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Texas Senate Passes Measure To Cut Insurance Payments For Abortions

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

DALLAS, May 5 (Reuters) - Health insurers would be prevented from covering the cost of abortions except in medical emergencies under a bill approved...

Republican Hypocrisy in the Texas Senate

Kevin Price | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

When liberals eventually take over the Texas Senate, these laws that back the Republican attack on freedom will then help Democrats do the exact same thing. It is amazing how opponents of "demagogues" and "despots" don't mind such, as long as their party is promoting such.

Former GOP Donor Leads Dems Seeking Senate Seat

AP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dallas dental mogul and former major GOP donor David Alameel remains atop the field seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. ...

Jason Linkins

John Cornyn Is Now A 'Liberal,' Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

Earlier this week, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who is best known for his time spent trolling on Twitter, announced that he was going to mount a pri...

Tea Party Rep Faces Long Odds In Challenging GOP Senator

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eccentric and extremely conservative, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman made a big splash when he entered Texas' 2014 U.S. Senate race, ...

Wendy Davis Now Within Single Digits; Joins Texas Governor's Race Today

Jackson Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis is already within striking distance in the race for Texas Governor, even though she still hasn't jumped in. That'...

Jason Linkins

And Now John Cornyn Is Somehow Not Conservative Enough For The Tea Party | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

As a person who has been alive since at least 2008, it's hard to imagine how you get to a point where two-term Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is insuffici...

A Not-So-Cute Rick Perry Doll

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A Texas woman has a solution for any pro-choice activists who have ever fantasized about doing harm to the state's anti-abortion Gov. Rick Perry (R)....

State GOP Prepares Final Push On Controversial Abortion Bill

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas Senate committee has pushed through new abortion restrictions, setting up a Senate vote expected before the weekend. With th...

Abortion Battle To Resume In Texas

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, July 8 (Reuters) - The political battle in Texas over proposed restrictions on abortion resumes on ...

The Texas Spring: How Wendy Davis Is Taking on the Good Ole Boys

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

What Rick Perry and the GOP did by not only calling a special session to close virtually every abortion clinic in Texas, but also changing the date on the votes that took place after midnight, was a disgraceful slap in the face of all citizens everywhere. And they did not get away with it.

This Probably Isn't From Rick Perry

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.27.2013 | Comedy

Some guy (who we're going to guess was not Rick Perry) was so impressed with Sen. Wendy Davis' historical 13-hour filibuster on the Texas Senate floo...

No Words: A Firsthand Account of the Wendy Davis Texas Filibuster

Rachel Farris | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rachel Farris

I have been asked if it was planned. The truth is this: when you have no words left, when every word spoken has fallen on deaf ears, when the representative you have chosen to speak is no longer allowed to do so, sometimes all there is left to do is scream.

The Power of Social: We, the Reporter

Lauren Wong | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Lauren Wong

In the early hours of June 26, as the media seemed to sleep, thousands of people propped their laptops up on their pajama pants and did the job for them. SB5 is dead, but the power of social media is more alive than ever.

Dems Fight Back Against Harsh Abortion Measure

Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

By WILL WEISSERT AND JIM VERTUNO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas — A sweeping bill that would effectively shut down most abortion clinics acr...

Texas Ends Major School Curriculum System Amid Concerns It Was 'Anti-American'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Texas will discontinue the state-run curriculum system used by at least 875 of the state’s school districts amid complaints that it contained lesson...

Texas May Substantially Reduce Number Of Tests Given To Students With New Bill

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

The Texas Senate approved a bill Monday that would substantially reduce the number of standardized tests students need to take in order to graduate. T...

Texas Senator Draws 'Republoican' Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has officially drawn a tea party-type challenger in the form of Iraq war veteran Erick Wyatt. A successful...

Political Futures Hang In The Balance

The Houston Chronicle | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

Fifteen state Senators will face voters in 2014, rather than serving a typical four-year term, following the once-a-decade re-election term drawing We...

Hell Just Froze Over!: Why Even Many Texas Conservatives Turned on Ted Cruz and Endorsed... the Democrat

Beth Broderick | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Beth Broderick

Almost every newspaper has taken exception to Ted Cruz' assertion that we should abolish the Departments of Commerce, Energy and Education. There are good Texas reasons for this. Each of these benefits our state in important ways.

Major Victory Proves Tea Party Staying Power

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ted Cruz's Senate primary victory in Texas will provide a boost for tea party-backed, no-compromise conservatives in Congress. His all-...

Ted Cruz A No-Show On Fox News

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz, fresh off his victory in the state's Senate GOP primary on Tuesday, was scheduled to appear on "Fox and Frien...

Super PACs help tea party candidate win Senate runoff in Texas

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'BrieniWatch NewsIn a Texas-sized spending battle that attracted more than $14 million in outside money, Ted Cruz ups...

Texas Tea Party Candidate Looks To Shock His Own Party

Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

By WILL WEISSERT, The ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN ANTONIO -- The question for voters in Tuesday's Texas runoff isn't whether a Republican will likely succ...

Tea Party Candidate Prepares For Final Showdown Against GOP Foe

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO — The two Republicans vying for the U.S. Senate nomination in Texas spent the final hours of their white-hot runoff race rallying th...