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The Evening Brief: April 30, 2012

Your evening reading: EPA official resigns in wake of "crucify" comments; judge orders state to maintain Women's Health Program; Leppert launching multimillion-dollar ad push

The Brief: April 30, 2012

Former Dallas mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Leppert gestures during a question at a debate in Austin on January 12, 2012.
Former Dallas mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Leppert gestures during a question at a debate in Austin on January 12, 2012.

The intensifying ad war in the U.S. Senate race sparked another war within the race on Friday.

The Evening Brief: April 27, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012, in Austin.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012, in Austin.

Your evening reading: pro-Dewhurst Super PAC ad calls Cruz, Leppert "too liberal"; Amazon, state settle sales tax fight; UT-El Paso gets tentative approval to host boxing match

The Evening Brief: April 25, 2012

Candidate Ted Cruz attacks Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in a U.S. Senate candidate debate at the Hilton in Austin on January 12, 2012.
Candidate Ted Cruz attacks Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in a U.S. Senate candidate debate at the Hilton in Austin on January 12, 2012.

Your evening reading: poll shows Cruz gaining on Dewhurst; Canseco claims TSA assault; Supreme Court appears likely to uphold key part of Arizona law

The Brief: April 25, 2012

As Mitt Romney's grip on the Republican presidential nomination strengthened Tuesday, a new poll showed Texas voters finally coming around to him.

The Evening Brief: April 24, 2012

Mitt Romney speaking to a crowd of supporters in Des Moines on Jan. 2, 2012, the eve of the Iowa caucuses.
Mitt Romney speaking to a crowd of supporters in Des Moines on Jan. 2, 2012, the eve of the Iowa caucuses.

Your evening reading: Romney on top in Texas, but Perry would hurt ticket, poll says; Amazon in talks with Texas over sales tax deal; Condoleezza Rice, in Texas, says politics not in her future

The Brief: April 24, 2012

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear a major immigration enforcement case this week, new demographic data released Monday may help reshape the debate.

The Evening Brief: April 23, 2012

A driver from Chihuahua, Mexico, waits to cross the border into Fort Hancock in rural Hudspeth County.
A driver from Chihuahua, Mexico, waits to cross the border into Fort Hancock in rural Hudspeth County.

Your evening reading: report shows Mexican immigration to U.S. at net zero; former State Board of Education member compares criticism to "pre-Holocaust Germany"; Leppert calls opponents "empty suits" in new ad

The Brief: April 23, 2012

Ron Paul supporters gather outside a building in downtown Austin on Feb. 24, 2012, expecting to see GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, who was in town for a fundraiser.
Ron Paul supporters gather outside a building in downtown Austin on Feb. 24, 2012, expecting to see GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, who was in town for a fundraiser.

Refusing to back down, Ron Paul supporters asserted themselves at county conventions over the weekend.

The Evening Brief: April 20, 2012

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks at a town hall event at Texas A&M University on April 10, 2012.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks at a town hall event at Texas A&M University on April 10, 2012.

Your evening reading: despite long odds, Paul posts hefty first-quarter fundraising haul; State Board of Education approves new math standards; SOPA outcry hasn't dampened Lamar Smith's fundraising

The Brief: April 20, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.

With primary season in full swing, the big-name endorsements have started to roll in.

The Evening Brief: April 19, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shakes hands with Gov. Rick Perry at the 2011 inauguration.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shakes hands with Gov. Rick Perry at the 2011 inauguration.

Your evening reading: Perry endorses Dewhurst; education commissioner wants Texas math standards to exceed national requirements; Abbott endorses Kelly Hancock

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