The Brief: Texas Political News for Aug. 13, 2013

The Big Conversation:

With two Texans playing key roles, infighting within the Republican party on how to defeat Obamacare continues. 

In the latest round, former George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove took the battle to the airwaves yesterday on Fox News Commentator Sean Hannity’s radio show.

He took on U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who along with Texas’ own U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, is among congressional conservatives who are pledging to oppose any bill that includes funding for Obamacare.

“If you fund this thing, you own it,” Lee said. 

As the Tribune’s Becca Aaronson reported ...

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