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For a party in power, there seem to be a lot of martyrs in the Texas GOP. Rush Limbaugh says Democrats are the party of victims. But it was the Republicans at their state convention in Dallas this weekend who clearly saw themselves as the oppressed and mistreated. “The fox is in...
Over coffee at the DeSoto library, Janice Buckles, an educator and lifelong Democrat, vents at the angry, shouting activists she sees on TV lately – folks who want to chop government down to size, depriving it of funds needed for the elderly, the poor and the schools. She's...
President Barack Obama plans an Oval Office speech Tuesday night about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. White House adviser David Axelrod says Obama will talk about the disaster after he returns from a visit to the region on Monday and Tuesday. Axelrod tells NBC's "Meet the Press"...
Might Republicans be turning into Democrats? At least in one way, perhaps. Their tradition of tight-ship, done-before-dusk conventions could be lost today as the GOP puts off the business of its gathering at the Dallas Convention Center until the late afternoon. Debra Medina...
Concerns about the spreading oil spill have upended what was shaping up to be a big year for tourism in Florida, a state already reeling economically. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/7049275.html The beaches of Santa Rosa Island are a vast expanse of blinding white...
The San Antonio Tea Party's booth is tucked in the back of the Dallas Convention Center's exhibit hall. To find it, you must wind your way through a maze of commerce and ideology — power scooter rentals, John Birch Society videos, T-shirts backing hard-rock guitarist Ted Nugent...
As model students go, Eric Balderas had it all. He was the valedictorian of his 2009 Highlands High School graduating class. He was on the academic decathlon team and student council. He played varsity soccer. And he got a full scholarship to Harvard. But this week, it's what...
Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are poised to usher in a new era of college athletics, a major realignment that could gut the Big 12 and lead to the nation's first megaconference. The four South Division members of the Big 12 Conference are planning to exit to the...
The 12,000 Republican activists in Dallas for their state convention will face a political scene that bears few reminders of a once-dominant local party. Previously counted on to amplify votes and clout for Texas Republicans, the Dallas County GOP has been swept out of power...