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Abbott's Long Losing Streak Hurts Texans

Greg Abbott and his legal team have had a couple of very bad weeks in court—and there’s no end in sight.

Court cites AG’s “failure to respond” to describe his incompetence and arrogance

Yesterday, Greg Abbott was dealt a humiliating rebuke by a Federal District Judge ruling on attorney fees connected to Texas redistricting litigation.

Texas Tribune Editor Ross Ramsey Gets It Right

Ross Ramsey’s analysis makes sense.

We already know some of the troubling elements included in the platform, like Abbott’s backward views on Texas Hispanics and equal pay for equal work.

But that’s just the beginning—the Greg Abbott platform reads like something out of the dark ages.

Why Texas Republicans Won’t Release their Party Platform

Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick are running on a party platform they don’t want anyone to see—with good reason.

Taking care of insider friends – and not hardworking Texans

As Greg Abbott prepares to take the stage at the GOP state convention later today—it’s important to look at who he really is and who he really goes to bat for.

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Lone Star Reports

September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006

For a generation of Texans, Ann Richards provided inspiration and thoughtful humor, but most of all leadership. Every Texan, regardless of their political stripe, felt great pride whenever she spoke on our behalf. Here is what others are saying:

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.

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

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