Latest Joaquin Castro News

Acting DHS head had key role in controversial Trump policies

Apr. 9, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen's replacement as Homeland Security secretary was practicing law in California when hijacked jets struck the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. That night, he applied for a job with the FBI. "I was trying to pay off student loans and then go for a...

Shake-up at Homeland Security goes beyond Nielsen's exit

Apr. 8, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and White House allies pressing for a harder line on immigration sped up their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security with a mission far wider than just the departure of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The dismantling of the government's...

For '20 Dems, more targets but uphill slog to win Senate

Mar. 30, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she'll be national Democrats' top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party's rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. "I feel comfortable I'll be their...

The Latest: House unable to override Trump veto on border

Mar. 26, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's border wall (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The Democratic-led House has failed to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border....

Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

Mar. 26, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House failed Tuesday to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting border barriers and delivering a victory to the White House in a constitutional and political clash that's raged for months....

Wendy Davis says she's also mulling Texas Senate run in 2020

Mar. 5, 2019 4:41 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wendy Davis of Texas said Tuesday she is considering a U.S. Senate run in 2020 but is waiting to see whether another high-profile Democrat, Rep. Joaquin Castro, goes through with challenging Republican incumbent John Cornyn. Davis hasn't run for office since badly losing the governor's...

Rep. Joaquin Castro 'seriously' considering Texas Senate run

Mar. 1, 2019 10:58 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas confirmed Friday that he will "seriously consider" running for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent John Cornyn, raising the remarkable possibility of charging into one of 2020's biggest races at the same time his twin brother is running for...

Brother: Rep. Joaquin Castro mulling run against Sen. Cornyn

Feb. 28, 2019 8:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said Thursday that his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, is considering a big run of his own in 2020 — a bid for U.S. Senate against Republican John Cornyn. "He's considering that, but he really has not made a decision about...

What to Watch: Cohen's testimony could deal damage to Trump

Feb. 27, 2019 8:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There'll be much talk of a "rat," hush money for onetime paramours and the 2016 presidential campaign. But did President Donald Trump break the law? That's the key question Michael Cohen will be expected to answer with documents on Wednesday during a Capitol Hill drama that sounds more...

House OKs Democrats' bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

Feb. 27, 2019 8:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump's bid for billions of extra dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The move has escalated a clash over whether he has abused his powers to advance the signature pledge of his 2016...