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Behind the Texas Firewall, Suburban Shifts Leave Trump Vulnerable. Can Strongholds Save Him? 2020 Elections
Behind the Texas Firewall, Suburban Shifts Leave Trump Vulnerable. Can Strongholds Save Him?

CONROE, Texas — It’s a steamy Friday night and, this being Texas, that means high school football — the glaring lights, the band and cheerleaders pumping up the crowd. Parents in the stands aren’t talking politics. But if you can... Read More

To Rein in Cities, Texas Tries to Ban Their Lobbying Lobbying
To Rein in Cities, Texas Tries to Ban Their Lobbying

AUSTIN, Texas — The five lobbyists at Focused Advocacy represent more than 20 Texas cities before the legislature. The firm tracked 3,300 municipal-related bills during this year’s 140-day session, and the walls of its downtown Austin offices are decorated with... Read More

After Mass Shootings, Gun Advocates in Texas Worry About a Political Shift Texas
After Mass Shootings, Gun Advocates in Texas Worry About a Political Shift

HOUSTON — Four years ago, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urged his constituents to arm up. “I’m EMBARRASSED: Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind CALIFORNIA,” he tweeted. “Let’s pick up the pace Texans.” Last week, as Texas was... Read More

Texas Democrats Push for Special Session on Gun Violence State News
Texas Democrats Push for Special Session on Gun Violence

AUSTIN, Texas — Arguing that there has been enough talk without action, Texas Democrats launched a campaign Wednesday urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call the Legislature into an emergency session on gun violence, evoking responses that revealed a rift in... Read More

Texas Governor Says ‘Mistakes Were Made’ in Sending Fundraising Letter Warning About Migrants State News
Texas Governor Says ‘Mistakes Were Made’ in Sending Fundraising Letter Warning About Migrants

EL PASO, Texas — In front of victims of the Aug. 3 Walmart mass shooting in El Paso, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday opened public safety talks conceding “mistakes were made” when he sent potential donors a fundraising letter that... Read More

Trump Takes Aim at Program That Pumped Millions of Dollars Into Texas Immigration
Trump Takes Aim at Program That Pumped Millions of Dollars Into Texas

WASHINGTON — The luster has come off the “golden visa,” the immigrant investor program that’s injected hundreds of millions of dollars into Texas development projects in recent years. President Donald Trump is reining in the program — typically called EB-5,... Read More

Trump Faces Cool Reception In Planned Visits to Cities Hit By Mass Shootings In The News
Trump Faces Cool Reception In Planned Visits to Cities Hit By Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump will seek to console the grief-stricken residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday — a presidential duty he’s never quite mastered and that is made harder by local reluctance about his visit. The... Read More

Foreign Purchases of U.S. Homes Drop Sharply As Chinese Bolt From Market Economy
Foreign Purchases of U.S. Homes Drop Sharply As Chinese Bolt From Market
2019-07-17 17:54:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - International investment in residential real estate in the United States plunged 36% in the past year as Chinese buyers fled the market, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The sobering analysis comes via the Realtors' annual survey... Read More

Is Texas an Option for Democrats? Political News
Is Texas an Option for Democrats?
2019-04-10 00:05:48
by Dan McCue

Fresh off helping to flip two U.S. House seats in Texas in the 2018 midterms, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Tuesday that it is stepping up its focus in the Lone Star State in 2020 by opening a regional... Read More

NewDeal Marks 8 Years of Championing Innovative Good Governance Political News
NewDeal Marks 8 Years of Championing Innovative Good Governance
2019-04-02 21:08:15
by Dan McCue

Eight years ago, the NewDEAL coalesced around a philosophy that forward-looking politics and economic development were not the opposing forces many on the political fringes had long argued they were. For those who may not be familiar with the group,... Read More

TX-06: Ron Wright (R) Texas
TX-06: Ron Wright (R)
2019-01-02 02:47:15
by TX-06: Ron Wright (R)

Ron Wright is a sixth generation resident of Tarrant County.  After graduating from Azle High School in 1971, he moved to Arlington to attend UTA.  He has been active in political affairs and community service work for... Read More

TX-21: Chip Roy (R) Texas
TX-21: Chip Roy (R)
2019-01-02 02:39:08
by TX-21: Chip Roy (R)

Chip Roy is a genuine conservative, a committed husband and father and a true patriot with extensive experience in both the private sector and public service. Most recently, Chip served as the Vice President of Strategy... Read More

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