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Rebecca Klein

Texas Textbook Battle Heats Up With Claims Of Conservative Bias | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Another battle could be brewing over Texas textbooks, this time because scholars say the proposed lessons distort history. New social studies books...

Rick Perry Indictment Exposes Texas' Political Divide

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto thr...

Rick Perry Indicted

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat t...

Undercover Audio Reveals How Anti-Abortion Activists Pursue Patients, Providers

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

On the same day that Texas abortion clinics fought in court to remain open, anti-abortion activists held a training session at the state's capitol on ...

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.

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...

Details Of Wendy Davis Memoir Revealed

Texas Tribune | Aman Batheja | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

The soon-to-be published memoir from state Sen. Wendy Davis has a title and a cover. Davis, the Fort Worth Democratic senator who sho...

Rick Perry: The Return?

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Rick Perry's catastrophic 2012 run has placed him out of the top ranks for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. But his natural political talents coupled with a few good breaks could place him back in the game.

Progressive Group Backs Leticia Van De Putte In Texas Lieutenant Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Democracy for America, a progressive advocacy group founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D), broadened its political efforts in Texas as it end...

Hispanic Republican Talks Sense About Outreach

The Monitor | Jacob Fischler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Latino Voices

PHARR — Amid platters of brisket, barbecue chicken and potato salad Wednesday, about 50 Rio Grande Valley voters listened to an upstate politico dis...

Willie Nelson To Sing For Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who is running to succeed Gov. Rick Perry (R), unveiled a special guest for an April BBQ fundraiser in Houston: coun...

Why Mexican-American Studies Matter

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.08.2014 | Latino Voices

The Texas State Board of Education will vote on Wednesday on whether or not to adopt an elective Mexican-American studies course for public high schoo...

Rick Perry Says Texas Won't Comply With Measures To Reduce Rape in Prison

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) refused last week to adopt federal standards aimed at combatting rape in prisons, saying that it would be "impossible" for T...

Katie at the Kroger: A 'Stronger Together' Moment

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Rev. Susan Russell

It means supporting each other in the struggle to challenge those using women's reproductive health as a bargaining chip in the game of patriarchal politics.

Former Texas Legislator & Husband Of Kay Bailey Hutchison Dies At 81

The Texas Tribune | Ross Ramsey | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune March 31, 2014 ...

Roque Planas

One Vote Could Change The Course Of Mexican-American Studies | Roque Planas | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Texas State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez says he'll propose a vote to decide whether to create a statewide Mexican-American studies course a...

The GOP's Latest Effort To Win Over Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

A new Republican political action committee aimed at targeting female voters kicked-off its efforts in Texas on Wednesday, Politico reports. The P...

This Is The One Immigration Debate You Won't Want To Miss

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices

Julian Castro is ready to rumble. The Democratic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, challenged immigration hardliner Dan Patrick to a public debate on t...

Samantha Lachman

Woman Running For Governor Of Texas Wants To Bring About 'New Day For GOP' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Lisa Fritsch has hosted her own radio talk show, written a book about the tea party and agitated for conservative causes. In the Texas gubernatorial p...

Greg Abbott Portrays Wendy Davis As A Flip-Flopper On Guns And Abortion

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott (R) released a web ad Wednesday portraying his opponent, state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), as...

GOP Senate Candidate Calls Mitch McConnell 'Beltway Turtle' In Anti-Cornyn Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall stole some attention Thursday from Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) in the Republican primary against Sen. John Corn...

George P. Bush Defends ‘Third World' Comment

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2014 | Latino Voices

Not all Hispanics took exception to Texas conservative Greg Abbott referring to the heavily Mexican-American Rio Grande Valley with the term “third ...

State's OK Sought For Mexican-American Studies Classes

Texas Tribune | Rabeea Tahir | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

Supporters of adding Mexican-American studies as an official Texas high school course say time is running out for the State Board of Education to appr...

Rand Paul Warns Texas Could Turn Blue

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said his former home state of Texas could easily turn blue if Republicans fail to adapt to shifts in the state. Speaking at ...

Dem Candidate: 'Momma Ain't Happy' With 'Toxic' GOP Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) blasted her Republican opponents in the lieutenant governor's race, saying that their messaging on immigrati...