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As the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Approaches, a Grateful Ally Remembers

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

While, politically, Franco-American relations have seen their ups and downs, the historical and cultural ties that bind the French and the American people are deep, solid and lasting -- congressional "freedom fries" and other silliness notwithstanding.

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

Houston Chronicle | David Saleh Rauf | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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...

Underdog Ignores Calls To Drop Out Of Race

Houston Chronicle | Patricia Kilday Hart | Posted 03.12.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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

Eyes On GOP As State Holds Nation's First Primary

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is holding the nation's first primary election Tuesday with a political free-for-all in Republican races that could push ...

These Texas Republicans Don't Give A !@#$ If You Know They Want Creationism In Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

All the Republican candidates running for Texas lieutenant governor agree: Creationism needs to be taught in schools. At a statewide televised deba...

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.

Contentious Texas Official Expects This Election To Be His Last

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) said he expects the 2014 election to be his last. At an event sponsored by the Texas Tribune, Dewhurst said he do...

Texas Republican Official: 'Obama Ought To Be Impeached'

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama at a tea party rally on Monday, according to the Texas Observer...

Planned Parenthood In Court to Protect Texas Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Today, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the Texas law that would drastically reduce access to safe and legal abortion for many women from taking effect.

Potential Perry Replacements Face Early Stumbles

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — For Republicans eager to lead Texas after Gov. Rick Perry finally steps aside in 2014, there's one easy way to describe their ca...

Rick Perry Surrogate Dismisses Wendy Davis' Chances For Higher Office

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) is dismissing Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) as a serious contender for higher office. Delivering a speech to R...

New Documents Emerge In Texas Abortion Controversy

The Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Documents released Monday by the Texas Department of Public Safety’s provided no new evidence that officers found one jar of urine and 18 cont...

Dewhurst Rival Hurls Slam -- With Cats

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

Republican Dan Patrick has found a new weapon in the fight against his rival David Dewhurst (R) -- cat gifs. Patrick, who is running against Dewhur...

Perry's Right-Hand Man Launches Reelection Bid

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

While Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is not running for reelection, his No. 2 is officially in. Texas Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst (R) officially laun...

'Despicable': Official Claims He Saw Urine, Bags Of Feces Ahead Of Abortion Debate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) claims he saw protesters with bottles of urine and bags of feces at the state capitol as lawmakers were wrapping up ...

State On Track To Pass Tough Abortion Rules

Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

By CHRIS TOMLINSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate convened Friday afternoon to begin debate and ultimately vote on a...

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...

Jason Cherkis

Wendy Davis Reflects On Filibuster And The Coming Special Session Abortion Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

After Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' 11-hour filibuster helped defeat a controversial anti-abortion bill aimed at severely cutting access to abortion s...

Republican's Future Threatened By Big Blowup

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — With the crowd in the Texas Senate gallery chanting at deafening levels, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst stood at the podium with his ha...

Texas Abortion Bill Is Dead

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Texas anti-abortion bill, which threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state and prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Se...

State Takes Major Step Toward Tough Abortion Restrictions

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas took a major step toward enacting tough new abortion restrictions on Friday, after a lawmaker cut short an 11-hour attempt to s...

Texas Lt. Gov. Wants State To Pay To Arm, Train Teachers

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called Friday for state-funded, specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to g...

Rick Perry Won't Back Down On Controversial Cuts

The Caller-Times | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that Texas is making no promises it will roll back any of the deep state spending cuts imposed during past economic dol...

David Dewhurst Accuses Aide Of Serious Crime

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) is accusing his former campaign manager of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars, The Dallas Morning News report...