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  • Ted Cruz Obamacare filibuster: He's no Wendy Davis

    Ted Cruz Obamacare filibuster: He's no Wendy Davis
    Reading “Green Eggs and Ham” to the children at bedtime is perfectly acceptable way to end the day in most American households. Choosing to do it from the floor of the U.S. Senate, then using the story as a metaphor for why you oppose...
  • Abortion and GOP political spouses

    Abortion and GOP political spouses
    If Nancy Reagan ever dropped in on Texas, she would make a foursome: four past and present Republican First Ladies, all married to anti-abortion politicians, and yet who themselves, to varying degrees, support a right to abortion. Anita Perry, wife of...
  • Wendy Davis' 13-hour Texas filibuster: Five similar movies

    Truth is stranger than fiction, and the Texas Legislature may be stranger than them all.  On Tuesday night, state Sen. Wendy Davis attempted a herculean 13-hour filibuster to stop the passage of SB5, a bill seeking to ban, among other things, abortion...
  • Wendy Davis' abortion law filibuster may be a 'Texas Spring'

    Wendy Davis' abortion law filibuster may be a 'Texas Spring'
    Abortion rights supporters may as well put away those champagne glasses. Jubilation probably came a bit prematurely for those celebrating the demise of the Texas measure that would turn back the clock on reproductive rights. While many thought...
  • Gov. Perry talks economic development in Houston

    Gov. Perry talks economic development in Houston
    When Governor Rick Perry was making out his calendar for the month, he probably thought he would be the Republican standing on the stage in Denver this week debating President Obama. But that would be a no. Instead, he came to Houston to talk economic...
  • Man Gets 99 Years For Sexually Abusing Sisters

    Man Gets 99 Years For Sexually Abusing Sisters
    A 65-year-old man who repeatedly sexually abused two sisters has been sentenced to 99 years in prison with no possibility   for parole. Last week, jurors in state district Judge George Gallagher’s court convicted Charles Samuel Burgess II of one...
  • Controversial Texas license plates put Perry on the spot

    Controversial Texas license plates put Perry on the spot
    SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The approval of a specialty Texas vehicle license plate which says "One State Under God" and shows three crosses has again put Texas Governor Rick Perry on the spot in the Republican presidential race. The Texas Department of...
  • Everyone into the pool: Rick Perry latest Republican to flirt with presidential campaign

    Everyone into the pool: Rick Perry latest Republican to flirt with presidential campaign
    Gov. Rick Perry of Texas on Friday said he's thinking more seriously about a presidential run, making him the latest in a growing roster of Republicans suddenly giving the 2012 campaign a look. Texas' longest-serving governor, Perry took office in 2000...
  • Scott names economic advisers

     
    Scott names economic advisors By Tanya Alanez, Sun-Sentinel Gov.-elect Rick Scott announced today a cast of six “economic experts” — including his campaign's chief economic adviser, Donna Arduin — who will advise him as he moves to...
  • Handicapping the GOP race: Open thread

     
    On a different comment thread, Wendy C. throws out this: As [Texas Gov. Rick] Perry jumps into the race, it will be interesting to see who drops out. I predict three or four of the current eight candidates will be......
  • Rick Perry grins, shrugs and swings away at Reagan Library GOP debate

     
    Republican presidential candidates--8 of them--debate under the wings of Ronald Reagan's Air Force One, but it's mostly the Rick Perry Mitt Romney show....
  • Chris Christie won't run but doesn't mind being asked

     
    Chris Christie is asked three times if he'll run for president in one night at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley....