The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Jan. 17, 2013

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•    Ted Cruz: Gun push has 2014 political price (Politico): "Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday he believes President Barack Obama’s gun control efforts not only won’t work, but will backfire and kick off a conservative resurgence. The Texas Republican stopped by 'The Laura Ingraham Show' to discuss the president’s 'extreme anti-gun agenda.' He blasted Obama for 'exploiting the murder of children' in order to push for gun control in the wake of Newtown."

•    Sens. Cornyn and Cruz explore private accounts as Social Security alternative (The Dallas Morning News): "Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are spending ...

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