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Fernando Ramirez

It’s still too early to tell if Abbott’s pandemic response is working

Republican leaders, from President Trump to Sen. John Cornyn, have been heaping praise onto Gov. Greg Abbott’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. But the pandemic has only just begun, and any...

A $1,200 check won’t last long — even in Texas

The House passed a $2 trillion economic relief plan on Friday aimed at fighting financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the massive stimulus package that’s now likely to...

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas surpasses 1,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Texas saw a dramatic jump, rising from just shy of 1,000 on Wednesday to 1,396 cases on Thursday.  The death toll stands at 18, six additiona...

Texas Democrats launch new program to continue organizing amid pandemic

With campaigns up and down the ballot disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Texas Democrats are trying to keep the ball rolling and continue preparation for the party’s offensive in Nov...

First Texas prisoner tests positive for coronavirus. It’s time to start releasing inmates.

The first Texas prisoner tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, according to the Texas Tribune. The 37-year-old Galveston man is the second person in the Texas prison system to test positiv...

Dan Patrick says elderly should be willing to get sick, possibly die, to save economy

In an interview that’s hard to believe until seen, Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick said he was willing to get sick and die from coronavirus— and suggested that other elderly folks should be willing to...

Texas Republican running for Congress compares open borders to sexual assault

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Congressional candidate Jamie Berryhill compared open borders to sexual assault. “A nation without borders is like a woman raped and defiled, her precious valu...

Al Gore visits Texas to register new voters and rally them against climate change

Former vice president Al Gore visited Houston on Wednesday to kick-off a tour in battleground states where he plans to boost voter turnout and rally people against the ongoing climate crisis. ...

Presidential debate preview: Bloomberg, on stage for the first time, may become punching bag for Sanders

Leading into the ninth Democratic debate Wednesday night, the ball is in Sen. Bernie Sander’s court. After a strong showing in Iowa and taking first place in New Hampshire, the Vermont Senato...

Crenshaw should do ‘town halls, not podcasts’ says Navy vet challenging him

Elisa Cardnell, the Navy veteran and teacher running to replace Rep. Dan Crenshaw, says the Houston-area Republican should spend less time podcasting and more time speaking to his constituents.&...

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