate nominee.

Senate Committee Stall Could
Be Valentine's Day Burial Sign

GOP panel boss calls off vote on Abbott appointee whose hopes for confirmation appear dead.

Trump Puts Beto Lightning Back
in Bottle with El Paso Rally Stop

President may want O'Rourke as re-election foe with visit that's PR gold for hometown Democrat.

Potential Deal Could Defuse War
Between Rivals in Beer Industry

Speculation brews on accord to avert showdown between big distributors and craft upstarts.

Republican Locks Down OT Spot
in Déjà Vu of State Senate Fight

Trump Mocks O'Rourke in Most
Blistering Attack Yet on Dems

Citizen Proof Measure Revival Could Be Dead on Austin Arrival

Patrick Could Get Bigger Break
with Plan County Judge Favors

Fantasy Sports Push Revived
as Opponents Get New Ammo

Election Boss Could Take Detour
with Patrick Senate Panel Shift

Medicaid Windfall Gives
Texas Lawmakers $3 Billion More for Higher Priorities

Federal match hike saves huge sum that state leaders don't publicize or plan to use to boost nation's worst uninsured rate.


Hailey's Comment: Trump Declaration Creates New State Budget Dilemma
Official crisis tag could free up nearly $1 billion for issues that Texas leaders see as more urgent than border.


Lobby Power Rankings
Reflect Bonnen Speaker
Bid Win and Blue Wave

Ties to new House boss and Dems good for rankings bump as #MeToo cuts both ways.

Laney Links are Golden
in New Speaker's House

GOP leader has last Dem in dais as role model as Straus maestro goes back to future.


Freshmen Dems Who'll Be 2020 Targets Don't Fare as Well in Committee Shuffle
House rookie class has more collective muscle than Straus era frosh as blue wave brigade gets lower level posts.


Tale of Two Waves: Blue
Texas Tide Tops 2010 Red
Tsunami in Magnitude Depth

GOP surge with higher casualty count flipped seats that had been solid red in contrast to 2018.

Beto Leads Cast of Fall
All-Stars that's All Dem
with Lone Republican

Texan who soared from Senate race loss to 2020 frontrunner circle is all-time MVP.

Texas Democrats Ride
to Blue Wave to Major
Victories at Ballot Box

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