Alexandra Samuels

Covering politics, people and Texplaining for @TexasTribune. Formerly: @USATODAY, @dailydot, @UTAustin. Tell me your story: asamuels@texastribune.org

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We fact checked Donald Trump's rally in Texas
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We fact checked Donald Trump's rally in Texas
October, 23 2018
Without citing evidence, Joaquin Castro says Jared Kushner may have played a role in the death of Jamal Khashoggi
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Without citing evidence, Joaquin Castro says Jared Kushner may have played a role in the death of Jamal Khashoggi
October, 19 2018
We fact check Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke’s second debate
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We fact check Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke’s second debate
October, 17 2018
Q&A: State Rep. Joe Moody on criminal justice and the Legislature
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Q&A: State Rep. Joe Moody on criminal justice and the Legislature
October, 11 2018
Want to discuss affordable housing in your community? This guide can start the conversation.
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Want to discuss affordable housing in your community? This guide can start the conversation.
October, 5 2018
T-Squared: Help us spark policy conversations in your communities
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T-Squared: Help us spark policy conversations in your communities
October, 5 2018
Some Texas interest groups are endorsing in every statewide race — but not in Sid Miller's
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Some Texas interest groups are endorsing in every statewide race — but not in Sid Miller's
October, 4 2018
How much money have Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke raised outside Texas? We don't know for sure.
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How much money have Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke raised outside Texas? We don't know for sure.
September, 27 2018
With a supermajority, Republicans have complete control of the Texas Senate. That's at risk this election cycle.
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With a supermajority, Republicans have complete control of the Texas Senate. That's at risk this election cycle.
September, 13 2018
State Rep. Four Price files to run for Texas House speaker
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State Rep. Four Price files to run for Texas House speaker
September, 6 2018
Lawmakers couldn't agree on property tax reform, but Texas homeowners can still get some relief
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Lawmakers couldn't agree on property tax reform, but Texas homeowners can still get some relief
September, 5 2018
Donald Trump says he'll campaign for Ted Cruz at "biggest stadium in Texas we can find"
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Donald Trump says he'll campaign for Ted Cruz at "biggest stadium in Texas we can find"
August, 31 2018
Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton won’t debate their Democratic challengers. Is that unusual?
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Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton won’t debate their Democratic challengers. Is that unusual?
August, 31 2018
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick agrees to a debate — with Geraldo Rivera
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick agrees to a debate — with Geraldo Rivera
August, 23 2018
Down-ballot Texas Democrats are in Beto O’Rourke’s shadow. Will his campaign still help their chances?
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Down-ballot Texas Democrats are in Beto O’Rourke’s shadow. Will his campaign still help their chances?
August, 23 2018
State Rep. Travis Clardy Declares Candidacy for Texas House Speaker
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State Rep. Travis Clardy Declares Candidacy for Texas House Speaker
August, 20 2018
State Rep. Travis Clardy declares candidacy for Texas House speaker
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State Rep. Travis Clardy declares candidacy for Texas House speaker
August, 20 2018
GOP sues to kick Gallego off the ballot in state Senate special election
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GOP sues to kick Gallego off the ballot in state Senate special election
August, 10 2018
GOP Sues to Kick Gallego off the Ballot in State Senate Special Election
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GOP Sues to Kick Gallego off the Ballot in State Senate Special Election
August, 10 2018
Four things experts taught us about civility in a divided era
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Four things experts taught us about civility in a divided era
August, 10 2018
We’re partnering with ProPublica to track political ads on Facebook
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We’re partnering with ProPublica to track political ads on Facebook
August, 9 2018
Does Cruz lead O'Rourke by six points or two? Here's how to evaluate Texas polls.
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Does Cruz lead O'Rourke by six points or two? Here's how to evaluate Texas polls.
August, 3 2018
Ted Cruz leads Beto O'Rourke 49-43 in Quinnipiac poll
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Ted Cruz leads Beto O'Rourke 49-43 in Quinnipiac poll
August, 1 2018
Libertarians, independents and write-ins: Here are Texas' non-major party options in 2018
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Libertarians, independents and write-ins: Here are Texas' non-major party options in 2018
July, 31 2018
Some voters say they’re inundated with political spam this year. Is there a way to make it stop?
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Some voters say they’re inundated with political spam this year. Is there a way to make it stop?
July, 27 2018
As more states legalize marijuana, advocates see signs suggesting Texas may move that way
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As more states legalize marijuana, advocates see signs suggesting Texas may move that way
July, 26 2018
Texas Schools That Want to Arm Their Employees Have Two Choices
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Texas Schools That Want to Arm Their Employees Have Two Choices
July, 13 2018
Texas schools that want to arm their employees have two choices
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Texas schools that want to arm their employees have two choices
July, 13 2018
Ask the candidates: What questions do you want answered before the November 2018 election?
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Ask the candidates: What questions do you want answered before the November 2018 election?
July, 13 2018
Legalizing marijuana, limiting access to assault-style weapons part of Texas Democrats' platform
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Legalizing marijuana, limiting access to assault-style weapons part of Texas Democrats' platform
June, 24 2018
Here’s a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families
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Here’s a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families
June, 18 2018
Advocates say arming Texas school employees won’t cost that much. But many districts don’t want to do it.
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Advocates say arming Texas school employees won’t cost that much. But many districts don’t want to do it.
June, 14 2018
Four Things to Watch at Texas Republican and Democratic Party Conventions
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Four Things to Watch at Texas Republican and Democratic Party Conventions
June, 11 2018
Four things to watch at Texas Republican and Democratic party conventions
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Four things to watch at Texas Republican and Democratic party conventions
June, 11 2018
After crowdfunding law, Texans raise nearly $250,000 toward testing rape kits
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After crowdfunding law, Texans raise nearly $250,000 toward testing rape kits
June, 8 2018
Voting rights groups say a citizens commission could fix gerrymandering. It’s unlikely to happen.
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Voting rights groups say a citizens commission could fix gerrymandering. It’s unlikely to happen.
June, 7 2018
Republicans dominate the Texas House. So why is a Democrat running for speaker?
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Republicans dominate the Texas House. So why is a Democrat running for speaker?
May, 8 2018
The next local control fight explained: Why Austin passed a citywide sick leave policy
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The next local control fight explained: Why Austin passed a citywide sick leave policy
May, 4 2018
Texas has a plan to fix special education. Now what?
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Texas has a plan to fix special education. Now what?
May, 3 2018
State Rep. Eric Johnson, a Democrat, declares candidacy for Texas House Speaker
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State Rep. Eric Johnson, a Democrat, declares candidacy for Texas House Speaker
May, 2 2018
Texas is holding a special election to fill Blake Farenthold’s seat. Here’s how that works.
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Texas is holding a special election to fill Blake Farenthold’s seat. Here’s how that works.
April, 27 2018
Is the top vote-getter in a Texas primary election most likely to win their runoff? Usually, but not always.
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Is the top vote-getter in a Texas primary election most likely to win their runoff? Usually, but not always.
April, 27 2018
Attorney General Ken Paxton sides with restaurants, retailers on enforcement of "Barbecue Bill"
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Attorney General Ken Paxton sides with restaurants, retailers on enforcement of "Barbecue Bill"
April, 23 2018
Texas Teachers’ Pay Is Average. But Their Pensions Are Among the Lowest in the Country.
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Texas Teachers’ Pay Is Average. But Their Pensions Are Among the Lowest in the Country.
April, 22 2018
Texas teachers' pay is average. But their pensions are among the lowest in the country.
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Texas teachers' pay is average. But their pensions are among the lowest in the country.
April, 20 2018
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul: "Working as a team" was key to catching Austin bomber
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U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul: "Working as a team" was key to catching Austin bomber
April, 18 2018
It's not easy being Green: Third party faces long odds to make it onto Texas ballot
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It's not easy being Green: Third party faces long odds to make it onto Texas ballot
April, 13 2018
Texas is making billions from oil and gas drilling, but counties say rural roads are being destroyed
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Texas is making billions from oil and gas drilling, but counties say rural roads are being destroyed
April, 12 2018
Texas students are taking the STAAR tests this week. Take our quiz to see how you'd fare.
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Texas students are taking the STAAR tests this week. Take our quiz to see how you'd fare.
April, 11 2018
A Texas Democrat’s campaign just unionized. Here's why so few campaigns do that.
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A Texas Democrat’s campaign just unionized. Here's why so few campaigns do that.
April, 6 2018
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