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That Time the Texas Republicans Fell into a Time Warp

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Sara Goldfarb

There simply isn't any way to explain how, in 2014, the Texas Republican Party legitimately believed its hot-off-the-presses policy platform should include "reparative therapy" for gays.

Texas Republicans Adopt Hard-Line On Gay Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

By Marice Richter FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - The already conservative Texas Republican Party took a further turn to the right at it...

Texas GOP Platform Draft Endorses Gay Conversion Therapy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel & Kasey Varner | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

A draft of the Texas Republican Party's new platform embraces gay conversion therapy, arguing that it is a viable option for "patients who are seeking...

Amanda Terkel

Top Texas GOP Candidate Played Key Role In Denying LGBT Group A Spot At Republican Convention | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two gay rights groups revealed this week that the Texas Republican Party has prohibited them from setting up a booth in the exhibition h...

Amanda Terkel

Republican Gay Rights Groups Denied Booths At Texas GOP Convention | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican gay rights groups are calling out the Texas Republican Party for denying them the chance to put up booths at the upcoming...

GOP Voters Managed To Nominate Just One Woman For 50 Races In Texas

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Texas Republicans will have just one woman on their ticket for the 50 congressional, statewide and top judicial races this fall. The Dallas Mornin...

GOP Rep: There's No Doubt Ted Cruz Was Plotting Against Me

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Nearly three weeks removed from an easy primary victory over tea party challenger Katrina Pierson, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) is convinced that Sen....

Laura Bassett

Head Of GOP Women's PAC Flubs Equal Pay Question | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

The head of RedState Women, a new Republican PAC in Texas aimed at rallying women voters for GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, got a little tri...

Major Newspaper Expresses Regrets About Ted Cruz Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Nearly one year removed from its decision to endorse Ted Cruz, the Houston Chronicle reflected back on that choice in a Tuesday op-ed, admitting that ...

Texas GOP's Latest Problem With Hispanics

Austin American-Statesman | Jonathan Tilove | Posted 03.10.2013 | Latino Voices

For Republicans nationally, the big takeaway from the 2012 presidential election was that, as a party, they have to get right — or at least do bette...

Elise Foley

Republican Senator-Elect Blames Romney Gaffe For Latinos Choosing Obama | Elise Foley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen.-elect Ted Cruz, who will become the first Latino senator from Texas when he takes office next year, blames his party's w...

Tea Party Set To Win Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz has a 10-point lead going into Tuesday's primary runoff in Texas against rival Republican David Dewhurst, according to ...

WATCH: Colbert Mocks Texas Public Education

Posted 07.21.2012 | Comedy

It's almost like the Texas GOP waited until Stephen Colbert was safely on vacation when they adopted their new platform. But "The Colbert Report" is b...

Texas GOP Dials It Back On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

The Texas Republican Party adopted a new platform this past weekend reaffirming the party's opposition to same-sex marriage and pornography, while end...

Perry Booed Over Tea Party Opposition

Texas Tribune | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking at the state’s Republican convention Thursday, fueled speculation that he’ll run either for re-election in 2014 or...

Yolanda González Gómez

Latino Leader Quits GOP, Calls Anti-Latino Sentiment Unbearable | Yolanda González Gómez | Posted 12.24.2011 | Latino Voices

DALLAS -- Lauro Garza, head of Somos Republicans, the largest organization of Latino conservatives in Texas, has quit the Republican Party because of ...

Texas Republican Platform Attacks Gays and Disabled

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

Our nation and our children will be watching to see if the Republican party commits itself to the America of opportunity and possibilities, free of the hate, bigotry and prejudice found in the Texas GOP platform.

Texas GOP Lawmakers Who Voted Against Recovery Act Now Beg For Stimulus Funds

Think Progress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Every single Republican in the House voted against the $819 billion Recovery Act in January. Among the Republican senators who voted against the stimu...

Texas Republicans Raking In Stimulus After Opposing It

The Dallas Morning News | Dave Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Texas Republicans opposed the $787 billion stimulus package, but their districts are getting more than their fair share of emergency funds. Working my...