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  • Patrick 'ready' to bring sonogram bill to Senate floor (statesman.com)
    Apr 26, 2011
    Dan Patrick said today that he hopes to bring the sonogram bill to the Senate floor late this week or early next week. The bill, designated an emergency by Gov. Rick Perry, would require women seeking an abortion to first view a sonogram of her fetus, ...
    Austin American-Statesman (blog)
  • AP Sportlight (kitsapsun.com)
    Apr 23, 2011
    1945 — Albert B. "Happy" Chandler, junior Senator from Kentucky, is elected baseball commissioner by a unanimous vote of the major league club owners. Chandler is elected to a seven-year term and succeeds Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who died in November ...
    Kitsap Sun
  • Tougher DWI law meant to deter offenses (mywesttexas.com)
    Apr 22, 2011
    Dan Patrick of Houston is just one of the many bills before the legislation this session that relates to impaired or intoxicated driving. JR Smith, Midland police deputy chief, said he believes the tougher classification is better for law enforcement ...
    My West Texas
  • We Obey Rick Perry: Our Rain Prayer (blogs.houstonpress.com)
    Apr 22, 2011
    We've done all we can down here -- in case You didn't notice, thy servant Senator Dan Patrick hath gotten "In God We Trust" inscribed on the walls of our legislature; We have taken bold steps to insure that the alarming takeover of America's judicial ...
    Houston Press (blog)
  • Cuomo Makes Moves On Pension Reform: Stirs Some Pushback (qgazette.com)
    Apr 20, 2011
    STAVISKY SEEKS INFO ON CITY'S CONDO TAXING: State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D–Whitestone) reports she has filed a Freedom of Information Law request to the city Finance Commissioner's office to be further enlightened about the “computer glitch which ...
    Western Queens Gazette
  • Schools rally support to fight cuts in state funds proposed by Gov. John Kasich (blog.cleveland.com)
    Apr 20, 2011
    By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer Joshua Gunter, The Plain DealerMichael Shoaf, Rocky River's superintendent, speaks to a packed house Tuesday during a community meeting to discuss the massive budget cuts that will hit his schools. ...
    Plain Dealer (blog)
  • Llano Hosts Tax Day Tea Party Rally (llanonews.com)
    Apr 20, 2011
    The first joint Tax Day Tea Party Rally in this area had Texas Senators Troy Fraser (whose District 24 includes all of the participating Tea Parties) along with the Chairman of the Texas Legislature's Tea Party Caucus, Senator Dan Patrick (District 7 ...
    The Llano News
  • New US Formula 1 track in Austin facing severe financial crisis – Formula 1 news (blogs.bettor.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    “At a time when people are stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities,” senator Dan Patrick ...
    bettor.com (blog)
  • Recall petitions filed against Harsdorf, Olsen (jsonline.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    Signatures seeking to recall a third and fourth Republican state senator were filed this week. About 24000 signatures were filed Monday to recall Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) and an estimated 23000 ...
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • F1 - State funding for 2012 US GP in doubt - report (f1.madeinmotorsport.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    At a time when people are stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities," senator Dan Patrick ...
    MadeInMotorsport.com
  • State Schools Call on Senate for Funding (nhpr.org)
    Apr 18, 2011
    In fact, I'd like to introduce our student representative on the board of trustees who is here today, Patrick Sullivan who is also the Police Chief of Goffstown.” Right now the University System- which along with Granite State College, funds UNH, ...
    New Hampshire Public Radio
  • Final Showdown (newswatchngr.com)
    Apr 18, 2011
    In Ebonyi State, the leading contenders in the race are Martin Elechi of the PDP, Senator Julius Ucha of the ANPP, and Frank Ogbuewu of APGA. Although the ANPP candidate is making a good showing because of the impact of Ogbonnaya Onu, national chairman ...
    Newswatch (subscription)
  • Death to taxes: Views differ on need for House 'super majority' (brownsvilleherald.com)
    Apr 17, 2011
    Dan Patrick's Senate Joint Resolution 12, which calls for a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds "super majority" in both houses of the Legislature to pass any bill imposing new taxes or raising rates on existing taxes. ...
    Brownsville Herald
  • Local DWI attorney gets tongue-lashing by Texas senator (blogs.star-telegram.com)
    Apr 15, 2011
    Dan Patrick (R, Houston) who chewed her out afterward. This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted. Your comment could not be posted. Error type: Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by ...
    Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
  • State Senator's Lawyers Target Recall Signatures (channel3000.com)
    Apr 15, 2011
    Dan Kapanke of La Crosse filed a formal challenge to the petition Friday. They said that recall organizer Patrick Scheller never properly registered with the state so elections officials should throw out all 22975 signatures collected to recall Kapanke ...
    WISC Madison
  • Senate committee approves bill for teacher pay cuts (kvue.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    Dan Patrick (R) Houston. Under the current law, districts cannot cut salaries or give teachers unpaid furlough days. Senator Patrick, Vice Chair of the Senate Education Committee, wants that changed. The teacher's union is not so sure. ...
    KVUE
  • Senator Dan Patrick on the budget (examiner.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    In a RightOnline Blogger Conference Call, put together by Americans for Prosperity-Texas, Senator Dan Patrick spoke of the budget problem facing Texas. Senator Dan Patrick made it clear that he does not support the idea of taking any more money out of ...
    Examiner.com
  • Sen. Wolf: Decouple health insurance from employment (barnstablepatriot.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    “I think we're following the target up in Boston,” the senator said. Governor Deval Patrick has filed a 54-page bill that would set up “accountable care organizations,” or groups of health care providers that join as legal entities to help reduce the ...
    Barnstable Patriot
  • Senate panel ditches subsidies for race cars, movies (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston (right, 2009 AP photo), and Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. In separate votes, Senate Finance Committee members rebuffed Committee Chairman Steve Ogden's proposals that the money be put back into the budget. ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • Bill would allow lawmakers to pack heat in more places (kcentv.com)
    Apr 13, 2011
    Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) wants to add lawmakers to the list of people who can carry their concealed handguns in places like restaurants, hospitals and churches. The Senate Criminal Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 905 in a 5-1 vote Wednesday ...
    KCEN-TV
  • Local cable stations will air Colbeck show (hometownlife.com)
    Apr 11, 2011
    Colbeck can be reached through the web at www.SenatorPatrickColbeck.com, by e-mail at senpcolbeck@senate.michigan.gov, on Facebook at Senator Patrick Colbeck or by calling his office at (517) 373-7350 or toll-free at (866) 262-7307.
    Hometownlife.com
  • States Resist Federal Sex-Offender Registry (myfoxorlando.com)
    Apr 10, 2011
    "In this budget climate, we don't have the luxury of spending an additional $40 million," said Dan Patrick, a Republican state senator who represents part of Houston. Texas is facing a budget deficit of as much as $27 billion in the next two years. ...
    MyFoxOrlando.com
  • Greenville GOP convention delegates give Santorum their vote (greenvilleonline.com)
    Apr 9, 2011
    Delegates installed a new chairman for the county party, electing Betty Poe to replace Patrick Haddon, who didn't seek another two-year term. They also re-elected Dan Herren as state executive committeeman and made tea party activist Harry Kibler first ...
    Greenville News
  • Obama's 2012 campaign kicks off . . . first stop Moneygall (independent.ie)
    Apr 8, 2011
    It was a far cry from February 2007 in Springfield, Illinois, when the young senator stood in front of hundreds of people chanting, "Obama, Obama!" and announced that he was bidding to become the first ever African-American president of the United ...
    Irish Independent
  • States Resist Federal Sex-Offender Registry (europe.wsj.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    "In this budget climate, we don't have the luxury of spending an additional $40 million," said Dan Patrick, a Republican state senator who represents part of Houston. Texas is facing a budget deficit of as much as $27 billion in the next two years. ...
    Wall Street Journal
  • Senate approves Patrick bill to further expand drainage fee exemption (blog.mysanantonio.com)
    Apr 7, 2011
    Dan Patrick's bill to broaden the exemption from Houston's drainage fee to cover non-profit groups and expansion by churches and schools. The City Council on Wednesday agreed to exempt existing church and school facilities, and most county government ...
    San Antonio Express (blog)
  • Paralympian Chris Waddell '91 will give commencement speech (middleburycampus.com)
    Apr 7, 2011
    Waddell is one of six honorary degree recipients, including economist Padma Desai, US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), volunteer service activist Dottie Neuberger '58, geneticist Edward Rubin and civil rights activist Maxine Atkins Smith. ...
    Middlebury Campus (subscription)
  • Unions to Blame for Layoffs (myfoxhouston.com)
    Apr 7, 2011
    HOUSTON - State Senator Dan Patrick says deep cuts to public education could be largely reversed in a spending plan likely to move through the Texas Senate. The Houston Republican and Vice chair of the Senate Education Committee believes Senate funding ...
    MyFox Houston
  • Llano Tea Party to Discuss LISD Budget (llanonews.com)
    Apr 6, 2011
    Keynote speaker for the event is State Senator Dan Patrick, Chairman of the Tea Party Caucus in the Texas Legislature, who will be introduced by State Senator Troy Fraser. Senator Fraser represents each of the four Tea Party hosts' counties among the ...
    The Llano News
  • Amendment makes increasing taxes harder in Texas (bizjournals.com)
    Apr 6, 2011
    Senate Joint Resolution 12, filed by Senator Dan Patrick, R–Houston, would amend the Texas Constitution to require new taxes and tax increases to win two-thirds approval from all legislative members. The two-thirds rule already applies to the Senate, ...
    Bizjournals.com
  • How 'Hot Coffee' Sex Scene Landed Rockstar in Hot Water (wired.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    By mid-July, New York senator Hillary Clinton had called for the Federal Trade Commission to look into the genesis of the game material. She assured her constituents that she was calling for a full and complete investigation in order to keep ...
    Wired News (blog)
  • Democrats lack a heavy hitter against Sen. Brown (abc27.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    The senator's widow, Vicki Kennedy, has flatly ruled out running. So did former Rep. Joe Kennedy, who joked he was "feeling ill all of a sudden" when reporters recently asked him about challenging Brown. The state's leading Democrat, Gov. Deval Patrick ...
    abc27
  • Dan Gross: Legend's back at art museum (philly.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    The event benefits Steppingstone Scholars Inc. and will also honor Constance Williams, former state senator and current board member of both Steppingstone and the art museum. For tickets and info, visit steppingstonescholars.org or call 215-508-5150 ...
    Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Herman Cain to Speak at Woodlands Area Tax Day Tea Party Hosted by the Texas ... (onlineprnews.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    Additional speakers include Senator Dan Patrick, Ben Streusand representing Americans for Prosperity and Dr. Earl Johnson who founded the Texas Constituents Tea Party and co-founded the Crispus Attucks Tea Party. The musical entertainment will be ...
    Online PR News (press release)
  • Herman Cain to Speak at Woodlands Area Tax Day Tea Party Sponsored by the ... (pr-usa.net)
    Apr 4, 2011
    Additional speakers include Senator Dan Patrick, Ben Streusand representing Americans for Prosperity and Dr. Earl Johnson who founded the Texas Constituents Tea Party and co-founded the Crispus Attucks Tea Party. The musical entertainment will be ...
    PR-USA.net (press release)
  • Obama reelection team looks familiar (washingtonpost.com)
    Apr 3, 2011
    She was not an original member of Team Obama — she ran the Iowa caucus operation for former senator John Edwards (NC) in 2008 — but her knowledge of the president's grass-roots operation is now second to none. • Patrick Gaspard: Gaspard came to Obama ...
    Washington Post
  • Herman Cain to Speak at Woodlands Area Tax Day Tea Party Hosted by the Texas ... (pr-usa.net)
    Apr 2, 2011
    Additional speakers include Senator Dan Patrick, Ben Streusand representing Americans for Prosperity and Dr. Earl Johnson who founded the Texas Constituents Tea Party and co-founded the Crispus Attucks Tea Party. The musical entertainment will be ...
    PR-USA.net (press release)
  • Morality in Media Targets ASACP's Letter to Congress (newswire.xbiz.com)
    Apr 1, 2011
    These actions caused US Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Reps. Mike McIntyre, DN.C., and Randy Forbes, R-VA. to circulate a letter for signatures in Congress urging US Attorney General Eric Holder to enforce existing obscenity laws. ...
    XBiz
  • 5 Things To Know Today: Thursday, March 31 (weston-ct.patch.com)
    Mar 31, 2011
    Dan Carter (R-2) is holding a forum on Gov. Malloy's proposed budget tonight at Bethel Middle School, starting at 7:30 pm State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) and State Rep. David Scribner (R-107) will also be in attendance. ...
    Patch.com
  • Democrats lack a heavy hitter against Sen. Brown (google.com)
    Mar 31, 2011
    The senator's widow, Vicki Kennedy, has flatly ruled out running. So did former Rep. Joe Kennedy, who joked he was "feeling ill all of a sudden" when reporters recently asked him about challenging Brown. The state's leading Democrat, Gov. Deval Patrick ...
    The Associated Press
  • Scots gear up for Tartan Day (dailygleaner.canadaeast.com)
    Mar 31, 2011
    "The tartan is one of the most visual expressions of Scottish heritage and culture," said New Brunswick Senator John Wallace. "Making the Maple Leaf tartan an official symbol of Canada highlights the many significant contributions that people of ...
    Daily Gleaner
  • Republicans Say Malloy's Budget Is Wrong For Connecticut (weston-ct.patch.com)
    Mar 30, 2011
    State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) stopped by the Roadhouse after coming from another event, before she left to go to yet another event. Boucher said if Connecticut returned to its 2008 spending — similarly to what California has done — the state ...
    Patch.com
  • New Hanover might be split into two Senate districts (starnewsonline.com)
    Mar 30, 2011
    New Hanover residents currently are represented by one state senator, Republican Wilmington attorney Thom Goolsby, who is in his first term. But the 2010 US Census determined that the county now has 202667 residents, 6.3 percent more residents than the ...
    StarNewsOnline.com
  • Illinois's Quinn Says Budget-Slashing US Governors Have It All Backward (bloomberg.com)
    Mar 30, 2011
    Patrick Joseph Quinn III, since 2009 the Democratic governor of the fifth-largest state, has made his administration a response to those who charge that government is overlarge and unsustainable. Thirty-one years after leading a successful petition ...
    Bloomberg
  • Lawmakers say school spending has grown outside classrooms (kvue.com)
    Mar 30, 2011
    Republican Senator Dan Patrick is the vice-chair of the Senate Education Committee. He is also a board member of the conservative think tank Texas Conservative Coalition. The group released a report that says Texas school districts spend 50.7 percent ...
    KVUE
  • A McGovern Voter Absolves the Nixonian Majority (blogs.villagevoice.com)
    Mar 29, 2011
    To many of us, he was, but this fact seemed to escape many of the Senator's adherents at Miami Beach. If one has a singular objective, the basic ground rule has always been discipline, the revolutionary religion from Che to Malcolm. ...
    Village Voice (blog)
  • Development Update: Wednesday, March 23 (thefutoncritic.com)
    Mar 24, 2011
    GAME CHANGE (HBO) - Four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris has been cast as John McCain in the upcoming original movie, about the Arizona senator's failed 2008 presidential campaign. Julianne Moore also stars as Sarah Palin in the project, ...
    The Futon Critic
  • Gormley says bailout obvious to him last summer (irishtimes.com)
    Mar 24, 2011
    Mr Gormley was responding to recent comments by former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty and Senator Dan Boyle that he had argued to leave government at an earlier juncture, but that colleagues had decided collectively to stay. He said the impending arrival ...
    Irish Times
  • Invest in Texas lobbies at Capitol (readthehorn.com)
    Mar 24, 2011
    UT graduate and Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, said that higher education must be a priority of the Texas legislator. “This is a time where investment higher education, especially in Texas, is more important than ever,” Zaffirini said. ...
    The Horn
  • SENATOR PATRICK ADVANCES BILL TO PUSH BACK ON DRAINAGE FEE (thecypresstimes.com)
    Mar 23, 2011
    "It is outrageous that the city would tax churches with the latest version of the rain tax," said Senator Dan Patrick. "The cost to churches will be in the millions of dollars. Those dollars will come out of the collection plate. ...
    The Cypress Times
  • COMMITTEE CONSIDERS BILL TO LOWER APPRAISAL CAP (thecherokeean.com)
    Mar 23, 2011
    Houston Senator Dan Patrick and Jacksonville Senator Robert Nichols each filed separate bills with th More... Youth are taught leadership skills and natural resources conservation at the camps, each of which are limited to 20-30 students from ages 13 ...
    The Cherokeean Herald
  • 'Twas A Great Day To Be Irish (emmetsburgnews.com)
    Mar 22, 2011
    by Dan Voigt The temperature was moderate, the sun tried to do its part and there was just a breeze to contend with, along with a great crowd for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade. The 2011 St. Patrick's Celebration came to a close over the weekend ...
    Emmetsburg News
  • TPWD, state parks need support of the people (thecherokeean.com)
    Mar 22, 2011
    Committee members are Robert Duncan, Kevin Eltife, Craig Estes, Eddie Lucio Jr., Jane Nelson, Dan Patrick, Kel Seliger, Florence Shapiro, Royce West, John Whitmire, Tommy Williams, Judith Zaffirini and Robert F. Deuell, MD.
    The Cherokeean Herald
  • Senator Dan Patrick stresses Tenth Amendment with bill (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Mar 22, 2011
    Dan Patrick (R-Dist. 7) is affirming the Tenth Amendment, emphasizing that issues concerning the state - not involving powers delegated to the federal government - should remain the responsibility of the state. "It's important for the state of Texas to ...
    Cypress Sun News
  • Senator Jim Reynolds advances property tax limitation, SJR 5 (tulsatoday.com)
    Mar 20, 2011
    Reynolds, supporters included 30 of the Senate Republicans: Cliff Aldridge of Midwest City, Mark Allen of Spiro, Patrick Anderson, Don Barrington of Lawton, Brian Bingman of Sapulpa (President Pro Tem), Cliff Branan of Oklahoma City, Josh Brecheen of ...
    Tulsa Today (blog)
  • Texas' tea party has a stronger mix of social issues than most (dallasnews.com)
    Mar 20, 2011
    Dan Patrick and Rep. Beverly Woolley, both Houston Republicans — believe those issues are best left out of tea party politics. Woolley said the Tea Party Caucus, which includes members from both the House and Senate, is dedicated to the budget, ...
    Dallas Morning News
  • Newly-elected politicians target of barbs at Quincy St. Patrick's Day event (patriotledger.com)
    Mar 19, 2011
    Morrissey, a longtime state senator from Quincy, was a particular target Friday from the dais of Quincy's 15th annual St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Elks Lodge. Mayor Thomas Koch rolled his eyes at Morrissey said he was “pulling” for a seal that ...
    The Patriot Ledger
  • Warm Irish welcomes start to flow for Obamas (irishtimes.com)
    Mar 18, 2011
    Dan Malloy and Pat Quinn, the Irish-American governors of Connecticut and Illinois, also attended. During the revolutionary war, “Saint Patrick” was the codeword to enter George Washington's camp, Biden recounted. “Well, ladies and gentlemen, ...
    Irish Times
  • Senators Back Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (care2.com)
    Mar 17, 2011
    “The time has come for the federal government to recognize that every American family deserves all of the legal protections afforded to couples who are married under state law,” said Senator Patrick Leahy. “I am proud to say that Vermont has led the ...
    Care2.com (blog)
  • Proposed legislation to do away with manifiestos (pro8news.com)
    Mar 17, 2011
    Republican Senator Dan Patrick says eliminating the manifiestos would also eliminate much of the fraud happening in the state. He says many Mexican citizens are purchasing goods in Texas and not paying the taxes on them. The problem is that some of ...
    KGNS
  • Cape redistricting: Go west! (barnstablepatriot.com)
    Mar 17, 2011
    Atsalis was appointed to the statewide redistricting panel last week, joining Cape & Islands state Senator Dan Wolf on the 24-member commission. The first public session was held in Springfield March 16. Based on what he'd seen from fellow members and ...
    Barnstable Patriot
  • Gallivan passes bill permitting rifle hunting in Wyoming County (arcadeherald.com)
    Mar 17, 2011
    Senator Patrick M. Gallivan passed his first piece of authored legislation (S. 2385), a bill that will permit sportsmen to use rifles when hunting deer or bear in Wyoming County. The bill passed the Senate with near unanimous support. ...
    Arcade Herald
  • Opportunity Scholarship Act passes Oklahoma state Senate (tulsatoday.com)
    Mar 17, 2011
    The Oklahoma state Senate on Wednesday approved Senate Bill 969, the tuition scholarship bill sponsored by Senator Dan Newberry of Tulsa. Discussion of the matter was low-key, with Newberry and state Sen. Jim Wilson of Tahlequah, engaging in respectful ...
    Tulsa Today (blog)
  • Legislature marks St. Patrick's Day with performances (audio) (radioiowa.com)
    Mar 17, 2011
    “And by the way, Senator Seng can only play this song in one key, which presented a little bit of a trouble, but we'll try it.” Bartz, by the way, went into falsetto to hit the song's high notes. In the Iowa House, former State Representative Dan ...
    Radio Iowa
  • Janice Barton, Precinct 10 (barnstablepatriot.com)
    Mar 17, 2011
    Thank you to the legislators and community leaders who support this effort, including County Commissioner Bill Doherty, District Attorney Michael O'Keefe, state reps Randy Hunt, Demetrius Atsalis, and Cleon Turner, State Senator Dan Wolf and ...
    Barnstable Patriot
  • Have accordion, will play (radioiowa.com)
    Mar 16, 2011
    Plus, Fallon accompanied former state Representative Dan Boddicker, a Republican from Tipton, once or twice as Boddicker sang “Oh Danny Boy” on St. Patrick's Day. Sources tell me the Iowa Senate will be the site of a performance of “Oh Danny Boy” on ...
    Radio Iowa
  • Observations and provocations (opinion.latimes.com)
    Mar 16, 2011
    Obama DID, in fact, vote "present" while an Illinois state senator on a ban on partial birth abortion, which was referred to by the late liberal Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan as "infanticide." He also voted "present" on the state laws to protect ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates with a broken heart (examiner.com)
    Mar 16, 2011
    Since that day 38 years ago, the parade has grown into the second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the country. Senator Clair McCaskill gave a very moving speech at the United States Senate in Murphy's honor last week at the news of his death. ...
    Examiner.com
  • "Choose Life": Bill to Put Your Religious and Political Views on Texas License ... (blogs.houstonpress.com)
    Mar 15, 2011
    15 2011 @ 2:00PM ​State Senator Dan Patrick is proudly reporting that the Texas Senate has passed by a 21-10 vote his bill creating license plates that say "Choose Life," thereby, we guess, breaking off the crippling shackles of all those Texans who ...
    Houston Press (blog)
  • Governor unfazed by Facebook recall move (projo.com)
    Mar 13, 2011
    The state Senate is considering a bill that would authorize the state Division of Motor Vehicles to issue a plate bearing the identification “Senator Emeritus 1” for McBurney. The bill would provide McBurney the plate for as long as McBurney desired ...
    Providence Journal
  • Gallivan, Burling open shared office in Geneseo (dansvilleonline.com)
    Mar 4, 2011
    From left, Scott Gardner (representative for Assemblyman Dan Burling), Senator Patrick Gallivan, his father Dick Gallivan and Livingston County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Merrick after cutting a ribbon last week formally opening an office for ...
    Dansville-Genesee Country Express (blog)
  • Wyden hopes to drop tax bill 'soon' (thehill.com)
    Mar 4, 2011
    Patrick Tiberi (R-Ohio,) the chairman of a House Ways and Means subcommittee that deals with taxation; Dan Danner, the chief executive of the National Federation of Independent Business; and a pair of small-business owners. Tiberi and Wyden are among ...
    The Hill (blog)
  • 3 mayors again plead with Scott to take high-speed train cash (orlandosentinel.com)
    Mar 4, 2011
    Also Thursday, a third senator removed his name from a letter sent by 26 state senators last week to US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, protesting Scott's decision not to take the federal money. Sen. Michael Bennett, R-Bradenton, said he signed ...
    Orlando Sentinel
  • Facebook: Or How We May Get Our News Tomorrow (queenstribune.com)
    Mar 4, 2011
    But there is a bright spot - the man who was handily defeated by O'Connor in the 1965 Democratic primary ended up as a four-term United States Senator from New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan. 4. Borough Presidents: Two recent mayors have been Manhattan ...
    Queens Tribune
  • Chiarelli: A familiar face in politics (emcottawawest.ca)
    Mar 3, 2011
    That was a political trifecta coming out of St. Pat's," Chiarelli said of his alma mater, which also graduated actor Dan Aykroyd and world-renowned heart surgeon, retired Senator, Dr. Wilbert Keon, among other notables. Some of his discipline, he said, ...
    EMC Ottawa West
  • Chris Dodd named MPAA chief (variety.com)
    Mar 2, 2011
    An MPAA spokeswoman said Pisano "looks forward to working with Senator Dodd, and questions about his future are premature." While studio chiefs say Dodd's experience as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and as a senior member of the Senate ...
    Variety
  • Talks hold promise, then halt (jsonline.com)
    Mar 2, 2011
    By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel Madison — After making apparent headway on ending their budget stalemate, Republicans and Democrats by the end of Wednesday remained bitterly divided in their positions despite exchanging a ...
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Project 20-20 announces summer schedule (ultimatespringtx.com)
    Mar 2, 2011
    In the past, The Project 20-20 students have toured museums and Port of Houston; completed book reports graded by an Associate Professor of a major university; met with State Senator Dan Patrick, the Mayor of Tomball and a Grammy Award Winner; ...
    Ultimate Spring
  • Chris Dodd shows how Washington works (salon.com)
    Mar 2, 2011
    That led to widespread speculation that the five-term Connecticut Senator, who announced that he would not seek re-election in 2010 in the wake of allegations of improper benefits from Countrywide Financial, was positioning himself for a lucrative ...
    Salon
  • Houston's Senator Dan Patrick speaks to packed crowd at Brazoria GOP Dinner (examiner.com)
    Mar 1, 2011
    Texas State Senator, Dan Patrick of Houston's 7th district, was the keynote speaker at the Brazoria County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner held Saturday, February 26, 2011 in Lake Jackson, a suburb to the south of Houston proper. With the religious tenacity ...
    Examiner.com
  • Men Who Cook Support TEAM (valley.newhavenindependent.org)
    Mar 1, 2011
    Anthony Agosto · Pastor Edward Barnes · Swindell Barnes · Jack Betkoski · Fred Bialek, Jeff Blanco · Harry Burlakoff · Pat Carey · Chief Mike Chaffee · Patrick Charmel ·Dave Conti· John Coscia · Jim Cotter · Dave Cribbins · Senator Joe Crisco · Mayor ...
    Valley Independent Sentinel
  • Word on the Street: Elected officials can serve two posts (pjstar.com)
    Feb 27, 2011
    Downers Grove Mayor Ron Sandack was chosen in November to complete Dan Cronin's term in the Illinois Senate. Cronin resigned to become DuPage County Board Chairman. Sandack opted to serve as mayor and state senator until his term as mayor expires in ...
    Peoria Journal Star
  • Darin LaHood gets nod to replace Risinger on senate (galesburg.com)
    Feb 27, 2011
    By PATRICK OLDENDORF "Humbled" was how Darin LaHood described himself Saturday afternoon, shortly after being appointed the new state senator for the 37th District. The Peoria attorney defeated five other candidates to replace state Sen. ...
    Galesburg Register-Mail
  • Rubin deal, donations cut Grossman's options (boston.com)
    Feb 25, 2011
    Grossman also was committed to winning his own race, and toward that end, he paid $60000 to Doug Rubin, Patrick's former chief of staff and a strategist who not only helped Patrick win his office in 2006, but Cahill win his first term in 2002. ...
    Boston Globe
  • Hedge Funds Cutting Food-Price Bets as Grain Prices Take `Harrowing Fall' (bloomberg.com)
    Feb 25, 2011
    Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg Hedge funds are leading an exodus from agricultural markets, slashing bullish bets in the US from almost the highest levels on record after grain prices slumped, money managers said. Speculators reduced bets on ...
    Bloomberg
  • Justice Dept. will not defend law banning gay marriages in courts (unionleader.com)
    Feb 24, 2011
    "Congress overwhelmingly passed the Defense of Marriage Act, a Democratic president signed it into law, and the Justice Department has a duty to defend it,'' said Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah. "It is deeply disturbing to see politics further ...
    The Union Leader
  • Adrian Kavanagh's final review of the Dáil Constituencies (newstalk.ie)
    Feb 24, 2011
    The Greens enjoyed serious ambitions of taking a seat here in 2007 but ultimately these did not come to pass and their 2007 candidate, former Senator, Deirdre de Burca, has left the party – they are running Niall Byrne who is also up against two ...
    Newstalk 106-108 fm
  • Governor urges teens to press private sector for jobs (boston.com)
    Feb 24, 2011
    Several lawmakers in attendance applauded the governor's comments, including state Senator Dan Wolf, Democrat of Harwich and cochairman of the Labor and Workforce Development Committee. But business groups said concerns about teen employment is as much ...
    Boston Globe
  • RI Republican Party to select new chairman next month (browndailyherald.com)
    Feb 24, 2011
    After four years under the leadership of Giovanni Cicione, the party will pick a new chairman next month, and speculation has begun about potential challengers to Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in 2012. The Rhode Island Republican Party will ...
    The Brown Daily Herald
  • Four Places Women's Reproductive Rights Are Under Attack In America (barbara.guanabee.com)
    Feb 23, 2011
    In his speech and closing comments, the author of Texas Senate Bill 16, Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston), made religious references and quoted Scripture: "'Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.' He knows all of us." That's funny because last time ...
    Guanabee
  • Does Labor Need Another Wimpy? (beyondchron.org)
    Feb 23, 2011
    Patrick Halley's new authorized biography of William Winpisinger (called Wimpy, of course) shows how the International Association of Machinists (IAM) leader transcended his anomalous nickname during a colorful 41-year career. ...
    Beyond Chron
  • Yukon can fast-track some foreign workers (cbc.ca)
    Feb 23, 2011
    But now the Yukon government can ask for certain industries to be exempt from that rule, thanks to a new deal signed with Ottawa, Yukon Conservative Senator Dan Lang announced on Wednesday. "The philosophy behind it is that the region or the province ...
    CBC.ca
  • Sonogram bill debate continues (kxan.com)
    Feb 23, 2011
    Senator Dan Patrick of Houston said his intent with the bill wasn't to force a woman to view a sonogram or hear the heartbeat but rather help her make an informed decision. Since the bill has passed in the Senate it now needs approval in the House.
    Austin News
  • President Obama's visit to Ireland an exciting prospect (irishcentral.com)
    Feb 23, 2011
    Later, Clinton described his Irish visit as one of the highlights of his presidency, while Kennedy, as his late brother Senator Edward used to ruefully note, insisted on showing the home movies of his Irish trip to everyone who showed up at the White ...
    Irish Central
  • Does Labor Need Another Wimpy? (inthesetimes.com)
    Feb 22, 2011
    Patrick Halley's new authorized biography of William Winpisinger (called Wimpy, of course) shows how the International Association of Machinists (IAM) leader transcended his anomalous nickname during a colorful 41-year career. ...
    In These Times
  • Submit this story (huffingtonpost.com)
    Feb 21, 2011
    Patrick Halley's new authorized biography of William Winpisinger (called Wimpy, of course) shows how the International Association of Machinists (IAM) leader transcended his anomalous nickname during a colorful 41-year career. ...
    Huffington Post
  • Report: Dodd on verge of becoming MPAA chairman (thehill.com)
    Feb 21, 2011
    A weekend report from the New York Times that former Democratic Senator Chris Dodd (Conn.) is set to become the new chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America appears to support the movie industry ...
    The Hill (blog)
  • Here's why Nixon's favorite mayor may be the most vulnerable GOP senator in 2012 (washingtonexaminer.com)
    Feb 20, 2011
    His performance easily bested that of Dan Coats, who won Indiana's other Senate seat with 55 percent." So what kind of response did Mourdock receive? "As Mourdock began his calls to local Republican leaders, he figured that if 30 percent of county ...
    Washington Examiner (blog)
  • Senate Oks Rule Requiring Sonogram Before Abortion (www2.wsls.com)
    Feb 20, 2011
    Rick Perry made the bill emergency legislation, and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, authored the Senate bill. In opening the debate, Patrick said the bill is necessary to provide the woman with the information she needs to make a decision. ...
    WSLS
  • Senate OKs rule requiring sonogram before abortion (statesman.com)
    Feb 17, 2011
    Rick Perry made the bill emergency legislation, and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, authored the Senate bill. In opening the debate, Patrick said the bill is necessary to provide the woman with the information she needs to make a decision. ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Your afternoon reading: (texastribune.org)
    Feb 17, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, can get the two-thirds vote needed to bring it to the floor. He's attempting that right now — and we're liveblogging it. The bill presents a mathematical conundrum, because lawmakers aren't simply split along party lines: A ...
    Texas Tribune
  • Sonogram Bill: God & Dan Patrick Get It Passed (blogs.houstonpress.com)
    Feb 17, 2011
    17 2011 @ 3:38PM ​Saying it was "God's time" to get the bill passed, State Senator Dan Patrick succeeded today in getting approval for Texas women to be forced to view a sonogram, and to hear whether the fetus has arms or legs, two hours before getting ...
    Houston Press (blog)
  • Texas Senate passes abortion sonogram bill (examiner.com)
    Feb 17, 2011
    Senator Dan Patrick, (R-Houston), who authored the bill for the past two sessions, said, “The bill has been leavened with wisdom, counsel and the hand of God.” (No separation of Church and State on that one huh?) With strong support from Governor Rick ...
    Examiner.com
  • Side of the Rhode: Who's Hot and Who's Not in RI Politics? (golocalprov.com)
    Feb 17, 2011
    Kudos to Senator Crowley who introduced legislation that would require just that. Patrick Crowley -> It appears the ever provocative NEA employee was spot on with his criticism of an OSPRI report that caught fire a few weeks ago. ...
    GoLocalProv
  • Experts: 'odds' are good for Scott Brown (news.bostonherald.com)
    Feb 16, 2011
    Deval Patrick's autobiography, “A Reason to Believe,” scheduled to be released in April. Longtime Brown family friend state Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), who also serves as a campaign counsel, said the senator's “got a lot of guts” for discussing his ...
    Boston Herald
  • Comment of the Day: Right-Wing Talk Radio At Its Worst (blogs.houstonpress.com)
    Feb 16, 2011
    ... clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment. Yesterday we noted that right-wing blowhard Chris Baker was making yet another attempt in the Houston talk-radio market, leaving Minnesota for State Senator Dan Patrick's KSEV.
    Houston Press (blog)
  • Abortion Debate: Little Evidence Sonograms Change Minds, Doctors Say (livescience.com)
    Feb 16, 2011
    Dan Patrick (R-Houston). If passed, the law would require that doctors perform the ultrasound while describing the embryo or fetus. Women could avert their eyes from the image, but it is not clear if they could choose not to hear the description. ...
    LiveScience.com
  • Night of the Living Patrick Campaign (blogs.wickedlocal.com)
    Feb 15, 2011
    The fundraiser is to help Patrick “retire debts.” Despite that assertion, Johnson's post spends a lot of time on the recent speculation that Patrick will step up/out to take on Senator Scott Brown next year, given the Ds' seeming inability to field a ...
    Holliston TAB (blog)
  • We should pay women not to get abortions (dailycaller.com)
    Feb 15, 2011
    In 2007, Texas State Senator Dan Patrick proposed paying Texas women who were considering getting abortions to instead carry their babies to term and then give them up for adoption. Patrick's bill never made it out of committee, ...
    Daily Caller
  • SENATOR DAN PATRICK JOINS REP. HAROLD DUTTON AGAINST RAIN TAX (thecypresstimes.com)
    Feb 15, 2011
    AUSTIN – Today, Senator Dan Patrick announced the filing of Senate Bill 714. Representative Harold Dutton has already filed the companion legislation, House Bill 1022. “I have filed SB 714 to exempt churches and schools from fees as a result of the ...
    The Cypress Times
  • News and views roundup (02/15/2011 edition) (bloghouston.net)
    Feb 15, 2011
    Baker, a superficial blowhard who in many ways -- none of them good -- epitimozes [sic] right-wing talk radio, will have a show on State Senator Dan Patrick's KSEV, which apparently does still exist. The Village Voice Houston amateur hour certainly can ...
    blogHOUSTON (blog)
  • Chris Baker Comes To KSEV: Another Attempt to Preach to Houston's Talk-Radio Choir (blogs.houstonpress.com)
    Feb 15, 2011
    Baker, a superficial blowhard who in many ways -- none of them good -- epitimozes right-wing talk radio, will have a show on State Senator Dan Patrick's KSEV, which apparently does still exist. The news comes from Mike McGuff's blog; Baker says he'll ...
    Houston Press (blog)
  • Representative Creighton teams up with Senator Dan Patrick to tell Washington ... (thewestsidestory.net)
    Feb 14, 2011
    Austin, TX - Representative Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) announced today that Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) will be the Senate Sponsor for his HCR 50, also known as the Tenth Amendment Resolution. Senator Patrick filed Senate Concurrent Resolution 14 ...
    The Westside Story
  • Texas Capitol: Children go through metal detectors but gun-toting visitors walk in (dailymail.co.uk)
    Feb 14, 2011
    More than 460000 people in the state have a concealed handgun licence - including state senator Dan Patrick, who says he carries his gun at the Capital most of the time. He said: 'I don't ever want to be in a situation where I don't have the chance to ...
    Daily Mail
  • The fall of the Nassau Republican machine and the rise of Homeland Security ... (capitalnewyork.com)
    Feb 14, 2011
    Margiotta didn't much care, actually—a US senator had no patronage value to him, so the idea of backing Javits for another election didn't bother him—but D'Amato, who'd risen through the machine's ranks, had been a team player, and he had plenty of ...
    Capital New York
  • Political Scene: Former majority leader now a lobbyist (projo.com)
    Feb 13, 2011
    Tocco is the former director of communications for the Providence schools, the niece of the late William P. Tocco (a former state senator and Johnston police chief), and the cousin of former Capitol Police Chief Stephen Tocco. ...
    Providence Journal
  • Obama promotes nationwide wireless plans (blog.mysanantonio.com)
    Feb 11, 2011
    Washington Post>>> Today at their monthly luncheon, members of the Capital Area Democratic Women called Senator Dan Patrick's office on a matter of great importance: should they choose chicken, or beef as their taco filling today? ...
    San Antonio Express (blog)
  • Canadian pro-family leaders urge Senate lobby on 'transgender' bill (lifesitenews.com)
    Feb 11, 2011
    OTTAWA, Ontario, February 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Canadian pro-family leaders are decrying Wednesday's passage of the 'transgender' bill through the House of Commons, and have called on the Senate to make the “prudent” choice ...
    Lifesite
  • Sunday Show Preview: 02.13.11 (mediabistro.com)
    Feb 11, 2011
    CBS' Face the Nation: Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada); Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). • CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley: John Negroponte, former US Ambassador to UN; Edward Walker, former US Ambassador to Egypt; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); ...
    mediabistro.com
  • Dan Patrick Says Sonogram Bill Is “Misunderstood” (blogs.babble.com)
    Feb 10, 2011
    One of the bill's promoters, state senator Dan Patrick says he's been misunderstood. It seems that requiring a sonogram before an abortion isn't really an ...
    Babble (blog)
  • SB 16 is waisting time and money (examiner.com)
    Feb 10, 2011
    Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston, sponsored the bill and was quoted by Houston Chronicle reporters, Joe Holley and Bobby Cervantes, saying "The real issue here is, what is Planned Parenthood's opposition to the bill?...They should praise this bill to say ...
    Examiner.com
  • I Am So Popular: Ask Me About My Abortion (austinist.com)
    Feb 10, 2011
    Rick Perry and Senator Dan Patrick are trying to push through legislation to force women to view ultrasounds prior to an abortion. While I am mostly opposed to corporal punishment, I would make an exception given a chance to watch these guys get their ...
    Austinist
  • LePage's budget speech: Fulfilling promises or more campaign rhetoric? (sunjournal.com)
    Feb 10, 2011
    AUGUSTA — Thomas Saviello, the Republican senator from Wilton, called Gov. Paul LePage's budget speech on Thursday the best he's heard in nine years. Sen. John Patrick, D-Rumford, said the only thing the governor ...
    Lewiston Sun Journal
  • "Should I Have Chicken or Beef, Senator Patrick?" (burntorangereport.com)
    Feb 10, 2011
    Today at their monthly luncheon, members of the Capital Area Democratic Women called Senator Dan Patrick's office on a matter of great importance: should they choose chicken, or beef as their taco filling today? Sen. Patrick is the battering ram behind ...
    Burnt Orange Report
  • Students evacuate from Egypt (middleburycampus.com)
    Feb 10, 2011
    Liz Ross, associate director of international programs and off-campus study, reported that the office of Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. and the State ...
    Middlebury Campus (subscription)
  • Texas Legislators Seek End to Tuition Set-Aside (texastribune.org)
    Feb 9, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and others have their way. Hours after Gov. Rick Perry in his State of the State address Tuesday laid out his plans to aid Texas families who “continue to struggle with the cost of higher education,” Patrick argued in a Senate ...
    Texas Tribune
  • State Abortion Bill Fans Flames of Ongoing Battle (kbtx.com)
    Feb 8, 2011
    ... eyes" but does not allow her to decline the information. State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston says he would present a new version of the bill that would allow the patient to avoid seeing the sonogram or listening to the heartbeat or the description.
    KBTX
  • HOW CONSERVATIVE IS “CONSERVATIVE”? (lezgetreal.com)
    Feb 8, 2011
    He also served as a foreign policy advisor for Senator John McCain during his presidential campaign. So, what does it take for a man like Bill Kristol to be labeled “not conservative”? “Now, people are more than entitled to their own opinions of how ...
    Lez Get Real
  • TV Pilot Production Listings (backstage.com)
    Feb 8, 2011
    Casting: Patrick J. Rush Casting, 3808 W. Riverside Dr., Ste. 201, Burbank, CA 91505. Shoot date TBA. The Doctor (Drama, CBS) After the death of her husband, a woman who gave up medicine 30 years ago to raise her children decides to give it another ...
    Back Stage
  • Two Anti-Communists at Odds (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)
    Feb 7, 2011
    At the time, Bell was a leading member of the American Committee for Cultural Freedom, an organization of anti-Communist writers and thinkers who were opposed to the Soviet Union but also deplored the “Red-hunting” investigations of Senator Joseph R. ...
    New York Times (blog)
  • Faces behind the budget cuts emerge (chron.com)
    Feb 6, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, suggesting bureaucracy be cut. That drew a sharp comment from Sen. Juan Hinojosa, D-McAllen, about "campaign rhetoric" versus hard decisions. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, said he thought lawmakers ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Pat Burke, football star for Lawrence High (boston.com)
    Feb 5, 2011
    “One of our players nicknamed him the Senator, because of his style and personality. Pat was also superstitious. He had a pregame ritual, and he also played cards the same way. I can still remember that curly hair, and I can still hear him now with ...
    Boston Globe
  • Cycle Swap; Neighborhood Development Awards; Round-ups (gazettechicago.com)
    Feb 4, 2011
    Dan Brandt, Nativity's pastor, officiated, and a champagne toast and group cake-cutting ceremony followed. The church will host its annual St. Patrick's Day party on Saturday, Feb. 26. Doors open at 6 pm, and a corned beef dinner will be served at 7 pm ...
    Gazette Chicago
  • Legislators share budget news at WHRSD breakfast meeting (southshorexpress.com)
    Feb 3, 2011
    “The governor has done remarkable in his House 1 budget in mitigating severe cuts on Chapter 70,” Senator Tom Kennedy said. “The cherry sheet's another story for local towns, but he has promised to hold back on education, and he's come through with ...
    Hanson Express (blog)
  • Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Shortfall? Texas Legislators Call Abortion Bills ... (blogs.alternet.org)
    Feb 3, 2011
    Anti-choice legislators, led by influential Republican senator Dan Patrick whose Harris County District 7 is one of the wealthiest in the state, have jumped at this chance to push a bevy of abortion-related legislation in Texas this session, ...
    AlterNet (blog)
  • Bill would give Texas schools relief from state mandates (dallasnews.com)
    Feb 2, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, would ease the 22-pupil class size limit in kindergarten through fourth grade. That drew a large number of comments during a public ...
    Dallas Morning News
  • 9/11 Family Members Demand Answers from the 9/11 Commission (scoop.co.nz)
    Feb 2, 2011
    After leaving the FBI in 2002, Mr. Sarshar provided the same information to various Congressional offices and investigators, such as staffers for the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senator Patrick Leahy. The Justice Department's Inspector General also ...
    Scoop.co.nz (press release)
  • Michael Williams on the Race for Texas Senate (biggovernment.com)
    Feb 2, 2011
    ... directly to issues and problems, offering sensible solutions. I wish Dan Patrick, who is not a Texas state senator would run. He is a true conservative.
    Big Government
  • Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Shortfall? Texas Legislators Call Abortion Bills ... (rhrealitycheck.org)
    Feb 2, 2011
    Anti-choice legislators, led by influential Republican senator Dan Patrick whose Harris County District 7 is one of the wealthiest in the state, ...
    RH Reality Check (blog)
  • The Social Security Trust Fund Myth (moneywatch.bnet.com)
    Feb 1, 2011
    The whole issue came to a head in 1990 when Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York introduced legislation that would rescind the 1983 payroll tax increase and return the Social Security program to a pay-as-you-go system. Moynihan?s position was ...
    CBS MoneyWatch.com (blog)
  • 9/11 Family Members Demand Answers from the 9/11 Commission: The Censored ... (opednews.com)
    Feb 1, 2011
    ... Judiciary Committee and the Committee's leading Democrat at the time, Senator Patrick Leahy, and the Justice Department's Inspector General Office. ...
    OpEdNews
  • Has there been enough change to believe in Obama? (outinjersey.net)
    Feb 1, 2011
    These were the skills that propelled him from an unknown Midwestern senator with a small base of support to winning the Democratic nomination for President over former First Lady and then Senator Hillary Clinton. He then routed Senator John McCain to ...
    Out In Jersey
  • TV Pilot Production Listings (backstage.com)
    Feb 1, 2011
    Veep (Drama, HBO) After a female senator is elected vice president, she finds out it's not at all what she bargained for. Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars. ...
    Back Stage
  • Senators uneasy about new Capitol security measures (statesman.com)
    Feb 1, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston . "A lot of the senators were unaware of the procedures \u2026 and what has been put in place," said Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler , chairman of the Senate Administration Committee. "They were unaware that we now have an alert ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • 9/11 Family Members Demand Answers: The Censored Testimony of FBI's Behrooz ... (opednews.com)
    Jan 31, 2011
    ... Judiciary Committee and the Committee's leading Democrat at the time, Senator Patrick Leahy, and the Justice Department's Inspector General Office. ...
    OpEdNews
  • Fox's fundraiser nets Democrats, lobbyists, even GOP (projo.com)
    Jan 30, 2011
    A former Republican minority leader, Goldberg represented South Kingstown as a state senator from 1983 to 1990. He has since emerged as an influential lobbyist, representing such diverse interests as Twin River, CVS Caremark, Deepwater Wind and the ...
    Providence Journal
  • + The murky Edo ACN primaries (independentngonline.com)
    Jan 30, 2011
    For instance, in Edo South, the incumbent, Senator Ehigie Uzamere who recently decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was announced as the party's flag bearer by the party's Publicity Secretary, Mr. Dan Owegie. But one of the contenders, ...
    Nigeria Daily Independent
  • Deval Patrick, state legislators push new parole laws for Massachusetts (masslive.com)
    Jan 30, 2011
    Associated PressMassachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who accepted the resignation of six members of the state parole board following the killing of Woburn police officer John Maguire by parolee Dominic Cinelli, is pushing for ...
    MassLive.com
  • Governorship Race: State of the parties (thenationonlineng.net)
    Jan 29, 2011
    They are: Patrick Yakowa, the governor, who is running on the ruling PDP's platform; Mohammed Aruwa, a former senator, who is the flag bearer of ANPP, Haruna Kajuru of CPC; Sani Sha'aban of ACN and ex-Governor Balarabe Musa of the Peoples Redemption ...
    The Nation Newspaper
  • Pulaski siblings' memorial mural to 9-11 draws praise by McHugh and they ... (watertowndailytimes.com)
    Jan 27, 2011
    Before that, he was a state senator from 1985 to 1993. Shortly after Mr. McHugh was named secretary of the Army by President Obama in the summer of 2009, the Balcom brothers and Stephen's daughter, Ilene,decided to put together another art project: a ...
    WatertownDailyTimes.com
  • NHL : A Look Back at Rule 48.1 at The All Star Break (bleacherreport.com)
    Jan 26, 2011
    Nick Foligno would deliver a center ice hit to the head of Patrick Dwyer in a 3-2 Senator victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Clearly a head-shot, Dwyer would get up immediately skate to the bench and didn't miss a shift the rest of the game. ...
    Bleacher Report
  • Despite Democratic delays, Voter ID inches toward passage (kvue.com)
    Jan 25, 2011
    I think the public is on the right side of this issue,” State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston said. “I think we're on the right side of this issue.”
    KVUE
  • RED BANK TELLS BUILDER: KNOCK 'EM DOWN (redbankgreen.com)
    Jan 25, 2011
    01.30 - Birding for Beginners at Sandy Hook Calling all bird nerds: join Patrick Belardo for a guided walking lecture on fundamentals of bird ID; ...
    redbankgreen
  • The King's Speech; Also, Is Rahm-bo A No Go In Chicago? (npr.org)
    Jan 25, 2011
    Mary Martin of Baltimore writes that Shriver was a "good and caring man" who would have "made a great governor, or senator, or vice president, or president. The nation could have used Sargent Shriver in public office." Joan Lawrence of Washington, DC, ...
    NPR (blog)
  • GOP House Leader at March for Life: permanent ban on taxpayer funding of ... (lifesitenews.com)
    Jan 24, 2011
    WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Speaking before a packed National Mall today at the 38th Annual National March ...
    Lifesite
  • Duncan charged with shepherding voter ID bill (gosanangelo.com)
    Jan 22, 2011
    Dan Patrick of Houston had suggested altering the rule to decrease the majority required to bring an issue to the Senate floor, something Duncan and other ...
    San Angelo Standard Times
  • Why I'm glad Keith Olbermann is gone (salon.com)
    Jan 22, 2011
    Back then, though, his prime-time broadcast, “The Big Show” (a nod to "SportsCenter," which he'd spent the previous five years co-anchoring with Dan Patrick), was as directionless as the network itself. Politics wasn't always the focus and news was ...
    Salon
  • Ryder talks Celts and Pats (audio.weei.com)
    Jan 21, 2011
    Not too much was that some soft rock easy -- it was like pat Bennett -- something in the background that senator like dead on him I dug my keys into the ...
    WEEI.com
  • Boise State Tribute to Idaho Basketball (louisianatech.scout.com)
    Jan 21, 2011
    Dan O'Brien, 1996 Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon. O'Brien was alaso a three-time World Champion (1991, 1993 and 1995) and five-time National Chlampion Decathlete. Jim Risch, Governor of Idaho and currently United States Senator. ...
    HereComeTheDawgs.com
  • Indexed Annuities Cap Gains, Obscure Fees as Sellers Earn Trip to Disney (bloomberg.com)
    Jan 20, 2011
    An amendment introduced by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin to the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law passed by Congress in July blocked the US Securities and Exchange Commission from overseeing the market. State insurance regulations aren't strict enough to ...
    Bloomberg
  • Senate approves waiting period before budget vote (statesman.com)
    Jan 19, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, had lobbied for changing to a three-fifths margin, saying the current rule improperly restricts debate on some key issues. ...
    Austin American-Statesman (blog)
  • Causes and cures to illegal immigration discussed at Llano Tea Party (llanonews.com)
    Jan 19, 2011
    ... Conservative Assembly will meet in Austin where a list of priority items will be presented to the 82nd Congress by State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston. ...
    The Llano News
  • Trying to move on from the Patriots loss (audio.weei.com)
    Jan 19, 2011
    This is what happened. And and Patrick Chung is a match. For. For saying what he -- The senator made a mistake. Senator made a mistake he thought it was ...
    WEEI.com
  • The Ninth Ward: Who cares what you think? A whole lot of people. (hometownannapolis.com)
    Jan 19, 2011
    That Iowa victory essentially made a junior first-term senator into President Obama. New Hampshire gave Hillary Clinton the edge over Obama in the 2008 ...
    Annapolis Capital
  • Anti-Immigrant Group's Comments Following Arizona Tragedy Are Shockingly ... (alternet.org)
    Jan 18, 2011
    The effort is fronted by Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, who is best known for working with FAIR to introduce SB 1070. Kris Kobach and Mike Hethmon, ...
    AlterNet
  • Editorial: Two-thirds rule still works (amarillo.com)
    Jan 17, 2011
    But at least one state senator, Dan Patrick, R-Houston, thinks the rule ought to go. Patrick told the Austin American-Statesman that the two-thirds rule ...
    Amarillo.com
  • + Emergence of new NASS in 2011 (independentngonline.com)
    Jan 16, 2011
    They include Senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial zone, Anyim Ude; Senator representing Ebonyi North zone, Anthony Agbo, and Ebonyi Central Senator, ...
    Nigeria Daily Independent
  • Top 15 Lawmakers to Watch in 2011 (golocalprov.com)
    Jan 16, 2011
    Dan Reilly, R- Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth This 21-year-old Providence College student was beat out by Senator Nick Kettle for the distinction of being ...
    GoLocalProv
  • Protests over Edo ACN primary results (thenationonlineng.net)
    Jan 15, 2011
    Hon Patrick Obahiagbon lost the Oredo Federal Constituency to Mr. Razaq Bello-Osagie, Group Capt Jim Adun was elected in Ikpoba-Okha/Egor Federal ...
    The Nation Newspaper
  • Vicki Kennedy Won't Challenge Brown For Senate (wbur.org)
    Jan 14, 2011
    Patrick Kennedy (DR.I.) — has been talking up his cousin, former Rep. Joe Kennedy. But Payne said he doesn't perceive the comments as a signal from the ...
    WBUR
  • Current, former Dallas-area politicians among possibilities for Kay Bailey ... (pegasusnews.com)
    Jan 14, 2011
    State Sen. Dan Patrick. Patrick is frequently rumored to be a candidate for a variety of statewide offices, including US Senate. ...
    Pegasus News
  • Sunday Show Preview: 01.16.11 (mediabistro.com)
    Jan 14, 2011
    •WJLA's energyNOW!: Florida Senator Bob Graham and Jack N. Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute.
    mediabistro.com
  • AP Interview: Brown reflects on a year in Congress (google.com)
    Jan 13, 2011
    Deval Patrick, the state's most prominent Democrat, has already ruled out a 2012 challenge, as has Vicki Kennedy, the senator's widow. ...
    The Associated Press
  • Hutchison's spot drawing high interest (chron.com)
    Jan 13, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the conservative radio talk-show host and founder of the Tea Party Caucus in the Texas Legislature. "I haven't even thought about it ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • PDP gov candidates: How they emerged (tribune.com.ng)
    Jan 11, 2011
    Those who withdrew were; Senator Ahmed Mohammed, Alhaji Issa Bio Ibrahim, Senator Makanjuola Ajadi, Chief Theophilus Bamigboye and Engineer Sunday Babalola. ...
    Nigerian Tribune
  • Lawmakers Differ Over Security in Wake of Arizona Shooting (politics.blogs.foxnews.com)
    Jan 11, 2011
    One senator thinks that increasing the amount of security for rank and file members isn't the best idea. "I would not want to see every member of Congress ...
    Fox News (blog)
  • Dan Gardner: Haiti's 'dynamic' culture, ruined country (fullcomment.nationalpost.com)
    Jan 11, 2011
    He opens his seminal book, The Central Liberal Truth, by quoting Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the legendary Democratic senator. “The central conservative truth ...
    National Post (blog)
  • Looking Back on Northville's Hollywood Year (northville.patch.com)
    Jan 10, 2011
    Last year outgoing State Senator Nancy Cassis (R-Novi) introduced bill 1571 which would reduce the tax incentives to 28 percent by 2011, then further reduce ...
    Patch
  • Na'abba, Eyiboh, Ufot-Ekaette lose National Assembly bids (thenationonlineng.net)
    Jan 9, 2011
    He defeated Senator Salihu Ohize, his predecessor, Senator Mohammed Salami Ohiare, former Deputy Governor Patrick Adaba and others. ...
    The Nation Newspaper
  • Amaechi, Babangida, Lamido, Elechi win (vanguardngr.com)
    Jan 9, 2011
    His withdrawal left Senator Baba Tela as the only aspirant opposing the governor. At the Niger State gubernatorial primaries held at the Trade fair complex ...
    Vanguard
  • Taoiseach confirms contacts with FitzPatrick (rte.ie)
    Jan 9, 2011
    Asked why the Green Party were concerned about today's revelations, Mr Ó Cuív said that Senator Dan Boyle tended to be concerned about everything. ...
    RTE.ie
  • The Legislature Comes to Town, With Drama and Debate (nytimes.com)
    Jan 8, 2011
    WHO TO WATCH Representative Wayne Christian, Republican of Center, and head of the Texas Conservative Coalition; and Senator Dan Patrick, Republican of ...
    New York Times
  • Anti-Immigration Legislation Could Cause Texas Millions in Lost Mexican Investors (hispanicallyspeakingnews.com)
    Jan 7, 2011
    In defense of immigration bills like Arizona's SB 1070, state Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said that even though most undocumented immigrants are only ...
    Hispanically Speaking News
  • The PI Week In Review (progressillinois.com)
    Jan 7, 2011
    In combination with State Sen. James Meeks' decision to bow out of the race, the ex-senator and ambassador instantly became the campaign's highest-profile ...
    Progress Illinois
  • PDP Guber Showdown: Beyond One Man One Vote (vanguardngr.com)
    Jan 6, 2011
    Bawa Bwari (Niger), Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), John Akpanudoedehe (Akwa Ibom) who were one time or the other notable PDP chieftains would not be ...
    Vanguard
  • Class size controversy debate rages in Houston (abclocal.go.com)
    Jan 6, 2011
    While the district won't admit that to us, State Senator Dan Patrick's office says Cy-Fair's administration is already lobbying hard to support his ...
    abc13.com

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  • State Senator Vows 2013 Push for Private-School Vouchers (burntorangereport.com)
    Aug 8, 2012
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, the Houston Republican who anchors the rightmost ... Patrick have been trying in vain to pass voucher legislation in Texas, transferring public tax dollars from public to private schools, for decades, session after session.
    Burnt Orange Report
  • Dewhurst, Cruz both get boosts in Senate bids (statesman.com)
    Aug 6, 2012
    Santorum, a socially conservative stalwart, had been running strong in Texas prior to leaving the presidential race last month. Dewhurst got a hat tip of his own from an influential conservative on Thursday. State Sen. Dan Patrick, a radio host from ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Tea party already setting the table in Austin (chron.com)
    Aug 5, 2012
    Patrick has big plans State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the outspoken voice of the far ... That issue will do more to impact the future of Texas and the quality of education than anything else we could do." Patrick envisions a cornucopia of conservative ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Tea party already setting the table in Austin (chron.com)
    Aug 5, 2012
    Patrick has big plans State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the outspoken voice of the far ... That issue will do more to impact the future of Texas and the quality of education than anything else we could do." Patrick envisions a cornucopia of conservative ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Impact of tea party studied (mysanantonio.com)
    Aug 5, 2012
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the outspoken voice of the far right ... That issue will do more to impact the future of Texas and the quality of education than anything else we could do.” Patrick envisions a cornucopia of conservative legislation ...
    MySanAntonio
  • Pols look to tea party impact on next legislative session (mysanantonio.com)
    Aug 4, 2012
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the outspoken voice of the far right ... That issue will do more to impact the future of Texas and the quality of education than anything else we could do.” Patrick envisions a cornucopia of conservative legislation ...
    MySanAntonio
  • In Senate Primary, Republican Leaders Take a Back Seat (nytimes.com)
    Aug 2, 2012
    the entire Texas Senate. “We’re going to have some people listening today that think this is rather extraordinary because they are going to say, ‘Who’s Ted Cruz running against — David Dewhurst or Dan Patrick?’ ” Mr. Patrick told Mr. Cruz.
    New York Times
  • Political Wisdom: Widening the Tea Party (blogs.wsj.com)
    Aug 2, 2012
    Key Reads: With Ted Cruz’s victory in Texas on Tuesday, the tea party is showing its strength in a number of Senate races around the country ... in a sign that the pick is coming soon, reports Patrick O’Connor in the WSJ.
    Wall Street Journal
  • Many expect Dewhurst, Senate to veer further right (statesman.com)
    Aug 2, 2012
    Will Texas' No. 2 politician take a hard turn to the right ... next year — with the ability to block bills and set the agenda," predicted state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, chairman of the Tea Party Caucus, who supported Dewhurst over Cruz.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Many expect Dewhurst, Senate to veer further right (statesman.com)
    Aug 2, 2012
    Will Texas' No. 2 politician take a hard turn to the right ... next year — with the ability to block bills and set the agenda," predicted state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, chairman of the Tea Party Caucus, who supported Dewhurst over Cruz.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Texas and the tea party (economist.com)
    Aug 2, 2012
    Republicans have controlled Texas for a long time and until recently ... who is generally considered a conservative. Dan Patrick, a senator from Houston, announced that he was starting a Tea Party Caucus. When the legislature reconvened, in 2011, the ...
    Economist.com
  • Texas and the tea party (economist.com)
    Aug 1, 2012
    Republicans have controlled Texas for a long time and until recently ... who is generally considered a conservative. Dan Patrick, a senator from Houston, announced that he was starting a Tea Party Caucus. When the legislature reconvened, in 2011, the ...
    Economist.com
  • Runoff''s storyline doesn't begin and end with ideology (kens5.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    And Texas could make three. But if that story line were correct ... was the de facto campaign mode for Republican politicians. And what about state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, who helped start the Tea Party caucus in the Legislature and ...
    KENS 5
  • Rural school district relies on Lubbock service center facing possible funding cuts (lubbockonline.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    For instance, to the director of ESC 10 in North Texas, Seliger asked what was its operating ... of assistance the centers provide to rural school districts. And Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, asked how often the centers review their programs.
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Election Day Today Could Spell Perry Troubles (austinchronicle.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    ... t get his number one guy wedged into a Republican safe seat like the junior US Senator for Texas? It could all also bode ill for Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston. The state's top Tea Partier has backed Dewhurst and Medina, but now his own ...
    Austin Chronicle
  • Rural school relies on centers (lubbockonline.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    For instance, to the director of ESC 10 in North Texas, Seliger asked what was its operating ... of assistance the centers provide to rural school districts. And Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, asked how often the centers review their programs.
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Senate runoff goes down to the wire (statesman.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    Some Texas tea party leaders issued a statement Monday aimed at countering Dewhurst campaign statements that the backing of state Sen. Dan Patrick, a tea party stalwart from Houston, indicated that Dewhurst had wide support from tea party voters.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Political games heat up for GOP (gosanangelo.com)
    Jul 30, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas — When the results of the Texas race for the ... while Staples has $1.6 million and Patterson has $666,000. Houston Sen. Dan Patrick is rumored to have his eye on higher office, and has $1.1 million in campaign funds.
    Standard-Times
  • Senate race to decide future of many Republicans (statesman.com)
    Jul 29, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas — When the results of the Texas race for the ... while Staples has $1.6 million and Patterson has $666,000. Houston Sen. Dan Patrick is rumored to have his eye on higher office, and has $1.1 million in campaign funds. A key question is ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Christians rally to support Chick-fil-A (examiner.com)
    Jul 29, 2012
    Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, North Carolina Congressional candidate Rich Hudson, Citizen Link, and International Christian Concern are all promoting the event. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary plans to buy students over 200 CFA ...
    Examiner
  • Dannie votes for Dew, gets taste of own medicine (blog.chron.com)
    Jul 27, 2012
    For years, Dan Patrick sat behind the microphone of KSEV in Houston and ... One of the classic Dannie tales is about the so-called Rainy Day fund. Courts had ordered Texas to revamp its school finance system and the elected officials of Texas had come ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • JoAnn Fleming Slams Patrick Over Dewhurst Endorsement (redstate.com)
    Jul 27, 2012
    JoAnn Fleming, Chair of the TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee in Texas has come out swinging on State Senator Dan Patrick over his endorsement of David Dewhurst for US Senator. She made it very clear that Patrick does not speak for the TEA ...
    RedState
  • Texas' GOP runoff for US Senate seat becomes tea party battleground (sacbee.com)
    Jul 27, 2012
    While Ted Cruz would go to Washington and serve at the pleasure of the special interests supporting his campaign, David Dewhurst will go to Washington to serve the people of Texas," Hirsch said. State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, who founded the ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Dewhurst wins support of Combs, Patrick (statesman.com)
    Jul 27, 2012
    Dan Patrick of Houston posted on Facebook that he would vote for Dewhurst. A conservative radio host, Patrick had declined to endorse in the race but did speak up several times to defend Dewhurst's conservative record in the Texas Senate. "Our record ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Senate hopeful Dewhurst leans on old-guard GOP (hosted2.ap.org)
    Jul 26, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As tea party superstars smelling an upset ... in a field featuring nine Republican senate hopefuls. Combs' nod came as state Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican, also endorsed Dewhurst. Patrick is a tea party favorite ...
    Associated Press
  • Senate hopeful Dewhurst leans on old-guard GOP (hosted2.ap.org)
    Jul 26, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As tea party superstars smelling an upset ... in a field featuring nine Republican senate hopefuls. Combs' nod came as state Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican, also endorsed Dewhurst. Patrick is a tea party favorite ...
    Associated Press
  • Dewhurst wins support of Combs, Patrick (statesman.com)
    Jul 26, 2012
    Dan Patrick of Houston posted on Facebook that he would vote for Dewhurst. A conservative radio host, Patrick had declined to endorse in the race but did speak up several times to defend Dewhurst's conservative record in the Texas Senate. "Our record ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • David Dewhurst, Texas Senate Candidate, Leans On GOP Establishment In Runoff (huffingtonpost.com)
    Jul 26, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas — As tea party superstars smelling an upset ... in a field featuring nine Republican senate hopefuls. Combs' nod came as state Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican, also endorsed Dewhurst. Patrick is a tea party favorite ...
    Huffington Post
  • Dan Patrick endorses Dewhurst (blog.chron.com)
    Jul 26, 2012
    Update: The advisory committee to the Texas Legislature’s Tea Party Caucus has released a statement saying Senator Dan Patrick’s endorsement does not represent the views of the committee. Patrick’s chief of staff, Logan Spence, said “Dan certainly ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • 200,000 Chick-fil-A fans sign-up to defend marriage, ‘eat mor chikin’ August 1 (lifesitenews.com)
    Jul 26, 2012
    “And that’s why I am joining Mike in his effort to fight for traditional values.” The event is also being promoted by Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink, Rev. Billy Graham, International Christian Concern, and the ...
    Lifesite
  • Senate hopeful Dewhurst leans on old-guard GOP (miamiherald.com)
    Jul 26, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas -- As tea party superstars smelling an upset close ... in a field featuring nine Republican senate hopefuls. Combs' nod came as state Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican, also endorsed Dewhurst. Patrick is a tea party favorite ...
    Miami Herald
  • Live Twitter Chat with Rep. Dan Patrick About Women's Health Quickly Got Hilariously Hostile (blogs.dallasobserver.com)
    Jul 24, 2012
    Texas Monthly editor Mimi Swartz wrote a great cover story this month about the disastrous year in women's health, a subject we've mentioned a few times here ourselves. This morning, Swartz invited Rep. Dan Patrick of Houston for a live Twitter chat about ...
    Dallas Observer (blog)
  • Mike Huckabee Calls For National 'Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day' (huffingtonpost.com)
    Jul 24, 2012
    State Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Texas) and the group Concerned Women for America have promoted the event, which is not affiliated with Chick-fil-A. So far, more than 80,000 people have signed up to participate in the event. UPDATE: 5:55 p.m. EST ...
    Huffington Post
  • Was Dewhurst ‘caught’? Is Cruz ‘tearing Texas conservatives down’? Flurry of new Senate ads goes up (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    Jul 23, 2012
    A pro-Dewhurst super PAC based in Houston aired an ad that seizes on Cruz’s on-air radio shout-a-thon with state Sen. Dan Patrick last month. It says Cruz “is attacking Texas conservatives Rick Perry and Dan Patrick … David Dewhurst, cutting spending ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • Schools rely more on Regional Education Service Centers as funding falls (amarillo.com)
    Jul 23, 2012
    Texas school districts, especially rural Texas Panhandle ... provide continuing education to teachers to ensure they understand evolving standards. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, questioned whether the service centers have too much influence ...
    Amarillo Globe-Times
  • Schools rely more on Regional Education Service Centers as funding falls (lubbockonline.com)
    Jul 23, 2012
    AMARILLO -- Texas school districts, especially rural Texas Panhandle ... provide continuing education to teachers to ensure they understand evolving standards. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, questioned whether the service centers have ...
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Working poor stand at center of Medicaid debate (deseretnews.com)
    Jul 23, 2012
    Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, a member of the Health and Human ... will increase government spending and wait times for medical treatment. Texas officials estimate it would cost the state $16 billion over 10 years to fully ...
    Deseret News
  • For Chisum, career hinges on victory in Railroad Commission runoff (amarillo.com)
    Jul 23, 2012
    For instance, the hard-fought Republican race of the U.S. Senate between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted ... John Carona of Dallas and Dan Patrick of Houston plus current and past railroad commissioners David ...
    Amarillo Globe-Times
  • Texas Latinos and Working Poor at Center of Medicaid Expansion Debate (latino.foxnews.com)
    Jul 22, 2012
    Texas already has one of the nation's most restrictive ... difficult to navigate and as a result can shorten life expectancies. Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, a member of the Health and Human Services Committee, said he believes ...
    FOX News
  • Working poor stand at center of Medicaid debate (bostonherald.com)
    Jul 22, 2012
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Jose Gallegos’ company eliminated employee ... difficult to navigate and as a result can shorten life expectancies. Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, a member of the Health and Human Services Committee ...
    Boston Herald
  • Senate: We need $3 billion from rainy day fund for budget (statesman.com)
    Jul 22, 2012
    "The last card up is $3 billion from the rainy day fund." Only Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, openly resisted the proposal during the hearing Wednesday night. He said the state will face a significant budget challenge in 2013, as well, and it would be ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • EDITORIAL: Vote Dewhurst for U.S. Senate (wacotrib.com)
    Jul 22, 2012
    In fact, Cruz and state Sen. Dan Patrick, a tea party favorite, almost came to blows over Cruz’s characterizations of the Texas Senate on Patrick’s radio show. By contrast, we’ve been impressed during Tribune-Herald editorial board meetings (both in ...
    Waco Tribune-Herald
  • Working poor stand at center of Medicaid debate (articles.boston.com)
    Jul 21, 2012
    Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, a member of the Health and Human ... will increase government spending and wait times for medical treatment. Texas officials estimate it would cost the state $16 billion over 10 years to fully ...
    Boston Globe
  • Page Turner: Mitt Romney Re-Groups (The Note) (abcnews.go.com)
    Jul 20, 2012
    Senator Patrick Leahy is a mild mannered judiciary committee chairman ... The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Dan Balz write: “Mitt Romney plans to depart next week for a visit to Britain, Israel and Poland, and the Republican ...
    ABC News
  • UPDATED: Dewhurst airs radio ad on ‘short fuse Cruz’ (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    Jul 19, 2012
    When I belatedly listened to the interview last week, I was struck by how you really don’t want to go on the air with Dan Patrick ... in Texas, California and Virginia, gleefully began calling Cruz “short fuse Cruz.” IRVING -- U.S. Senate hopeful ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • Texas senators hear about education centers (baytownsun.com)
    Jul 17, 2012
    Texas senators quizzed state officials and school superintendents ... provide ongoing training to teachers to ensure they understand evolving standards. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, questioned whether the centers are having too much influence over ...
    Baytown Sun
  • Texas senators hear about education centers (statesman.com)
    Jul 17, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas senators quizzed state officials and school ... provide ongoing training to teachers to ensure they understand evolving standards. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, questioned whether the centers are having too much influence ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Texas senators hear about education centers (sfgate.com)
    Jul 17, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas senators quizzed state officials and ... provide ongoing training to teachers to ensure they understand evolving standards. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, questioned whether the centers are having too much influence over ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Texas lawmakers examine public school rules (abclocal.go.com)
    Jul 17, 2012
    AUSTIN, TX -- Texas senators quizzed state officials and school ... provide ongoing training to teachers to ensure they understand evolving standards. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, questioned whether the centers are having too much influence over ...
    Abc Local Web
  • Texas senators hear about education centers (chron.com)
    Jul 17, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas senators quizzed state officials and ... provide ongoing training to teachers to ensure they understand evolving standards. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, questioned whether the centers are having too much influence over ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Governor visits Darrington Unit (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Jul 13, 2012
    Dan Patrick and Sen. John Whitmire. Started by the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the unit is home to the first prison seminary in Texas that allows inmates who are housed in the maximum security unit and meet certain requirements to receive a ...
    Your Houston News
  • Shop Talk: Carrying the Torch (rollcall.com)
    Jul 10, 2012
    Ron Paul (R-Texas) has launched to assist Libertarian ... Gallatin has offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Dan Lavey, president of Gallatin’s Portland, Ore., office, served as a senior strategist to former Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.)
    Roll Call Online
  • Don't Sell Scott Brown Short (huffingtonpost.com)
    Jul 9, 2012
    Will Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts win re-election this November ... with the possible exception of Gov. Deval Patrick. Warren is articulate, she's an economic populist, she combines insider experience with outsider credentials (how many ...
    Huffington Post
  • Senate hopefuls spar over their records (statesman.com)
    Jul 9, 2012
    including a reversal of the state law that allows illegal immigrants in Texas to pay in-state tuition at state universities. Dewhurst got an unlikely boost recently from state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, a conservative stalwart who has at times been at ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Senate hopefuls spar over their records (statesman.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    including a reversal of the state law that allows illegal immigrants in Texas to pay in-state tuition at state universities. Dewhurst got an unlikely boost recently from state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, a conservative stalwart who has at times been at ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Senate hopefuls spar over their records (statesman.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    including a reversal of the state law that allows illegal immigrants in Texas to pay in-state tuition at state universities. Dewhurst got an unlikely boost recently from state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, a conservative stalwart who has at times been at ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Editorial: Ted Cruz needs to turn down the heat (chron.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    Talk radio host and Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick is many things, but subtle is not one of them. So when he says that a fellow Republican is too confrontational, we'll take him at his word. (Imagine Gov. Rick Perry chastising someone for acting too Texan.)
    Houston Chronicle
  • Texas Lawmakers Try To Criminalize ‘Intrusive’ Patdowns But Mandate Ultrasounds (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    In Texas, they even have the same sponsor. A strict anti-abortion bill written by Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick went into effect earlier this year, requiring women seeking an abortion to first have a sonogram to ensure that they listen to their fetus’s ...
    TPM
  • EDITORIAL: Ted Cruz needs to turn down the heat (articles.orlandosentinel.com)
    Jul 5, 2012
    Talk radio host and Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick is many things, but subtle is not one of them. So when he says that a fellow Republican is too confrontational, we'll take him at his word. (Imagine Gov. Rick Perry chastising someone for acting too Texan.)
    Orlando Sentinel
  • Texas Republicans: Get your hand off my butt and go see what she's hiding in that thar vagina (dailykos.com)
    Jul 5, 2012
    That's why, via Benjy Sarlin at TPM, some Texas Republicans are introducing bills to crackdown on all that inappropriate government-mandated touching: [State Sen. Dan Patrick] wrote a separate bill that would have criminalized patdowns from TSA ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Senate hopefuls spar over their records (statesman.com)
    Jul 4, 2012
    including a reversal of the state law that allows illegal immigrants in Texas to pay in-state tuition at state universities. Dewhurst got an unlikely boost recently from state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, a conservative stalwart who has at times been at ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Perry visits prison seminary program near Houston (statesman.com)
    Jul 4, 2012
    "It was awesome," state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said of the surprise visit ... which is operated at no cost to Texas taxpayers by the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Whitmire, who teamed with Patrick to push prison officials to open ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Perry visits prison seminary program near Houston (statesman.com)
    Jul 4, 2012
    "It was awesome," state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said of the surprise visit ... which is operated at no cost to Texas taxpayers by the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Whitmire, who teamed with Patrick to push prison officials to open ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Perry visits prison seminary program near Houston (statesman.com)
    Jul 4, 2012
    "It was awesome," state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said of the surprise visit ... which is operated at no cost to Texas taxpayers by the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Whitmire, who teamed with Patrick to push prison officials to open ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Senate stirs pot with TSA groping bill, sanctuary cities (statesman.com)
    Jul 3, 2012
    Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, amped up his public beef with fellow ... In the letter delivered to legislative leaders Tuesday, U.S. Attorney John Murphy of San Antonio warned: "Texas has no authority to regulate federal agents and employees in the ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Local churches celebrate Independence Day, veterans (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Jul 2, 2012
    Close to 50 servicemen and women arrived in uniform, including men from the 11th Texas Field Artillery who fired a 10# Parrott Gun replica twice during the ceremony. State Sen. Dan Patrick attended and thanked the service members for their dedication and ...
    Your Houston News
  • Seliger could lead Senate committee (amarillo.com)
    Jul 1, 2012
    Seliger, who said he’d love to be appointed Education Committee chairman, and Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, are the most mentioned contenders for the panel’s chairmanship. But unless the expected changes in the Texas Senate materialize ...
    Amarillo Globe-Times
  • Politics, ideology clash over expanding Medicaid (chron.com)
    Jul 1, 2012
    Rick Perry and other Texas leaders have shown little interest in participating ... "If Romney wins, it takes a lot of pressure off the Legislature," said state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston. "If Obama wins, then we're going to have to deal with a complex ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Cruz's attacks on Dewhurst rile colleagues (mysanantonio.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    The tension led to a bit of a tea party tempest when Cruz last week went on Sen. Dan Patrick's radio show. The two — both of whom have strong tea party ties — heatedly argued over matters including Cruz's characterization of legislative issues.
    MySanAntonio
  • Ideology, rhetoric clash on Medicaid (mysanantonio.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    Rick Perry and other Texas leaders have shown little interest in participating ... it takes a lot of pressure off the Legislature,” said state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston. “If (President Barack) Obama wins, then we're going to have to deal with ...
    MySanAntonio
  • Ideology, rhetoric clash on Medicaid (mysanantonio.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    Rick Perry and other Texas leaders have shown little interest in participating ... it takes a lot of pressure off the Legislature,” said state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston. “If (President Barack) Obama wins, then we're going to have to deal with ...
    MySanAntonio
  • Texas tea party feud pits Cruz against Patrick (theeagle.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    ... Long-simmering tensions between tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and Sen. Dan Patrick, a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature, have boiled over during a radio interview. Cruz, a former state solicitor general ...
    Bryan College Station Eagle
  • Texas tea party feud pits Cruz against Patrick (lubbockonline.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    ... Long-simmering tensions between tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and Sen. Dan Patrick, a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature, have boiled over during a radio interview. Cruz, a former state solicitor general ...
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Cruz blasts Dewhurst edits in TV ad (blog.chron.com)
    Jun 29, 2012
    The quote actually came from his appearance on state Sen. Dan Patrick’s radio show broadcast from KSEV ... Steiker, law professor at the University of Texas, said Cruz can argue a grey area regarding his involvement in the case because the phrase ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Who’s Ted Cruz running against?’ (blog.mysanantonio.com)
    Jun 29, 2012
    U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, got into it in this radio interview – and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s campaign is heavily selling it as a “train wreck appearance” and “epic meltdown” while seeking to bestow ...
    MySanAntonio
  • Texas tea party feud pits Cruz against Patrick (newschannel10.com)
    Jun 29, 2012
    ... tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate and a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature have boiled over. Former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Sen. Dan Patrick yelled at each other during a lengthy radio interview Thursday. Cruz appeared ...
    KFDA
  • Texas tea party feud pits Cruz against Patrick (oregonlive.com)
    Jun 29, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Long-simmering tensions between tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and Sen. Dan Patrick, a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature, have boiled over during a radio interview. Cruz, a former state solicitor ...
    Oregonian
  • Texas Tea Party Feud Pits Cruz, Patrick (kwtx.com)
    Jun 29, 2012
    ... tensions between tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who’s a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature have boiled over. Cruz and Patrick yelled at each other during a lengthy ...
    KWTX
  • Who’s Ted Cruz running against?’ (blog.chron.com)
    Jun 29, 2012
    U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, got into it in this radio interview – and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s campaign is heavily selling it as a “train wreck appearance” and “epic meltdown” while seeking to bestow ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Cruz, Patrick Have Heated Debate on Dewhurst's Record (myhighplains.com)
    Jun 29, 2012
    AUSTIN -- Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, had a volatile exchange Thursday on Patrick's Houston-based radio show in which Patrick accused Cruz of lying and running an overly negative campaign. Cruz ...
    Myhighplains.com
  • Political wordsmith Mark Miner nicknames “Short Fuse Cruz” (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    Jun 29, 2012
    Now Miner is back. He’s working for Dewhurst. And the campaign has posted a fiery interview Thursday of Cruz on Sen. Dan Patrick’s radio show. The interview is a spirited back and forth, with Cruz turning his fire repeatedly on Patrick, calling him a ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • Montgomery County July 4 events (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Jun 29, 2012
    This year’s guest speaker will be state Sen. Dan Patrick. Individuals who are able to attend the ... Public access is available only at Lake Conroe Park, located at 14968 Texas 105 West, but businesses along the lake are anticipating large crowds for ...
    Your Houston News
  • Affordable Care Act Stands (austinchronicle.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    The Texas Democratic Party was ... And now, here's some statements from the stamping-their-feet-in-anger wing of the GOP: First up, Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who seems to have passed out on his caps lock key when he tweeted: ROBERTS SHOCKS ...
    Austin Chronicle
  • State business leaders push back against school testing critics (statesman.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    The Texas Coalition for a Competitive Workforce ... concerned that the new tests would prompt more students to drop out of high school. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said he was supportive of STAAR and the business community's ultimatum on accountability.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Texas taxpayers increasingly foot bill for bariatric surgery (pegasusnews.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said that in light of the Tribune ... While Medicare spending on bariatric surgeries in Texas has marched up steadily, Medicaid has seen a dramatic spike — the result of the state making supplemental ...
    Pegasus News
  • Texas taxpayers increasingly foot bill for weight-loss surgery (khou.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    A Texas Tribune analysis of federal and state health care ... especially in light of the rampant abuse of the system across the state.” State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said that in light of the Tribune’s analysis, he has asked HHSC's ...
    KHOU
  • State Spending for Weight-Loss Surgery Increases (nytimes.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    A Texas Tribune analysis of federal and state health care ... especially in light of the rampant abuse of the system across the state.” State Senator Dan Patrick, Republican of Houston, said that in light of The Tribune’s analysis, he ...
    New York Times
  • Texas taxpayers increasingly foot bill for weight-loss surgery (khou.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    A Texas Tribune analysis of federal and state health care ... especially in light of the rampant abuse of the system across the state.” State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said that in light of the Tribune’s analysis, he has asked HHSC's ...
    KHOU
  • TexMessage: Texas taxpayers footing the bill for more surgeries (blog.mysanantonio.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    The amount of taxpayer dollars used to pay for weight loss surgery for the elderly and the indigent is growing, the Texas Tribune found ... for a review of the financial process. “State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said that in light of the Tribune ...
    MySanAntonio
  • Mims set to host 22nd Celebrate America event (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    This year’s guest speaker will be state Sen. Dan Patrick, known for his political activism and book “The Second Most Important Book You Will Ever Read.” Patrick also recently produced the Christian film “The Heart of Texas.” Kendrick called him ...
    Your Houston News
  • Texas taxpayers increasingly foot bill for weight-loss surgery (khou.com)
    Jun 24, 2012
    A Texas Tribune analysis of federal and state health care ... especially in light of the rampant abuse of the system across the state.” State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said that in light of the Tribune’s analysis, he has asked HHSC's ...
    KHOU
  • Texas taxpayers increasingly foot bill for weight-loss surgery (kvue.com)
    Jun 24, 2012
    A Texas Tribune analysis of federal and state health care ... especially in light of the rampant abuse of the system across the state.” State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said that in light of the Tribune’s analysis, he has asked HHSC's ...
    KVUE
  • Business Highlights (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 22, 2012
    The Black Keys are comprised of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. Musician-producer Brian Burton ... Buffet's Berkshire buys Waco newspaper WACO, Texas (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is expanding its newsprint division ...
    AP - msnbc.com
  • Business Highlights (finance.yahoo.com)
    Jun 22, 2012
    The Black Keys are comprised of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. Musician-producer Brian Burton ... Buffet's Berkshire buys Waco newspaper WACO, Texas (AP) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is expanding its ...
    Yahoo Finance
  • New (sort of) Dewhurst ad again pursues Cruz’s Chinese tire ties (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    Jun 22, 2012
    It’s a partial quote from a radio interview with State Sen. Dan Patrick from May. The full quote from Cruz ... about the ad in the KERA debate tonight at 8 p.m. (Hat tip to The Texas Tribune for posting the ad.) UPDATED, 4:55 p.m.: See the jump ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • House speaker calls pat-down bill a stunt (statesman.com)
    Jun 21, 2012
    Texas House Speaker Joe Straus unleashed a rare verbal ... The measure died in the Senate in the regular session, when Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the sponsor, withdrew the bill from consideration after he lost the votes necessary to debate and pass it.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Rep. Dan Lungren defends fraudulent voter registration drive (dailykos.com)
    Jun 21, 2012
    FL-Sen: I have to admit, I rather liked having ex-Sen ... More details are available at the link. • FL-18: Democrat Patrick Murphy has won the DCCC's "grassroots champion" contest that you probably got some spam about at some point or another.
    DAILY KOS
  • Republican delegates attend convention (sealynews.com)
    Jun 21, 2012
    The Austin County Republican Party sent a total of 18 of 19 elected delegates and 12 of 18 elected alternate delegates to the Republican Party of Texas state convention ... Florida along with national delegate Dan Patrick and three others from CD10.
    Sealy News Onlines
  • "Face the Nation" transcripts 2012 (cbsnews.com)
    Jun 18, 2012
    Guests include:Texas Governor Rick Perry ... The Washington Post's Dan Balz and Time Magazine's Joe Klein. Guests include: Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, former Vermont Governor ...
    CBS News
  • DAN THOMASSON: Leak investigation unlikely to get very far (gosanangelo.com)
    Jun 17, 2012
    The ill-conceived and politically naive investigation by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald into the politically ... Ten years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Sen. Frank Church tried to intimidate reporters into revealing the source ...
    Standard-Times
  • Police: Shots fired on steps of Texas Capitol (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 14, 2012
    Sen. Leticia Van De Putte wrote on her Twitter page that she was also inside. Republican Sen. Dan Patrick said on his Twitter page that he wasn't in the office but his staff called security. "An individual came into my Austin Senate office today ...
    msnbc.com
  • Report outlines growth potential for Latino voting population (lubbockonline.com)
    Jun 13, 2012
    As Texas readies for a summer battle against ... Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands; Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio; Dan Patrick, R-Houston; Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth; Rodney Ellis, D-Houston; and former Sen. Ken Armbrister. Several staff members ...
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • GOP lawmakers ask Holder to probe harassment of conservative bloggers (myfoxny.com)
    Jun 9, 2012
    Kenny Marchant (R-Texas) sent a letter Thursday to Attorney General Eric Holder ... His letter echoed request for action by GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). At least two conservative pundits have reported being victims of the so-called "SWAT-ing ...
    myfoxny.com
  • To Texas Republicans, Santorum’s a rock star (dallasnews.com)
    Jun 9, 2012
    If Santorum had come to Texas to promote Romney’s election in the fall ... Pennsylvania to becoming a key figure in the party,” said Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston. “He’s going to be active in the party,” said Patrick ...
    Dallas Morning News
  • Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers (news.yahoo.com)
    Jun 7, 2012
    A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen.
    YAHOO!
  • Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers (abcnews.go.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    Just after midnight on July 1, 2011, Patrick Frey, a deputy District Attorney in Los ... he claimed to have once sold marijuana to then-vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle. The group of conservative bloggers organized “Everybody Blog ...
    ABC News
  • Attorney general has ruled; appraisal districts must comply (news-journal.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    Dan Patrick, and Rep. Ken Paxton for having the courage to ... not only in Morris County but every county in Texas.” Sen. Eltife said he was pleased with the attorney general’s opinion. "This opinion affirms that the intent of the ...
    Longview News-Journal
  • Who will guide re-making of Texas public education? (dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com)
    Jun 5, 2012
    Is Dan Patrick, Shapiro’s vice chair, up to the job in the Senate? Who’s got the talent for policy and dealmaking to move education bills in the House? Does Joe Straus want to call on Dan Branch, who’s worked wonders getting major higher ed money ...
    Dallas Morning Views Blog
  • US Rep. Loebsack coasts to victory; incumbents faring well in Iowa (wcfcourier.com)
    Jun 4, 2012
    Dolan, 52, has highlighted his work as an electrician and homebuilder who launched his own company, Dan ... Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, after voting in the Iowa primary. Loebsack, opposed by state Sen.
    Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier
  • When party affiliation could be a liability, campaign ads focus on the personal (corsicanadailysun.com)
    Jun 4, 2012
    Another atmospheric ad records the good tidings exchanged during a St. Patrick's Day parade in Worcester ... let the candidate tell his or her story, said Dan Kully, who has done ads for Tester's two Senate campaigns. "He is so authentic and so unique ...
    Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Who will guide re-making of Texas public education? (dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com)
    Jun 3, 2012
    Is Dan Patrick, Shapiro’s vice chair, up to the job in the Senate? Who’s got the talent for policy and dealmaking to move education bills in the House? Does Joe Straus want to call on Dan Branch, who’s worked wonders getting major higher ed money ...
    Dallas Morning Views Blog
  • Sunday’s TV news shows (azstarnet.com)
    Jun 3, 2012
    WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: • “Arizona Week,” 10:30 a.m., Channel 6 — Patrick McWhortor ... Republican National Committee chairman; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas; former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa.
    Arizona Daily Star
  • SUNday's TV news shows (azstarnet.com)
    Jun 2, 2012
    WASHINGTON - Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: • "Arizona Week," 10:30 a.m., Channel 6 - Patrick McWhortor ... Republican National Committee chairman; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas; former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa. • CNN's "State of ...
    Arizona Daily Star
  • First chili challenge a success, Baxter says (yourhoustonnews.com)
    May 31, 2012
    Baxter employed young volunteers to use clickers for people coming and leaving the event to count attendance, he said, and there were 1,376 people that came to the event in total, including Texas Senator Dan Patrick and State Rep. Allen Fletcher ...
    Your Houston News
  • The attorney general has ruled; appraisal districts must comply (news-journal.com)
    May 31, 2012
    Dan Patrick, and Rep. Ken Paxton for having the courage to ... not only in Morris County but every county in Texas.” Sen. Eltife said he was pleased with the attorney general’s opinion. "This opinion affirms that the intent of the ...
    Longview News-Journal
  • State Sen. Dan Patrick visits Lone Star College-University Park (yourhoustonnews.com)
    May 31, 2012
    State Sen. Dan Patrick visited Lone Star College-University Park May 23 ... High and Lone Star College “offers one of the greatest opportunities for students in Texas and the nation,” said Sen. Patrick. “I get excited when I see real innovation ...
    Your Houston News
  • Cruz forces Dewhurst into runoff in U.S. Senate race (katytimes.com)
    May 31, 2012
    The Republican race for U.S. Senate will head to a run-off July 31 as the two top ... percent), while KP Geroge had 3,553 votes (49.26 percent). District 7 incumbent Dan Patrick, District 17 incumbent Joan Huffman and District 18 incumbent Glen Hegar ...
    Katy Times
  • So, just what happened in Texas last night? (dailykos.com)
    May 31, 2012
    Under Texas law, if there's a vacancy in the Lieutenant Governor's office, the state Senate elects one of their own to fill the vacancy until the next election. The two contenders most talked about are Dan Patrick (R-Houston) and John Carona (R-Dallas.)
    DAILY KOS
  • Poll: Craddick, Parker lead Railroad Commission races (amarillo.com)
    May 29, 2012
    Candidates in the two crowded Republican primary races for the Texas Railroad Commission ... with 28 percent, followed by state Sen. Dan Patrick, with 23 percent; Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, with 11 percent; Agriculture Commissioner ...
    Amarillo Globe-Times
  • Playbook: Memorial Day edition (politico.com)
    May 28, 2012
    ALSO SPOTTED: DSCC’s Nathan Click and Patrick McHugh, DCCC’s Abby Curran, Sen. Bill Nelson Finance Director Jon Adrabi, AFT’s Marcus Mrowka, Rep. Louise Slaughter Finance Director Chris Harris, Small Business Administration’s Dan Jones and AARP’s ...
    Politico.com
  • A tall order for tall job in Texas Senate (statesman.com)
    May 26, 2012
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, has proposed. Such a move would mean that the GOP leadership wouldn't even have to put a pretense of consulting with Democratic senators before moving legislation. Underlying the Capitol talk about the post-Dewhurst Texas Senate is ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Mourners gather for funeral of Mary Richardson Kennedy (myfoxdfw.com)
    May 26, 2012
    Kennedy was found dead of an apparent suicide Wednesday at the family's estate The eldest of her four children were among the Pall Bearers helping guide Mary Richardson Kennedy's casket from St. Patrick's Church ... Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Edward ...
    MyFox Dallas
  • Dan Patrick says Dewhurst ‘has supported me 98 percent of the time’ (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    May 25, 2012
    Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick, while maintaining he’s neutral in the U.S. Senate race, says Republican front-runner David Dewhurst has marched in virtual lockstep with him in the Legislature. Patrick, R-Houston, said on his Facebook page Thursday that ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/25 (dailykos.com)
    May 25, 2012
    7:32 AM PT: IL-Gov, IL-Sen: You may have seen that Patrick ... TX-Sen: Mike Huckabee, no longer looking as svelte as he did during his failed presidential run four years ago, promises that David Dewhurst will "stay conservative." UT-Sen ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Charlie Sheen wins Lawrence Taylor Super Bowl ring (myfoxdfw.com)
    May 25, 2012
    "The Dan Patrick Show" reached out to Sheen for confirmation ... 22-year-old Marina Keegan was going to move into a Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment with four friends this Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has raised a new concern about the metal bristles ...
    MyFox Dallas
  • Dave McNeely: Limiting lieutenant governor's powers (reporternews.com)
    May 25, 2012
    The Texas lieutenant governor ... One reason is simply because there could be a new lieutenant governor. Another is that Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, a right-wing radio talk show host, is considering running for the job in the 2014 election.
    Abilene Reporter-News
  • McNeely: Trimming the power (news-journal.com)
    May 24, 2012
    The Texas lieutenant governor, who presides over the Texas Senate ... One reason is simply because there could be a new lieutenant governor. Another is that Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, a right-wing radio talk show host, is considering running for the ...
    Longview News-Journal
  • Christi Craddick, Greg Parker lead railroad commission races, according to poll (lubbockonline.com)
    May 22, 2012
    Candidates in the two crowded Republican primary races for the Texas Railroad Commission ... with 28 percent, followed by state Sen. Dan Patrick, with 23 percent; Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, with 11 percent; Agriculture Commissioner ...
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Sam Malone out at KSEV, will be replaced by TV host, former SEAL ‘Mack’ Machowicz (blog.chron.com)
    May 21, 2012
    Malone, who had been at KSEV since April 2010 after a 12-year run at KRBE (104.1 FM) and three years at KHMX (96.5 FM), said he was told last week by state Sen. Dan Patrick, KSEV’s owner, that the station was “going in another direction” with its ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Teachers unprepared for new standards (lubbockonline.com)
    May 19, 2012
    West asked his fellow senators. “If not, we ought to shut up.” Conservative Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, complained that the Texas higher education system does not properly train teachers and that schools don’t spend money efficiently.
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Teachers need better training, higher salaries, official says (statesman.com)
    May 19, 2012
    West asked his fellow senators. "If not, we ought to shut up." Conservative Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said that Texas' higher education system does not properly train teachers and schools don't spend money efficiently. "Everyone wants to fix this but I ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Official: Teachers unprepared for new standards (www2.wnct.com)
    May 18, 2012
    West asked his fellow senators. "If not, we ought to shut up." Conservative Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, complained that the Texas higher education system does not properly train teachers and that schools don't spend money efficiently.
    WNCT
  • Senate committee holds hearing on teachers (abclocal.go.com)
    May 18, 2012
    West asked his fellow senators. "If not, we ought to shut up." Conservative Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, complained that the Texas higher education system does not properly train teachers and that schools don't spend money efficiently. "Everyone wants to ...
    Abc Local Web
  • Official: Teachers unprepared for new standards (elpasotimes.com)
    May 18, 2012
    West asked his fellow senators. "If not, we ought to shut up." Conservative Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, complained that the Texas higher education system does not properly train teachers and that schools don't spend money efficiently.
    El Paso Times
  • House-Senate committee on school finance begins work (dallasnews.com)
    May 18, 2012
    Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican on the committee ... schools and is unfairly distributing the money that it does spend. Public schools in Texas are funded with a combination of local property taxes and state aid.
    Dallas Morning News
  • Dave McNeely: Patrick-Carona dust-up latest for Senate (panews.com)
    May 17, 2012
    Dan Patrick, the very conservative Republican radio host from ... who he called a “snake oil salesman,” was trying to sandbag Carona’s attempt to preside over the Texas Senate, while promoting his own. Both hope to preside over the Texas Senate ...
    Port Arthur News
  • Wonkbook: Of course Boehner wants another debt-ceiling showdown (washingtonpost.com)
    May 16, 2012
    INTERVIEW: Sen. Tom Coburn on defusing the debt bomb ... according to Federal Reserve data." Patrick Reis in Politico. @BCAppelbaum: This whole JPM story underscores one reason we don't have effective financial regulation: Our public officials ...
    Washington Post
  • 60 Mayors Urge Congressional Leaders To Include Protections For Domestic Violence In Senate-Passed Bill (sacbee.com)
    May 16, 2012
    1925, the bipartisan Senate bill to reauthorize the Violence Against ... RI Raul Salinas Mayor of Laredo, TX Michael McGinn Mayor Seattle, WA Dan Devine Mayor of West Allis, WI Lori Moseley Mayor of Miramar, FL Shawn Connors Pecatonica, IL ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Texas Senate District 5 candidates tout conservative records (statesman.com)
    May 16, 2012
    Rick Perry, state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, state Agriculture Commissioner Todd ... said his voting record in the House makes him "the most conservative representative in Central Texas." Schwertner, an orthopedic surgeon, said that education, health ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Houston senator calls gay attack by Dallas Sen. John Carona ‘vicious,’ defends his marriage (dallasvoice.com)
    May 11, 2012
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, clarified Thursday that he and his ... Patrick’s response demanded an apology. He told the Texas Tribune that his marriage of 37 years is not breaking up and confirmed notions that he and Carona were at odds over ...
    Dallas Voice
  • Texas: David Dewhurst Appointed 32 Democrat Committee Chairs and Worked With Liberal Democrats to Kill Conservative Legislation (rightsidenews.com)
    May 11, 2012
    David Dewhurst appointed [Sen ... that flights in Texas might have to be canceled if the state tried to prosecute TSA screeners for inappropriate touching, Dewhurst decided that the bill, sponsored by conservative standard-bearer Dan Patrick, was a ...
    Right Side News
  • New U.S. Senate race poll gives big edge to Dewhurst (mywesttexas.com)
    May 11, 2012
    Texas Comptroller Susan Combs was in the lead, with 28 percent, followed by state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, 15 percent; Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, 7 percent; Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, 5 percent; Ed Emmett, 5 percent ...
    My West Texas
  • Quote of the Week (austinchronicle.com)
    May 10, 2012
    "Put bluntly, I believe you are a snake oil salesman; a narcissist that would say anything to draw attention to himself." – Dallas Sen. John Carona, in an email exchange with fellow GOP Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston (pictured)
    Austin Chronicle
  • A look back at Senator Richard Lugar’s career (journalgazette.net)
    May 9, 2012
    Vice President-elect Dan Quayle, right, with Sen. Richard Lugar ... shares a laugh with Senators Patrick Leahy of Vermont, left, and Richard Lugar of Indiana, second from left, Rep. E. (Kika) De La Garza of Texas, and Agriculture Secretary ...
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
  • A look back at Senator Richard Lugar’s career (journalgazette.net)
    May 9, 2012
    Vice President-elect Dan Quayle, right, with Sen. Richard Lugar ... shares a laugh with Senators Patrick Leahy of Vermont, left, and Richard Lugar of Indiana, second from left, Rep. E. (Kika) De La Garza of Texas, and Agriculture Secretary ...
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
  • Senators Dispute Turns Ugly and Public (myfoxhouston.com)
    May 8, 2012
    HOUSTON - The habitual graciousness practiced between senators at the Texas Capitol's upper chamber has been shattered by an ugly spat that's gone public at breakneck speed. In a nutshell, Houston State Senator Dan Patrick fired off an e-mail to ...
    MyFox Houston
  • Dewhurst wins? (blog.chron.com)
    May 8, 2012
    David Dewhurst at 51 percent, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz at 16 percent ... while unannounced candidate Dan Patrick, the state senator from Houston, was in second place with 15 percent. Thirty-nine percent were “not sure/refused.”
    Houston Chronicle
  • State Sen. John Carona suggests colleague, likely opponent in lieutenant governor’s race is gay (dallasvoice.com)
    May 8, 2012
    State Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, has allegedly spread word throughout the Texas Senate that fellow Republican Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston is having marital problems. Leaked emails published by political news website the Quorum Report reveal that Patrick ...
    Dallas Voice
  • Carona to Patrick: I never said you were divorcing. Or gay. (blog.chron.com)
    May 8, 2012
    You can always take in the drama in the Texas Senate. The Quorum Report scored a scoop highlighting the animosity between Republican Sens. John Carona, of Dallas, and Dan Patrick, of Houston — complete with Patrick accusing Carona of lying about Patrick ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Patrick Carona emails drag politics to a new low (chron.com)
    May 7, 2012
    Miss Manners would swoon upon reading the exchange between Republican Senators Dan Patrick of Houston and John ... David Dewhurst is elected to the U.S. Senate this November. If he is, the members of the Texas Senate will choose his replacement.
    Houston Chronicle
  • Email Slapfight in the Texas Senate (austinist.com)
    May 7, 2012
    A bizarre slapfight via email in the Texas Senate has political observers and politicians alike watching in bemusement. The fracas began with a seemingly impetuous email. This weekend, Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston), sent out a blast email to ...
    Austinist
  • Senate spat heads straight for gutter (amarillo.com)
    May 7, 2012
    two members of the Texas Senate are engaging in a public spitting match that has gotten loathsome almost beyond description. Republican state Sens. Dan Patrick of Houston and John Carona of Dallas have been sending emails not just to each other ...
    Amarillo Globe-Times
  • Carona to Patrick: I never said you were divorcing. Or gay. (blog.mysanantonio.com)
    May 7, 2012
    You can always take in the drama in the Texas Senate. The Quorum Report scored a scoop highlighting the animosity between Republican Sens. John Carona, of Dallas, and Dan Patrick, of Houston — complete with Patrick accusing Carona of lying about Patrick ...
    MySanAntonio
  • Sens. Patrick and Carona face off over rumors about Patrick's marriage (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    May 7, 2012
    Dan Patrick of Houston ... alleged rumors that Patrick and his wife are separating - rumors that were forcefully denied by Patrick. The verbal fracas came to light in an e-mail sent by Patrick (right) to his 30 senate colleagues accusing Carona of ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • State Sens. Carona, Patrick square off over rumors about Patrick's marriage (dallasnews.com)
    May 7, 2012
    Dan Patrick of Houston ... alleged rumors that Patrick and his wife are separating - rumors that were forcefully denied by Patrick. The verbal fracas came to light in an e-mail sent by Patrick to his 30 senate colleagues accusing Carona of ...
    Dallas Morning News
  • State Senate District 5 candidates debate conservative values (theeagle.com)
    May 6, 2012
    In addition to Ogden, he has been endorsed by Gov. Rick Perry, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, state Sen. Dan Patrick, the National Rifle Association and the Young Conservatives of Texas. Schwertner joined the race after spending two ...
    Bryan College Station Eagle
  • Robert Caro’s masterpiece of biography follows Lyndon Johnson to Dallas—and the White House (economist.com)
    May 4, 2012
    Kennedy had just been assassinated in Johnson’s home state of Texas. Americans were weeping in the streets ... is described as a “bull castrated very late in life” (Daniel Patrick Moynihan), a “great horse in a very small corral” (Bill Moyers ...
    Economist.com
  • City council candidates list accomplishments (katytimes.com)
    May 1, 2012
    I am politically minded but I do not particularly care for “career politicians.”  As for my political experience, I campaigned for State Senator Dan Patrick.  I have been blogging for years about federal and state political issues and feel that I ...
    Katy Times
  • America's deadly embrace (wnd.com)
    Apr 30, 2012
    How numb are we? In this context, I recently conducted an exclusive interview with Texas Sen. Dan Patrick. Patrick has succeeded in passing reasoned and sound legislation requiring that abortion clinics show sonograms to their prospective female clients.
    WND.com
  • GJ HISTORY: A forgotten founder - Capt. Richard Daniel Mobley, first elected judge of Mesa County (gjfreepress.com)
    Apr 30, 2012
    Richard Daniel Mobley, Company D, 17th Kansas Infantry ... At age 18, supporting himself as a school teacher, young Richard headed to Texas. He traveled all over the state, as well as through the Western wildlands which today cover parts ...
    Grand Junction Free Press
  • North Dakota Guard unit praised before leaving for Afghanistan duty (inforum.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    The soldiers will leave today for Fort Bliss, Texas, for additional training before deploying to Afghanistan for a yearlong mission. Patrick Keller ... from war to peace in Afghanistan, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said. “It is a critical ...
    INFORUM
  • Capitol rally aims to reignite women's rights movement (chron.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    "There's no way we should go back to that," Sorvari said. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the author of Texas' mandatory sonogram legislation, said the charge that the law is part of a war on women is "ridiculous." He said the bill improved the care ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • 2012 college commencement ceremonies schedule (post-gazette.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    Speaker: State Sen. Richard A. Kasunic, D-Fayette ... Dunbar, Class of 1980, professor of science at Texas A&M and a chemist. Wheeling Jesuit University, 10:30 a.m., Alma Grace McDonough Center. Speaker: the Rev. James O'Brien, S.J., a faculty member ...
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Capitol rally aims to reignite women's rights movement (statesman.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    "There's no way we should go back to that," Sorvari said. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the author of Texas' mandatory sonogram legislation, said the charge that the law is part of a war on women is "ridiculous." He said the bill improved the care ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • The Dewhurst Legacy: Skilled Politician or Pushover? (nytimes.com)
    Apr 28, 2012
    Bruce Gibson, a former Texas House member who later served as an aide to ... He was every bit as effective as Craddick was in that regard.” In recent years, State Senator Dan Patrick, Republican of Houston, who is also a conservative radio ...
    New York Times
  • Morning Energy: Senate Dems unite (politico.com)
    Apr 27, 2012
    “We’re going to work very hard for Keystone,” Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton said on Thursday, noting that a Senate amendment that would ... Tell your regular morning host, Patrick “Pixy Stix” Reis, your best way to start the day ...
    Politico.com
  • Your Students, Your Schools: Des Moines east/north (desmoinesregister.com)
    Apr 27, 2012
    University of Texas and Miller v. Alabama ... all with Laborers Local 177; Dan Prymek, LECET; and Jeff Forrest, Bricklayers local. Advanced Spanish II and AP students attended a presentation by Whitney Shumacher, who shared her experiences ...
    Des Moines Register
  • Your Students, Your Schools -- Des Moines south (desmoinesregister.com)
    Apr 27, 2012
    University of Texas and Miller v. Alabama ... all with Laborers Local 177; Dan Prymek, LECET; and Jeff Forrest, Bricklayers local. Advanced Spanish II and AP students attended a presentation by Whitney Shumacher, who shared her experiences ...
    Des Moines Register
  • Your Students, Your Schools -- Des Moines south (desmoinesregister.com)
    Apr 27, 2012
    University of Texas and Miller v. Alabama ... all with Laborers Local 177; Dan Prymek, LECET; and Jeff Forrest, Bricklayers local. Advanced Spanish II and AP students attended a presentation by Whitney Shumacher, who shared her experiences ...
    Des Moines Register
  • Caro's latest continues Johnson saga with signature style (statesman.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    In 1955, Lyndon Baines Johnson became the youngest majority leader in the history of the U.S. Senate. He quickly made the leadership ... of the vice president at a gathering at his home. Daniel Patrick Moynihan looked at the vice president and thought ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • El Paso officials seek answers (espn.go.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    EL PASO, Texas -- Officials demanded more details Wednesday about ... Get the latest scoop and analysis on the world of boxing from ESPN.com's Dan Rafael in his blog. The UT system said chancellor Francisco Cigarroa made the decision on Tuesday ...
    ESPN
  • Romney Sweeps Primaries in Five States, Turns Focus to Obama (pbs.org)
    Apr 25, 2012
    The former Massachusetts governor remains 300 delegates shy of the total needed to clinch his party's nomination officially, but he holds an insurmountable lead over his two remaining competitors, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep.
    NewsHour
  • UT System chancellor cancels Julio César Chávez Jr. fight citing security reasons; watch video (elpasotimes.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    The Julio César Chávez Jr. and Andy Lee WBC world middleweight championship fight scheduled for June 16 in Sun Bowl Stadium has been blocked by the University of Texas System's ... popular Oscar De La Hoya-Patrick Charpentier fight in 1998 ...
    El Paso Times
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: And you know who else tried to ban smoking? (dailykos.com)
    Apr 20, 2012
    (David Jarman) • TX-Sen: You may recall that Gov. Rick Perry gave a weird semi-endorsement to his right-hand-man, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in the Republican Texas Senate primary ... while ex-state Sen. Dan Liljenquist is at 20 and state ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne to Appear on Tim Connolly's Winning Strategies on Friday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. CT (sacbee.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    Huntsman, Consolidated Graphics CEO Joe Davis, Enterprise Products late CEO Dan Duncan, Celgene's CEO John Jackson, Landry's CEO Tilman Fertitta, former Compaq CEO Eckard Pfeiffer, Money Manager Louis Navellier, and many others. Patrick M.
    Sacramento Bee
  • Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne to Appear on Tim Connolly's Winning Strategies on Friday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. CT (finance.yahoo.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    Huntsman, Consolidated Graphics CEO Joe Davis, Enterprise Products late CEO Dan Duncan, Celgene's CEO John Jackson, Landry's CEO Tilman Fertitta, former Compaq CEO Eckard Pfeiffer, Money Manager Louis Navellier, and many others. About Patrick M.
    Yahoo Finance
  • AG clarifies benefits for surviving spouses of disabled veterans (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    The exemption for 100 percent disabled veterans is provided for in Section 11.131of the Texas Tax Code, which retroactively took effect on Jan. 1, 2009. The new 2012 law, authored by Harris County Senator Dan Patrick, states that the veteran must have ...
    Your Houston News
  • Tennessee Titans expected to be flexible in NFL Draft (tennessean.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    Intriguing prospects: Andrew Luck (Stanford) Robert Griffin III (Baylor), Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M), Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma ... On the roster: Craig Stevens, Jared Cook, Daniel Graham, Cameron Graham. • Status report: Stevens was the ...
    Nashville Tennessean
  • AG clarifies benefits of surviving spouses of disable veterans (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    The exemption for 100 percent disabled veterans is provided for in Section 11.131of the Texas Tax Code, which retroactively took effect on Jan. 1, 2009. The new 2012 law, authored by Harris County Senator Dan Patrick, states that the veteran must have ...
    Your Houston News
  • UPDATE: House, Senate back McDonnell on phasing in raises (www2.godanriver.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    The House and Senate have agreed to changes recommended by Gov ... must allow students to attend any eligible non-public school of their choice. Del. Patrick A. Hope, D-Arlington, has said he hopes legislators will override McDonnell's veto ...
    GoDanRiver.com
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: DCCC targets Guinta, Bass; Publisher Steve Forbes backs Lamontagne for governor (unionleader.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    Forbes, a two-time presidential candidate, endorsed Lamontagne in his run for the U.S. Senate in 2010, a race Lamontagne narrowly ... and Freshmen Republican Caucus co-chair Dan Tamburello, R-Londonderry. O'Brien said in a statement he is ...
    Union Leader
  • US: No progress in North Korea missile program (statesman.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    Patrick J. O'Reilly raises questions about the immediate threat ... and of the operational demands the nation places on you," said the committee chairman, Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii. O'Reilly told Congress that the missile defense agency last year ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • US: No progress in North Korea missile program (khou.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    Patrick J. O'Reilly raises questions about the immediate ... and of the operational demands the nation places on you," said the committee chairman, Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii. O'Reilly told Congress that the agency last year completed the ...
    KHOU
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: DCCC targets Guinta, Bass; Publisher Steve Forbes backs Lamontagne for governor (unionleader.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    Forbes, a two-time presidential candidate, endorsed Lamontagne in his run for the U.S. Senate in 2010, a race Lamontagne narrowly ... and Freshmen Republican Caucus co-chair Dan Tamburello, R-Londonderry. O'Brien said in a statement he is ...
    Union Leader
  • The fringe that makes us cringe (dailytexanonline.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    In Texas, the situation is no different ... Legitimized by the fringe and abetted by partner-in-crime state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston — who helped him announce the compact — politicians like Perry can grandstand to win votes while ...
    Daily Texan Online
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: DCCC targets Guinta, Bass; Publisher Steve Forbes backs Lamontagne for governor (unionleader.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    Forbes, a two-time presidential candidate, endorsed Lamontagne in his run for the U.S. Senate in 2010, a race Lamontagne narrowly ... and Freshmen Republican Caucus co-chair Dan Tamburello, R-Londonderry. O'Brien said in a statement he is ...
    Union Leader
  • Governor Perry unveils plans for lean budget next session (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    Senator Dan Patrick; Michael Quinn Sullivan, president and CEO of Empower Texans and Peggy M. Venable, director of the Texas office of Americans for Prosperity, also spoke during the event. “Texas continues to face serious budget concerns that can only ...
    Your Houston News
  • Copperfield residents stall developer's plans for low-income apartments (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    More than 200 Copperfield residents and several public figures including Senator Dan Patrick and Representative Allen Fletcher ... the elderly were struck down prior to the meeting by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, said Anthony ...
    Your Houston News
  • Perry promotes plan to control state budget, spending (statesman.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said the 2013 session provides a new opportunity for budget reforms because the Texas Senate, in particular, is about to get much more conservative. Laying out Perry's proposals for next year's budget now allows the ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Gov. Rick Perry unveils new plan to balance state budget Monday in Houston (abclocal.go.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    Texas has to have a balanced budget ... know he's back and he's focused and he has not lost focus on what his agenda is," said State Senator Dan Patrick. Perry said it's not the right time to offer specific cuts, but to start this conversation.
    Abc Local Web
  • Perry Says Texas Can't Afford a Spending Spree (myfoxhouston.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    "Going on a spending spree here in Texas is the single worst thing we can do," warned ... funding when the legislature re-convenes in 2013. Republican State Senator Dan Patrick predicts the governor's tight purse and no new tax policy will ...
    MyFox Houston
  • Governor Perry unveils plans for lean budget next session (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    Senator Dan Patrick; Michael Quinn Sullivan, president and CEO of  Empower Texans and Peggy M. Venable, director of the Texas office of Americans for Prosperity, also spoke during the event.  “Texas continues to face serious budget concerns that can ...
    Your Houston News
  • Rick Perry set to unveil 'Texas Budget Compact' (kens5.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    Perry is set to unveil his “Texas Budget Compact” at noon in Houston. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston and Rep. Dwayne Bohac, R-Houston, are scheduled to appear with Perry at the event. “We are approaching a 2013 legislative session that offers ...
    KENS 5
  • Rick Perry set to unveil 'Texas Budget Compact' (kens5.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    Perry is set to unveil his “Texas Budget Compact” at noon in Houston. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston and Rep. Dwayne Bohac, R-Houston, are scheduled to appear with Perry at the event. “We are approaching a 2013 legislative session that offers ...
    KENS 5
  • Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business and entertainment (www2.wjbf.com)
    Apr 15, 2012
    Robert Neary and 25-year-old firefighter Daniel Sweeney were killed Monday when a wall collapsed while they inspected a building adjacent to a warehouse where a massive fire had erupted. Firefighters traveled from as far as Texas, Tennessee and ...
    WJBF.com
  • Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business and entertainment (www2.counton2.com)
    Apr 14, 2012
    Ron Paul's campaign said the Texas congressman will appear at a town hall meeting ... (AP) A Pennsylvania state senator says his 20-year-old son is in counseling, a day after he was charged with a felony drug offense for allegedly giving another ...
    WCBD
  • Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business and entertainment (www2.counton2.com)
    Apr 13, 2012
    Ron Paul's campaign said the Texas congressman will appear at a town hall meeting ... (AP) A Pennsylvania state senator says his 20-year-old son is in counseling, a day after he was charged with a felony drug offense for allegedly giving another ...
    WCBD
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Linda Parks airs the weirdest TV ad of the cycle (so far) (dailykos.com)
    Apr 13, 2012
    FL-18: Patrick Murphy (D): $350K raised, $1 mil cash-on-hand IA-03: Rep. Tom Latham (R): $400K raised, $2 mil cash-on-hand IN-Sen: Richard Mourdock (R ... TX-Gov: Burnt Orange Report is out with a new Texas poll, their first in a series ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/12 (dailykos.com)
    Apr 12, 2012
    9:14 AM PT: TX-Gov: Burnt Orange Report is out with a new Texas poll ... numbers: AZ-Sen: Rep. Jeff Flake (R): $935K raised, $3m cash-on-hand CA-07: Rep. Dan Lungren (R): $513K raised, $898K cash-on-hand FL-18: Patrick Murphy (D): $350K raised ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Wonkbook: On taxes, George W. Bush has won (washingtonpost.com)
    Apr 11, 2012
    Appearing before thousands of students at Florida Atlantic University, Obama urged the Senate to approve the Paying a Fair Share ... Colleen Nelson, Danny Yadron, and Patrick O'Connor in The Wall Street Journal. PREDICTION: Rick Santorum about to very ...
    Washington Post
  • They Expected a Hero’s Welcome (redstate.com)
    Apr 10, 2012
    Dan Benishek was a general surgeon in ... was married to Hayden Head Sr., a longtime South Texas political power broker instrumental in the election of Republican U.S. Senator John Tower.
    RedState
  • Smaller Parties Refuse to Be Counted Out (nytimes.com)
    Apr 5, 2012
    It was nutty,” said Patrick Dixon, who heads the Libertarian Party of Texas. “We lost some candidates because ... presumably from conservatives who didn’t vote for Dan Neil, a Republican. It doesn’t always go the Democrats’ way ...
    New York Times
  • Pastor of Potter's House in Dallas Texas Urges Treyvon Martin's family and friends to forgive According to The Casual Christian (news.yahoo.com)
    Apr 5, 2012
    The late Democratic Senator from New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, coined the phrase “Defining Deviance Down” to describe the process by which the most abhorrent behaviors gradually become acceptable as they become more commonplace. In Christian ...
    YAHOO!
  • Tierney: Workers needed to fill thousands of jobs (wickedlocal.com)
    Apr 5, 2012
    Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, and George Miller, D-California filed the bill with Tierney in the House of Representatives last week and the U.S. Senate has its own version ... In Massachusetts, the Patrick administration estimates 119,000 open jobs can ...
    Abington Mariner
  • The man-in-black adds CLEAT to wardrobe (blogs.caller.com)
    Mar 31, 2012
    The state's largest law enforcement organization - the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas - named Hunter the "CLEAT ... He also sponsored a law authored by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, that will allow prosecutors to charge people ...
    Corpus Christi Caller
  • Gay marriage no longer a key issue for U.S. House GOP (twincities.com)
    Mar 30, 2012
    Even die-hard social conservatives like Texas Republican Louie Gohmert ... according to a 2011 Washington Post/ABC News poll. The Senate also has undergone a shift. When Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., held the first hearing ...
    Pioneer Press
  • Republicans retreat on gay marriage (connectamarillo.com)
    Mar 30, 2012
    Even die-hard social conservatives like Texas Republican Louie Gohmert aren ... according to a 2011 Washington Post/ABC News poll. The Senate also has undergone a shift. When Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) held the first hearing on ...
    ConnectAmarillo.com
  • Letters: Texas women, hooded sweatshirts, natural gas (chron.com)
    Mar 29, 2012
    Regarding "Washington attempting to overturn the will of Texans" (Page B7, March 24), State Sen. Dan Patrick has it all wrong ... providers are excluded from the Women's Health Program, Texas does not have enough other health care clinics to provide ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Workers need skills to fill millions of jobs (wickedlocal.com)
    Mar 29, 2012
    Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, and George Miller, D-California filed the bill with Tierney in the House of Representatives last week and the U.S. Senate has its own version ... In Massachusetts, the Patrick administration estimates 119,000 open jobs can ...
    Abington Mariner
  • Seliger Considered For Texas Education Committee (myhighplains.com)
    Mar 29, 2012
    Other contenders for the position include Houston Republican Dan Patrick. This week, Senator Seliger visited several Texas public schools to observe the administering of the STAAR tests to students.
    Myhighplains.com
  • Scholar says Dewhurst 'too moderate' for hard-liners, 'just right' for other Rs (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    Mar 29, 2012
    Jones, after analyzing all the votes cast in the Texas Senate last year, says that Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is "significantly less conservative" than hard-line conservative Republican Sens. Dan Patrick of Houston and Brian Birdwell of Granbury. But Dewhurst ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • 'James Madison is turning over in his grave' (wnd.com)
    Mar 24, 2012
    All speakers noted that repeal depends on a new Senate majority and a new president ... “The good news is yesterday was the 237th anniversary of Patrick Henry’s ‘Give me liberty or give me death’ speech. And he gave that speech at ...
    WND.com
  • Letters: Addressing women's health (chron.com)
    Mar 23, 2012
    Regarding "Washington attempting to overturn the will of Texans" (Page B7, Saturday), Sen. Dan Patrick knows that the federal government does not pay for abortions, and 51 Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas do not provide them. He also knows the ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Who will lead the Texas Senate education committee? (cbs19.tv)
    Mar 22, 2012
    EAST TEXAS (TEXAS TRIBUNE) -- In September ... The names most frequently mentioned as contenders for the position are Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and Dan Patrick, R-Houston. Philosophically, the two men have differences — Seliger has publicly tangled ...
    KYTX
  • Who’s ready for prime time? Political analysts size up Houston officials’, leaders’ future moves (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    Dan Patrick, state senator, District 7. Age 61 ... the consensus is the one-time Houston city councilman may set his sights on the Texas House after studying the redistricting map. Still, money will be an issue for Bell. As Stein put it, “He’s not ...
    Your Houston News
  • Who’s ready for prime time? Political analysts size up Houston officials’, leaders’ future moves (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    Dan Patrick, state senator, District 7. Age 61 ... the consensus is the one-time Houston city councilman may set his sights on the Texas House after studying the redistricting map. Still, money will be an issue for Bell. As Stein put it, “He’s not ...
    Your Houston News
  • Who’s ready for prime time? Political analysts size up Houston officials’, leaders’ future moves (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    Dan Patrick, state senator, District 7. Age 61 ... the consensus is the one-time Houston city councilman may set his sights on the Texas House after studying the redistricting map. Still, money will be an issue for Bell. As Stein put it, “He’s not ...
    Your Houston News
  • Who’s ready for prime time? Political analysts size up Houston leaders’ future moves (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    Dan Patrick, state senator, District 7. Age 61 ... the consensus is the one-time Houston city councilman may set his sights on the Texas House after studying the redistricting map. Still, money will be an issue for Bell. As Stein put it, “He’s not ...
    Your Houston News
  • Who’s ready for prime time? Political analysts size up Houston leaders’ future moves (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    Dan Patrick, state senator, District 7. Age 61 ... the consensus is the one-time Houston city councilman may set his sights on the Texas House after studying the redistricting map. Still, money will be an issue for Bell. As Stein put it, “He’s not ...
    Your Houston News
  • Ready for prime time? Political analysts size up Houston officials’, leaders’ future moves (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    Dan Patrick, state senator, District 7. Age 61 ... the consensus is the one-time Houston city councilman may set his sights on the Texas House after studying the redistricting map. Still, money will be an issue for Bell. As Stein put it, “He’s not ...
    Your Houston News
  • Electing to look at politics on home front (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    For those already a bit weary of presidential politics, it seemed like the time might be right to shift the focus back to Texas – more specifically ... of almost everyone asked – Ed Emmett and Dan Patrick. Both Republicans. This came as no surprise.
    Your Houston News
  • Rejection of South Carolina voter ID law may put Texas' law on shakier ground (statesman.com)
    Mar 21, 2012
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, one of 19 co-authors of the Texas law, said he wasn't surprised by the Justice Department's action Friday. "I think this is another example of an extremely overly aggressive Justice Department under the Obama ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Romney Rolls to Illinois Win (online.wsj.com)
    Mar 21, 2012
    "He's more conservative," said Dan Romano, 55, a salesman who prefers Mr. Santorum's stance on social issues. "His values mirror my own," said Kathleen Fang, 60, who cast a ballot for Mr. Santorum at a polling site in Addison. The election ...
    Wall Street Journal
  • Fighting the testing mania in Texas (socialistworker.org)
    Mar 21, 2012
    Texas' public schools, which are adding 85,000 new students every year, saw unprecedented cuts in a state already ranked 44th in education spending. The slashing of school funding was "a true cut in an entitlement," state Sen. Dan Patrick said ...
    Socialist Worker Online
  • UTSA hosts March 20 workshop on importance of sociology study, careers (utsa.edu)
    Mar 19, 2012
    Other stops in Texas include Texas A&M International University and ... former NAACP head Roy Wilkins; former U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York; civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson; actor Dan Aykroyd; Pulitzer Prize- and Nobel Prize-winning ...
    UT San Antonio
  • Trio looking to replace Ron Paul tout conservative credentials (blog.chron.com)
    Mar 18, 2012
    The decision makes Texas ineligible to receive $35 million in federal funding ... He also has money and the backing of prominent Republicans, including state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and six mayors on the western end of the district.
    Houston Chronicle
  • Obama Administration, Texas Clash Over Women's Health Funding (news.yahoo.com)
    Mar 17, 2012
    MSNBC reports Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, claims the situation is caused by Texas declaring a war on women. State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican, counters in an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle that the federal cut off of funds represents an attempt to ...
    YAHOO!
  • May primary;Harris County Precinct 5 constable draws opponents; (fireengineering.com)
    Mar 16, 2012
    In the Texas State Senate District 7 race, GOP incumbent Dan Patrick is unopposed in the Republican Primary. He will face Democrat Sam Texas in November. In the Texas State Senate District 17 race, GOP incumbent Joan Huffman is unopposed with no ...
    FireEngineering.com
  • Rick Perry's Texas (huffingtonpost.com)
    Mar 16, 2012
    At the signing ceremony, Perry brought in the bill's senate sponsor, Republican Dan Patrick, who told reporters this wasn ... The church (Christian) and the state are Siamese twins in Texas. Patrick, who has been an instrumental ally for Perry's more ...
    Huffington Post
  • Washington attempting to overturn the will of Texans (chron.com)
    Mar 15, 2012
    That, however, is apparently not as important to President Obama, and Farrar, as Planned Parenthood's bottom line. Patrick, R-Houston, is a Texas senator representing District 17.
    Houston Chronicle
  • Doonesbury Takes Aim at Texas Republicans Rick Perry, Dan Patrick, and Sid Miller (burntorangereport.com)
    Mar 14, 2012
    As we reported on Monday, this week's strip of Doonesbury comics takes aim at the absurdity of Texas's mandatory sonogram law ... Governor Rick Perry, State Senator Dan Patrick, and State Representative Sid Miller. The cartoons also bring in the ongoing ...
    Burnt Orange Report
  • Doonesbury Takes Aim at Texas Republicans Rick Perry, Dan Patrick, and Sid Miller (burntorangereport.com)
    Mar 14, 2012
    As we reported on Monday, this week's strip of Doonesbury comics takes aim at the absurdity of Texas's mandatory sonogram law ... Governor Rick Perry, State Senator Dan Patrick, and State Representative Sid Miller. The cartoons also bring in the ongoing ...
    Burnt Orange Report
  • Tea Party’s Targets (factcheck.org)
    Mar 13, 2012
    FreedomWorks for Amrica, the super PAC for FreedomWorks USA, which is chaired by former House leader Dick Armey, also has targeted Texas ... Senate, faces several Republican challengers in Thursday’s pivotal state GOP caucus, including former state Sen ...
    Annenberg Political Fact Check
  • Parker: Defining Deviancy Down (gopusa.com)
    Mar 13, 2012
    In 1993, then Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., published a paper in which he coined the phrase "defining deviancy down." He was ringing an alarm about what he saw as a dangerous social unraveling as result of our redefining deviant behavior ...
    GOPUSA
  • John Patrick Grace: Weak GOP field stumbles toward Tampa (herald-dispatch.com)
    Mar 13, 2012
    More recently we've had former Sen. Rick Santorum question whether the country ought ... Jeb Bush? Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniel? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie? All keep saying they do not want to run. Quite a dilemma for the Republican Party ...
    Herald-Dispatch
  • STAR PARKER: Contraception flap 'defines deviancy down' (gosanangelo.com)
    Mar 12, 2012
    SAN ANGELO, Texas — In 1993, then-Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan published a paper in which he coined the phrase "defining deviancy down." He was ringing an alarm about what he saw as a dangerous social unraveling as a result of our redefining ...
    Standard-Times
  • Combs, courting conservatives and ignoring Perry's lead, endorses Santorum (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    Mar 12, 2012
    Texas Comptroller Susan Combs' surprise decision over the ... Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and perhaps state Sen. Dan Patrick in the GOP primary for lieutenant governor. That assumes David Dewhurst, the seat's current occupant, wins his race for ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • Some papers aren't running Doonesbury this week. We are. Here's why. (thescoopblog.dallasnews.com)
    Mar 12, 2012
    In the comic strip, the state representative is named Sid Patrick. The actual sponsors of the Texas law were Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, and Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston. Sue Roush, managing editor of Doonesbury distributor Universal UClick Syndicate ...
    Dallas Morning News
  • John Patrick Grace: Weak GOP field stumbles toward Tampa (herald-dispatch.com)
    Mar 11, 2012
    More recently we've had former Sen. Rick Santorum question whether the country ought ... Jeb Bush? Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniel? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie? All keep saying they do not want to run. Quite a dilemma for the Republican Party ...
    Herald-Dispatch
  • Senate panel to consider abortion law requiring women to view sonograms (statesman.com)
    Mar 11, 2012
    "People ask me, 'Why is this an emergency issue?'\u2009" said Republican Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, the bill's author. "We have 80,000 abortions in Texas every year. So let's just say that one out of five women, after they see the sonogram, make a ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Texas Comptroller Susan Combs backs Rick Santorum for president (lubbockonline.com)
    Mar 11, 2012
    Combs is widely expected to run for lieutenant governor in 2014 against a field of conservative heavyweights, possibly including Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston.
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Doonesbury’ lampoons Texas abortion law (dallasnews.com)
    Mar 10, 2012
    In the comic strip, the state representative is named Sid Patrick. The actual sponsors of the Texas law were Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, and Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston. Sue Roush, managing editor of Doonesbury distributor Universal UClick ...
    Dallas Morning News
  • Romney is the choice of Braintree voters (wickedlocal.com)
    Mar 7, 2012
    In unofficial numbers, Romney received 2,087 votes, followed by former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum with 277, Texas U.S. Rep ... through 6B (the Norfolk & Plymouth District), Democrats Patrick W. McDermott and Alicia A. Gardner of Quincy  and ...
    Abington Mariner
  • Show of success for Klein (chron.com)
    Mar 6, 2012
    Purchased by Texas Sen. Dan Patrick $1,300: Grand Champion Broilers: Thomas Nicholson, Klein High School, Purchased by: Gleannloch Landscaping $1,300: Grand Champion Turkey: Payton Hazen, Klein Oak High School, Purchased by: All Pump Equipment Co. The 43rd ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Assault on Texas Education (huffingtonpost.com)
    Mar 5, 2012
    And Senator Dan Patrick tells Texas Monthly that he envisions this cut(proclaimed by some to be temporary) to be permanent: "That is a true cut to government spending in the long term. This will save us $4 billion forever moving forward and begin to close ...
    Huffington Post
  • Deer Park man helps Santorum get on Delaware ballot (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Mar 5, 2012
    Before getting behind Santorum, he flew to Iowa in January with State Representative Dwayne Bohac and State Senator Dan Patrick to caucus for Rick Perry in the Iowa Straw Poll. In 2010, Briscoe represented the Deer Park area as Delegate to the Texas ...
    Your Houston News
  • State News: Ore. Gov. Signs Reform Bill; Texas Seeks Early Release Of Sick Inmates (kaiserhealthnews.org)
    Mar 5, 2012
    Senate Bill 1580, now officially signed into law ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Houston Chronicle: State Seeks More Early Releases For Sick Inmates [Dan Austin Quinn] is among a growing number of sick inmates for whom the state is seeking early ...
    Kaiser Health News
  • Rangel: Duncan, Seliger low on conservatism, not results (lubbockonline.com)
    Mar 3, 2012
    On the other hand, Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston — who was virtually tied with ... Here is something else. Texas Monthly magazine included Duncan on its list of 10 best legislators, a recognition he has received in five of the last six sessions.
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Christian league backs down, allows Jewish school to play! (dailykos.com)
    Mar 2, 2012
    the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, to allow the rescheduling. The two senators were Sen. Rodney Ellis, an African-American liberal Democrat, and Sen. Dan Patrick, a right wing white conservative Republican. This may be the ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Christian league backs down, allows Jewish school to play! (dailykos.com)
    Mar 2, 2012
    the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, to allow the rescheduling. The two senators were Sen. Rodney Ellis, an African-American liberal Democrat, and Sen. Dan Patrick, a right wing white conservative Republican. This may be the ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Kolkhorst named to new committee (brenhambanner.com)
    Mar 1, 2012
    price transparency and the efficiency of Medicaid in Texas.” In the Senate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst appointed Sens. Jane Nelson (R- Flower Mound), Robert Deuell (R-Greenville), Dan Patrick (R- Houston) and Royce West (D- Dallas). The committee is chaired by Nelson.
    Brenham Banner-Press
  • Texas joint interim committee to study school finance (pegasusnews.com)
    Mar 1, 2012
    Plano Sen. Florence Shapiro will co-chair the committee. Texas lawmakers announced today that they ... Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound; Dan Patrick, R-Houston; Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo; Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio; Leticia Van de Putte, D-San ...
    Pegasus News
  • Tomball Pregnancy Center Banquet for Life was a huge success (examiner.com)
    Feb 29, 2012
    The Annual Banquet for Life 2012 was such an exciting event for the Tomball Pregnancy Center. Texas State Senator Dan Patrick spoke to the hearts of each attendee, giving hope and courage for the future and the Center’s role in standing for the ...
    Examiner
  • Group wants signs honoring Reagan up along U.S. 290 (chron.com)
    Feb 28, 2012
    House Bill 540 requires the Texas Department of Transportation to construct and ... and said he hopes to have the signs built and erected by the end of this year. Bohac said state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and state Rep. Allen Fletcher, R-Tomball ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Seliger ranked among the GOP least conservative senators, yet one of the most effective legislators (amarillo.com)
    Feb 28, 2012
    Kel Seliger of Amarillo and Robert Duncan of Lubbock are ranked near the bottom in the Texas Senate. But on the flip side ... is comparing their voting records with those of Sens. Dan Patrick of Houston and Brian Birdwell of Granbury, who ...
    Amarillo Globe-Times
  • 2012 KISD livestock show makes history (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Feb 24, 2012
    Grand Champion projects went to Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, who purchased the Grand Champion fryer rabbits by Natalie Crumpton of Klein High; David Armstrong, who purchased the Grand Champion floral design from Pamela Morales of Klein Forest ...
    Your Houston News
  • New poll shows Dewhurst, Cruz far ahead of rest of GOP Senate field (blog.chron.com)
    Feb 22, 2012
    The race for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s U.S. Senate seat is heating ... the Lieutenant Governor. Dan Patrick follows with 20 percent. Jerry Patterson and Todd Staples each have 8 percent and Dan Branch has 3 percent. Of the Texas voters polled, 95 percent ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Texas Senate OKs measure requiring sonogram before abortion (statesman.com)
    Feb 21, 2012
    Houston Republican Sen. Dan Patrick's previous two attempts at passing similar legislation ... accusations of governmental intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship. "Texas is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman's uterus," Sen.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • UT/TT Poll: Dewhurst and Cruz Lead Senate Pack (myhighplains.com)
    Feb 21, 2012
    Comptroller Susan Combs is in the lead, and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, is not far behind ... "It's not so much that Texas is Republican," Shaw said. "It's that it's very conservative." The latest UT/Texas Tribune internet survey of 800 Texas ...
    Myhighplains.com
  • Is a required ultrasound a barrier to abortion? (cbsnews.com)
    Feb 20, 2012
    Republican State Senator Dan Patrick insists this law was designed to address ... CBS News found there are no similar requirements for any other sonogram procedures in Texas. "For other ultrasound procedures, doctors don't usually perform ...
    CBS News
  • GOP straw poll was great event (galvestondailynews.com)
    Feb 19, 2012
    I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the groups and individuals who helped plan, organize and produce the great “Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll ... Buddy Pilgrim, State Sen. Dan Patrick, U.S. Senate candidate Craig James and many others.
    Daily News - Galveston County
  • Rangel: Texas lawmakers turn attention to state revenue, budget hearings (amarillo.com)
    Feb 18, 2012
    budget-writing Texas House Appropriations Committee meets for the ... be in as big a hole as some lawmakers feared before last year’s session ended. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, for example, said at the time that the Legislature could face ...
    Amarillo Globe-Times
  • Texas State Senator Dan Patrick to speak at Salem Community Center (examiner.com)
    Feb 18, 2012
    Texas Senator Dan Patrick, sponsor of the Sonogram Bill will speak at the annual Banquet for Life. The fund raiser benefits the Tomball Preganancy Center. The serves as a friendly port to provide education and knowledge to both the mother and the father of ...
    Examiner
  • Spring ISD talks new testing, Dekaney wins, and awards (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Feb 15, 2012
    “There was a lot of concern forwarded to the governor’s office and legislators, and our own Senator Dan Patrick wrote a letter to the Commissioner ... and running back Trey Williams for their 2011 Texas 5A Division 2 state football championship ...
    Your Houston News
  • TEA might relax test rules (mysanantonio.com)
    Feb 15, 2012
    Sen. Dan Patrick, who also signed the letter to Scott ... “Part of the furor over the 15 percent rule is the unknown,” said Jackie Lain, a lobbyist for the Texas Association of School Boards. “It's the fear factor. What is the test going to look ...
    MySanAntonio
  • House education chief agrees with delay in grade mandate (blog.chron.com)
    Feb 13, 2012
    Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott soon should have ... We should be fine with this.’” State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, was among the senators urging the one-year delay. Patrick said in an interview that lawmakers’ intent was always to ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Jackhammers, crashes, treasure hunts and updates (blog.chron.com)
    Feb 13, 2012
    The Texas athletic department issued a brief statement ... a very young Bill Worrell and something that looked like Dan Patrick, the current state senator, wearing a baby blue cowboy hat. We also found a documentary called Oilermania that appears to ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Lawmakers: Give students a break in new grade law (blog.chron.com)
    Feb 12, 2012
    Several key state lawmakers told Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott on Monday ... important in college admissions. Sens. Dan Patrick, R-Houston; Royce West, D-Dallas; and Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, also signed the letter. A spokeswoman for Scott ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Texas Ultrasound Law a Victory for Women, Babies, Pro-Lifers (lifenews.com)
    Feb 12, 2012
    The Sonogram Law was authored by Texas State Rep. Sid Miller (R-Stephenville) and sponsored by State Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston). Pro-life Gov. Rick Perry signed it into law in May. The law gives women the right to see the sonogram image of ...
    LifeNews.com
  • Senate: We need $3 billion from rainy day fund for budget (statesman.com)
    Feb 12, 2012
    "The last card up is $3 billion from the rainy day fund." Only Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, openly resisted the proposal during the hearing Wednesday night. He said the state will face a significant budget challenge in 2013, as well, and it would be ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Appeals court refuses to consider sonogram law (mysanantonio.com)
    Feb 11, 2012
    But those who oppose abortions say the law will save lives. About 80,000 abortions are performed in Texas annually, and Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, estimated that 15,000 lives could be saved if the sonogram law stops one out of every five abortions.
    MySanAntonio
  • Fifth Circuit refuses new hearing on sonogram law (chron.com)
    Feb 10, 2012
    Those who oppose abortions say the law will save lives. Texas has about 80,000 abortions a year, and Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, estimated that 15,000 lives could be saved if the sonogram law stops one out of every five abortions. Patrick, who pushed the ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Appeals court refuses to consider sonogram law (mysanantonio.com)
    Feb 10, 2012
    But those who oppose abortions say the law will save lives. About 80,000 abortions are performed in Texas annually, and Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, estimated that 15,000 lives could be saved if the sonogram law stops one out of every five abortions.
    MySanAntonio
  • Texas Ultrasound Law Upheld Again, Court Stops Legal Battle (lifenews.com)
    Feb 9, 2012
    The Houston Chronicle reports: Those who oppose abortions say the law will save lives. Texas has about 80,000 abortions a year, and Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, estimated that 15,000 lives could be saved if the sonogram law stops one out of ...
    LifeNews.com
  • Perry in DC to meet with Texas lawmakers, conservatives, bloggers (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    Feb 9, 2012
    (Update: Miner says Perry will do interviews this afternoon with three conservative Texas radio hosts: Jon-David Wells, Dan Patrick and Joe Pags ... Ron Paul's son, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • Why Greg Abbott Is So Desperate to Cut a Primary Deal (burntorangereport.com)
    Feb 7, 2012
    The answer lies in Abbott's own future ambitions here in Texas, and his desire to serve the wealthy big ... money donors that have propelled Perry and Dewhurst this far? Could Dan Patrick or even Kay Bailey Hutchison take a swing at it?
    Burnt Orange Report
  • Judge can't stop law requiring sonogram before abortion (chron.com)
    Feb 7, 2012
    Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who authored the sonogram bill, estimated the law would save 15,000 lives annually in Texas — if it stops one out in five abortions. “There's no other piece of legislation anywhere else in the country that has that kind of ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Judge can't stop law requiring sonogram before abortion (chron.com)
    Feb 7, 2012
    Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who authored the sonogram bill, estimated the law would save 15,000 lives annually in Texas — if it stops one out in five abortions. “There's no other piece of legislation anywhere else in the country that has that kind of ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Texas sonogram law goes into effect today (chron.com)
    Feb 7, 2012
    Bill sponsor rejoices State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who authored the sonogram bill in three consecutive legislative sessions, estimated the law will save 15,000 lives annually in Texas – if it stops one out in five abortions. "There's no other piece ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Our fourth quarter House fundraising roundup is now available (dailykos.com)
    Feb 6, 2012
    Dan Liljenquist and Chris Herrod. (Don't confuse them with FreedomWorks, which is actively opposing Hatch.) • WA-Sen: I don't think anyone gave much weight to persistent Dave Reichert-for-Senate fantasies other than Seattle Times writers ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Our fourth quarter House fundraising roundup is now available (dailykos.com)
    Feb 6, 2012
    Dan Liljenquist and Chris Herrod. (Don't confuse them with FreedomWorks, which is actively opposing Hatch.) • WA-Sen: I don't think anyone gave much weight to persistent Dave Reichert-for-Senate fantasies other than Seattle Times writers ...
    DAILY KOS
  • MP earns support for bill to end prohibition-era ban on cross-border wine shipments (canada.com)
    Feb 5, 2012
    OTTAWA — Rookie B.C. MP Dan Albas finds his martial arts expertise handy in ... experts in Parliament along with fellow Tory MP Ryan Leef (Yukon), Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau of Quebec, and New Democrat MPs Mathieu Ravignat (Pontiac) and Alex ...
    Calgary Herald
  • MP earns support for bill to end prohibition-era ban on cross-border wine shipments (canada.com)
    Feb 5, 2012
    OTTAWA — Rookie B.C. MP Dan Albas finds his martial arts expertise handy in ... experts in Parliament along with fellow Tory MP Ryan Leef (Yukon), Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau of Quebec, and New Democrat MPs Mathieu Ravignat (Pontiac) and Alex ...
    Calgary Herald
  • Dewhurst touts conservative record, but tea party's not impressed (statesman.com)
    Feb 5, 2012
    "People expect Texas to lead on the conservative issues," said Katrina ... So Dewhurst surprised many when he handed over the floor to state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, to lay out the bill. As Patrick spoke, Dewhurst left the dais and went down to the ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • B.C. MP fights to end Prohibtion-era wine restriction (vancouversun.com)
    Feb 4, 2012
    EDMONTON - Rookie B.C. MP Dan Albas finds his martial arts expertise handy in ... experts in Parliament along with fellow Tory MP Ryan Leef (Yukon), Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau of Quebec, and New Democrat MPs Mathieu Ravignat (Pontiac) and Alex ...
    The Vancouver Sun
  • Reward acts of political teamwork (charlotteobserver.com)
    Feb 4, 2012
    More than 100 senior executives - including AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Nucor CEO Dan DiMicco - have signed ... There are other examples: Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, led a successful effort on patent-reform legislation.
    CharlotteObserver.com
  • Reward acts of political teamwork (charlotteobserver.com)
    Feb 4, 2012
    More than 100 senior executives - including AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Nucor CEO Dan DiMicco - have signed ... There are other examples: Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, led a successful effort on patent-reform legislation.
    CharlotteObserver.com
  • Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 2/3 (dailykos.com)
    Feb 3, 2012
    With no new court-drawn map forthcoming soon, that makes it likelier Texas will have to push its primary back from April (or spend millions to have split its presidential primary vote off from the rest). 2:18 PM PT (David Jarman): UT-Sen ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 2/3 (dailykos.com)
    Feb 3, 2012
    With no new court-drawn map forthcoming soon, that makes it likelier Texas will have to push its primary back from April (or spend millions to have split its presidential primary vote off from the rest). 2:18 PM PT (David Jarman): UT-Sen ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Morning Energy: Fracking disclosure (politico.com)
    Feb 3, 2012
    Dan Berman has more: http://politi.co/yahIl5 BUCKLE UP ... Place your final bets on the over-under — and share your cool energy news — with your regular morning host, Patrick “Rawhide” Reis, at preis@politico.com. DEMS HOLD OWN KEYSTONE HEARING ...
    Politico.com
  • Google Protest of Piracy Bills Upends Traditional Lobbying (businessweek.com)
    Feb 1, 2012
    Traffic to websites of House members doubled yesterday under the increased protest volume, said Dan Weiser, a spokesman for the ... were the second-biggest source of donations to Senator Patrick Leahy’s last re-election in 2010, center data ...
    Businessweek
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: With new map looming, Florida Republicans start re-shuffling (dailykos.com)
    Feb 1, 2012
    CT-Sen: William Tong (D): $160K raised ... which covers all of his current and new turf plus about half of Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry's district. It's obviously not a perfect overlay for the 11th District, but it's not an especially ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Republican terriers try to turn bark into bite by taking Keystone decision away from President Obama (dailykos.com)
    Jan 30, 2012
    Sen. Joe Manchin crosses the aisle ... Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Patrick Toomey (R-Penn.), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Richard Burr (R-NC), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Dan Coats (R-IN), Bob Corker (R-TN), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Mike Crapo ...
    DAILY KOS
  • BOOZMAN JOINS BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS INTRODUCING LEGISLATION ADVANCING KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE (elp.com)
    Jan 30, 2012
    The following information was released by Arkansas Senator John Boozman ... Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Patrick Toomey (R-Penn.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Dan Coats (R-Ind.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.),
    Electric Light & Power
  • HATCH, 43 COLLEAGUES INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO APPROVE THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE (blogs.standard.net)
    Jan 30, 2012
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah ... Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Patrick Toomey (R-Penn.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Dan Coats (R-Ind.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.),
    StandardNet (blog)
  • Daily scoreboard (blogs.dailymail.com)
    Jan 29, 2012
    “Beating Obama is more important than everything else,” Patrick Roehl, a 51-year-old computer software ... a factor in the Republican nominating contest for weeks to come. The Texas congressman attracted a packed house in Bangor despite a powerful ...
    Daily Mail - Charleston (blog)
  • Google Protest of Anti-Piracy Bills Upends Traditional Lobbying (businessweek.com)
    Jan 26, 2012
    Traffic to websites of House members doubled yesterday under the increased protest volume, said Dan Weiser, a spokesman for the ... were the second-biggest source of donations to Senator Patrick Leahy’s last re-election in 2010, center data ...
    Businessweek
  • Google Protest of Anti-Piracy Bills Upends Traditional Lobbying (businessweek.com)
    Jan 26, 2012
    Traffic to websites of House members doubled yesterday under the increased protest volume, said Dan Weiser, a spokesman for the ... were the second-biggest source of donations to Senator Patrick Leahy’s last re-election in 2010, center data ...
    Businessweek
  • Google Protest of Anti-Piracy Bills Upends Traditional Lobbying (businessweek.com)
    Jan 26, 2012
    Traffic to websites of House members doubled yesterday under the increased protest volume, said Dan Weiser, a spokesman for the ... were the second-biggest source of donations to Senator Patrick Leahy’s last re-election in 2010, center data ...
    Businessweek
  • Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce installs 2012 Board of Directors (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Jan 25, 2012
    Television and radio veteran, Dan Lovett, acted as master of ceremonies with a special appearance by guest speaker, Senator Dan Patrick. During the Installation ... LARGE BUSINESSES - MORE THAN 50 EMPLOYEES: Winner, Texas Emergency Care Center at Cypress ...
    Your Houston News
  • Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce installs 2012 Board of Directors (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Jan 25, 2012
    Television and radio veteran, Dan Lovett, acted as master of ceremonies with a special appearance by guest speaker, Senator Dan Patrick. During the Installation ... LARGE BUSINESSES - MORE THAN 50 EMPLOYEES: Winner, Texas Emergency Care Center at Cypress ...
    Your Houston News
  • Google Protest of Piracy Bills Upends Traditional Lobbying (businessweek.com)
    Jan 25, 2012
    Traffic to websites of House members doubled yesterday under the increased protest volume, said Dan Weiser, a spokesman for the ... were the second-biggest source of donations to Senator Patrick Leahy’s last re-election in 2010, center data ...
    Businessweek
  • Rick Perry looks to repair relationships, regain power in Texas Legislature (pegasusnews.com)
    Jan 23, 2012
    Republican insiders in Texas say the bulk of the rebuilding Perry needs ... “and we come down on the side of Rick Perry.” And state Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican and Tea Party favorite, said Perry does not have to ask for any ...
    Pegasus News
  • Bill requires Texas women to hear sonogram before abortion (dailytexanonline.com)
    Jan 23, 2012
    Texas women seeking abortions must now receive a sonogram and hear audio of the fetus’s heartbeat 24 to 72 hours before their procedure. These additions to the sonogram bill, sponsored by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, were ruled constitutional ...
    Daily Texan Online
  • Back in Texas, Rick Perry has relationships to repair (kens5.com)
    Jan 22, 2012
    He worries that the Texas governor’s comments on the campaign trail ... “and we come down on the side of Rick Perry.” And state Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican and Tea Party favorite, said Perry does not have to ask for any forgiveness.
    KENS 5
  • Rick Perry Is Back Home, With Fences to Mend (nytimes.com)
    Jan 22, 2012
    When he said Texas teaches creationism in public schools ... “and we come down on the side of Rick Perry.” And Senator Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican and Tea Party favorite, said Mr. Perry does not have to ask for any forgiveness.
    New York Times
  • Wonkbook: Okay, maybe moderation isn’t winning (washingtonpost.com)
    Jan 20, 2012
    2) Rick Perry ended his presidential campaign, report Chris Cillizza and Dan Balz: "Texas Gov. Rick Perry ended his bid for ... the same pool of voters as Gingrich and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum -- the conservative alternatives to Romney ...
    Washington Post
  • Pundits say Perry can recover from presidential defeat (statesman.com)
    Jan 20, 2012
    He can shape the future by how well he does when he returns," Miller said. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, expects Perry to return to Texas re-energized from his national campaign. "He stepped out with grace and class and talked about ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Birdwell appointed to Sunset Commission (corsicanadailysun.com)
    Jan 17, 2012
    Corsicana — Texas State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury ... Birdwell was one of two new senators selected to serve on the Sunset Advisory Commission, including Dan Patrick (R-Houston). Sen. Birdwell was pleased to be selected for such an important ...
    Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Anti-piracy measures in Congress stir debate (livingstondaily.com)
    Jan 17, 2012
    Dan Loiselle of Brighton said he is opposed to the Senate's version of the bill, the PROTECT IP — or Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property — Act, introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy ...
    Livingston Daily.com
  • Abortion pro-choice is just an empty slogan (blog.nj.com)
    Jan 16, 2012
    “This is a great day for America,” state Sen. Dan Patrick, who sponsored the legislation ... As upheld by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Texas law is straightforward enough. Women seeking an abortion are required to get ...
    The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
  • Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 1/16 (dailykos.com)
    Jan 16, 2012
    9:57 AM PT: CA-21: Democrats have gotten a little bit desperate ever since state Sen ... PA-08 Rep. Patrick Murphy came close, getting 191 votes on the second ballot (just over 60%) to 125 for former Philadelphia prosecutor Dan McCaffery.
    DAILY KOS
  • Tea partiers find it hard to make up minds in Houston (blog.chron.com)
    Jan 15, 2012
    They chose Texas Congressman Ron Paul ... then you’re a fool — an absolute fool.” State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, reported on the Friday-Saturday meeting of some 150 evangelical leaders from around the country at the ranch home of former Judge ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Evangelicals deliver blow to Perry (themonitor.com)
    Jan 15, 2012
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, was one of the Perry backers who spoke at the meeting. So did Texas pastor Rick Scarborough, one knowledgeable source said. It was a far cry from an earlier meeting of evangelical leaders held in Texas, at the ranch of ...
    McAllen Monitor
  • Birdwell appointed to Sunset Commission (corsicanadailysun.com)
    Jan 15, 2012
    AUSTIN — Texas State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury ... Birdwell was one of two new senators selected to serve on the Sunset Advisory Commission, including Dan Patrick (R-Houston). Sen. Birdwell was pleased to be selected for such an important role ...
    Corsicana Daily Sun
  • SOPA On The Ropes: House Delays Vote As Obama Comes Out Against Copyright Bill (forbes.com)
    Jan 14, 2012
    Late Friday, California representative Darrell Issa announced that the House is holding off on any vote on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act until a “consensus” can be reached, and that the bill’s creator, Texas representative Lamar ...
    Forbes
  • SOPA On The Ropes: House Delays Vote As Obama Comes Out Against Copyright Bill (forbes.com)
    Jan 14, 2012
    Late Friday, California representative Darrell Issa announced that the House is holding off on any vote on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act until a “consensus” can be reached, and that the bill’s creator, Texas representative Lamar ...
    Forbes
  • The Truth “Sets an Abhorrent Precedent” (pewsitter.com)
    Jan 12, 2012
    Nathan Koppel of The Wall Street Journal stated, "This is a great day for life in Texas," countered Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick, who represents part of Houston and who sponsored the legislation. "This law is about a woman's right to know so she can ...
    Pewsitter
  • The Truth “Sets an Abhorrent Precedent” (lubbockonline.com)
    Jan 12, 2012
    Nathan Koppel of The Wall Street Journal stated, "This is a great day for life in Texas," countered Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick, who represents part of Houston and who sponsored the legislation. "This law is about a woman's right to know ...
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Court Rules Texas Sonogram Mandate for Abortion Is Constitutional (christianpost.com)
    Jan 11, 2012
    Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, the man who introduced HB 15, told The Christian Post that when crafting the bill he had legal counsels helping to ensure its constitutionality. “This is in line with almost every medical procedure,” said Patrick ...
    Christian Post
  • Texas' Sonogram Law Ruled Constitutional Signaling Biggest Pro-life Victory This Decade (pr-usa.net)
    Jan 11, 2012
    The Fifth Circuit's decision overturned a controversial ruling by U.S. District Judge Sparks, which enjoined the Texas law co-authored by Senator Dan Patrick and Representative Sid Miller and was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in May 2011.
    PR-USA.net
  • Appeals court says Texas can enforce abortion law (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jan 11, 2012
    A Texas abortion law passed last year that requires doctors ... The author of the bill, state Sen. Dan Patrick, said he felt confident the appeals court would uphold the law. "I am extremely gratified that the sonogram bill will finally take ...
    msnbc.com
  • Appellate Ruling Upholds Texas Abortion Law (online.wsj.com)
    Jan 11, 2012
    "This is a great day for life in Texas," countered Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick, who represents part of Houston and who sponsored the legislation. "This law is about a woman's right to know so she can have all the information she deserves ...
    Wall Street Journal
  • Texas can enforce sonogram law, appeals court says (statesman.com)
    Jan 11, 2012
    A Texas law requiring women to receive sonograms before ... and an attempt to harass women seeking to exercise their reproductive rights. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the author of the sonogram law, called the ruling "a victory for ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Court says Texas can enforce abortion law (chron.com)
    Jan 10, 2012
    Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, a passionate supporter of the sonogram ... "Today is a great day for women's health and for the protection of the unborn in Texas." The Texas sonogram law is considered one of the most restrictive in the country and the ruling ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Texas' Sonogram Law Ruled Constitutional Signaling Biggest Pro-life Victory This Decade (prnewswire.com)
    Jan 10, 2012
    The Fifth Circuit's decision overturned a controversial ruling by U.S. District Judge Sparks, which enjoined the Texas law co-authored by Senator Dan Patrick and Representative Sid Miller and was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in May 2011.
    PR Newswire
  • Appeals court says Texas can enforce abortion law (timesunion.com)
    Jan 10, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas abortion law passed last year that ... The author of the bill, state Sen. Dan Patrick, said he felt confident the appeals court would uphold the law. "I am extremely gratified that the sonogram bill will finally take effect ...
    Times Union
  • Central Senator Named To Sunset Commission (kwtx.com)
    Jan 9, 2012
    This appointment will provide me with an opportunity to fulfill that commitment to my constituents and all citizens of Texas.” Dewhurst also named Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, to the commission.
    KWTX
  • International Conference: Peaceful Solution for Camp Ashraf in Iraq (newsblaze.com)
    Jan 9, 2012
    Patrick ... Sen. Lucio Malan, Member of Italian Senate. Shahriar Kia is a political analyst and spokesman for the residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where he resides. Shahriar was educated in the United States, graduating from the University of ...
    Newsblaze.com
  • Morning Energy: Heat from Steele (politico.com)
    Jan 9, 2012
    “If you want someone that’s a clear contrast, that has a strong record, has a vision for this country … then I’m the guy that you want to put in the — in the nomination,” the former senator said. Samuelsohn keeps a close eye on the debates for ...
    Politico.com
  • Judge strikes down key parts of Texas sonogram law (news-journal.com)
    Jan 4, 2012
    The Texas Medical Association opposed the law because it ... to all Texans who stand in defense of life,” Perry said in a statement. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, a key sponsor of the measure, said he was confident the law would be ...
    Longview News-Journal
  • Romney wins Iowa by 8 votes - Fallout: Perry done; Santorum strong; Gingrich angry - Cordray recess appointment? - Oil surges on Iran fear (politico.com)
    Jan 4, 2012
    Miller: http://bit.ly/AakFa3 FALLOUT: PERRY DONE; SANTORUM STRONG; GINGRICH ANGRY - If you went to bed early, Rick Perry said in a gracious speech that he was going “back to Texas” to reassess ... the former Pennsylvania Senator’s way.
    Politico.com
  • Tax relief: Includes certain vet widows (elpasotimes.com)
    Jan 3, 2012
    And, as Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, pointed out ... so many that there's a continued push for a full-fledged veterans hospital in El Paso. Texas has an estimated 25,000 vets who are declared 100-percent disabled, the vast majority between ...
    El Paso Times
  • Ron Paul shows his power in Iowa (blog.chron.com)
    Jan 2, 2012
    (LISA KRANTZ / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS) Republican Presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul waits in ... Attorney General Greg Abbott and Houston Senator Dan Patrick. In contrast, Paul did it alone – at least when it concerns the state ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • New Texas law gives veterans' spouses tax relief (abclocal.go.com)
    Jan 2, 2012
    Texas law already exempts veterans who are declared 100 percent ... the exemption is estimated to cost state and local governments about $25 million in property taxes by 2016. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, one of the authors of the law, called that an ...
    Abc Local Web
  • Among new Texas laws: tax relief for veterans' spouses (statesman.com)
    Jan 2, 2012
    Texas law already exempts veterans who are declared 100 percent ... the exemption is estimated to cost state and local governments about $25 million in property taxes by 2016. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston , one of the authors of the law, called that an ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Among new Texas laws: tax relief for veterans' spouses (statesman.com)
    Jan 2, 2012
    Texas law already exempts veterans who are declared 100 percent ... the exemption is estimated to cost state and local governments about $25 million in property taxes by 2016. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston , one of the authors of the law, called that an ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Relief for vets' spouses in new 2012 Texas laws (reporternews.com)
    Jan 1, 2012
    Texas law already exempts veterans who are declared 100 ... the exemption is estimated to cost state and local governments about $25 million in property taxes by 2016. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, one of the authors of the law, called that ...
    Abilene Reporter-News
  • Tax relief for veterans' spouses among new Texas laws (lubbockonline.com)
    Jan 1, 2012
    Texas law already exempts veterans who are declared 100 ... the exemption is estimated to cost state and local governments about $25 million in property taxes by 2016. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, one of the authors of the law, called that ...
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Handful of new laws taking effect today (mysanantonio.com)
    Jan 1, 2012
    Texas already exempts veterans declared 100 percent disabled ... the exemption will cost state and local governments about $25 million in property taxes by 2016. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, one of the law's authors, called that an insignificant budget ...
    MySanAntonio
  • New law aids veterans' spouses in Texas (theeagle.com)
    Dec 31, 2011
    Texas law already exempts veterans who are declared 100 ... the exemption is estimated to cost state and local governments about $25 million in property taxes by 2016. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, one of the authors of the law, called that ...
    Bryan College Station Eagle
  • Top stories for 2011 (mywesttexas.com)
    Dec 31, 2011
    The lizard's habitat is found in the New Mexico and West Texas portions of the Permian ... named Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe to visit Midland to meet with local representatives at the request of Sen. John Cornyn, who had put a hold ...
    My West Texas
  • Tax relief for veterans’ spouses among new Texas laws taking effect for 2012 (dallasnews.com)
    Dec 30, 2011
    Texas law already exempts veterans who are declared 100 ... the exemption is estimated to cost state and local governments about $25 million in property taxes by 2016. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, one of the authors of the law, called that ...
    Dallas Morning News
  • New Texas law gives veterans' spouses tax relief (msnbc.msn.com)
    Dec 30, 2011
    Texas law already exempts veterans who are declared 100 ... the exemption is estimated to cost state and local governments about $25 million in property taxes by 2016. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, one of the authors of the law, called that ...
    msnbc.com
  • 2011 in their own words (somdnews.com)
    Dec 30, 2011
    I think I’m ready to go back to Texas.” Rose Roddwick ... The defendant stated it was ‘cocaine.’” Deputy Patrick Bowen on the circuit courthouse arrest of Roger Anthony Awkward of California. “I truly think it was a knee-jerk ...
    So Md News.com
  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2011 (msnbc.msn.com)
    Dec 30, 2011
    A former U.S. trade counsel and granddaughter of the founder of Asia's first republic in China, Sun Yat-sen. Jan. 26. Injuries suffered in ... bankruptcy even as he battled cancer. June 10. Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor, 96. A British travel writer ...
    AP - msnbc.com
  • Prosecutors, lawmaker seek tougher DUI fatal terms (komonews.com)
    Dec 29, 2011
    Christopher Hurst, D-Enumclaw, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and Pierce County Prosecutor ... was killed in July by an alleged drunk driver. Investigators say Patrick Rexroat, the driver charged in Lacey's death, had a blood alcohol ...
    KOMO News
  • 2011: The Year Intellectual Property Trumped Civil Liberties (wired.com)
    Dec 28, 2011
    Online civil liberties groups were thrilled in May when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), the head of the ... DNS experts Steve Crocker, David Dagon, Dan Kaminsky, Danny McPherson and Paul Vixie wrote in a white paper that the Protect IP Act ...
    Wired News
  • KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com | The 2012 Election (newswest9.com)
    Dec 28, 2011
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul received a welcome befitting a man with ... pulling out of a Republican presidential debate he had agreed to moderate in Iowa. Donna and Patrick Festa, a working-class couple in Scranton, Pa., and Jack Rosen, an affluent businessman ...
    Newswest9.com
  • Rejection of South Carolina voter ID law may put Texas' law on shakier ground (statesman.com)
    Dec 25, 2011
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, one of 19 co-authors of the Texas law, said he wasn't surprised by the Justice Department's action Friday. "I think this is another example of an extremely overly aggressive Justice Department under the Obama ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Rejection of South Carolina voter ID law may put Texas' law on shakier ground (statesman.com)
    Dec 24, 2011
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, one of 19 co-authors of the Texas law, said he wasn't surprised by the Justice Department's action Friday. "I think this is another example of an extremely overly aggressive Justice Department under the Obama ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Terri Leo hopes to hand pick her successor for SBOE (blog.chron.com)
    Dec 21, 2011
    The Texas State Board of Education could see some major changes ... However, Leo is not the only Republican to endorse Bahoric for the position so far. Others include State Sen. Dan Patrick; who Bahoric previously worked for as district director, State ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Terri Leo hopes to hand pick her successor for SBOE (blog.mysanantonio.com)
    Dec 21, 2011
    The Texas State Board of Education could see some major changes ... However, Leo is not the only Republican to endorse Bahoric for the position so far. Others include State Sen. Dan Patrick; who Bahoric previously worked for as district director, State ...
    MySanAntonio
  • Bahorich to be a ‘strong conservative voice’ for SBOE (yourhoustonnews.com)
    Dec 20, 2011
    Leo said that Donna Bahorich, state Senator Dan Patrick’s former district director and longtime ... a funding source for public education garnered from the Texas General Land Office. As a graduate of Virgina Tech with a degree in financial management ...
    Your Houston News
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Pennsylvania Democrats collude with Republicans on redistricting (dailykos.com)
    Dec 20, 2011
    My Daily Kos colleague Jake McIntyre explains: Long story short, he's widely loathed by significant numbers of college football fans—particularly those in West Texas—for using ... (Last week state Sen. Dan Liljenquist did the same.)
    DAILY KOS
  • Glimpses of the Past (greenbaypressgazette.com)
    Dec 20, 2011
    Deaths — Mrs. Joseph Eisch; James Doherty; Mrs. Patrick Dorsey, Wayside ... Mrs. Henry Fink, Hollandtown; Dan McQueen, Hollandtown. » A De Pere resident picked a large batch of dandelions from his front lawn. » The Army Engineers asked ...
    Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • Business English: The rise of Newt Gingrich and the 'elite media' (ftd.de)
    Dec 20, 2011
    This conservative caravanserai has seen Republican voters get behind multiple other candidates, from Texas governor Rick Perry ... manhandled them. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the late senator, famously said that everyone was entitled to their own opinions ...
    Financial Times Deutschland
  • Ahead of the Bell: Amazon and eBay (finance.yahoo.com)
    Dec 19, 2011
    Patrick Byrne, CEO and chairman of Salt Lake City-based online retailer Overstock.com Inc. is scheduled to testify as well, along with Dan Marshall ... set to speak are Texas state Rep. John Otto and Indiana state senator Luke Kenley.
    Yahoo Finance
  • Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 12/19 (dailykos.com)
    Dec 19, 2011
    Patrick Murray, the director of polling at Monmouth University ... David Clark, a former House speaker, who plans to seek the open 2nd CD seat. (Last week state Sen. Dan Liljenquist did the same.) Clark will be joining a whole bunch of other ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Mike Leach, Texas Tech, and the truth (examiner.com)
    Dec 17, 2011
    Dan Patrick did not challenge anything Mike Leach said. Public opinion has come full circle. The alleged smear campaign against Mike Leach was effective for a while. Unfortunately, for Craig James, ESPN, and Texas Tech, the truth does not seem to even ...
    Examiner
  • Senate Approves Short-Term Extension of Payroll Tax Cut, Gives Obama Two Months to OK Keystone XL Pipeline (commondreams.org)
    Dec 17, 2011
    Patrick Leahy (Vt.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va ... In a statement, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer indicated Obama would sign the two-month extension measure, saying it had met his test of "preventing a tax increase on 160 million ...
    Common Dreams
  • Navy lieutenant marries partner after DADT repeal; AFA protests Schweddy Balls ice cream (windycitymediagroup.com)
    Dec 14, 2011
    Kara Kennedy, the eldest child of the late pro-gay Sen. Edward Kennedy, died Sept. 16 at a Washington, D.C.,-area health club, according to MSNBC.com. Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy ... Ross, 33, and Dan Swezy, a 49-year-old civilian, traveled from their ...
    Windy City Times
  • Ahead of the Bell: Amazon and eBay (finance.yahoo.com)
    Dec 12, 2011
    Patrick Byrne, CEO and chairman of Salt Lake City-based online retailer Overstock.com Inc. is scheduled to testify as well, along with Dan Marshall ... set to speak are Texas state Rep. John Otto and Indiana state senator Luke Kenley.
    Yahoo Finance
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Rick Scott hits an epic new low (dailykos.com)
    Dec 7, 2011
    Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania ... In 2010, Kind survived a tough challenge from ex-state Sen. Dan Kapanke, who was recalled from office earlier this year. Anyhow, according to this press release, it sounds like the number won't get whittled ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Who's winning the billionaire primary? (concordmonitor.com)
    Dec 7, 2011
    Michele Bachmann has the support of two billionaires, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum has one and Texas Rep. Ron Paul has zero ... Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, California developer Donald Bren and developer Sam Zell.
    Concord Monitor
  • Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 12/6 (dailykos.com)
    Dec 6, 2011
    Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania ... but Republicans (perhaps fearful of what's happened in Texas) are urging a go-slow approach. In any event, a three-judge panel will hold hearings on the issue on Dec. 16. 12:42 PM PT: NC-04, NC-13: It looks ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 12/6 (dailykos.com)
    Dec 6, 2011
    Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania ... but Republicans (perhaps fearful of what's happened in Texas) are urging a go-slow approach. In any event, a three-judge panel will hold hearings on the issue on Dec. 16. 12:42 PM PT: NC-04, NC-13: It looks ...
    DAILY KOS
  • On school funding, 'no guarantees' anymore (statesman.com)
    Dec 4, 2011
    State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said the school finance change "is ... Scott Hochberg, D-Houston, highlighted the shift in Texas' future obligation to schools during an exchange on the House floor with Public Education Chairman Rob Eissler, R-The ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Fed court proposes Texas congressional districts (click2houston.com)
    Dec 4, 2011
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and other Republican leaders ... "Court releases TX Congressional map wiping out several Republican seats," Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick said on Twitter shortly after the maps were released. In creating district ...
    Click2Houston.com
  • David Dewhurst: creating opportunity for everyone (blog.chron.com)
    Dec 3, 2011
    David Dewhurst and have a conversation about the current race to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison ... bias I have against him after listening to radio talk show host Dan Patrick call him a “RINO”, a moderate, and even a liberal for the better part ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Romney goes positive, features Ayotte, in new TV ad (unionleader.com)
    Dec 1, 2011
    Confirming our report from a week ago, another Democratic former state senator, Jacquelyn Cilley of Barrington ... Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite Staters, including college graduates ...
    Union Leader
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Romney goes positive, features Ayotte, in new TV ad (newhampshire.com)
    Nov 30, 2011
    Confirming our report from a week ago, another Democratic former state senator, Jacquelyn Cilley of Barrington ... Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite Staters, including college graduates ...
    NewHampshire.com (blog)
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Romney goes positive, features Ayotte, in new TV ad (unionleader.com)
    Nov 30, 2011
    Confirming our report from a week ago, another Democratic former state senator, Jacquelyn Cilley of Barrington ... Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite Staters, including college graduates ...
    Union Leader
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Romney goes positive, features Ayotte, in new TV ad (unionleader.com)
    Nov 30, 2011
    Confirming our report from a week ago, another Democratic former state senator, Jacquelyn Cilley of Barrington ... Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite Staters, including college graduates ...
    Union Leader
  • Ahead of the Bell: Amazon and eBay (statesman.com)
    Nov 30, 2011
    Patrick Byrne, CEO and chairman of Salt Lake City-based online retailer Overstock.com Inc. is scheduled to testify as well, along with Dan Marshall ... witnesses set to speak are Texas state Rep. John Otto and Indiana state senator Luke Kenley.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Ahead of the Bell: Amazon and eBay (kctv5.com)
    Nov 30, 2011
    Patrick Byrne, CEO and chairman of Salt Lake City-based online retailer Overstock.com Inc. is scheduled to testify as well, along with Dan Marshall ... witnesses set to speak are Texas state Rep. John Otto and Indiana state senator Luke Kenley.
    KCTV 5
  • Ahead of the Bell: Amazon and eBay (msnbc.msn.com)
    Nov 30, 2011
    Patrick Byrne, CEO and chairman of Salt Lake City-based online retailer Overstock.com Inc. is scheduled to testify as well, along with Dan Marshall ... witnesses set to speak are Texas state Rep. John Otto and Indiana state senator Luke Kenley.
    AP - msnbc.com
  • Amazon, eBay execs to testify at House Judiciary Committee hearing on online sales taxes (dailypress.com)
    Nov 30, 2011
    Patrick Byrne, CEO and chairman of Salt Lake City-based online retailer Overstock.com Inc. is scheduled to testify as well, along with Dan Marshall ... set to speak are Texas state Rep. John Otto and Indiana state senator Luke Kenley.
    Daily Press
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Herman Cain tells staff he is 'reassessing' his campaign (newhampshire.com)
    Nov 30, 2011
    Confirming our report from a week ago, another Democratic former state senator, Jacquelyn Cilley of Barrington ... Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite Staters, including college graduates ...
    NewHampshire.com (blog)
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Romney backers say Dems attacking 'candidate they are most afraid of' (unionleader.com)
    Nov 29, 2011
    Confirming our report from a week ago, another Democratic former state senator, Jacquelyn Cilley of Barrington ... Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite Staters, including college graduates ...
    Union Leader
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Romney backers say Dems attacking 'candidate they are most afraid of' (unionleader.com)
    Nov 29, 2011
    Confirming our report from a week ago, another Democratic former state senator, Jacquelyn Cilley of Barrington ... Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite Staters, including college graduates ...
    Union Leader
  • The rise of Gingrich and the ‘elite media’ (ft.com)
    Nov 27, 2011
    This conservative caravanserai has seen Republican voters get behind multiple other candidates, from Texas governor Rick Perry ... manhandled them. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the late senator, famously said that everyone was entitled to their own opinions ...
    Financial Times
  • Net neutrality is too regulatory, but Stop Online Piracy isn't? (techworld.com.au)
    Nov 22, 2011
    Prominent Republicans who opposed net neutrality but sponsored SOPA include Representatives Lamar Smith of Texas, chairman of the House ... of copyright infringement, added Daniel Patrick Head, spokesman for Senator Michael Enzi, a Wyoming Republican ...
    Australian Techworld
  • Sports, Jobs, & Taxes: Are New Stadiums Worth the Cost? (brookings.edu)
    Nov 22, 2011
    Last year Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), concerned about the prospect ... The first came in the early 1970s, when the Washington Senators left for Texas. Unhappy baseball fans on Capitol Hill commissioned an inquiry into professional sports.
    Brookings Institution
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Romney to meet voters at McCain's favorite NH spot (unionleader.com)
    Nov 18, 2011
    Confirming our report from a week ago, another Democratic former state senator, Jacquelyn Cilley of Barrington ... Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite Staters, including college graduates ...
    Union Leader
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Romney to meet voters at McCain's favorite NH spot (unionleader.com)
    Nov 17, 2011
    Confirming our report from a week ago, another Democratic former state senator, Jacquelyn Cilley of Barrington ... Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite Staters, including college graduates ...
    Union Leader
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Conservative Kevin Smith says 'I'm in' for governor (newhampshire.com)
    Nov 17, 2011
    Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite ... Hampshire House members in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Dan Hogan of Nashua is a trustee of New Hampshire Right-to-Life and president ...
    NewHampshire.com (blog)
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Conservative Kevin Smith says 'I'm in' for governor (newhampshire.com)
    Nov 17, 2011
    Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite ... Hampshire House members in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Dan Hogan of Nashua is a trustee of New Hampshire Right-to-Life and president ...
    NewHampshire.com (blog)
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Conservative Kevin Smith says 'I'm in' for governor (newhampshire.com)
    Nov 17, 2011
    Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite ... Hampshire House members in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Dan Hogan of Nashua is a trustee of New Hampshire Right-to-Life and president ...
    NewHampshire.com (blog)
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: President Obama plans visit to Manchester next Tuesday, Nov. 22 (unionleader.com)
    Nov 16, 2011
    Dan Hogan of Nashua is a trustee of New Hampshire Right-to ... make sure that the City of Manchester has a voice in Concord.'” Gatsas, a former state senator, said he should not be described as “seriously considering” running for governor ...
    Union Leader
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Conservative Kevin Smith says 'I'm in' for governor (newhampshire.com)
    Nov 15, 2011
    Smith said his goal is to be “Deval Patrick's worst nightmare” by keeping Granite ... Hampshire House members in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Dan Hogan of Nashua is a trustee of New Hampshire Right-to-Life and president ...
    NewHampshire.com (blog)
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Santorum gets 4 endorsements, plans busy holiday weekend in NH (unionleader.com)
    Nov 15, 2011
    Dan Hogan of Nashua is a trustee of New Hampshire Right-to ... make sure that the City of Manchester has a voice in Concord.'” Gatsas, a former state senator, said he should not be described as “seriously considering” running for governor ...
    Union Leader
  • Obama has kept Iran threat at bay, and U.S. Republicans know it (haaretz.com)
    Nov 14, 2011
    Former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan coined a famous phrase that "everyone ... took the opposite tack and joined Texas Governor Perry in asserting that foreign aid to all countries, including Israel, should begin at "ZERO."
    Haaretz.com
  • U.S. Delays Decision on Pipeline Until After Election (nytimes.com)
    Nov 10, 2011
    The $7 billion pipeline, which would run from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, has generated intense ... that go far beyond the particular route it would take,” Senator Patrick Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, said in a statement.
    New York Times
  • Election Day 2011: Liveblog (metroweekly.com)
    Nov 9, 2011
    Ebben, currently serving in the House of Delegates, will be Virginia's first out LGBT senator. Metro Weekly will have more on this race later tonight. 9:00 P.M. - VIRGINIA - Out gay Republican challenger Patrick ... 11:45 P.M. - TEXAS - With more than ...
    Metro Weekly
  • Election Day 2011: Liveblog (metroweekly.com)
    Nov 7, 2011
    Ebben, currently serving in the House of Delegates, will be Virginia's first out LGBT senator. Metro Weekly will have more on this race later tonight. 9:00 P.M. - VIRGINIA - Out gay Republican challenger Patrick ... 11:45 P.M. - TEXAS - With more than ...
    Metro Weekly
  • Playbook: 365 days out (politico.com)
    Nov 6, 2011
    This, after sitting fieldside as the Sooners whipped up on Texas A&M ... Bill Clinton, Daniel Patrick Moynihan. They all wrote me. But of all the letters I’ve received from politicians, the one I liked best was from Senator Barry Goldwater.
    Politico.com
  • UT/Texas Tribune Poll Finds Perry Down, Texas' US Senate Races Remain Wide Open (burntorangereport.com)
    Nov 2, 2011
    What is surprising about these polls is not that undecided is in the lead with so many essentially 5 months to go before Texas' May 22 ... leads with 14 percent; State Senator and Houston radio personality Dan Patrick is second at 9 percent.
    Burnt Orange Report
  • UT/Texas Tribune Poll Finds Perry Down, Texas' US Senate Races Remain Wide Open (burntorangereport.com)
    Nov 2, 2011
    What is surprising about these polls is not that undecided is in the lead with so many essentially 5 months to go before Texas' May 22 ... leads with 14 percent; State Senator and Houston radio personality Dan Patrick is second at 9 percent.
    Burnt Orange Report
  • Ron Paul Can't Win White House Or Nomination, Power Outsiders Say (huffingtonpost.com)
    Oct 26, 2011
    Pete Silva (Rep - Nashua), William Smith (Conservative Blogger), Dan St. Hilaire ... 9), Thomas Alexander (State Senator), Dean Allen (Tea Party Activist), Charm Altman (President Sea Island Republican Women), Patrick L. Arnold (Campaign ...
    Huffingtonpost.com
  • Texas 'is just a giant ATM' for 2012 presidential candidates (mcclatchydc.com)
    Oct 24, 2011
    Among his local donations: $2,500 from Fort Worth's Joshua Ayers; $2,500 from Fort Worth's Bruce Ferguson; $2,500 from Arlington's Michael Rice; $1,000 from Aledo's Patrick ... Granbury's Daniel Askins. Other presidential candidates also drew ...
    McClatchy
  • Texas 'is just a giant ATM' for 2012 presidential candidates (bellinghamherald.com)
    Oct 23, 2011
    Among his local donations: $2,500 from Fort Worth's Joshua Ayers; $2,500 from Fort Worth's Bruce Ferguson; $2,500 from Arlington's Michael Rice; $1,000 from Aledo's Patrick ... Granbury's Daniel Askins. Other presidential candidates also drew ...
    Bellingham Herald
  • Playbook: Steve Jobs plan (politico.com)
    Oct 23, 2011
    In exclusive interview, Sununu said he narrowed his choice to Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry ... Fleishman-Hillard's Pat Cleary (hat tips: Patrick Gavin) ... Lauren Morello of Climatewire (hat tip: Dan Berman) … Joe Hansard … CRC Chairman Leif ...
    Politico.com
  • BREAKING NEWS: Santorum to visit Page County (southwestiowanews.com)
    Oct 21, 2011
    Santorum, a staunch conservative in the pool of Republican hopefuls, is kicking off his “whistlestop tour” of Iowa by attending the Iowa State University Homecoming football game against Texas ... John, Daniel, Sarah Maria, Peter, Patrick ...
    SW Iowa News
  • BREAKING NEWS: Santorum to visit Page County (southwestiowanews.com)
    Oct 20, 2011
    Santorum, a staunch conservative in the pool of Republican hopefuls, is kicking off his “whistlestop tour” of Iowa by attending the Iowa State University Homecoming football game against Texas ... John, Daniel, Sarah Maria, Peter, Patrick ...
    SW Iowa News
  • Morning Transportation: 'Closer every day' (politico.com)
    Oct 20, 2011
    Maine’s junior senator is juggling several issues in the minibus ... The Hill: http://bit.ly/p74TUL. - Patrick Foye, aide to N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will take over as chief of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, ending Chris Ward’s ...
    Politico.com
  • How Does Romney-Perry Debate Dust-Up Stack Up? (news.yahoo.com)
    Oct 19, 2011
    The Race: In 2000, Republican congressman Rick Lazio took on then-first lady Hillary Clinton in a bid to replace the retiring U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan ... in the White House as he faced off with Texas Gov. George W. Bush in the 2000 ...
    YAHOO!
  • Ex-gay leader comes out; Westboro to picket the Ohio State Univ. (windycitymediagroup.com)
    Oct 19, 2011
    The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) issued a statement praising Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick ... and Senator Feinstein have been leaders in this fight and we applaud them for continuing the momentum against this unjust law." In Texas, a ...
    Windy City Times
  • Romney Finds Mainstream Niche in GOP (forward.com)
    Oct 18, 2011
    “My friend Rick Perry,” Sembler said referring to the Texas governor who is also vying for the ... O’Sullivan, a former aide to the late Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, later worked for Secretary of State Colin Powell under Bush.
    Forward
  • Statements by state republican executive has school attorney calling for retraction (easttexasnews.com)
    Oct 17, 2011
    The argument relates to Texas Statute Sec. 11.169 ... School Auditorium in Coldspring for a Republican Dinner with elected officials like State Senator Dan Patrick. “The contract was agreed upon by the school superintendant and the deposit was paid.
    East Texas News
  • POLITICO Pulse: What's at stake for CMS (politico.com)
    Oct 14, 2011
    Dan Boren (Okla ... Chris Gregoire of Washington met separately with the Senate Democratic supercommittee members and the House Democratic supercommittee members in the Capitol. Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, a close ally of President Barack ...
    Politico.com
  • No Openings in Austin, but Planning for One (nytimes.com)
    Oct 14, 2011
    If both leave Texas, the Senate will choose their replacements ... might vote differently if the rest of us can see how they’re voting. Senator Dan Patrick, Republican of Houston, and Mr. Sullivan think that will benefit their side ...
    New York Times
  • National Hockey League Game Capsules (charlotteobserver.com)
    Oct 14, 2011
    Final Score: Colorado 7, Ottawa 1 Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Joakim Lindstrom notched two goals, while Matt Duchene recorded a goal and an assist as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Ottawa Senators, 7-1. Milan Hejduk, Daniel Winnik ...
    CharlotteObserver.com
  • National Hockey League Game Capsules (macon.com)
    Oct 14, 2011
    Final Score: Colorado 7, Ottawa 1 Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Joakim Lindstrom notched two goals, while Matt Duchene recorded a goal and an assist as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Ottawa Senators, 7-1. Milan Hejduk, Daniel Winnik ...
    Macon Telegraph
  • Who will choose the state's next leaders? (statesman.com)
    Oct 13, 2011
    Here's the sleeper issue for the next round of Texas Republican ... filling their jobs. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, says the Senate's Republican majority should meet in a caucus and settle on a candidate, and each Republican senator should then support ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • National Hockey League Game Capsules (tri-cityherald.com)
    Oct 12, 2011
    Final Score: Colorado 7, Ottawa 1 Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Joakim Lindstrom notched two goals, while Matt Duchene recorded a goal and an assist as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Ottawa Senators, 7-1. Milan Hejduk, Daniel Winnik ...
    Tri-City Herald
  • SCHUMER PUSHING REPATRIATION TAX HOLIDAY AS COMPROMISE TO GET INFRASTRUCTURE BANK - JMART: BAD DEBATE TONIGHT COULD BE TERMINAL FOR PERRY (politico.com)
    Oct 11, 2011
    Sperling, domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes and Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer will be on cable throughout the day, prior to a Senate vote on the American ... at the George [H.W.] Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M – Perry’s alma mater.
    Politico.com
  • Texas Senate turnover comes at crucial time (statesman.com)
    Oct 10, 2011
    Dan Patrick, a conservative radio talk show host who formed ... As for his plans, Patrick, who earlier considered a run for the U.S. Senate but has decided to stay in the Texas Senate, is again pondering his future: possibly running for lieutenant governor ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Iiro Impressive in Preseason (oursportscentral.com)
    Oct 10, 2011
    A native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Ward grew up in Houston, Texas ... Senators. The meeting will mark the first of eight between the two clubs this season and the Crunch will be looking for redemption after going 2-6-0-0 against the B-Sens in 2010-11 ...
    OurSports Central
  • Texas Senate turnover comes at crucial time (statesman.com)
    Oct 10, 2011
    Dan Patrick, a conservative radio talk show host who formed ... As for his plans, Patrick, who earlier considered a run for the U.S. Senate but has decided to stay in the Texas Senate, is again pondering his future: possibly running for lieutenant governor ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Marriage licenses | PUBLIC RECORDS | Sept. 20 to Oct. 4 (courierpress.com)
    Oct 9, 2011
    21 McCool, Nicholas Jordan Mr., 27, and Katherine Michele Schlaf, 25, both of Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 22 Brown ... of 3416 Rodenberg Ave., Sept. 23 Ewing, Patrick Allen, 22, and Vanessa Maureen Greenwood, 21, both of Fairfield, Ill.,
    Evansville Courier-Press
  • Brook Hill School Founder Stephen Dement Wins T.B. Butler Award (tylerpaper.com)
    Oct 6, 2011
    He worked as an attorney in Tyler for five years before he was hired in 1985 to manage Landmark Title, Inc., Smith County's largest title insurance and escrow company established by East Texas Savings ... Quincy Adams, a Senate tally sheet ...
    Tyler Morning Telegraph
  • Brook Hill School Founder Stephen Dement Wins T.B. Butler Award (tylerpaper.com)
    Oct 5, 2011
    He worked as an attorney in Tyler for five years before he was hired in 1985 to manage Landmark Title, Inc., Smith County's largest title insurance and escrow company established by East Texas Savings ... Quincy Adams, a Senate tally sheet ...
    Tyler Morning Telegraph
  • Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 9/5 (dailykos.com)
    Oct 5, 2011
    Deval Patrick ... Two-time Senate candidate Erskine Bowles does manage a 42-42 tie. I also tend to doubt any of these guys will actually primary Perdue, who leads Faison 62-18 in a stillborn hypothetical. 1:43 PM PT: TX-35: Joaquin Castro ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Brook Hill School Founder Stephen Dement Wins T.B. Butler Award (tylerpaper.com)
    Oct 5, 2011
    He worked as an attorney in Tyler for five years before he was hired in 1985 to manage Landmark Title, Inc., Smith County's largest title insurance and escrow company established by East Texas Savings ... Quincy Adams, a Senate tally sheet ...
    Tyler Morning Telegraph
  • Brook Hill School Founder Stephen Dement Wins T.B. Butler Award (tylerpaper.com)
    Oct 5, 2011
    He worked as an attorney in Tyler for five years before he was hired in 1985 to manage Landmark Title, Inc., Smith County's largest title insurance and escrow company established by East Texas Savings ... Quincy Adams, a Senate tally sheet ...
    Tyler Morning Telegraph
  • Rainy day fund in 'recovery' mode (amarillo.com)
    Oct 4, 2011
    “We’re now in a recovery period,” John Heleman, chief revenue estimator at the Texas Comptroller’s office ... lawmakers such as Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, predicted a gap of as much as $15 billion. In this year’s session, the ...
    Amarillo Globe-Times
  • With Obama jobs bill near dead, White House plans fall push for passage (ledger-enquirer.com)
    Oct 3, 2011
    The Democratic-controlled Senate ... 01) Patrick J. Tiberi (OH-12) (a) Steve Stivers (OH-15) (a) Jim Gerlach (PA-06) (a) Pat Meehan (PA-07) (a) Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) (a) Lou Barletta (PA-11) (a) Charles Dent (PA-15) Quico Canseco (TX-23 ...
    Ledger-Enquirer
  • Clean Energy Cons: Dozens of Republicans Asked for Clean Energy Grants and Subsidized Loans Before Attacking Them (thinkprogress.org)
    Oct 2, 2011
    Some senators and representatives who voted to slash funds for ... calling them examples of “crony capitalism.” Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) sent a letter to Secretary Steven Chu requesting $70 million in funding for the Oxy-Fuel System Turbine ...
    Think Progress
  • On sonograms, Texas knows all (chron.com)
    Sep 28, 2011
    He granted a restraining order to keep Texas from enforcing the act while we wait for his final decision on the law's validity. But the law's Senate sponsor, Dan Patrick, R-Houston, knew better. He wrote in a Aug. 30 Facebook post that "it was obvious by ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Talks tackle Texas troubles (thedailycougar.com)
    Sep 27, 2011
    such as Houston State Senator Dan Patrick, who is vice-chairman of the Senate Education Committee. Patrick engaged F. Scott McCown, a former judge who presided over all of Texas’ public school finance cases from 1990-2002, throughout the ...
    College Media Network
  • Romney rolls into town with momentum
    Sep 24, 2011
    If he's not the sole front-runner, then he's in a two-man race for that title with Texas Gov. Rick Perry ... he does it and he takes the flak for it. I admire that." Patrick Mihm, a retired insurance company employee from Westfield, said ...
    Indianapolis Star
  • Dome: N.C. BBQ worse than road kill, Perry said (newsobserver.com)
    Sep 22, 2011
    According to "Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue," in 1992 when Perry was a promising Texas politician ... Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy. The event, which is closed ...
    The News & Observer
  • Obama's Big Task: Save Troubled U.S.-UN Relations (theatlantic.com)
    Sep 21, 2011
    This monomaniacal focus led former U.S. envoy to the United Nations Daniel Patrick Moynihan--and so many U.S. officials ... Such efforts reached their apogee during the 1990s, when Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC) and GOP colleagues in Congress created an ...
    Atlantic Online (blog)
  • Ogden weighs in on how Senate might pick next lieutenant governor (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    Sep 21, 2011
    Ogden, who on occasion has bucked the tea party and anti-tax groups, expressed little enthusiasm for proposals by colleague Dan Patrick ... of the Texas majority." Ogden, recalling the 2000 race between Ratliff and Sibley, said the senators' decision ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • Enrollment 50 ahead of projections (dowagiacnews.com)
    Sep 20, 2011
    “They’re more comfortable in Michigan than they might be in Texas ... Kincheloe fifth grade. Daniel explained, “There is a new state law. Now teachers have five years before they become tenured.” DUHS Student Senate President Sarah ...
    Dowagiac News
  • TxDOT hosts ground-breaking ceremony for Segment E of Grand Parkway (katytimes.com)
    Sep 16, 2011
    The Texas Department of Transportation has begun moving ... But the bill passed both chambers, and State Senators Joan Huffman of District 17 and Dan Patrick of District 7 and State Representatives Bill Callegari of District 132 and Allen Fletcher of ...
    Katy Times
  • Family feud: Perry versus the Bushes (cbsnews.com)
    Sep 15, 2011
    Is it jealousy? Is it a simple difference of ideology?" Ardent Perry booster and Texas state senator Dan Patrick dismisses the tension as "a problem that no one in Texas sees" and "more media hype than reality." But that is definitely a minority view.
    CBS News
  • Inside Texas prison, seminary begins to change lives (bpnews.net)
    Sep 14, 2011
    John Whitmire and Dan Patrick as well as TDCJ leadership ... Whitmire said of all the programs he's endorsed in his long tenure in the Texas Senate, including drug and alcohol treatment, job training, and rehabilitation programs, "this one is the big ...
    BP News
  • Mitt Romney Is Presidential, Electable, HuffPost-Patch GOP Power Outsiders Say (huffingtonpost.com)
    Sep 14, 2011
    The breakdown of positive and negative judgments of Romney looks roughly comparable to what we found last week when our survey focused on Texas ... Senator), Dean Allen (Tea Party Activist), Charm Altman (President Sea Island Republican Women ...
    Huffingtonpost.com
  • Groundbreaking ceremony held for Segment E of Grand Parkway (impactnews.com)
    Sep 13, 2011
    Legislators who represent the greater Houston area, Texas Department of Transportation ... he said. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, told the crowd it was a great day for Senate District 7, which covers most of western Harris County, because of the ...
    impactnews
  • Media cuts it out when it comes to Perry vasectomy chatter (washingtonscene.thehill.com)
    Sep 13, 2011
    One lawmaker who has undergone the 10-minute procedure is Texas State Senator Dan Patrick. The Republican, who doubles as a Houston radio talk show host, wasn’t too shy about his health back in 1991, when a doctor performed his vasectomy live on the air.
    Thehill.com
  • Rick Perry not the conservative he claims to be (dailycampus.com)
    Sep 13, 2011
    On this front, Perry's reputation also has no factual foundation. Earlier this year, for example, Texas state senator Dan Patrick and state representative David Simpson introduced legislation that would have made it a misdemeanor for Federal ...
    UC Daily Campus
  • Who will choose the state's next leaders? (statesman.com)
    Sep 10, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, says the Senate's Republican majority should meet in a caucus ... "We are a conservative Republican state," Patrick said. "And the voters of Texas who have elevated Republicans to overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Cybersecurity is focus of new bills in Congress (hamptonroads.com)
    Sep 8, 2011
    Dan Lungren (R-Calif ... to use the RICO Act to prosecute cybercrime is appealing to certain members of the Senate, too. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) held a hearing Wednesday that examined updating the Computer Fraud and ...
    HamptonRoads.com
  • Trail Mix: Houston state senator won’t make U.S. Senate run (dallasnews.com)
    Sep 8, 2011
    Dan Patrick of Houston, a favorite of social conservatives, said Wednesday that he won’t jump into the U.S. Senate race, barring an unforeseen development. “I can best serve my conservative principles and have the most impact in the Texas ...
    Dallas Morning News
  • Patrick won't seek U.S. Senate seat (chron.com)
    Sep 8, 2011
    Dan Patrick will not seek election to the U.S. Senate ... Although Republicans are widely expected to hold onto their strong majority in the Texas Senate next year, some conservatives are worried that Senate Democrats could be the swing vote in deciding ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Texas Digest: Patrick decides against U.S. Senate run; man trapped in car for 2 days (statesman.com)
    Sep 8, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, will not jump into the U.S. Senate race ... I believe I can best serve my conservative principles and have the most impact in the Texas Senate," said Patrick, a conservative radio talk-show host and tea party leader in the Legislature.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Rick Perry Is A Leader Who Can Beat Obama, HuffPost-Patch GOP Power Outsiders Say (huffingtonpost.com)
    Sep 7, 2011
    The most frequently mentioned terms, "Texas ... State Senate candidate), Joel Maiola (Former Judd Gregg Chief of Staff), Andrew Manuse (State Rep - Derry), George Markwell (School Board Member), Harry McClard (Freelance writer), Patrick ...
    Huffingtonpost.com
  • Texas Digest: Patrick decides against U.S. Senate run; man trapped in car for 2 days (statesman.com)
    Sep 7, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, will not jump into the U.S. Senate ... I believe I can best serve my conservative principles and have the most impact in the Texas Senate," said Patrick, a conservative radio talk-show host and tea party leader in the ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Mr. Patrick will not go to Washington (blog.chron.com)
    Sep 7, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, announced a few minutes ago that he will not be jumping into the U.S. Senate race. Patrick ... It’s about being where I can best serve Texas and where I can have the most impact for conservative principles.”
    Houston Chronicle
  • Unless the 'unforeseen happens,' Patrick says count him out of U.S. Senate race (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
    Sep 7, 2011
    Dan Patrick of Houston, a favorite of social conservatives ... I believe I can best serve my conservative principles and have the most impact in the Texas Senate," said Patrick, who enjoys better name recognition than many legislators, thanks to his ...
    Dallas Morning News (blog)
  • Big 12 not Legislature's focus (lubbockonline.com)
    Sep 7, 2011
    These questions come on the heels of the Southeastern Conference voting Tuesday whether to accept Texas A&M into its fold. A news conference is expected today. Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, chairwoman of the Senate Higher Education Committee ...
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Miracle: Jesus Appears in Drag in TX Republican’s Watercolor Painting (deathandtaxesmag.com)
    Sep 6, 2011
    Jesus appeared miraculously in the watercolor painting of a Texas State Senator. In drag. Texas State Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) has been trying to teach himself to paint with watercolors lately. It’s a new hobby, and by his own account he has has ...
    Death and Taxes
  • Patrick: Increase sales tax (blog.chron.com)
    Sep 2, 2011
    When that senator is tea party champion Dan Patrick, R-Houston ... lawmakers proposed abolishing school property taxes, revamping the Texas business tax and expanding the sales tax. Patrick, who serves on both Education and Finance committees in the ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Patrick: Increase sales tax (blog.mysanantonio.com)
    Sep 2, 2011
    When that senator is tea party champion Dan Patrick, R-Houston ... lawmakers proposed abolishing school property taxes, revamping the Texas business tax and expanding the sales tax. Patrick, who serves on both Education and Finance committees in the ...
    MySanAntonio
  • Sen. Dan Patrick speaks in favor of a sales tax increase, but maintains conservative values (impactnews.com)
    Sep 1, 2011
    CY-FAIR — Conservative Texas Sen. Dan Patrick, District 7–Cy-Fair ... Patrick did not discuss his possible run for U.S. Senate, however, he did stay he was still considering a move to Washington politics.
    impactnews
  • Legislature unlikely to interfere in Aggies' Big 12 departure (lubbockonline.com)
    Sep 1, 2011
    AUSTIN — Don’t expect the Texas Legislature to get in the way of Texas A&M’s departure from the Big 12 Conference. The chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, state Rep. Dan Branch ... counterpart in the Senate, Judith Zaffirini ...
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • More movies opening in theaters this fall (dfw.com)
    Aug 31, 2011
    Here's a partial list of other movies opening between now and the end of November in North Texas. Bellflower A film-festival ... in this thriller about agents solving a senator's murder. Dream House Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz ...
    El Diário La Estrella
  • Texas judge blocks law requiring pregnant woman to see ultrasound before aborting her foetus (dailymail.co.uk)
    Aug 31, 2011
    The Texas Medical Association opposed the law because it dictated ... ruling is a great disappointment to all Texans who stand in defense of life,' State Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston, a key sponsor of the measure, said he was confident the law would ...
    Daily Mail
  • Republican Staff Member, Steeped in Tax Law, Is Chosen to Lead Deficit Panel Staff (post-gazette.com)
    Aug 31, 2011
    "Mark has a well-earned reputation for being a workhorse who members of both parties have relied on," the leaders of the deficit committee, Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, and Representative Jeb Hensarling, Republican of Texas, said in a joint statement.
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Republican Staff Member, Steeped in Tax Law, Chosen to Lead Deficit Panel Staff (nytimes.com)
    Aug 31, 2011
    said of Mr. Prater while mentioning the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York. “He has historically had good relationships working on both sides of the aisle.” The fact that Mr. Prater is a tax lawyer long accustomed to finding ...
    New York Times
  • Legislature unlikely to interfere in Aggies' Big 12 departure (lubbockonline.com)
    Aug 30, 2011
    AUSTIN — Don’t expect the Texas Legislature to get in the way of Texas A&M’s departure from the Big 12 Conference. The chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, state Rep. Dan Branch ... counterpart in the Senate, Judith Zaffirini ...
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Members of deficit panel had moments of independence, bipartisanship, offering hope of a deal (startribune.com)
    Aug 29, 2011
    "With the gridlock and partisanship in Washington, it is reassuring to see our legislation move so quickly to the entire Senate, and on a bipartisan basis," he said. Portman and the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick ...
    Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra On Budget Supercommittee Has Independent Streak (huffingtonpost.com)
    Aug 29, 2011
    At a time when committee chairmen had unlimited power, the Democrat had a shouting match with the gruff House Ways and Means chairman, Dan Rostenkowski ... Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, co ...
    Huffingtonpost.com
  • Deficit panel members had moments of independence (msnbc.msn.com)
    Aug 29, 2011
    "With the gridlock and partisanship in Washington, it is reassuring to see our legislation move so quickly to the entire Senate, and on a bipartisan basis," he said. Portman and the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick ...
    msnbc.com
  • Private schools can play UIL sports - except football, basketball (statesman.com)
    Aug 29, 2011
    The Texas Senate voted to allow private schools onto the University ... Exempting football and basketball was necessary to pass the bill, said Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who has tried to force the UIL to open up to private schools since 2007.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Moments of Independence on Deficit Panel Spark Hopes for Super Committee (foxnews.com)
    Aug 29, 2011
    "With the gridlock and partisanship in Washington, it is reassuring to see our legislation move so quickly to the entire Senate, and on a bipartisan basis," he said. Portman and the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick ...
    FOX News
  • Deficit Supercommittee Members Sometimes Buck Parties (newsmax.com)
    Aug 29, 2011
    "With the gridlock and partisanship in Washington, it is reassuring to see our legislation move so quickly to the entire Senate, and on a bipartisan basis," he said. Portman and the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick ...
    NewsMax.com
  • Deficit Panel Members Had Moments Of Independence (npr.org)
    Aug 29, 2011
    "With the gridlock and partisanship in Washington, it is reassuring to see our legislation move so quickly to the entire Senate, and on a bipartisan basis," he said. Portman and the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick ...
    NPR News
  • Perry’s Anti-Abortion Law Takes Effect This Week, Requiring Women To Get A Sonogram 24 Hours Before An Abortion (thinkprogress.org)
    Aug 28, 2011
    This Thursday marks the beginning of Texas’ new fiscal year ... to chip away at women’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy. The Senate sponsor of the bill, Dan Patrick (R) hailed it as “the beginning of the end for abortions ...
    Think Progress
  • When Journalists Lie: Re-Writing History (dailykos.com)
    Aug 28, 2011
    Ill-advisedly, Nixon kept on knocking off states: Maryland and Indiana and Texas and California his first day ... whom he'd approached to help craft the legislation. The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said that a person is entitled ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Vote out those who raided Social Security (statesmanjournal.com)
    Aug 28, 2011
    As you might expect, most of the 535 senators and ... Here is the list: Dan Burton, R-Ind. Max Baucus, D-Mont. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. Norm Dicks, D-Wash. John Dingell, D-Mich. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
    Statesman Journal
  • Prison officials to christen seminary for inmates (statesman.com)
    Aug 28, 2011
    Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican who with Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat, pushed to establish the seminary after touring the Louisiana program. Whitmire agrees that the program holds great promise. "Texas has ... who chairs the Senate committee ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Prison officials to christen seminary for inmates (statesman.com)
    Aug 28, 2011
    Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican who with Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat, pushed to establish the seminary after touring the Louisiana program. Whitmire agrees that the program holds great promise. "Texas has ... who chairs the Senate committee ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Morning Bits (washingtonpost.com)
    Aug 22, 2011
    The Texas governor’s rhetoric ... And when I came to the Senate, I went toe to toe with Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Ted Kennedy, the lions of the left, who were going to defend that system. . . . But we continued to work on it and were ...
    Washington Post
  • Pro Bono Barrister: (brooklyneagle.com)
    Aug 19, 2011
    The Texas President’s Vietnam ... Bob Kelly and Angelo Arculeo to the Senate, Assembly and City Council respectively. Carey campaigned on federal assistance to parochial schools, knowing that Bay Ridge was home to St. Patrick’s School, St. Anselm ...
    Brooklyn Daily Eagle
  • HuffPost-Patch GOP Power Outsiders: Bachmann, Perry Gaining The Most Ground In Presidential Race (huffingtonpost.com)
    Aug 17, 2011
    The Texas governor ... (Former State Senate candidate), Joel Maiola (Former Judd Gregg Chief of Staff), Mike Malzone (Small biz owner/ Leader of Merrimack Tea), Andrew Manuse (State Rep - Derry), Harry McClard (Freelance writer), Patrick McDougall ...
    Huffingtonpost.com
  • TX-Con: Rundown of Texas Constitutional Election (dailykos.com)
    Aug 17, 2011
    Hey Texas, did you know that there is an election November ... It was introduced in the Senate by Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) and Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston). SJR 14 passed both the Senate and the House unanimously.
    DAILY KOS
  • IGTNT - Honoring the 30 Lost in the Chinook CH-47 Crash (Part Two) (dailykos.com)
    Aug 17, 2011
    Family and friends all agree his sense of humor would fill the state of Texas. He had been a Navy SEAL for ten years ... plus he was a Navy SEAL. Senator Joe Mancin of WVA released the following statement: "The entire state of West Virginia joins the ...
    DAILY KOS
  • SUPERTURFWAR, CLUB FOR GROWTH LEADS IN CASH, TREY GOWDY OUT?, ALLEN WEST FOR SENATE?, THE RICK PERRY FILES, TRIVIA (politico.com)
    Aug 16, 2011
    Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) according to a study by MapLight.org ... NOT EVERYONE IS SO ENAMORED-- “U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is promoting a bill to suspend U.S. assistance to three elite Israel Defense Forces units, alleging they are involved in human ...
    Politico.com
  • SUPER COMMITTEE SET, MITT-AKE OR MITT'S TAKE, PAWLENTY CHANNELS PETER PARKER, DOUBLE DIP FORECAST, TRIVIA (politico.com)
    Aug 12, 2011
    GOING ROGUE: NOT THIS BUNCH-- Lisa Mascaro of the L.A. Times notes the group's strong ties to respective party leaders in each chamber, suggesting that no one will make a move that isn't fully blessed by Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry ...
    Politico.com
  • GOP debate wrap: No big winners - S&P blames default deniers - Exclusive first look: Market pros see QE3 coming - Talker: Euro nations ban short sales (politico.com)
    Aug 11, 2011
    at Texas ... Senate seat next year. Warren, a Harvard law professor and Oklahoma native, has met with top Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, and is working with two prominent political advisers to Gov. Deval Patrick, the state's ...
    Politico.com
  • Deficit 'super' panelists not known for compromise (modbee.com)
    Aug 11, 2011
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Wednesday tapped Republican Conference Chair Jeb Hensarling of Texas ... Fred Upton of Michigan. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., named his deputy, Jon Kyl of Arizona, Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania ...
    Modesto Bee
  • 6 Republicans who've vowed no tax hikes named to debt panel (ledger-enquirer.com)
    Aug 10, 2011
    The Republican senators whom Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., named to the panel are Jon Kyl of Arizona, Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania ... Republican Conference Chair Jeb Hensarling of Texas, Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave ...
    Ledger-Enquirer
  • Creative Time Tweets Continues with Jill Magid's #Faustoswitness (artdaily.org)
    Aug 8, 2011
    Cardenas had just visited state senator Dan Patrick’s office before the shooting ... Jill Magid (@jillmagid)— who, oddly enough, was visiting Texas to research snipers — witnessed this mysterious shooting by Fausto Cardenas. Nothing is known of ...
    Art Daily
  • Illinois State Conference held for NSDAR (cantondailyledger.com)
    Aug 8, 2011
    Wright, Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn, State Senator Bill Brady, State Representative Dan Brady, Mayor Steve Stockton of Bloomington ... Hagg State Regent of Texas. Past National Officers from Illinois, Past Vice Presidents General from Illinois ...
    Canton Daily Ledger
  • The Des Moines Register (desmoinesregister.com)
    Aug 5, 2011
    The former Pennsylvania senator emphasizes family values in his stump speech. His electronic postcards underscore that theme, showing Peter and Patrick Santorum holding a catfish they caught near Oskaloosa; Daniel and ... Rick Perry of Texas, a possible ...
    Des Moines Register
  • Texas Legislators Defend Pro-Life Ultrasound Bill in Court (lifenews.com)
    Aug 4, 2011
    Today, on behalf of Texas Senator Dan Patrick and Texas Representative Sid Miller, Liberty Institute filed an amicus brief to defend HB 15. Senator Patrick and Representative Miller were the authors of HB 15 in the Texas Senate and Texas House of ...
    LifeNews.com
  • Factbox: How senators voted on debt ceiling deal (msnbc.msn.com)
    Aug 2, 2011
    Congress approved and President Barack Obama signed a deal to raise the government's debt ceiling on Tuesday after the Senate ... Texas: Cornyn, John (R), Yes Hutchison, Kay Bailey (R), Yes Utah: Hatch, Orrin (R), No Lee, Mike (R), No Vermont: Leahy ...
    msnbc.com
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: 8/2 (dailykos.com)
    Aug 2, 2011
    Chris Ruddy, the CEO of freakin' Newsmax, is saying he won't rule out a run for the GOP Senate nomination ... That means ex-state Rep. Dan Severson is still the only Republican running. • MT-Sen, MT-AL: Gov. Brian Schweitzer once again sounded pretty ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 8/1 (dailykos.com)
    Aug 1, 2011
    Eleven Democrats voted against it (as did all Republicans), but the list is… strange: Mike Ross (AR-04), John Barrow (GA-12), Bruce Braley (IA-01), David Loebsack (IA-02), Pete Visclosky (IN-01), Collin Peterson (MN-07), Mike McIntyre (NC-07), Dan Boren ...
    DAILY KOS
  • The Note: A Deal -- If They Can Keep It (blogs.abcnews.com)
    Aug 1, 2011
    But, as ABC News Business Unit correspondent Dan Arnall points out ... (Thirty-nine House Republicans and ten Republican Senators signed this pledge.) GETTING TO THE MAGIC NUMBER. The deal still has to pass both Houses of Congress in less than 48 ...
    ABC News Blogs
  • Cruz-Dewhurst Senate Race in Texas to Be Establishment vs. Outsider Brawl (ContributorNetwork) (bayoubuzz.com)
    Jul 26, 2011
    Another possible entrant is Texas Senator and radio magnate Dan Patrick. Former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams, who had considered a run for the Senate, is instead running for a House seat. Dewhurst and Cruz are considered the main candidates ...
    Bayou Buzz
  • Obama Mixes Clay with Iron – 2012 America's Valley of Decision? (postchronicle.com)
    Jul 26, 2011
    Obama's public stance on marriage has changed several times since his days as a senator, but now with his ... Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) told New York Department of Correctional Services official, Patrick Dunleavy, that he should consider ...
    Post Chronicle
  • Obama Put Out the Call, And They Answered (slate.com)
    Jul 26, 2011
    Dan Burton: I won't take up valuable staff time ... Second time got a message from Boehner and then then the mailbox was full. And finally, Patrick: I am a libertarian who will be calling my Senators and Representative tomorrow to urge them not to raise ...
    Slate
  • Milton Gwirtzman, Adviser to Kennedys, Dies at 78 (the-dispatch.com)
    Jul 26, 2011
    Kennedy to run for the Senate in New York, then became one of his top aides when he ran for president. He helped write some of Edward M. Kennedy’s most important speeches, including his 1968 eulogy for Robert at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York ...
    Dispatch
  • Texas Legislature: UTEP left out of fund despite its eligibility (elpasotimes.com)
    Jul 24, 2011
    AUSTIN -- Two Texas universities were denied ... cuts and included all three universities. Senate negotiators wanted universities to stick to a hard $5 million "buy-in" to access the fund. State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, and state Sen.
    El Paso Times
  • Texas Legislature: UTEP left out of fund despite its eligibility (elpasotimes.com)
    Jul 24, 2011
    AUSTIN -- Two Texas universities were denied ... cuts and included all three universities. Senate negotiators wanted universities to stick to a hard $5 million "buy-in" to access the fund. State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, and state Sen.
    El Paso Times
  • Should we change how we elect presidents? (edition.cnn.com)
    Jul 22, 2011
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan, could result in "the most radical transformation in our political system that has ever been considered." Moynihan spoke those words in 1979, during a Senate debate over ... states like California and Texas while turning out their ...
    CNN
  • Should we change how we elect presidents? (cnn.com)
    Jul 22, 2011
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan, could result in "the most radical transformation in our political system that has ever been considered." Moynihan spoke those words in 1979, during a Senate debate over ... states like California and Texas while turning out their ...
    CNN
  • Tough Terrain for Senate Democrats (rollcall.com)
    Jul 21, 2011
    State Sen. Dan Patrick (R), a local radio talk-show host, also is pondering a bid. That’s a crowded Senate field even after two GOP candidates, former Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams and former Secretary of State Roger Williams, dropped out ...
    Roll Call Online
  • Tough Terrain for Senate Democrats (rollcall.com)
    Jul 21, 2011
    State Sen. Dan Patrick (R), a local radio talk-show host, also is pondering a bid. That’s a crowded Senate field even after two GOP candidates, former Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams and former Secretary of State Roger Williams, dropped out ...
    Roll Call Online
  • Tough Terrain for Senate Democrats (rollcall.com)
    Jul 21, 2011
    State Sen. Dan Patrick (R), a local radio talk-show host, also is pondering a bid. That’s a crowded Senate field even after two GOP candidates, former Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams and former Secretary of State Roger Williams, dropped out ...
    Roll Call Online
  • Dewhurst Jumps Into Texas Senate Primary (rollcall.com)
    Jul 21, 2011
    David Dewhurst (R) has entered the Senate race ... Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones are running, and state Sen. Dan Patrick is considering a bid. However, Dewhurst ...
    Roll Call Online
  • Dewhurst Jumps Into Texas Senate Primary (rollcall.com)
    Jul 21, 2011
    David Dewhurst (R) has entered the Senate race ... Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones are running, and state Sen. Dan Patrick is considering a bid. However, Dewhurst ...
    Roll Call Online
  • Investor Enthusiasm May Add Momentum to Obama Deficit Deal Push (sfgate.com)
    Jul 21, 2011
    "Tax increases aren't going to fly in the House," said Texas Republican Representative Kevin Brady, a member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. "That's not going to change." House Speaker John Boehner was non-committal on the senators' proposal.
    San Francisco Gate
  • Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst to run for Senate (upi.com)
    Jul 19, 2011
    David Dewhurst plans to make a video announcement this week he is running for the U.S. Senate ... and former Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones have announced they are running in the Republican primary, while Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston ...
    United Press International
  • Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst to run for Senate (upi.com)
    Jul 19, 2011
    David Dewhurst plans to make a video announcement this week he is running for the U.S. Senate ... and former Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones have announced they are running in the Republican primary, while Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston ...
    United Press International
  • Rick Perry's Texas (huffingtonpost.com)
    Jul 19, 2011
    At the signing ceremony, Perry brought in the bill's senate sponsor, Republican Dan Patrick, who told reporters this wasn ... The church (Christian) and the state are Siamese twins in Texas. Patrick, who has been an instrumental ally for Perry's more ...
    Huffingtonpost.com
  • Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst poised to make U.S. Senate bid official (beaumontenterprise.com)
    Jul 19, 2011
    Dan Patrick , R-Houston ... Ricardo Sanchez is the only announced candidate in the Democratic Primary U.S. Senate race. Since he vowed not to launch a campaign while the Texas Legislature was in session, Dewhurst's opponents have several months' head ...
    Beaumont Enterprise
  • Dewhurst poised to make U.S. Senate bid official (chron.com)
    Jul 19, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who formed an exploratory ... Ricardo Sanchez is the only announced candidate in the Democratic Primary U.S. Senate race. Since he vowed not to launch a campaign while the Texas Legislature was in session, Dewhurst's opponents ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • Students Elated at Katy ISD Re-Hiring Proposal (myfoxhouston.com)
    Jul 18, 2011
    KATY, Texas - Turns out the disturbingly large teachers layoffs ... Despite the lean state budget, State Senator Dan Patrick promised early on that genuine cuts to the classroom would be minimal. "It is very gratifying that I looked people in the eye ...
    MyFox Houston
  • In the catbird seat (terrelltribune.com)
    Jul 17, 2011
    former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz; and state Sen. Dan Patrick, a radio talk-show host who owns stations in Houston and Dallas. Dewhurst's huge swag and name ID have already helped drive the two Williamses to quit the senate race to seek a new ...
    Terrell Tribune
  • Senate candidates report fundraising, await David Dewhurst’s entry to race (dallasnews.com)
    Jul 16, 2011
    “The race begins as his to lose,” said Texas Christian University ... federal law he can’t transfer that to a Senate campaign, election lawyers say. Also considering a run is Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, a favorite of social ...
    Dallas Morning News
  • Dewhurst in the catbird seat for political musical chairs (mywesttexas.com)
    Jul 14, 2011
    former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz; and state Sen. Dan Patrick, a radio talk-show host who owns stations in Houston and Dallas. Dewhurst's huge swag and name ID already have helped drive the two Williamses to quit the senate race to seek a new ...
    My West Texas
  • McNeely: Dewhurst in catbird seat (news-journal.com)
    Jul 14, 2011
    former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz; and state Sen. Dan Patrick, a radio talk-show host who owns stations in Houston and Dallas. Dewhurst’s huge swag and name ID have already helped drive the two Williamses to quit the senate race to seek a new ...
    Longview News-Journal
  • David Dewhurst's catbird-ness (reporternews.com)
    Jul 13, 2011
    former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz; and state Sen. Dan Patrick, a radio talk-show host who owns stations in Houston and Dallas. Dewhurst's huge swag and name ID have already helped drive the two Williamses to quit the Senate race to seek a new ...
    Abilene Reporter-News
  • Dewhurst in the catbird seat for political musical chairs (journal-spectator.com)
    Jul 13, 2011
    former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz; and state Sen. Dan Patrick, a radio talk-show host who owns stations in Houston and Dallas. Dewhurst’s huge swag and name ID have already helped drive the two Williamses to quit the senate race to seek a new ...
    Wharton Journal Spectator
  • RON PAUL DEMANDS AN END TO FEDERAL AIRPORT SECURITY (newswithviews.com)
    Jul 12, 2011
    The legislation now moves on to the Texas Senate where Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) will sponsor the bill. The TSA responded in a statement on its blog, insisting it has the right to perform Fourth Amendment violating searches based on the supremacy clause ...
    NewsWithViews.com
  • Lawmakers brace for '13 woes (amarillo.com)
    Jul 11, 2011
    Dan Patrick ... Legislature, Patrick was against tapping into the Rainy Day Fund. But Davis and all Democrats - as well as a few influential Republicans such as Sens. Kel Seliger of Amarillo and Steve Ogden of Bryan, chairman of the Senate Finance ...
    Amarillo Globe-Times
  • Patrick is living large and loud (mysanantonio.com)
    Jul 11, 2011
    Dan Patrick stood beside his desk in the Senate chamber and ... this month and then make a decision about whether to run for the U.S. Senate, stay in the Texas Senate or seek another statewide office, perhaps lieutenant governor. “It took him a session ...
    MySanAntonio
  • Reynolds: Abortion-sonogram law wrongs women, doctors (dailytoreador.com)
    Jul 7, 2011
    Texas Medical Providers Performing Abortion Services ... The simple fact that this law was written by State Senator Dan Patrick, a Republican senator from Houston notorious for his strong anti-abortion sentiment, suggests to me that this law is just ...
    University Daily
  • THE 82ND LEGISLATURE (chron.com)
    Jul 5, 2011
    Dan Patrick stood beside his desk in the Senate and with microphone ... month and then make a decision about whether to run for the U.S. Senate, stay in the Texas Senate or seek another statewide office, perhaps lieutenant governor. "He still has kind ...
    Houston Chronicle
  • After all this time, U.S. Senate field still fluid (statesman.com)
    Jul 5, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, announced in late May that he would explore seeking the Hutchison seat. It would be a gamble for Patrick, because he could not run for both U.S. Senate and re-election ... and a few key voices in the Texas GOP, such as conservative ...
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Texas U.S. Senate race has high dropout rate (pegasusnews.com)
    Jul 1, 2011
    State Senator Dan Patrick, Republican of Houston, is looking. Ted Cruz, the former Texas solicitor general is gathering conservative endorsements and support. Elizabeth Ames Jones, a railroad commissioner, is in. And Tom Leppert, a former mayor of Dallas ...
    Pegasus News
  • Texas Senate race still wide open (washingtontimes.com)
    Jun 30, 2011
    With two Republican contenders for the 2012 Senate race in Texas dropping out recently to run instead ... The poll showed state Sen. Dan Patrick , a Republican talk show host from Houston who emerged as a conservative champion in the just-finished session ...
    Washington Times
  • Texas House makes last effort for anti-groping bill (wfaa.com)
    Jun 29, 2011
    AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas House will get a last-chance vote on a ... Democrats are unlikely to support the measure after the bill's author, Sen. Dan Patrick, and the president of the Senate, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, portrayed the bill as sending a message ...
    WFAA
  • Senate passes school finance, windstorm bills, but House doesn't finish (statesman.com)
    Jun 29, 2011
    The Texas Senate on Tuesday shut its doors on the ... "I have never heard of that happening," said state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston . "It's astonishing. Both chambers routinely send over bills with a messenger, and they are always greeted and accepted."
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Key budget bill fails to pass the Texas House (kvue.com)
    Jun 29, 2011
    “The citizens of Texas want sanctuary cites and they want TSA. The fate of these bills -- it's in the House,” said Senator Dan Patrick of Houston. With time rapidly running out, it looks like the so-called "sanctuary city" bill is dead. It may never ...
    KVUE
  • Texas Senate race still wide open (washingtontimes.com)
    Jun 28, 2011
    With two Republican contenders for the 2012 Senate race in Texas dropping out recently to run instead ... The poll showed state Sen. Dan Patrick , a Republican talk show host from Houston who emerged as a conservative champion in the just-finished session ...
    Washington Times
  • Key budget bill fails to pass the Texas House (kvue.com)
    Jun 28, 2011
    “The citizens of Texas want sanctuary cites and they want TSA. The fate of these bills -- it's in the House,” said Senator Dan Patrick of Houston. With time rapidly running out, it looks like the so-called "sanctuary city" bill is dead. It may never ...
    KVUE
  • Watered-down Texas anti-groping bill lets TSA touch passengers wherever they want - as long as staff are 'suspicious' (dailymail.co.uk)
    Jun 28, 2011
    Texas has backed watered-down laws to stop TSA officials ... going to be reasonable suspicion,' said Heather Fazio of Austin. 'That is unacceptable.' Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston, defended the change, saying the bill still sends a strong message to ...
    Daily Mail
  • Texas Senate Field Starting To Take Shape (hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com)
    Jun 28, 2011
    With former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams dropping out of ... Dewhurst is considered the early favorite to capture the Republican nomination if he runs. State Sen. Dan Patrick , who hosts a conservative radio show out of Houston, could still ...
    National Journal (blog)
  • Watered-down Texas anti-groping bill lets TSA touch passengers wherever they want - as long as staff are 'suspicious' (dailymail.co.uk)
    Jun 28, 2011
    Texas has backed watered-down laws to stop TSA officials ... going to be reasonable suspicion,' said Heather Fazio of Austin. 'That is unacceptable.' Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston, defended the change, saying the bill still sends a strong message to ...
    Daily Mail
  • Texas lawmakers pass airport groping bill (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 28, 2011
    The protesters then gathered in the Senate ... of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican. "The simple act of opting out of the body scanners is going to be reasonable suspicion," said Heather Fazio of Austin. "That is unacceptable." Sen. Dan ...
    msnbc.com
  • Texas lawmakers pass airport groping bill (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 28, 2011
    The protesters then gathered in the Senate ... of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican. "The simple act of opting out of the body scanners is going to be reasonable suspicion," said Heather Fazio of Austin. "That is unacceptable." Sen. Dan ...
    msnbc.com
  • Texas lawmakers pass airport groping bill (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 28, 2011
    The protesters then gathered in the Senate ... of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican. "The simple act of opting out of the body scanners is going to be reasonable suspicion," said Heather Fazio of Austin. "That is unacceptable." Sen. Dan ...
    msnbc.com
  • The special session is ending but the political season is about to start (lubbockonline.com)
    Jun 28, 2011
    David Dewhurst, the presiding officer of the Texas Senate, is a good example ... If Dewhurst decides to run for Hutchison's seat he may compete against state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who is also interested, plus a good number of other Republican ...
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Legislature passes budget, health bills (statesman.com)
    Jun 28, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said he hoped the House would accept the Senate version of the bill when it meets today ... "We have sent a clear message that we will stand tall for Texas when we believe the federal government is overreaching," Patrick said.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Airport security bill fuels tension (reporternews.com)
    Jun 26, 2011
    AUSTIN — Texas legislators advanced measures on Monday that would ... "That is unacceptable." Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, defended the change, saying the bill still sends a strong message to Transportation Security Administration security screeners ...
    Abilene Reporter-News
  • Legislature passes budget, health bills (statesman.com)
    Jun 26, 2011
    Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said he hoped the House would accept the Senate version of the bill when it meets today ... "We have sent a clear message that we will stand tall for Texas when we believe the federal government is overreaching," Patrick said.
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Drawn into debate (terrelltribune.com)
    Jun 25, 2011
    Wentworth, R-San Antonio, has been trying since 1993 to get Texas to join other states ... In 2009, it was blocked by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston. During the regular session that ended May 30, it failed to get to the Senate floor. The proposal during ...
    Terrell Tribune
  • UPDATE: House adjourns without debate on pat-down bill (news-journal.com)
    Jun 25, 2011
    AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas House has adjourned without debating a ... which is sponsored in the Senate by Houston Republican Sen. Dan Patrick, on Friday afternoon. The measure is up for full House debate this morning. The lower chamber was scheduled to ...
    Longview News-Journal
  • McNeely: Redistricting panel unlikely (news-journal.com)
    Jun 24, 2011
    Wentworth, R-San Antonio, has been trying since 1993 to get Texas to join other states ... In 2009, it was blocked by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston. During the regular session that ended May 30, it failed to get to the Senate floor.
    Longview News-Journal
  • Gov. Perry Heeds Will of Texans: Says No to TSA Groping (christiannewswire.com)
    Jun 21, 2011
    And Texas State Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) indicated in earlier June 15th letter to Perry that he had the votes in the Senate for the companion bill, SB 29. By Monday evening, June 20th Perry concluded -- contrary to the answer he gave Strackbein this ...
    ChristianNewsWire
  • Texas Officials Groped by TSA as Anti-Groping Bill Makes Comeback (thenewamerican.com)
    Jun 17, 2011
    State Sen. Dan Patrick also re-introduced the bill into the Senate. And this time, he says there are enough votes to pass it. Now the fate of the bill rests with Gov. Perry. In Texas, only legislation that is called up by the Governor can be voted on ...
    New American
  • Texas To Join Georgia, Alabama in Fight Against Illegals (thenewamerican.com)
    Jun 16, 2011
    Texas has joined Georgia, Alabama ... "If the states stand up and speak out, then maybe the federal government will finally act," Sen. Dan Patrick said, according to the paper. "To not pass this legislation would be to throw up our hands and do nothing."
    New American
  • Ted Cruz' situation as good as it gets for Texas Senate candidate (mailtribune.com)
    Jun 16, 2011
    DALLAS — For a conservative Texan seeking national office, it could hardly get better than this: In a recent 48-hour span, Ted Cruz, a candidate for next year's Republican Senate nomination ... with a bow to the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who said ...
    Medford Mail Tribune

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    May 24, 2011
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  • Data Shows Massive Disparity in Professor Productivity at UT-Austin (ramparts360.com)
    May 23, 2011
    ... report clearly demonstrates how increases in faculty teaching can result in significant cost savings to students, parents and taxpayers,” said Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston), former Vice Chair of the Higher Education committee. ...
    Ramparts360
  • Formula 1 Racing Speeds to Texas | Only Cars (only-cars.com)
    May 20, 2011
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    May 19, 2011
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    May 19, 2011
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    May 18, 2011
    “I don't understand why 25 people in Austin could not put up $1 million each if they thought this was a good opportunity instead of the state making a $25 million commitment,” said Senator Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican. ...
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    May 18, 2011
    A controversial bill meant to shut down puppy mills has drawn another outspoken opponent in state Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston. “I'm a barking 'no,'” Patrick said during a public hearing on the bill that turned into a raucous affair ...
    Ramparts360
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    May 18, 2011
    “I don't understand why 25 people in Austin could not put up $1 million each if they thought this was a good opportunity instead of the state making a $25 million commitment,” said Senator Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican. ...
    Tech Support Forums - TechIMO.com
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    May 18, 2011
    May God bless, Dan Patrick Senator, District 7 CAPITOL OFFICE Capitol Building, Room 3S.3 Post Office Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711 (512) 463-0107 Fax: (512) 463-8810 DISTRICT OFFICE (HOUSTON) 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 209 Houston, ...
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    May 17, 2011
    At that time Senator Dan Patrick proposed an Amendment to the HB 370 to add the exact text found in SB 1214, thus tagging his bill to Hochberg's bill. This amendment was voted on and approved by the Senate. ...
    5A Texas Football Forum
  • TSA Groping: In Texas, It's Official Oppression « Police-Led ... (policeledintelligence.com)
    May 17, 2011
    It is now in the Senate where Senator Dan Patrick is sponsoring the bill. My Dumb Mistake. Now, I've spent a lot of wind trashing the TSA over the years, and believe that the TSA is more bloat and bother than security, but when I see ...
    Police-Led Intelligence
  • Half Empty: Senate Votes Overwhelmingly for Use of Rainy Day Fund (halfempth.blogspot.com)
    May 16, 2011
    Well the Senate, aside from Senator Dan Patrick, is devoid of Tea Party Republicans. The Senate still has that overwhelming Republican majority, but aside from Patrick, none of them ascribe to Tea Party principles. ...
    Half Empty
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    May 16, 2011
    “I don't understand why 25 people in Austin could not put up $1 million each if they thought this was a good opportunity instead of the state making a $25 million commitment,” said Senator Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican. ...
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  • The Sport Review: “F1 round-up: Schumacher 'encouraged' by ... (bwinsport.blogspot.com)
    May 15, 2011
    Texas senator Dan Patrick has criticised the decision to pump $25m into the Circuit of the Americas, which will host the returning US Grand Prix. The organisers behind the race believe that hosting Formula 1 in Austin will bring in ...
    The Sport Review
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    May 15, 2011
    “I don't understand why 25 people in Austin could not put up $1 million each if they thought this was a good opportunity instead of the state making a $25 million commitment,” said Senator Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican. ...
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    May 15, 2011
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    May 15, 2011
    Texas senator Dan Patrick hаѕ criticised thе attestation tο siphon $25m іntο thе Circuit οf thе Americas, whісh wіƖƖ horde thе returning US Grand Prix. Thе organisers behind thе rасе decider thаt hosting Formula 1 іn Austin wіƖƖ move іn ...
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  • Senator: Texas cannot afford F1 | Planet F1 | Formula One News (planetf1.com)
    May 14, 2011
    Backers of the project have estimated that the Formula One race will bring in about $300 million in revenue annually to the city but Texas senator Dan Patrick isn't buying it. "This is something we should not be doing," Patrick said. ...
    PlanetF1 | News
  • Texans! Stop SB905! - THR (thehighroad.org)
    May 14, 2011
    I can't support SB905 even though Dan Patrick, the conservative Republican senator who represents my district and for whom I voted, was one of the authors. The claim, voiced by Sen. Patrick, is that legislators, judges, ...
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  • The F1 Times | Funding for Austin GP safe despite opposition (thef1times.com)
    May 14, 2011
    Meanwhile, State Senator Dan Patrick recently tried to block the funding, however he was unsuccessful in his attempts, but he remains against the decision. "This is not something we should be doing. How can you justify spending $25 ...
    The F1 Times.com - News
  • Problems, Problems, Problems-Formula 1-GoTeamsGo Sports Fan Forum (goteamsgo.com)
    May 14, 2011
    "The developers should find the money through private sources," insisted republican senator Dan Patrick, according to Bloomberg. And the Independence Party in Britain has condemned news that Greece is pushing ahead with a partly ...
    GoTeamsGo Sports Fan Forum
  • F1 round-up: Schumacher 'encouraged' by Mercedes form | Formula 1 ... (thesportreview.com)
    May 14, 2011
    Texas senator Dan Patrick has criticised the decision to pump $25m into the Circuit of the Americas, which will host the returning US Grand Prix. The.
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  • Texas Senator: Our State cannot afford F1 — Formula 1 Austin News ... (autodrenaline.com)
    May 14, 2011
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  • Private schools in the UIL – Off the Kuff (offthekuff.com)
    May 14, 2011
    senator dan patrick. hard at work solving the vital problems of our beleaguered state. that's what i think. byron schirmbeck says: May 14, 2011 at 9:27 am. while this isn't even on the radar screen of important agenda items, ...
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    May 13, 2011
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    May 13, 2011
    “The developers should find the money through private sources,” insisted republican senator Dan Patrick, according to Bloomberg. And the Independence Party in Britain has condemned news that Greece is pushing ahead with a partly ...
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  • Troubled waters for F1 plans in India, US, Greece | F1 Fantasy Racings (fantasyracings.com)
    May 13, 2011
    “The developers should find the money through private sources,” insisted republican senator Dan Patrick, according to Bloomberg. And the Independence Party in Britain has condemned news that Greece is pushing ahead with a partly ...
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  • F1 : Troubled waters for Formula 1 plans in India, United States ... (f1sa.com)
    May 13, 2011
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    May 13, 2011
    State Senator Dan Patrick, a conservative Republican from Houston, recently led a vote against the financing of the Finance Committee. “This is not something we need to do.” How to justify spending $ 25 million? It is of 500 teachers, ...
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  • Formula One | Troubled waters for F1 plans in India, US, Greece (f1zone.net)
    May 13, 2011
    "The developers should find the money through private sources," insisted republican senator Dan Patrick, according to Bloomberg. And the Independence Party in Britain has condemned news that Greece is pushing ahead with a partly ...
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    May 13, 2011
    “The developers should find the money through private sources,” insisted republican senator Dan Patrick was quoted saying byBloomberg. And the Independence Party in Britain has condemned news that Greece is pushing ahead with a partly ...
    YallaF1.com
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    May 13, 2011
    “The developers should find the money through private sources,” insisted republican senator Dan Patrick, according to Bloomberg. And the Independence Party in Britain has condemned news that Greece is pushing ahead with a partly ...
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  • Troubled waters for F1 plans in India, US, Greece | Racing In Focus (racinginfocus.com)
    May 13, 2011
    “The developers should find the money through private sources,” insisted republican senator Dan Patrick, according to Bloomberg. And the Independence Party in Britain has condemned news that Greece is pushing ahead with a partly ...
    Racing In Focus
  • Texas legislature wants to cut subsidies for US Grand Prix (jalopnik.com)
    May 12, 2011
    Super conservative radio host and State Senator Dan Patrick from Houston told Fox News "This is not something we should be doing. How can you justify spending $25 million? That is 500 teachers." It's a rare issue that has conservative ...
    Jalopnik
  • Laredotejas: Perry's GOP to pay $25M a year for formula1 races ... (laredotejas.blogspot.com)
    May 12, 2011
    “I don't understand why 25 people in Austin could not put up $1 million each if they thought this was a good opportunity instead of the state making a $25 million commitment,” said Senator Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican. ...
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  • Pat'sBlog: Texas, Teaching, and Too Crazy to Believe (pballew.blogspot.com)
    May 12, 2011
    “I don't understand why 25 people in Austin could not put up $1 million each if they thought this was a good opportunity instead of the state making a $25 million commitment,” said Senator Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican. ...
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  • The Workroom: Texas Taxpayers Finance Formula One Auto Races as ... (fbworkroom.blogspot.com)
    May 12, 2011
    “I don't understand why 25 people in Austin could not put up $1 million each if they thought this was a good opportunity instead of the state making a $25 million commitment,” said Senator Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican. ...
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  • AUL successes in the states start rolling in | Americans United ... (aul.org)
    May 12, 2011
    Texas: The Senate Judiciary Committee has also passed AUL's regulation on abortion-inducing drugs sponsored by Senator Dan Patrick. The bill is now headed to floor and is in danger of being blocked by abortion advocates. ...
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  • CULTURE NEWS: Abortions Restricted via Texas Sonogram Law (culturecampaign.blogspot.com)
    May 11, 2011
    "We believe that when they see the miracle of life some will change their minds," said Dan Patrick, a Republican state senator who represents part of Houston and who sponsored the legislation, which passed both houses of the state ...
    CULTURE NEWS
  • Sutil involved in “brawl” in Chinese nightclub | F1 Fanatic round-up (f1fanatic.co.uk)
    May 11, 2011
    Senator Dan Patrick. Well, why don't you find 25 millionaires who think education is important to even it up then? I don't mean to be facetious (well, I do a little), but it's such a narrow-minded way of looking at things. ...
    F1 Fanatic - The Formula 1 Blog
  • Texas to Require Sonograms Before Abortions » First Thoughts | A ... (firstthings.com)
    May 11, 2011
    “We believe that when they see the miracle of life some will change their minds,” said Dan Patrick, a Republican state senator who represents part of Houston and who sponsored the legislation, which passed both houses of the state ...
    First Thoughts
  • Want an Abortion? Not Without a Sonogram, Texas Says - Truthdig (truthdig.com)
    May 11, 2011
    We believe that when they see the miracle of life some will change their minds,” said Dan Patrick, a Republican state senator who represents part of Houston and who sponsored the legislation, which passed both houses of the state ...
    Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
  • Texas State F Formula one racing, while weighing layoffs Master ... (newspage.co)
    May 11, 2011
    commitment,” said Senator Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican. “The developers should find the money through private sources.” As many as 100000 teachers in Texas may be fired because of spending cuts to cope with the state's budget ...
    Breaking News, Weather, Business, Health, Entertainment, Sports, Politics
  • Texas Insider » Worst Possible Time to Raise Small Business Taxes (texasinsider.org)
    May 11, 2011
    By State Senator Dan Patrick. Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – During the last legislative session, I passed a bill that exempted businesses grossing under $1 million from paying the state's gross receipts tax. ...
    Texas Insider
  • Texas Adds Conditions on Abortion | iGlobeNews.net (iglobenews.net)
    May 11, 2011
    “Wе believe thаt whеn thеу see thе miracle οf life ѕοmе wіll change thеіr minds,” ѕаіd Dan Patrick, a Republican say senator whο represents раrt οf Houston аnd whο sponsored thе legislation, whісh passed both houses οf thе say ...
    Global News
  • Texas to Require Sonograms Before Abortions - Politics - The ... (theatlanticwire.com)
    May 10, 2011
    "We believe that when they see the miracle of life some will change their minds," Republican State Senator Dan Patrick, who sponsored the legislation, told the Wall Street Journal. Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive ...
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  • Lindsay Lohan doesn't plan to show up in court for plea | Rayford ... (danpatrickforsenate.com)
    May 10, 2011
    Just another Dan Patrick Blog site. Hey there! Thanks for dropping by Rayford McCartney's Blog! Take a look around and grab the RSS feed to stay updated. See you around! Uncategorized · Lindsay Lohan doesn't plan to show up in court for ...
    Rayford McCartney's Blog
  • University Of Michigan Graduates WALK OUT During Anti-Gay Senator ... (danpatrickforsenate.com)
    May 10, 2011
    Guests attending the ceremony were handed a pamphlet explaining the protest the students had planned, which included a letter previously sent to the school's administration to protest Senator Portman's presence, reading: ...
    Rayford mccartney's Blog
  • Capitol Update - Senator Dan Patrick | Texas GOP Vote (texasgopvote.com)
    May 9, 2011
    The following is an update from Texas Senator Dan Patrick of the 82nd Legislative Session. Less that a Month to Go. With only 21 calendar days to go before the 82nd Regular Session ends, every moment of every day counts. ...
    Texas GOP Vote - Restore * Renew * Reunite
  • Your Philosophy Sucks: You Ain't Special (your-philosophy-sucks.blogspot.com)
    May 9, 2011
    So, I read from my twitter feed that state Senator Dan Patrick proposed a bill exempting himself and other legislators from certain onerous provisions of Title 10, section 46.035 of the Texas Penal Code. What's more impressive is that ...
    Your Philosophy Sucks
  • PornandLiquor.com - Ah, Texas politics. (pornandliquor.com)
    May 8, 2011
    Texas Senator Dan Patrick has spoken many times about the deal making that goes on in Texas politics on his afternoon radio show. Specifically giving his vote to bills he wouldn't normally support in exchange for support on his bills. ...
    pornandliquor.com
  • Texas Sonogram Abortion Bill Passed – MiseryXchord (doom-magazine.net)
    May 7, 2011
    Fox News Houston reports, “the bill's author, Republican State Senator Dan Patrick, said a woman would not be forced to look at the results. “Are sonograms performed now? The answer is yes. Planned Parenthood testified over the years ...
    MiseryXchord
  • Texas Forced Sonogram Bill Moves Towards Passage - The Daily Hurricane (dailyhurricane.com)
    May 6, 2011
    Below is what Republican State Senator Dan Patrick--the Senate sponsor of the bill-- said about the picture you see above---. "Speaking at the House press conference this morning on their acceptance of the latest version of the bill. ...
    The Daily Hurricane
  • Abortion Takes Us Through the Looking Glass | nonsequiteuse (nonsequiteuse.wordpress.com)
    May 6, 2011
    [Republican/Tea Party Senator Dan] Patrick said he would make property tax reductions his priority when he got to Austin. He lied. I'll never vote for him again. Taxpayer1999; I typically side Republican, but not on this issue. ...
    nonsequiteuse
  • Texas Forced Sonogram Bill On Way Towards Passage—15 Men And 2 ... (texasliberal.wordpress.com)
    May 5, 2011
    Below is what Republican State Senator Dan Patrick–the Senate sponsor of the bill– said about the picture you see above—. “Speaking at the House press conference this morning on their acceptance of the latest version of the bill. ...
    Texas Liberal
  • State and Federal Lawmakers Tackle Abortion Rights - Law Blog - WSJ (blogs.wsj.com)
    May 4, 2011
    “We believe that if just one out of five women, after seeing the sonogram, hearing the explanation, hearing the heartbeat, change their mind, that's 15000 lives that can be saved,” said Republican Houston senator Dan Patrick, ...
    Law Blog
  • Senate Gives Final Approval To Sonogram Bill - Lone Star Texas News (lonestartexasnews.com)
    May 4, 2011
    Houston Republican Senator Dan Patrick says that has to do with the time a woman has to wait between sonogram and abortion. If she lives more than 100 miles away from a facility the wait is 2 hours, if not the wait is 24 hours. ...
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  • rockbridge times: Mandatory Ultrasounds For Texas Women Who Choose ... (rockbridgetimes.blogspot.com)
    May 4, 2011
    Take a look at State Senator Dan Patrick from Houston who is carrying the bill in the Texas Senate. Who wants this man making decisions for women? I don't. I tangled with this man when I was president of the Greater East End District ...
    rockbridge times
  • Senator Patrick Advances Sonogram Bill In The Senate | DanPatrick.org (preview.danpatrick.org)
    May 3, 2011
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  • Avnet LPGA Classic a good fit for Mobile (Hicks) - Mobile Alabama News (mobilenews.gulfcoastrising.com)
    May 3, 2011
    Pushed by Houston's State Senator Dan Patrick, the abortion-sonogram bill got final approval to; Students want to pay exoneree after state refused © 2011 AP GALVESTON, Texas — Students at a Texas university are trying to raise money to ...
    Mobile Alabama News
  • OBL death means “nuclear hellstorm” vows KSM! | EducationNews.org (educationnews.org)
    May 2, 2011
    The Solomons' Texas State Board of Education map E120 was passed 28-3, and Senator Dan Patrick was ruthlessly kept from even presenting the map that the majority of the Texas State Board of Education members preferred ...
    EducationNews.org
  • Abortion Sonogram Bill Clears Another Hurdle — Abortion Sonogram ... (texastribune.org)
    May 2, 2011
    The bill has undergone some transformations — and much floor debate — since the original House version by Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, and the Senate version by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, were introduced. ...
    The Texas Tribune: Main Feed
  • UK Universities Fail to Confront Islamic Extremism on Campus ... (educationnews.org)
    May 2, 2011
    The Solomons' Texas State Board of Education map E120 was passed 28-3, and Senator Dan Patrick was ruthlessly kept from even presenting the map that the majority of the Texas State Board of Education members preferred ...
    EducationNews.org
  • Texas RINOs and Libs Shut out SBOE Conservatives (ramparts360.com)
    Apr 30, 2011
    UPDATE*** Check out Senator Dan Patrick's comment below! by Donna Garner | April 29, 2011 3:46 PM | Liberty Linked This Facebook account of what happened in the Texas Senate today was sent to me a few minutes ago.
    Ramparts360
  • Conservatives Double-crossed by Cowardly Libs | Texas GOP Vote (texasgopvote.com)
    Apr 28, 2011
    Senator Dan Patrick of SD7 was the lone “hero” of the day, ably questioning the rogue plan, asking why Midland and Ector counties were flipped, (the unspoken but well-known reason is that Bob Craig does not want an opponent who happens ...
    Texas GOP Vote - Restore * Renew * Reunite
  • Gov Jan Brewer vetoes Arizona Birther Bill - Kick! Making Politics ... (rackjite.com)
    Apr 27, 2011
    Let by Evangelical Fundamentalist Talk show host Senator Dan Patrick, new gun laws allowing people to take their guns to bars, college dorms, college classrooms, college stadiums, and of course all professional sporting events (where ...
    KicK! Making Politics Fun
  • DWI Cases Senator Dan Patrick - Terra IT Group (terraitgroup.com)
    Apr 27, 2011
    As part of an effort to address the backlog of drunk-driving cases in Texas courts, Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston, has prepared a proposal to give Texas judges the discretion to sentence first-time Texas DWI offenders to “deferred ...
    Stornello & Correro Criminal Law Offices
  • Herman Cain to Speak at Woodlands Area Tax Day Tea Party Hosted by ... (wonkish.org)
    Apr 26, 2011
    Additional speakers include Senator Dan Patrick, Ben Streusand representing Americans for Prosperity and Dr. Earl Johnson who founded the Texas Constituents Tea Party and co-founded the Crispus Attucks Tea Party. ...
    Political News & Commentary
  • BurkaBlog :: Swingers in the Senate (texasmonthly.com)
    Apr 26, 2011
    It does to Tea Party leader and Senator Dan Patrick, who said it should be addressed because the state can't afford to have a $15 billion revenue shortfall in two years, something he predicts will be reality if the structural deficit is ...
    Burkablog
  • Dan Patrick DWI Proposal - Mark A. Correro DUI/DWI Law Blog on ... (criminal.lawyers.com)
    Apr 23, 2011
    As part of an effort to address the backlog of drunk-driving cases in Texas courts, Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston, has prepared a proposal to give Texas judges the discretion to sentence first-time DWI offenders to "deferred ...
    Lawyers.com Blog
  • Dan Patrick DWI Proposal | Lawyer News & Information (sopoly.com)
    Apr 23, 2011
    Houston DWI LawyerAs part of an effort to address the backlog of drunk-driving cases in Texas courts, Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston, has prepared a proposal to.
    Lawyer News & Information
  • Dan Patrick DWI Proposal · Internet Tax Lawyers (internettaxlawyers.com)
    Apr 23, 2011
    As part of an effort to address the backlog of drunk-driving cases in Texas courts, Senator Dan Patrick, R-Houston, has prepared a proposal to give Texas judges the discretion to sentence first-time DWI offenders to"deferred ...
    Internet Tax Lawyers
  • Motorbikes Daily Post: MotoGP 2011. The funds will not come to Texas (motorbikes-daily-post.blogspot.com)
    Apr 22, 2011
    But the conditional is a must, at least in this case, because despite the ten-year contract is ready, the 25 million dollars of public funds needed will probably not reach you, at least according to the words of Senator Dan Patrick, ...
    Motorbikes Daily Post
  • Tea party: Libertarian revolt or religious right in disguise? (senatorteaparty.com)
    Apr 21, 2011
    The bill's author, Republican Sen. Dan Patrick, chairs the Legislature's tea party caucus. Next. Article source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0421/Tea-party-Libertarian-revolt-or-religious-right-in-disguise.
    Senator Tea Party - Jim demint
  • Llano Hosts Tax Day Tea Party Rally - Mason County News - Mason, Texas (masoncountynews.com)
    Apr 20, 2011
    The first joint Tax Day Tea Party Rally in this area had Texas Senators Troy Fraser (whose District 24 includes all of the participating Tea Parties) along with the Chairman of the Texas Legislature's Tea Party Caucus, Senator Dan ...
    Mason County News
  • State funding for 2012 US GP in doubt | YallaF1.com (yallaf1.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities,” said senator Dan Patrick. ...
    YallaF1.com
  • The F1 Times | State funding for United States GP in doubt (thef1times.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off 25 million for race cars - I think we make people say where are their priorities," senator Dan Patrick told KXAN. ...
    The F1 Times.com - News
  • State funding for 2012 US GP in doubt - report | Formula 1, F1 ... (motorsport.nextgen-auto.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities," senator Dan Patrick said. ...
    Nextgen-Auto.com Motorsport
  • F1 – Blow to Austin GP funding prospects | Only Cars (only-cars.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    According to reports in Austin today, a Texas state senator is trying to pull local government funding from the grand prix project. Republican senator Dan Patrick isn't so sure that spending $25 million to help finance a race is the ...
    Only Cars
  • Formula One | State funding for 2012 US GP in doubt – report (f1zone.net)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities," senator Dan Patrick said. ...
    F1Zone :: Formula 1 & Motorsport News & Articles
  • AutoRacing1.com - Hot News Page (autoracing1.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities," senator Dan Patrick said. ...
    Autoracing1.com - Hot News
  • The F1 Times | State funding for United States GP in doubt (thef1times.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off 25 million for race cars - I think we make people say where are their priorities," senator Dan Patrick told KXAN. ...
    The F1 Times.com - News
  • State funding for 2012 US GP in doubt – report | Racing In Focus (racinginfocus.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities,” senator Dan Patrick said. ...
    Racing In Focus
  • State funding for 2012 US GP in doubt – report | F1 Racing Motor (f1racingmotor.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities,” senator Dan Patrick said. ...
    F1 Racing Motor
  • F1 : State funding for 2012 US GP in doubt - report (madeinmotorsport.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities," senator Dan Patrick said. ...
    MadeInMotorSport.com
  • Flagworld.com >> News » Blog Archive » State funding for 2012 US ... (flagworld.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities,” senator Dan Patrick said. ...
    Flagworld.com >> News
  • US track risks losing $25m of funding (patronisef1.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    Texas senator Dan Patrick said that he felt he couldn't legitimately spend such an amount on "race cars" given the financial situation of the area. "At a time when people are stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, ...
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    Apr 19, 2011
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  • Lotus-Renault GP F1 Team News & Updates: Finance blow for Austin ... (lotusrenault.blogspot.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities," senator Dan Patrick told the station. ...
    Lotus-Renault GP F1 Team News & Updates
  • F1 : Report - State funding for Texas 2012 USA Formula 1 Grand ... (f1sa.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    ... stressed about their schools, stressed about their jobs, stressed about health care and nursing homes, for us to check off $25 million for race cars, I think we make people say where are their priorities," senator Dan Patrick said. ...
    F1SA - IRL
  • State Senator Dan Patrick thinks certain people should be able to ... (texasconstitutionalcarry.blogspot.com)
    Apr 18, 2011
    My state senator, Dan Patrick, thinks this is a good idea because of the high profile that lawmakers carry. Well, this is reasonable reasoning. However, isn't it also reasonable reasoning to assume, that sense the thugs and thieves ...
    Texas Constitutional Carry
  • Should state officials have special gun privileges? - Whaddya ... (blog.beaumontenterprise.com)
    Apr 18, 2011
    Republican state senator Dan Patrick of Houston thinks they should. He has authored a bill that would, according to the AP, “allow statewide officials and lawmakers … to carry concealed handguns into sporting events, bars, churches and ...
    Whaddya Think?
  • Circuit of the Americas loses $25m funding | F1 Fanatic round-up (f1fanatic.co.uk)
    Apr 16, 2011
    “State Senator Dan Patrick said Friday that he made the move to pull a $25 million incentive package to assisted the development of the planned Formula One race track in east Travis County because it suggested the state's priorities are ...
    F1 Fanatic - The Formula 1 Blog
  • It's Happy Hour Time! Let's Talk F1 | AustinPost.org (austinpost.org)
    Apr 15, 2011
    By the way, isn't Senator Dan Patrick, the culprit of the pulled $25 million, from Houston? What does he know about our local Austin situation? Sure, he's got the best interest of an entire state to worry about, but wouldn't ...
    Austin Post Latest News
  • Texas Senator Dan Patrick Fox News interview (history-law.blogspot.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    Texas Senator Dan Patrick has announced that Texas has its own National Guard on "high alert" post - the first time in modern history through the Civil War broke out in Mexico. Texas has not received any response from the federal ...
    Law History
  • Dan Patrick Used To Be For Senate » Russell Pearce Faces Recall ... (danpatrickforsenate.com)
    Apr 13, 2011
    Activists seeking to recall the Arizona state senator who was the driving force behind the state's recent anti-illegal immigration measures say they're confident they will gather enough signatures. Volunteers with Citizens for a Better ...
    Dan Patrick Used To Be For Senate
  • Texas Insider » Whitmire, Patrick Pass 2/3rds Tax Increase Vote ... (texasinsider.org)
    Apr 13, 2011
    Texas State Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston), after Senate Joint Resolution 12, or SJR 12 was approved by the Senate Finance Committee last week requiring a two-thirds vote of both chambers to create or raise state taxes. ...
    Texas Insider
  • Lawmakers Are More Important Than You - News/Talk 790 KFYO (kfyo.com)
    Apr 13, 2011
    Senator Dan Patrick seems to think his life is worth more than yours. Chad Hasty explains why after the jump.
    News/Talk 790 KFYO
  • Spring-Klein Community News: SENATOR PATRICK'S MILITARY BALLOT ... (tomballspringtimes.com)
    Apr 13, 2011
    SB 904 ensures that we hear the voices of our soldiers in local elections Yesterday, April 12, 2011 Senator Dan Patrick passed Senate Bill 904, the Military Ballot Bill, with complete bipartisan support. SB 904 will require that a full ...
    Spring-Klein Community News
  • Is Texas opposed to the adoption of a federal system of sex ... (dallastxcriminaldefenseattorney.com)
    Apr 12, 2011
    "In this budget climate, we don't have the luxury of spending an additional $40 million," said state Senator Dan Patrick. The final concern of Texas officials - along with officials in other states such as California and Arizona - is ...
    Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney Blog | Texas Drug Charges Lawyer | TX Sex Crimes Law Firm
  • Progressive Group To Supporters: Withhold Donations To Obama If He ... (danpatrickforsenate.com)
    Apr 12, 2011
    Just another Dan Patrick Blog site. Hey there! Thanks for dropping by Rayford McCartney's Blog! Take a look around and grab the RSS feed to stay updated. See you around! ... On Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced that he would oppose the budget deal coordinated by the White House, Senate Democrats and House Republicans, on grounds that the cuts were ?Robin Hood in reverse.? In that respect, the PCCC?s latest campaign fits its institutional niche — the group ...
    Rayford McCartney's Blog
  • Government Shutdown Jeopardizes Delaware Job Fair | Rayford ... (danpatrickforsenate.com)
    Apr 6, 2011
    Just another Dan Patrick Blog site. Hey there! Thanks for dropping by Rayford McCartney's Blog! Take a look around and grab the RSS feed to stay updated. See you around! Uncategorized · Government Shutdown Jeopardizes Delaware Job Fair ...
    Rayford mccartney's Blog
  • BurkaBlog :: Video interview: Senator Dan Patrick (kennethdfranks.blogspot.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    ... Wayne Christian and Phil King want to do away with property taxes altogether and Wayne argues for it all the time. We would really be in a disaster right now if that had been done. BurkaBlog :: Video interview: Senator Dan Patrick.
    Red Dirt & Sand
  • Bully Pulpit: Charles Barkley To Dan Patrick: “The NBA Sucks Right ... (therogersinstitute.blogspot.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    (By Glenn Davis, SportsGrid) - Charles Barkley was struggling with a hoarse voice earlier today, but still called into 'The Dan Patrick Show' to take stock of the NCAA Tournament…and how he believes current NBA Draft rules undermine the ...
    Bully Pulpit
  • Red Dirt & Sand: Dan Patrick is California Dreamin' - The Texas ... (kennethdfranks.blogspot.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    SBOE Redistricting Comparison Maps · BurkaBlog :: Video interview: Senator Dan Patrick · The Brief: Top Texas News for April 5, 2011 — Texa... Dan Patrick is California Dreamin' - The Texas Obs... The Budget Superlatives: The Best and ...
    Red Dirt & Sand
  • Bay Area Houston: Railroad Commission new name: Commission for ... (bayareahouston.blogspot.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) proudly announce the name at a press conference: Today the Texas Railroad Commission will grease the bowels for the Commission on Railroads And Petroleum, or CRAP. CRAP, led by republicans, will show what ...
    Bay Area Houston
  • Red Dirt & Sand: BurkaBlog :: Video interview: Senator Dan Patrick (kennethdfranks.blogspot.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    "Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." Mark Twain. Tuesday, April 5, 2011. BurkaBlog :: Video interview: Senator Dan Patrick · BurkaBlog :: Video interview: Senator Dan Patrick ...
    Red Dirt & Sand
  • BurkaBlog :: Video interview: Senator Dan Patrick (texasmonthly.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    We spoke with Houston Senator Dan Patrick, the chair of the legislature's Tea Party Caucus, about whether the state has a structural deficit, his opposition to using the Rainy Day Fund for the next biennium, and his vote to restore ...
    Burkablog
  • America's Compass Series – Part I by M/G Paul Vallely » Make-A ... (melissapehle.com)
    Apr 4, 2011
    In a RightOnline Blogger Conference Call, put together by Americans for Prosperity-Texas, Senator Dan Patrick spoke of the budget problem facing Texas.Senator Dan Patrick made it clear that he does not support the idea of taking any ...
    Make-A-Statement
  • Country of Cretins: Somebody Up High Must Be Reading Cretin Country (cretincountry.blogspot.com)
    Mar 31, 2011
    Republican Senator Dan Patrick is the vice-chair of the Senate Education Committee. He is also a board member of the conservative think tank Texas Conservative Coalition. The group released a report that says Texas school districts ...
    Country of Cretins
  • Rebuilding Make-A-Statement » Make-A-Statement (melissapehle.com)
    Mar 29, 2011
    In a RightOnline Blogger Conference Call, put together by Americans for Prosperity-Texas, Senator Dan Patrick spoke of the budget problem facing Texas.Senator Dan Patrick made it clear that he does not support the idea of taking any ...
    Make-A-Statement
  • Senator Dan Patrick Interview (ramparts360.com)
    Mar 29, 2011
    Uploaded by TexasInsiderTXTV on Mar 28, 2011 Join Texas Insider's Jim Cardle for an exclusive interview with State Senator Dan Patrick as they discuss the Texas budget. Patrick makes the case for conservatives and dispels myths about ...
    Ramparts360
  • Texas Insider » Sen. Dan Patrick Explains: “The Economy's Doing ... (texasinsider.org)
    Mar 28, 2011
    Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston): “Absolutely. We are going to cut the budget somewhere between 9, 10, $11 billion dollars when its all said & done, and that's a huge cut. We're not going to raise taxes, and we're going to fund public ...
    Texas Insider
  • We Should Ask More Of Annise Parker - The Daily Hurricane (dailyhurricane.com)
    Mar 24, 2011
    According the Facebook of Republican Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, Houston Mayor Annise Parker was the only Democrat to attend the Lincoln-Reagan Day fundraiser of the Harris County Republican Party. ...
    The Daily Hurricane
  • Democrats, Liberals & Others Have The Right And The Obligation To ... (texasliberal.wordpress.com)
    Mar 24, 2011
    According the Facebook of Republican Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, Houston Mayor Annise Parker was the only Democrat to attend the Lincoln-Reagan Day fundraiser of the Harris County Republican Party. ...
    Texas Liberal
  • Texas Insider » Senator Patrick Advances Bill to Push Back on ... (texasinsider.org)
    Mar 22, 2011
    “It is outrageous that the city would tax churches with the latest version of the rain tax,” said Senator Dan Patrick. “The cost to churches will be in the millions of dollars. Those dollars will come out of the collection plate.” ...
    Texas Insider
  • Texas Budget by Sen. Dan Patrick With Comments by Donna Garner (navigator-news.com)
    Mar 14, 2011
    From: Senator Dan Patrick. Dear Friends,. I have recently given a number of presentations on our current budget situation in Texas. People ask where do we spend our money, how deep is the budget gap, how did it happen, what can we do ...
    North Texas Navigator News
  • Texas Budget by Sen. Dan Patrick With Comments by Donna Garner ... (resolutenews.com)
    Mar 14, 2011
    From: Senator Dan Patrick. Dear Friends,. I have recently given a number of presentations on our current budget situation in Texas. People ask where do we spend our money, how deep is the budget gap, how did it happen, what can we do ...
    Resolute News
  • Franklin County Texas GOP: Senator Dan Patrick explains Texas ... (franklincountytexasgop.blogspot.com)
    Mar 14, 2011
    Senator Dan Patrick A BASIC BUDGET BREAKDOWN First key point: Education and health care, primarily Medicaid on the health care side, account for nearly 80% of our budget. People say all of the time, including recent polls, cut spending ...
    Franklin County Texas GOP
  • Senator Dan Patrick (unitedstatesgovernors.net)
    Mar 10, 2011
    3/9/2011 Senator Dan Patrick Author of SCR14 Gov. Rick Perry today was joined by Texas Rep. Brandon Creighton and State Sen. Dan Patrick, sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution 50 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, which assert ...
    United States Governors
  • Dan Patrick says not to 'play politics' with the sonogram bill (stxc.blogspot.com)
    Mar 9, 2011
    “We are going to pass a good sonogram bill at the end of the day,” [State Senator Dan Patrick] said. “This is not a bill to play politics with.” A good sonogram bill? And, by good you mean the bill that humiliates and denigrates women ...
    South Texas Chisme
  • The Big Apple: “When school districts start firing assistant ... (barrypopik.com)
    Mar 8, 2011
    Texas State Senator Dan Patrick said in February 2011, “As the old saying goes, when I start seeing districts firing assistant football coaches, then I'll really know that they'll have a lean budget.” It's not clear that this is an “old ...
    The Big Apple
  • Senator Patrick on Texas Budget Challenges | Houston Tea Party (houstontps.org)
    Mar 8, 2011
    Recently Senator Dan Patrick released this statement on the budget challenges in Texas. It is reproduced here in its entirety. Please share your opinio...
    Houston Tea Party
  • Houston's Senator Dan Patrick speaks to packed crowd at Brazoria ... (houstonenergyoptions.com)
    Mar 2, 2011
    Houston's Senator Dan Patrick speaks to packed crowd at Brazoria GOP Dinner Examiner.com … behind, Wal-Mart, Chinese Petroleum, Chinese Electricity , and the US Postal System, in that order from first to fourth respectively. ...
    Houston Energy Options
  • Spring-Klein Community News: SENATOR DAN PATRICK JOINS REP.HAROLD ... (tomballspringtimes.com)
    Feb 19, 2011
    On Tuesday February 15th, Senator Dan Patrick announced the filing of Senate Bill 714. Representative Harold Dutton has already filed the companion legislation, House Bill 1022. “I have filed SB 714 to exempt churches and schools from ...
    Spring-Klein Community News
  • PAXALLES: Dan Patrick, Texas Republican State Senator with Laura ... (paxalles.blogs.com)
    Feb 18, 2011
    Laura Ingraham hosted Dan Patrick, Texas Republican State Senator. Patrick said that he was able to get enough votes for a sonogram requirement during pregnancy for women which will be signed by Governor Perry. Any doctor performing an ...
    PAXALLES
  • Texas State Senator Dan Patrick Interviewed On Forced Abortion ... (barbara.guanabee.com)
    Feb 15, 2011
    Last week we reported on a bill in the Texas State Legislature that, if passed, would force doctors to verbally describe sonograms to women at least 24 hours before performing an abortion, even if the patient declines to see her ...
    Guanabee
  • the phuckery: Question for Senator Dan Patrick.. (thephuckery.com)
    Feb 14, 2011
    Question for Senator Dan Patrick.. Hey Dan, if a woman should be "forced" to see a sonogram of her unborn fetus before an abortion, shouldnt the military and those in command be forced to visit the civilians before they bomb and kill ...
    the phuckery
  • Session '11: Sen. Dan Patrick | Tea Party Tribune - Tea Party ... (teapartytribune.com)
    Feb 14, 2011
    AUSTIN (KXAN) - On this edition of Session '11, Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, discusses his sonogram bill and the influence of the Tea Party at the state Capitol. Also, Jonathan Saenz of the Liberty Institute; Rep.
    Tea Party Tribune - Tea Party & Political News
  • Session '11: Sen. Dan Patrick | KXAN.com (kxan.com)
    Feb 13, 2011
    AUSTIN (KXAN) - On this edition of Session '11, Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, discusses his sonogram bill and the influence of the Tea Party at the state Capitol. Also, Jonathan Saenz of the Liberty Institute; Rep. ...
    News | KXAN TV
  • People Are Idiots: What the fuck is wrong with you, Texas? (ihatesaturday.com)
    Feb 10, 2011
    Now I could launch into a tirade about how idiotic and barbaric this is but upon reading the article the quote from Senator Dan Patrick gave me much more cause for concern. Patrick states: People ask me, 'Why is this an emergency issue? ...
    People Are Idiots
  • Texas Insider » Sen. Patrick's Sonogram Bill Passes Out of Committee (texasinsider.org)
    Feb 10, 2011
    Senator Patrick, an avowed conservative, intends to place the legislature between a woman and her doctor. Any who support this unwise bill clearly do not understand the mind of God. For shame, Dan, for shame. ...
    Texas Insider
  • SEN. DAN PATRICK: RULE OF 21 UPDATE (navigator-news.com)
    Jan 25, 2011
    I appreciate Senator Dan Patrick getting back to me with an update on the Rule of 21 article that I wrote (posted at the bottom of this e-mail). -- Donna Garner Excerpts from Sen. Patrick's letter: With 19 Republicans in the Texas ...
    North Texas Navigator News
  • National Hispanic Group Withdraws Hispanic-friendly rating of ... (somosrepublicans.com)
    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX – Texas Senator Dan Patrick, made our “Hispanic-Friendly” list in late October 2010. This announcement is to withdraw that accolade with prejudice. During a campaign appearance in 2010, Senator Patrick spoke before a Tea ...
    Somos Republicans
  • Patrick Says Caucus Vote "Right Thing to Do" — 2011 House ... (texastribune.org)
    Jan 8, 2011
    A speaker preference vote in the House Republican Caucus is "simply the right thing to do," state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said Friday night, wading into a roiling controversy that has pit Republican against Republican in the ...
    The Texas Tribune: Main Feed
  • Texas Senator Dan Patrick FoxNews Interview | Real Time (torontoparadise.com)
    Dec 23, 2010
    Texas Senator Dan Patrick announces that Texas has placed its National Guard on “High Alert” – The first time in Modern History, due to the Civil War breaking out in Mexico. Texas has received NO response from the Federal Government to ...
    Real Time
  • Texas Senator Dan Patrick Starts New Texas Tea Party Movement at ... (senatorteaparty.com)
    Dec 18, 2010
    Senator Dan Patrick, immediately after the November elections, announced his intention to form the Tea Party Caucus. Over the past six weeks he has been in contact with both legislators and Tea Party organizers across the state, ...
    Senator Tea Party - Jim DeMint
  • Texas State Senator Dan Patrick Announces Sugar Cookie Recipe ... (texasliberal.wordpress.com)
    Dec 18, 2010
    Texas State Senator Dan Patrick Announces Sugar Cookie Recipe & Tea Party Caucus. Far-right Republican Texas State Senator Dan Patrick has announced the Patrick Family Sugar Cookie on his Facebook page. Here is the recipe– ...
    Texas Liberal
  • Texas Insider » Tackling Immigration Reform, Senator Dan Patrick ... (texasinsider.org)
    Nov 9, 2010
    Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – On the first day of bill filing, Senator Dan Patrick unveiled his conservative agenda. Leading his agenda is Senate Bill 130. This bill guarantees the right of a woman to see & hear the ...
    Texas Insider
  • Top Tea Party Blogger Says Texas Senator Dan Patrick's Tea Party ... (texasliberal.wordpress.com)
    Oct 29, 2010
    Top Tea Party Blogger Says Texas Senator Dan Patrick's Tea Party Caucus Is Phony—Also Says Tea Party Followers Are Dupes If Loyal To GOP · Texas State Senator Dan Patrick is setting up a “Tea Party Caucus” in the Texas Legislature. ...
    Texas Liberal
  • Watch Out Muslims: State Senator Dan Patrick Creates "Tea Party ... (blogs.houstonpress.com)
    Oct 28, 2010
    Right-wing radio guru Dan Patrick has announced the creation of a Tea Party Caucusfor the upcoming Texas legislative session.And...
    Hair Balls
  • Texas Senator Dan Patrick's Plan to Combat Our Broken Immigration ... (texasgopvote.com)
    Oct 12, 2010
    The Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC put on a the "America Strikes Back" event October 8th in The Woodlands, TX. Texas Senator Dan Patrick spoke at the event, where he discussed a plan to fix our nation's broken immigration system. ...
    Texas GOP Vote - Restore * Renew * Reunite
  • Bay Area Houston: Palin to Senator Dan Patrick: Breath mint please! (bayareahouston.blogspot.com)
    Oct 6, 2010
    bob said... Aw, cut a dude some slack, will ya? If it weren't for Palin's sex appeal what would be left besides another empty headed, empty suit, social conservative authoritarian professional politician. (In other words, Dan Patrick.) ...
    Bay Area Houston
  • Kcentv.com - Kcen HD - Waco, Temple and Killeen - Home (kcentv.com)
    Oct 27, 2009
    Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) wants to add lawmakers to the list of people who can carry their concealed handguns in places like restaurants, hospitals and churches. The Senate Criminal Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 905 in a ...
    KCEN-DT
  • Texas National Guard On High Alert – February 19 2009 – Senator ... (texas.4421.net)
    Feb 19, 2009
    Texas National Guard On High Alert – February 19 2009 – Senator Dan Patrick. Digg Digg. mountainsteps.blogspot.com- Feb. 19, 2009 Texas National Guard has been put on High Alert due to the drug war going on at the border! ...
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