• May 17, 2022

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If Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, Texas will completely

According to a draft opinion obtained by Politico, the U.S. Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade, reversing nearly 50 years of constitutional protection for abortion, and let states set their own restrictions on the procedure. If this draft reflects the final decision of the Court, expected this summer, it would virtually eliminate abortion […]Read More

First part of Texas’ 2020 election audit reveals few issues,

The Texas secretary of state’s office has released the first batch of results from its review into the 2020 general election, finding few issues despite repeated, unsubstantiated claims by GOP leaders casting doubts on the integrity of the electoral system. The first phase of the review, released New Year’s Eve, highlighted election data from four […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke targets Gov. Greg Abbott for vetoing bill to

As he campaigns in rural Texas, Beto O’Rourke is accusing Gov. Greg Abbott of stifling efforts to improve broadband internet access there, even after Abbott prioritized the issue in the regular legislative session earlier this year. O’Rourke, a Democrat who announced in November he is running for governor, has started criticizing the Republican governor for […]Read More

Ted Cruz and John Cornyn opposed a debt-limit increase that

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas blasted his fellow Republicans this week for the role they played in allowing Democrats to temporarily increase the debt ceiling, keep the government from a first-ever financial default and avoid economic chaos. “I wish Republicans hadn’t blinked,” Cruz said Thursday from the Senate floor just before the […]Read More

Analysis: The 2022 general election is a year away, but

A year before Texans will vote in the general election race for governor and other statewide offices, the list of candidates remains incomplete. The issues those candidates could be debating at this time next year is coming into view — a list topped by continuing practical and political tensions stemming from large numbers of migrants […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke on Matthew McConaughey: “I don’t know how he

Beto O’Rourke says he is still “very seriously” thinking about running for governor — and that he is not surprised Matthew McConaughey, another potential candidate, is polling so well against Gov. Greg Abbott. During an interview at the 2021 Texas Tribune Festival, the former Democratic U.S. representative from El Paso praised McConaughey for using his star power […]Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott and local officials are fighting several legal

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is locked in several pitched legal battles with cities, counties and school districts over their bids to require masks in public schools. In a May executive order, Abbott banned local governments from requiring people to wear masks. But as the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 spread across Texas and the […]Read More