Texas Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson’s exit from a bipartisan working group on immigration reform could signify a bigger problem reform’s chances in the next few months — some Republicans in Congress who represent majority-white and heavily conservative constituencies find themselves unable to compromise on this core issue.
Tag Archives: tea party
During a public town hall in Salado, Rep. John Carter faced a barrage of criticism for his willingness to consider immigration legislation.
Before its life as a tea party bugaboo and a campaign punching bag, CSCOPE was just another program keeping Texas’ schools running.
There’s been some talk—mostly in tea sipping lawn chair circles—that Louie Gohmert may challenge incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the March primary.
The budget debate turned out to be much less contentious than last session. Conservative veterans scolded Tea Party freshmen hoping to make more cuts.
Rather than simply repeat the one-off poll-watcher fiascos that have turned off so many Houston voters in minority neighborhoods like Kashmere Gardens, Moody Park and Sunnyside, King Street Patriots are playing the long game.
In November, even as Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was threatening to string up international election observers if they got too close to the polls in Texas, Abbott’s staff was preparing a report that throws a bucket of water (fluoridated, I’m sure) on the whole 10th Amendment/Agenda 21/state sovereignty business that now consumes Texas Republicans.
Dateline Houston is confused. Texas Republicans are passionately concerned about so-called voter integrity. Ensuring this integrity has spurred legislation, court battles, and private citizens’ […]