My conversations with the GOP candidates for US Senate from Texas continued today with an, at times, testy exchange with former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz.
A fascinating story out of Kansas, where they’ve passed a law that would create a state-sponsored program to help businesses recruit workers who are illegally in the United States.
Houston Chronicle Education Reporter Ericka Mellon joined me to talk about the arguments for an against the way Terry Grier has shaken things up in the HISD:
Tempers are running high on this one. Despite the Obama Administration’s signals that it wants to find a compromise with the Catholic Church over rules that would mandate coverage of contraceptives, both sides are fired up.
A woman caused quite a stir online by saying the border town of Laredo “sucks” and “thank God I wasn’t born here.” That video, which got more than 20 thousand hits in just two days, amounts to a long, rambling rant from Sarah Walls about how she wishes she’d never moved to Laredo from Colorado.
President Obama has upset some of his supporters by softening his position on how money will be spent on his behalf during his re-election bid this fall. He’s thrown his support to a so-called Super PAC, which can raise and spend an unlimited amount of money as long as they don’t coordinate with his campaign.
I had a spirited exchange today with Wall Stree Journal Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel about the administration’s plan to help homeowners in trouble with their mortgates.
An intense debate has broken out about Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott’s contention that the tests taken by public school students are a “perversion” of the legislature’s original intent.
There has been a lot of speculation what Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s real goal is with what may very well be his last political campaign.
After three days of intense controversy, the Susan G. Komen foundation has reversed course and will continue to send grant money to Planned Parenthood in Texas and around the nation.
Scott Braddock is a journalist and political analyst based in Austin.
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