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Retired congressmen usually have it made. They either return home for a quiet life of leisure or head to K Street for a lucrative lobbying career. Former majority leaders have their pick of seven-figure opportunities. But not always. Tom DeLay, the former Texas congressman famous for his unbending conservative ways, has spent the past decade with neither a job nor a day's rest, fighting for his very freedom. The nightmare ended Thursday.
In a June 2009 speech intended to improve relations with the Arab and Muslim world, President Obama said he would "extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist." The states get no such respect. Mr. Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, prefer the clenched fist.
The state of Texas has a long and painful history of voter discrimination and intimidation dating back to the Reconstruction era. In the 1860s, Texas Gov. James Throckmorton refused to ratify the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. By refusing to support the amendment, which granted citizenship and equal protection under the laws to black Americans, Throckmorton was ordered to be removed from office by the federal government.
All intellectually honest members of the left (and feminists) know that the "war on women" exists merely as a rhetorical device. First of all, there are far too many politically conservative women to simply classify them all as cases of Stockholm syndrome. Many of them probably exist among your friends and family. The dilemma forced upon them is that, until they sell out their true beliefs and their individuality, they are branded "traitors" to feminism and to their very womanhood.
The Republican-led Texas Legislature has given final approval of a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, setting the stage for an epic legal and political fight over one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will not seek a fourth term, fueling speculation of another White House run for the nation's longest-serving chief executive and opening the door for a new leader of the biggest GOP-leaning state.
Days after a Democrat-led filibuster helped kill new abortion restrictions, Republican Gov. Rick Perry and GOP lawmakers plan to take another swing at the politically charged issue when they return to Austin on Monday for a second special legislative session.
The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature cut off debate and passed tough abortion restrictions early Monday over the objections of nearly 800 demonstrators who packed halls of the Capitol.
Administrators have launched an investigation into a Midwestern State University professor after receiving complaints from a student that she forced her class to design anti-gun posters to be used in her personal activism.