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Cruz, Like Trump, Points To Lack Of Collusion Evidence In Russia Indictments
(KERA (PBS) 13 - Dallas © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418944190)

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is aligning with President Donald Trump in highlighting the lack of evidence in recently issued indictments that Russia's government colluded with Trump's 2016 campaign to influence the election.  "On the face of these indictments, they say that the American side of it was unwitting that there was not collusion. That's pretty significant," Cruz told reporters in

 



 

Devil's in the details of Middleton's campaign talk
(Galveston Daily News © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 05:18:02 (Article ID 1418989437)

As a former mayor, Ive learned to pay close attention to the actual words candidates use to describe their positions, particularly when it comes to local taxation. So, this direct quote caught my eye in a campaign piece from the millionaire oilman running against our Texas Representative Wayne Faircloth in the Republican primary: Faircloths opponent says we need iron-clad limits on property tax g

 



 

Recommendations in Texas Senate. House races
(Bryan-College Station Eagle © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418995001)

The three men who represent Brazos County in the Texas Legislature have filed for re-election and all three have attracted competition for their position. District 12 state Rep. Kyle Kacal is unopposed in the March 6 Republican Primary and will face one of two Democratic challengers in November. District 14 state Rep. John Raney has three Republican Primary challengers, while two Democrats also a

 



 

UT/TT Poll: Clear sailing for Abbott, Patrick, uncertain waters for Bush, Miller
(Texas Tribune © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418990413)

Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are far ahead of their Republican primary opponents in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, but the Democrats running for those two high offices face more difficult paths to their party’s nomination. Two other statewide Republican incumbents — Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller — have the support of a

 



 

NATIONAL POLITICAL NEWS

Adam Schiff says Russian indictments don't close case on collusion
(Washington Times © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 05:18:02 (Article ID 1418953452)

Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday the indictment of 13 Russians involved in meddling with the 2016 election doesnt close the case on whether the Trump campaign was involved. But the California Democrat admitted the Obama administration should have done more when it became known in 2014 that Russians were attempting to cause chaos. He said there is now overwhelming and unequivocal evidence that Russia

 



 

Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval
(Washington Times © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 05:18:02 (Article ID 1418994789)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees. The evolving status quo at the agency responsible for more than 780,000 square miles (2 million square kilometers) o

 



 

Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, likely killing all 65 on board
(Washington Times © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 05:18:02 (Article ID 1418953507)

TEHRAN, Iran An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, likely killing all 65 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometers (485 miles) south of the Iranian capital, Tehra

 



 

Conservatives outraged at Trump's funding to subsidize Obamacare insurers
(Washington Times © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418953152)

President Trumps new budget envisions eviscerating Obamacare but it also includes money to fund contentious payments to insurance companies next year, in a move that conservatives say will end up sustaining the struggling law. The budget allocates billions of dollars for cost-sharing payments, or what Capitol Hill calls CSRs, which reimburse insurers who under the law must cover some poor custom

 



 

Donald Trump's Russia delusion bubbles over
(CNN.com © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418954406)

(CNN)President Donald Trump has long been obsessed with the idea that the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is really nothing more than a political scheme to rob him of the credit he so rightly deserves for winning that race. Over the last 24 hours, however, that obsession has been tuned up a notch, with Trump unleashing a series of bitter tweets attacking even his own top

 



 

Duckworth using pregnancy to educate male-dominated Senate
(Washington Times © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 05:18:02 (Article ID 1418953436)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and thats the way she likes it. The decorated Iraqi War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in the mostly-white, mostly-male and very fusty Senate. And now, with a baby due in April, shell be the first senator to give birth while in office. And so, along with her

 



 

For Mueller, this is only the beginning
(CNN.com © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418954321)

(CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities marks a major turning point in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Asha RangappaCritics of Mueller's investigation have been quick to suggest the indictment proves that no collusion took place between the Trump campaign and Russia. President Donald Trump reiterat

 



 

Jeff Sessions stands by recusal in Russia probe
(Washington Times © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418953147)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Sunday he stands by his decision to recuse himself from the investigation into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians during the 2016 election. He also said his department is reviewing 27 cases concerning leaks of classified information, including looking into the process used by the FBI to get a FISA warrant to spy on a Trump campa

 



 

Not your usual Democrat: Pennsylvania candidate supports gun rights
(Washington Times © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 05:18:02 (Article ID 1418953439)

CARNEGIE, Pa. Democrat Conor Lamb is siding with President Trump and Republicans following the school shooting in Florida, saying the best way to stop these horrific events is to enforce the laws on the books and keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. The response also puts him in line with his Republican rival, Rick Saccone, in their special election for the open House seat in weste

 



 

Similar GOP candidates vie for Arizona Rep. Franks' seat
(Washington Times © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 05:18:02 (Article ID 1418953455)

PHOENIX (AP) - A dozen Republicans are facing off in the special primary election to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, and voters may have a hard time distinguishing one from the other. The top Republicans in the race for conservative 8th Congressional District include former state Sens. Steve Montenegro and Debbie Lesko, who both resigned to run for the open office. Also in the to

 



 

Some Republicans join call for stronger background checks on gun buyers
(USA Today © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418954367)

MOREWASHINGTON  Some Republican leaders called Sunday for stronger background checks on gun buyers after last week's mass shooting at a South Florida high school that killed 17 people.Republicans Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, in separate interviews Sunday, called for Congress to stop making empty promises and act.Lankford said he sup

 



 

Trump mocks Oprah Winfrey
(Politico.com © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418977204)

Oprah Winfrey led a panel discussion among 14 people in Grand Rapids, Michigan. | Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via By POLITICO STAFF 02/18/2018 11:49 PM EST Updated 02/18/2018 11:55 PM EST 2018-02-18T11:55-0500 President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked Oprah Winfrey for her performance on CBS' "60 MInutes." "Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very w

 



 

Trump slams FBI over missed signals on Florida shooting, says too much time spent on Russia
(USA Today © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418954369)

MOREWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency missed all of the many signals┬Ł sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.┬ŁTrump said on Twitter: This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collu

 



 

Virginia House embraces Medicaid expansion in budget
(Washington Times © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 05:18:02 (Article ID 1418953379)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Efforts to expand Medicaid to about 300,000 low-income adults in Virginia continue to gain momentum, as Republican House leaders on Sunday publicly embraced a form of expansion that includes work requirements and copays. The House of Delegates budget panel included Medicaid expansion in its roughly $100 billion two-year spending plan , which also includes a 2 percent raise fo

 



 

With eye on elections, Turkey's Erdogan stokes fears of Kurds to amplify anti-American message
(Washington Times © 02/19/2018)
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Indexed 2018-02-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1418953150)

The Trump administration has gone to lengths to ease tensions with Turkey, but the effort hasnt quelled anti-American sentiment that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accused of stoking ahead of elections next year. While Ankara remains a NATO ally, analysts say, Mr. Erdogan increasingly is yielding to Russia while taking a confrontational stance toward the United States in order to appea

 



 


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