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

Ariel Zwang | Posted 02.05.2016 | 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 fa...

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

Mark Green | Posted 01.18.2016 | 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 w...

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 C...

The Texas Governor Will Believe Anything You Tell Him

Elford Alley | Posted 12.11.2015 | 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 the...

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 ke...

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 f...

Texas Threatens To Sue Aid Groups That Help Syrian Refugees

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

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

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.21.2015 | 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 prema...

Texas Governor Compares Cowboys Defense To Border He's In Charge Of

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports

Texas governor Greg Abbott has just had it with this Dallas Cowboys defense! It's horrible! But on Sunday, Abbott wondered what the perfect metaphor f...

Texas Governor Says Ahmed Mohamed Shouldn't Have Been Arrested

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) believes 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed should not have been arrested for bringing a clock that authorities thought was a bomb ...

Greg Abbott Launches New Initiatives Against Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) proposed eliminating Planned Parenthood as part of a host of other measures in response to recent undercover videos filmed ...

What's Your Kid Packing for Campus?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

With the right to bear arms no matter the consequences firmly established in U.S. law and the psyche of our citizens, the NRA has to push new laws to stay viable and keep Congress and state legislatures firmly in its political pocket. One of the newer so-called gun rights the group has cooked up is campus carry.

Traveler Removed From Flight After Telling Anti-Gay Texas Governor To 'Go To Hell'

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A man waiting to board a flight got bumped after he confronted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) about his stance against gay marriage.  The passenger ...

Christina Wilkie

Texas-Based Whataburger Is Saying 'No' To Newly Expanded Gun Carry Laws | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Texas-based hamburger chain Whataburger will prohibit customers from openly carrying firearms in its restaurants despite a new law i...

Changing a Certain Future: The Dilemma Facing Texas Democrats

Bryan Bennett | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Bryan Bennett

It is imperative for Democrats to establish a call to action and use these next three years to mobilize resources and dedicate their efforts into recruiting a strong slate of statewide candidates for the 2018 election.

Matt Ramos

Meet The Fearsome Texas State Army Taking On Jade Helm 15 | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

When an extreme fringe of the Internet went into a paranoid frenzy about the U.S. military's Jade Helm 15 exercise, which begins next month in the Sou...

5 Reasons Why We Need More Guns on Campus

Jack Levison | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Jack Levison

The Texas legislature has passed Senate Bill 11, which allows college students to carry a concealed, holstered gun into college campus buildings. Governor Greg Abbott is expected to sign the bill into law.

'Green News Report' - June 4, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Lincoln Chafee enter the 2016 race; Maryland bans fracking; Texas and Oklahoma ban fracking bans.

Texas Is About To Allow The Open Carry Of Handguns

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending ...

Obama Promises Quick Federal Aid For Texas Areas Affected By Floods

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Tuesday to offer his condolences to those affected by deadly floods that tore through ...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott: Deadly Flooding Is 'Absolutely Massive'

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, May 25 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at le...