Monday Apr 14
Burnt Orange Report
An Ode to Battleground Texas and Wendy Davis Knocking 55,559 Doors in One Weekend
Battleground Texas and the Wendy Davis campaign set a genuinely ridiculous goal of knocking 48,000 doors this weekend to elect the 48th governor of Texas.
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
This week in the war on voting: Putting photos on Social Security cards, restoring felons' rights
Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled this week that the state of Texas must turn over legislators' emails related to the much-disputed 2011 voter ID law they passed: "The motive and intent of the state legislature when it enacted SB 14 is the crux of this Voting Rights Act case," Ramos wrote.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
The Huffington Post
Texas Legislators Forced To Turn Over Emails In Voter ID Lawsuit
Any legislators' emails that reveal a discriminatory motive for passing a 2011 Texas voter ID law, signed by Gov. Rick Perry , could soon come to light thanks to a federal judge's recent ruling.
Off the Kuff
Don't forget about Kesha
Rogers has already advanced further than most people expected; she came in second in the March 4 primary, meaning she and Dallas dentist David Alameel are facing off in a run-off election on May 27. "Having her on the ballot would just be bad ," Rep. Marc Veasey told Fox4 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Fort Hood shooting provokes debate over ban on guns on bases
The haunting scene of another mass shooting at Fort Hood is igniting a debate among lawmakers, especially from Texas, about the Pentagon’s rules against personnel carrying guns on military bases.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Dallas Morning News
T.D. Jakes' offender re-entry program graduates 2014 class
They filed into the sanctuary to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance." Wearing green or black gowns and tasseled caps, they carried themselves with pride.
Dem push for health law rooted in demographics
While much of America was upset about the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, most Democrats in Congress were still willing to give the law a chance to work.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Burnt Orange Report
House Democrats Introduce Discharge Petition To Force A Vote On Immigration Reform
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
[LISTEN] TX Rep Details GOP's 'Long List' Of Voter Suppression Tactics
Marc Veasey, U.S. Representative from Texas' 33rd Congressional District, joined Roland Martin and "NewsOne Now" Tuesday to talk about what he calls efforts at voter suppression in his state.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
Tarrant County's leadership becomes more diverse
With this year's primary election in the history books, one thing is clear: Tarrant County's leadership looks different than in the past.