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Trump, Dictator, Media

The Trump Files: How His Huge Election Con Went Down

Trump has done a masterful job of selling an image contradicted by the public record including court and regulatory documents, his books and speeches, and more.

October 28, 2016
Texas governor Greg Abbott is given directions before an interview with CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this July 14, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files

Syrian Refugees Arrive In Texas, Even As State Tries To Block Them

Several families of Syrian refugees were resettled in Texas and Indiana this week, even as leaders in both states vowed to step up their efforts to halt the wave of incoming refugees.

December 10, 2015
American Tea Party

This Week In Crazy: We’re All Mad Here

I may not agree with your beliefs, but I will defend to the death my right to ridicule them.

July 17, 2015

Texas Will Give Legal Help To Officials Who Refuse Same-Sex Couples On Religious Beliefs

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.

June 29, 2015
Concealed Handguns

Obsession With Guns Now Infects College Campuses

College campuses don’t have enough problems with rapes, binge drinking, and cheating. The Texas Legislature had to add concealed weapons to the mix.

June 6, 2015

Texans Don’t Like Federal Aid. Until They Need It.

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.

May 27, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Never Forget Sodom And Gomorrah

Global warming is good for your lawn, Texas paranoia abounds, and we found the most adorably deranged complaint ever filed in federal court. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 8, 2015

Why Did Texas Politicians Cave In To Delusional Paranoia?

Name-brand Texas politicians such as Gov. Greg Abbot and Sen. Ted Cruz have made fools of themselves by lending plausibility to what is essentially a mass psychiatric delusion.

May 6, 2015

Gunman Killed At Muhammad Cartoon Event Was Terrorist ‘Wannabe,’ Source Says

“Allahu Akbar!!!!! 2 of our brothers just opened fire at the … art exhibition in texas!” a Twiter account posted. “Kill Those That Insult The Prophet.”

May 4, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Texas Is Nuttier Than We Thought

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,”

May 1, 2015

Politicians For Local Control, Except When They’re Not

Conservatives love local government — until the locals embrace progressive policies.

February 26, 2015

One Gay Marriage Rattles Texas

An unusual case has turned the marriage equality debate in Texas upside down.

February 20, 2015
President Barack Obama says US ideals are more effective than torture techniques in fighting terrorism

Number Of States Challenging Obama On Immigration Grows To 24

Seven more states have joined the lawsuit against President Obama.

December 10, 2014

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Expected To Sue Barack Obama, Then Meet Him

Texas’ incoming governor has proven that he can fight with President Obama. But can he work with him?

December 3, 2014

Greg Abbott Easily Defeats Wendy Davis In Race For Texas Governor

Here’s how it all went wrong for Wendy Davis.

November 4, 2014

Blue Texas? With Democrat Wendy Davis Struggling In Governor’s race, It Seems Improbable

Democratic hopes of competing in deep-red Texas are getting longer by the day.

October 27, 2014

Wendy Davis Facing Long Odds In Texas Governor’s Race Without An ‘October Surprise’

Is this the end of Wendy Davis’ political career?

October 21, 2014

Supreme Court Bans Abortion Regulation From Taking Place In Texas

Learn more about this major victory for women’s health.

October 15, 2014

Midterm Roundup: The Worst Attack Ad Of The Year?

Get the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 10, 2014

Wisconsin, Texas Voter ID Laws Blocked By Courts

Learn more about this huge win for voting rights advocates.

October 10, 2014

Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

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) […]

April 18, 2014

Boats ‘N Hoes PAC Draws Criticism, Subsequently Disbands

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 & […]

April 17, 2014

Poll: Abbott Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Davis In Texas Gubernatorial Race

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 […]

April 15, 2014

Texas GOP Leader: Women Should Close Gender Pay Gap By Negotiating Like Men

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 […]

March 18, 2014

Texas Officials Turn Blind Eye To Fracking Industry’s Toxic Air Emissions

By David Hasemyer, Ben Wieder and Alan Suderman, InsideClimate News KARNES CITY, Texas — In January 2011, with air quality worsening in Texas’ booming oil and gas fields, state environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce emissions. The industry rebelled. So did the state legislature. A few months later, lawmakers passed SB1134, effectively preventing the new […]

February 25, 2014