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Campaign Of GOP Opponent Files Complaint Regarding Wendy Davis' Book Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's (R) gubernatorial campaign filed a complaint Thursday with the Texas Ethics Commission about the legality of the ...

Wendy Davis Still Supports The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, is not backing away from her support for the death penalty. "I do support the de...

Why Wendy Davis Didn't Speak About Her Abortions Earlier

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women

Wendy Davis became a nationally recognized champion of women's rights when she spoke for 11 hours straight on the Texas Senate floor against an anti-a...

Wendy Davis' Opponent Is Afraid of Something. Very Afraid.

Jackson Williams | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Polling doesn't suggest that the race is neck and neck. It has tightened some, but Abbott still leads by 10 points and has a huge cash advantage for paid media down the stretch. Something has spooked his campaign.

Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday, finding that even though the Legisla...

Willie Nelson's Good Southern Texas Hospitality for Refugee Children

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Known for his country outlaw music with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and others, at one time "they called Willie crazy, but nowadays they call him a saint." I hope Willie secures several generations of music enthusiasts from one of the fastest growing demographics in our Nation.

Davis' GOP Rival Says She 'Lacks Courage Of Conviction' For Past Stance On Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Republican Greg Abbott, who's running to replace Rick Perry as Texas governor, criticized his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis for her stance on the de...

Wendy Davis Releases Damning First Television Ad Against Greg Abbott

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' (D) campaign released a scathing television advertisement on Friday, her first in the race against Texas At...

Jason Linkins

This Is What Happens When A Politician Really Doesn't Want To Answer A Reporter's Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

What's a politician to do when he or she takes a tough question from a reporter? Well, in general, they do this thing called "dodging the question," d...

Stop Blaming the Intern for Social Media Gaffes

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 09.09.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

It happened again. While everyone was out enjoying their Fourth of July holiday, an intern for American Apparel used a photo of the Challenger space shuttle explosion on its Tumblr page, "mistaking the image for a fireworks display."

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...

Greg Abbott Thinks Companies Will Reveal Their Chemical Stockpiles If You Just Ask Nice

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) came under a barrage of criticism this week after he urged the state's residents to just "drive around" and kno...

Wendy Davis Looks To Get Campaign Back On Track

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

* Davis trailing Republican rival as state party meets * "Battleground Texas" group aims to mobilize non-voters By Jon H...

Laura Bassett

Texas Governor Candidate Uses Plane Owned By 'Gay Conversion Therapy' Funders

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) dodged the question last week of whether he agrees with his party's support for "reparative therapy," a process...

Wendy Davis Suggests Republicans Are Intolerant Of 'People Who Don't Look Like Them'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) suggested that Republicans are intolerant of ethnic minorities. Davis, a Texas state senator, can be ...

Art or Sexist?

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Every man is like the company he is wont to keep. -- Euripides, Phoenix Because of his appearances with Ted Nugent during the Texas spring primaries ...

Execution Drugs' Source Can Remain Secret: Texas AG

AP | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

DALLAS (AP) — Texas' prison system doesn't have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the state attorney general said Thursday, marking a rev...

Details Of Wendy Davis Memoir Revealed

Texas Tribune | Aman Batheja | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

The soon-to-be published memoir from state Sen. Wendy Davis has a title and a cover. Davis, the Fort Worth Democratic senator who sho...

Greg Abbott Launches Star Wars Attack On Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) unleashed his political lightsaber in a new governor's race ad against state Sen. Wendy Davis (D). Abbott's ...

Well, This Is Awkward

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

According to Democratic lawmakers in Texas, GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott should have chosen a better location for unveiling his latest set ...

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...

Poll Finds Bad News For Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) continues to face an uphill climb in her race for the governor's mansion, a new poll from the Democratic firm Public ...

Willie Nelson To Sing For Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who is running to succeed Gov. Rick Perry (R), unveiled a special guest for an April BBQ fundraiser in Houston: coun...

Obama Meets With Wendy Davis

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama met briefly Thursday with state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. The White House ...

The Abbott Campaign and the 'Smog of Bad Decisions'

James Moore | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Getting policy guidance from a confessed criminal is no longer that shocking for the Abbott campaign. His political maneuvers cannot be described as stumbles but are clearly becoming manifestations of a duplicitous belief system that will, at a minimum, confound, if not alienate, traditional Texas voters, including conservatives.