Daily Archives: June 16, 2009

The Ensign affair

Oops. Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), who had been considering a 2012 presidential campaign, has now admitted to an extra-marital affair, and will hold a press conference later today in Nevada to explain it further. Chris Cillizza reports that the affair … Continue reading

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Rerun for Welsh?

Maverick Welsh is a young first-time candidate who exceeded expectations in his initial campaign. I most certainly do expect we’ll see him run for office again. “I absolutely will run for council again,” Welsh said. “I had way too good … Continue reading

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The most important issue in the Republican gubernatorial primary

Apparently, it’s fealty to Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan isn’t on Mount Rushmore. But lots of Republicans think he should be. Thus, it is no small matter for Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison when doubts are raised about her commitment to the … Continue reading

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UTMB to open emergency room

Awesome. The University of Texas Medical Branch is scheduled to open a full-service emergency room Aug. 1 for the first time since Hurricane Ike inundated its campus more than eight months ago, relieving pressure on overburdened emergency rooms throughout the … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of June 15

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time once again to present the best of the Texas Progressive Alliance blog posts for the week. Click on for the highlights.

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