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In high-level talks, Texas business leaders press the White House to act on immigration

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Amid the chaos on Capitol Hill and the crisis on the border, Texas construction executives pushing for immigration reform traveled to Washington and met late Friday with senior advisers to President Obama. Houston construction executives […]

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Signs That 2014 Could Be the Year for Immigration Reform

This column originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government. On the first workday of 2014, there’s no doubt business leaders in Texas were pleased to see the report from the New York Times that declared US House Speaker John Boehner now supports changing the nation’s […]

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Obama Misses a Texas-Sized Opportunity on Immigration

We’ve entered an interesting time in American politics when a Democrat can flog a Republican with the issue of illegal immigration. For years, conservative politicians have used it to call their opponents “open borders liberals.” President Obama, during his visits to San Antonio and Austin this week, slammed the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney for […]

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Monday Morning Reading: Looks Like a Runoff

Good morning from Dallas! I’m here to follow up on some issues I raised over the weekend regarding the “Value of Blue Collar Work.”  That piece I published Sunday seems to have really resonated with all sides.  It’s hard to know exactly where this conversation will go, but I plan to press the issue of […]

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Romney Edges Ahead of Obama in Poll: VIDEO

I was glad to be invited on Fox 26 News at 9 in Houston to talk about the latest on the presidential race. Share

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Tuesday Morning Reading: Voters Guide, Ron Paul Out

The cream is in the coffee and the news is flowing this morning. Early voting is well underway and Ron Paul fans in Texas are out of luck. Just as voters in his home state go to the polls here in his home state, he’s announced he’ll stop campaigning for president. Share

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Monday Morning Reading: Early Voting Starts

Time for some coffee and politics to get things going on a Monday.  I’m pouring a cup of Seaport “Founder’s Choice” (from the Texas Coffee Company) today, which came highly recommended by a former colleague. It’s not quite as strong as I’d like, but the flavor isn’t bad at all. Share

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Obama’s Swank Fund Raisers in Houston AUDIO

President Obama has some high-dollar fundraisers in Houston today, including a private party that costs nearly $40,000 for admission.  Share

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Heated Debate: Is Rush Limbaugh’s Apology Good Enough? AUDIO

Rush Limbaugh, the nation’s leading conservative radio talk show host, continues to lose advertisers even after an apology to a college student he called a “slut” and  ”prostitute” last week.  Here’s the video of what he originally said about Sandra Fluke.  Share

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Sunday Morning Conversations: Eleanor Clift

As the fight continues over the Obama Administration’s birth control coverage mandate, I was pleased to spend a few minutes talking about it with Newsweek Columnist and legendary pundit Eleanor Clift. Share

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