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Abbott leads the attack on basic voting rights

Prominent Americans from both parties—including Presidents Barack Obama, George W.

Every campaign has occasional scheduling problems. Sometimes events or appearances have to be cancelled for a variety of legitimate reasons.

Vanity Videos for All Occasions

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but this one came at a much higher price for Texas taxpayers. When the Lone Star Project posted the above image last week—one of Abbott's front groups falsely claimed it had been photoshopped. That is simply not true. Instead, it came from Greg Abbott's high-dollar vanity video project.

Or will Texans hear more crickets?

At a press conference in Weslaco today, Greg Abbott is “unveiling his Educating Texans” policy. Perhaps he can educate Texans further by answering a few very basic questions:

Why won't Greg Abbott?

For almost three weeks, the Lone Star Project, the media and state political candidates have all been discussing equal pay– and what we can do to make sure Texas women earn a fair day's pay for a fair day's work.

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Dems Detail Partisanship and Voting Rights Failures in Republican Brief

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Overview of New Map

  • A three-judge panel just released the remedial map correcting the unconstitutional redistricting in South Texas.

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.

The Jackson plaintiffs, which include the Democratic Congressional interveners, filed a remedial redistricting plan and brief today in the Texas redistricting case. The plan meets all the requirements set forth in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Mid-Decade and Partisan Redistricting Unchecked, African American Voting Rights Ignored, South Texas Map Scramble Underway

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While the Supreme Court’s Texas decision was split 5/4, included six separate opinions and over 132 pages of text, the bottom line is clear:

Read the Full Decision Here

The three-judge Federal District Court has issued an order and provided a schedule for determining a remedy in response to the recently released opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court on Texas redistricting.

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.

February 11, 1921– May 23, 2006

What others Democrats are saying about a great Texas Democratic leader

Click Here for a wonderful audio and video tribute.

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