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  • Straus, re-elected as Texas speaker, rips attacks on faith

    January 11, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    Joe Straus, overwhelmingly reelected speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, strongly repudiated attacks on his Jewish faith.

    “Attacks on people’s religious beliefs have no place in this House,” Straus, a Republican, said Tuesday after winning the vote 132-15, according to...

  • Brouhaha in Texas House a Jewish test case for Tea Party

    December 21, 2010 | 10:43 am

    In Texas, the Tea Party passed its first Jewish test even before its legislators had been sworn in.

    Deeply conservative forces in the Lone Star State firmly repudiated the effort by evangelical Christians to unseat the powerful Jewish speaker of the Texas House of Representatives...

  • E-mail stokes Jewish speaker controversy in Texas

    December 7, 2010 | 10:33 am

    An opponent of Joe Straus, the Jewish speaker of the Texas state Legislature, defended an e-mail in which he said he wanted “a true Christian, conservative running it.”

    The e-mail from John Cook continues a controversy among Texas Republicans over whether to support Straus, a...