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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Policy

Poll: Most Americans Don’t Agree With Abortion Bans

This week a new poll from NPR and Ipsos shows that most Americans oppose outright bans on abortion, like the kind found in Texas. The Signal spoke with Mallory Newall, the Vice President of Public Affairs for Ipsos about that and other results from the...

Passing the Ike Dike: A Step Closer to Preventing Environmental Catastrophe

The 2022 hurricane season is officially upon us, with Texans once more preparing themselves for the worst. As hurricanes increase in force due to the effects of climate change, so do the intense flooding and winds that accompany the storms become an ev...

This is the ‘Endgame,’ Warn Abortion Funds

With a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade expected in the next few weeks, nowhere else is the urgency and anger felt more than with abortion funds, groups that provide financial support for those seeking abortions. In Texas, these aborti...

‘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...

The Foolishness of the One-Door Policy

In the aftermath of the Robb Elementary School shooting, Republicans are attempting to discredit and deflect attention away from common sense gun reform by proposing increasingly bizarre proposals. Given that the oft-mentioned idea of more “good guys w...

Denton Becomes First Texas City to Pass Resolution Supporting Medicare for All

Denton recently became the first city in Texas and the 100th nationally to pass a resolution in favor of Medicare for All. The local resolution does not change any laws and instead aims to drum up support for the single payer healthcare system.&nbsp...

Texas Food Banks Feel Sigh of Relief as Public Health Emergency Benefits Continue

The U.S. Health and Human Services quietly extended the public health emergency declaration beyond July 16, giving no required 60-day notice this week that it would come to an end. It means the public health emergency will continue to last for at le...

Congressional Lawmakers Want an Investigation into Operation Lone Star

Nine Congressional Texas Democrats penned a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen this week, urging the treasurer to investigate where the funding for Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star Star is coming from.  Operation Lone Star is an im...

Does Every Child in Texas Deserve Access to a Free Public Education? Greg Abbott Doesn’t Think So

In an interview on Wednesday with a rightwing talk show host, Greg Abbott was asked why the state of Texas must educate all children, including the undocumented. The Texas Governor responded by saying the state could be looking into “resurrecting” the ...

How to access abortion in a post-Roe world

Monday night, a draft opinion leaked by POLITICO showed the Supreme Court of the United States is set to overturn Roe v. Wade.  Conservative Justice Samuel Alito writes: “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.The Constitution makes no re...
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FBI searching Biden home in Rehoboth, Delaware, in classified documents probe

U.S. Secret Service agents are seen in front of Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Del., home on Jan. 12, 2021. The FBI is conducting a planned search of President Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home as part of its investigation into the potential misha...
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President Biden’s physical delayed due to travel schedule, White House says

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 ...