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Veronica Escobar backs bill to investigate GOP lawmakers

Rep. Veronica Escobar of El Paso is the only Texas lawmaker so far to co-sponsor a bill to investigate whether House members who tried to overturn the 2020 presidential election violated their o...

Buoyed by new polling, Texas organizations seek to lift the ban on Medicaid coverage for abortion

Though access to abortion is a perennial target for ultra-conservative Republicans in the state legislature, new data indicates that a majority of Texans are not supportive of the restrictive an...

Texas faces almost $1 billion budget shortfall

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the biennial revenue estimate on Monday, informing lawmakers the state is projected to have $112.5 billion in revenue for the 2022-23 budget. That...

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Musings: Long Division

Dear readers, if you’re anything like me you are forgiven if for a few hours on Wednesday you thought you slipped into an alternate timeline. In remarks opposing the second impeachment (hey, he ...

Dan ‘Georgia Reloaded’ Crenshaw says country must deescalate

One month after starring in a political ad where he jumps out of a plane to beat the shit out of Antifa (other Americans), Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Houston says the country “must tone down the rheto...

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Somehow Ken Paxton’s Corruption Cases Get Even Worse

Even if he is unlikely to resign as Texas Attorney General, the outlook for Ken Paxton keeps getting grimmer. It was already reported that Paxton is being investigated by the FBI for bribery and...

Cornyn (Literally) Applauds Incendiary Rhetoric

Senator John Cornyn, in the midst of a tough re-election fight against MJ Hegar, was caught on camera applauding the incendiary rhetoric of a local Republican club president, as well as the Sher...

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Mehdi Hasan calls out Dan Crenshaw’s gerrymandered district

Political reporter Mehdi Hasan successfully irked Houston’s Rep. Dan Crenshaw this week, sparking the two to go at each other on Twitter.On a segment on “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” Medhi respond...

Barack Obama endorses MJ Hegar

Former President Barack Obama issued his latest wave of endorsements on Friday.Among them, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and Air Force helicopter pilot MJ Hegar. Hegar is facing ...

Where is Greg Abbott? His Silence is Dangerous.

Gov. Greg Abbott’s silence on the siege of the U.S. Capitol is shameful and weak. Sen. Ted Cruz, Congressman Louie Gohmert, indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton and state Party Chair Allen West ...

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Somehow Ken Paxton’s Corruption Cases Get Even Worse

Even if he is unlikely to resign as Texas Attorney General, the outlook for Ken Paxton keeps getting grimmer. It was already reported that Paxton is being investigated by the FBI for bribery and...