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 Abby Livingston

The Brief: Aug. 14, 2015

Former Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday made his first comments since the news that his campaign staff was no longer getting paid, saying he's "in it to win it" and that he'll bring enough money to "keep the doors open."

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 Abby Livingston

The Brief: Aug. 12, 2015

Some headlines on Tuesday spelled doom for former Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign, but the campaign says it's slimming down to keep him competitive in the early states.

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The Q&A: Jason M. Evans

In this week's Q&A, we interview Jason M. Evans, an assistant professor of environmental science at Florida's Stetson University who recently published a paper on drought and public opinion.

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 Emily Hoerner

The Brief: Aug. 10, 2015

Following a relatively muted debate performance Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz addressed a packed and enthusiastic room Saturday at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta as part of his swing through Southern states.

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 Ross Ramsey

The Brief: Aug. 6, 2015

Opponents of Texas' voter ID law got a partial victory yesterday with an appeals court panel's decision that the law violates a section of the Voting Rights Act, which was signed 50 years ago today.

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The Q&A: Daniel R. Taber

In this week's Q&A, we interview Daniel R. Taber, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health-Austin Regional Campus.

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 Lisa Krantz

Head Start’s Benefits Prove Hard to Measure

Despite vast evidence that early childhood education improves outcomes for students later in life, a recent report from the U.S. Department of Education concluded that there is little evidence to support measurable benefits of one specific early learning initiative: Head Start.

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