Todd J. Gillman, The Dallas Morning News

Todd J. Gillman

The Dallas Morning News

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Recent articles by Todd:

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton says ‘overthrow’ put Joe Biden in White House instead of Trump

WASHINGTON – Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general who as chair of “Lawyers for Trump” tried to overturn Joe Biden’s election in court, said Thursday that... → Read More

Texas’ latest congressional gerrymander wouldn’t pass muster under doomed Freedom to Vote Act

WASHINGTON — Congress is preparing for a showdown Wednesday on a doomed bill to protect minority voting rights that Democrats view as critical – and that,... → Read More

White House blasts Texas’ pending restriction on transgender student athletes as ‘hateful’

WASHINGTON — With Gov. Greg Abbott poised to sign a transgender sports restrictions bill into law, the White House on Tuesday denounced Texas’ “hateful”... → Read More

George W. Bush headlines Liz Cheney event in Dallas today as anti-Trump Republicans rally to her aid

WASHINGTON — George W. Bush headlines a Dallas reception Monday to help embattled Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the daughter of his vice president whose... → Read More

Federal government files emergency application asking U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department officially filed an emergency application Monday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas’ six-week abortion ban.... → Read More

Texas House finalizing gnarled U.S. House map that gives GOP bounty from decade of Hispanic growth

WASHINGTON – The Texas House was poised to approve a congressional election plan late Saturday that would lock in an overwhelming Republican edge for a... → Read More

Beto O’Rourke’s ‘hell yes’ vow to ‘take your AR-15’ or AK-47 casts shadow on Texas governor’s race

WASHINGTON – Beto O’Rourke’s most memorable comment in the 2020 presidential campaign will haunt him if he runs for Texas governor. Second Amendment... → Read More

Psaki mocks ‘renowned travel expert’ Ted Cruz for blaming Southwest woes on pending vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON — The White House mocked Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday over his claim that a federal vaccine mandate that hasn’t taken effect yet caused thousands of... → Read More

White House scolds Abbott for trying to ban Biden’s federal vaccine mandate in Texas

WASHINGTON – The White House scolded Gov. Greg Abbott for trying to bar Texas companies from enforcing a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate, accusing him... → Read More

Matthew McConaughey, against SB8 and pro-mask, remains blank slate on almost every other Texas issue

WASHINGTON –Alright, alright already. If you’re running for Texas governor, Matthew McConaughey, what do you stand for? As the Oscar-winning film star toys... → Read More

Both sides claiming victory Thursday after federal judge temporarily blocks Texas’ new abortion law

In spite of the long legal process ahead, pro-abortion rights groups were quick to claim the ruling as a victory. But other groups trying to restrict... → Read More

Cruz pins debt crisis on Democrats’ ‘trillions’ but Trump spilled 11x more red ink than Biden so far

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz has threatened to filibuster any Democratic attempt to raise the debt limit, a tactic intended to force Democrats to do it... → Read More

Supreme Court agrees to hear Ted Cruz challenge on $250k cap on loan repayments post-election

WASHINGTON — The day before his narrow victory over Beto O’Rourke in 2018, Sen. Ted Cruz borrowed against his personal investment account and put $260,000... → Read More

Abortion testimonials from women in Congress punctuate hearing on SB8, the Texas ‘bounty’ law

WASHINGTON – Congress heard gut-wrenching abortion testimonials Thursday – mostly from female lawmakers who terminated pregnancies earlier in life – at a... → Read More

Legal vigilantes or defenders of life? More abortion foes are ready to pounce under Texas’ SB 8

WASHINGTON — Texas’ new ban on abortion beyond six weeks works through deterrence, not enforcement — fear of a costly lawsuit rather than a visit from... → Read More

O’Rourke edges closer to governor run, still wants your AK-47, wonders what McConaughey stands for

WASHINGTON – Beto O’Rourke, edging closer to challenging Gov. Greg Abbott, on Friday defended his vow to confiscate assault-style guns during the 2020... → Read More

Four Republicans file to impeach Biden over Afghanistan, border security and eviction moratorium

WASHINGTON – Four House Republicans, including two Texans, have filed articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden, accusing him of failures in... → Read More

Watchdog group says Reps. Lance Gooden and Roger Williams failed to disclose stock trades

WASHINGTON — The Campaign Legal Center, a government watchdog group, filed ethics complaints Wednesday accusing two Texas congressmen of failing to... → Read More

Liz Cheney, targeted by Trump over impeachment, gets George W. Bush’s help with Dallas fundraiser

WASHINGTON — In a clear rebuke of Donald Trump and his wing of the GOP, George W. Bush will headline a Dallas fundraiser next month for Liz Cheney — who... → Read More

Paxton stalls under ethics cloud, Texans unenthused on Cruz or Abbott presidential bid: News poll

WASHINGTON — One of the state’s most embattled politicians is treading water in a new poll from The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at... → Read More