Bipartisan Lawyers’ Coalition Raps Cruz on 2020 Election Efforts
Bipartisan Lawyers' Coalition Raps Cruz on 2020 Election Efforts
2022-05-20 15:15:01
by Dan McCue

AUSTIN, Texas – A bipartisan coalition of attorneys asked the Texas State Bar this week to sanction Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for regularly repeating “demonstrably false and misleading statements to the public” in an effort to keep former President Trump... Read More

Campaign Finance
Sen. Cruz Victorious in Campaign Finance Case
2022-05-16 19:45:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  —  Sen. Ted Cruz. R-Texas, has prevailed in his Supreme Court challenge to a provision of federal campaign law, but in dissent at least one justice believes the ruling "can only bring this country's political system into further disrepute."... Read More

Supreme Court
Lawyers' Group Says Judge Jackson Has 'Stellar' Reputation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal experts and interest groups are weighing in on Ketanji Brown Jackson as the Senate Judiciary Committee began a fourth day of hearings on her historic nomination to become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Jackson faced down... Read More

In The News
What They Are Saying About Russia, Sanctions and Ukraine
2022-02-23 20:59:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — On Monday night, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, and on Tuesday, the Biden administration imposed significant sanctions on the Russian Central Bank and other banking interests. On Wednesday, a senior administration official said, another round of sanctions... Read More

Campaign Finance
Solicitor General Calls Out Cruz in Supreme Court Case
2022-01-18 20:30:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Ted Cruz for Senate’s First Amendment challenge to a key campaign finance law should be tossed by the Supreme Court as the campaign committee’s alleged injuries were self-inflicted, the U.S. solicitor general claimed in a court filing... Read More

Campaign Finance
Supreme Court to Weigh In on Ted Cruz Campaign Loan
2022-01-14 22:28:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether a Federal Election Commission limit on the amount campaigns can use of post-election contributions to repay debts they owe to the candidates themselves violates the free speech clause of the... Read More

Political News
Voting Rights and Fate of the Filibuster Set Senate Showdown on Capitol Hill
2022-01-12 00:14:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate only just returned to work a few days ago, but already it’s embroiled in the knock-down, drag-out brawl of the year. The “it,” of course, is the raging war of words over Senate Democrats' effort to... Read More

Fauci Fires Back at Cruz Over COVID Claims About Chinese Lab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, blasted Sen. Ted Cruz for suggesting that Fauci be investigated for statements he made about COVID-19 and said the criticism by the Texas Republican was an attack on science. “I... Read More

U.S. Senate
‘Big Tech Preys on Children’ Says Sen. Ed Markey
2021-10-27 15:00:34
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON — When Devin Norring had dental pain and could not go to a dentist he resorted to taking a Percocet pill that was purchased on Snapchat. The pill was laced with fentanyl and the 19-year-old died in his sleep... Read More

Political News
Sluggish Pace of Confirmations Vexes Biden White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's willingness to confirm a president's nominees took a downward turn during Donald Trump's first year in office. And it has only gotten worse for President Joe Biden. About 36% of Biden's nominees have been confirmed... Read More

Campaign Finance
Cruz Victorious: Court Declares Campaign Loan Repayment Rule Unconstitutional
2021-06-07 19:53:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A federal court in Washington struck down a provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act last week, declaring it unconstitutional after Sen. Ted Cruz complained it barred him from repaying the $260,000 he lent himself during his 2018... Read More

Proposal for Election Reform Faces Opposition
2021-03-25 14:55:12
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The turmoil former President Donald Trump kicked up over integrity of the vote last November continued Wednesday with a Senate reform proposal that would turn states’ rights to control elections on their heads. The Senate is considering a... Read More

Democrats Ask Ethics Panel to Investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters... Read More

State News
Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden are Denounced Back Home

Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, even after a mob broke into the Capitol, are being denounced by critics in their home districts who demand that they resign or be ousted. Protesters, newspaper editorial... Read More

Insurrection Marks Moment of Reckoning for Republicans

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was both stunning and predictable, the result of a Republican Party that has repeatedly enabled President Donald Trump's destructive behavior. When Trump was a presidential candidate in 2016, Republican officials ignored his call to... Read More

U.S. Senate
Somber Senate Unites to Reject Election Challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sober, shaken Senate returned to its hallowed chamber Wednesday night to slap away a frivolous election challenge, but its secondary purpose seemed to be to rise from the wreckage of a shocking day in which they... Read More

Political News
Biden Readies Transition As Senior Republicans Stand by Trump's Refusal to Concede

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden continued into Sunday, with Democrats urging respect for the vote's integrity and the president's staunchest allies defending his unfounded claims of fraud and blitz of lawsuits. But more cracks appeared in what... Read More

House Watch
TX-21: Chip Roy (R)
2020-10-31 00:33:20
by TWN Staff

About Roy: Chip Roy is a husband and father with experience in both the private sector and public service.  He is a former federal prosecutor, having served as special assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas, and... Read More

Supreme Court
Senate Committee Advances Barrett Nomination Over Dem Boycott
2020-10-22 15:10:09
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, nearly guaranteeing she will be confirmed by a vote of the full Republican-controlled Senate. “How could anybody in their right... Read More

Ted Cruz Takes Aim at China, Accusing Hollywood of Bowing to Its Censors
2020-05-21 20:36:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday introduced a bill on the floor of the Senate that could have a profound effect on American movie studios as it aims to stop Chinese censorship of Hollywood films. American studios have long... Read More

National Security
Senate Witnesses Advocate Space Force to Protect U.S. Military and Private Satellites
2019-05-15 16:04:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The United States needs a new military branch called the Space Force for national defense and to protect commercial satellites, expert witnesses told a Senate panel Tuesday. President Donald Trump proposed the Space Force last year as a... Read More

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