The Supreme Court issued an order today reinstating a U.S.
Wendy Davis' latest TV ad, "Justice," turned heads this weekend for its direct, honest portrayal of Abbott's blatant hypocrisy in denying other Texans the same justice he received.
The ad highlights that while Abbott will receive up to $10 million in his life for the tree that fell on him, he's denied justice to other Texans - including a woman with an ampuated leg Abbott ruled was not "disabled", a young mother raped by a sexual predator, and hospital victims maimed or killed by a surgeon high on cocaine.
When it comes to denying women equal pay for equal work, Republican candidate for Governor Greg Abbott certainly practices what he preaches.
Greg Abbott is going to court to defend a poll tax - just one more reason why your vote this election could make a difference.
Yesterday, a United States federal district court judge ruled that Texas' voter ID law is unconstitutional because it violates the Voting Rights Act. Furthermore, the court found that the costs required to follow the law constitute a poll tax. From the 147-page ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of the Southern District Court of Texas:
Momentum continues to build for Senator Wendy Davis in her race for governor, as new polling shows she continues to close the gap against Greg Abbott.
According to a high-level donor for Senator Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial campaign, a new poll shows Davis within only 6 points of Abbott. As reported by Forrest Wilder of the Texas Observer:
A high-level Wendy Davis donor said yesterday that the campaign’s internal polling shows her trailing Greg Abbott by 6 points.
It’s bad enough that Attorney General Greg Abbott allowed the Texas Enterprise Fund to funnel millions in taxpayer dollar handouts to his big corporate donors. But turns out that even after he doled out this no-strings attached, taxpayer cash to his corporate cronies, he failed to do another part of his job and recover millions in misspent money from at least one of these companies—Bank of America.
Today the Supreme Court gave a green light for same-sex couples to marry in five more states when it refused to hear the appeals of states that were seeking to deny their citizens the right to marry.
Texas’ newspapers have had a finger on the pulse of Texas politics for long enough to know when a candidate will work for or against Texans, and endorsements this year already show strong support for a new majority.
The 5th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling today temporarily reverses a U.S. district court’s decision that struck down as unconstitutional two provisions of Texas' omnibus anti-abortion bill, House Bill 2 (HB2). HB2 has already forced half of Texas abortion clinics to close—down from 41 in June 2013 to 20 in June 2014—eliminating abortion care across huge swaths of the state.
A new poll from Progress Texas shows that progressive occasional voters are indicating an unusually high level of interest in the gubernatorial election. As we reach the final month of the election, the public will be presented with various polls of likely voters – but a likely voter screen may not tell the whole story.
A report released today from the Center for Reproductive Rights and Ibis Reproductive Health shows that states with the highest number of anti-abortion restrictions—including Texas—performed the worst on evidence-based measures of women’s and children’s health.
BREAKING: Today a state audit of the Texas Enterprise Fund revealed that $222 million in taxpayers funds went to companies that didn’t even fill out an application.
The TEF, one of Governor Perry’s most touted initiatives, was exposed for awarding nearly $222 million in no-strings-attached funds to business that didn’t fill out an application for the money and were not required to use the funds for job creation.
Now Texas Journalists are also calling him out.
Greg Abbott’s lie about why he's defending $5.4 billion in Tea Party cuts for Texas school children is garnering scrutiny from Texas press, calling it "the most controversial exchange" of the entire debate.
While Texas’ conservative leaders like Attorney General Greg Abbott and 63 GOP legislators have been busy defending Texas’ discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage and battling the freedom for loving Texas couples to marry, one Texas woman, Connie Wilson, was denied the right to obtain a drivers license because the legal name she took when she married her wife in California 9 years ago.
Two exchanges on the topic of abortion that occurred during the Texas Tribune Festival expose the baseless lies the Texas GOP perpetuates to justify its efforts to restrict access to safe and legal abortion in Texas.
“I Had an Abortion”
On August 15, 2014, Governor Rick Perry was indicted on two felony charges: abuse of office and coercion. The two-count felony indictment stems from Perry’s use of his veto power to coerce the resignation of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. After her conviction of driving while intoxicated, Perry threatened to veto $7.4 million in state funds for the Travis County DA’s Public Integrity Unit (PIU)—the office charged with investigating government corruption—if she did not step down.
In 2005, Greg Abbott said that, “When the activities of even one person would undermine the electoral process, we will hold that person accountable.”
It is time for Greg Abbott to be the one held accountable.
Senator Wendy Davis’ newest TV ad reveals what may be the most appalling example yet of Attorney General Greg Abbott using his office to hurt Texas families. After accepting $250,000 in campaign contributions from the chairman of the hostpital that employed the now infamous sociopath surgeon, Greg Abbott chose to intervene in a lawsuit filed against that same hospital by the families of the doctor's victims.
Senator Wendy Davis just released a new ad slamming Attorney General Greg Abbott for covering up a child sex abuse scandal at the Texas Youth Commission.