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Moyers & Company |
Veteran journalist Bill Moyers returned to television in January with "Moyers & Company." Visit the website to watch video from the new show and his 40+ year career.
Klout | The Standard for Influence
Klout is the Standard for Influence. Join Klout to discover your influence and compare with others you may know.
Jones backs Campbell over Wentworth in runoff
Elizabeth Ames Jones, who finished third in the three-person contest for the GOP nomination for Texas Senate District 25, has endorsed the runner-up, Dr. Donna Campbell, over state Sen. Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio.
Federal government isn't offering proper toolkit
Instead of sending much-needed help to border states, the federal government is sending lawyers. Instead of boots on the ground, they're delivering subpoenas. Last week's Supreme Court ruling on Arizona v. United States may mark the point when our nation truly went through the looking glass in terms of border policy.
Guest Column: Health Reform Ruling is Bad for Texas, by Arlene Wohlgemuth
Thursday was a sad day for constitutional governance and for Texas: despite any silver linings to be found in the Supreme Court's ruling on Obamacare, the bottom line is that it represents a net defeat for Texas families struggling to afford health care in a market fatally distorted by government intervention and fiat.
Live-blogging the IRE 2012 Conference in Boston: Resources that will help you be a better investigative journalist
Resources used by Duff Wilson of Reuters for his investigation of the food industry and its lobbying against stricter health standards for children. Influence Explorer: An overview of campaign finance, lobbying, earmark, contractor misconduct and federal spending data. Open Secrets: Campaign-finance data broken down by industry. National Institute on Money in State Politics.
Michael Williams best in District 25; Lamar Smith for District 21
Twelve Republicans are running to represent Congressional District 25, the Republican-majority district that includes western Travis and Hays counties. "We're a football team with an alternate," is how candidate Michael Williams described the crowded field. That hint of good humor is just one of the many sharp qualities that prompts us to recommend Republican voters in the district support Williams in the May 29 primary.
Dewhurst best for GOP Senate nod
David Dewhurst is best prepared for the job, and we recommend that Republican voters give him their party's nomination. The state has faced difficult budget decisions in the years that Dewhurst has been at the helm of the Texas Senate. [...] Dewhurst's years in Austin as lieutenant governor and land commissioner give him an edge in experience.
Chris Isaak | Overheard with Evan Smith
description Chris Isaak is a stylishly retro rock musician and sometime actor who covers Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and other Sun Records legends on his most recent release, Beyond the Sun.
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Austin news, sports, weather, Longhorns, business |
Two Austin police officers received short suspensions as discipline for a December incident in which they transported a keg in a patrol car, according to memos released today by the City of Austin. Officer Ricky Hollis and officer Brian Spain were suspended for one and two days, respectively, after a citizen complained to police officials after seeing the two put a keg into the car.
By Maggie Haberman - In an internal Senate campaign strategy email, a top adviser to Texas Lt Gov. David Dewhurst argued that rival Ted Cruz, the state's former Solicitor General who's running an insurgent race, has been drawn out and forced "to spend money early," and insists former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert is "now well within the margin" and could finish in second place.
Senate races take the spotlight | Editorials | Fort Worth, Arlington, Northeast Tarrant edito...
Kay Bailey Hutchison's decision not to seek re-election created an all-too-rare situation -- an open U.S. Senate seat representing Texas. Republican primary Three heavyweights top a Republican card of nine candidates. On the issues, they are difficult to distinguish: Repeal "Obamacare," rein in government spending, support the military, secure U.S.
RAINEY, HOMER PRICE | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)
RAINEY, HOMER PRICE (1896-1985). Homer Price Rainey, university president and gubernatorial candidate, was born on January 19, 1896, in Clarksville, Texas, son of Edward L. and Jenny (Price) Rainey. Though reared in a poor farm family, he was valedictorian of his class at Lovelady High School in 1913.
Interactive: 30-Day Campaign Finance Report Summaries
Interactive: 30-Day Campaign Finance Report Summaries On Wednesday, the Texas Ethics Commission released raw data representing the filings of all candidates who were required to submit 30-day election reports in the lead-up to Texas' May 29 primary. With this data, we have updated our Campaign Finance Database, making all contributions and expenditures that occurred between Jan.
Rocker Ted Nugent is Bearing Arms and Cranking Up Controversy, by Jay Root
Editor's note: Because the subject of this story is Ted Nugent, some language may not be appropriate for the faint of heart. Consider yourself warned. HIDALGO - If controversy could be rolled up and smoked, Ted Nugent would be on oxygen by now. The rock guitarist wore a Confederate flag T-shirt to Gov.
Friday Night Lights' Peter Berg Does Not Like Craig James
It's been widely reported that the saga of former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, ESPN-broadcaster-turned-senate-candidate Craig James, and his son Adam will figure into the next iteration of Friday Night Lights, an eagerly anticipated movie that will pick up where the television show finished.
Video: Ted Nugent: Bearing Arms, Cranking Up the Controversy, by Justin Dehn
If you thought a little Secret Service investigation or a $10,000 bear hunting fine would tame the "Motor City Madman," well, you've probably never had a chat with Ted Nugent.