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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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Calculating the Impact of Women and Latinos in Texas Elections

Note: This column originally appeared in the Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Some of the state’s top political number crunchers on both sides of the aisle told business leaders assembled in Austin this past week that the exploding Latino population and the emergence of unmarried women as […]

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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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Texas is Letting Fear Decide its Fate on Immigration

Texas has an estimated 1.7 million undocumented immigrants living between the Red and Rio Grande Rivers. Houston alone is home to about 600,000 of those. Texas has a 1,200 mile border with Mexico (the longest of any state). Texas has a booming Latino population that sees almost every other issue through the lens of immigration. […]

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Texas Built That

Texas might be able to settle one of the central arguments in the race for the White House: Whether business owners create wealth and jobs on their own or whether we all chip in to make that happen. But, first Texas will have to decide what it’s going to do. Share

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Tuesday Morning Reading: “A Civil War in the GOP”

After months of uncertainty, mudslinging, lies, lying about lying, accusations of lying, Chinese intellectual property attacks, liberty-wrestled-from-Cuban-oppression ads, endorsements from Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee – and more – Texas election day is upon us! Share

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Wednesday Morning Reading: Anti-Tax Pledges, Chinese Ties, and More

Ohh…the coffee is dripping and so is the news. Those teases at the Texas Tribune continue to roll out the results of their latest polling with the University of Texas.  Maybe unsurprisingly, those anti-tax pledges some politicians tout on the campaign trail don’t really do it for the majority of people, but the most conservative […]

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Tuesday Morning Reading: May the Best Ad Win

As we get closer to the May 29th primary, there are some really effective political ads and there are some that fall into the “questionable” category.  Share

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