Reprinted with permission from Alternet. The day after a gunman massacred 26 churchgoers in his home state, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, when asked during a televised interview how America might stop the regularity of mass shootings, “You do that by working with God.” It’s interesting that Abbott can’t seem to think of anyone else who […]
The Texas attorney general told local county clerks and other officials that if they refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings because they conflict with their religious beliefs the state will help them fight their case if they face lawsuits.
As floodwaters ravaged Central Texas, President Obama reached out to the state Tuesday afternoon to pledge the full cooperation and support of the Federal Government, exactly the kind of aid Texas has desperately needed and vocally rejected for so long.
With the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in a landmark gay rights case, this was a big week for anti-gay nuts. Not to mention the paranoid Texans who defended their state from a federal invasion, or the preacher who took to Facebook to wage holy war against a comic book character. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,”
As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of some key polls from the week of April 13: Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) […]
In a bit of news that seems unlikely to help the GOP’s latest efforts to attract women, Texas Republicans have added yet another offense to their “Inappropriate Things Said to Women” laundry list. On April 1 — sadly not as an April Fool’s Day joke — Shaun Nowacki, the comptroller for political consulting group Blakemore & […]
By Jonathan Tilove, American-Statesman Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Greg Abbott is holding a steady double-digit lead over state Sen. Wendy Davis in the Texas governor’s race, according to a poll conducted Thursday through Sunday by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning polling firm based in North Carolina. The survey found that Abbott was leading Davis […]
As the Republican Party celebrates the one-year anniversary of its 2012 “autopsy” report, one of its leaders in Texas has provided a timely reminder of just how far the party’s outreach efforts still have to go. On Monday, Texas Republican Party executive director Beth Cubriel was asked about her party’s opposition to equal pay legislation, such as […]