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  • Help Me Give America a Tax Holiday (Rep. Gohmert's plan to suspend income tax for 2 months)

    12/06/2008 6:46:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1,203+ views
    Human Events ^ | Dec 5, 2008 | Rep. Louie Gohmert
    Bailing out a leaky boat may be the only way to prevent it from sinking, but bailing out sinking banks with taxpayer dollars is no way to keep our economy from sinking. I was one of the House conservatives who opposed the massive bank bailout last October because I didn’t believe that government was smarter than the stock market. And now that about $350 billion in taxpayers’ money has been spent without much success, I think it should stop right now. That’s why when Congress reconvenes -- presumably Monday -- I’ll introduce legislation to give all Americans a two-month income...
  • (Chet)Edwards says he’s not interested in Obama cabinet post

    11/16/2008 2:11:58 PM PST · by LA Woman3 · 19 replies · 641+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 11/16/08 | Associated Press
    Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, said today he’s staying in Congress despite speculation he was being considered for Veteran Affairs secretary. The Waco Democrat said Sunday he told President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team that he’ll continue representing his Texas district where voters this month re-elected him to a 10th term. Edwards, who is chairman of the House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, said he believed he could be more effective in Congress than the Cabinet. Edwards defeated Republican Rob Curnock to win a 10th term on Nov. 4. He was also reported to be on Obama’s short list of...
  • Gov. Rick Perry - 4 Keys for Republican Success & No Amnesty

    11/14/2008 2:01:07 PM PST · by An American! · 92 replies · 1,828+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 14 nov 2008 | Interview
    Gov. Perry: Amnesty for Illegals 'Asinine' Texas Governor Rick Perry tells Newsmax TV the country would be much better off if it were run like states with Republican governors. He also minces no words about illegal immigration. He calls it Assinine!
  • Sweep revives debate on election of judges Straight-ticket ballots contributed to multiple defeats

    11/09/2008 10:45:17 AM PST · by trumandogz · 1 replies · 105+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11.8.08 | MIKE TOLSON
    A bit like the weather, partisan judicial races seem to be something many people complain about but few do anything to change. But unlike the weather, change is a possibility. That fact again gained a toehold in political discussions after last week's near-sweep of district court seats in Harris County by Democratic candidates. It was, in the words of American cultural guru Yogi Berra, deja vu all over again. In 1994, Republicans swept through the local courthouse like a West Texas windstorm, knocking out 19 judges and leaving a single civil court seat in the hands of its Democratic occupant....
  • Democrats Set Sights On Texas (Latinos=Blue State?)

    11/09/2008 6:33:33 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 74 replies · 520+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 9, 2008 | Peter Wallsten
    As they review the results of Tuesday's election victories and begin looking toward future campaigns, some Democrats have settled on a rallying cry: Texas is next. It sounds improbable for the Republican bastion that produced President Bush and served as an early laboratory for Karl Rove's hard-nosed tactics. But Texas is one of several reliably red states that are now in Democrats' sights as party strategists begin to analyze a victorious 2008 campaign that they believe showed the contours of a new movement that could grow and prove long-lasting. A multiethnic bloc of Latinos, blacks, young people and suburban whites...
  • About 130 vehicle owners have windows shot out overnight (election night in Lubbock)

    11/06/2008 3:10:51 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 12 replies · 2,583+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | 11-06-08 | Robin Pyle
    As Diane Guzman left home Wednesday to take her children to school, tears began streaming down her face when she saw that her Tahoe's back window was shattered. Then she and her children noticed police lights up and down her block and in the neighborhood. Guzman, who lives in the 4900 block of 59th Street, was one of about 130 vehicle owners victimized overnight by vandals who randomly shot out windows in the southwest quadrant of Lubbock. Most of the vehicles targeted were SUVs. Some blocks had vehicle after vehicle with shattered windows. Most reports were concentrated in the area...
  • Democrats poised for gains in Texas Legislature (but Obama Haravard Law School buddy loses his seat)

    11/05/2008 6:13:00 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 7 replies · 571+ views
    The Dallas Mourning News ^ | 11/05/2008 | APRIL CASTRO and JAY ROOT
    Texas Democrats were poised to pick up seats in the Texas Legislature, including their first gain in the Senate in a decade, but their dreams of grabbing a majority in the House faded in the wee hours Wednesday. Veteran Sen. Kim Brimer, R-Fort Worth, was defeated by Democrat Wendy Davis. Democrats also brought down a House committee chairman, Rep. Tony Goolsby, R-Dallas. But the Democrats had their share of losses, too, making it difficult to say how many seats each party would have when the dust settled. Two House races remained too close for The Associated Press to call. Rep....
  • Pete Olson(R) wins Tom DeLay's old TX-22 seat. (Soros Shadow Party takes another beating)

    11/04/2008 10:12:15 PM PST · by flattorney · 26 replies · 1,993+ views
    Houston Chronicle Election Results ^ | November 5, 2008 | Staff/FlAttorney
    No article from the Houston Chronicle yet, probably because they endorsed Nick "SorosBoy" Lampson, (along with NObama) but Pete Olson(R) was just declared the winner of his HR TX-22 race (Tom DeLay's old seat). What a great win to send carpetbagger Lampson and the Soros Shadow Party packing. Thanks everyone that worked very hard to make this happen! As the saying goes… “Don’t Mess With Texas” - FlA U.S. House District 22 In: 94% (Latest, 11.05.08-12:45ET) Nick Lampson, D (I) 135,655 45.4% Pete Olson, R 156,632 52.4% (Declared Winner) John Wieder, L 6,492 2.2% U.S. House District 22 In: 60%...
  • McCain 'wins' Texas newspaper war ...

    11/03/2008 12:56:24 PM PST · by Kukai · 7 replies · 403+ views
    The Dalls Morning News ^ | November 3, 2008 | Rodger Jones
    ... if anyone's counting. I've been waiting to tally the last big newspaper endorsement, and the El Paso Times finally weighed in over the weekend with a nod for John McCain. It was a notable edit for its relative tardiness (early voting was over with) and for this characterization of Barack Obama: He often sounds more like Venezuelan despot Hugo Chavez than a U.S. presidential candidate. What's down the road, nationalization of oil companies, health -care providers and more? Whew! At least our newspaper gave Mr. O respect in our recommendation editorial of John McCain. The El Paso endorsement rounds...
  • McCain Ahead of Obama in Texas; 23 Percent Believe Obama Is Muslim

    10/30/2008 4:55:41 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 28 replies · 885+ views
    utexas ^ | Oct 30 2008
    McCain Ahead of Obama in Texas; 23 Percent Believe Obama Is Muslim ... News from the University of Texas at Austin, TX - 6 hours ago The poll surveyed 550 registered voters in Texas Oct. 15-22, and had a margin of error of 4.2 percent. When asked to identify Obama's religion, ...
  • Tom “still The Hammer” DeLay Blasts 0buma on MSNBC Hardball

    10/29/2008 6:59:02 PM PDT · by flattorney · 36 replies · 3,000+ views
    MSNBC Hardball ^ | October 29, 2008 | Tom DeLay
    Full Interview Video - 8:08 Minutes Invoking William Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay declared that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is a radical and a Marxist. Matthews asked DeLay if he was comfortable with the McCain campaign using phrases like, socialist, communist, anti-American. DeLay said “absolutely". Referring to his recent interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Matthews said, “We had someone on this show the other day who said Obama should be checked out for being anti-American. Where would you put him, do you think he’s anti-American?” DeLay said,...
  • Latest TX-22 Pete Olson News (DeLay’s Old District)

    10/26/2008 10:37:14 PM PDT · by flattorney · 11 replies · 724+ views
    10.26.08 Videos: TV ads against SorosBoy Lampson: Olson for Congress: “Just Ask Nick” | NRCC Ad: Nick Lampson's Misplaced Priorities 10.26.08 Houston Chronicle: Most Republicans — and some Democrats — thought Democrat Nick Lampson would be a one-term wonder following the resignation of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. But Lampson has been an effective lawmaker. Still, he faces a strong GOP challenger in Pete Olson and the district is very Republican. If Lampson holds on, it will symbolize the GOP's lost opportunities of 2008. 10.25.08 Fox News: This is Tom DeLay's old seat. DeLay made the seat less Republican...
  • Conservative Activists Attack Lampson for Legislative Support of ACORN

    10/26/2008 10:30:10 PM PDT · by flattorney · 291+ views
    Coalition for a Conservative Majority ^ | October 16, 2008 | Debbie Guitian Roan
    - - Nick Lampson's Voter Fraud Attacks on Pete Olson "Ironic" HOUSTON - As news came out that the FBI was investigating the liberal organization ACORN for voter fraud, Houston-area conservatives blasted Rep. Nick Lampson for his recent, baseless allegations against Pete Olson. CCM members called on Nick Lampson to repudiate ACORN's actions, citing Congressman Nick Lampson's consistent support of ACORN's legislative efforts in Washington. "I find it ironic that Nick Lampson would make these half-baked, egregious allegations of voter fraud against Pete Olson, when in reality he supports an extremely controversial organization that is currently under investigation by the...
  • TX-22 Pete Olson News: Mitt Romney Fundraiser/Pete Addresses Dems Allegations/More

    10/23/2008 11:20:20 PM PDT · by flattorney · 23 replies · 1,381+ views
    Various/FlA FR “Straight Talk” TX-22 Race ^ | October 23, 2008 | Various/FlAttorney
    Lampson, Olson stake claims on Political Spectrum Houston Chronicle (Endorses both Lampson and Obama - FlA) by Alan Berstein October 22, 2008 Abstract: Rascally liberal Jim Hightower, the former Texas agriculture commissioner, gets credit for the phrase, "There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos." Key questions in the Houston-area race between Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson and Republican former Senate aide Pete Olson are whether Lampson has earned his middle-of-the-road stripes — and whether his political career will die there Nov. 4. Lampson has tried to relieve the odd fit ever since, saying...
  • McCain 54%, Obama 44% in Texas

    10/23/2008 6:21:15 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 63 replies · 1,463+ views
    John McCain is moving ahead in Texas, where he now tops Barack Obama by 10 points, 54% to 44%, in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state. For the four previous months, McCain has led by nine. His new 54% showing is also his highest ever since polling on the race in Texas began in the spring. Forty-four percent (44%) is also Obama's best showing to date. Now just one percent (1%) of Texas voters say they are undecided. Seventy-two percent (72%) believe McCain will carry the Lone Star State on Election Day,
  • Gloves come off in Lampson, Olson debate (TX-22 Tom DeLay’s old HR district)

    10/21/2008 7:04:31 AM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,578+ views
    KHOU TV 11 ^ | October 20, 2008 | Leigh Frillici
    Fort Bend County – Monday’s debate between District 22’s U.S. Representative Nick Lampson and his Republican challenger Pete Olson lasted a little over an hour. From the moment it started it was certainly charged. The debate was their one and only meeting on the campaign trail, and it was peppered with attacks and wise cracks. Even with the spirited debate, there is still a question as to which direction the district will fall. It is Tom Delay's old seat, and he gave up under a cloud of legal problems and ethical questions. After Delay resigned, election laws kept Republicans off...
  • We recommend John McCain for president [Dallas Morning News endorsement]

    10/19/2008 11:23:17 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,173+ views
    The United States is in crisis. The economy is melting down. Our military is at war on two fronts. Americans approach this election in understandable fear and anger, especially at the incumbent Republican president who, however unjustly, bears the brunt of the blame for the crisis. Americans want change, yes, but banking on change alone is a risky proposition. Both Barack Obama and John McCain offer new deals to a tense, weary nation. In better times, America could afford to consider entrusting the White House to an appealing newcomer like Mr. Obama and giving control of the presidency and Congress...
  • VFW endorses Lampson over GOP rival, fellow veteran (NRA too?)

    10/19/2008 7:40:50 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 38 replies · 1,128+ views
    2008 Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/19/2008 | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    The political arm of Veterans of Foreign Wars on Saturday endorsed Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, who did not serve in the military, over Republican challenger Pete Olson, a former Navy pilot and Pentagon liaison. Also, the National Rifle Association made its backing of Lampson official, months after signaling its support of his legislative votes for gun ownership rights.
  • Unsettled electorate keeps Senate race in play (Cornyn leads in polls; Noriega thinks he can upset)

    10/19/2008 1:11:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 641+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 18, 2008 | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    The same thing that gives Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn headaches in his re-election campaign gives Democratic challenger Rick Noriega hope of an upset — an unsettled electorate that makes voter turnout hard to predict. The first-term senator wouldn't have anything to worry about in an ordinary election. A Democrat hasn't won a Senate race in Texas in 20 years or carried the state in a presidential contest in 30 years. Cornyn has led in the polls and enjoyed a fundraising advantage of almost 5-1 over Noriega. Nevertheless, the polls have never shown Cornyn with a lock on re-election...
  • In our humble opinion (endorsements)(“spread the wealth” fallout)

    10/19/2008 12:22:36 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 13 replies · 707+ views ^ | Sunday, October 19, 2008 |
    President: Sen. Barack Obama is a fresh face in modern politics, but he may have immerged on the scene a little too soon. His contagious hopefulness no doubt inspired many young voters to enter democracy for the first time. His impact on voter interest is unquestionable. How he might govern leaves most of us still scratching our heads. Obama’s recent announcement that he would “spread the wealth” sent chills down the spine of those who champion a capitalistic society, not a socialistic one. On the flipside, Sen. John McCain is a known commodity, a lawmaker with decades of admirable public...
  • 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 ^ | October 9, 2008 | Click2Houston 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 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...

    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 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.
  • Bush Coming to Houston for GOP Fundraiser

    07/02/2008 10:43:16 AM PDT · by anymouse · 52 replies · 95+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2008
    President Bush is scheduled to stop in Houston to help raise money for Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson's opponent and the Republican Party's statewide campaign for the Nov. 4 election. Bush will be the featured guest at a July 18 fundraising luncheon at the River Oaks home of former energy pipeline executive Dan Tutcher, according to an invitation sent to potential donors.
  • Jenna Wedding Pastor Starts Pro-Obama Web Site

    06/27/2008 1:41:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 113 replies · 262+ views ^ | June 27, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, the minister who presided over the recent marriage of President Bush’s daughter Jenna, has launched a pro-Barack Obama Web site sharply critical of conservative stalwart James Dobson. Caldwell, leader of the largest Methodist congregation in the country, launched his “James Dobson Does Not Speak For Me” site a day after Dobson’s Focus on the Family radio program aired a statement charging that Obama distorted the Bible to fit “his own confused theology.” The site urges readers to sign a statement declaring that Dobson does not represent them. The statement reads in part: “James Dobson doesn't speak for...
  • Obama to send staffers to Texas, other GOP strongholds

    06/25/2008 4:34:06 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 24 replies · 61+ views
    Houston Chron ^ | 6.25.08 | BENNETT ROTH
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama's campaign will send money and staffers to Texas and other heavily Republican states to help elect Democrats in congressional and local races, officials said Wednesday.
  • Remarks by John McCain on Energy Security (Text of Houston speech)

    06/17/2008 10:06:29 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 18 replies · 850+ views
    Standard Newswire ^ | June 17, 2008 | John McCain
    Contact: Press Office, 703-650-5550; ARLINGTON, Va., June 17 /Standard Newswire/ -- U.S. Senator John McCain will deliver the following remarks as prepared for delivery in Houston, TX, today at 4:00 p.m. CDT (5:00 p.m. EDT): Thank you all very much. Governor Perry, Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst, and other distinguished guests, I appreciate your joining us today. And thank you all for the warm welcome to Houston. Among its other distinctions, this great city is known as the oil capital of America. But people in Houston and all of Texas understand as well as anyone that the high price of oil...
  • Texas evangelical Republicans reluctantly back McCain

    06/15/2008 10:36:58 AM PDT · by CreativePerspective · 126 replies · 191+ views
    Dallas News ^ | June 14, 2008 | Wayne Slater
    For religious conservatives at the Texas Republican Convention, even the song list at Friday's prayer rally suggested dark days ahead for the GOP. "We're going to support McCain," he said with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. "He may not have been all of our first choice, but he is our choice." "I'm going to support McCain and try to help people see the reality of the total picture and how dangerous Barack Obama is," said state Sen. Dan Patrick, a conservative talk-radio host with a strong evangelical following. "There is no other choice."
  • McCain absence annoys some at GOP gathering

    06/14/2008 6:41:40 AM PDT · by engrpat · 59 replies · 231+ views
    Star-Telegram (DFW) ^ | 6-14-08 | Bud Kennedy
    Star-Telegram staff writer John McCain is ignoring 7,000 Texas Republicans this weekend. Some of them are returning the favor. Instead of speaking to the state party convention this weekend, McCain will come to Texas on Monday to raise money at a Dallas barbecue. "Where is he?" asked Sara Fischer, 31, of Mansfield, brushing past a volunteer futilely trying to pass out McCain lapel stickers. "I didn't support McCain," she said. "But I have to now. He's our candidate. It seems like he should be here." Inside the exhibit hall, the McCain T-shirts at one souvenir stand were marked down from...
  • Election 2008: Texas Senate: Cornyn Opens Double Digit Lead (Cornyn 52% Noreiga 35%)

    06/09/2008 6:43:40 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies · 118+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 09, 2008 | Scott Rasmussen
    United States Senator John Cornyn has opened a seventeen percentage point lead in his bid for re-election. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state find Cornyn leading Democratic state legislator Rick Noriega 52% to 35%. That’s a significant improvement for the incumbent from a month ago when his lead dwindled to four percentage points. Cornyn is supported by 86% of Republicans and has a two-to-one edge among unaffiliated voters. Last month, his lead among the unaffiliateds was just four percentage points. Noreiga attracts 72% of Democrats, down from 81% a month ago. The Democrat leads among voters under...
  • Tom DeLay’s wife is supporting Bob Barr. Time to start forming Patti Davis support groups?

    06/08/2008 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 79 replies · 208+ views
    Third Party Watch ^ | June 7, 2008 | Stephen Gordon
    According to the video below, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has said that “many Republicans will vote for Libertarian candidates in House races.” The Washington Times is reporting that former House Whip Tom DeLay’s wife plans to pull the Bob Barr lever on Election Day: Tom DeLay will vote for John McCain but the former House Republican leader said his wife, Christine, is planning to vote for Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr. “I’m trying to convince my wife not to do that,” the Texas Republican told editors and reporters at The Washington Times on Friday. “She said it publicly...
  • Sued Texas GOP ordered to follow convention rules (Ron Paul supporters alert :))

    06/04/2008 7:51:35 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 51 replies · 233+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/4/08 | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    Republican activists' Houston case warned state leaders will try to shut out grass-roots opposition at meeting next week A Harris County judge on Wednesday ordered the Texas Republican Party to comply with state election law at its state convention in Houston next week after Republican activists alleged that the party illegally uses procedures to minimize grass-root dissent. Visiting Judge Tom Sullivan issued the temporary restraining order on Wednesday, a few hours after it was requested in a lawsuit filed by activists across the state. Represented by lawyer Gary Polland, a former Harris County Republican Party chairman, the group alleges that...
  • Tim O'Hare wins Farmers Branch mayor's race, but hardline anti-immigration candidates fail

    05/11/2008 7:26:38 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 11 replies · 283+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 10, 2008 | By By BRANDON FORMBY and IAN McCANN / The Dallas Morning News
    Tim O'Hare wins Farmers Branch mayor's race, but hardline anti-immigration candidates fail in other cities11:44 PM CDT on Saturday, May 10, 2008By By BRANDON FORMBY and IAN McCANN / The Dallas Morning; Tim O'Hare, who made a name leading Farmers Branch's efforts to drive out illegal immigrants, was elected mayor of the Dallas County suburb Saturday. Meanwhile, incumbent mayors and city council members beat challengers who wanted more immigration enforcement in Irving – where campaigns were highly heated and often personal. Carrollton Mayor Becky Miller, beset by questions about her past, lost in an Election Day onslaught by...