Biden to Sign Policing Order on Anniversary of Floyd’s Death | Political News

Biden to Sign Policing Order on Anniversary of Floyd’s Death |  Political News

By MIKE BALSAMO, ZEKE MILLER and CHRIS MEGERIAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – With Congress deadlocked over how to address racism and excessive use of force, President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing Wednesday, the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death. The decision reflects Biden’s struggle to use the limited powers … Read more

“Grief overwhelms the soul”: Politicians and celebrities react to Texas elementary school mass shooting

At least 14 students and one teacher were killed during a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday. Several high-profile figures – from politicians to celebrities – have reacted to the tragic shooting on social media. “Lord, enough. Little children and their teacher. Stunned. Angry. Heartbroken,” first lady … Read more

Abortion Access a Focus of Cuellar, Cisneros Runoff in Texas | Political News

By ACACIA CORONADO, Report for America / Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, one of the only anti-abortion Democrats remaining in Congress, faced the toughest reelection fight of his career Tuesday in a primary runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros that could offer clues over how much abortion rights could animate … Read more

Embattled Texas AG Paxton Faces George P. Bush in GOP Runoff | Political News

By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton put his job and ability to withstand legal troubles on the line Tuesday in a Republican primary runoff against George P. Bush, whose own family record was at stake. The outcome in America’s biggest red state will test how much … Read more

Mayorkas Tours Border to Prepare for Asylum Limits to End | Political News

McALLEN, Texas (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that authorities were prepared for an anticipated increase in migrants crossing the border from Mexico, days before a public health order is set to end after being used to turn people away nearly 2 million times without a chance to seek asylum. A federal … Read more

Meet the ‘Most Wikipedia’ed’ residents in Texas

The 183-unit complex with 13 stories known as Towers of Town Lake first rose up in the 80s when Austin was seeing a tower boom with offices like One American Center and 100 Congress. Adam Maldonado, Reconstruction Experts’ Regional VP of Texas, said the refurbishment project started when the team dropped by for a roofing … Read more

Blaming Biden for formula shortage

AUSTIN, Texas – Republicans aiming to retake control of Congress have already sharpened a message centering around blaming Democrats for high inflation, expensive gas, migrants crossing the US-Mexico border and violent crime in some cities. But GOP leaders landed on an issue this week that it hopes could prove even more potent: tying President Joe … Read more

Clarence Thomas Says Abortion Leak Has Changed Supreme Court | Political News

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. The opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. The conservative Thomas, … Read more

Conservative Texas Activist Allegedly Sought Federal Support | Political News

HOUSTON (AP) – A Houston conservative activist charged with unlawful restraint and aggravated assault had asked a US attorney in Texas to provide federal marshals to help his private investigator seize what they believed to be fraudulent voter ballots from an air conditioner repairman’s vehicle. A transcript of a phone call from Dr. Steven Hotze … Read more

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