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It's not even close – the Queen

As Texans prepare to celebrate Labor Day – honoring those who've fought for the American ideal of a fair day's pay for a fair day's work – there's new evidence that Greg Abbott's work for the people of Texas isn't his top priority.

Greg Abbott spends less time on official business here in Texas than the Queen of England does conducting her royal duties from Buckingham Palace.

So far we know that Rick Perry’s legal bill has topped $80,000 – and that’s just the beginning. The high dollar attorneys he has hired charge a minimum of $450/hour and the clock will be ticking for months.

Greg Abbott Must Answer the Question

Now that Rick Perry has been indicted on two felony counts for threatening and attempting to bribe an elected official, Texans deserve to know why they are being forced to cover the costs for Perry’s criminal defense - which could ultimately total hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

“Today’s indictment of Rick Perry confirms the corrupt culture of GOP leadership in

Abbott Voted Against Rape Victim in Strikingly Similar Lawsuit

A story aired last night by WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas contains details frighteningly similar to the facts laid out in a political ad released yesterday by the Wendy Davis campaign. The ad centers on a lawsuit in which Greg Abbott aligned himself with a corporation against a woman who had been brutally raped in her own home.

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Lone Star Reports

John Cornyn Shamelessly Exploiting Our Troops

Last week, John Cornyn cynically demonstrated that he cares a lot more about campaign cash than defending our troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Cornyn exposed the real purpose for his red hot rhetoric surrounding the Moveon.org ad in a recent email asking for donations to his campaign in

Meanwhile, Republican Candidates Bail on GOP Straw Poll

TDP ePrimary Poll – Open to all Texans

Lone Star Project poll and research show Kim Brimer unknown, vulnerable

A recent Lone Star Project poll reveals that Republican State Senator Kim Brimer has squandered almost 20 years in public office to remain largely unknown in his own backyard.

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.

Fact: Tom DeLay remains under felony indictment, facing criminal money laundering charges

Sen. Gallegos is not only brave, he's right

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.

Senate confirmation hearing could expose improper political contacts at Bush Department of Justice

The U.S. Senate Rules Committee will conduct confirmation hearings for Bush’s Federal Election Commission nominee Hans von Spakovsky tomorrow June 13, 2007.

Millionaire "Lite" Governor berates and belittles uninsured families, yet failed to complete and file simple business forms

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As Tom DeLay resurfaces, Republican Public Integrity Chief may be stalling investigation

Investigation fades while DeLay reemerges

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