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As Gov. Rick Perry prepares to run for president, what do Texas Democrats have in mind? And can Democratic legal challenges in redistricting hold up? We'll ask our guest, Matt Angle of the Lone Star Project.

The debt ceiling agreement that consumed Washington: Good deal or bad deal? That's this week's Flashpoint.

On The Rant, Shawn Williams of DallasSouthNews.org asks progressive lawmakers why they couldn't see the debt impasse coming.

Our Roundtable examines Gov. Perry and the Houston prayer event.

And PolitiFact Texas checks out the legislature requiring Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment.

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