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'It could be that my tone is not viewed as combative enough,' Republican U.S. Senator John Cornyn told Inside Texas Politics.

In a candid interview, Sen. Cornyn talks about why some people might think he is too moderate and is too 'established' after all the time he has served on Capitol Hill.

Republican Rep. Joe Barton talks about the Affordable Care Act, and his push to postpone the penalty for not sighing up.

President Obama and Democrats want to raise the minimum wage from $7 to $10 an hour, but Republicans say that plan is a 'job-killer.' Tarsha Hardy of the Texas Democratic Party takes aim at the retailers and restaurants paying that $7 wage, calling them 'welfare queens.'

On Flashpoint, Domingo Garcia and Mark Davis discuss President Barack Obama's four-hour visit to Dallas last week. Besides collecting cash, what did the trip really achieve?

And we'll put the headlines into perspective on Reporters Roundtable with Dallas Morning News political writer Gromer Jeffers and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy. Why did Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis avoid President Obama on his visit to Dallas?

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