TribBlog: A Redistricting Compromise?

Republican and Democratic members of the Texas congressional delegation are discussing a possible compromise designed to cool off the overheated politics of congressional redistricting by dividing the expected spoils once U.S. Census figures are in and the reapportionment process begins in 2011, two members of the delegation say.

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Elise Hu

2010: Kay Stays [UPDATED]

Surprising almost no one, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison announced in San Antonio that she will not resign her Senate seat. She'll stay through the end of her term in 2012.

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Annise Parker: The TT Interview

Three months into her new job, the mayor of the state's largest city and the nation's fourth-largest city says she's working hard to combat the crippling effects of a down economy, putting partisan differences aside to join with Republican congressmen in lobbying Washington to keep NASA intact, and trying to untangle the longstanding knot that is mass transit. Oh, and she's staying as far away from the governor's race as humanly possible, though she has a stern message for political operatives who may be looking to tarnish the man she replaced: Don't mess with Houston. Full Story 

The Brief: March 30, 2010

Children are taught that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  This rule is not followed in the media world — just ask the politicians.

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Bob Daemmrich

James Baker Says ...

The former secretary of state talked foreign policy, partisan politics and the national debt at an event co-presented by the Tribune, the Center for Politics and Governance at UT's LBJ School of Public Affairs, and the LBJ Library.

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