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Texas Lege Is A 'Dysfunction Junction'

Posted 07.13.2013 | Comedy

From the creator of last week's viral hit "I'm a Bad Bill," which reimagined Schoolhouse Rock as an anthem against the Texas legislature's crusade to ...

Harsh Texas Abortion Bill Moves Forward

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- A proposal that would make Texas one of the nation's toughest places to get an abortion won swift approval Wednesday in the state Hou...

Texas Closer To Allowing Guns At Colleges

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 6 (Reuters) - The Texas House of Representatives on Monday gave final approval to a proposal to...

Texas Senate Runoff Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R), running against Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz in a heated U.S. Senate primary, is distancing himself from President B...

Court Ruling Could Help Texas Dems

AP | By APRIL CASTRO | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas cannot proceed with elections under new redistricting maps without a trial, a Washington-based federal court ruled Tuesday, say...

Department Of Justice: Texas Redistricting Maps Violate Voting Rights Act

AP | APRIL CASTRO | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing Monday that Texas' new voting maps for Congress and for the Texas House do...

What Would Jesus Filibuster?

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

I took particular interest in a story that broke last week regarding a holy skirmish between ultra-conservative Christians and an ultra-conservative Jew, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus.

Social Media and the Senator: How Turning Texas Blue Isn't Just a Game

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Farris

Times have changed. Even in Texas you can't win elections anymore by merely promising to fill the potholes or time the traffic lights.

The Be Like Me Party: Brown's Comments on Asian-American Names Translates to Bigotry in All Languages

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

In the Texas House this week, it was Take Your Bigoted Representative to Work Day. For North Texas residents, that resulted in the softly-coiffed and loudly-talkin' Republican Betty Brown once again putting the proverbial Chico's pump in her mouth.

Netroots Nation and My Campaign

Sherrie Matula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherrie Matula

The netroots connections in Texas have elevated awareness of our campaign as one of the races to take back the Texas Legislature.