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Uh oh, Wendy Davis’ life story not what it seems

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1:14pm
source: http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/08/wendy-davis-wore-high-heels-in-vogue.html

Wendy Davis rose to national prominence when she conducted a filibuster to block a Texas bill restricting non-medically necessary abortions after 20-weeks. For that position, which is wildly unpopular, Davis became the next Elizabeth Warren — the Great White Hope in pink sneakers.

Erick Erickson dubbed her “Abortion Barbie,” which led to...

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UT-Austin and Texas A&M sponsoring annual meeting of anti-Israel academic boycott group

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 10:05am
NAIS 2014 Conference Banner

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Assocition (NAISA) 2014 Annual Meeting will be held at UT-Austin in May 2014.

NAISA, a group that is only a few years old, recently announced that it is adopting the academic boycotts of...

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My email to President of UT-Austin regarding academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:02am
UT-Austin at night via Facebook

I just sent my first e-mail to a University President regarding the academic boycott of Israel by the American Studies Association, and the similar boycott just announced by the small and relatively new Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.

I could not find a direct e-mail for the President of UT-Austin, so...

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I guess I still don’t understand Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:00am
Bumper Sticker - Newport Beach CA - TX Hogg

From Bill:

Seen in Newport Beach, CA

Hopefully, this represents the spearhead of an invasion.

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Why is “Abortion Barbie” off limits for Wendy Davis?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:45am

Among the nicest things the Democratic smear machine called Sarah Palin was “Caribou Barbie.” Just about everything else they called her was much worse.

The term “Caribou Barbie” started within days of Palin’s nomination for Veep in August 2008.  By September 2, 2008, the term was spreading throughout the left-blogosphere, as

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If only Wendy Davis had been born with a silver foot in her mouth

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:35am

I made the rare mistake of watching Morning Joe today.

Wendy Davis was on the show to take a “victory” lap, a word used by Joe Scarborough.

This clip was being described by Davis and all the panelists as one of the most outrageous personal attacks since forever:

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Wendy’s gonna have to stand some more

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5:51pm

With so much going on last night and today, we didn’t cover the filibuster by Texas State Senator and new Democratic hero Wendy Davis.

Davis gave a 13+ hour filibuster against a Texas proposed law restricting abortions after 20-weeks. Her filibuster was joined by hundreds of screaming protesters reminiscent of the...

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Will the last person leaving Rhode Island please turn off the Democrats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 9:30am

My home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is under the foot of the unions and the Democratic politicians they control.

This tiny beautiful state is politically pathetic, with a voting death grip on big goverment. It’s a death spiral, as witnessed by the loss of population, RI population...

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I still don’t “get” Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:00am

Saw the sign below on a bridge in Austin during my trip last month.

The bridge is hundreds of feet above the water.

Do you need to tell people not to dive?

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Texas Voter I.D. law thrown out

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:36pm

Texas is not doing well with federal judges in the District of Columbia.  Days ago a three judge panel threw out Texas’ redistricting maps, now a different panel has thrown out the Voter I.D. law.  (Opinion embedded below)

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Court throws out Texas redistricting plans

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 3:18pm

A three judge panel in D.C. has thrown out all Texas redistricing maps which were subject to challenge by the DOJ.  It’s a monster 154-page decision, embedded below, so it will take time to figure out what was done to which districts.

Because Texas is a covered jurisdiction under section 5 of...

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Texas Runoff Results (Update – AP and others call race for Cruz!)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:48pm

% Reporting - 95.4
Ted Cruz – 56.6
David Dewhurst – 43.4

Texas Sec. of State Election Results page is here.  Twitter hashtag #TXRunoff.  Politico has a map of results by county.  AP Results website is here.

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Ted Cruz tops Dewhurst in Republican Runoff for Senate in PPP poll

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 3:04pm

New polling data released today by independent Public Policy Polling shows Ted Cruz leading Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican runoff for Senate in Texas. The numbers are the first released by a third-party pollster:

Cruz’s lead expands to a whooping 59-36 margin over Dewhurst among voters who describe themselves as...

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Texas primary results

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 7:28pm

Overnight question: Since Dewhurst came close to a majority in a crowded field, what is Cruz’s path to victory in a run-off?

% Reporting 99.61
David Dewhurst – 44.59
Ted Cruz - 34.23
Tom Leppert – 13.33

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