October 15, 2003 |
The battle over congressional redistricting shifted from the state Capitol to federal court as Democrats filed a motion to block implementation of a new Republican-backed map until at least the 2004 election cycle. U.S. Rep. Martin Frost, a Democrat, said the new plan is an unconstitutional attempt to guarantee victory for seven Republican politicians and reduces the number of minority districts in Texas from 11 to 10.
November 22, 2003 |
Texas Democrats have subpoenaed House Majority Leader Tom DeLay as a witness in a lawsuit to overturn a congressional district map DeLay helped push through the Texas Legislature. Democrats want to depose DeLay and Rep. Joe Barton, both Texas Republicans, but are expecting DeLay to fight the subpoena, said Tom Eisenhauer, an aide to Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas). DeLay spokesman Stuart Roy said a response would be filed Monday.
October 27, 1995 |
These are the House members who deserted their party's position when the chamber voted 227-203 Thursday to approve the Republican seven-year balanced-budget plan: Democrats who voted yes were G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery and Mike Parker of Mississippi and Pete Geren and Ralph M. Hall of Texas. Republicans who voted no were Joe Scarborough of Florida; Ray LaHood of Illinois; Constance A. Morella of Maryland; Frank A. LoBiondo, H. James Saxton, Christopher H.
September 18, 2003 |
The months-long struggle over congressional redistricting made it past a major hurdle early Wednesday as the state House gave preliminary approval to a GOP-drawn map, which awaited a tougher battle in the Senate. For the third time this summer, the House approved a map sponsored by GOP Rep. Phil King that would likely give Texas Republicans as many as 21 seats in Congress. The final vote was 76-43, after hours of staunch debate from Democrats on Tuesday.
August 13, 2003 |
Republicans in the Texas Senate voted Tuesday to fine 11 fugitive Democrats up to $5,000 a day each to force them to return from New Mexico to vote on a plan that would add Republican seats in the U.S. Congress. The Democrats angrily vowed that they would not pay the fines and would remain out of state, and out of the reach of Texas police, as long as necessary to stop what they deem a Republican power grab.
December 15, 2000 |
President Clinton gave strong praise on Thursday to George W. Bush as a man who will be "very, very good" in dealing with Mexico and other Latin American nations. Bush has a strong understanding of the vital importance of the region and its close ties with the United States, Clinton told reporters on Air Force One during a return flight from a three-day trip to Ireland and England. "I think it's really important that the United States has a . . .
December 16, 2013 |
The 2016 presidential field is a long way from sorting out. In fact, as of now there is no officially declared field, just a small platoon of wannabes and talked-about possibilities. As this story notes , the prospects include an unusually large number of lawmakers hailing from just a handful of states: two apiece from Texas, Florida, Wisconsin and New York. It is an unusual confluence of geography and ambition that is without precedent in modern times, and possibly goes back to the country's founding.
February 18, 2014 |
HOUSTON - The woman who wants to be the next Texas governor stood at a podium in an inner-city community center here last week, a polished blond in a tailored pink jacket, black slacks and heels, and invoked her rags-to-riches narrative. "The promise of Texas is that where you start does not determine where you go," state Sen. Wendy Davis said. Davis, a Democrat, is attempting to sell Texas voters on her transformation from single mother in a Fort Worth trailer park to Harvard-educated lawyer and state lawmaker gracing the pages of Vogue.
November 6, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET The Chris Matthews Show Bob Woodward, the Washington Post; Andrea Mitchell, NBC; Joe Klein, Time; Katty Kay, BBC. (N) 4:30 a.m. KNBC SUNDAY Today American jet skier killed in Mexico; applying to colleges. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Washington; the future of the GOP: Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas). Republicans in the Senate: Senator-elect Pat Toomey (R-Pa)
March 9, 1988 |
Mississippi Democrats picked a young congressman as their candidate to replace John C. Stennis in the U.S. Senate, while Democratic Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland and Lloyd Bentsen of Texas easily overcame little-known primary opponents Tuesday. As the first state primaries coincided with Super Tuesday, Rep. Wayne Dowdy defeated Secretary of State Dick Molpus for the Democratic nomination in Mississippi. He is expected to face a tough fight from Rep.