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Rick Perry Exports His Pay-to-Play Politics to Ukraine

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Perry has talked about his aspirations for Ukraine to become “the Texas of Europe.” On the corporate cronyism front, he may just have succeeded.
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Who Is John Cornyn Serving?

The senior senator from Texas has mastered the art of political subservience, making him very powerful—and perhaps vulnerable.

After 20 years in Washington, the senior senator from Texas has mastered the art of political subservience—first to the Republican establishment and now to Tr...Read More

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Trump’s USDA Lets Animal Abusers Off the Hook

A South Texas facility has been repeatedly penalized for violating animal treatment standards. Under newly loosened rules, will it and other offenders be held to account next time?

On June 6, an inspector with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s animal-welfare division made a macabre discovery. At a sprawling animal research facility in...Read More

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Texas Leads in Polling Place Closures Since 2013

750 polling places in Texas have been shuttered since Shelby v. Holder, the Supreme Court decision that released the state from federal oversight in changing its voter laws and practices.

If you’ve been on the voting rights tour bus in Texas, what a ride it’s been—especially since 2013. Prior to then, the state was beholden to the Voting Ri...Read More

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Senator Lucio Draws Serious Primary Challenge

The Texas Senate’s most conservative Democrat faces two opponents. Is the Valley ready for change?

Democratic state Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. starts choking up over the phone. The 29-year veteran of Texas’ upper chamber is recalling legislation he passed in 2...Read More

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