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A Terrible, No Good Week for Michael Quinn Sullivan

Note: This column originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government. It would be difficult enough to cover something as complex as a matter before the Texas Ethics Commission if all sides were honest brokers about the proceedings. The fact that they are not makes cutting […]

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Sour-faced Perry is Picking the Right Fights

Note: This column originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Not only did Gov. Perry get way out ahead of the border crisis politically but he has also now figured out a way to differentiate himself in a major way from a potential fellow GOP […]

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Texas Business Leaders Are In a Full-Court Press on Immigration

Note: This column originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Hoping to lose none of any ground – either real or perceived – they may have gained on immigration in the United States House of Representatives, Texas business interests over the last couple weeks have […]

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Texas GOP’s Change in Immigration Stance is Deeply Troubling to Hispanic Republicans

Note: This column originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  FORT WORTH – On Friday, Harvey Kronberg wrote that this convention was one of the least angry Republican Party of Texas gatherings in years. Make no mistake: That made sense when Harvey wrote it. But […]

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A liberated John Cornyn

Note: This column originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  There’s been a lot of chatter in Austin and Washington about what kind of an approach Sen. John Cornyn would take with the Tea Party now that he’s successfully fended off primary challengers from the […]

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Dewhurst and Patrick Clash in a Very Personal Debate in DFW

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there for daily coverage of Texas politics and government.  DALLAS – Sen. Dan Patrick and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst pulled no punches on Wednesday in a 45-minute televised debate that one candidate would later describe as childish. Patrick said “I think it was in […]

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Does Gov. Perry Still Have Political Magic in Him?

It’s safe to say Gov. Perry’s rebranding effort isn’t slowing down a bit.  But, whether he’s having success in the endeavor is an open question. His appearance this morning on Meet the Press continued his campaign to show himself to be one of the functional elected Republicans in America, which would be any Republican officeholder […]

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Dewhurst and Patrick Take the Gloves Off in the Hill Country

Note: This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  KERRVILLE – In this Hill Country county won by Sen. Dan Patrick on Election Day, both he and Lt. Gov David Dewhurst came out swinging in a blistering half-hour debate on Friday. The forum for […]

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Immigration Fight Simmers Ahead of Texas GOP Convention

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  HOUSTON – Business interests here in Southeast Texas and elsewhere are working to marshal their forces ahead of what could be a bloody fight at the Republican Party of Texas convention in June over where […]

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Facing a Challenge From the Right, A GOP Senator Sets His Sights on the Middle

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  DALLAS – One of the most closely watched Texas Senate races could be a key test for the future of the Republican Party as a whole. Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, faces a very serious challenge […]

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