Senate Candidates Differ on Gay Marriage Ban in Texas

Craig James, the former ESPN analyst and football star running for United States Senate from Texas, told me today that he’s against the gay marriage ban in the Lone Star State. 

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Komen for the Cure Debate AUDIO

The decision by the Texas-based Susan G. Komen Foundation to cut off all funding/grants to Planned Parenthood lit up my Facebook and Twitter feeds like no story has recently. 

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Do Lawmakers Need to Get Back to Austin to Fix Texas School Funding? AUDIO

The outgoing chairman of the Texas Senate Finance Committee, Steve Ogden, R-Bryan/College Station, says Republicans and Democrats alike need to come together in Austin to fix fundamental problems with the way schools are paid for in Texas. 

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Has Gov. Perry Found his Swing? (Audio)

Some say Gov. Perry did exactly what he needed to do to steady his campaign during last night’s debate in Las Vegas:  He came out swingin’. If you missed the debate, here’s a re-cap in 100 seconds. After the throwdown in Vegas, I spoke with one of the co-authors of the forthcoming book about Gov. […]

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Drought Puts Water Needs into Sharp Focus (Audio)

As I’ve reported on the Texas State Networks, some experts say this is now the worst drought in Texas in 500 if not 1,000 years.  Farmers are coming to grips with the reality of how that’s affecting their crops all over the state. 

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Is Gov. Chris Christie’s Presidential Buzz Only About Fundraising? AUDIO

Longtime political strategist Jason Stanford, who also has a book coming out soon about Rick Perry, points out that this is sort of like “sweeps week” for political fundraising and all the hype about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is likely about that and only that.

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Illegal Immigrant UT Graduate to Perry: Don’t Back Down on In-State Tuition AUDIO

I just finished an interview with a young man who was brought to Texas illegally when he was four-years-old.  Jose Torres-Don attended the University of Texas and received the in-state tuition break that has caused Gov. Perry so many headaches this past week on the presidential campaign trail. 

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Is President Obama’s Trip to Texas a Message to Gov. Perry? AUDIO

There’s been a lot of buzz over the weekend that the upcoming presidential trip to Texas may be a bit of a message from the POTUS to his potential challenger next year: Gov. Perry.

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Texas Tea Party Leader: GOP Race is Wide Open (AUDIO)

Heading into the first “Tea Party Debate” of the presidential race,  I thought it would be a good idea to check in with Dallas Tea Party founder Phillip Dennis and see what he thinks of how Gov. Perry and the other candidates have performed so far. 

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Texas is the “Swinging Gate” for Drugs into America AUDIO

The Pentagon’s announcement that 1,000 National Guard troops will remain deployed along the US-Mexico border is underwhelming to security experts familiar with the inner workings of the Mexican drug cartels. 

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