Johnson also worked for the National Association of Home Builders and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Senate rejects border fence
Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn't want to delay granting illegal immigrants a legal status while the fence was being built.
The Huffington Post
Man Faces Felony Charge For Allegedly Sending Death Threat To Cruz
Sen. Ted Cruz reportedly received threats from a man who said he would kidnap, murder and burn the tea partier and his father.
Dallas Morning News
Mike Hashimoto: What to make of Ted Cruz trouncing Rick Perry in a presidential poll?
What should you make of a statewide preference poll more than a year out from the next gubernatorial/midterm election and more than three years from the next presidential? The answer depends on what you want from it.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Sunshine State News
Rick Perry's Lone Star Starts to Fade as Ted Cruz's Rises
Gov.a a Rick Perry of Texas is expected in the coming weeks to make a major political announcement concerning his political future -- but a poll released Monday finds he is increasingly in poor shape in the Lone Star State.a Despite flopping badly when he ran for the Republican presidential nomination ina a 2012,a a he has left the door open to ... (more)
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst blames campaign team, election calendar for Senate loss to Ted Cruz
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst blames his stunning loss to Ted Cruz in last year's Senate race on his campaign team and delays in staging the Republican primary.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Joe Biden: Republican Party Has Become Beholden To Ted Cruz, Rand Paul
Speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday evening for Rep. Ed Markey's Senate campaign, Vice President Joe Biden criticized the Republican Party for following the lead of freshman Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul on issues such as gun control.
Johnson to lead building materials association - Feds file...
JOHNSON TO LEAD BUILDING MATERIALS ASSOCIATION: Mike Johnson , a top lobbyist at the National Beer Wholesalers Association , is jumping to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association as its next president and CEO.
Burnt Orange Report
Senator John Cornyn Solicited Obamacare Grant Money While Voting to Defund It
While John Cornyn cosponsored Ted Cruz's amendment to defund the Affordable Care Act in the Senate, and voted thirty times to repeal the law that institutes a wide range of common sense health insurance reforms, he was writing the government in support of a grant application that would be funded by Obamacare.
Customer Interaction Solutions
Kay Bailey Hutchison Joins FleishmanHillard's International Advisory Board
ST. LOUIS, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has joined the International Advisory Board at FleishmanHillard, the firm announced today.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
The Huffington Post
Cruz: Obama Is The Biggest Obstacle To Immigration Reform
Sen. Ted Cruz called President Barack Obama the biggest obstacle to immigration reform and refused to rule out filibustering the reform bill drafted by the Senate's bipartisan "gang of eight" when asked twice about his intentions on Monday.
2014 Election Predictions
Ambitious and sometimes wildly optimistic candidates for statewide offices are running all over the place, energized by the number of potential open seats on the 2014 ballots.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
VIDEO Inside Texas Politics
This week's featured guest is former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who discusses her new book, Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas .
Thu Jun 06, 2013
GOP critics sought ObamaCare grants
Letters from GOP lawmakers to the Obama administration reveal that many of healthcare reform's staunchest critics have actively lobbied for the law's funds.
Dave McNeely: Everyone wants to be the next comptroller
When Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced May 29 that she won't run for statewide office in 2014, including her own, it set in motion a free-for-all to replace her - at least among Republicans.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Guest Column: Civic Engagement and the Future of Texas
As the 83rd Texas Legislature winds down, the future of public education, water infrastructure and other critical problems hangs in the balance.
UT head to talk higher ed at Dallas conference
The head of the University of Texas system will discuss higher education and the future of research universities, amid an ongoing debate over the future of the state's institutions.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Women, why are we our own worst enemy?
I couldn't help but wonder when I heard Republican congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn say on Sunday's Meet the Press that women don't want equal pay laws, they just want to be recognized as contributing, qualified workers by the companies that hire them, why conservative women are so depressingly willing to turn on their own.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Marsha Blackburn: Women 'Don't Want' Equal Pay Laws
During a roundtable discussion on NBC's Meet The Press, former White House advisor David Axelrod asked if she would support a law promoting workplace gender equality.
Fri May 31, 2013
Tips for Rick Perry's Next Campaign: Stop Being Such a Lefty
Good read by Jay Root in The Texas Tribune today about whether Governor Oops will run for re-election as governor of Texas or run for something else, who knows what, president of France, whatever.