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DOJ staffers prepared a federal indictment in the TYC child sex abuse scandal that was pulled by officials up the "chain of command"

The Lone Star Project has obtained the email written by Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski and sent to Texas AG official William Tatum confirming that both the US Department of Justice and the Texas Attorney General's office were aware of the sordid sexual and physical abuse of juveniles taking place at Texas Youth Commission facilities more than a year before the story broke in the press. Most notably, the email details that two Department of Justice investigators interviewed abuse victims and prepared a federal indictment to prosecute the case. The indictment was abandoned, however, after final approval from "up their chain of command" was denied.

In separate testimony yesterday before the Joint Select Committee on Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, a representative of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and a Texas Ranger investigator confirmed that both agencies were aware of the alleged sexual abuse of juveniles unde

Perry playing to cameras while stiff-arming Texas kids

Hypocritical and dishonest are terms too soft to describe the self-serving media show Rick Perry put on during his recent trip to Washington.

But history says don't count on it

Twisting Arms and Taking Names

....here's why

Reports that a coalition of Democratic and Republican State House members have been working behind the scenes to remove current Republican Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick (Quorum Report, December 23, 2006) are not surprising.

In the end, rather than take responsibility for his actions and show respect to his former constituents by making a public appearance and statement, Tom DeLay called on his daughter to email a shallow and self-serving note to the media announcing his decision to formally resign from the ballot.

Today, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks and ruled in favor of the Texas Democratic Party on the DeLay ballot challenge.

Read the Full Decision Here

How Can Anyone Believe This Guy?

Reasonable doubts about the legitimacy of Tom DeLay's "move" to Virginia have grown even stronger after he placed over 8000 robocalls to voters describing himself as a "Northern Californian."(Source: Washington Post, June 14, 2006) It appears that DeLay has confused even himself as he manipulates

Facts Dispute Perry Claims

Last week, Rick Perry began airing a television ad bragging and taking credit for everything from tax cuts to teacher pay. The Lone Star Project analyzed the ad and found that it simply does not stand up to close scrutiny. Perry's comments are consistently deceptive and incomplete.

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