| Sep 29, 2013
Re "Republicans searching for Plan B," Sept. 26
Listening to the procession of Republicans in the last two years is like playing whack-a-mole: As fast as the American public knocks one down, another one pops up. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Six months after national Republicans issued a brutal self-assessment intended to cut their own path out of the wilderness, the limits of their progress were sharply apparent during the weekend state Republican convention.
The report criticized...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Just for the record, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said midway through a 27-minute criticism of California, he wasn’t in Anaheim to criticize California.
That might have come off a tad hollow, given that Perry had already asserted that the state comes...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:24 AM
After weeks of buildup, Democrat Wendy Davis is set to launch an uphill bid for Texas governor Thursday with a pep-style rally outside Fort Worth.
Davis, 50, a two-term state senator, has built a national following via social media. She sent a Twitter...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Planned Parenthood and others have sued to block the Texas abortion law that state Sen. Wendy Davis tried to block with her attention-grabbing, 13-hour filibuster earlier this year.
“Provisions in this bill will put women’s health and...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis plans to announce her candidacy for governor next week with an elaborate launch that includes watch parties around the state and a boost from the national women’s political organization Emily’s List, according to...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:06 PM
On the eve of announcing a widely anticipated bid for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is trailing her main GOP rival but starts the race within shouting distance, according to a new poll.
Republican Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott leads Davis, a state...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Back in 2009, when he was a candidate struggling for reelection, Texas Gov. Rick Perry swung by a tea party rally in Austin and famously winked at the idea of his state breaking off from the U.S. and creating a whole other country.
He quickly became the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Later this week, Jerry Brown will become the longest-serving governor in California history – surpassing the record previously set by Republican Earl Warren, who left in the middle of his third term to serve as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Wendy Davis, who soared to overnight fame after filibustering tough antiabortion legislation, announced a widely anticipated bid for Texas governor Thursday with a slap at the state’s Republican rule and a move beyond her most famous political...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:53 AM
State Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas, who became an overnight celebrity with her one-woman stand against tougher abortion restrictions, announced Wednesday she will reveal her next political step in two weeks, amid strong signals she will launch an uphill...