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  • KPRC Huston Channel 2 Investigates Dead Voters. Includes video

    10/18/2008 8:47:52 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 14 replies · 667+ views
    KPRC 2 Huston ^ | 10/18/08 | Amy Davis
    Local 2 investigates dead voters. The push to register voters for this year's presidential election is breaking records. More than 1.9 million people are registered to vote in Harris County alone. But how many of the people listed on the voter roll are actually eligible to cast a ballot? Investigative reporter Amy Davis shows you how hundreds of voters could sway this year's election -- voters who are not even alive. "All-in-all, a great person, a great woman, just a wonderful person" is how Alexis Guidry described her mother to Local 2 Investigates. "As far back as I can remember,...
  • Some Dallas-Fort Worth Catholics irked by bishops' letter on abortion

    10/13/2008 3:18:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies · 1,771+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 13, 2008 | SAM HODGES
    Some North Texas Catholics are upset with a letter written and distributed by their local bishops, saying it amounts to an endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. The letter by Bishop Kevin Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas and Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Fort Worth says in part: “To vote for a candidate who supports the intrinsic evil of abortion or `abortion rights’ when there is morally acceptable alternative would be to cooperate in the evil – and, therefore, morally impermissible.” Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic Party presidential candidate, supports abortion rights. Sen. McCain favors...
  • Ballots cast in Houston using dead voters’ names

    10/12/2008 1:27:50 AM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 39 replies · 1,227+ views
    Texas Watchdog website ^ | Thursday, October 9th, 2008 | By Lee Ann O'Neal
    Thousands on the rolls after death, creating potential for fraud Woodwick Street was quiet — with a few residents working in their yards and adding to post-storm brush piles at the curb — when Texas Watchdog visited on a recent Saturday to try to find Harris County voter Linda K. Hill. “I’m sorry, but she passed on two years ago,” said a mustached man wearing a Dallas Cowboys baseball cap and driving a motorized chair down the street. He was Linda Hill’s husband, Henderson Hill Jr. Linda Kay Hill, a homemaker and Louisiana native, died Aug. 2, 2006, of a...
  • Local 2 Investigates Dead Voters (4,000 in Houston!)

    10/10/2008 12:21:08 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 31 replies · 908+ views
    KPRC Houston Channel 2 ^ | Oct 9 2008 | KPRC Houston
    HOUSTON -- Note: The following story is a verbatim transcript of an Investigators story that aired on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2008, on KPRC Local 2 at 10 p.m. Local 2 investigates dead voters. The push to register voters for this year's presidential election is breaking records. More than 1.9 million people are registered to vote in Harris County alone. But how many of the people listed on the voter roll are actually eligible to cast a ballot? Investigative reporter Amy Davis shows you how hundreds of voters could sway this year's election -- voters who are not even alive. "All-in-all,...
  • 4,000 Dead people found on voter rolls in Houston

    10/10/2008 11:12:58 AM PDT · by mattfromva · 60 replies · 1,967+ views
    Click2Houston.com ^ | October 9, 2008 | Click2Houston
    Click2Houston.com Related To Story UPDATED: 9:08 am CDT October 10, 2008 HOUSTON -- Note: The following story is a verbatim transcript of an Investigators story that aired on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2008, on KPRC Local 2 at 10 p.m. Local 2 investigates dead voters. The push to register voters for this year's presidential election is breaking records. More than 1.9 million people are registered to vote in Harris County alone. But how many of the people listed on the voter roll are actually eligible to cast a ballot? Investigative reporter Amy Davis shows you how hundreds of voters could sway...
  • Activist plans Palin protest (Dallas)

    10/03/2008 8:54:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies · 2,141+ views
    Meifert says Republican vice presidential candidate is ‘a pawn chosen to be manipulated’ Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain’s controversial choice to be his running mate on the Republican ticket this year, will be in Dallas on Oct. 3 for a fundraiser, and Dallas activist Dawn Meifert is organizing a protest outside the hotel.. A day after the vice presidential candidate debate with Sen. Joe Biden, Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s running mate, Palin is scheduled to speak at a $1,000-a-plate lunchtime fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Dallas. Dallas County Republican Party Chair Jonathan Neerman told The Dallas...
  • Sarah Palin follows debate with Dallas visit

    10/03/2008 3:51:48 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 36 replies · 1,141+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/03/08 | GROMER JEFFERS JR.
    Dallas Republicans enthusiastically greeted Sarah Palin on Friday, fresh off her debate with Joe Biden. "It is good to be visiting here in Alaska's little sister state Texas," the Republican vice presidential candidate told more than 1,000 people at a fundraiser at the Fairmont hotel. She spoke for about 20 minutes, discussing energy, government reform and the tough sledding for the McCain campaign, which trails Barack Obama in most polls, in the final few weeks before Election Day. “It’s not just in Washington, D.C., it’s across the country, the hunger for reform,” Ms. Palin said. Introduced by Gov. Rick Perry,...
  • Palin in Dallas, TX

    10/03/2008 1:17:19 PM PDT · by davek70 · 16 replies · 1,174+ views
    My Fox4 Dallas ^ | Fox 4 Dallas
    DOWNTOWN DALLAS -- Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is making a stop in Dallas, just a day after her closely-watched debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden. Palin arrived at Love Field late Friday morning and was whisked in a motorcade to the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Dallas. Dozens of supporters and protesters gathered near the Fairmont chanting and carrying signs. The anti-Palin signs included one that read "Dick Cheney in a Dress" while Palin supporters chanted "we want Sarah."
  • Barr Files Suit To Remove Obama And McCain From Texas Ballot

    09/16/2008 4:43:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 169 replies · 679+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 9/16/08 | scott shepard
    Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr’s campaign filed suit Tuesday seeking to remove Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama from the ballot in Texas, alleging that the two major candidates missed the deadline for officially filing to be on the ballot. The lawsuit by the former Republican congressman from Georgia claims that neither McCain nor Obama met the requirement of Texas law that all candidates provide “written certification” of their nomination “before 5 p.m. on the 70th day before election day” because neither had been formally nominated by their respective parties in time. That would have been Aug. 25. Obama...
  • Sarah Palin to visit Dallas on Oct. 3

    09/12/2008 5:58:59 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 36 replies · 757+ views
    WFAA - Channel 8 Dallas ^ | September 11, 2008 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    Sarah Palin to visit Dallas on Oct. 3 07:38 PM CDT on Thursday, September 11, 2008 By GROMER JEFFERS JR. / The Dallas Morning News gjeffers@dallasnews.com Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is scheduled to visit Dallas on Oct. 3 for a fundraiser and possibly a public rally. Since becoming the Republican nominee for vice president, Ms. Palin has electrified the GOP base and helped John McCain surge in the polls. Local Republicans on Thursday were ecstatic that she’s coming to town. “It’s a huge opportunity for Palin to be introduced to the people of Dallas who have seen her on television,”...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin has Austin ties

    09/05/2008 11:58:08 AM PDT · by itsthejourney · 14 replies · 173+ views
    KXAN ^ | Sep 4, 2008 | KXAN
    As the Republican faithful waited in anticipation to hear vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speak Wednesday night, a local Austin man was watching his cousin take her next step as a politician, and he hopes, vice president. "If the media is not careful, they may just awaken the sleeping giant known as Republican women," said U.S. Senator John Cornyn... Palin has four cousins who live in Austin and another in San Antonio.
  • Chatter over Hutchison as possible VP pick gets louder

    08/27/2008 6:45:58 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 220 replies · 704+ views
    CRAWFORD — Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's long-shot prospect for vice president is getting a push from conservative and other pundits in the lead-up to next week's Republican National Convention. The latest flurry of speculation online and on cable television constitutes at least a third or fourth wave of chatter about Hutchison, whose name surfaces occasionally as a possible Republican vice-presidential candidate...
  • GOP VEEP CHOICE: RECONSIDERING KAY

    08/25/2008 11:36:30 AM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 59 replies · 491+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 25, 2008 | Michael Medved
    The selection of Joe Biden as Barack Obama’s running mate changes the whole dynamic of the Veep choice now facing John McCain. Sure, Biden brings credibility and experience and reassuring familiarity to the Democratic ticket, but he hardly adds sizzle or novelty. The Democrats feel that they’ve got enough pizzaz with their standard bearer, so it doesn’t hurt that they take a Vice Presidential contender with all the excitement of boiled Brussels sprouts. I hope that this choice now gives John McCain reason to reconsider the safe, reassuring possibilities of Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty—apparently, the two leading contenders for...
  • Chet Edwards: The other Edwards doomed me

    08/24/2008 5:26:10 PM PDT · by melt · 19 replies · 273+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/24/08 | Bruce Tomaso
    In an interview with Todd Gillman, U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards of Waco says the antics of a similarly named, slick-talking, lying philanderer probably helped sink his chances of becoming Barack Obama's running mate. The other guy went on television to confess his pecadillos -- guaranteeing his status as a national laughingstock -- just about the time the Obama campaign was considering floating Chet Edwards' name.
  • Rep. Paul’s wife in critical care unit at Houston hospital

    08/12/2008 6:45:30 AM PDT · by mnehring · 39 replies · 151+ views
    From the Houston Chronicle: The wife of Republican Rep. Ron Paul was in serious but stable condition Monday at a Houston hospital, a spokesman for the congressman said.Carol Paul was in the critical care unit at an unidentified hospital, spokesman Jesse Benton said in a statement. There is more to life than politics, folks. Mrs. Paul is one of the most gracious people I’ve ever met. Please keep her and Ron in your prayers.
  • McCain Has 9 Percent Lead in Latest Texas Poll

    08/04/2008 10:44:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies · 130+ views
    kdfw ^ | 04 Aug 2008
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain holds a 9 percent lead in Texas over Democratic contender Sen. Barak Obama, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. The results were determined by a telephone survey of 500 likely voters conducted on July 30, according to Rasmussen Reports. Fifty percent of those polled said they would vote for McCain, while 41 percent responded that they would vote for Obama. Of the remaining respondents, 6 percent said they were unsure and 2 percent chose "other." The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4.5 percentage points, according to Rasmussen.
  • Pelosi pushes Texas lawmaker as Obama running mate

    08/03/2008 3:19:38 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 155+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is behind on a dark horse in the Democratic veepstakes: Rep. Chet Edwards of Texas. "I hope he will be the nominee," Pelosi said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." Edwards, first elected in 1990 and now in his ninth term, represents Texas' 17th District, which includes Waco, College Station, Fort Hood and the small town of Crawford, where President Bush has a ranch. . . .
  • Texas Senate: Incumbent Cornyn’s Lead Slips to Ten Points

    08/02/2008 3:05:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 177+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 1, 2008
    The United States Senate race in Texas continues to get tighter this month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Lone Star State finds Republican Incumbent John Cornyn leading Democratic State Legislator Rick Noriega 47% to 37%. When “leaners” are included, Cornyn leads 50% to 39%. The incumbent senator is viewed favorably by 55% of voters and unfavorably by 31%. Noriega’s numbers are 45% favorable and 33% unfavorable.
  • Texas Presidential Campaign Contributions

    07/22/2008 10:56:37 AM PDT · by mnehring · 5 replies · 93+ views
    Tom Abrahams has a great post up over at his blog at TheVote.abc13.com. He’s found some interesting tidbits in the campaign finance data pertaining to Texas, as well as noting that John McCain has only about one-third of the cash on hand that Barack Obama has.Regarding Houston, he found this: The 770– zip codes in Houston are the most generous in the state for both candidates. McCain has pulled in $1,650,521 million. Obama’s received a little more than $2 million.What’s even more amazing about those numbers is that the 770 zip codes have given more to all presidential candidates ($9,315,056)...
  • Yearly Kos aka Netroots Nation vs. RightOnline in Austin, Tx

    07/16/2008 8:35:54 PM PDT · by kcvl · 8 replies · 156+ views
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Howard Dean, Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos, and former White House security adviser Richard Clarke are among the keynote speakers at the Yearly Kos convention in Autin, Texas now called the Netroots Nation event. The event will include training in how to recruit volunteers, looking and sounding good on TV and getting media exposure. A convention of conservative bloggers called RightOnline will feature nationally known blogger Michelle Malkin and columnist Robert Novak as headline speakers will be across town Friday & Saturday.