Jeb Hensarling

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The Brief: June 9, 2015

A pair of protests was held in McKinney on Monday in response to police action dispersing a crowd at a pool party over the weekend as details emerged about the party itself.

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The Brief: May 22, 2015

Four large donors to the nonprofit currently documenting Texas lawmakers this session are well-known backers of conservative causes.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Nov. 6, 2014

Greg Abbott readily took on the mantle of governor-elect on Wednesday while others searched for the reason for the Wendy Davis implosion in the governor's race.

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Veronica Zaragovia

The Brief: Oct. 22, 2014

Criticism by state leaders of the Obama administration for failures in the response to the Ebola virus omits mention of the tools at the state's disposal that were not used.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Sept. 4, 2014

In a blow to Texas pride, it appears that the Lone Star State has lost out to Nevada in the race to land Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery "gigafactory."

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Aug. 22, 2014

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that in the days before Gov. Rick Perry's indictment over his veto of funding for the public integrity unit, the Travis County DA's office had requested the next Legislature to restore most of the unit's funding.

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The Brief: Aug. 4, 2014

A new report raises fresh doubts about a key witness instrumental in securing the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. This new evidence forces again the question as to whether Texas executed an innocent man.

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The Brief: July 14, 2014

The challenges to Republican-drawn maps in 2011 return to a San Antonio federal courtroom Monday morning with The Associated Press reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice is deciding to become more closely involved with the case.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: July 7, 2014

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers has asked for a chance at a "graceful" departure from his post after next year's legislative session.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: June 13, 2014

Could President Obama be so unpopular in Texas that he's making it difficult for Democratic candidates in the state, such as gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis?

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The Brief: June 11, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning loss in his GOP primary contest in Virginia on Tuesday has boosted the political fortunes of Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling.

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The Brief: May 21, 2014

David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick, the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, gave one last surprise in their final debate before the May 27 primary runoff election — a largely civil debate that avoided mention of the personal attacks that have come to dominate the last few weeks.

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