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Texas Weighs Allowing Open Carry Of Handguns

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on th...

Historic Governor's Mansion To Be Tweaked For Greg Abbott

The Texas Tribune | Christine Ayala | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

The first Texas governor to use a wheelchair will soon move into a mansion built 134 years before laws started requiring that public buildings be acce...

Texas Leads Multistate Coalition In Lawsuit Over Obama Immigration Order

AP / Huffington Post | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration, ...

Latinos Aren't Going to Save Democrats in Texas

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

This election shows that the Republican Party in Texas is quite capable of making a play for a solid portion of the Texas Latino vote. If Democrats want to have any hope of changing the dynamics of statewide politics in Texas, they need to lose their illusions about a coming tide of Latino voters who will save them.

Greg Abbott Wins Texas Governor Race Against Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Greg Abbott was elected as the next governor of Texas in Tuesday's midterm elections. Abbott has served as Texas' Attorney General since...

Wendy Davis Defeated

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) lost the Texas governor election to Republican Greg Abbott on Tuesday. Before becoming governor-elect, Abbott serv...

Greg Abbott Wins Texas Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Texas voters took to the polls in Tuesday's midterm elections, choosing Republican Greg Abbott as their next governor, according to the AP. Wendy D...

The Minimum Wage Shows Why (and How) We Should Vote Today

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In this age of do-nothing politics, it's easy to despair, but we must remember the intent behind the design. The same founding fathers who created a federal system that resists radical change also created a state system that encourages experimentation.

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

Texas-Sized Stupidity

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Keith M. Parsons

The issue of same-sex marriage propels some Texas Republicans into paroxysms of bigotry (actually, with these folks just about anything will do that). The knuckle-dragger response to same-sex marriage is to declare that if we recognize same-sex unions, soon we will have people marrying horses or inflatable dolls.

Scott Hits the Fan and GOP Hits the Czar

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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AIDs cases pile up but POTUS40 says nothing. After three Ebola patients in Dallas, POTUS44 sends 4000 troops/medical personnel to West Africa, creates CDC SWAT teams, appoints Czar -- NOT ENOUGH says GOP! Ebola Derangement Syndrome?

Women Be Damned: Of Politics and the Plays They Run

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Can women in politics run the same plays as men? For Alison Lundergan Grimes and Wendy Davis, one wonders if the system and society will let them run any at all?

Wendy Davis Stands By Controversial Ad, Calls GOP Rival A Hypocrite

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

Texas governor candidate Wendy Davis (D) stood by her controversial campaign ad attacking her opponent, calling Texas Lt. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) a hypoc...

Igor Bobic

Wendy Davis Campaign Defends Controversial Attack Ad Against Greg Abbott

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign of state senator and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) on Friday rushed to defend a controversial ad attacking ...

Greg Abbott and Latino Voters in Texas

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

The Latino vote has been a big source of Democratic hopes in Texas, with the assumption being that if and when the sleeping giant of Latino voters wake up, they will overwhelmingly vote Democratic and turn Texas blue.

Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott Court Hispanic Voters

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

By Marice Richter Sept 19 (Reuters) - Heading into the final weeks of the campaign, Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Greg Abb...

Alex Lazar

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 10.29.2014 | 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 10.28.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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...