Attorney General

Politics & Policy |
July 29, 2013

Dan Branch Responds

Last week I wrote a post regarding Dan Branch’s announcement for attorney general, in which I lamented whether candidates will ever again run for higher office by explaining how they will execute the specific duties of that office. Branch took exception to my analysis and has sent in

Politics & Policy |
July 25, 2013

As Attorney General, I Promise to . . .

When I read about Dan Branch’s announcement of why he is running for attorney general — “I’m running to fight against an overreaching federal government, to fight for open and accountable government, and to preserve limited government in Texas” — it caused me to wonder whether anyone will

Politics & Policy |
January 20, 2013

The Client

Mimi Swartz talks about researching stories, asking the right questions, and writing about former attorney general Alberto Gonzales, who may have put his loyalty to the president before his duty to the American people.

Politics & Policy |
December 18, 2008

Abbott for Senate?

The Quorum Report today reports that the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call has a story saying that John Cornyn is encouraging Greg Abbott to join the Senate race to serve out the remainder of Kay Bailey Hutchison’s term. I was surprised to see this. Abbott supposedly has ruled out a