iOS app Android app

Battleground Texas

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 ...

19 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

'In a Burnt Orange Mood: What Must Molly Ivins Be Thinking?'

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Pondering this question about Molly Ivins several times a day has become a new hobby of mine since the spectacular Senator from Fort Worth, Wendy Davis, stood up for 13 hours and basically destroyed the Republican Party in Texas.

Jason Cherkis

Texas Dems Tout Wendy Davis Filibuster To Register New Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While thousands of orange-clad demonstrators showed up at the south steps of the Texas state capitol in Austin Monday to renew their fig...

Dems Ramp Up Pressure To Turn Perry's State Blue

Politico | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

The Democratic group aiming to transform Texas into a swing state will hold its first Washington, D.C. fundraiser early next month, according to an in...

Texas Republican: Democrats 'More Dangerous' Than North Korea

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Late last month, North Korean officials claimed to have placed Austin, Texas, on a list of targets as it prepared for what it claimed was an impending...

How Democrats Are Working To Turn Texas Blue

Bloomberg | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

Alex Steele begins his pitch on how to turn Texas into a Democratic state like any good politician, with the story of how he got to this place....

What Would Ann Richards Say About Battleground Texas?

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

As Bird and Brown mount a new Texas revolution, local Democrats lack Richards' star power, fundraising ability, and -- perhaps most of all -- her political instincts.

Turning Texas Blue (or at Least Purple): Bet On It

Jackson Williams | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Jackson Williams

The congressional delegation will stay red for a while, thanks to redistricting by the Legislature. Still, just imagine the state's 38 electoral votes being in play in 2016 or 2020. Republicans can't win the White House without them.