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Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Just Sassed the Astros

During the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, the senator called the team “miserable cheaters.” Houston leaders weren't having it.

10/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

All Politics is Local

Senator Ted Cruz Is a Diehard Houstonian

A love of small business and the Constitution blossomed in the Bayou City.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Perfect party

May's Perfect Party: The Skype Happy Hour Edition

This month we're inviting the leaders who've helped Houston navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

05/01/2020 By Catherine Matusow

Perfect Party

January's Perfect Party: Everyone-Take-Your-Seat Edition

All the new faces in our government are invited to our party this month.

12/31/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Vox populi

Twitter Mourns for Beto O'Rourke, the Internet's Favorite Candidate

The El Paso congressman may have lost the election, but he'll always have the tweets.

11/07/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The 42 Percent

Please Keep Voting, If Only for the Free Frank Ocean Merch

The elusive artist has launched pop-ups in Houston and three other cities to distribute free merch to those who have voted.

11/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Trump in Town

Scenes from President Donald Trump’s Rally for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Thousands converged on the Toyota Center in their MAGA finest.

10/23/2018 Photography by Daniel Kramer By Catherine Matusow

Before You Vote

Voting Early? Important Information Every Houstonian Should Know

Read up on the candidates in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese.

10/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Update

President Trump's Houston #MAGA Rally Has Changed Venues

NRG Arena reportedly wasn't big enough.

10/18/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Strange arena-fellows

ICYMI: President Trump is Coming to Stump for Ted Cruz

The former rivals will come together in Houston for an October 22 political rally.

10/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Politics

Second Cruz-O'Rourke Debate Postponed

A weekend SCOTUS confirmation vote means Cruz can't come to Houston.

09/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politics

The Official Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke Drinking Game

Win or lose, margs make everything better. (So does voting.)

09/21/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politics

The Houstonia Guide to the 2018 Midterm Elections

Will Texas turn blue this year? We don't know, but we'll definitely be watching.

09/21/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

SCOTUS Vacancy Gives Both Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Some Angles to Work

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement has made the already interesting Texas Senate race even more so.

06/29/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

Beto O'Rourke Is Doing Well, But Don't Count Ted Cruz Out

Can a Texas Democrat unseat one of the state's most gifted GOP politicians? Probably not.

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politics

Beto O'Rourke Stops by Houston for 'Beers with Beto'

The El Paso native hopes to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in November.

01/09/2018 Photography by Marco Torres

Ted Talk

Net Neutrality, Explained for Ted Cruz

After the senator got in a Twitter fight with Luke Skywalker, we're here to set things straight.

12/19/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

At Pop Shop America, Crafting and Politics Make for a Potent Mix

Beyond the ubiquitous "pink pussy hats," craftivism is inspiring activists to get creative.

04/14/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Politics

Updated: Ted Cruz Refused to Meet with Constituents, Barred Access to Offices

Texans were told to make an appointment by calling the office, though neither Houston nor Austin phone lines were in service for days.

01/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

January's Perfect Party: Welcome-to-2017 Edition

It's a brave new world out there.

12/30/2016 By Catherine Matusow