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Texas Governor Lashes Out At NFL Over Threat Of Boycotting State

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.16.2017 | Queer Voices

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott isn’t fazed by the NFL’s threat to keep his state from hosting future Super Bowls if a proposed “bathroom bill” is pass...

Texas Is About To Require Burial Or Cremation For Aborted Fetuses

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.03.2017 | Women

Aborted fetuses in Texas that would normally be treated as medical waste will have to be buried or cremated starting next month. The new rules, initia...

Texas Can't Legally Keep Out Refugees, So It Quit A Program That Helps Them

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics

Texas will quit helping to resettle refugees because the federal government did not meet the state’s demands on security, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) annou...

ALEC In Indianapolis: ExxonMobil And The #WebOfDenial

Connor Gibson | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
Connor Gibson

This month, nineteen United States Senators called attention to the Web of Denial, a network of front groups that oppose any productive action to combat climate change.

Another State Moves To Make Police A Protected Class Under The Law

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) called on state lawmakers to pass his proposed Police Protection Act, a measure that would extend the state’s hate crime ...

Texas Governor Admits Anti-Abortion Law Was About Restricting Abortion

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

After the Supreme Court on Monday struck down his state's law that would have shuttered dozens of abortion clinics, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) condemn...

After the Deluge: Texas and France Split on Climate Science

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Texas and France have a number of things in common. They're roughly the same size. They were both republics. They have delectable, widely loved cuisines. And, just last week, both were battered by torrential rains and flooding turbocharged by human-made global warming.

Attorneys General From Texas, Florida Quietly Dropped Their Trump U. Probes

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, has made headlines lately for his investigation of Trump University, the for-profit real estate cour...

Texas, 10 Other States Sue Obama Admin Over Trans Bathroom Access

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) and officials in 10 additional states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration after it told school...

Texas To Sue Over Obama's Bathroom Access Directive

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics

May 25 (Reuters) - Republican Governor Greg Abbott said on Wednesday Texas will file a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Obama administration's directive ...

Greg Abbott's Anti-Trans Jab At Obama Doesn't Even Make Sense

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) spoke out against transgender rights in a tweet Tuesday. "JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man ...

Is David Trone trying to Buy Maryland's 8th Congressional District?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.14.2016 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

Democratic voters in Maryland's 8th Congressional District have decisions to make as they look to replace an incredibly successful and effective Congressperson.

Texas Governor Can't Name A Single Bill Ted Cruz Has Passed

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had a hard time naming an example of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz winning enough votes to pass something through the Senate. Abbott endo...

Sex Trafficking Increases Around The Super Bowl. Truth Or Myth?

Ariel Zwang | Posted 02.05.2017 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Texas Governor Greg Abbott previously went on record to call the Super Bowl "the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States." This simply isn't true. The Super Bowl sex trafficking hype is just that.

Anti-Abortion Activists Had Fake ID's For Filming: Texas Court Papers

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two anti-abortion campaigners who secretly filmed a Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal tissue procurement used fak...

Two Americas: Obama's Bullish SOTU vs. the GOP Debate's Bear in 'Revenant'

Mark Green | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgShrum-Cooke debate the sharp political contrasts of Oscar Week: Obama is Jimmy Stewart at the end of It's a Great Life while Republicans see only the despotic villain in Fury Road. And: Who won the Trump-Cruz exchange over Canada and New York... plus what really is PC?

Texas Governor Unveils Plan To Repeal The 20th Century

ThinkProgress | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) proposed a series of constitutional amendments on Friday that would so fundamentally alter our founding document that it wo...

Texas Governor Wants To Amend The Constitution So States Can Ignore The Federal Government

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Friday proposed a series of amendments to the U.S. constitution that would permit states to override the Supreme Court a...

The Texas Governor Will Believe Anything You Tell Him

Elford Alley | Posted 12.11.2016 | Comedy
Elford Alley

Right now Greg Abbott, the current governor of Texas, is doing everything he can to stop Syrian refugees from being settled in Texas. This is because someone told him desperate families fleeing IS are something to be fear.

Texas, Indiana Governors Said They Would Block Syrian Refugees. They Didn't.

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leaders of Texas and Indiana reiterated on Tuesday that they are continuing efforts to block Syrian refugees from resettling in thei...

Small Victory For Syrian Refugees In Texas, As Court Showdown Looms

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

Texas will allow some Syrians to resettle in the state in coming days, officials said on Friday -- but they won't drop their lawsuit aimed at keeping ...

Texas Sues To Keep Out Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

Texas officials are now going to the courts to keep Syrian refugees from resettling in their state. The state Health and Human Services Commission fi...

Texas Threatens To Sue Aid Groups That Help Syrian Refugees

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

DALLAS (CN) - Texas has threatened to kill funding and sue social services organizations if they defy Gov. Greg Abbott's refusal to accept Syrian refu...

American Politicians' Reactions to Refugees Echo Past Xenophobia: Which Side of History Do We Want to Be on?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

The reactions of some American politicians imply that civilians at risk of death should be turned away from protection simply because of their nationality, ethnicity or religion. They go against international agreements - including the Geneva Convention - and engage in dangerous forms of xenophobia, racism, and prejudice that the U.S. has learned from in the past.

Did Texas Governor Greg Abbott Just Jinx The Astros?

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

Baseball fans, like those of most sports, are incredibly superstitious. They know that acknowledging a no-hitter or claiming a victory prematurely is ...