Ashley Lopez

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In Reaction To Trump, Democratic Candidates Surge In Deep-Red Texas

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.


Facing Discrimination In Public Life, Latinos Stay Positive About Government

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Even as 1 in 7 Latinos says he or she has encountered discrimination while voting or participating in politics, 60 percent of Latinos report that local government represents their views well.


Federal Court Prepares To Consider Texas Gerrymandering Case

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Next week a federal court will consider whether Texas should change its political boundaries before the 2018 election. Courts had ruled that previous congressional and statehouse districts discriminated against minorities. But plaintiffs in this case argue the current maps haven't fixed that problem.


Texas Braces For Medicaid Cuts Under GOP Health Plan

Friday, March 17, 2017

Advocates on both sides of the aisle say the GOP health care bill will be bad for Texas because it will lead to more people without coverage and punish the state because it did not expand Medicaid.


In Texas, Activists Enforce Election Rules In Place Of Federal Monitors

Friday, October 28, 2016

Federal officials no longer have the legal tools they once had to enforce the Voting Rights Act. So in Texas, it's up to non-profits to monitor the state's compliance with federal law and recent court rulings.


Texas Governor Announces Decision To Leave Refugee Resettlement Program

Friday, September 30, 2016

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state is leaving the federal refugee resettlement program over safety concerns. But that doesn't mean refugees will no longer be resettled in Texas.


Justice Department: New Texas Voter ID Rules Are Misleading To Voters

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Texas lost a lengthy legal battle over its voter ID law and had to change its rules. Now the Department of Justice says the state is misleading voters about what those new rules are.


Justice Department Says Texas Is Misleading Voters In ID Law Re-Education

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Department of Justice and voting advocates say Texas is misleading voters with information about how its voter ID law is supposed to work after courts struck down an earlier version of the law.


11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Social conservatives in Texas say they support a lawsuit filed by their state and 10 others challenging federal rules on transgender students' use of school bathrooms that match their gender identity.


Anti-Trump Climate Hovers Over Texas Republican Convention

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Texas Republicans overwhelmingly backed Ted Cruz for president but as they gather for their annual convention party faithful will have to decide how much they want to get behind Donald Trump.


Texans Warn Amped Up Rhetoric Is Erasing Republicans' Progress With Latinos

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

As recently as two years ago, Republican candidates in Texas have drawn more than 40 percent of the Latino vote. Now, one strategist says national candidates have a "head in the sand" mentality.


Kentucky's New Governor Could Roll Back Medicaid, Even As State Benefits

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Jackson County resident Angel Strong is on Medicaid, the health program for low-income Americans, but voted for Matt Bevin because she believe too many people in Jackson County rely on the government.


Meet Matt Bevin, The Political Outsider Who Is Now Kentucky's Governor

Friday, November 13, 2015

In a year full of political outsiders, Republican Matt Bevin is the first to make it into office. The millionaire businessman, Tea Party favorite and political novice was elected governor of Kentucky on Nov. 3 and promises big changes to a state that had been governed mostly by Democrats for ...


Governor-Elect Matt Bevin Promises To Shake Up Kentucky Politics

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Republican Matt Bevin is the latest political newcomer to make a splash. The newly elected governor of Kentucky has never held office before and says he plans to shake up politics in the state.


Obamacare Foe Matt Bevin Wins Governor's Race In Kentucky

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Led by businessman Matt Bevin, Republicans won 3 out of 5 statewide offices in Kentucky. When Bevin takes over the governor's mansion, he'll likely try to undo the state's health insurance program.


This November, Will Kentucky Stop Voting Like It's 1865?

Thursday, October 29, 2015

To understand current-day political branding in Kentucky, you have to go back to the Civil War.


Rand Paul Wants To Run For President — And Senate

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Whether the senator can still keep that electoral insurance policy rests in the hands of Kentucky Republicans this weekend. Kentucky law prohibits it, but his backers are trying to change that.


For Limberbutt McCubbins, 'The Time Is Meow' To Run For President

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore is the latest candidate to enter the 2016 presidential race — he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch Tuesday that he plans to make a formal announcement in August.

That could bring the number of major presidential candidates to a whopping 22 by the end of the ...


Kentucky's GOP Must Unite Behind Winner In Primary For Governor

Thursday, May 28, 2015

After a close three-way race, Republican Matt Bevin is set to be declared the winner of Kentucky's gubernatorial primary. A majority of his own party's electorate voted for other candidates.


Beleaguered Florida Citrus Industry Hits New Snags

Tuesday, November 05, 2013