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What's in a Name? In Politics, Perhaps a Lot More Than One Might Think

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The old saying goes "What's in a name?" Actually, names can be very important in the political arena and have changed the course of American political history.

DREAM Act Makes History in House, Given New Life in Senate

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Harry Reid just positioned DREAM to give it the best chance possible to cross the finish line. Now, we just need a handful of Republican Senators to step up to the plate and turn this historic, bipartisan House victory into law.

Rep. Chet Edwards Loses Texas Seat

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

Democratic Rep. Chet Edwards' 20-year House of Representatives career came to an end Tuesday night at the hands of Republican challenger Bill Flores.

Chet Edwards In Final Stretch

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

On Election Day, Chet Edwards hopes he can muster enough support to retain his seat. Currently his challenger, Bill Flores, is leading.

'Just The Facts' In TX-17

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

Both candidates for the TX-17 congressional district spent a great deal of time in their only televised debate and in a live stream candidate forum arguing which was using "their own facts" and which was using the actual facts.

Debate Centers Around Social Security In Texas

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

Social Security policies took center stage once again for Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, and Republican rival Bill Flores during the first debate of the T...

Obama Endorsement Still Better Than Bill Clinton Endorsement, Research Shows

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky


Bill Flores Says Headache Caused Verbal Gaffe

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

Two weeks before Election Day, Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Tex.) is capitalizing on Republican rival Bill Flores' verbal blunder regarding the Social Securit...

Bill Flores' Careless Whispers Could Cost Him Campaign

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

Incumbent Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco must have woken up a happy man this week, as Tuesday marked another in a recent run of gaffes from his Republican challenger Bill Flores.

Seniors And Saving Medicare Could Be The Difference In TX-17

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

While it might seem unusual for a Republican to champion Medicare, Bill Flores - the Republican vying for the seat in Texas' 17th Congressional District - has staked out a position that defends the government-run insurance plan from cuts in this year's health care reform law.

Sen. McCain Joins Fight To Unseat Democrat Edwards

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

Sen. John McCain is appearing in a new ad, "Texans Deserve Better," for Republican Bill Flores. See the ad below: After more than a week of ads ham...

Bill Flores Slammed In New Edwards TV Spot

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, a major proponent of veterans' affairs, has released an ad attacking his Republican opponent Bill Flores' approach to deali...

Chet Edwards Target of Attack Ad

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

A conservative advocacy group based in Iowa released an ad this week seeking to expose the liberal voting record of Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) and link him to policies supported by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Vulnerable House Dems Declare Their Independence

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — Rep. Dina Titus has been a loyal soldier in pushing the Democrats' ambitious agenda, voting for health care legislation, extended un...

Flores and Edwards Battle It Out On The Airwaves

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

The pace of ads in the Texas 17th Congressional District has been frenetic. In May, Edwards released the audio of Republican Bill Flores appearing to ...

Chet Edwards Challenges Opponent Bill Flores To Series Of Debates

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

Though Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Tex.) is facing a tough battle to keep his seat as the Democratic representative of one of the most conservative districts...

Dionne: TV Over-Covering The Right-Wing Fringe

Washington Post | E.J. Dionne Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health-care reform is said to be in trouble partly because of those raucous August town-hall meetings in which Democratic members of Congress were bes...

Veterans and the Stimulus

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Democrats in Congress support and will continue to support our military and veterans. Join them.

Veterans, Texas Rep. Chet Edwards Speak Out In Support Of Obama In Virginia

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Solod

"It's hard enough to ask for help as a vet and McCain's suggestion that the private sector pick up the slack would make it that much harder. The private sector doesn't understand how to treat blast injuries. I know. I asked."

Chet Edwards: Obama's Vice President?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUG 22 -- Officials Say Edwards Is A Finalist: The rarely-mentioned Edwards is on Obama's short list, Democratic officials say. Democratic president...

2006 Texas CD-17 General Election:
Taylor (R) vs Edwards (D-i)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TX-17: Taylor vs Edwards

Texas Rep. Chet Edwards Endorses Obama

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign has announced that Texas Representative Chet Edwards (who is President Bush's rep) is endorsing Barack Obama. Here is there statem...