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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.

Ethics Complaints Filed Against Tom and Christi Craddick

For former Texas Speaker of the House Tom Craddick and current Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, politics is not the only family tradition.

Earlier today, Senator Wendy Davis laid out a proposal for the first comprehensive series of debates between Texas nominees for governor in a generation. For more than two decades, Republican candidates have stubbornly refused to allow Texas voters to see a fair exchange of views between candidates. Ideally, Greg Abbott will acknowledge his responsibility as the Republican nominee to move away from highly controlled campaign events and participate in an honest exchange of views for the benefit of all Texans.

Abbott helped donors grab $42 million in cancer research funds and then attacked cancer survivors for calling him out.

Greg Abbott was directed by the Legislature to serve on the Texas Cancer Prevention Research Center (CPRIT) Oversight Board to protect Texas taxpayer money. The cancer research oversight board met a total of 23 times.

A video released yesterday featured four cancer survivors expressing their outrage that the state’s cancer research center (CPRIT) had been exploited by Greg Abbott’s friends and donors for millions of dollars. Their comments demonstrated strength and courage and heartfelt concern for others coping with cancer.

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Lone Star Reports

DOJ support for DeLay’s Texas Redistricting plan puts nearly half of nation’s African American districts in legal jeopardy

In an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief to the Supreme Court filed on Wednesday, February 1,2006, the Bush Justice Department signaled that it will no longer aggressively defend congressional

Congressional Redistricting and DeLay's Ethics Problems Cost Texas Clout

While the media and politicians typically focus on the partisan battles that take place in Congress, many important decisions, particularly the appropriation of funds, are settled on a regional

Sessions May Have Traded Official Acts for Foreign Trips and Contributions

An analysis of recent press accounts and public documents raises serious questions regarding whether a number of Congressman Pete Sessions’ (R – Dallas) official acts were connected to an all-expense paid trip to exotic Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and to the receipt

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