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Texas Senate Hearings on Uvalde End With Little Talk of Guns

The Texas Senate committee formed after the Uvalde mass shooting held its first public hearings this week. For anyone hoping something substantial will be done before the start of the school year in August, none of it instilled confidence. Tuesda...

Let us Make Laws Gov. Abbott, Says Texas Senator Representing Uvalde

The Texas Senate Democratic Caucus held a press conference on Monday where they continued calls to address gun violence with a special legislative session that would see lawmakers return to Austin insead of waiting until 2023. “Texas has suffered ma...

In an Open Letter, Conservative Donors Endorse Basic Gun Safety Legislation

Following the tragedy in Uvalde, where an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers with an AR-15, there have been calls to reexamine America’s gun laws and pass strong gun control legislation, a continuation of a tense nationwide...

‘Enough Is Enough’ March for Our Lives Rallies on Gun Reform in Houston

Around 600 Houstonians protested in front of City Hall and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s Southeast Texas office on Sunday, June 11, to raise awareness on gun safety legislation and violence in light of the recent stream of mass shootings across the country. ...

Cuellar Sides With GOP, Votes Against Gun Reform

On Wednesday, conservative Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar, who represents Texas’s 28th congressional district, voted against raising the minimum age to access semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 in the House of Representatives’ latest legislation on gun s...

Family of Uvalde, Buffalo Victims Testify in Congress

Family members of the victims of mass shootings, including Buffalo and Uvalde, testified in Congress on Wednesday during a hearing on gun violence with the Committee on Oversight and Reform. Zeneta Everhart, mother of 21-year-old Zaire Goodman who w...

Matthew McConaughey Visits Washington to Push Senate on Gun Violence

Texas actor Matthew McConaughey delivered remarks at the White House Press Briefing on Tuesday, speaking to reporters about the victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde last month. McConaughey, who was born in Uvalde, said he had recently met with the...

Op-ed: The Lone Wolf/Mental Health Claim About Gun Violence in America Is a Dangerous Diversion

In a press conference last week after the standard litany of prayers and thoughts was offered, Texas Governor Greg Abbott tried to pass off, once again, the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, and mass shootings in general, as attributable to...

Father of Uvalde Victim Demands Gunmaker Hand Over Communications With Shooter

The father of ten-year-old Amerie Jo Garza, one of the 19 children killed in the Robb Elementary School shooting, is demanding the gun manufacturer of the AR-15 used in the shooting hand over any communications they had with the Uvalde shooter who purc...

‘We Need to Ban Assault Weapons’ Says Joe Biden in Speech About Gun Violence

In a major speech Thursday evening, President Joe Biden called on assault weapons to be banned following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Biden said in his speech where he also support...
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President Biden will receive a physical examination on Feb. 16 after weeks of delays that a spokesperson attributed to a "busy and evolving travel schedule in recent weeks."Biden, the oldest president in history, is expected to announce his bid for re-...

Manchin, Cruz introduce bipartisan bill barring Biden admin from selling US oil reserves to China

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., joined Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Wednesday in introducing bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the federal government from selling American emergency oil reserves to China.The legislation — which, in addition t...

DOJ searching Biden Delaware beach home amid classified document investigation

FBI agents were sent to President Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday to conduct a search for additional classified documents, the president's attorney Bob Bauer said."Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation...

Private payroll growth slowed to 106,000 in January as weather hit hiring, ADP says

Job creation in the private sector plunged in January as weather-related issues sent workers to the sidelines, payroll processing firm ADP reported Wednesday.Companies added just 106,000 new workers for the month, down from an upwardly revised 253,000 ...