Texas May Be Trending Purple, But Political Scientists Hedge on Whether It's Lasting State News
Texas May Be Trending Purple, But Political Scientists Hedge on Whether It's Lasting
2019-11-26 14:03:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - "The thing about Texas is that people looking at it from the outside tend to have skewed view of what goes on here," Joshua Blank said the other day. We had turned to Blank, manager of polling and... Read More

Republican Moderate Breaks With Party Over Identifying Whistleblower Impeachment
Republican Moderate Breaks With Party Over Identifying Whistleblower

WASHINGTON — As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump moves into a public phase this week, leading Democrats — joined by at least one GOP lawmaker — on Sunday rejected Republican demands for public testimony by the whistleblower whose complaint... Read More

Embattled Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Won’t Seek Re-Election State News
Embattled Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Won’t Seek Re-Election

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen said Tuesday that he will not seek re-election. His decision to not seek another term comes after a secret recording, released by conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan, captured Bonnen offering media credentials... Read More

Democratic Polls Show Competitive House Races In Texas Elections
Democratic Polls Show Competitive House Races In Texas

WASHINGTON — A handful of Republican-held House seats in the Texas suburbs represent fertile ground for competitive races in 2020, according to recent Democratic polling. The surveys in six GOP districts, shared first with CQ Roll Call, are a sign... Read More

State Attorneys General Launch Antitrust Probe of Google Technology
State Attorneys General Launch Antitrust Probe of Google
2019-09-09 23:47:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Fifty attorneys general launched an antitrust investigation into Google Monday, announcing their effort on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading the bipartisan coalition, said Monday the probe will... 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 Mass Shooting Death Toll Rises to 8, Including Gunman In The News
Texas Mass Shooting Death Toll Rises to 8, Including Gunman

The death toll in a west Texas mass shooting increased to eight Sunday, including the gunman, authorities said. At least one of the shooting victims remained in life-threatening condition, authorities said. Those killed ranged in age from 15 to 57... 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

As El Paso Mourns Shooting Victims, Gun Massacre Strikes Dayton Guns
As El Paso Mourns Shooting Victims, Gun Massacre Strikes Dayton

EL PASO, Texas — The bodies still lay in the aisles of Walmart. Police officials in this border city had yet to release the 20 victims’ names, adding them to the long list of mass-shooting casualties in this gun-rich country.... Read More

Federal Judges Deny Request to Place Texas Back Under Redistricting Supervision State News
Federal Judges Deny Request to Place Texas Back Under Redistricting Supervision

DALLAS — Federal judges on Wednesday denied a request by minority voters, voting rights organizations and Democratic lawmakers to place the state back under federal supervision for the next redistricting cycle, ending a protracted voting rights legal battle that spanned... Read More

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