News For Friday, October 7, 2011

Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Jeff Heimsath

Out of the Smoke-Filled Room and Onto the Internet

The concept of crowdsourcing — soliciting information from a wide range of people responding to an open call over the internet — could play a significant role in the way Texas lawmakers handle a key issue next session.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Texplainer: Will the Texas Primary Be Too Late to Matter?

Hey, Texplainer: With several states racing to move up their primaries, will my vote even matter when Texas holds its primary? Yes, at least for every candidate other than the ones running for president — and maybe for them, too.

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Muliadi Soenaryo

The Midday Brief: Oct. 7, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Perry courting conservatives at Values Voter Summit; forecaster says Perry still has an edge over Romney; Texas Republicans blast unemployment numbers

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