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Bill White

Obama Disrupts Quiet Chelsea Block for $25,000-per-seat Fundraiser

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

President Obama is visiting the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City today and is expected to descend upon a $16 million historic brownstone.

John Celock

Gun Battle Reignites Border War | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives advanced two more pro-gun measures this week in an effort to compete with neighboring Kans...

Texas Needs New Leaders

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Texas is a vast, nation-sized state. For there to be any hope for beneficial change in Texas, multiple groups must work with one another to get their message out to the voters. Change in Texas won't come overnight or through the actions of only one organization.

Let Me Tell You About My Friend, Chuck Hagel

Bill White | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Bill White

As an openly gay man I found Chuck's words regrettable and still do, and Americans deserve the explanation and apology that he has succinctly and generously offered. I accept his apology, as a gay American and as his friend.

One Couple Looks Back At A Year of Marriage

Bill White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bill White

On the night that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed our state's marriage equality bill into law, we immediately began planning our wedding -- why wait any longer?

AmeriCorps Volunteers Honored For 579,000 Hours Of Joplin Relief Work

Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

Just hours after the devastating tornado tore through Joplin, Mo., AmeriCorps volunteers raced to the rescue and stayed long after the media trucks pu...

Jason Cherkis

Let The Mud Fly: Read Texas Dems' 500-Page Rick Perry Opposition Book | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Running for the 2008 GOP nomination, John McCain's campaign team pulled together 200 pages of dirt on his 2008 rival Mitt Romney, posted...

Matt Sledge

At High-Profile Wedding, David Boies Calls Progress On Prop 8 Lawsuit 'Frustratingly Slow' | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- Speaking at the first gay wedding ceremony held in New York's Four Seasons restaurant, lawyer David Boies, who is challenging the constitu...

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry Faced Federal Scrutiny For Insider Trading, Criticism For Land Deals | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since announcing his run for the presidency, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has had to fend off allegations of crony capitalism. Such cri...

Amanda Terkel

The Next Sarah Palin | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Sarah Palin may look nothing alike, but they increasingly have more and more in common with one another, w...

TX-Gov: 53% Perry (R), 44% White (D) (PPP 10/26-28)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Policy Polling 10/26-28/10; 568 likely voters, 4.1% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (PPP release) Texas 2010 Governor 53% Perry (R), 44...

TX-Gov: 50% Perry (R), 40% White (D) (University of Texas/Texas Tribune 10/11-18)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

YouGov for University of Texas / Texas Tribune 10/11-18/10; 797 registered voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Internet Texas Tribune release Texas ...

TX-Gov: 51% Perry (R), 42% White (D) (Rasmussen 10/21)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/21/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release Texas 2010 Governor 51% Perry (R), 42% White (D) (...

Jason Linkins

BURNING MONEY: Self-Funding Millionaires Could See Little Success At The Polls | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there's one thing that we've learned from our periodic examinations of the 2010 campaign's self-funders, it's that self-funding your own campaign is a pretty bad idea unless your name happens to be Michael Bloomberg.

Texas Governor Election 2010: Predict The Winner! (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who will be the next Texas Governor? Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Perry will face off against Democratic challenger Bill White on Nov. 2, and we'd ...

TX-Gov: 53% Perry (R), 42% White (D) (Rasmussen 10/6)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/6/10; 750 Likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Texas 2010 Governor 53% Perry (R), 42% White (D)...

TX-Gov: 48% Perry (R), 43% White (D) (Texas Lyceum 9/22-30)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Texas Lyceum 9/22-30/10; 416 likely voters, 4.8% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Texas Lyceum release) Texas 2010 Governor 48% Perr...

TX-Gov: 50% Perry (R), 36% White (D) (Public Strategies 9/26-10/2)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Strategies / KENS 5 / Texas Belo 9/26-10/2/10; 1,000 likely voters, 3.7% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (KENS 5 story) Texas ...

Texas Governor Offers Unemployed Two Choices: Buy a Job or Just Say Thanks

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

That's the kind of Governor Texas has. A governor who thinks being unemployed in Texas is a good thing. That sure explains a lot. Out of a job? That just means you have more time to explore the wild yonder of the Texas-Mexico border.

Houston, We Have a Voting Problem

Chris Kromm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kromm

The electoral battle over Harris County may have already claimed its first victims: a still-unsolved fire consumed a warehouse storing most of the county's voting machinery.

Jason Linkins

WaPo Widget Tracks Self-Funders | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another thing that the rich people are doing? Funding their own, often quixotic runs for office! We've been happily following our favorite self-funde...

Amanda Terkel

Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Debate? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are few traditions more central to political campaigns than debates between the candidates. In the biggest races, they're nationally televised e...

Possible Arson and the Right's Texas Voter Suppression Effort

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

A mysterious fire last Friday destroys all of the voting machines in Harris County, Texas. Meanwhile, a well-funded right-wing group emerges in Houston and begins raising unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud.

First California, Then...? Rick Perry Is Our Next National Disaster

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Hey y'all. How's that day job going for you? Yeah, I'm with you. The five-day work week is so done. Apparently Rick Perry agrees with you, because...

Jason Linkins

2010 Campaign: How Are The Self-Funders Doing? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As we've discussed before, one of the unique features of the 2010 election season is that despite the fact that America is mired in any number of soul...