Dolphins: Fish out of Water . . . and Time?
The Miami Dolphins are a franchise in a hurry — in more ways than one. Last season’s disappointing 7–9 record exposed the team’s lack of speed and athleticism on offense. Beyond that, the postseason pursuit of then–Stanford coach Jim ...
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Politics has always been bizarre in Texas. Perhaps never more so than two weeks ago, when most of the Democrats in the Texas house fled to Ardmore, Okla., for four days to kill the congressional redistricting and some 200 ...
Election 02 Flash Two More Texas Upsets?
Charles Stenholm (CD 17) and Chet Edwards (CD 11) in very tight races with partial early voting returns
Election 02 Flash Another Late County
With early voting wrapping up the Friday before the election, counties strive to have their early ballots ready for counting on the morning of the election so that those results can be released within the first half hour after the ...
Election 02 Flash Tonight in Texas
Of the 7.8 million Texans registered to vote in Texas’s 15 largest counties, more than 1 million cast their ballots by mail or during the two-week early voting period. For all 254 counties, the estimate is that 1.8 million ballots are already in the ...
Election 02 Flash Texas Numbers
A new poll commissioned by the Houston Chronicle and KHOU-TV shows Gov. Rick Perry up 12 points over Tony Sanchez and John Cornyn up 6 points over Ron Kirk. Perry’s lead has increased three points since the last survey ...
Election 02 FlashDirrty in Texas
Tony Sanchez injected racial ugliness into the governor’s race this morning with a new radio ad attacking Rick Perry for accepting $100 (which was quickly refunded) from a white supremacist. Commercial has a black narrator and includes quotes from the ...
Laffer Takes on Democrats' Health-Care Plans
The health-care-reform plans pending in Congress would cause more harm than good, according to a study released today by internationally renowned economist Arthur Laffer.
In his paper for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, “The Prognosis for National Health Insurance,” Laffer ...
Election 02 Flash Another Bite At The Apple?
Unlike when Bush was governor, the Republican landslide carried all the way down the ballot. Republicans added three seats in the Senate and look like they gained at least 15 seats in the House. Republicans now have a 19-12 edge in ...
Election 02 Flash Early Dallas County Returns
U.S. Senate -Cornyn 55%, Kirk 44% (VERY BAD OMEN FOR KIRK, NO INDICATION OF KIRK CROSSOVER)
CD 5 – Hensarling 63%, Chapman 36%
Governor – Perry 57%, Sanchez 42%
Republicans leading in all down-ballot contests
Election 02 Flash Texas Troubles
Local officials are now saying that they should be able to get the recounting of ballots done there by 7 a.m. tomorrow. The ballot counting scanners at the polling stations were programmed incorrectly, with straight-ticket ballots being counted as a ...
Election 02 Flash The Word From Texas
A programming error tied to straight ticket voting will force Tarrant County officials to recount all ballots using high-speed scanners. The early voting and mail ballot results may be released this evening, but the processing of the estimated 250,000 election day ...
Election 02 FlashGop Wins in Texas
The Dallas Morning News is releasing its final poll in the races for Texas governor and U.S. senator. The numbers show Republicans maintaining solid leads since the paper’s last survey two weeks ago.
In the governor’...