Texas

'Dead' Tea Party Set for Big Wins in TX Primary

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Nothing better than setting conventional wisdom on its head. And the conventional wisdom that the Tea Party faction in the Repub. party was virtually dead appears about ready to be turned on its ear by probable victories by state-wide candidates in the Texas GOP primary.

Conservatives Lead by Reducing Crime, Saving Money

More state leaders are beginning to realize that criminal justice reform is a viable remedy for crime-ridden communities and bloated state budgets. Conservatives gathered recently in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to effectively spread the message that reforms are consistent with conservative principles of reducing crime, saving taxpayer money, and protecting family values.

Perry: TX on 'Upward Trajectory' While NY's Is 'Downward'

Wanda Carruthers, NewsMax

Texas Repub. Gov. Rick Perry said he would have emphasized the "upward trajectory" of business growth in the Lone Star State in a debate over business policies with New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Petition Supporting the Fight Against the BLM's Federal Land Grab

To: Texas Governor RIck Perry, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, and Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy

Texans Stand Tall Against BLM

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott shot a bulls eye in opposing the BLM's land grab in Texas, "The BLM’s newly asserted claims to land along the Red River threaten to upset long-settled private property rights and undermine fundamental principles—including the rule of law—that form the foundation of our democracy." SIGN OUR PETITION IN SUPPORT OF RICK PERRY, GREG ABBOTT, AND CLIVEN BUNDY'S FIGHT AGAINST THE BLM'S FEDERAL LAND GRAB!

Low Taxes & Small Gov't: Why Texas is Booming

Alexis Garcia, Reason.com

“A state like this where you see so much growth and so much change…having a limited government apparatus on top of that and a robust private sector has been really good for us,” says Erica Grieder.

Perry Backs McConnell

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) endorsed establishment Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in the Senate majority leader's reelection fight this year.

The Abbott vs Davis Race is On

Silvio Canto, Jr., American Thinker

GOP turnout in the TX primary doubles up the Dems. The "total votes" must have a lot of Democrats very worried this morning. AG Abbott got almost 655,000 votes and Sen. Davis got 238,000. 

In Texas, Tea Party Swings Like Babe Ruth

As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie recounts in his new book TAKEOVER, the year the Bambino led the major leagues with sixty home runs, he also led in strikeouts with eighty-nine.

Texas' Tuesday Primary Primer

William Murchison, American Spectator

Texas is a nut too tough for Democrats to crack so long as their party remains devoted to the ideals, such as they are, of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Kathleen Sebelius. Cornyn wears well, Abbott will win—but Davis? 

Is Texas' Matt Beebe The Most Important State Rep Candidate In America?

Matt Beebe is the kind of fresh, limited government constitutional conservative candidate Texans have been looking for to keep Texas one of the few places left in America where the embers of freedom still glow. 

Rove Connections Turn Into Political Ammunition

Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune

Country Club Republican consultant Karl Rove's support is already beginning to taint John Cornyn's campaign. Even Wendy Davis is pouncing on Rove's link to Greg Abbott to spur her own fundraising efforts.

Cornyn Slipping In Polls

Jim Ellis & Jeff Schmidt, The Blaze

A new poll of likely GOP voters may be a harbinger of trouble for estab. Repub. Sen. John Cornyn. He faces Rep. Steve Stockman, Tea Party favorite Dwayne Stovall, and five others in a 3/4 GOP primary election.

O'Keefe Busts Illegal Voter Scheme to Turn TX Blue

Brandon Darby, Breitbart News

In an apparent violation of state law, Battleground Texas officials are exploiting legally protected info. to turn voters out to the polls as part of the Dem. party's quest to turn TX blue, a new undercover video from James O'Keefe reveals.

Cruz: Texas Is Fighting to Stay Red

Sen. Ted Cruz, Breitbart

Cruz warns of the Obama Administration efforts to make Texas buckle under a torrent of federal rules and regulations. Obamacare’s unconstitutional, unfunded mandate to expand Medicaid in our state has gained some attention. But Cruz is certain Texas will stay red.

TeaParty's Stockman Challenges GOP-E's Cornyn

Katie Glueck, Politico

Firebrand TX Repub. Rep. Steve Stockman mounted a surprise primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), setting the stage for the latest potentially explosive battle between a tea party darling and an incumbent firmly backed by the GOP establishment.

Boehner's Dirty Immigration Tricks

Quorum Report Staff

Various Texas business interests said that Boehner has told them that he'll start holding immigration votes after the filing deadline has passed. This, of course, runs counter to conventional wisdom that says immigration votes will have to wait until '14.

SCOTUS Won't Block TX Abortion Law

Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to take up the new restrictive abortion law in Texas. A majority (5) of the justices decided against blocking the law, which has closed at least a dozen abortion clinics. 

Articles of Impeachment for Eric Holder Circulating

Eric Holder is the most political Attorney General ever to occupy the office. In the service of Barack Obama’s radical liberal agenda Holder has become not the Nation’s top law enforcement officer, but one of its premier lawbreakers. We urge you to contact your Congressman today (The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) and tell him or her to support Rep. Pete Olson and to sign onto the impeachment resolution Olson is circulating. Please SIGN AND SHARE OUR PETITION to IMPEACH ERIC HOLDER.

Cruz Gets Big TX Welcome

Jim Forsyth, Reuters

"After two months in Washington, it's great to be back in America," Cruz joked in speaking to a crowd in San Antonio. He received an eight-minute standing ovation.