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Aug 31, 2019

In a rare conciliatory moment, Gov. Greg Abbott this week admitted that "mistakes were made" in the days before the El Paso shooting when his campaign sent an anti-immigrant fundraising letter to supporters. Critics said it was similar in tone to the writings of the shooter himself, who harbored hatred toward...


Aug 22, 2019

After weeks of silence, former Texas House GOP Caucus Chairman Dustin Burrows on Thursday spoke out about the allegations that he and Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen offered media credentials to a political operative in exchange for targeting GOP lawmakers in their primary elections.

Gov. Greg Abbott convened the...


Aug 16, 2019

As a scandal grows surrounding Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, a committee of lawmakers this week voted to ask the Texas Rangers to investigate the meeting between Bonnen and Empower Texans spokesman Michael Quinn Sullivan. 
Plus the State of Texas takes a hard line stance on marijuana, but that's not the case with...


Aug 9, 2019

This week the political ramifications were apparent but progress toward solutions was not after the mass shooting in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in particular was reaching for reasons including blaming graphic video games and social media.

Meantime, Rep. Joaquin Castro drew the ire of President...


Aug 2, 2019

As he faces accusations of potential bribery and politically targeting members of his own party, Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has demanded that an audio recording be released of a meeting he had with the spokesman for a group called Empower Texans. Some Republican lawmakers who have heard the tape say...