Now that prayer events are being held to address the debt crisis (that’s in addition to Gov. Perry’s much-touted and controversial prayer event in Houston next month), I thought it would be interesting to talk with a prominent religious leader in North Texas about people turning to their faith in crisis situations.
A former high-ranking education official in the Bush Administration says that if Gov. Perry decides to run for the White House, Texas school districts can expect an onslaught of scrutiny from the national media.
On CBS 11 this afternoon, I talked with Keith Garvin about the latest on the debt fight in Washington, Governor Perry’s feeling of being “called” to run for president, and more. Take a look:
News Corp.’s Fox News network is regularly panned by Democrats for having a too-cozy relationship with Republicans. But a new report from POLITICO indicates that News Corp.’s political action committee donated big bucks to Democratic candidates and political committees in June
Tea Party groups from around the state want Gov. Perry to call a second special session of the Texas Legislature to address a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities.” In this open letter to the Governor and others, they argue the legislature didn’t take the issue of illegal immigration seriously enough to actually do anything about […]
Many people disagree with Rep. Pete Sessions, D-Dallas, on fundamental issues. But, no matter what they think of his stances on gay marriage, abortion, etc, many think it seems over the line to attack him politically at the moment it’s announced his 27 year marriage is ending.
The immigration activist who upset a lot of people for suggesting there are too many Hispanics in the Texas Legislature took the time to answer her critics today.
A well known immigration activist has come under fire for suggesting the reason Texas hasn’t passed an Arizona-style immigration crackdown is there are too many Hispanics in the legislature.
The debate over whether local law enforcement in Texas should inquire about immigration status is again front and center at the State Capitol.
I had a heated exchange with Gardner Selby at Politifact Texas today about his “fact check” of a fight over Plano Superintendent Doug Otto’s claim that Governor Perry believes there’s 1-to-1 ratio of teachers to administrators in Texas.
Scott Braddock is a journalist and political analyst based in Austin.
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