Ted Poe

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    June 3, 2014

    Perry Joins Parker for Human Trafficking Campaign Kick-Off at City Hall

    "Human trafficking is a crime that impacts communities around the world. Unfortunately, in the U.S., our state ranks second in number of calls to the human trafficking hotline, next to California, and most of the calls from Texas come from Houston," Mayor Annise Parker said today at a gathering of l ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Montrose, Meet Your New Congressman: Ted Poe, Homophobe

    It looks like Texas just might finally have a redistricting map, after several tries. If this one goes through, Montrose will be represented by...Ted Poe. Now, it's not like the neighborhood has been represented by a GLBT-friendly rep prior to redistricting; John Culberson is a hardcore rightwinge ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Houston's Nine Members of Congress: Net Worth of Almost $400 Million

    ​Welcome to Congress!​The Center for Responsive Politics has put out its list of the net worth of every member of Congress, and the Houston delegation are no slackers. The nine representatives have a net worth estimated to be $392.4 million, which is a pretty impressive figure. Actually, m ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Mario Dean Aguilar: Alleged Rapist of Disabled Man Also Commanded Dog to Attack

    Cue the Deliverance banjo music.​According to a criminal complaint on file at Harris County District court, the goings-on at Mario Aguilar's house on Sarah's Lane were as horrific as the postindustrial east Houston/Northshore neighborhood in which it stands is godforsaken. The victim is a 20- ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Omar Pizano: Felony Charge After Police Claim He Was Drunk on Horseback

    Yippee ki yay, copper!​Sure Omar Pizano is only 19 and thus (allegedly) drunk illegally at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. But some would say he did the right thing when he had to go home. He set down his car keys and picked up the reins to his horse Muneca, slurred out a "Giddy-up" and cantered off ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Tea Party Congressmen From Texas Love Their Earmarks

    Damn those earmarks!! Except mine​Brave, insightful, brilliant, not-at-all-crazy U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann founded the Congressional Tea Party Caucus to save America from Muslim presidents and stop federal spending by stopping earmarks, the modern term for pork-barrel projects. Republicans i ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Even Ted Poe's Grandkid Is Bored To Distraction With Him

    Ted Poe loves to hear himself talk, but apparently not everyone in his immediate family has the same taste.The Awl found this piece of C-SPAN footage of Poe giving yet another of his windy "special orders" speeches to an empty House floor. The site says Poe had taken his grandson on the floor with ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Stephen Colbert Testifies In Front Of Sheila Jackson Lee And Ted Poe

    Sheila Jackson Lee and Ted Poe were props today in the terrific Stephen Colbert performance at a House hearing. (How terrific was it? GOP House members and Fox News are outraged, OUTRAGED, that such a cheap stunt has sullied the honored floor of the U.S. Congressszzzzzzzz.)Houston's Sheila Jackso ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Israeli TV Show Is Taping In Houston And Honoring Right-Wingers

    Live! From Houston! It's Tuesday Night Live In Jerusalem!!​Houston is the first stop for Israeli TV hosts Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel as they take Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem across the United States. "We want to give an empowering, uplifting, inspiring message about Israel. And the ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Judge Kevin Fine Jumps On Ted Poe's "Shame Sentencing" Bandwagon

    Kevin Fine says "Shame." (And swear to God, this looks like one of our old teachers. Sr. Alexia, RIP)​Judge Kevin Fine, the former cocaine addict who startled the Texas judicial world by declaring the state's death penalty unconstitutional, is turning now to more traditional Harris County ju ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Rice's Baker Institute on Drugs

    KPFT recordings to be archived there.

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    May 17, 2010

    Ted Poe, Obsessed With Vagina

    When you're named Al Green, of course you're going to talk about the ladies​For hardcore political junkies -- and we do mean hardcore -- can be downright addicting. Although the actual meaningfulness of the site might be up for debate, its wonkish fun factor is not: the site track ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Ted Poe Decides He Likes Drunk Drivers After All

    ​Congressman Ted Poe was, for a long time, a Harris County district judge. And he displayed special venom for people convicted of DWI.Once he went to Washington things didn't change. Here's part of a floor speech he gave two years ago about a police chief killed by a drunken driver: He took th ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Milo, Maine Gets More Federal Stimulus Cash For Cops Than Houston

    Photo courtesy MiloMilo Town Hall​We've been reading all day about how Houston got stiffed on the latest handout of federal stimulus money for cops and were kinda blase about it.Houston, after all, has gotten its fair share of Homeland Security cash because of the port and our target-rich refineri ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    What We Lose, And What We Gain, If Texas Secedes

    Rick Perry, our governor, has taken a steep dive off the sanity cliff with his preachin'-to-the-Rush-choir talk of seceding from the United States.This may be hard to imagine, but we think Perry might not have thought the whole thing through so well. And not just because he's presented the image of ... More >>

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    June 16, 2008

    Ted Poe Wants You to See the Light

    In the midst of rising gas prices, a mounting energy crisis and global warming, it’s comforting to know at least one elected official is fighting for our right TV and be lazy. A month ago on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Congressman Ted Poe of Texas argued ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007
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    May 24, 2007
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    May 10, 2007

    Kwoutable Kwoutes

    So some people are a little ticked that U.S. Rep Ted Poe quoted Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the KKK, in a speech before the House Monday. But the Houston Press obtained a rough draft of the speech with other quotes he considered, and we feel Poe picked the best one of the lot. ... More >>

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    May 9, 2007

    Rebel Yell

    Former state district judge Ted Poe has been in Congress for a couple of years now, and he’s been a huge disappointment to those of us expecting him to continue his headline-grabbing ways. As far as we can tell, he hasn’t introduced a single bill calling for unwed mothers to be placed in stocks ... More >>

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    January 12, 2006
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    July 14, 2005

    Wish You Were Here

    Greetings from Gitmo

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    November 11, 2004
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    October 7, 2004

    After Oprah

    Ted Poe got the spotlight for a shame-based sentencing -- the victim says it was a sham

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    February 12, 2004

    Firing Line

    The new tough-talking probation director has ousted aides, but can he improve services?

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    February 5, 2004
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    January 22, 2004

    The Original Shame Sentence?

    Rattling the bones in Ted Poe's closet

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    August 30, 2001

    Courtroom Antics Upstaged

    The already wild Texas legal system gets a little crazier

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    May 17, 2001

    Curses! Foiled Again

    Houston killer Davis gets no deal on his plan to pare back his punishment

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    April 19, 2001

    An Open Mike

    He wants to castrate pedophiles and purge the courts of politics. He has assailed fellow jurists, lawyers and lawmakers. He's maverick Mike McSpadden, a tennis ace with a tomahawk tongue.

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    October 26, 2000

    Codes of Silence

    In prison, getting involved can mean permanent isolation

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    July 20, 2000

    GOP Inc.

    How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine

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    May 4, 2000

    Farewell to a Killer

    A dogged detective and a Houston judge take parting shots at an old nemesis

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    December 16, 1999

    The Insider

    Political Goodfellows Editor: Gabe and Gary get new toys; Lee and Mario cry in their stockings

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    December 9, 1999

    Chucked Up

    The D.A. and sheriff sizzle over Rosenthal's misleading campaign mailer

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    November 25, 1999

    Brave Talk, Bleak Prospects

    Outgunned county Dems feast before famine in 2000

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    November 18, 1999

    Sarofim II: The Next (De)Generation

    In the latest divorce donnybrook, things didn't go better with coke

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    November 11, 1999

    Shame, Shame, Shame

    Judge Ted Poe's shame-based punishments have brought him fame and the D.A.'s job...if he wants it

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    July 1, 1999

    Drugged Out

    Reasons differ for the loss of funding for two drug prosecution courts

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    February 27, 1997
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    October 31, 1996
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    September 26, 1996

    Bullet Proof

    The D.A.'s office gets under the skin of an accused robber

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    June 27, 1996
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    February 10, 1994

    Defending the Indefensible

    Do court-appointed attorneys serve their clients or the courts?