- Former President Bush Honors Commitment to Wounded War Heroes – Victor Lopez, NewsWest9
- Dewhurst appears torn between activists and senators – Jason Embry, Austin American-Statesman
- After Rick O'Donnell, What Now for Texas Higher Ed? – Reeve Hamilton, Texas Tribune
“I think the position of the foundation, to the extent it has been presented at all, has been mischaracterized throughout,” says TPPF spokesman David Guenthner. “People have taken convenient excerpts and extrapolated them out to attacks on the type of scientific research that a lot of the universities are doing. The point of the whole conversation has been that students are being forgotten and that universities were created to teach students.”
That conversation never got very far.
- Higher education agency embraces Perry's $10,000 degree – Ralph Haurwitz, Austin American-Statesman
- Berman Not Satisfied With Obama's Birth Certificate – Emily Ramshaw, Texas Tribune
- Texas House passes contentious redistricting plan – Jay Root, AP
- Sharp lines drawn in redistricting map battle – Tim Eaton, Austin American-Statesman
- Texas House redistricting plan would avoid Perry-Landtroop matchup – Enrique Rangel, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
- 2 tea party freshmen get redistricting reprieve – AP
- Dallas GOP Reps play musical chairs – Erin Mulvaney, DMN
Under the Solomons map, it’s Harper-Brown v Anderson and Burkett v Driver. Anderson submits a map pairing the other Republicans… and Driver.
- Senate Budget Debate Stalls Over Vote Count – Thanh Tan, Texas Tribune
- Dewhurst reiterates his support for Senate budget – Jason Embry, Austin American-Statesman
- House chairman says he's close to getting enough votes for gambling – Tim Eaton, Austin American-Statesman
If we’re going to do gambling, can we choose not to create a huge sinecure for whatever well-connected political donor gets the license?
- Campus carry bill stalls in surprise incursion on Senate bill – Mike Ward, Austin American-Statesman
- Lawmaker accuses colleague of bamboozling voters – Gary Scharrer, Chron Texas Politics
- Perry “doesn’t make it easy for you not to like him” – Paul Burka, Texas Monthly
Is it just us, or has the governor hit his stride recently?
- Rally Held to Protest Dunes Sagebrush Lizard – KWES NewsWest 9
- Rick Perry’s campaign ads through the years – Jonathon McClellan, Right Side of Austin
- Media to make 2012 expensive – David Hill, The Hill
One-third of self-described conservative Republicans get most of their news from TV. 25% from print, and 25% from the web.