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Texas Republican accused of gerrymandering his district

Republican State Representative Aaron Pena lied about his involvement with a redistricting plan that swaps his Democratic district out for a conservative seat, according to Texas Democrats. “We have a Republican member of the redistricting committee caught lying about his role in the drawing of a district so blatantly discriminatory…

GOP state lawmaker: America like Gaddafi because of abortion

A Republican state representative from Georgia compared access to legal abortions in the United States to the regime of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi on his Facebook profile Saturday. Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin’s remark was first revealed by the liberal blog Georgia Politico. “This is nothing but pure evil,” Franklin…

Texas Republican lawmaker introduces birther bill

A Republican state representative in Texas filed a bill on Tuesday that would require any candidate for president or vice president of the United States to provide his or her birth certificate to the Texas secretary of state. “This bill is necessary because we have a president whom the American…

Arizona GOP candidate calls for cutting off illegal immigrants’ utilities

Arizona’s campaign against Mexican immigrants seems to intensify with every passing week. This latest round of escalation, however, has even some proponents of getting tough on illegal immigrants wondering if it’s just gone a bit too far. The state has been at the very epicenter of America’s immigration debate ever…

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