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January 25, 2013

Texas Republican Legislator Files Birther Bill

On Wednesday, January 23, Republican State Representative Bill Zedler filed House Bill 650 - a birther bill. The legislation would require any candidate for President or Vice-President to submit his or her birth certificate to the Texas Secretary of State...
January 22, 2013

What's Really in Your Tea, Ted?

In case you missed it last Sunday, Senator Ted Cruz was on Meet The Press. In just 20 minutes, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) declared on national TV the following: 1) That the "gun show loophole" does not exist: “You know, there actually isn’t the so-called...
January 17, 2013

Calling All Assault Weapon Carrying Yankees

On Tuesday, New York became the first state since the Newtown shooting to pass significant common sense gun violence legislation . But don't worry New Yorkers, there's a place where you can keep your AK-47 next to your bed without dealing with pesky...
December 22, 2012

Texas Lawmakers Set Sights on CPRIT Overhaul

If you haven't already, click here to take action and demand accountability from CPRIT . The CPRIT scandal continues to impact the state of Texas , as Governor Perry - who initially called those who challenged the integrity of the agency as "conspiracy...
December 19, 2012

Boehner's Plan B: A Disaster For The Economy

Yesterday House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) released his controversial and widely criticized "Pan B" - the Republican counteroffer to advert the so-called "fiscal cliff." Boehner's Plan B would extend the Bush-era tax cuts for those making under $1...
December 19, 2012

The Work We Did Together in 2012

When Progress Texas launched two years ago, there were no members, no sustaining donors, no victories to brag about. All we had was an idea and an ambitious goal to communicate progressive values across Texas. After 730 days and our first election cycle,...