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The Evening Brief: Nov. 30, 2012

Your evening reading: Cornyn calls White House proposal to unilaterally raise debt ceiling "crazy"; congressional Republicans clashing over approach to immigration reform; education commissioner to delay 15 percent rule

The Brief: Nov. 30, 2012

Ted Cruz with daughter Caroline at his election watch party in Houston on Nov. 6, 2012.
Ted Cruz with daughter Caroline at his election watch party in Houston on Nov. 6, 2012.

Still reflecting on the election, Ted Cruz says he knows why Republicans lost, and what they can do about it.

The Evening Brief: Nov. 29, 2012

Your evening reading: Dewhurst proposes taking $1 billion from Rainy Day Fund for water projects; Perry voices support for letting districts decide on 15 percent rule; ethics commission backs off plan to add investigative powers

The Brief: Nov. 29, 2012

Ted Cruz supporters at his election night watch party in Houston on July 31, 2012.
Ted Cruz supporters at his election night watch party in Houston on July 31, 2012.

He hasn't even taken office yet, but one of Ted Cruz's first moves as Texas' senator-elect is already delighting conservatives.

The Evening Brief: Nov. 28, 2012

Conservative activist Grover Norquist
Conservative activist Grover Norquist

Your evening reading: Norquist says Perry could be viable 2016 candidate; Abbott moves to seize polygamist ranch; panel says Reyes may have violated ethics rules

The Evening Brief: Nov. 26, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry with wife Anita at a Williamson County Republican dinner in Round Rock, his first public appearance since leaving the presidential race.
Gov. Rick Perry with wife Anita at a Williamson County Republican dinner in Round Rock, his first public appearance since leaving the presidential race.

Your evening reading: Perry appoints chief of staff to Texas Supreme Court; Texas lawmakers standing firm on anti-tax pledge; Florida governor announces $10,000 degree challenge similar to Perry's

The Brief: Nov. 26, 2012

A coalition of Tea Party groups rally against President Obama on Jan. 16, 2009, at the Texas Capitol.
A coalition of Tea Party groups rally against President Obama on Jan. 16, 2009, at the Texas Capitol.

Three weeks after the election, secession fever hasn't been quieted in Texas.

The Brief: Nov. 21, 2012

Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade announcing the launch of the 2010 census in Texas
Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade announcing the launch of the 2010 census in Texas

Weeks after controversy over an attempted dead-voter purge erupted, a major resignation has stirred speculation.

The Brief: Nov. 20, 2012

Ron Paul speaks at a Tea Party rally at the Texas Capitol on May 6, 2012.
Ron Paul speaks at a Tea Party rally at the Texas Capitol on May 6, 2012.

The latest Texas secession talk may be nothing more than political fodder, but at least one of the state's politicians is taking it seriously.

The Evening Brief: Nov. 19, 2012

Patient Carrie Adner of Austin speaks with Dr. Krissie Yamamoto at the Seton-Circle of Care Women's Services at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
Patient Carrie Adner of Austin speaks with Dr. Krissie Yamamoto at the Seton-Circle of Care Women's Services at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Your evening reading: women's health providers to appeal directly to federal government for funding; Paul calls secession a "deeply American principle"; F1 subsidy debate continues

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