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Political experts predict Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s decision to debate immigration issues with Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera instead of his Democratic rival will actually benefit Patrick’s re-election bid.

State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine
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Pete Gallego, a Democratic candidate for Texas Senate District 19, faces a new challenge to his candidacy — and this one involves the FBI.

July 2016
Ryan Poppe / TPR News

A Texas Democrat is calling on his congressional colleagues to investigate President Trump over possible violations of federal election law.

NPR’s Wade Goodwyn (@wadegoodwyn) recently interviewed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is gearing up for an unexpectedly tight re-election campaign this fall. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Goodwyn about what Cruz said.

In a split-screen whiplash, a regular Tuesday turned into a blockbuster, with two top people close to President Trump now facing prison.

First, it was Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, found guilty of tax evasion and bank fraud by a jury in Virginia. Minutes later, in New York, it was Trump's longtime former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, pleading guilty to tax evasion, falsifying submissions to a bank and campaign finance violations.