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Former David Dewhurst Campaign Consultant Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.8 Million

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A political consultant hired for the failed 2012 campaign of Texas Lieutenant Gove...

Texas Lawmaker: Undocumented Immigrants Will 'Come In And Hurt You'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

A Texas lawmaker claimed Monday that undocumented immigrants crossing the border will unleash criminal activity nationwide if the government does not ...

Texas Primaries

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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...

Amanda Terkel

Texas Democrats Voting On Woman Who Compared Obama To Hitler

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texans head to the polls Tuesday for a handful of primary runoff elections, including one that could elevate a woman who compares Presid...

Rick Perry, Ted Cruz Still Loom Large In 2014 Races

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, May 23 (Reuters) - Neither U.S. Senator Ted Cruz nor Governor Rick Perry are on the ballot in Tuesday...

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...

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

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.04.2014 | 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 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...

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

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...