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By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | 15 hours ago | 61
Congressional attempts to “fix” the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down an antiquated provision would extend the Justice Department’s reach while excluding “non-minorities” from protection.
By Mark Lisheron | Watchdog.org | Jul 09, 2014 4:11 PM | 58
From staff reports University of Texas President Bill Powers, under heavy fire following the disclosure of political favoritism in the law school, will stay on until June 2, 2015, according to a statement released Wednesday afternoon by Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of the University of Texas System. Powers asked Cigarroa to be allowed to stay on through the [...]
By Contributor | Watchdog.org | Jul 09, 2014 12:11 PM | 58
There was a time when state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione might have been surprised at the way the political establishment and much of the Texas press responded to the discovery of widespread political favoritism at the University of Texas School of Law.
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Jul 09, 2014 5:00 AM | 9
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org You’ve probably heard the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System will vote Thursday on whether to fire UT President Bill Powers, after Powers rejected Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa’s request last week that he resign. If you’re just joining this story that’s been unfolding over the last year and a half, [...]
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Jul 08, 2014 4:40 PM | 7
Part 24 of 24 in the series Trouble in Texas By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org A story in the Texas Tribune last month may have helped seal the fate of Bill Powers, president of the University of Texas. Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa issued a statement Monday night citing “a breakdown of communication,” among other reasons, in explaining his decision [...]
By Contributor | Watchdog.org | Jul 08, 2014 2:27 PM | 7
 By William Murchison | Special to Watchdog.org By mid-Monday afternoon, “I Support Bill Powers” – an “i-petition” attacking the “politically motivated campaign to attack and discredit our President, Bill Powers,” had acquired more than 10,000 signatures. There was nothing to it. You could sign with Facebook. You could sign with Twitter. You could add a message, as many [...]
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Jul 08, 2014 5:00 AM | 25
If I remember my Schoolhouse Rock videos correctly, there are three branches of government, it being the legislative branch’s job to get “quite a thrill” with all its “passin’ laws and jugglin’ bills.”
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Jul 07, 2014 12:16 PM | 7
It’s official. The firing of University of Texas President Bill Powers is on the just-posted agenda for the Board of Regents meeting, to be held Thursday.
By Admin | Watchdog.org | Jul 07, 2014 12:09 AM | 8
By William Murchison | Special to Watchdog.org A university president who puts himself in danger of being fired summarily is likely a president who needs…well, not necessarily firing but certainly an earnest talking-to. The talking-to that UT-Austin’s Bill Powers hasn’t gotten from a UT establishment enamored of his gifts – he has many, including fund-raising skill – [...]
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org | Jul 02, 2014 5:00 AM | 70
If you like the idea of sinister, mustache-twirling French bankers issuing U.S. national debt on behalf of Chinese corporations, and setting terms that leave U.S. taxpayers on the hook for any shenanigans, then you ought to love the Export-Import Bank.