Trump convention highlights family…

00 The speakers at Donald Trump’s convention next week will include a smattering of congressional leaders, former primary competitors, celebrity supporters, Benghazi survivors, and members of the candidate’s family, the Republican National…

How do conventions actually work?

00 With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions right around the corner, Elaine Kamarck takes a few minutes to detail topics that everyone talks about but few people understand: convention…

Trump says he will announce running…

00 CLEVELAND — As aides made final plans for next week’s Republican convention, Donald Trump bore down Wednesday on a running mate selection he plans to disclose Friday.         …

Cornyn bill targets cop killers

00 Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are taking aim at criminals who attack cops.         Source: Politics by KVUE TV Austin

Ohio’s metro economies: A 2016 election profile

00 Election watchers will turn toward Ohio next week, when the 2016 Republican National Convention commences in Cleveland. While there is no shortage of national (and global) political intrigue surrounding…

The Iran deal: Off to an encouraging start, but expect challenges

00 One year after its conclusion, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) remains controversial in Tehran and Washington, with opponents unreconciled to the deal and determined to derail it.…

Congressman Poe diagnosed with leukemia

00 Houston Congressman Ted Poe revealed early Wednesday he was recently diagnosed with leukemia.         Source: Politics – KHOU TV Houston Texas -

Obama: 'When bullets flew, officers…

00 DALLAS — An interfaith memorial service for the five police officers killed last Thursday night during an ambush wrapped up in downtown Dallas with speeches from President Obama and…

Gov. Abbott extends hospital stay

00 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott underwent surgery Tuesday for serious burns sustained late last week, forcing him to miss a memorial service for five fallen Dallas police officers.         …

Convention cities make exemplary stages to discuss America's racial divide

00 Events of the last week have made Cleveland, site of next week’s Republican National Convention, and Philadelphia, site of the following week’s Democratic National Convention, far more relevant to…