Benton McDonald

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Benton McDonald is a junior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor of Politifrog, covering local, state, and national politics and their relation to TCU.

Tracking COVID-19 Cases in Texas

TCU360 will be updating our interactive map each day with data from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

Tarrant County updates emergency plans but does not enact ‘shelter-in-place’ order

The commissioners court adopted fines and jail sentences for residents not complying with emergency management plans in an emergency meeting Sunday.

Both parties see strong turnout in primaries

More than 2 million ballots were cast for each party in this year's primaries.

Live blog: Super Tuesday 2020

Politifrog and TCU360 will have updates from the polls throughout the day.

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: Bloomberg focuses on Texas as...

The former mayor of New York City is pouring money and resources into the Lone Star State in a bid for the Democratic nomination.

County Commissioners green light early voting on campus

The site will now be open for the entire early voting period to comply with a new state law.

Supreme Court’s landmark campaign finance case approaches 10-year anniversary

The court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission has led to increases in how much campaigns collect and spend on elections.

Bob Schieffer talks impeachment as public hearings begin on Capitol Hill

Former Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer joined TCU360's Benton McDonald to talk about the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Texas could halt campus voting sites

The law was signed in September and removes the use of temporary early-voting sites that TCU has hosted in the past.

Chinese response to NBA part of ongoing trend

It took just a 7 word tweet to ignite an ongoing confrontation between China and its most popular American sports league

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