RIP Robert Strauss.
A look back at the career of one of Texas's most remarkable politicians.
In 2004 Dan Rather tarnished his career forever with a much-criticized report on George W. Bush’s National Guard service. Eight years later, the story behind the story can finally be told: what CBS’s top-ranking newsman did, what the president of the United States didn’t do, and how some feuding Texas pols got the whole ball rolling.
The former lieutenant governor called to say that the reason for Kennedy’s trip to Texas in November 1963 was not because he was worried about the feud between U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough and Governor John Connally, or Don Yarborough’s role in it. Rather — and he says he was involved…
Add Tom Craddick to the list of speakers whose careers ended for reasons other than their own choosing. Byron Tunnel, 1963, had his sights set on a second term, but was forced out of office by Governor John Connally, who gave him the choice of a soft landing of a…
“There’s not anything that’s happened since Election Day that proves to me that Bush is going to be moderate at all.”
A billion-dollar drop in revenue? You bet. How politics ruined the Texas lottery.
From poor black girl to presidential possibility, in ten not-so-easy lessons.
Did the Sharpstown Scandal really make any difference?