Part 1 of 4 of The Trib's analysis of Perry’s campaign ads. This segment features Rick Perry's first general and comparison ads from the 1990 race for agriculture commissioner, followed by analysis from Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary filmmaker and UT-Austin political analyst Paul Stekler.Full Story
Thanh Tan is a multimedia reporter/producer for The Texas Tribune. She previously worked at Idaho Public Television, a PBS station that serves a statewide audience. While there, she was an Emmy award-winning producer/reporter/host for the longest-running legislative public affairs program in the West, Idaho Reports, moderator of The Idaho Debates, and a writer/producer for the flagship series Outdoor Idaho. Prior to joining IdahoPTV, she was a general assignment reporter at the ABC affiliate in Portland, OR and a political reporter for KBCI-TV in Boise, ID. Her work has also appeared on the PBS NewsHour and This American Life. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with degrees in International Relations and Broadcast Journalism.
Reviewing 20 years of Rick Perry's political advertising reveals his metamorphosis as a public figure — and why he could be an effective national candidate.Full Story
Former New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani appeared on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday to discuss the current 2012 GOP presidential field. He said he thinks Texas Gov. Rick Perry will enter the race with "a great record."Full Story
It is unclear exactly how much taxpayers spend on Gov. Rick Perry's extensive travel costs. Private dollars pay for most of Perry's expenses, but taxpayers pick up the tab for his round-the-clock security detail.Full Story
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul just appeared on CNN to discuss why he's giving up another run for his congressional seat and his view on the debate over raising the debt ceiling.Full Story
Now that the legislative session is over, Gov. Rick Perry can leave the state as much as he wants. We've created the PerryTracker map to follow his travels, but what's behind the demand for his appearances? We talk to event organizers to find out.Full Story
CNN is anticipating another redistricting showdown in Texas. The Mexican American Legislative Caucus, led by state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, is preparing for a court battle over the newly-passed congressional map.Full Story
Tea Partiers thought this session was their time to shine, after helping to elect and elevate the GOP to supermajority status in the state House. As The Texas Tribune's Thanh Tan reports, they're disappointed some of their pet issues were not resolved.Full Story
The Trib's been keeping track of the key issues throughout the special session. From budget measures to school finance, health care and airport groping, here's our final rundown of bills that passed, and the ones that died.
The Senate's version of a bill to criminalize intrusive pat-downs by federal agents with the Transportation Security Administration has died in the House — which has now adjourned sine die.Full Story
The House couldn't get the votes it needed to suspend the rules to take up the TSA anti-groping bill before the clock runs out today.Full Story
The House has adjourned for the evening, and the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee has voted out the Senate version of the TSA "anti-groping" bill. Lawmakers will reconvene and attempt to pass that measure tomorrow morning.Full Story