Gov. Rick Perry survived his second straight debate without a major stumble and wants to be the "Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses." U.S. Rep. Ron Paul stole the show, but his isolationist foreign policy views may have alarmed some Republicans.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.
The Perry campaign's latest attack ad labels Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich as "political insiders." Both are running ahead of the Texas governor in most polls.Full Story
The Tribune's Thanh Tan speaks with a Texan living with anxiety and depression, the executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at UT-Austin, and the head psychiatrist for Austin Travis County Integral Care to find out the reasons behind the state's shortage of mental health providers.Full Story
While more Texans are being diagnosed with mental illness every year, experts say there aren't enough psychiatrists or behavioral health professionals to meet growing demand. Use our video and interactive county-by-county maps to find out why.Full Story
The federal government's rejection this week of a state request to exclude certain providers — namely Planned Parenthood — from the Women's Health Program came as a victory to some family planning advocates, and a travesty to others.Full Story
Ron Paul denies he is interested in a third-party candidacy, despite having left the door open in a recent interview. But longtime GOP strategist Mark McKinnon believes the two-party system will be tested in 2012 — and that Paul could do it.Full Story
Just four weeks away from the Iowa caucuses, Texas Congressman Ron Paul is sitting near the top of several polls. Even with his large war chest and loyal base, many still doubt that he could be the Republican presidential nominee. The Tribune's Thanh Tan explains why.
Presidential candidate Ron Paul is expanding ad buys in Iowa, including a new video that calls Newt Gingrich a "serial hypocrite."Full Story
Redistricting. It's a long process all about drawing lines that determine elections and which political party is in power in Texas. Months after the Legislature established its maps, it's still not clear who Texans will be voting for in next year's congressional and state House and Senate races. The Trib's Thanh Tan and Ross Ramsey explain why.Full Story
Former President George W. Bush will take his first post-White House trip to Africa to help combat cervical and breast cancer among women. Meanwhile, his home state is struggling to provide the same services to low-income women.Full Story
In 2008, Gov. Rick Perry moved from the Governor's Mansion into a $10,000 a month estate in West Austin. Perry says security is his top concern and "to do that on the cheap is pretty hard to do." His critics say he's living a luxurious lifestyle on the taxpayers' dime.Full Story