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Matt Laslo

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A North Texan’s name is on a list of possible successors to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, who may step down after November’s election: Rep Jeb Hensarling of Dallas.

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Republican Ted Cruz today placed his hand on his father’s Bible  as he became Texas’ first Hispanic senator during Congress’s swearing-in ceremony.

Cruz then told reporters if he’d been in the U.S. Senate two days ago, he would have voted against the fiscal cliff  legislation.

“It’s a lousy deal,” said Cruz, a second-generation Cuban American and Texas' former solicitor general. 

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A five-year old North Texas child with leukemia recently visited Capitol Hill. His family and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas wanted to put a face on healthcare funding for kids.

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The Supreme Court’s decision on the healthcare law threw many lawmakers in Washington for a loop. Now the Texas congressional delegation is examining how to proceed.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry is out of the GOP presidential contest, but he’s not leaving the national stage quite yet. Matt Laslo reports from Washington that Perry was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd at a massive conservative conference.

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The U.S. Supreme Court may be considering instructions that would delay Texas primary elections again. KERA’s Shelley Kofler reports Justices asked about a delay yesterday when they heard arguments over Texas’ election maps.