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  • Senate OKs San Antonio mayor as housing secretary

    The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who's considered a vice presidential contender in 2016.

  • Julian Castro leaves uncertain Texas future behind

    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was long viewed as biding his time: waiting out shifting demographics in Texas until 2018, when a Hispanic Democrat with a national profile could be a formidable contender for governor.

  • President Barack Obama, center, puts his arm over outgoing Sec. of Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, left, as he announced his nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, right, to replace Donovan, in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Cabinet shuffle: Donovan to OMB, Castro to HUD

    President Obama on Friday called on the Senate to quickly confirm his new picks to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Office of Management and Budget.

  • Obama picks San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as HUD secretary

    President Obama on Friday will nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be his new secretary of housing and urban development.

  • Obama taps Castro for Cabinet, boost to Democrat

    In a second-term Cabinet reshuffle, President Barack Obama tapped San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Friday to be the nation's next housing secretary, giving a prominent national platform to one of the Democratic Party's most celebrated up-and-comers.

  • White House: Obama to add Julian Castro to Cabinet

    President Barack Obama will nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and will tap Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office, a White House official said Thursday.

  • Obama Cabinet may be boost for rising Texas mayor

    President Barack Obama's expected nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Development could test the 39-year-old's ability to navigate Washington ahead of 2016 elections, Texas Democrats say.

  • Obama reshuffling cabinet with Shaun Donovan moving to OMB, Julian Castro to HUD

    President Obama is preparing to shuffle his Cabinet, with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to take over at HUD, according to various media reports.

  • File- This march 12, 2014, file photo shows Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. It's a second-term Cabinet shuffle for President Barack Obama. Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be White House budget. And the president is considering naming San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as Donovan's successor. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

    Obama considering new housing and budget leaders

    Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director and is considering San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to succeed Donovan, according to people familiar with the selection process.

  • Education theme for first lady's San Antonio trip

    First lady Michelle Obama on Friday kicked off a new "Reach Higher" initiative to encourage American students to commit to education beyond high school.

  • ** FILE ** San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro speaks during the Civil Rights Summit at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Statesman.com, Deborah Cannon, Pool)

    San Antonio mayor to Obama: Give amnesty to illegals with legal families

    Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, said he wants President Obama to do for certain illegal immigrants who have been in the country 10 years or more the same thing he did for children of illegals — grant them amnesty.

  • Julian Castro, Dan Patrick debate immigration

    Prominent Texas figures in the debate over the country's immigration policies took their dispute from Twitter to the airwaves on Tuesday, facing off in person for audiences on the Internet and Spanish-language television.

  • San Antonio mayor goes blonde to support HS team

    San Antonio's dark-haired mayor is going blonde after promising to dye his hair if the Lanier High School basketball team made it to the playoffs.

  • Davis, Van de Putte, Castro to appear together

    Gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis is making a relatively rare appearance with two of Texas' other brightest Democratic stars.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    ALLARD: Living the gay life in San Antonio

    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is running hard to become Hillary Rodham Clinton's vice presidential running mate. Last glimpsed delivering the keynote address to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the 38-year-old mayor is trying to win the spurs of higher office by placing the gay-rights agenda squarely before the San Antonio City Council. Just after Labor Day, its 10 members will vote on a tough new "non-discrimination ordinance."

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