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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters in Hollis, New Hampshire, after his apparent third-place showing in the state's Republican presidential primary on Feb. 9, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters in Hollis, New Hampshire, after his apparent third-place showing in the state's Republican presidential primary on Feb. 9, 2016.

The Brief: After N.H., Presidential Hopefuls Shift Gears

In the aftermath of the New Hampshire primaries, the field of candidates cleared some on the Republican side while the remaining hopefuls began the job of positioning themselves for the upcoming contests in South Carolina and Nevada.

Republican Presidential Candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with supporters in Hollis, New Hampshire after his third place finish in the primary on Feb. 9, 2016.
Republican Presidential Candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with supporters in Hollis, New Hampshire after his third place finish in the primary on Feb. 9, 2016.

The Brief: Trump Wins, Cruz Marks Substantive Finish in N.H.

Billionaire Donald Trump convincingly won the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary on Tuesday, with Iowa winner Ted Cruz running a half-point ahead of Jeb Bush for third place.

Texas Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a town hall meeting at the Peterborough Town Hall on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. He brought Hank Suprun, 9, of Dallas, up to ask his question. Suprun and his family made a special trip to New Hampshire to learn more about the primary.
Texas Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a town hall meeting at the Peterborough Town Hall on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. He brought Hank Suprun, 9, of Dallas, up to ask his question. Suprun and his family made a special trip to New Hampshire to learn more about the primary.

The Brief: With Second Place in Sight, Cruz Has Big Push in N.H.

The pivotal and increasingly more difficult to predict GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire will happen tomorrow with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz campaigning with an urgency similar to his efforts in Iowa.

Supporters gather to see Sen. Ted Cruz and to await the results of the Republican caucus at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on February 1, 2016.
Supporters gather to see Sen. Ted Cruz and to await the results of the Republican caucus at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on February 1, 2016.

The Brief: Cruz Picks Up Two Endorsements After Rand Paul's Exit

A shakeup Wednesday in the Republican race for president — the decision by two candidates to suspend their campaigns — is benefiting the campaign of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks Wednesday in Iowa about his debate challenge to Republican presidential rival Donald Trump. During a rally in West Des Moines, Cruz said Trump is trying to avoid scrutiny of a record that does not match his rhetoric.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks Wednesday in Iowa about his debate challenge to Republican presidential rival Donald Trump. During a rally in West Des Moines, Cruz said Trump is trying to avoid scrutiny of a record that does not match his rhetoric.

The Brief: Ted Cruz Wants "Mano a Mano" Debate With Trump

Ted Cruz and a pair of super PACs supporting him spent Wednesday trying to get Donald Trump to agree to a “mano a mano” encounter between the two men.

On Nov. 10, 2015, University of Texas at Austin faculty and students protested the new campus carry law that will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry handguns into campus buildings.
On Nov. 10, 2015, University of Texas at Austin faculty and students protested the new campus carry law that will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry handguns into campus buildings.

The Brief: An Unlikely Figure Emerges in Campus Carry Debate

The spotlight continues to shine brightly on Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg after he announced this week his intent to defy the state’s new campus carry law.

On Jan. 20, 2016, the Texas House Higher Education Committee discussed efforts to grow educational programs with University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven.
On Jan. 20, 2016, the Texas House Higher Education Committee discussed efforts to grow educational programs with University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven.

The Brief: Push To Topple 10 Percent Rule Comes From Top

Bill McRaven, who is only about a year into his tenure as University of Texas System chancellor, has decided to take on a surefire controversy. He’s arguing to scrap the top 10 percent automatic admissions rule.

Republican primary candidate Ted Cruz, center, is joined on stage by Sarah Palin, left, and Senator Jim DeMint, right, at a rally in The Woodlands, Texas, on Friday July 27, 2012.
Republican primary candidate Ted Cruz, center, is joined on stage by Sarah Palin, left, and Senator Jim DeMint, right, at a rally in The Woodlands, Texas, on Friday July 27, 2012.

The Brief: Ted Cruz Absorbs a Snub and a Diss in Iowa

Sarah Palin was a huge boon to Ted Cruz when she came to Texas to throw her support behind his bid for the Senate. On Tuesday, she snubbed Cruz to endorse Donald Trump for president.

GOP presidential hopefuls (l-r) Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush pledge allegiance at the CNN debate in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 15, 2105.
GOP presidential hopefuls (l-r) Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush pledge allegiance at the CNN debate in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 15, 2105.

The Brief: Date, Channel Change Announced for Houston Debate

The Republican presidential primary debate set to happen days before Texans cast their ballots in the state's primary election will remain in Houston but with a new television channel as host.

Republican U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump (left) and Ted Cruz at the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, S.C., on Jan. 14, 2016.
Republican U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump (left) and Ted Cruz at the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, S.C., on Jan. 14, 2016.

The Brief: After Debate, Trump-Cruz Bromance on the Rocks

The much remarked upon friendly relationship between GOP presidential rivals Donald Trump and Ted Cruz seemed to end definitively in yesterday's debate marked by a decidedly confrontational tone between the men.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) speak at a press conference in the Capitol about Sen. Cruz’s Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act of 2015 (S. 2302), in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2015.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) speak at a press conference in the Capitol about Sen. Cruz’s Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act of 2015 (S. 2302), in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2015.

The Brief: Houston Iraqi Refugee Is Charged as Terror Suspect

Federal authorities in Houston announced on Thursday the arrest of an Iraqi man who immigrated to Houston four years ago, charging him as a terror suspect allegedly aligned with the Islamic State.