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Republicans Versus "Government Marriage"
Ambitious GOPer calls for marriage-ending special session
"...would wreck marriage? Seems the real danger is the GOP, since Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, thinks we just should..."

June 29, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Hightower Report
GOP doubles down on fear and loathing of Latino immigrants
"...Well, time flies when you're having elections, and the GOP outreach was on full display by their candidates this..."

Dec. 12, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
A gross purchase of GOP governors
"...RGA in support of the corporate-friendly agenda of various GOP governors...."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Group Claims Abbott Works Less Than the Queen
Abbott's vacation time amounts to two years total, says PAC
"...points out – don’t look to our possible next GOP governor of Texas for inspiration...."

Aug. 29, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

The AggreGAYtor: June 6
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Texas GOP members lay down planks, Longview takes the long view,..."

June 6, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Stockman's Latest Stunt
This time, the GOP Rep lacked pizzazz
" one sane will let you deliver the official GOP response, one has to resort to theatrics. It hardly..."

Jan. 29, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

You Don't Wanna Mess With Shady Stockman
Establishment GOP determined to hunt down Cornyn challenger
"...John Cornyn is pretty clearly going to be the GOP nominee for the US Senate. That's not stopping one..."

Jan. 7, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report
GOP unhinged by Obamacare
"...the horror of receiving fairly decent health coverage, the GOP hierarchy is quietly warning its members that defeating Obamacare..."

Oct. 18, 2013 News Column by Jim Hightower

Point Austin: The Irresponsible Opposition
The Republican leadership would rather demagogue than govern
" sabotage its implementation, and to rile the hard-right GOP base while he's at it...."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: In Defense of Women's Rights
The GOP does battle for a government of men, not laws
"...consider the bill, let alone enact it, but the GOP-dominated House – having voted to "repeal" Obamacare several dozen..."

June 21, 2013 News Column by Michael King

The AggreGAYtor: June 17
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Rachel Maddow takes the GOP to school, Michele Bachmann takes immigration reform to gay..."

June 17, 2013 Qmmunity Post

Texans March for Immigration Reform
Friday's rally will challenge the Legislature's silence
"...With President Barack Obama giving weekly soundbites and the GOP struggling to look less like The Simpsons' Mr. Burns,..."

Feb. 21, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

The Texas Secession Petition
Yup, that's a real thing. White House must respond to sore losers
"...So now we know how the GOP responds in defeat. One half (cough*Boehner*cough) knuckles down and..."

Nov. 12, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Perils of Social Media
APD mistakenly retweets GOP commentator
"...into the political fray, with the retweet of a GOP political commentator. For the record: It was a mistake...."

Oct. 4, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Legislators Rewarded for Animal Advocacy
Simpson tried to derail puppy mill bill
"...Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance has named Longview GOP Rep. David Simpson a “legislative leader”for 2011, for his..."

April 19, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

YCT Gives Roundtable Low Score
Young Conservatives pick endorsement fight with GOP establishment
"...The GOP's favorite game seems to be eating its own young,..."

April 13, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Tuesday News Gay for Jan. 10
Daniel is awash in Santorum sauce
"...This week's LGBT news round-up includes a slice of GOP primary with a side of Santorum sauce. But there's..."

Jan. 10, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Daniel Villareal

The Romney Offensive
Perry gets mean as his campaign loses steam
"...Gov. Rick Perry remain a real contender in the GOP presidential race. As if sensing that urge amongst pundits,..."

Oct. 19, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Who's on Sixth? Perry
Governor finally declares, but trails in Ames poll
"...Perry make his well-telegraphed announcement about running for the GOP nomination for president. Meanwhile, he got soundly thrashed in..."

Aug. 14, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

If the Horseshoe Fits
White campaign toughens up on Perry's money trail
"...wisdom about Texas politics in recent years is that GOP leaders are the masters of mudslinging while the Democrats..."

Aug. 3, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Hopson Hops the Fence
Jacksonville Dem to run as Republican
"...see whether he'll be conservative enough for the new GOP orthodoxy...."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Time for Party Lines
Dems condemn voter ID debate, Republicans turn it into Austin-bashing, fund-raising opportunity
"...Texas Democratic Party Chair Boyd Richie simply condemned the GOP for using this non-issue to indulge in "destructive partisanship..."

March 11, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

More Gore and Extra Pelosi
Gore and Pelosi take questions from the Netroots floor.
"...most importantly, friends that had read beyond the 2000 GOP taking points memos on what he never actually said...."

July 19, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Noriega Is for Real – and Texas Is in Play?
Rasmussen polls show that Democratic hopes may be more than fantasy
"...coming to an end? As we've noted before, the GOP's majority in the Texas House of Representatives is down..."

May 5, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

So Much for Those Travis Republican Districts
"...situation in True Blue Travis. It's looking like those GOP gains could be completely rolled back tonight, mainly due..."

Nov. 7, 2006 News Post by Lee Nichols

"Please, Sir, I Want Some More"
The legislative budget process is leaving buckets of blood on the floor.
"...take a knee-jerk liberal to be stunned at the GOP leadership's approach to budgeting. The Houston Chronicle -- hardly..."

March 7, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
The lawyer representing George Bush in court in Florida has represented dozens of right-wing causes and is a friend of Kenneth Starr.
" be counted, or re-counted, Olson is again the GOP's go-to guy...."

Nov. 24, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Chronicle's picks in the Nov. 2 election
"...Party's David Cobb, or Libertarian Michael Badnarik. But under GOP dominance Texas has suffered badly, and in the last..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature

Slay the Dragon
Hard-hitting political documentary shows the menace of gerrymandering is coming back
" is). That’s how, in state after state, the GOP can lose the popular vote by double digits but..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

This Way to the Big Top!
From budget disaster to hysterical bloodletting, the legislative circus is back in town
"...under two-thirds in the Senate – theoretically mean the GOP can pile-drive to passage any legislation it desires. With..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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