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Former U.S. house speaker Jim Wright denied voting ID in Texas

Voting rights advocates have been worried about Texas’ new voter ID laws and how they might make things harder for people of color, poor people, and married women to cast a ballot. But netting a former U.S. congressman? The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sunday that former House Speaker Jim Wright…

Justice Department sues Texas over ‘discrimination’ in voter I.D. and redistricting laws

The Department of Justice announced today that it will sue Texas, the Texas Secretary of State, and the Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety over the state’s new voter identification law (S.B. 14). The law creates strict new standards that the Justice Department believes to be in violation…

Police believe North Carolina Marine killed wife before Texas shooting spree

Authorities in North Carolina on Tuesday confirmed that the body of a woman found in a Jacksonville hotel room on Sunday was Rubi Estefania, who had been married to the Marine killed by police during a shooting spree in Texas shortly before her body was discovered. On Monday, Texas Department…

Perry bills Texas taxpayers over $1 million while touring country

Running for president can be expensive. Thankfully, the taxpayers are here to foot the bill. Okay, that’s not exactly true, especially for private citizens hoping to land a new job in public office. But it does seem to be at least partially true for Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who…

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