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January 28, 2015

VIDEO: Rick Perry knows it is about a bribe

Rick Perry just responded to losing yet another challenge on his bribery indictment . In the statement to the press, Perry and his high-priced lawyers continued to misrepresent the charges against the former Governor. This case is not about Perry's right...
January 27, 2015

Rick Perry Loses Indictment Challenge. Again.

A state district judge threw out another technicality argument from Rick Perry’s high-priced legal team today, clearing the way for the case to proceed in court. Back in November, the judge threw out the first technicality argument made by Perry’s legal...
January 23, 2015
Senate Rule Changes #Lockout Legislators, Texans

Senate Rule Changes #Lockout Legislators, Texans

New changes to rules in the Texas Senate may effectively lockout the voices of Texas Senators and their constituents - making it harder for 60% of minorities in the state of Texas to have their voices heard and represented in the Texas Legislature. The...
January 16, 2015

Under Dan Patrick, Cronyism is the new Conservatism

Though he claims to be in favor of small government, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has announced the creation of six advisory boards to aid his decision making process. In what he explained as an effort to help ease his transition into the role of...
January 16, 2015

House Rejects New Rule to Guarantee Public Testimony

Last Thursday, the Texas House of Representatives passed the official rules of the House. The rules, as we explained in our latest Session 101 post, govern the procedures of how bills become law, the number of committees, and how the public can...
January 5, 2015

Louie Gohmert for Speaker? What a Joke.

Over the weekend, Congressman (and our Worst Texan dishonorable mention of 2014 ) Louis Gohmert threw his tin foil hat into the ring to challenge House Speaker John Boehner for the top spot in House GOP leadership. Luckily, Gohmert's bid is a long shot,...
November 18, 2014

Rick Perry's Double Standard on Drunk Driving

Gov. Rick Perry's administration promoted a convicted drunk driver to chair the same Cancer Research Fund that was being investigated by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. When she was convicted for the same offense, Perry said she had...
November 14, 2014

LOL or WTF? Ted Cruz for President Coming June 2015?

Why on earth would somebody who has done all of this... Ted Cruz Creates Worst Congress Ever Backlog of Immigration Cases Fueled by Republicans Cornyn and Cruz Rally to Defeat Minimum Wage Ted Cruz Wants to Keep Texas the Worst Place in Country for Health...
November 6, 2014

Rick Perry Indictment Pre-Trial

Governor Rick Perry is due in court for his second pre-trial hearing today. At issue is Perry’s veto of millions of state dollars to the office of the Travis County District Attorney after she failed to heed his demand for her resignation. The veto...
October 31, 2014

Greg Abbott Pals Around With Some Creepy People

Over the years, one thing I've heard people say about political candidates is that "they'll be good leaders if they surround themselves with good people." It tells you something about the central figure: the company they keep is a reflection of themselves...