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Former Texas Legislator & Husband Of Kay Bailey Hutchison Dies At 81

The Texas Tribune | Ross Ramsey | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune March 31, 2014 ...

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Is Jon Stewart Getting Soft?

Alan Singer | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
Alan Singer

In one swoop, Hutchinson managed to eliminate Native Americans, Mexicans, and enslaved Africans from Texas history -- and Jon Stewart let it go.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Former GOP Senator: Nothing Unreasonable About Background Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said Thursday she would have supported legislation to expand background checks for firearm pu...

Medicaid Block Grants: A Zombie Idea With Lipstick in Texas

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

States with growing populations, such as Texas, or states often in the pathway of natural disasters, such as Texas, or states with a disproportionate share of low wage jobs, such as Texas, would be most negatively impacted by a federally-imposed block grant.

Former GOP Senator: Stop Clapping During State Of The Union!

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

Kay Bailey Hutchison is no longer in the Senate, and she's now sounding off on what annoyed her during her time in Congress. During a discussion o...

Christina Wilkie

Top GOP Ex-Senator And Ex-House Committee Chair Both Join Lobbying Firms

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two recently retired senior Republican members of Congress have joined lobbying firms as senior advisers, offering their years of experi...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Gives In On Social Security Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tense "fiscal cliff" negotiations on Capitol Hill Sunday inched forward slightly as Republican senators agreed to take Social Security c...

Lawmakers Signal Willingness To Pursue Gun Law Changes

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

By KEVIN FREKING, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers from both parties voiced their willingness Sunday to pursue some changes to the...

Another GOP Senator Expresses Support For Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) expressed support for gun control on Sunday. “We ought to be looking at where the real danger is, like tho...

Despite Promised Reform, Impasse on Immigration Prevails

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

In their desire to rehabilitate their anti-immigrant image, Republican lawmakers have been scrambling to put forth immigration bills far short of anything comprehensive as initially called for by House Speaker Boehner.

Janell Ross

GOP Immigration Reform Bills In Congress Fail To Impress Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 11.30.2012 | Latino Voices

If Republicans have been waiting for a post-election week in which immigration reform was somewhere near the top of the national agenda, this may be t...

Elise Foley

Democrats, Republicans Still Worlds Apart On Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a Republican-led bill on Friday to increase visas for foreign nationals who earn advanced degrees in the U.S. for scien...

Republicans Stepping In Own Way On Key Issue

Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- After Mitt Romney's loss in the presidential election, Republicans quickly identified one of ...

Elise Foley

GOP Senators Introduce Dream Act-Lite Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow some undo...

Elise Foley

Kay Bailey Hutchison, Jon Kyl Working On Dream Act-Style Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A rough outline for a Dream Act-like bill from Senate Republicans leaked on Thursday is part of a year-long effort by Sens. Kay Bailey H...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Opposition To Violence Against Women Act Renewal Strained After Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans across the country were dealt a series of defeats by a broad coalition, powered by women and Latinos, that has led to a roun...

WATCH: GOP Senator: 'Stupid' Comments 'Tainted' Republican Party

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) leveled harsh criticism against members of her own party during an appearance on CNN on Thursday. "We had Repub...

Elise Foley

Kay Bailey Hutchison: Republicans 'Don't Have A Problem With Women'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said Sunday that Republicans "don't have a problem with women." Hutchison appeared on CNN's "State of the Unio...

Tea Partier Bests GOP Rival In Texas Runoff

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Tea party darling Ted Cruz convincingly defeated the Republican establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in Texas' runof...

Tea Party Group Slams GOP Hopeful

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

With a day to go until the Republican primary runoff for Texas' Senate seat, a Tea Party group is attacking one of the hopefuls, claiming he does not ...

GOP Candidate Hopes To Fend Off Palin Push In Tea Party War

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — As tea party superstars smelling an upset close ranks around conservative insurgent candidate Ted Cruz, traditional Republican f...

Jennifer Bendery

Retiring Texas Senator Thought About Presidential Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said Wednesday that she considered running for president years ago, but the timing wasn't r...

Why Republicans Punishing a Rep for Saying "Vagina" Matters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It makes one wonder: Would the Michigan Republican leadership have banned a male conservative representative for using the term "vagina" in the debate? Somehow I doubt it.

Jennifer Bendery

Kay Bailey Hutchison Praised For Empowering Women After Blocking Bill To Empower Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a little noticed sequence of events last week, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) managed to generate praise for her work in empower...