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Texas Lieutenant Governor Wants People To Start Buying Lunch For Cops

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released a statement Wednesday that linked the recent killing of a Texas sheriff's deputy to a "negativ...

Bill Laimbeer Would Take LeBron James Over Michael Jordan 'No Question'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports

Take his comments with a grain of salt.

Republican Hypocrisy in the Texas Senate

Kevin Price | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

When liberals eventually take over the Texas Senate, these laws that back the Republican attack on freedom will then help Democrats do the exact same thing. It is amazing how opponents of "demagogues" and "despots" don't mind such, as long as their party is promoting such.

My Candidates Lost: Now What?

Amy Arndt | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics
Amy Arndt

My family remains a bit lost as we figure out what to do post-midterms. Our 11-year-old who remained involved throughout the midterms is ready to move on. In the car the other day, she nudged me to find a new hobby.

Tea Party Poised To Push Texas Even Further To The Right

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Nov 2 (Reuters) - With polls indicating a Republican sweep of statewide offices in Texas, two protégés of ...

Texas GOP Takes A Hard Right On Immigration

National Journal | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics

For two decades, the Texas Republican Party has been the great dissenter as the national GOP veered right on immigration. But it doesn't take very lon...

Immigration Is Not the Only Way Texas Could Turn Blue

Kevin Price | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Republican strategists' lips salivate when they think of population shifts to their state. This means more Congressional seats moving to their states and away from Democrat states. However, they may be surprised by the long-term results.

Texas Official: Perry Dresses Like A 'West Coast Metrosexual'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Departing Texas Land Commissioner and former GOP candidate for lieutenant governor Jerry Patterson has some interesting thoughts on the way Gov. Rick ...

The Fall of the House of Turner

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I believe that it will take a lot of news intelligence and creativity to turn CNN around. Cutting costs and firing guys will not do it.

Texas Primaries

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Fiery Anti-Immigration Republican Shifts Tone To Appeal To Hispanic Voters

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Dan Patrick’s victory over incumbent David Dewhurst in the Republican runoff for lieutenant governor on Tuesday night cam...

Dewhurst Loses Runoff In Texas Lieutenant Governor's Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst lost Tuesday's runoff primary to state Sen. Dan Patrick, the Associated Press reports. Tuesday's election ...

Patrick Wins Runoff For GOP Lieutenant Governor Nomination

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Dan Patrick has won the Republican runoff primary for Texas lieutenant governor, the Associated Press reports. The tea party-backed Patr...

Dan Patrick Wins Texas Runoff Election

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R) has lost his runoff primary, the Associated Press reports. Dewhurst, who has held the post since 2003,...

Runoff Could Be End Of The Road For Key Texas Republican

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas since 2002, but he could be ousted Tuesda...

Immigration Hardliner Looks To 'Frozen' To Make His Case

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.08.2014 | Latino Voices

Texas conservative Dan Patrick is taking hardline immigration politics social, Disney style. Texans for Dan Patrick released an immigration-focuse...

Walter White Is Back!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.30.2014 | TV

Walter White really is the one who knock-knocks. Bryan Cranston is reportedly set to produce a new comedy series for digital entertainment company ...

'Jeopardy!' Just Got Awesome

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | TV

NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" is starting a sports version of the popular game show, with Dan Patrick taking the Alex Trebek role as host. Sony Pictu...

Competing for the Latino Vote in Texas Part II: The Democrats' Dilemma

National Council of La Raza | Posted 06.09.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The conventional narrative is that Democrats need only wait for the rising tide of Hispanic population growth to lift their political fortunes in Texas. But unless Democrats do a better job at mobilizing Hispanic voters, they may end up waiting for a long time.

Leticia Van De Putte: 'I Know I'm Up To The Challenge'

Houston Chronicle | David Saleh Rauf | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN -- State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte is taking her campaign for lieutenant governor on the road, embarking on a 16-city bus tour that over nine d...

Competing for the Latino Vote in Texas

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.21.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Democrats must make deeper investments in mobilizing Hispanic voters in Texas and give them something to vote for, not just against.

Underdog Ignores Calls To Drop Out Of Race

Houston Chronicle | Patricia Kilday Hart | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

Despite mounting pressure to throw in the towel, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst skipped a Wednesday deadline to take his name off the May 27 primary runoff b...

Men Against Women

James Moore | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
James Moore

As more abortion clinics close in the state of Texas, a retrospective look at the politics that led to this form of oppression points mostly at men. In fact, the five Republican candidates for the most powerful statewide offices in Texas, all of whom are dedicated to increasing abortion restrictions, are male

Tea Party Influence Lingers On In Texas Primary

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the tea part...

GOP Lieutenant Gov Candidates To Face Runoff

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The top two Republican candidates for Texas lieutenant governor will face a runoff election, the Associated Press reports. Incumbent David Dewhurst...