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  • "Honky Tonk"(1956 - Bill Doggett Combo)..two of the greatest guitar & sax solos ever?

    09/25/2012 8:35:34 AM PDT · by sussex · 14 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 25/19/12 | The Aged P
    I’m in my 70s and remember skating round to this at Brixton Roller Rink (long gone) when I was a teenager, trying to impress the girls – and someone else was also probably checking out the talent at the same time across the ocean… I’m 68 and this is my favorite R’ n R’ instrumental of all time. Reminds me of Bond’s Ice Cream parlor back in 1957 in Cedar Grove, NJ where I spent more time than I did in my own home. Plonking around on an acoustic guitar at home trying to copy the guitar solo (and failing...
  • Metzenbaum Dies at 90 (posting 2008 story - revelant to the lies about Herman Cain

    11/11/2011 8:11:12 PM PST · by FR_addict · 20 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 13, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    "...Unfortunately, this was not out of character for Metzenbaum. This same kind of ruthless attack style would blow up in Metzenbaums face during a little-remembered but defining moment of the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. Metzenbaum attempted to smear one of Thomas witnesses in rebuttal to Anita Hill with a bizarre and unsworn allegation that John Doggett himself an outspoken black liberal had sexually harassed a white woman in his workplace during his first week at his law firm eight years prior to the hearings. It provided an eerie echo of the kind of accusation that Thomas himself was...
  • Lone Star Showdown: Texas Singled Out By Congress

    08/31/2010 8:37:06 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 39 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 08/31/2010 | Chris Bounds
    Texas Governor Rick Perry has apparently struck a hard nerve with a member of Congress. I am not talking about immigration or the EPA regulation, which also has the Obama Administration butting heads with the Lone Star State. Instead, I am referring to Texas being singled out in the $26 billion state and education aid package. Hidden in the aid package that recently passed Congress and was signed into law by Obama is an amendment that requires Texas, and only Texas, to commit to maintaining or increasing the inflated level of education spending over the next three years if it...
  • Call Lloyd Doggett for your House call against the Healthcare bill.

    11/05/2009 5:42:11 AM PST · by The Bat Lady · 10 replies · 542+ views
    11/5/09 | The Bat Lady
    Dear Doggett constituents, A few days ago, Congresswoman Michelle Bachman (R-M) asked that the people show up (for an emergency House Call) in Washington D.C. on Thursday 11/5/09. There will be a press conference and then the people should go see their Congressman eye to eye about the Healthcare bill that will be voted on either Friday or Saturday. Yesterday 11/4/09 I spent an hour with Congressman Doggett's Staff Assistant Lee Ann. Please call his Austin office in the next 2 days 512-916-5921. If you agree with the things I said you could just take a minute and say, Tell...
  • Streaming at 12:30: PERAB Meeting on Tax Reform

    09/30/2009 3:20:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 345+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2009 AT 5:59 AM | Posted by Austan Goolsbee
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE BLOG WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2009 AT 5:59 AM Streaming at 12:30: PERAB Meeting on Tax Reform Posted by Austan Goolsbee Today, the tax subgroup of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB) will hold a meeting to gather ideas on tax reform. It will be the first of several such meetings. The meeting will center on tax simplification and will be live streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live. I wanted to take the opportunity to explain why we assembled this subgroup, what areas the PERAB tax reform subgroup will focus on...
  • Lloyd Doggett says no provision for Congress to have same health care as American Public

    08/09/2009 9:36:43 PM PDT · by elazarus · 55 replies · 2,300+ views
    You Tube ^ | 8/9/2009 | ELazarus
    In a very orderly discussion of the Health care issue on Saturday 8/8/2009 Congressman Doggett was asked about mandating all Congressmen, Senators, government workers and the President to be required to use the same health plan as the American Public. His committee has studied health care for 2 years but says that such provisions are not part of the overall plan. Both sides of the healthcare reform issue cheered when this was brought up to the Congressman.
  • Doggett's Townhall 8/8/09 He packed it w/ Pro-public option crowd.

    08/09/2009 3:35:37 PM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 19 replies · 2,164+ views
    8/9/09 | The Bat Lady
    Report Doggett meetup Rundberg 8/8/09 Bill and I got there about 10:30 an hour before. There were about 20 people lined up on the sidewalk holding pro-public option signs. I had my personal poll and another one with Rush's questions about the bill. Picked the wrong guy to talk to, he kinda got huffy about the Dump Doggett card and when he saw the bill(HR 3200) said oh you are one of thoseI guess those means someone who reads the bill and wants to discuss the bill. We moved on. Basil was lost so talked her to the place and...
  • Tale of a Texas Town Hall (a 100% true accounting of my experience at the Lloyd Doggett Town Hall)

    08/08/2009 2:19:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 2,273+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/8/2009 | Susna Prince
    This is a 100% true accounting of my experience at the Lloyd Doggett Town Hall meeting at Veterans Building, Austin, Texas, 8/6/09 - Susan Prince Just to set the scene: I am a white woman, 67 years old, 5'2" tall and weigh 115 pounds. I am usually very healthy. I was at the first Town Hall that Doggett gave, but didn't have a sign; just my voice... and just yelled. He called us (all senior citizens) "an angry mob". Today, I guess I was an Angry Mob of One. At 3:15 p.m. when I arrived back at my home, I...
  • MY EXPERIENCE AT THE TOWN CALL MEETING Lloyd Doggett-today at the Veterans Admin.and heat stroke

    08/06/2009 1:58:24 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 96 replies · 4,923+ views
    personal experience today | august 6, 2009 | self
    BACKGROUND: I am a healthy white woman, 67 years old, 52 tall and weigh 115 pounds. Today, I attended another "town hall" meeting which Doggett set up. MY EXPERIENCE AT THE TOWN CALL MEETING Lloyd Doggett It was on the news this morning that Doggett would be having another Town Hall meeting today at the Veterans Affairs Center. Since my husband has used that Center (as a retired General with 90% disability), I had my ID military card and proceeded to go in. I was not carrying any type of bag or purse - only my sign. In the...
  • Concerned Constituents Dog Doggett

    08/05/2009 1:38:04 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 328+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 08/05/2009 | John G. Winder
    Yesterday, I was in a waiting room prior to an appointment and CNN was on the television. Since I dont ever watch CNN this was an opportunity for me to see, again, firsthand how the mainstream press manipulates the news we see. The story was called: Politics of Chaos: Healthcare Reform Events Disrupted and the focus was on several recent town hall meetings held by various members of Congress all over the U.S. The set-up, the story title, and the way that the news was presented was completely distorted by CNN and verified by no less than Texas grown liberal...
  • Democrats say Republicans staging town hall protests

    08/05/2009 2:04:49 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 46 replies · 873+ views
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2009
    Democrats are accusing Republicans of organizing "angry mobs" to disrupt town hall meetings across the country, but conservatives say the protests are a sign of the opposition to President Obama's health care plans. The Democratic National Committee released a video Wednesday charging that Republican operatives "have no plan for moving our country forward, so they've called out the mob." The video shows footage of angry constituents at recent events and then flashes pictures of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Republican National Chairman Michael Steele, and conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh on the screen. The...
  • Chris Matthews Says Townhall Meetings Like the Streets of Tehran

    08/04/2009 9:36:47 AM PDT · by liesel2000 · 84 replies · 2,503+ views
    NewsReal ^ | August 4, 2009 | Staff
    Others on this blog have described how Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-TX, demeaned his constituents for having the audacity to oppose socialized medicine at a public meeting. (Doggett called their self-expression a real desperation tactic.) However, its worth memorializing the way the host of MSNBCs Hardball, Chris Matthews, views those who reject ObamaCare: theyre jihadists. (Snip) Matthews began: Everytime a member of Congress or Senate calls a town meeting now, the people show up, and its like, I dont know, its like Iran, its like the streets of Tehran.
  • (Texas-D) Doggett says hes more resolved than ever to pass a health-care plan ("Just Say No")

    08/03/2009 12:46:52 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 95 replies · 3,635+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Monday, August 3, 2009, 11:27 AM | W. Gardner Selby
    U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, fresh off a rousing neighborhood meeting on health-care reform that ended with people chanting just say no, said this morning hes more resolved than ever to seek congressional approval of health-care reforms. The Austin Democrat said people who attended the gathering Saturday morning at a South Austin grocery store first heard him talk about why he favors change and then he took questions. Doggett said he subsequently said he wanted to talk one on one with crowd members interested in other issues, but that proved impossible because of deafening chants of just say no. It was...
  • Show Lloyd Doggett the Door Facebook group - Spread the Word.

  • Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) faces angry crowd at Randalls

    08/02/2009 3:33:19 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 63 replies · 4,568+ views
    www.statesman.com ^ | 08/02/09 | Patrick George
    Back in Central Texas while Congress is on a month-long recess, Congressman Lloyd Doggett faced an angry reception at a town hall meeting at an Austin Randalls store yesterday. Doggett, D-Austin, spoke at the Randalls at Brodie and Slaughter lanes on Saturday. A video of the event on YouTube shows many in the crowd showed up with signs denouncing President Obamas proposed health care plan. Witnesses say that when Doggett was asked if he would support the plan even if he found his constituents opposed it, Doggett said he would still support the plan. From there, the crowd began chanting...
  • Lloyd Doggett (D-TX Dist 25)

    08/01/2009 11:16:50 AM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 81 replies · 4,965+ views
    8/1/09 | The Bat Lady
    I attended "office Hours" at an Austin Randalls, for Congressman Lloyd Doggett today, supposed to be 11-12:30.
  • Creepy, revealing quote from White House staffer

    07/02/2009 11:37:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 2,405+ views
    Salon ^ | 7/2/09 | Glenn Greenwald
    Jane Hamsher details the extremely aggressive tactics the White House and House leadership used to coerce liberal environmentalist members to vote for the cap-and-trade bill despite their belief that it helped polluters more than it did anything else (and remember their ability to do that the next time they claim that a bill they ostensibly support simply couldn't pass because it lacked the necessary votes). Jane quotes from a Politico article reporting on White House anger towards environmentalist Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett, due to an impassioned floor speech he gave arguing that the bill was so industry-friendly that it would...
  • Pelosi, allies pressure Dems to back climate bill (TX Rep.Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) flipped by Pelosi)

    06/26/2009 1:49:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 36 replies · 1,895+ views
    http://thehill.com ^ | 06/26/09 | By Mike Soraghan and Jared Allen
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prowled the floor Friday morning, hungry for the votes she needs to pass her flagship climate-change legislation. Some leadership aides said Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her leadership team had rounded up enough votes to pass the bill with Democratic votes, and would go forward with a vote Friday. Leaders usually don't put a major bill on the floor unless they know they have the votes to pass it. ... But another source familiar with the vote-counting cast doubt on that, saying the effort to lasso the votes could push into Saturday. On a procedural vote needed to...
  • Doggett winds up for District 25 election(Texas)

    08/08/2004 5:17:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 331+ views
    The Monitor ^ | August 08, 2004 | Alma Walzer
    EDINBURG Temperatures were in the triple digits all last week but baseball fans didnt care as they packed the Edinburg Baseball Stadium Thursday night to watch their local professional ball team. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett didnt seem to mind the heat, either, as he threw out the first pitch and took the opportunity to work the crowd by walking around and listening to the concerns and complaints of Hidalgo County residents. In November, Doggett, D-Austin, will face Republican Becky Armendariz Klein of Austin in the race for newly drawn congressional District 25, which includes most of Hidalgo County. And...
  • The Cross at Three Corners (New Texas districts in Austin)

    03/09/2004 7:44:09 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 20 replies · 436+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Tuesday, March 9, 2004 | By Brad Buchholz
    Taking the pulse of democracy at the spot where three redrawn congressional districts meet By Brad Buchholz AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, March 9, 2004 Not long ago, I took a walk in Central Austin, looking for a story to tell about our city and today's primary election. That's when I bumped into a slender wooden cross along West 38th Street, near the Marimont Cafeteria just off Guadalupe Street. The white cross, 4 feet tall, bore this inscription: R.I.P. Democracy Killed by Tom DeLay on this spot You've heard of the Four Corners of the southwestern United States? The place where the...
  • Race getting nastier (Texas CD 25)

    03/06/2004 4:34:30 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 111+ views
    Express-News Austin Bureau ^ | 03/06/2004 | Guillermo X. Garcia
    AUSTIN Democratic primary voters in congressional District 25 have a choice of voting for an Anglo outsider or a mudslinging pariah disdained by elected officials in her own county. At least that's the impression being left by a spate of negative radio and TV ads, many in Spanish, hitting the airwaves in the Rio Grande Valley, where the outcome of this suddenly bitter race likely will be determined. Days before Tuesday's election, former state District Judge Leticia Hinojosa of McAllen and five-term U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin were arguing over the accuracy of each other's ads, and even...
  • Doggett camp drums up drummer's support (Texas CD 25)

    03/05/2004 11:33:56 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 180+ views
    Express-News Austin Bureau ^ | 03/05/2004 | Guillermo X. Garcia
    AUSTIN A rock 'n' roll legend joined trial attorneys, labor unions and computer executives to pour almost $500,000 into U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett's already well-funded campaign, according to the latest federal contribution reports. Leticia Hinojosa of McAllen, his opponent in an increasingly bitter Democratic primary race to represent the newly drawn Congressional District 25, raised and spent almost $250,000 including a $100,000 loan from Lone Star Bank in Pharr and a separate $25,000 personal loan she made to her campaign. Paul Basaldua, Hinojosa's campaign manager, said both loans were anticipated and that the campaign's fundraising efforts "are right...
  • Activist group helps Doggett

    02/26/2004 7:26:57 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 14 replies · 168+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2004 | By Chuck Lindell
    MoveOn.org issues national appeal for contributions to Austin Democrat's campaign By Chuck Lindell AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, February 26, 2004 WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett's fund-raising campaign has received a nationwide boost from the political action committee for MoveOn.org, a liberal activist group known for its Internet and television ads criticizing President Bush over the budget deficit and war in Iraq. E-mails were sent to about 500,000 supporters, said Wes Boyd, a founding member of the Internet-based movement, seeking contributions for "one of the most progressive leaders in the House." "Congressman Doggett is fighting to stay in office. He is...
  • (Texas)25th Congressional district has broad needs

    02/16/2004 2:14:37 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 217+ views
    Quorum Report,/On the Agenda ^ | 2/16/2004 | Harvey Kronberg
    Of the many corruptions inherent in modern redistricting, none is more insidious than the destruction of communities of interest. Take the 25th Congressional district. It's one of three congressional districts in the greater Austin area. That's the one that reaches from Southeast Austin down to McAllen. The district is overwhelmingly Democratic, so while Republicans are fielding a well credentialed candidate in Rebecca Armendariz Klein, her odds of success in November are at best remote. In all likelihood, this district will choose its representation to Congress in the primary just weeks away. You might be forgiven if you didn't know that...
  • Mudslinging begins in District 25 race(Texas)

    02/13/2004 4:57:55 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 221+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 12,2004 | Alma Walzer
    McALLEN It didnt take long for the race for congressional District 25 to get ugly. With just 12 days left before early voting starts for the March primary, Democratic candidate Leticia Hinojosa has launched an inquiry into the voting record of U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, whom she faces in the March 9 election. Doggett was the only Texas Democrat to vote against the budget approved in February 2003 in the U.S. House of Representatives, Hinojosa said. The bill included $2 million in funding for Driscoll Childrens Hospital in McAllen and $500,000 for the South Texas Community Colleges Milagro...
  • Redistricting Doesn't Stop Democrats

    01/25/2004 5:25:02 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 327+ views
    Austin, TX, American-Statesman ^ | 01-25-04 | McNeely, Dave
    Redistricting doesn't stop Democrats Thursday, January 22, 2004 The re-redistricting bomb that U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay dropped on white Texas Democrats in Congress was huge. However, all but two have filed for re-election anyway. Wouldn't it be ironic if several won? Ralph Hall of Rockwall switched to the Republicans, whom he'd been with for years in all but the initial after his name, anyway. And Jim Turner of Crockett decided not to run again. With $1 million in his campaign bank, he says he might run for governor or the U.S. Senate in 2006. But the main Democrats targeted...
  • Election becomes complicated for Lloyd Doggett(Texas CD-25)

    01/23/2004 11:35:46 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 264+ views
    Quorum Report/News 8/On the Agenda ^ | 1/19/2004 | Harvey Kronberg
    Majority Leader Tom DeLay's first goal in reviving Texas congressional redistricting was to simply increase GOP numbers in the delegation. But while DeLay's first mission was numerical, there is little doubt that his second mission included ending Austin congressman Lloyd Doggett's career in Washington. An unapologetic liberal, Doggett is every bit as partisan and hardball as DeLay. Doggett's rhetorical ability to turn a phrase frequently captures print and television attention. Like DeLay, Doggett can simply drip acid about the other political party. Doggett earned the ire of his Texas Democratic colleagues by ignoring the court battles over the redistricting map....
  • Doggett running hard (Texas CD 25)

    01/10/2004 10:05:14 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 148+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | January 10, 2004 | Gary Susswein
    Local congressman works new area: the Valley MISSION -- When Lloyd Doggett called her in October, Sandra Rodriguez wasn't interested in backing his bid to retain a seat in the U.S. House. The politically active Hidalgo County woman had never met the Austin Democrat, whom her father supported years ago. Besides, she had a friend who also was weighing a run in the new 25th Congressional District, which snakes from Austin to the Rio Grande Valley. Then Doggett called again. And again. And again. "He was constantly calling. We were constantly talking," said Rodriguez, who threw her support behind Doggett...
  • HINOJOSA HOPES RACE WILL NOT BE A MAJOR FACTOR IN (TEXAS)CD 25 CAMPAIGN

    01/08/2004 4:24:23 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 88+ views
    Quorum Report ^ | January 8, 2004 | Harvey Kronberg
    Doggett releases list of Travis County supporters while rival holds first Austin press conference Leticia Hinojosa may be looking to become the first Hispanic female to represent Texas in the U.S. House but she says she hopes race does not dominate her Democratic primary battle with U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin). Austin reporters got their first opportunity to quiz the former state district judge from McAllen this afternoon when she held a press conference to announce her candidacy for Congressional District 25 at the Nuevo Leon restaurant in east Austin. At the same time, Doggett was releasing a list of...
  • Barrientos won't seek U.S. House seat

    01/08/2004 12:09:07 PM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 5 replies · 133+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Thursday, January 8, 2004 | By Ken Herman and Gary Susswein
    State senator endorses Doggett opponent By Ken Herman and Gary Susswein AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, January 8, 2004 State Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, who previously said he was strongly leaning toward a congressional race, announced today he will not challenge local U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett for the Democratic nomination in a newly created U.S. House district. Though he is staying out of the race, Barrientos announced his endorsement of state District Judge Leticia Hinojosa of Edinburg in her effort to end Doggett's congressional career. Hinojosa is the right candidate for the district, which stretches from Austin to the Mexican border, Barrientos said...
  • DOGGETT SAYS NEW (TEXAS) CD 25 WAS DESIGNED TO FAIL

    12/27/2003 8:36:20 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 158+ views
    Quorum Report ^ | December 26, 2003 | Harvey Kronberg
    Defends voting record on border, trade, issues With a decision about its legality due to arrive any day now, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) says the new Congressional District 25 was "designed to fail" its constituents. Doggett has said he will run in the 350-mile long, Mexico-to-Austin, seat if a three-judge federal panel approves the new lines. In his final arguments in the redistricting trial that concluded in Austin Tuesday, attorney Paul Smith, representing Congressional Democrats, urged the court to strike down CD 25 because Republicans used an "excessive use of race" when drawing its boundaries. Testifying in favor of...
  • Doggett's not wasting time(Texas CD 25)

    12/20/2003 1:55:27 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 169+ views
    Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett, one of the Democrats targeted by redistricting pushed by U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, has done more than just say he's running in a new district that reaches from East Austin to the Texas-Mexico border. Most recently, Doggett not only has lined up the support of several mayors in Hidalgo County, led by McAllen Mayor Leo Montalvo, but Montalvo's also cut Spanish-language radio spots plugging Doggett's candidacy. Meanwhile, state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, D-Austin, was meeting in South Texas with Leticia Hinojosa, a state district judge for several years. Both are considering the race, but from...
  • Doggett Announces Campaign Kickoff (Texas CD 25)

    12/13/2003 12:34:12 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 151+ views
    The Monitor ^ | December 12, 2003 | Juan Ozuna
    McALLEN Congressman Lloyd Doggett gained ground in the bid for the congressional District 25 seat with the beginning of a full-fledged campaign here Thursday that includes Spanish-language radio spots. Doggett, D-Austin, announced at the beginning of his advertising campaign at the home of Dr. Ramiro Casso, a longtime friend of the congressman and a voice in one of the radio spots that urge voters to go with experience. Doggetts campaign push for the new seat which stretches from western Hidalgo County into Starr County and up into southwest Austin and was approved during the last legislative session ...
  • Local Dems touting Hinojosa-Judge earns support for potential run(Capner, Doggett, Texas CD25)

    12/10/2003 11:52:27 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies · 192+ views
    The Monitor ^ | December 9, 2003 | Alma Walzer
    McALLEN Judge Leticia Hinojosa will get financial support from Democrat activists in Hidalgo County if she makes a run for Congress in the new District 25. Hinojosa, who sits on the bench of the 139th state District Court, was chosen as the Hidalgo County candidate to support, said La Joya Mayor Billy Leo. Leo said he attended a meeting along with other area businessmen Monday night at the law office of Democratic Chairman R.D. Bobby Guerra. We cant speak for the general population, who are we to dictate who will run? Leo said. What you have here is trying...
  • Democrats bend ears at Justice Department (Whining RATs Alert)

    10/30/2003 5:43:13 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 5 replies · 142+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Thursday, October 30, 2003 | By Chuck Lindell
    Representatives claim newly drawn congressional districts violate the law By Chuck Lindell AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, October 30, 2003 WASHINGTON -- Texas Democrats, meeting Wednesday with Justice Department lawyers, declared that the state's newly drawn congressional districts should be tossed out because they reduce minority voting strength. The nine Democrats, from districts with heavy concentrations of African American and Hispanic voters, sought to refute Republican claims that the GOP-drawn map creates 11 minority-controlled districts, unchanged from the previous map. Looking at the same numbers, Democrats see 10 districts where minority voters can determine election results, a decline that would violate the...
  • Jockeying for TX Congressional Races Will Affect Other Races in 2004 and 2006

    10/24/2003 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 280+ views
    Austin, TX, American-Statesman ^ | 10-23-03 | McNeely, Dave
    Jockeying for congressional races will affect other races DAVE MCNEELY Thursday, October 23, 2003 So, U.S. Rep. Jim Turner might run for governor in 2006? Or the U.S. Senate? Or lieutenant governor? That's where Turner says his interests lie if the Republican re-redistricting knife job on his 2nd District in East Texas is upheld by the Justice Department and federal courts. Turner, D-Crockett, dismissed the rumor that he might seek a return to the Texas Senate against Republican Sen. Todd Staples of Palestine. Elections in a time of uncertainty over district boundaries are nervous affairs. Democrats are telling their Congress...
  • TX Redistricting Petition: Democrats Press Ashcroft to Reject Plan

    10/19/2003 7:31:56 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 285+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 10-19-03 | Helm, Mark
    Redistricting petition Democrats press Ashcroft to reject plan BY MARK HELM Hearst Newspapers WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders on Thursday launched an online petition asking Attorney General John Ashcroft to reject the new Texas congressional redistricting map that could give Republicans up to seven additional House seats. "This plan clearly violates minority votes rights and any fair review would reject it quickly," said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. "The review of this plan is a test of whether John Ashcroft can be trusted to enforce the law fairly." Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, signed legislation that...
  • Democrat Richard Raymond Lashes Out at Final TX Redistricting Plan

    10/10/2003 6:08:31 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 314+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 10-10-03 | Staff and wire reports
    Raymond lashes out on final plan Times Staff Reports AUSTIN - State Rep. Richard Raymond (D-Laredo) delivered scathing comments over the latest congressional redistricting map produced by the Republican leadership in Texas early Thursday morning. "Make no mistake. This final plan was cobbled together with backroom deals and brute pressure from Washington power brokers," Raymond said. "The architects of this plan will be remembered for their willingness to ignore Texas Senate tradition, for violating Texas House rules of procedure, as well as their complete disregard for historic communities of interest and for consigning the interest of Hispanics and other minorities...
  • Redistricting deal reached, GOP says

    10/09/2003 5:34:36 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 6 replies · 203+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Thursday, October 9, 2003 | By Laylan Copelin and Chuck Lindell
    DeLay, looming football weekend put pressure on party State Republican leaders are expected to unveil a final compromise map for new congressional boundaries today. It took three days of intervention by U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and the threat of another road trip -- this time by Republicans anxious to attend this weekend's Texas-Oklahoma football game in Dallas -- to get Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and state House Speaker Tom Craddick this close to a deal. Officials in the governor's and lieutenant governor's offices said the Republicans have agreed on a map but delayed its release to tweak and...
  • Letters to the Editor (I had to pinch myself)

    09/25/2003 4:55:54 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 8 replies · 237+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | Thursday, September 25, 2003 | Letters to the Editor
    Here's more context Re: Sept. 20 column by Arnold Garcia, "Difference of opinion? Fine. But the Red Scare, this is not": Garcia says that people have a right to some context with the link between the Communist Party USA and MoveOn.org. While he gave the simplistic context that MoveOn.org's Glenn Smith did not give permission to CPUSA to have a link, he failed to note a further context that should be considered: Organizations carefully select the links they put on their Web sites. They know that when a surfer leaves a site through a link, they have lost their attention....
  • Texas Lawmakers go to Court: Both Sides File Actions over Redistricting Feud

    08/08/2003 7:50:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 08-08-03 | AP and Kitchen, Sebastian
    Lawmakers go to courts Both sides file actions over redistricting feud AUSTIN (AP) The heated battle between Democrats and Republicans over congressional redistricting moved to the courts Thursday with both sides in the Senate stalemate pressing their cases. Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, both Republicans, made a filing in the Texas Supreme Court asking that the boycotting Democratic senators be ordered back to work. The 11 Democrats, who are holed up in an Albuquerque, N.M., hotel, filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court asking that state officials or their deputies be prohibited from arresting them...
  • Texas Senate Committee Passes Redistricting Bill

    07/24/2003 7:25:24 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 377+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 07-24-03 | Gott, Natalie, AP
    Committee passes redistricting bill BY NATALIE GOTT Associated Press Writer AUSTIN - A Senate committee on Wednesday adopted a map of new congressional districts that likely would give the Texas GOP an advantage over the state's Democrats in Washington, but the plan seemed doomed this special legislative session. The Senate Jurisprudence Committee approved the measure 4-3 on a party line vote. Sen. Todd Staples of Palestine, who chairs the Senate Republican Caucus, sponsored the map, which he unveiled Wednesday. He said it was fair and balanced. "Clearly I think the map that I laid before you today respects rural, east,...