On last night's episode of The Daily Show, correspondent Jessica Williams talked to handful of Texans, include a former Republican candidate for governor, who want to secede from the "oppressive" U.S.Full Story
The secession controversy refers to the fallout from Gov. Rick Perry's remarks that hinted Texas could secede from the Union. The remarks were made at a tax day rally in April 2009 in Austin.
Perry said he thought the U.S. was still a "great union," but also said, "if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American ...
The White House, responding to calls for secession from Texas and seven other states, has called for healthy debate, but to not let "that debate tear us apart."Full Story
A petition calling for Texas to "peacefully" withdraw from the United States of America was filed on a White House website Friday. It already has enough signatures to warrant an official response.Full Story
Texas leaders aren't talking about secession, after an outbreak of conversation a couple of years ago. But the germ of the idea remains in the anti-federalist talking points that fueled Gov. Rick Perry’s re-election campaign last year and provided the outline for his book, Fed Up!Full Story
No secession ball will mark the day. But 150 years ago today, on Feb. 1, 1861, a state convention voted overwhelmingly to secede from the Union, against the fervent wishes of Gov. Sam Houston. Caught in the mess was one Robert E. Lee, a federal officer in what had become a rebel state.Full Story
On April 15, 2009, Rick Perry positioned himself for the first time as the defender of Texas against Washington oppression — and the 2010 race for governor was decided.Full Story
Conservatives in Texas are invoking the 10th Amendment at every whistle-stop. But what rights does it actually protect?Full Story
For the disgruntled ultraconservative, nullification may be the new secession. But as one prominent legal scholar puts it, “If you believe in nullification, you don’t believe in the constitution.”Full Story