Politics

Todd Wiseman

The Brief: July 24, 2013

As the governor's race awaits a Democratic entrant, the contours of other key down-ballot contests are beginning to take shape.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: July 23, 2013

Your evening reading: Branch announces bid for attorney general; Huckabee endorses Patrick for lieutenant governor; Democrats score influx of cash after filibuster.

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Bob Daemmrich

Branch Launches Campaign for Attorney General

In an announcement Tuesday at Southern Methodist University, state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, officially launched his bid to be the state's next attorney general, saying he plans to put an end to “runaway federal government.”

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Michael Stravato

The Evening Brief: July 22, 2013

Your evening reading: Pauken still pushing for debates with Abbott; Cruz's father says son was "destined" by God; Peña says he was mistreated during recent traffic stop.

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Michael Stravato

The Brief: July 22, 2013

A conspicuous visit to Iowa has sparked a new round of speculation about U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's political ambitions.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: July 19, 2013

Sweeping new abortion restrictions have been signed into law, but the fight inside the Texas Capitol hasn't ended.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Evening Brief: July 18, 2013

Your evening reading: Perry signs abortion restrictions into law; House sends transportation funding plan to the Senate; Abbott brings campaign tour to El Paso.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Phil Roeder

Interactive: Abbott vs. the Federal Government

Led by Attorney General Greg Abbott, Texas has fought the federal government for control over various issues, including environmental regulation and oversight of voting laws. Use this interactive to look at the current legal battles.

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Callie Richmond

The Brief: July 18, 2013

The national spotlight may fall on Texas once more as Gov. Rick Perry signs some of the strictest abortion measures in the country into law.

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Slideshow: Abbott Launches Campaign for Governor

After announcing his candidacy for governor in San Antonio on Sunday, Attorney General Greg Abbott began a tour that is scheduled to have him cover 10 cities over five days. This slideshow looks at the stops he has made so far.

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