Local Boy Does Good — Paul Begala at CPAC

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Previous Fort Bend resident and Dulles high school alumni, Paul Begala does a great job of highlighting progressive principles to a hostile CPAC audience last week.  This 27 minute video is worth the time to watch!

Tell Senators to Vote YES on comprehensive reform to prevent gun violence

58 Exactly three months after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed important legislation designed to strengthen our nation's gun laws.

These measures are now headed to the Senate floor, and Senators need to hear from you!

Director of Propaganda for the American Fascist Party = President of Greater Fort Bend County Tea Party

The Texas Tribune today broke a story linking the President of the Greater Fort Bend County Tea Party and the Director of Propaganda for the American Fascist Party.   Richmond, Texas resident and conservative activies James Ives holds both titles. 

As recently as 2003, the president of the Greater Fort Bend County Tea Party had a very different title: director of propaganda for the American Fascist Party.

James Ives, a prominent Tea Party activist who has hosted statewide rallies and political debates and has been a regular contributor on conservative radio, was the AFP's fourth in command...

The Texas Tribune article lists links between Ives and Republican office holders Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, U.S. Senator Rafael (Ted) Cruz, State Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston and State Rep. Rick Miller, R-Sugar Land.

Texas Political Clubs Challenge from the Sugar Land Democrats Club

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The 2013 Texas Democratic Political Clubs Challenge from the Sugar Land Democrats Club.

Adam Lanza shot off 152 rounds in 5 minutes

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Texas Senators Cornyn & Cruz voted today to allow the mass murder of children to continue. Call them!

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at Business Roundtable

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As part of her Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks to the quarterly meeting of member CEOs of the Business Roundtable. The First Lady's remarks will continue her call on the private sector to hire America's veterans and military spouses, and help them reach their full potential within America's companies. The Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $7.3 trillion in annual revenues and nearly 16 million employees. http://www.joiningforces.gov

3/13/2013: White House Press Briefing

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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 03/13/2013

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

12:47 P.M. EDT

MR. CARNEY:  Welcome to the White House.  Sorry I'm late.  Had some meetings that ran long.  I do have something I want to say at the top.

How Many Gun Dealers are there in Texas?

55 There are 58,344 federally licensed gun dealers in the United States and 9% (5,189) are in Texas. That’s over three times as many gun dealers than post offices and four times more gun dealers than McDonald's.

The gun lobby claims that conducting background checks for all gun sales would be "inconvenient." But under the Senate background checks bill, a gun buyer and seller can just meet at a licensed dealer who would perform the background check.

Pete Olson Finally Does Something Useful

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Olson Congratulates B. F. Terry High School Men's Basketball Team as TX 4A State Champions!

West Wing Week: 03/08/2013 or "Jedi Mind-Meld"

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This week, the President urged Congress to resolve harmful budget cuts and reduce the deficit in a way that helps grow the economy and strengthen the middle class, held his first Cabinet meeting of the second term, announced three key Cabinet nominations, and signed the Violence Against Women Act.

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