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The Brief: Nov. 15, 2013

President Obama's apology for the latest glitch in the rollout of his signature legislative achievement is failing to convert skeptics in the Lone Star State.

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Some Texas Lawmakers Hold Out on Endorsing

Some Texas Republicans in Congress still have not endorsed a candidate in the contest for the party's presidential nomination. What are they waiting for?

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Jacob Villanueva

Every Doggett Has His Day

The U.S. House has passed a bill on Tuesday that is expected to send about $800 million to bolster the state’s education budget. But thanks to an amendment added by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, the funding comes with Texas-specific strings attached. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune has this report. Full Story 
She's the Democratic nominee for Congress in Tom DeLay's old seat. But Texas Democrats don't want anything to do with her, citing her alignment with the LaRouche movement's "thuggish" behavior and more.

The Curious Case of Kesha Rogers

She's their nominee for Congress in Tom DeLay's old district, but Kesha Rogers — who considers health care reform "fascist" and wants Barack Obama impeached — has few friends in the Democratic Party.

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Matt Stiles

The Capital Gang

The six Texas congressional candidates who ended the year with $1 million or more on hand are incumbents. Only two of the candidates with the 20 biggest bank accounts are not.

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Jacob Villanueva

Frequent Flyers

Members of the Texas congressional delegation took more than 200 privately funded trips, at a cost of more than $350,000, in 2008 and 2009.

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