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Truth or Consequences

Jan 21, 2013 By Joe Hagan

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.

Ben Barnes weighs in on JFK’s trip to Texas

Sep 27, 2009 By Paul Burka

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…

The speaker jinx

Jan 5, 2009 By Paul Burka

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…

Ben Barnes

Jan 1, 2005 By Evan Smith

“There’s not anything that’s happened since Election Day that proves to me that Bush is going to be moderate at all.”

You Lose Again!

Mar 1, 1998 By Paul Burka

A billion-dollar drop in revenue? You bet. How politics ruined the Texas lottery.

Big Deal

Jan 1, 1976 By Paul Burka

Did the Sharpstown Scandal really make any difference?