On this Election Day, I pause to consider Representative Ralph Hall, the man from Fate, Texas. Not long after he is re-elected -- and he will be re-elected -- he will turn 90. Why am I so confident? Because Hall is, if nothing else, a survivor after more than 30 years spent inside the cage of howle ... More >>
Super PAC Campaign for Primary Accountability, a bipartisan political organization that claims to have its barrels loaded for both parties, just fired its opening fusillade. It aims to oust two long-serving congressmen in what would otherwise be shoe-in primaries. The targets: One El Paso Democrat a ... More >>
In a letter Monday, state Representative Lon Burnam called upon Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to allow him to release to the public confidential documents he says indicate Texas Commission on Environmental Quality scientists fear a West Texas radioactive waste disposal facility may contaminate ... More >>
Pro Football Hall of FameThe great Dave Levinthal decamped from the City Hall beat in the spring of '09 for the Center for Responsive Politics, where we find this item of some local interest: Emmitt Smith, freshly minted Pro Football Hall of Famer, is also a generous federal-campaign contributor ... More >>
When last we spoke with Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong, about sales reps overseeing editors, he mentioned that A.H. Belo was hiring a handful of investigative reporters. At which point we wondered: Did that include replacing Dave Levinthal, who hopped off the Dallas City Hall beat in July to ... More >>
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