The Brief: Texas Political News for Dec. 17, 2013

The Big Conversation

California Republican Darrell Issa supplemented a report critical of the health care navigator program with a field hearing in Texas on Monday to further explore those criticisms with a panel tilted heavily toward GOP members.

With the panel consisting of five Republicans and one Democrat, there was little doubt as to how the day would develop. The choice of venue — the North Texas town of Richardson — was by no means accidental. As KDFW-TV reported, the hearing was chosen for Richardson because of the undercover videos shot in North Texas by the conservative activist group Project ...

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