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STATE POLITICAL NEWS

As more Dems reject corporate PAC money, a Texas Senate candidates PAC-free campaign pays off
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Indexed 2018-06-18 03:15:07 (Article ID 1438496698)

WASHINGTON Rep. Beto ORourke said his frustration with fundraising finally boiled over when he was scolded for his vote on a 2014 farm bill amendment. A consultant admonished the Texas Democrat and said he owed an explanation, not to his constituents, but to a big-money, special interest group that would be disappointed by his vote. My explanations are only owed to my constituents ...said

 



 

Democratic lawmakers visiting immigration centers in South Texas
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Indexed 2018-06-18 03:15:07 (Article ID 1438498036)

MCALLEN, Texas (CNN) - Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley returned to the South Texas border on Sunday with a group of Democratic colleagues to tour the Customs and Border Protection processing centers in the Rio Grande Valley. The lawmakers came to South Texas, they say, to learn more about the agencys processing of undocumented immigrants entering the United States, including a poli

 



 

Hundreds march to Tornillo in protest of family separation
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438543742)

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Less than a mile away from Tornillos newly-erected Tent City, hundreds of people gathered Sunday in protest of the controversial family separation policy. Hundreds are marching up and down the road to the #Tornillo POE. They are protesting @realDonaldTrump administration zero tolerance policy. pic.twitter.com/79pS53ZSFr KTSM NewsChannel 9 (@KTSMtv) June 17, 2018 Short marc

 



 

Most Distinguished: UT Law school honoring Longoria
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Indexed 2018-06-18 03:15:07 (Article ID 1438496783)

AUSTIN State Rep. Oscar Longoria keeps climbing to the top. He pulled himself up by the bootstraps and everyone is taking notice. For the second year in a row, the University of Texas is recognizing him for his hard work and dedication. This time, the state representative has been chosen as a distinguished alumnus by the University of Texas School of Law. Longoria, 36, a 2007 graduat

 



 

Separation of immigrant families draws lawmakers, advocates to the border on Fathers Day
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Indexed 2018-06-18 03:15:07 (Article ID 1438496696)

MCALLEN, Texas A group of lawmakers arrived atthe U.S.-Mexico border on Fathers Day to further investigate a new policy separating immigrant families. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Sen. Jeff Merkley led theDemocratic Senate and House members, including Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont;Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island;Rep. Mark

 



 

The Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio: A photo gallery
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Indexed 2018-06-18 03:15:07 (Article ID 1438496047)

This year, the Republican Party of Texas held its biennial convention at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio. Public business began on Thursday and continued through Saturday. There was a whirlwind of speeches, passionate delegates and tables full of merchandise plus, the convention saw a fierce battle for chairmanship of the the state party. Texas Tribune reporters Patrick Svi

 



 

Thousands of protestors march to Tornillo Port of Entry
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Indexed 2018-06-18 03:15:07 (Article ID 1438524877)

EL PASO, Texas —  The Borderland is now in the national spotlight as advocates and politicians flock to Tornillo. They marched for immigrant children housed in tents at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry. Right now, there are immigrant children alone without parents in Tornillo. Thousands of people showed up there Sunday to support them. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas 16th District) said there

 



 

NATIONAL POLITICAL NEWS

'Conservativism' Review: Holding On to the Good Things
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Indexed 2018-06-18 06:07:55 (Article ID 1438546434)

With the rise of populist movements in the U.S. and Europe, a kind of internecine warfare has broken out among writers and thinkers of a conservative cast of mind. Some are maddened that conservative principles are being overtaken by what they view as a reactionary right, and they are disturbed that former allies are embracing apparently unsavory positions and political figures. Others, though, ar

 



 

Analysis: Republican runoff candidates embrace Trump ideas
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438505811)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two candidates in a Republican primary runoff for a congressional race in central Mississippi agree on many big issues, including their overall support for President Donald Trump. Michael Guest and Whit Hughes are both cautious in any criticism of the man in the White House. His use of social media would be something I would disagree with the president on. I do support his p

 



 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misrepresents North Korea's actions
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Indexed 2018-06-18 03:15:07 (Article ID 1438508173)

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump is falsely crediting his Singapore summit with the destruction of missile launch sites in North Korea. No such action has been announced by the North Koreans.Trump tweeted Sunday in response to criticisms last week from Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate Democratic leader, that the summit was all show, no substance, or as the Democrat put it in Senat

 



 

Bernie Sanders refuses to endorse son in bid for N.H. congressional seat
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438505794)

MONTPELIER, Vt. An endorsement by Bernie Sanders is one of the most coveted gifts in Democratic politics. But the Vermont senator and liberal darling is notoriously reluctant to back many politicians, including, it turns out, his own son. Sanders has come under scrutiny in recent weeks for not publicly endorsing his son, Levi, in his race for a New Hampshire congressional seat. But people who kn

 



 

Border Policy Defended Amid Protests
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Indexed 2018-06-18 03:15:07 (Article ID 1438529827)

Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since the Trump administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy against people illegally entering the U.S. Border Patrol Sector Chief Manuel Padilla calls the separations temporary. (June 18) Post to Facebook Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since the Trump administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy a

 



 

CNN contributor co-writes 'investigative' biography of 'Shadow President' Mike Pence
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438505839)

NEW YORK Author and CNN contributor Michael DAntonio has co-written an investigative biography of Vice President Mike Pence. The Shadow President, by DAntonio and Peter Eisner, will be published Aug. 28 by Thomas Dunne Books. According to the publisher, which announced the book on Friday, Eisner and DAntonio will portray the former Indiana governor as a man of longtime presidential ambitions und

 



 

Cory Booker rallies Democrats in Virginia, where he could help the party, and vice versa
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Indexed 2018-06-18 03:15:07 (Article ID 1438505538)

Chelsea Higgs Wise of Richmond, Va., who describes herself as a feminist and organizer, gets Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., to stop for a selfie as he returns to his seat during Gov. Ralph Northams speech at a June 16, 2018 Virginia Democratic Party gala where Booker was the keynote speaker.(Photo: Herb Jackson/NorthJersey.com)Kaine introduced Booker at the dinner as "an enthusiastic singer with a very

 



 

Democratic lawmakers angry with what they saw in South Texas
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438534613)

Brownsville (CNN)The first thing everyone notices when they arrive at the Rio Grande Valley is the heat.While dozens of protestors stood outside a Customs and Border Protection processing detention center in McAllen, Texas, in more than 100-degree weather, the officials inside the facility told reporters during their tour that the temperature inside was about 72 degrees.Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkle

 



 

Florida's Senate Candidates Vie for Puerto Rican Vote
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Indexed 2018-06-18 06:07:55 (Article ID 1438546382)

ORLANDO, Fla.--One recent morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott addressed Puerto Rican business leaders at a hotel here, announced jobs figures at a Puerto Rican restaurant across town and called the Puerto Rican governor to discuss Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. "I'm going to do everything I can to continue to help people that are in Puerto Rico," Mr. Scott, a Republican running for U.S. Senate,

 



 

Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe
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Indexed 2018-06-18 03:15:07 (Article ID 1438508187)

WASHINGTON (AP) Donald Trumps lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Muellers work wraps up, if he believed they were treated unfairly.┬ŁUntil then, consideration of clemency is unnecessary, Giuliani said, as the White House presses to bring the yearlong investigat

 



 

GOP leaders threaten Justice officials with action on subpoenaed documents this week
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438505776)

(CNN)House Republican leaders are vowing action this week, including possible contempt of Congress charges, if the Justice Department does not turn over subpoenaed documents on the Russia investigation. But it was not immediately clear precisely what documents lawmakers are still seeking.They said Sunday that they delivered that message Friday night during a meeting that included House Speaker Pau

 



 

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438505866)

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didnt know because the childs aunt w

 



 

Laura Bush pens scathing column on child separation as part of immigration policy
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438505771)

(CNN)Former first lady Laura Bush spoke out Sunday night about the separation of families on the US border, writing a harsh criticism of the current zero-tolerance immigration policy being enforced under the Trump administration. Bush, whose opinion piece ran in The Washington Post, decries the separation of children from parents entering the United States illegally as "cruel" and "immoral." It's

 



 

Lawmakers who were there say things have changed since 1986 amnesty
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438505857)

Rep. Joe Bartons son attends a public school in small-town Texas where more than half of his classmates are Hispanic, and he figures a good number of them are from homes where at least one parent is an illegal immigrant. The congressman says its one of several things that influences his thinking on the thorny issue of immigration. Mr. Barton is one of a small number of lawmakers who were in Cong

 



 

Mitch McConnell says Trump Nobel Peace Prize talk 'premature'
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438505875)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The Senates top leader says its premature to tout President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in pursuing a peace deal with North Korea. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chuckled as he mentioned the chagrin it would cause the Nobel committee to award Trump the worlds most coveted diplomatic prize. The Republican senator made the comments this week to WHAS-AM in hi

 



 

Rechristening themselves pays off for some big political names
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438505860)

DENVER Before he made a name for himself in politics, Rep. Jared Polis was what you might call an unrepentant name-dropper. Born Jared Polis Schutz, the Colorado Democrat switched his last name for his mothers maiden name as he prepared to make his first bid for public office in 2000. He told local newspaper Westword that he did it to honor his mother and because I liked it better. Left unsaid

 



 

Trumps insults, tariffs inspire Canadians to organize boycott of U.S. goods
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Indexed 2018-06-18 05:16:54 (Article ID 1438534558)

MORENatalie McLellan no longer stocks Heinz ketchup, Florida oranges or any other foods that come from the U.S. at her home in from LaSalle, Ontario.The 42-year-old autism consultant is one of a growing number of Canadians who are boycotting U.S. products, a decision motivated by President Donald Trump's anti-Canadian sentiments and tough trade stance."I really don't feel comfortable supporting ou

 



 

We in Congress should protect students from gun violence as well as we protect ourselves
(USA Today © 06/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-06-18 06:48:26 (Article ID 1438555342)

POLICING THE USA: A look at race, justice, mediaPeople move fast here when they are worried about their safety, about the safety of their family and friends. Why cant we move at the same speed when it comes to the safety of our nations students?  My life is no more important than that of any parens child across America. Teachers and students across our country go to school each day hoping that

 



 

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