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Texas Official: Perry Dresses Like A 'West Coast Metrosexual'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Departing Texas Land Commissioner and former GOP candidate for lieutenant governor Jerry Patterson has some interesting thoughts on the way Gov. Rick ...

The Fall of the House of Turner

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.05.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I believe that it will take a lot of news intelligence and creativity to turn CNN around. Cutting costs and firing guys will not do it.

Texas Primaries

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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...

Dewhurst Loses Runoff In Texas Lieutenant Governor's Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst lost Tuesday's runoff primary to state Sen. Dan Patrick, the Associated Press reports. Tuesday's election ...

Patrick Wins Runoff For GOP Lieutenant Governor Nomination

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Dan Patrick has won the Republican runoff primary for Texas lieutenant governor, the Associated Press reports. The tea party-backed Patr...

Dan Patrick Wins Texas Runoff Election

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R) has lost his runoff primary, the Associated Press reports. Dewhurst, who has held the post since 2003,...

Runoff Could Be End Of The Road For Key Texas Republican

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas since 2002, but he could be ousted Tuesda...

Immigration Hardliner Looks To 'Frozen' To Make His Case

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.08.2014 | Latino Voices

Texas conservative Dan Patrick is taking hardline immigration politics social, Disney style. Texans for Dan Patrick released an immigration-focuse...

Walter White Is Back!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.30.2014 | TV

Walter White really is the one who knock-knocks. Bryan Cranston is reportedly set to produce a new comedy series for digital entertainment company ...

'Jeopardy!' Just Got Awesome

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | TV

NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" is starting a sports version of the popular game show, with Dan Patrick taking the Alex Trebek role as host. Sony Pictu...

Competing for the Latino Vote in Texas Part II: The Democrats' Dilemma

National Council of La Raza | Posted 06.09.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The conventional narrative is that Democrats need only wait for the rising tide of Hispanic population growth to lift their political fortunes in Texas. But unless Democrats do a better job at mobilizing Hispanic voters, they may end up waiting for a long time.

Leticia Van De Putte: 'I Know I'm Up To The Challenge'

Houston Chronicle | David Saleh Rauf | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN -- State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte is taking her campaign for lieutenant governor on the road, embarking on a 16-city bus tour that over nine d...

Competing for the Latino Vote in Texas

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.21.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Democrats must make deeper investments in mobilizing Hispanic voters in Texas and give them something to vote for, not just against.

Underdog Ignores Calls To Drop Out Of Race

Houston Chronicle | Patricia Kilday Hart | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

Despite mounting pressure to throw in the towel, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst skipped a Wednesday deadline to take his name off the May 27 primary runoff b...

Men Against Women

James Moore | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
James Moore

As more abortion clinics close in the state of Texas, a retrospective look at the politics that led to this form of oppression points mostly at men. In fact, the five Republican candidates for the most powerful statewide offices in Texas, all of whom are dedicated to increasing abortion restrictions, are male

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...

GOP Lieutenant Gov Candidates To Face Runoff

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The top two Republican candidates for Texas lieutenant governor will face a runoff election, the Associated Press reports. Incumbent David Dewhurst...

Texas Republican Accidentally Voices Support For Gay Marriage In Epic Typo

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

An anti-gay marriage Republican accidentally voiced support for same-sex nuptials in the wake of a federal judge striking down Texas' ban on gay marri...

The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities Aren't Anywhere Near Mexico

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2014 | Latino Voices

The Texas Republican primary for lieutenant governor has evolved into a competition to see who can portray himself as the biggest immigration hardline...

Dan Patrick Denies Writing Letter For Undocumented Worker

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Texas Republican Dan Patrick is continuing to deny knowingly employing undocumented workers in the 1980s, after a former employee produced a letter al...

Sneaky Immigration Hardliner Denies Employing Undocumented Workers

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.20.2014 | Latino Voices

Maybe this conservative isn’t such an immigration hardliner after all. Texas State Sen. Dan Patrick, who has made cracking down on illegal immig...

Texas GOP Burning Bridges Not Yet Built

San Antonio Express-News | Ricardo Pimentel | Posted 02.14.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN ANTONIO — To say that some candidates running statewide in Texas have gone off the rails on border security and immigration, does a disservice t...

Ted Cruz Shut Down the Government, But We Won't Let the Tea Party Shut Down Mexican American Studies

Tony_Diaz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

The far right can't erase our history. It can only push us to read our banned books in our underground libraries. We know our cause is fair and just. We know we are right, and we will win.

A Race Among the Ruins

James Moore | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
James Moore

These pieces are not fun to put together. When finally assembled, the picture of Texas looks more than a little unsettling. In fact, it often looks pretty damned backwards. The reverse gear was spinning fast cogs in the lieutenant governor's debate in Dallas between four Republican candidates seeking to win the primary.