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Ex-general to run for Senate in Texas

3 Lt Gen Ricardo SanchezFormer Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who oversaw coalition forces in Iraq before retiring in the aftermath of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, is running for Senate in Texas as a Democrat.

Two Democratic sources with direct knowledge of Sanchez's plans said he will announce his run Wednesday on Facebook, then file campaign paperwork in San Antonio. The sources would speak only on condition of anonymity before the announcement.

Sanchez, 59, was raised in Rio Grande Valley and lives in San Antonio.

Al Green Speaks at Rally for Education

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May 7, 2011 brought community activists to Independence Park to rally for education in Fort Bend. Congressman Al Green of TX-9 gave another barn burner of a speech showing is support for teachers and education.

10 Worst States To Be a Woman

State Republicans have introduced nearly 1,000 laws restricting women's reproductive health access. Here are 10 of the worst states to be a woman between puberty and menopause.

Texas. Thirty-five percent of women in their childbearing years are uninsured in Texas, making the need for subsidized family planning services especially strong in the state.

WHEREAS President Barack Obama declared that “Justice has been done"

WHEREAS, On September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden, a sworn enemy of the United States of America, coordinated a series of monstrous and cowardly terrorist attacks that resulted in the tragic loss of 2,977 innocent lives, leading to an engagement in a war on terrorism, across many fronts;

WHEREAS, On May 1, 2011, after nearly ten years of Bin Laden’s evasion of military and intelligence forces seeking his capture, President Barack Obama declared to the nation and the world that Bin Laden had finally been killed, and that, “Justice has been done.”

2011 Save Our State Rally - Why are you here?

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On April 6, 2011, the Save Our State Rally brought together thousands of people from across the state...so we asked them, why are you here?

Texas League of Young Voters - Why are you here? Video One

On April 6, 2011, the Save Our State Rally brought together thousands of people from across the state...so we asked them, why are you here?

President Obama says Gov. Perry used stimulus fund to help balance budget, then started 'blaming' federal lawmakers who voted fo

Mostly True"Gov. (Rick) Perry helped balance his budget with about $6 billion worth of federal help, which he happily took, and then started blaming the members of Congress who had offered that help."

Welcome to Women LEAD

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Representatives Jackie Speier and Karen Bass discuss the DCCC's Women LEAD Program.

Jim Hightower Speaks at Austin Rally

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At a rally organized only 3 days before it was held, Jim Hightower spoke to a crowd running at about 1,000 rallying in support of the union workers in Wisconsin. He spoke of saving America's middle class, Governor Goober, and getting nekkid.

Leaving Children Behind

In a pointed Op-Ed in Sunday's New York Times, Nobel Prize winning Economist Paul Krugman looks at Texas' financial deficit and the children who will suffer as a result of Republican politician's malfeasence:

At the state and local level, however, there’s no doubt about it: big spending cuts are coming.

And who will bear the brunt of these cuts? America’s children....

And in low-tax, low-spending Texas, the kids are not all right. The high school graduation rate, at just 61.3 percent, puts Texas 43rd out of 50 in state rankings. Nationally, the state ranks fifth in child poverty; it leads in the percentage of children without health insurance. And only 78 percent of Texas children are in excellent or very good health, significantly below the national average....

Anyway, the next time some self-proclaimed deficit hawk tells you how much he worries about the debt we’re leaving our children, remember what’s happening in Texas, a state whose slogan right now might as well be “Lose the future.”

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