Texas Republicans Leary of Naming a Presidential Favorite

A good story from Aman Batheja in the Star-Telegram today points out that most GOP office-holders in Texas are reluctant to say which of the candidates for president they prefer.  

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Perry Fired up at CPAC, is he Running Again in 2016? AUDIO

Governor Perry fired up conservative activists gathered at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this week.  Following this interview on Fox News, a lot of folks are talking about whether Perry will make another run for the White House in 2016. 

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Details of School Prayer Settlment Sound Difficult to Enforce

A school district in South Texas that was sued for what critics called pervasive religion on campuses has reached a settlement with the agnostic family.  The details on this are just fascinating and I would love to have been a fly on the wall for the mediation between the family and the school district.

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Ted Cruz: The News 92 FM Interview

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. 

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Kansas Bucks the Trend; Tries to Authorize Illegal Immigrants

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. 

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HISD May Extend Contract for Superintendent Grier Tonight

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:

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Catholic Church Objection to Health Mandate Sparks Hot Debate

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. 

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Mayor of Laredo Accepts Apology After Insulting Video Goes Viral

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.

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President Obama Flip-Flops on Super PAC Cash AUDIO

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. 

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Is President Obama’s Mortgage Plan DOA? AUDIO

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. 

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