Inside Texas Politics (8/11)

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by JASON WHITELY

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WFAA

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 11 at 12:00 PM

Rep. Joe Barton (R-6th District) explains why he is against the immigration bill, even though the Congressional Budget Office says it will cut illegal immigration in half and lead to a net economic gain.

Congress is on August recess. In "My Voice, My Opinion," Mercedes Olivera reflects on the least productive session in years. She says the focus of Sen. Ted Cruz to shut down the government unless Obamacare is repealed makes no sense to a lot of observers, including Republicans.

On "Flashpoint," is NSA leaker Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor? From the right, Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer, and from the left, former state representative Domingo Garcia debate the issue.

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) was a big hit in Washington last week when she said she might run for Texas governor. So should Republican candidate Greg Abbott be worried? We'll discuss on this week's "Reporter Roundtable."

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