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Stop Blaming the Intern for Social Media Gaffes

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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 06.29.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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.

Wendy and the Women

James Moore | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There was a moment in the Ann Richards campaign against George W. Bush when I knew in advance she had lost.

Rick Perry: Texas' Equal Pay Debate Is 'Nonsense'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) dismissed the clamor surrounding equal pay in Texas' race to replace him as governor. Appearing on Tuesday's edition of M...

Laura Bassett

Wendy Davis To Opponent: 'Stop Hiding' On Equal Pay Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis delivered a strong message to Republican opponent Greg Abbott on equal pay for women Monday morning, telling...

1958

James Moore | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There remain too many similarities between 2014 and 1958 with regards to earning power based on gender and opportunity. Women still earn historically less, even when they are performing the same jobs as men. Current federal law does not deliver sufficient protection against income disparities. Especially in Texas.

Texas Finds New Supply Of Execution Drugs

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 03.20.2014 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death s...

Texas GOP Candidate For Governor Doesn't Want To Make Equal Pay Easier

Laura Bassett | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott said Wednesday that as governor, he would not sign legislation making it easier for women to sue ...

Texas AG Greg Abbott Pays Women Less Than Men For Same Job

Laura Bassett | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and his Republican allies have struggled lately to articulate their views on equal pay for women, and the situation...

Here in the Third World

James Moore | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
James Moore

The reference to the border by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who recently used the term Third World as a descriptive of the region, offended those of us who love la frontera. The GOP candidate for governor, Abbott described the border as practically being destroyed by corruption, although there are no statistics to support his critique.

Greg Abbott and the Politics of Anger

James Moore | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Greg Abbott is causing unnecessary pain for innocent people that are trying to live simple lives and he does it while claiming he stands on principle and is protecting the law.