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Friday Wrap: Ted Cruz vs. Vampires, Weird Al's Successful Week, and More...


by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 05:00 PM CDT

It's Friday! Time for BOR to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.

First up this week, Wendy Davis cemented her place in our collective hearts after posting this picture of herself enjoying Texas' favorite fast food chain. (Special props for wearing a white dress while eating a meal that we can only assume included spicy ketchup!)

Below the jump, see which very conservative man Congressman Joaquin Castro ran into, good news for Ted Cruz, Austinites who don't understand heterosexuality, and more...

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Friday Wrap: Imagining More NBA Homecomings, Randy Weber's Pepper Follies, and More...


by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 04:00 PM CDT

It's Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to comment on all the news that fits in a blockquote.

This week, someone created house flags for all fifty states using the Game of Thrones website. Here's the Texas one. Click on it to see the rest:

Below the jump, read about some big, inclusive changes to the Marvel comics line-up, and find out who the latest Beyonce Voter is...

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Friday Wrap: Caption This Picture, Pete Gallego hace campaña en español, y más...


by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 04:00 PM CDT

It's Friday! Time to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.

First up this week, we're so amused by this picture of President Obama having a lol at Rick Perry that we're hosting a little caption party for it on Facebook. Visit us there and add your own!

Below the jump, read about the worst 4th of July float ever, the "conservative hat trick" that backfired, a potential crossover between political and NBA rivalries, and more...

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Friday Wrap: Fourth of July Special!


by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 04:00 PM CDT

It's Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to kick back, open a beer, throw some meat on the grill, and watch a few fireworks. Oh, and also the Friday Wrap.

We hope your Fourth of July is spectacular, just like the San Diego fireworks a few few years ago, when a technical error, cause all the explosions to go off at the same time.


Below the jump, learn about Texans' grooming habits, read a thoughtful expose about the Texas Tea Party, and find out who called Rick Perry a "metrosexual" because he's not wearing boots anymore....

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Friday Wrap: We Will Not Yield, a Friendly Octopus, and More...


by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 04:00 PM CDT

It's Friday! Time to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.

First up, this week marked the one year anniversary of Wendy Davis's historic filibuster. We spent some time this week reminiscing on and analyzing the impact of that day, but here's a video from the anniversary event that really sums it all up. We will not yield.

Below the jump, get your World Cup scoop, find out what the Tea Party finds offensive, and more...

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TDP Convention: A Guide to Parties with the State Party!


by: Burnt Orange Report

Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM CDT

Democrats across Texas are heading to Dallas today for the 2014 TDP State Convention. Enthusiasm is high coming off last night's filibuster anniversary celebration and the events held around the state to commemorate it.

This weekend, Senators Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte will formally accept the nominations from the Party for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and Democrats will celebrate their history making ticket.

Celebration is indeed one of the main orders of business this weekend, in between doing party business in terms of writing a platform that doesn't alienate 80% of the state's residents and introducing our state candidates to a wider audience.

If you're headed to Dallas, get ready to party! Below the jump, check out all of the parties scheduled for this weekend's convention, starting tonight!

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Filibuster Anniversary: Relive One Year Ago, And Watch The Celebration Live From Austin


by: Burnt Orange Report

Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 05:30 PM CDT

Today marks the one year anniversary of a special date in Texas history: the day that Senator Wendy Davis stood for 13 hours to block a terrible piece of legislation that will hurt Texas women and families.

Tonight, Senators Davis and Leticia Van De Putte, Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards, and many more people who were instrumental in that historic day will celebrate at the Palmer Events Center in Austin. For details, click here. We'll bring you the livestream of the event below the jump. It starts at 6:45 p.m. CST.

While you wait, check out this phenomenal video the Davis campaign put together covering the filibuster, the media coverage, and how this event has changed Texas.


Watch the livestream of tonight's event below the jump. It starts at 6:45 p.m. CST.

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One Year Later: Burnt Orange Report Remembers the Filibuster


by: Burnt Orange Report

Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 09:00 AM CDT

One year ago today, Wendy Davis stood up and ushered in a new era in Texas political history.

Throughout the day today, some of your Burnt Orange Report staffers will be offering their own personal recollections of the filibuster and their perspectives on it now and everything that has happened since.

But first, before we start remembering, the entire state still owes a tremendous thank you to the many people that made that historic day possible, over the weeks and months that came before it.

Below the jump, join us in thanking many of the people who worked so hard to usher in a new hope for progressives in Texas politics.

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Join the Left Wing Cocktail Conspiracy at the Texas Democratic Party State Convention


by: Burnt Orange Report

Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM CDT

(Today! Join us at w xyz bar at ALOFT at 8:00 p.m.   - promoted by Katherine Haenschen)

Burnt Orange Report, Progress Texas, and Texas Blue Pages invite you to join the Left-Wing Cocktail Conspiracy at the TDP Convention this weekend!

We're throwing a party after business ends on Saturday night at ALOFT Dallas, just a stone's throw from the Omni.

Left Wing Cocktail Conspiracy
Saturday, June 28th | 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
ALOFT Dallas | 1033 Young Street [MAP]
RSVP, Get A Free Drink!

We'll have complimentary snacks and fun surprises, so once the party business is done, get down to business at our after-party.

RSVP, let us know you're coming, and we'll give you a drink ticket at the door.

See y'all there!

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Burnt Orange Report Endorses Gilberto Hinojosa for Texas Democratic Party Chairman


by: Burnt Orange Report

Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 05:00 PM CDT


Burnt Orange Report proudly throws its unanimous support behind Gilberto Hinojosa and urges our delegates to re-elect him to another term as TDP Chairman.

Hinojosa has made great strides to bring the TDP forward through expanding staff, raising funds, increasing transparency and engagement, and working hard to give Texas a Democratic Party we deserve.

Over the past year and a half, the reinvigorated Texas Democratic Party has been at the forefront of efforts to make Texas a more competitive state in statewide and down-ballot elections, and played a crucial role in amassing support last summer during the special sessions. This vigor and energy is due in large part to the tone set by the Chairman and enthusiasm he brings to his job.

Read more about what Hinojosa has done at the TDP below the jump, and check out our staff photo in support of the Chairman!

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