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One of the state's rising Democratic stars, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, talks about Wendy Davis' chances for governor and his own political future.

With little support on either side of the aisle, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz waged his biggest fight yet last week, talking for almost a full day in his quest to 'defund Obamacare.' Is he exposing the entrenched powers at the Capitol, or is this another example of what's wrong with Washington? Former Democratic State Rep. Domingo Garcia on the left and Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer on the right have our Flashpoint debate.

Starting October 1, the uninsured can start signing up for the Affordable Care Act. We have two views on what we might expect locally from Democratic Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Republican State Rep. Matt Krause of Fort Worth.

And on Reporter Roundtable, Dallas Morning News political writer Gromer Jeffers and News Austin Bureau chief Christy Hoppe review Cruz' last stand, the Wendy Davis announcement and voter I.D. laws with Inside Texas Politics host Jason Whitely.

E-mail jwhitely@wfaa.com

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