Before we start 2014, here's a look back at the biggest Texas news stories of 2013 - everything from the IRS and the nuclear option, to CPRIT and the Stand With Texas Women movement.Read More.
While Rick Perry and Greg Abbott are busy trying to block Texans access to healthcare, more Texans have signed up online for the federal marketplace - 14,000 - than in any other state. Read More.
During the holidays there are people who are nice, people who are naughty, and then there are these people. Check out our Top 10 Worst Texans of 2013.Read More.
Breaking in the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) case - former executive Jerry Cobb was indicted earlier this morning by a grand jury. As a reminder, Greg Abbott "exercised no oversight as the agency made misstep after misstep in awarding tens of millions of dollars to commercial interests."Read More.
In case you missed it, yesterday Politico's Mike Allen broke the story that the RNC, in an effort to not repeat the failures of the 2012 election cycle, is holding trainings for Republican Congressmen about what to say, and what not to say, to women candidates on the campaign trail.Read More.
One of the best Thanksgiving traditions is the inevitable foray into politics at the dinner table. We bet ACA will be a hot topic. So here's how to talk to your family about the health care law this Thanksgiving.Read More.
Senator Reid and Senate Democrats changed the filibuster rules for Presidential nominees today, allowing a simple majority to be the new threshold for all nominations that aren't to the U.S. Supreme Court. This historic step -- "going nuclear" -- was necessary because John Cornyn broke his promise.Read More.
Send a message to Macy's by boycotting their Black Friday sales this Thanksgiving Holiday for opposing the equal pay law, HB 950.Read More.
Progress Texas hosted a press conference with the Alliance for Justice, National Council of Jewish Women, MALDEF, and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas calling out Senators Cornyn and Cruz for refusing to take action on the judicial vacancy crisis in Texas.Read More.
Late Thursday night on All Hallow's Eve, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an injunction on House Bill 2, the abortion law that would block access to healthcare to a third of all Texas women.Read More.
The D.C. Circuit Court - the 2nd highest court in the United States - has 11 seats, but 3 are currently vacant. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz want to keep it that way, even though they admit the judges are qualified.Read More.
This is why courts matter: a federal district court in Austin has issued a full injunction on the portion of the HB 2 law regarding hospital admitting privileges, and a partial injunction for the abortion-medication provisions.Read More.
An interesting twist - turns out that Governor Rick Perry awarded a $1.8 million grant to CGI Group, the Montreal-based company that has been in charge of the website rollout of the Affordable Care Act.Read More.
Voting is our right, and we must exercise that right as much as possible. Here is the Progress Texas ballot guide for the 2013 constitutional amendment propositions that you will find on your ballot. Visit www.GotIDTexas.org to make sure you have what you need to vote!Read More.
Monday marked the beginning of deliberations for the infamous lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood that attempts to loosen some of the strictest abortion regulations in the nation. Read More.
A local ballot measure in the city of Pasadena, Texas would remove two single-member council seats currently held by Hispanics and replace them with at-large seats, eliminating the biggest voice Hispanics have in the growing Houston suburb.Read More.
The Texas Education Agency recently released to the public the proposed changes made by textbook publishers that reflect resistance from the pressures to include creationist type arguments in public high school science textbooks.
San Antonio Spurs Coach Greg Popovich has the most epic takedown of the government shutdown you've heard yet.Read More.
Yesterday in Austin, local organizations including Texas Fair Share met to urge their congressional representatives to re-open the government and end this taxing government shutdown now.Read More.
Federal courts across the country, including anywhere from 30 to over 100 federal court offices in Texas, could close as early as this week unless the government shutdown is averted.Read More.
Rick Perry vetoed funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit, the office investigating his donors for corruption. He then attempted to coerce an elected official to resign. His actions are the subject of this criminal complaint.Read More.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Governor RIck Perry have done all they can to screw up Texas. Here's a look at five key ways Texas continues to suffer with these two in office.Read More.
Everyone has friends and family members who love to debate politics even though they have no clue what they are talking about. Whether it’s your crazy Tea Party uncle, an obnoxious co-worker, or Senator Ted Cruz, some people just need to stop talking.Read More.
Ted Cruz just staged a long-winded rant on the floor of the US Senate to protest the Affordable Care Act. Read More.
Sen. Ted Cruz began a fake-filibuster today, supporting (or is it blocking?) legislation to defund the Affordable Care Act. Among the worst counties in the entire U.S. for health care are right here in Texas.Read More.
In a GOP primary debate last night, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst suggested none of the committees led by Democrats matter. Democrat Sen. Leticia Van de Putte reminded him that Texas veterans - the committee she chairs - actually matter quite a lot.Read More.
Hard to believe that in this day and age someone would offer praise for people like the late Jesse Helms - but that's exactly what Senator Ted Cruz has been doing. Cruz made comments at a dinner in Washington, DC saying "We need 100 more like Jesse Helms in the US Senate."Read More.