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Greg Abbott surrendering leadership on controversy to Joe Straus
Speaker Joe Straus & Paxton State Securities Violations

The Lone Star Project has learned from sources inside the State Capitol that allies of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus – and perhaps the Speaker himself – may be urging the Travis County District At

Before the smoke had even cleared after the tragic chemical explosion in the town of West, Greg Abbott turned up—along with a lot of other politicians—trying to get on TV.

But what did Greg Abbott do when he actually had a chance to prevent future tragedies like this?

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.

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Lone Star Reports

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.

Republican Legislators Champion New Taxes & School Cuts Democrats Vote NO

Contrary to public and media perception, since gaining control of both the Governor’s mansion and the Texas State House, Texas Republican leaders have relentlessly championed one new tax increase after another.

Republican’s scheme will leave TX-22 unrepresented more than four months

Teddy Roosevelt was President, Butch Cassidy was alive and Lyndon Johnson had not yet been born the last time a Texas congressional district was forced to go 130 days without knowing who represented them in Congress.

Lone Star Project Forecast Proves Accurate

As the Lone Star Project predicted in January, questionable official actions by Congressman Pete Sessions are now the subject of a formal request for investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.

Chapter 1: Avoiding a Special Election and Hand Picking Your Candidate

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Lone Star Project Sorts through Texas Election Code Regarding DeLay Replacement

“It's just so contrary to what Texas is all about, to turn tail and run and not fight for what you believe in.”-Tom DeLay, (El Paso Times, May 14, 2003) in a now ironic comment criticizing Texas House members who broke quorum to block his redistricting scheme.

Media hungry AG had no appetite to prosecute TYC sex abusers last year

Attorney General Greg Abbott sent out a press release minutes after a Ward County Grand Jury indicted TYC officials Ray Brookins and John Hernandez for sexual abuse of juveniles. Abbott's release, however, failed to mention that his office was notified of the widespread abuse more than a year ago. Abbott's office made no effort to prosecute the sexual offenders or to bring their offenses to the attention of the media or the State Legislature. The Lone Star Project detailed Abbott’s negligence in a recent report.

Strayhorn’s Task Harder and Bell’s Chances Better than Assumed

The unusual multi-candidate gubernatorial field in Texas has created an environment that may defy current conventional wisdom.

Texas Payments to Lobbyist with Ties to Strayhorn and DeLay Continue

Texas Comptroller Carol Strayhorn’s decision to suspend payments to the Washington lobby firm of Cassidy and Associates may, on first blush, seem like a timely and responsible act.

DeLay/Craddick Faction Attempts to Punish Five GOP Education Moderates While Working to Save Endangered Voucher Proponent

National political reporters have understandably focused on today’s hot Texas congressional primaries involving Bush Administration allies Tom DeLay in Houston and Henry Cuellar in South Texas.

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