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Political Lobbyists

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Perry: ISIS Has (Maybe) Entered Texas Through Mexico Border

    If you live in Texas, ISIS might be a real threat--at least according to Gov. Rick Perry. At an immigration forum in Washington on Thursday, and in a subsequent statement shot out by his federal political action committee, RickPAC, Perry stated that people affiliated with the extremist Islamic Stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    When Politicians Lie, Here's How Journalists (and You) Should Correct Them

    It is a commonplace that politicians will spin facts to their benefit. Indeed, politicians have been known to stretch the truth so far that it reaches into "that is simply false" territory. "Truthiness" it's called. And it is not limited solely to politicians. Even more disconcerting is that social ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    The Tea Party Does Not Care About Wall Street's Money

    Whatever else you might want to say about the tea party folks -- both the elected representatives and their citizen-supporters -- you cannot say that they are in hock to Wall Street the same way the establishment GOP and (much of) the Democrats are. (Including, yes, President Obama. It's true). If ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2012
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    June 11, 2012

    Noise Ordinance Is Bombing In Court; Cases Dropped

    Due to a lack of witnesses and insufficient evidence, the Harris County court system shuttered each and every sound ordinance case that was heard late last week. Local musicians, DJs and bar owners have been under the microscope since Houston City Council overhauled its decade-old sound ordinance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Police Union Files State Bar Complaint Against Jolanda Jones

    Jolanda Jones has a complainr filed against her​Houston City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones, who last month filed a State Bar complaint against City Attorney David Feldman, is now the subject of a Bar complaint filed by a vice president of the Houston Police Officers Union. Ray Hunt wrote in his ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    Prison Pays

    Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2010

    P.J. O'Rourke

    Sure, it's funny, but it also happens to be true

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Texas Textbooks Ignore Hip-Hop, Thomas Jefferson

    "...But history is written by those who have hanged heroes" - Braveheart ​What do you need to know about history? They are the stories that made up America. They are the stories that America made up. That's actually not ours. If you've seen Assume The Position on HBO, you know it's a comedic but a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Texas Textbooks Ignore Hip-Hop, Thomas Jefferson

    "...But history is written by those who have hanged heroes" - Braveheart ​What do you need to know about history? They are the stories that made up America. They are the stories that America made up. That's actually not ours. If you've seen Assume The Position on HBO, you know it's a comedic but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Lobbyists Can Now Register With Harris County, If They Feel Like It

    ​Lobbyists who do business with the county government can now register online with County Clerk Beverly Kaufman.The operative word there is "can."Registration began yesterday afternoon, and so far the number of registered lobbyists is...zero. At least as far as we can tell by searching the website ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    The T. Boone Pickens Road Show

    A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    The Candidate Conspiracy author John Odam

    This Texas lawyer/novelist uses experience in campaign finance to keep you on the edge of your reading glasse

  • Culture

    August 23, 2007
  • Culture

    August 2, 2007
  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Purchase Orders

    Bob Perry writes a lot of checks to politicians, and wields a lot of influence as a result

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Sweet Charity

    For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.

  • News

    August 28, 2003

    Running Mates

    Michael and Nandy Berry are world-class charmers. But what's really behind those two smiles?

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Liar! Liar! Pants On Fire

    Ex-GOP chair's affidavit contradicts earlier slush-fund remarks

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Prayola Time

    Candidates get religion as Election Day nears

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Split Ticket

    District C's ex file: Then it got personal…

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best 15 Minutes of Fame

    Dani Ferro, U.S. Representative Tom DeLay's daughter

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Moving Out of State

    A "Learning How to Survive (at) CEP" sidebar

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Pumped Dry

    Gas station dealers find big oil blocking the way in their struggles against extinction

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Smoke and Mirrors

    As part of the Bush legacy, a special law can hide polluting industries

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    The Deal Busters

    GOP chair's super slush fund helps sink arena deal

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    Calling the Shots

    In the Southwestern Bell and AT&T slugfest over supposed consumer savings, the biggest sucker punch of all is headed your way

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    Buffalo Bill

    Legislation would cut citizens out of the process

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Bush Dole

    The Guv readies surplus handouts in a legislative lovefest

  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Raising a Red Flag

    Former Bellaire High School student shakes things up in the Capitol

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Let's Go Lobby

    Midwives to laws you might not like

  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Bar Patrons

    Warning: Tobacco companies' advertising money may be addictive in Houston's club scene

  • News

    September 25, 1997
  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Brothers of the Road

    'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.

  • News

    April 24, 1997
  • News

    March 13, 1997

    Basic Ballard

    Donna Ballard and her Christian conservative cohorts have transformed the State Board of Education. But will they transform the way Texas teaches its kids?

  • News

    November 23, 1995

    The Exterminator

    Tom DeLay, the bug man from Sugar Land, has always despised environmental regulation. Now, as House majority whip, he's in a position to do something about it.

  • News

    September 1, 1994

    Crisis on Cullen Boulevard

    Funding is down. Faculty is fleeing. And 50 professors are in semi-open revolt. Is the University of Houston on an irrovocable slide toward mediocrity?

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