Tag Archives: Texas

Texas Basically Turns Moses Into A Founding Father

The Associated Press reports: Texas’ Board of Education has approved future changes to the history curriculum that retain lessons on Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, as well as instruction about how Moses influenced America’s Founding Fathers and how clashes over states’ rights helped cause the Civil War. Members gave formal approval Friday to edits “streamlining” how Texas’ 5.4 million public …

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TEXAS: Hillary Clinton Restored To History Curriculum

The Dallas Morning News reports: The State Board of Education has voted to keep Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller and several other historical figures in the Texas curriculum. The board first voted to cut Hillary Clinton in September when they took up the curriculum changes. The board voted 12-2 to keep Clinton with Republicans Pat Hardy of Fort Worth and Geraldine …

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TEXAS: Former GOP Rep. Steve “Benghazi” Stockman Sentenced To 10 Years For Campaign Finance Scheme

The Houston Chronicle reports: Former Congressman Steve Stockman, a Tea Party stalwart who represented East Texas during two non-consecutive terms, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Wednesday for his role in a wide-ranging scheme that included a spy operation aimed a fellow Republican challenger and $1.25 million in campaign funds pilfered from conservative megadonors. Stockman, who was …

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TEXAS: Ted Cruz Narrowly Defeats Beto O’Rourke

CNBC reports: Republican Ted Cruz of Texas is projected to win re-election to a second term in the U.S. Senate, emerging victorious from the toughest political fight of his career, according to NBC News. Cruz overcame significant deficits in fundraising and enthusiasm to defeat Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in one of the most closely watched races in the country. Texas …

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TEXAS: GOP Gov. Greg Abbott Defeats Lupe Valdez

CBS News reports: Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, the 48th Governor of the state, has been re-elected for a second term on Tuesday night. He defeated Democrat and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, 71. Valdez, 71, was a barrier-breaking candidate who could have become Texas’ first openly gay, Hispanic governor. Her base of Texas liberals largely overlooked her run …

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Black Texas Voter Suffers Racist Rant From Poll Worker: “If You Call The Police, You’ll Go To Jail, Cuz I’m White”

The Houston Chronicle reports: Rolanda Anthony went to vote at her polling location before 8 a.m. at Iglesia Bautista Libre in north Houston where a poll worker, Evelyn Tillman, told her there was an issue with her address in the system and she needed to fill out a residency verification form. Anthony told her, “Ma’am, I’ve been living here for …

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TEXAS: Border Patrol Forced To Scrap Election Day Drill After Civil Rights Groups Decry It As Voter Intimidation

Buzzfeed News reports: US Border Patrol agents on Tuesday canceled a “crowd control exercise” they had planned in El Paso, Texas, after civil rights groups and lawmakers slammed it as a voter intimidation tactic. The location, near the Hispanic neighborhood of Chihuahuita, and the timing on Election Day raised suspicions, said Terri Burke, the executive director of the ACLU of …

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Trump’s Voice Stars In New Anti-Cruz Ad [VIDEO]

This just out anti-Cruz ad is nothing but Trump audio: “I must tell you something about Ted Cruz. I have never, never met someone who lies more than Ted Cruz. One of the great liars of all time. That’s why we call him ‘Lyin’ Ted.’ Lyin’ Ted! He holds the Bible high, and then he lies. Ted Cruz, he’s taken …

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Ted Cruz Rages After John Brennan Endorses Beto

Politico reports: Sen. Ted Cruz slammed John Brennan after the former CIA director endorsed Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke in Texas’ highly watched Senate race. “John Brennan — who publicly admitted voting for the Communist Party candidate for President in 1976 — has now endorsed Beto. Brennan led the CIA while we undermined and weakened Israel, strengthened North Korea, ignored ISIS, …

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Ted Cruz Tweets Zodiac Killer Letter For Halloween

As usual, Ted Cruz thinks he’s a comedian: Incumbent Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) tweeted a letter from the Zodiac killer in an apparent Halloween joke Wednesday. The once-popular meme that Cruz is the Zodiac killer emerged during the 2016 national election. Five people in Northern California were killed by the Zodiac killer, who was never identified, in the late …

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TEXAS: New Poll Shows Cruz’s Lead Shrinking Further

The Texas Tribune reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz leads challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, by 3.6 percentage points among likely voters in a new University of Texas at Tyler poll released Wednesday. According to the poll, which is the first one released by the university, 47 percent of the 905 likely voters surveyed online and on the …

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TEXAS: Cruz Lead Shrinks To +5 With One Week To Go

Quinnipiac Polling reports:  Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz clings to a narrow 51 – 46 percent likely voter lead over U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger in the Texas Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. This compares to a 54 – 45 percent Cruz likely voter lead in an October 11 survey. Today, O’Rourke …

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TEXAS: Beto O’Rourke Down Six Points In Latest Poll

The Texas Tribune reports: Republican Ted Cruz leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke 51 percent to 45 percent in the Texas race for the U.S. Senate, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Libertarian Neal Dikeman was the choice of 2 percent of likely voters and another 2 percent said they would vote for someone else. Democratic and Republican voters, …

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HOUSTON: Court Boots Bid To Stop Drag Queen Story Hour, Haters Launch $500,000 Ad Campaign [VIDEO]

The Houston Chronicle reports: A federal judge in Houston swiftly ended a chapter Wednesday for a group of conservative Christian activists seeking to stop the Drag Queen Story Hour at a local public library. Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal put it simply in her four sentence order, issued just days after the lawsuit — blasting gay marriage and …

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TEXAS: Cruz Lead Shrinks To Five Points In New Poll

Just in via press release: Today, Ipsos released new election data in partnership with Reuters and the University of Virginia Center for Politics, showing that Republican Ted Cruz (49%) holds a slight lead over Democrat Beto O’Rourke (44%) in the Texas Senate race among likely voters. In the generic ballot question, Republicans also lead Democrats by 6 points (49% to …

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Ted Cruz: Beto Can Share A Cell With Hillary Clinton

Newsweek reports: During a rally in Georgetown, Texas, on Tuesday, for Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a supporter shouted “Lock him up” in reference to Cruz’s opponent, Beto O’Rourke. Cruz replied that O’Rourke could share a cell with former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “Well, you know, there’s a double-occupancy cell with Hillary Clinton,” Cruz said. “Ya’ll are gonna get me in …

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Ted Cruz’s Hometown Paper Endorses Beto O’Rourke

From the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle: With eyes clear but certainly not starry, we enthusiastically endorse Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate. The West Texas congressman’s command of issues that matter to this state, his unaffected eloquence and his eagerness to reach out to all Texans make him one of the most impressive candidates this editorial board has encountered …

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Trump: Beto Wants To Turn Texas Into Venezuela

Glorious Leader is parroting last week’s line from the same man who once called him a “compulsive liar” and a “sniveling coward.” Today’s attack was surely spawned by what Beto said last night. NBC News reports: Beto O’Rourke, an El Paso congressman giving up his seat to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, had previously suggested that he’d support impeaching the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Beto O’Rourke Town Hall With CNN

Heavy.com reports: Beto O’Rourke will be on CNN for a nationally televised town tonight, appearing without opponent Ted Cruz. Just two days earlier, Beto and Cruz faced off in a local debate. CNN originally intended the town hall to involve both candidates, but now Beto will be on CNN by himself. CNN had originally offered the town hall to both …

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Beto Goes After Lyin’ Ted In New Attack Ads [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Beto O’Rourke is on the attack against Ted Cruz. The Democrat aired his first handful of TV ads directly criticizing the Republican senator Wednesday, following a debate performance Tuesday night in which he repeatedly attacked Cruz, even invoking President Donald Trump’s 2016-vintage “Lyin’ Ted” nickname and accusing Cruz of being dishonest with voters. O’Rourke’s new ads are all …

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