Trib Must Reads for the Week of Feb. 1st 2016

00 Trib Must Reads Texas GOP Chairman to Pull Primary Shakeup Plan Over Cruz Concerns, by Patrick Svitek — Texas GOP Chairman Tom Mechler has decided to withdraw a proposal that…

Sam Johnson Gives Ted Cruz Seventh Congressional Endorsement

00 U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Richardson, is throwing his support behind Ted Cruz for president, giving the U.S. senator from Texas the seventh congressional endorsement from his home state.  “It…

Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on South

00 WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he’s held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that…

The Brief: Cruz Aims to Rewrite Rules With Southern Strategy

00     The Big Conversation An analysis of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz‘s travels shows a focus on courting Southern voters to an extent rarely seen before in presidential…

Texas GOP Chairman to Pull Primary Shakeup Plan Over Cruz Concerns

00 Texas GOP Chairman Tom Mechler has decided to withdraw a proposal that would have changed the first four early voting states after receiving concerns from Ted Cruz.  Mechler, a…

Five Takeaways from Ted Cruz's Iowa Bus Tour

00 WAVERLY, Iowa — After logging hundreds of miles on Iowa’s snow-dusted roads last week, Ted Cruz ended his massive bus tour of the state Saturday night on a lighter…

As Universities Consider Campus Carry, Gun-Free Classrooms Seem Unlikely

00 The thousands of professors who attend the Modern Language Association’s annual conventions usually talk literature, linguistics and language. But last week in Austin, many took a break to focus on…