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This Texas Politician Wants Funds To 'Crush Common Core'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is seeking donations from supporters so he can "crush" the Common Core State Standards. Abbott, a Republi...

Amanda Terkel

Top Texas GOP Candidate Played Key Role In Denying LGBT Group A Spot At Republican Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Death Penalty Choice Puts GOP Candidate In 'Tough Position'

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abb...

Laura Bassett

Wendy Davis To Opponent: 'Stop Hiding' On Equal Pay Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis delivered a strong message to Republican opponent Greg Abbott on equal pay for women Monday morning, telling...

Tea Party Influence Lingers On In Texas Primary

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the tea part...

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...

Trivial Political Pursuits

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

As New Jersey already has, Texas will end up getting exactly the kind of a governor it deserves.

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...

Ted Cruz Declares Anti-Abortion Law Constitutional After Court Rules It's Not

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he doesn't accept Monday's federal court declaration that part of a new Texas abortion law that required doctors performi...

Obama's Marxist-Commie-Nazi Takeover of Texas Public Schools

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The one thing a Texas Republican is afraid of these days is drawing a tea party-backed primary opponent. So when a conspiracy theory whips up fear among the electorate, legislators are less likely to calm voters with facts and logic.

Texas Official's Bizarre Message For New York Gun Owners

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has a message for New York gun owners: Come to Texas, and bring your guns with you. "Texas is better...

Rick Perry Has His Eye On Washington

KHOU | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

The governor supports pursuing some form of "tax relief" rather than increased spending, and points to the federal government while making his case....

Texas Attorney General Threatens To Arrest Elections Observers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Greg Abbott, the Republican Attorney General of Texas, issued a stern warning this week to members of an international delegation expected to be on ha...

Texas School Finance Case To Focus On Demographics Shift

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — A boom in Texas' Hispanic population, coupled with starkly higher poverty rates for minorities statewide, could so hurt future h...

600 Texas School Districts Sue State For 'Unconstitutional' Funding

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorneys representing around 600 school districts argued Monday that Texas' school financing system is so "hopelessly broken" t...

Laura Bassett

Appeals Court Restores Texas Planned Parenthood Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

It's been a bumpy week for Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas. First a U.S. district judge temporarily stopped a new law that would have cut Planned ...

Laura Bassett

Texas Attorney General Compares Planned Parenthood To Terrorist Organization

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

Just two hours after a U.S. district judge stopped a Texas law that would have eliminated Planned Parenthood's participation in the state's Women's He...

Racism in Post-racial America

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Y'all can go home. Put away your hoodies and cancel the vigils. Pick up the race cards, the game's over. There is no more racism in America. The Texas Attorney General said so.

We Need a Personhood Movement for Women, Too

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

It's time for Republicans to recognize that women should have at least as much power in their lives as they imagine a fertilized egg has.

Make My Phone Stop Ringing and You Just Might End Up in the White House!

Bill Bartmann | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

The targets for debt collectors have doubled in the last decade, with 14 percent of U.S. consumers today subject to debt collection. This 14 percent represents tens of millions of voters.

John Celock

In Texas, New State Law Missing Key Sentence

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

A one-sentence omission in new Texas license plate law could jeopardize provisions for enforcing regulations on missing and illegitimate plates. Te...

BP To Pay Texas Millions For Air Pollution Violations

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

HOUSTON — BP will pay Texas $50 million after the sides reached an unprecedented settlement over air pollution violations at the beleaguered oil...

AG Abbott's Constitutional Miss on Federal Education Dollars

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

Texas officials violated the spirit and the letter of the Texas Constitution by thwarting the purpose of the money requested by Governor Perry in his July 2009 application and received by Texas.

Attorney General Abbott's Tainted Wyly Money

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced yesterday that they were filing charges against Texas billionaires Samuel and Charles Wyly for massiv...

AG Abbott's Quick BP Defense Will Backfire

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

Our state's chief executives are tripping over themselves rationalizing BP's actions. The jury is out on whether BP has taken 'all the right actions,' as Mr. Abbott claims. BP certainly has not been accurate in its statements.