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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Ann Richards
Gov. Rick Perry isn't on the ballot, but a new member of the Bush dynasty is. Wendy Davis can clinch a feat no woman has achieved in Texas since Ann Richards. Heavyweight Republicans are trying to survive, and a new voter ID law gets a major test.
Politics is a contact sport, and Texas Democrats have no bench. Republicans hold all 27 statewide elective offices, including judgeships. Democrats haven't seen the inside of the governor's mansion since a fatal campaign gaffe by the Republican candidate nearly a quarter-century ago sent Ann Richards to take up residence for a single term.
Everything's bigger in Texas, including talk. When Wendy Davis, an obscure state senator from Fort Worth, talked for 11 hours straight in the state Senate in June to promote abortion, Pelosi praised her stand ... as Davis all but drafted herself as Democratic candidate for governor.
Gone is Ann Richards, the leathery, white-haired feminist champion whose life was celebrated in a Broadway play, "Ann," starring Holland Taylor. The play is closing prematurely because of insufficient demand for white-haired feminist champions.
One important rule before putting on a one-person show must surely be to make sure you find someone who is already beloved. Actress Holland Taylor has found that in Ann Richards, the former Texas governor with the cotton candy hair and down-home humor.
Don't you dare bring Holland Taylor a vodka martini.
It's been a long time since any Texas Democrat was relevant on the national stage — think then-state Treasurer Ann Richards in 1988 — but a couple of young and very ambitious brothers from San Antonio hope to change that next week at the party's national convention in Charlotte, N.C.
For Cybill Shepherd, her role on "The Client List" is all about happy endings.
The television world's annual tribute to itself is set for Sunday night, going live to all U.S. time zones for the first time in recent memory. Having a totally live show means everything needs to work _ the first time _ so there's plenty of last-minute prepping going on heading into the weekend. Maybe a little anticipation and a few pre-parties, too. Here's the latest:
Long pause; she said, 'You can't win.'"
"I mean, Jeb should run for president if he wants to — he'd be a great president,"