The Brief: Texas Political News for Oct. 17, 2013

The Big Conversation

His push to defund Obamacare may have led to a stinging political defeat for Republicans, but will Ted Cruz try again?

Not if U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York, one of Cruz's fiercest Republican critics during the recent fiscal drama, has anything to say about it.

"I think it's important for people in the Republican Party around the country not to just come in at the end and say, 'Congress was dysfunctional,' or 'Congress screwed up.' That's too easy to do," King, who has floated his own name for president in 2016 ...

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