Toplines: A lack of federally standardized election laws has allowed voter suppression legislation to sweep the nation. The family of Martin Luther King Jr. is calling for "no celebration" of MLK Day without the passage of federal voting rights legislation. Senate Democrats are attempting a...
Today, a group of Patriotic Millionaires released a video challenging several of Texas’ prominent politicians and 36 of their Republican Millionaire Politician colleagues for their opposition to the Buffett Rule.
Rick Perry has finally filled the vacancy on the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TXDMV) board. Raymond Palacios Jr., president of Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac and Hummer, was appointed last week as the 9th board member.
In a recent GOP presidential debate, Rick Perry reaffirmed his belief that Social Security is a “monstrous lie,” and a “Ponzi Scheme." This is nothing new. Rick Perry has been attacking Social Security for years.
The deal to raise the debt ceiling set up a bipartisan “super committee” comprised of six members of the House and six members of the Senate tasked with finding $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in additional budget savings over the next 10 years.
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