Left In Texas: Presidential Politics & Racial Profiling

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For the week of November 9th, 2015 Imad and I discuss the recent Republican debate, new poll showing Democrat popularity in Texas, the abortion fight with Wendy Davis goes to the Supreme Court, and the arrest of a teenage drug kingpin.

  1. Presidential
    1. Cruz plots course for WH
    2. Trump in Beaumont
    3. O’Malley in Austin, Clinton next
  2. New Poll in Texas
    1. Most popular? Dems, then Don’t know.
  3. Racial Profiling
    1. Texas cops respond to suicide attempt, shoot Hispanic man — and then find out he’s a deputy
    2. Racial Profiling in DPS, APD? Sanctuary Cities
  4. Supreme Court to take up Texas abortion case — first this decade
    1. Wendy Davis files brief, Jan Soifer argues
  5. Vets Day
    1. Push to end Vet homelessness
    2. Aljazeera Confederate flag inclusion in parade
  6. Ag Commission Controversy Exposes GOP’s House Of Cards On Tax Cuts
  7. Judge Gives Media Access To Paxton Trial
  8. Austin enacts moratorium on type 2 STRs commercial properties
  9. Texas cops arrest adorable drug kingpin
    1. http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/270075/sarah-furay-arrested-meth-texas/
  10. Houston Teen’s Dying Wish to See Her Parents
    1. http://www.myfoxzone.com/story/30512128/houston-teens-dying-wish-to-see-her-parents

About Author

Joe Deshotel

Joe was born and raised in Beaumont, Tx, but live music and politics brought him to Austin. He has worked in and around government and elections for over a decade including for a member of US Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and commuting on his electric skateboard. Follow me on Twitter at @joethepleb.

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