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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 ...

Texas Takeovers to Criminalized Christianity: When Facts No Longer Matter

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

How does this kind of mentality take hold of a state of nearly 30 million, at least to the point that the governor himself would take official action?

Texas Governor Dedicates Day To Controversial American Sniper

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

Groundhog Day isn’t the only holiday on Feb. 2 this year. In Texas, it is also Chris Kyle Day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed an official proc...

George W. Bush Won The Presidency 14 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

Fourteen years ago this week, on Dec. 13, 2000, George W. Bush declared victory as the 43rd president of the United States, 36 days after the November...

Does Satire News Influence Elections?

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

The idea that a satire news show would take election coverage so seriously no longer comes as a surprise. How did satire news become such a major player in news media? And, is its increased social power dangerous for our democracy?

Why I'm Voting for Wendy Davis

Amy Arndt | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Amy Arndt

People who admit they aren't passionate about politics ask me why I'm voting for Wendy. As a mother, I'm voting for Wendy Davis because I agree with her position on women's reproductive rights. However, Wendy Davis is not a one-issue candidate.

Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott Court Hispanic Voters

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

By Marice Richter Sept 19 (Reuters) - Heading into the final weeks of the campaign, Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Greg Abb...

Wendy Davis Reveals She Had An Abortion In Memoir

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for m...

Christina Wilkie

Rick Perry: Record-High Arrests Of Migrants From Countries With 'Terrorist Ties' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Sunday said that undocumented immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border constitutes a significant terrorist ...

Is Rick Perry a 'Culture Maven'?

John Egan | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
John Egan

In reading a recent piece in The Washington Times, you might think that Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- he of the hip new eyeglasses -- is deeper than his gun-toting persona would lead you to believe.

Rick Perry Ethics Case To Get Texas Grand Jury

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge selected a second grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing ...

Wendy Davis Faces Big Odds After Primary Victory

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After her easy victory in the Texas Democratic primary, Wendy Davis, one of the brightest stars of the 2014 campaign, is now em...

Primary Poses Early Test For Texas Democrats

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Battleground Texas, the major Democratic effort aimed at turning one of the reddest states blue, celebrated its first birthday ...

Greg Abbott Is 'Not Done' Filing Lawsuits Against Obama

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

While he campaigns to become Texas' next governor, Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) is also "not done" taking legal action against the Obama administr...

Texas Republican Defends Wendy Davis: 'Nobody Ever Talks About Men' This Way

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Conservatives are attacking Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) for misrepresenting her background, in particular the hardships she faced as a young sing...

Wendy Davis Campaign Reports Over $12.2 Million Raised

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The gubernatorial campaign of Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) trumpeted "record strength" in its first fundraising report since Davis join...

Wendy Davis Gets Fundraising Boost From Elizabeth Warren

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A little more than two months into her campaign for Texas governor, state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) is getting a helping hand from one of her party's most ...

How Close Is Wendy Davis To Greg Abbott In Texas Gov. Race?

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) is lagging 15 points behind Republican Greg Abbott in next year's race for Texas governor, according to a ...

Wendy Davis Keeps Pressure On Texas GOP

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) is running just 6 percentage points behind state Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) in the 2014 governor's race, accord...

Wendy Davis's Second Best Asset: Ted Cruz

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Don't underestimate the powerful asset of enthusiasm and excitement among those who believe in Davis, and don't underestimate Davis's second-best asset: the suicide strategies of the crazy-wing friends of Cruz.

Laura Bassett

Wendy Davis: I'm Running For Governor | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

After months of speculation, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) officially threw her hat in the ring on Thursday and announced her candidacy f...

Perry Claims Wife Misspoke On Abortion

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) said Tuesday that his wife, Anita Perry, misspoke when she said abortion "could be" a woman's right. “From time to...

Wendy Davis Poised to Change History in Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Oct. 3 will someday be viewed by Texas historians, Texas media, Texas political leaders and Texas voters as the day the future began to change in Texas, as the day the tide began to turn.

The Republican Game Plan Against Wendy Davis: She's Just a Dumb Woman

Jackson Williams | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Wendy Davis has set October 3 as the day she'll announce future plans. Meanwhile, the conservative machine in Texas, aided by her likely Republican opponent in the governor's race, Attorney General Greg Abbott, keeps abusing her to a degree unchecked.

Republican Forced To Backtrack After Responding To Wendy Davis 'Retard Barbie' Remark

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) took to Twitter on Sunday to clarify that he didn't endorse a supporter's language when he thanked the person f...