Lone Star Reports

Karl Rove moves quickly to distort facts in attempt to discredit the film

A controversy both Karl Rove and George W. Bush likely thought was safely buried in the past has resurfaced with the release of the new motion picture "Truth", starring Robert Redford as legendary journalist Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes, which opened in Texas and across the country last weekend.

Dallas Sheriff quickly exposes Abbott’s weakness

Earlier this week, Greg Abbott sent a letter to Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez on her policy for enforcing laws involving undocumented immigrants. The letter was a political exercise without any real substance. Rather than showing strength or expertise in law enforcement, Abbott exposed weakness by displaying a lack of knowledge about the situation in Dallas County.

Statement by Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle

"With Ken Paxton, Texans are stuck with a part-time AG and a full-time criminal defendant. Ken Paxton has come to define illegal and unethical behavior in a public official. Paxton needs to leave the AG office and devote all of his time to avoiding the state penitentiary."

As you know, the Texas congressional and state house districts remain under challenge before a three-judge federal court in San Antonio. In a memo earlier this month, I laid out the status of the case and background on the issues being considered by the Court.


Recent Reports

Cruz hypocrisy & arrogance demonstrated in one vote

Ted Cruz regularly presents himself as an ardent defender of religious liberty, and he eagerly seeks out the spotlight to make sure the news media hears and reports about it. Not too long ago, Cruz jumped in front of the news cameras during the media frenzy over Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis to say:

Criminal defense eroding Paxton's authority and trust

Ken Paxton was back in court yesterday with a bag full of tricks designed to get special treatment and to avoid a jury trial that might end badly for him. A fair review of the facts by a jury could certainly spell big trouble for Paxton. In fact, as the Texas Democratic Party has noted, one of his own defense attorneys called a conviction on one of the charges a "slam dunk" prior to being hired by Paxton.

Abbott’s words and actions on refugees expose a fearful and dangerous nature

In the hours and days following the terrorist attack in Paris, Greg Abbott had a responsibility to speak constructively on the refugee problem, to reassure worried Texans and help undermine the goals of the ISIS terrorist network. He failed this basic test of leadership.