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Private Sector Job Growth In 2008, 2009, 2010

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Deficit, Democrats, Economic recovery, Economy, Jobs, Money, Republicans, Texas

Here ya go… Pretty straightforward. Dems aren’t going to win any economic ingenuity awards, but we’re out of the recession, private sector job growth is still holding on and we’ve got the shopping season coming up, which should drive even more. But what if the Republicans had their way? Well, let’s refer back to the […]

September 3rd, 2010 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Child Dies In Texas From Swine Flu

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, Science, Swine Flu, Texas

The first confirmed death in the US. Fron CNN: A child in Texas has become the first fatality from swine flu in the United States, the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. “I can confirm the very sad news out of Texas that a child has died of the […]

April 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Secession

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Quotes, Texas

“Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that.” – Texas Governor Rick Perry hinting at secession at a Tea Party rally today And here’s the audio… First off, he’s wrong. Texas never […]

April 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

Moderate Republican Poised to be New Speaker of Texas House

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Republicans, Texas

So, maybe it will be the year of the moderate Republican. Here in Texas, longtime Republican Speaker of the House Tom Craddick has resigned his position due to opposition from the moderate wing of his own party. Poised to replace him is Joe Straus, a 49 year-old representative from San Antonio known for his willingness […]

January 6th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Texas Coast Still Waiting on FEMA

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Disasters, FEMA, Texas

Over two months since Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast, there is still substantial damage and many state authorities are accusing FEMA of dragging its feet. Texas Governor Rick Perry has even announced he’s giving up on waiting for FEMA and will pay for the cleanup out of state coffers. He plans to stick FEMA […]

December 2nd, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Obama Won Dallas, Houston and San Antonio

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Democrats, Republicans, Texas

Barack Obama lost Texas by eleven points. That’s why my state is always such an afterthought in presidential politics. We’re crimson red, right? Hold that thought. Something interesting occurred in this election. While Obama improved on John Kerry’s overall state numbers by just six points, he won the counties where the state’s four largest cities […]

November 5th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

The Real Original Maverick

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in McCain, Texas

The word “maverick” has long been used to describe John McCain. His campaign has even embraced the term, labeling the senator “the original maverick.” I’m not sure what they mean by “original,” but I do know they’re wrong. Maverick – the word and the family that made the word part of our lexicon – comes […]

September 8th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Republican Asks Texas Libertarian Candidates To Withdraw From Close Races

By Glenn Church | Related entries in Libertarian, Republicans, Texas

The Republican Party in Texas is concerned it may lose control of the state House in this or the next election. Republicans currently occupy 79 seats and the Democrats 71. The House handles the redistricting for the state, including Congressional districts.  A political party’s electoral fortunes depend on how creatively a political party draws the […]

August 5th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Rasmussen: McCain Up By 9 In…Texas?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, McCain, Polls, Republicans, Texas

McCain – 48% Obama – 39% I don’t think anybody believes that Texas can turn blue this election cycle, but last month McCain was leading by 14, and the fact that we’re not seeing single digits is definitely unexpected. How has Obama made up ground in this solidly red state?

June 28th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Clinton Adds Texas Superdelegate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Super Delegates!!!, Texas

She lost 1 to Obama and picked up 2 undecideds, so that’s +1 for today. So who was the super? Rep. Ciro Rodriguez from Texas: “A big reason is because his district voted so overwhelmingly for her, that’s one of the biggest reasons,” said Rodriguez’ spokesman Josh Rosenblum. Rodriguez said in a statement issued by […]

May 9th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »