Washington AG: ‘We’re going to put a stop’ to family separations
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is set to file a lawsuit over a policy that allows asylum seekers to be separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Abbott Caught in His Own Duplicity on Family Separations
Governor declared only Congress can fix family separations shortly before the president ended the policy.
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Abbott Sets Special Election Date for Carlos Uresti Seat
The governor has set July 31 as the date in which voters will choose who will fill the vacancy of a lawmaker convicted of multiple federal counts of fraud and money laundering.
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El Paso County Sheriff Prohibits Staff From Moonlighting at Tornillo Tent City for Children
The move by Sheriff Richard Wiles marks a growing chorus of local law enforcement across Texas that is critical of the federal family separation policy.
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How Public Figures Are Responding to the Family Separation Policy
Lawmakers, faith leaders, and others have largely spoken out against Jeff Sessions’s zero-tolerance policy.
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Carlos Uresti Resigns From Texas Senate
The San Antonio lawmaker’s resignation comes five months after his conviction on multiple counts of fraud and money laundering.
Beto O’Rourke Is Looking for Answers on Family Separation Too
The Democratic Senate candidate led a march to the new Tornillo facility holding immigrant children, but he doesn’t have a full picture of what’s going on inside.
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A Collection of Abortion Rights Groups Are Suing Texas—And They Could Win
Coming off of a major Supreme Court victory in 2016, Whole Woman’s Health and a number of Texas-based orgs look to repeal other Texas laws.
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How Houston Lost Its Mind Over a Trump Shirt
Outside a cookie shop in one of Houston’s most idyllic neighborhoods, a West University Place council member spied Trump’s name on a teenager’s shirt and yelled a few of the president’s worst words at her. Then the internet found out. It’s springtime in the age of hysteria.
Here Comes Trouble: Cecile Richards
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer speaks with newly former president of Planned Parenthood and self-avowed troublemaker Cecile Richards.
Ted Cruz Chickened Out on Trump Pardon Question
Constitutional scholar Ted Cruz says he has no idea whether President Trump can pardon himself.
Abbott Plan on School Hardening Too Little, Too Late
The governor’s proposals would not prevent more than 70,000 high school students from legally buying rifles, shotguns.
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O’Rourke, Valdez Election Support Is Slipping
What may be more troubling for Democrats is that half of the state’s voters still don’t know much about the two standard-bearers.
Empower Texans, Tea Party Loses in GOP Races
Retiring House Speaker Joe Straus helped finance business backlash against social conservatives.
Democrats Choose Lupe Valdez as Their Nominee for Governor of Texas
The former Dallas County sheriff will take on the formidable and formidably funded Greg Abbott in November.
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Podcast: Valdez and White and Tuesday’s Runoff
Ethnic politics has been an undeniable factor in the Democratic race to replace Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
What To Watch in Tuesday’s Runoff Elections
The governor’s race gets the attention, but the undercard may be more important this year.