Pete Sessions

 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Aug. 1, 2014

Ted Cruz has become the latest D.C.-based practitioner of the Pottery Barn rule: He broke the border bill, and now, possibly more than any other single person, he owns it.

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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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 United States Coast Guard

The Brief: March 25, 2014

Tar balls from Saturday's spill of 168,000 gallons of fuel oil in into Galveston Bay began to wash ashore on Monday as officials assessed the long-term effects of the accident.

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 Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune

The Brief: March 5, 2014

Some questions got answered in Tuesday's primary contests as the conversation now shifts to the May runoff elections and to the November general elections.

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 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: March 3, 2014

Election Day is tomorrow, and the tenor of some of the campaigns has moved toward "no quarter, bayonet the wounded."

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 Bob Daemmrich / Jenn Whitney

The Brief: Feb. 25, 2014

Democrats and Republicans in Texas differ in their enthusiasm for spending more money for education, but they tend to agree on the need to invest more, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Feb. 10, 2014

News broke Sunday night of a big move at the UT System: Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will be stepping down after a successor is named.

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 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Jan. 22, 2014

The fallout continues from the Sunday story in The Dallas Morning News on discrepancies in Wendy Davis' accounting of her early life.

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 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: Jan. 20, 2014

Wendy Davis' life story is once again under scrutiny, this time after a Sunday piece by The Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater.

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 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Jan. 16, 2014

Land commissioner candidate George P. Bush has some pointed words for fellow Republicans who denigrate Hispanics.

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 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: Jan. 14, 2014

Washington, D.C., is abuzz over the latest perceived thumb to the eye delivered by Ted Cruz to the House leadership.

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 Axel Gerdau

The Brief: Jan. 9, 2014

The Public Utility Commission's proposed changes to the electric market gained a powerful detractor in recent days: the Texas Oil and Gas Association, the state's oldest and largest petroleum organization.

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 Spencer Selvidge

The Brief: Dec. 17, 2013

California Republican Darrell Issa supplemented a report critical of the health care navigator program with a field hearing in Texas on Monday to further explore those criticisms with a panel tilted heavily toward GOP members.

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 Graphic by Todd Wiseman

The Evening Brief: Dec. 6, 2013

Your evening reading: former CPRIT executive indicted; ag commissioner candidate warned on how he handles his horses; a glimpse into the Joe Jamail box at a UT home game

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 Graphic by Todd Wiseman / Guillermo Esteves

The Evening Brief: Oct. 24, 2013

Your evening reading: gubernatorial hopefuls both favor Prop 6; Davis calls insurance exchange problems "inexcusable"; yet more NSA surveillance revelations

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