The 2017 Texas Tribune Festival kicked off Friday with a conversation between Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith and U.S. Sen. Al Franken and concluded Sunday with Sens. Ted Cruz and Jon Cornyn. Check out our liveblog for highlights from more than 60 panel discussions on education, climate change, President Donald Trump, the role of media in 2017 and much more. 

Watch: A Conversation with John Cornyn & Ted Cruz

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