David Dewhurst's campaign ad, "Mother of All Debt," criticized Dan Patrick for his past bankruptcy. This debuted April 16, 2014.
David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick blast away about a name change and campaign debts. The Truth-O-Meter engages.
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"When people enter the service, there’s not a mental health evaluation."
The NCAA will "get billions" from the men’s basketball tournament. "Players get a trophy."
On HealthCare.Gov, Texan Mark Sullivan "found a good" health insurance "plan that includes dental, for less than $80 a month."
"Ted Cruz has been to Iowa four times. Rio Grande Valley of Texas -- just once."
Says Ralph Hall is "the oldest member in Congress ever."
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Tracking the promises of Rick Perry
The latest from the Perry-O-Meter
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- Power assets not for sale, LCRA executive says
- DPS plan to switch service pistols on hold
- New survey finds Texans like Ted Cruz, Medicaid expansion and a $10 minimum wage
- Wendy Davis again faces ethics questions
- Faced with conservative opposition, lottery commission delays bingo vote
- New group pushes for gun control laws
- Texas conservatives debate how to cut taxes, provide key services
- A year after West blast, many meetings, little action
- "In the last couple of days, notices were sent (by officials in Ukraine) to Jews in one city indicating that they had to identify themselves as Jews." — John Kerry
- Says opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act is part of the Koch brothers’ agenda. — Gary Peters
- "Eighty percent of Wall Street executives and their spouses' donations go to Democrats." — Louie Gohmert
- A recent Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Americans and 56 percent of Democrats "say the biggest threat to our nation's security is big government." — Marsha Blackburn
- Americans spend "6.1 billion hours a year" on tax preparation. — Virginia Foxx