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With Thousands Denied at Polls, New Lawsuit Claims Total Disenfranchisement Over TX Voter ID

With Thousands Denied at Polls, New Lawsuit Claims Total Disenfranchisement Over TX Voter ID
A new lawsuit in Texas claims that the states new Voter ID law undermines the fundamental right to vote under the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution. This comes after an election fraught with issues, especially with the "substantially similar" name-matching requirement.
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Texas To Tea Party: No, the Alamo Won't Fall Under UN Control

Texas To Tea Party: No, the Alamo Won't Fall Under UN Control
Texas Land Commissioner and open carry advocate Jerry Patterson was compelled to issue an official response to a conspiracy theorist he shared the stage with at a gun rally at the Alamo in late October. Alex Jones' website infowars.com claimed that the, "blue UN flag may fly above the historic shrine of liberty once it falls under UN control."
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Texas Judge Switches Sides: 'The Republican Party Left Me'

Texas Judge Switches Sides: 'The Republican Party Left Me'
Bexar County Court at Law Judge Carlo Key switched from the Republican party to the Democratic party emphasizing that the, "Republican party has been at war with itself," and that ultimately, "I have not left the Republican party, it left me."
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Lawsuit Against TX Voter ID Gains Momentum Months Before It Impacts Election

Lawsuit Against TX Voter ID Gains Momentum Months Before It Impacts Election
Dallas County DA Craig Watkins held a Twitter Town Hall on his participation in the voter ID lawsuit against the state of Texas. The new law will be in effect for the November Constitutional election and is expected to place an unnecessary burden on communities already less likely to make it to the polls, namely African Americans and Hispanics.
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Regressive TX Legislation Could Hinder 2/3 of Women Seeking Abortions, Says Study

Regressive TX Legislation Could Hinder 2/3 of Women Seeking Abortions, Says Study
HB 2 is another anti-woman bill placing undue burdens on Texas women looking to get an abortion. A study by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project shows that just one of the provisions might hinder two out of three women from receiving the procedure.
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'Options Are Fewer' for Texans, Says Wendy Davis in Announcing Run for Governor

'Options Are Fewer' for Texans, Says Wendy Davis in Announcing Run for Governor
On the same spot where she graduated from high school, in front of 1,500 supporters from across the state, Senator Wendy Davis announced today that she will run for Governor of Texas.
To chants of "Wendy! Wendy!" Davis told the crowd in Haltom City:
"Every Texan has their own story about what Texas means to them. Our stories are as different and diverse as we are, but they have a common theme: Texas is a place where we aim high and take big risks. From the wildcatters
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Wendy Davis Introduces Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Bill

Wendy Davis Introduces Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Bill
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is touting a bill she wrote to reduce the rape kit backlog in the state. Over 23,000 kits remain untested because of budget cuts and labor constraints. The bill also will improve DNA and evidence collection on site at hospitals.
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Texas Gay Man Left Beaten and Bloody After Possible Hate Crime Near Fort Worth

Texas Gay Man Left Beaten and Bloody After Possible Hate Crime Near Fort Worth
Police in the small Texas town of Springtown, located northwest of Fort Worth, are investigating a possible hate crime in a brutal and bloody attack on a gay man after he arranged a meeting with another young man using the mobile app called MeetMe.
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Anti-Choice Pundit Suggests Women in Texas Stock Up on Coat Hangers

Anti-Choice Pundit Suggests Women in Texas Stock Up on Coat Hangers
In their efforts to ban abortion, anti-choice politicians in the Texas legislature recently passed an extreme bill that could close nearly 90 percent of abortion clinics across the state.
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Tax Cuts vs Investment: Economic Experiments in the Heartland

Tax Cuts vs Investment: Economic Experiments in the Heartland
Stark contrasts in the economic policies of Texas, Kansas and Missouri will show further evidence of what it takes to lure quality employment — or minimum wage jobs — to a community. Large tax cuts and even larger cuts to education stand in one corner, entrepreneurial businesses offering good salaries may stand in the other. America will see.
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