The Austin Chronicle
A - Pitched' County Judge Race
A long and brutal slugfest to attain the Travis County judge seat ended late Tuesday with Sarah Eckhardt taking the prize in a clear 55-45 win over Andy Brown .
The Huffington Post
Here's Why Democrats Don't Trust Obama On Trade
The Obama administration's top trade official angered some House Democrats last month by privately backtracking from public vows to ensure strong environmental protections in a major trade pact, according to several attendees of a Jan. 28 congressional meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.
Greg Abbott and the Selective Memory Loss of Texas Voters
A Hispanic bakery, handmade signs intended to showcase the common man-populist support in Lubbock, Greg Abbott posing for a picture with a young Hispanic Texas Tech student, both of them brandishing the "Guns Up" sign False fodder for photo-ops! Welcome to a carefully-staged and choreographed visit to the second most conservative city in America, ... (more)
US News & World Report
We Still Need to Worry About Wall Street CEO Pay
According to a new regulatory filing, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan received a compensation package for 2013 worth $14 million , a $2 million increase over 2012.
Texas must eliminate gender pay gap
In Texas, the gender pay gap is still in full force. Women in Texas made 70 cents for every dollar that men made in 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.
Joann Fastoff's New Novel Explores Underground Tobacco Smuggling
Tobacco smuggling became such a problem that in 2013, Rep. Lloyd Doggett sponsored a bill titled " Smuggled Tobacco Prevention Act of 2013 : " , addresses the real-life problem of tobacco smuggling within the story of a fictional tobacco smuggling ring.
The Jewish Journal
House letter against Iran sanctions garners half of Democrats
Half of the Democratic caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives signed on to a letter opposing any legislative action on Iran sanctions with talks underway.
Burnt Orange Report
Endorses Garry Brown for Travis County Commissioner Precinct 2
Burnt Orange Report endorses Garry Brown for Precinct 2 Travis County Commissioner owing to his experience in county government and long history as a Democratic activist.
More Than 100 House Members Sign Letter Supporting Diplomacy With Iran
More than one hundred members of the House of Representatives - Democrats and Republicans - have signed a letter supporting President Obama's diplomatic approach to Iran's nuclear program and urging their colleagues to avoid passing "bills or resolutions" that could jeopardize current talks with Tehran.