Court Releases Congressional Maps

A panel of three federal judges in San Antonio proposed new congressional districts for Texas today. Among the headlines: It looks like U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, and state Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, won't be running against each other.

Evangelicals Assert Their Role in GOP Primary

Rick Perry being served water by Michele Backmann at the Family Leader forum in Des Moines Iowa.
Rick Perry being served water by Michele Backmann at the Family Leader forum in Des Moines Iowa.

While national security was the focus of last night’s Republican debate, some voters want to turn the conservation back to religion and social issues. As Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports, even in a year of economic concerns, such voters could tip the scales in early-voting states like Iowa.