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Friday, May 17th, 2013

In IRS scandal, Smith, Doggett have their moments in the spotlight

Hays County’s two heavy-hitting congressmen — political polar opposites who find agreement on high-profile national issues as rarely as their respective parties do — have both waded into the fray over the extent of an Internal Revenue Service operation that targeted tea party and other conservatives groups for extra scrutiny.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Audio: Jobs talk puts Latino unemployment rate in spotlight

President Obama's visit to Austin on Thursday has again highlighted Texas' economic growth. But the renewed focus on the "Texas miracle" has also underscored a persistent concern in the state: higher rates of unemployment among Hispanics.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Video: Obama’s speech on tech, manufacturing in Austin

Watch the President Obama’s speech at Applied Materials in Austin on manufacturing and technology.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On Austin visit, Obama sings city’s, school’s praises

President Obama said Thursday that Austin was the perfect spot to kick off his“Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” tour because the city was doing so many things right economically.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Video: Obama’s speech at Manor experimental high school

During his May 9 visit to the Interstate 35 corridor, the president praised New Technology High School for its non-traditional ethos and an emphasis on academic rigor.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Real time: Obama and the #TexasMiracle

President Obama is visiting Central Texas on Thursday, May 9 as the first stop on a national tour to emphasize middle class job creation. Watch the fanfare unfold through our Storify timeline.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On jobs tour, Obama in Austin to visit the ‘Texas miracle’

President Obama will visit Austin on Thursday as part of his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour.” Gov. Rick Perry thinks any tour on jobs and opportunity should start and probably end in Texas.

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Video: Doggett on lurching toward ‘April Fools fiscal cliff’

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett joined in his party’s efforts last week to raise public awareness of $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts all but certain to go into effect March 1.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Remember when? Obama visits San Marcos, Texas State

After two straight months of being outraised by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama is eying Tuesday as a possible record-breaking day for fundraising in Texas.

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