The Republican National Convention committee on Tuesday kicked off a week of host city-searching with a trip to Cleveland, the first of four stops. After Cleveland, committee members will make stops in Kansas City and Denver before rounding out the trip in Dallas late next week. Dallas city offici ... More >>
"Unless we adjust, we as a party are at tremendous peril of vanishing forever." This was Jason Villalba, the state rep from Dallas, over the phone today, imagining the doomsday scenario that could break his Republican party, if far-right members don't shuffle toward the center aisle on immigration. ... More >>
Greg Abbott has made it clear: He is not using his Latina wife as some sort of "prop" to woo Latino voters, and he's outraged that a Lubbock City Council member may have suggested otherwise. Never mind that the only verification of the councilman's comment came from an anonymous source quoted by a c ... More >>
There's not a whole lot of daylight between the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor. All check the requisite conservative boxes on guns, abortion, immigration, healthcare evolution, school choice, the size of government and so on. That said, GOP voters still have a choice for the March 4 ... More >>
Buzz wants to give a big shout-out and thanks to The Washington Times, the super-conservative other paper in D.C., for clearing up a misconception many people have about Tea Partying Congressman Steve Stockman, who recently announced that he'll challenge Senator John Cornyn in next year's GOP primar ... More >>
So far, the turn-Texas-blue group Battleground Texas' primary public function has been to serve as a Kim Jong-un-like bogeyman for Republican politicians to campaign against. Leave it to U.S. Senator John Cornyn, desperately trying to convince us that he's just as crazy as junior colleague Ted Cruz, ... More >>
Even before Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis took the Senate floor late Tuesday morning and launched into the filibuster that would ultimately grab the nation's attention and kill attempts to railroad abortion restrictions through the state Legislature, she was at the top of Texas Republicans' hit li ... More >>
Really, Governor Rick Perry and Texas legislators, is that the best you could do? No concealed handgun permits for fetuses? No requiring persons with diacritical marks in their names to register proof of American-ness? No seceding from the union? Governor Rick calls a special session of the Legislat ... More >>
U.S. Representative Peter King, a New York Republican, is not a subtle man. So when he announced that he would boycott a GOP fund-raising dinner because Senator Ted Cruz will be attending, it's not surprising he talked to BuzzFeed about it. "I don't think we should be acknowledging people who are vo ... More >>
Texas will elect it's next senator today. Odds are, you won't vote for him. In fact, a good number of you, even if you're registered to vote, can't vote in the truly decisive race going down Tuesday, because you were dumb enough to vote in the Democratic primary in May. Suckers. So, let's all clap ... More >>
Yesterday, Texas Secretary of State Esperanza "Hope" Andrade requested access to a federal database of immigration records as a way to ensure that voters are here legally. It's a little like putting border patrol agents at polling stations -- but without the threat of deportation, at least for now. ... More >>
Five months to go and Republicans are waking up to the awful realization that over the course of the primary season -- the last five or six years, really -- they've done their level-best to alienate the largest minority demographic not only in Texas, but in the nation. It is as though the throttling ... More >>
Big business is finally figuring out what Democrats have been saying since the worst days of George W: that the genius idea of Bush's brain, Karl Rove, was a Faustian bargain with that powerful and elusive element of American political landscape -- the ignorati. Now the ignorati are demanding thei ... More >>
America is in a pissy, irascible, throw-the-bums-out, anti-incumbent kinda mood. Even, apparently, if it means unseating a longtime congressman with some serious seniority and a choice committee chair. According to Charlie Cook over at the National Journal, there are some 22 House Republican primar ... More >>
People all over America should watch the special session of the Texas Legislature, just now beginning, if they want to see what Republicans are really up to. Among other things, they're out to kill Medicare and Medicaid. The regular session was stymied at the last minute when Democratic sta ... More >>
You can probably guess who wins.
Photo by Hal SamplesJonathan NeermanBack in December 2008, we introduced you to foul-mouthed Jonathan Neerman, who had the misfortune of taking over as Dallas County Republican Party chair during a Barack Obama-led Democratic ass-kicking at the polls. One day after the GOP swept local state ... More >>
In light of the news that American International Group -- better known as AIG -- is doling out those "distasteful" but nonetheless delicious bonuses to its execs, the House Financial Services Subcommittee is meeting at this very moment to discuss AIG and "how it got into its current situation, why i ... More >>
On Tuesday, Governor Rick Perry told the Associated Press he seriously doubted Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison was going to challenge him come 2010. Because, look, "there's plenty of time for the senator to think that it's not in her best interest, Texas' best interest or the country's best interest to ... More >>
With 200 of Dallas County's 708 precincts reporting, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez maintains her lead over challenger Lowell Cannaday: 313,083 (or 56.24 percent of the vote) to 243,632 (43.76 percent). Sam's with the Republicans and will have more comments and photos from the GOP un-shindig shor ... More >>
Sam Merten Lowell Cannaday and his wife Rose, who was choked up during her hubby’s speech After John Carona, Dan Branch, Angie Chen Button and Pete Sessions celebrated the handful of victories by the Republican Party in Dallas County, Lowell Cannaday -- who I had been trying to track down all n ... More >>
There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care
Wait...we voted for who?
Really, would you wanna give Mark Foley any money? Seems some of yer fellow North Texans have. S'up, Pete Sessions? Here's one more good reason to never give politicians a single buck: One day they're championing childrens' rights, the next they're givin' 'em the IM reach-around. And then bored blog ... More >>
With Dems likes these, who needs the GOP?
Tom DeLay's scandals are a gold mine for two Texas filmmakers
That's the problem with the Democratic Party--anyone can join
What color will the district attorney be, and who gives a rat's rear end?
Buzz picks a few nits with the year that was
Richardson stylist mixes politics and hair
A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?
To the Republican National Committee and DMN Web Logs
Democrat-snatchers invade Dallas
Moribund Dallas County Democrats set their sights on judgeships
Until his overthrow, Bill Price led the Texas anti-abortion movement for 17 years. Was it politics, ego, or something worse that did him in?
A pack of well-heeled lawyers calls for the head of mercurial Dallas Judge John Marshall
A tax-subsidized marketing firm backs out of politics -- sort of
Denton Republicans oust former Dallas election manager
With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.
A Christian comes to terms with Dallas' Christian Coalition
Gingrich and Wright have more in common than meets the eye