Paxton voted “Yea” on securities law but “Nay” on obeying it
There’s a reason Ken Paxton’s aide “physically blocked” a reporter from approaching him to ask a question regarding his violation of Texas securities laws. Not only is there overwhelming evidence that he committed a third degree felony under Texas law, a review of Paxton’s legislative record shows that he voted for the very same criminal statute under which he will now likely be prosecuted.
Yesterday Tea Party Republican nominee for Lt. Governor Dan Patrick hosted his first public event in more than a month. Before disappearing, Patrick was being pounded for his divisive anti-Hispanic rhetoric.
John Cornyn cloaks himself in predictable conservative rhetoric. An examination of facts, however, shows his words are a paper-thin veneer concealing a voting record supporting runaway deficit spending and long-term federal debt.
Review the report below detailing Cornyn ignoring red ink and carrying water for failed and irresponsible Republican budgets. Then visit the Lone Star Project’s Cardboard Conservative Clubhouse and give John Cornyn attire appropriate for his record rather than his rhetoric.
An extraordinary act of courage and self sacrifice is on display this week in the Texas State Capitol. State Senator Mario Gallegos (D-Houston) is recovering from a liver transplant performed only four months ago.
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