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SCOTUS Sides With Cruz in Campaign Finance Ruling

On Monday, by a 6-3 vote, the conservative majority United States Supreme Court voted to strike down a federal law capping the number of campaign dollars a candidate could repay themselves with post-election contributions. The vote sides in favor of Te...

Op-ed: The Fight for Abortion Rights is Just Beginning

On Saturday, May 14,  pro-abortion protests kicked off nationwide in 400 cities due to the United States Supreme Court set to overturn Roe v. Wade. Over 1,000 protestors gathered at City Hall at the Bans Off Our Bodies March of Mahogany protest in...

Democratic Lieutenant Governor Runoff, a Last Minute Drama-filled Nail Biter?

Days after Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Mike Collier released his first TV ad, a survey of Texas voters from the Dallas Morning News and University of Texas at Tyler found that state Rep. Michelle Beckley leads Collier by double digits, 31 ...

Early Voting Underway for May 24 Runoffs

It’s almost hard to believe two months have passed since the March 1 primary elections in Texas, but with election day in the May 24 primary runoff just eight days away, Monday May 16 marks the first day of in-person early voting in the runoff, and a n...

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Russia default risk surges as Biden mulls blocking debt payments

Insurance on Russian sovereign debt – used to protect investors against non-payment – jumped on Wednesday, signaling a 90 percent chance of a default within one year.By Laura BenitezBloombergPublished On 18 May 202218 May 2022Russian default risk ...

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

At first war crimes trial since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, 21-year-old pleads guilty to killing an unarmed civilian.A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed...

Roe v. Wade ruling has Biden administration bracing for nationwide wave of violence

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! President Biden's administration is bracing for a wave of violence when the Supreme Court rules on Roe v. Wade in June, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.A May 13 memo from the Department of Homeland Security de...

Watch live: U.S. health officials hold Covid briefing as cases and hospitalizations soar again

[The stream is slated to start at 10:45 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.]Senior U.S. health officials are holding a Covid-19 press conference for the first time in over a month, as infections and hospitali...

Jasmine Crockett talks Congress, 2022 midterms and Republicans

Less than one year after being sworn into the Texas House, Dallas area state Rep. Jasmine Crockett is hoping to head to greener pastures in Congress where she believes change that can impact Texans is more attainable than in a gerrymandered GOP-dominat...

Biden’s budget had a billionaire tax but Manchin shot it down

The White House’s budget released Monday included a new tax on billionaires but it didn’t take long for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to throw cold water on the idea. The proposed “Billionaire Minimum Income Tax” would impose a new minimum tax of 20...

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Texas could be a target for Russian cyberattacks

President Joe Biden issued a dire warning on Monday that Russia is considering cyberattacks against the United States. The war in Ukraine is going rather poorly for Russia, with Western-supplied weapons wreaking havoc on Russia’s military while sanctio...

Ronny Jackson will not comply with January 6th committee request

On Monday, the January 6th Committee in the U.S. Congress announced they wanted to speak with three members of Congress about the Insurrection, including one from Texas. However, Rep. Ronny Jackson, who called the committee a “witch hunt,” will not com...

Colin Allred tests positive for COVID after returning from Europe

On Sunday, Rep. Colin Allred announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a week-long trip to Europe. Allred had been part of a bipartisan delegation that met with officials in Belgium, and Ukraine, including Ukrainian Presid...

Did Ted Cruz spike U.S. Attorney Candidates For Being Too Political?

More than a year after President Biden took office, some of the most important legal positions in the federal government for Texas, like all four U.S. Attorney positions, remain unfilled, though they are signs that may change soon. However, the process...

Op-Ed: Abbott’s plan to bus migrants to DC falls flat

Gov. Greg Abbott fulfilled his promise to bus migrants to DC this week, flooding the nation’s capital with a whopping… 70 people. Seriously, three busloads over three days and that’s all Abbott could muster. Not great for Texas’ reputation as the state...

Texas abortion funds, Biden react to leaked SCOTUS ruling on Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a leaked initial draft of the ruling obtained by Politico. In Texas, where a trigger law is set in place for the very day that happens, abortion would become illegal. H...

Senate passes bill to prevent government shutdown, sends it to Biden

A man runs in front of the U.S. Capitol building during morning hours in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2022.Brendan McDermid | ReutersThe Senate passed a short-term government funding bill, sending it to President Joe Biden's desk hours before a shutd...

California unveils proposal to ban new gas-fueled cars by 2035

Morning traffic makes its way along a freeway in Los Angeles, California, September 19, 2019.Mike Blake | ReutersCalifornia's clean-air regulators unveiled a plan this week that would ramp up the sale of electric and zero-emissions vehicles while ...

Salman Khan goes swimming in pond, fans say ‘Tiger talaab me nahane aaya’

Salman Khan shared a photo of himself swimming in a pond over the weekend. Salman shared photos of himself enjoying the water on Instagram on Saturday. Salman was shirtless in the photo and donned a beige bowl hat.In the first photo, Salman Khan is s...

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ movie review: Alia Bhatt owns the screen, delivers her best performance yet

Director: Sanjay Leela BhansaliCast: Alia Bhatt, Seema Pahwa, Shantanu Maheshwari, Indira Tiwari, Jim Sarbh, Vijay Raaz and othersWhere to watch: TheatresRating: 4 stars'Gangubai Kathiawadi' movie reviewGrand, larger-than-life, visual spectac...

Don’t turn the Gulf into a sacrifice zone, environmental groups tell Biden

Gulf Coast environmental groups are speaking out against a new plan by the Biden administration to expand U.S. gas supply to Europe in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The White House plan is an attempt to curb Europe’s reliance on Ru...

The expanded child tax credit helped millions of Texans before the plug was pulled

In January, the expanded child tax credit expired, ending monthly payments to parents across the nation. The direct payments began as part of the American Rescue Plan in July 2021. They expanded the existing child tax credit of $2,000 per chil...

Texas has no plan for an incoming wave of abandoned oil wells

In the past six years, 132 Texas oil and gas companies have filed for bankruptcy. Many went under as the pandemic drove down demand for oil, causing the price of oil to temporarily plummet to historically low levels. In general howeve...

Lance Gooden wants to make privateering great again

Rep. Lance Gooden, a Republican who represents Texas’ 5th District, has introduced legislation that would allow U.S. citizens to seize the yachts, jets, and other property belonging to Russian oligarchs who have been sanctioned in response to the invas...

House Science Committee discusses need for urgent climate adaptation

The House Science, Space, & Technology Committee held a hearing on Thursday to discuss the latest climate change news and the next steps in averting further global warming.Much of the 3-hour hearing focused on the latest United Nations Intergov...

Texas News

Op-ed: The Fight for Abortion Rights is Just Beginning

On Saturday, May 14,  pro-abortion protests kicked off nationwide in 400 cities due to the United States Supreme Court set to overturn Roe v. Wade. Over 1,000 protestors gathered at City Hall at the Bans Off Our Bodies March of Mahogany protest in...

Congressional committee holds hearing over Texas mail ballot rejections

Members of Congress held a virtual hearing on Thursday to discuss the thousands of rejected mail ballots during the 2022 Texas primary.Almost 23,000 mail ballots were rejected across 187 Texas counties during the March primary, according to the Ass...

KatyISD students organize against book ban

Since the 2021 legislative session, Texas Republicans’ push for censorship has only escalated. From the Texas legislature, Congress, the House of Representatives and the White House, what started as an anti-critical race theory talking point has now cr...

All Day Texas

​​Who Is The New Republican Congressional Candidate in Collin County?

When Republicans created this decade’s new redistricting maps, perhaps the biggest beneficiary was Collin County Congressman Van Taylor (TX-3). His newly redrawn district shifted from purple to red and he seemed poised to cruise to reelection. Flash fo...

As legal options dwindle, Texas abortion providers continue battle against ban

Texas’ restrictive six-week abortion ban went before the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday with arguments from the state and abortion providers. For context, Senate Bill 8 denies pregnant people access to an abortion after six weeks and deputizes private...

Did Ted Cruz spike U.S. Attorney Candidates For Being Too Political?

More than a year after President Biden took office, some of the most important legal positions in the federal government for Texas, like all four U.S. Attorney positions, remain unfilled, though they are signs that may change soon. However, the process...

Ukraine accuses Russia of hitting psychiatric hospital

Ukrainian official describes the attack on a psychiatric hospital near Izyum, eastern Ukraine as a ‘war crime against civilians’.Ukraine has accused Russian forces of hitting a psychiatric hospital near the eastern Ukrainian town of Izyum, but emergenc...

Vice Media has hired financial advisors to seek a buyer, may sell itself in pieces, sources say

Shane Smith, co-founder of Vice.CNBCVice Media, the digital media company once valued at $5.7 billion, has hired bankers to seek a sale, according to people familiar with the matter.Several buyers have expressed preliminary interest in acquiring Vice o...

How Atlassian’s dual-CEO structure has helped the Australian software company thrive

In this articleTEAM.DSRPTAtlassian's founders and co-CEOs, Scott Farquhar, left, and Mike Cannon-Brookes.AtlassianIn this weekly series, CNBC takes a look at companies that made the inaugural Disruptor 50 list, 10 years later.In early March, collaborat...

UN chief to meet Putin, Zelenskyy in push for peace

Antonio Guterres will travel first to Moscow and then to Kyiv to discuss ‘steps that can be taken right now’ to stop fighting.United Nations chief Antonio Guterres will travel to Moscow and Kyiv next week as he steps up efforts to end the two-month-lon...

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Rep. Veronica Escobar talks climate change and migration at COP26

El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar joined a congressional delegation this week at the United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26).Speaking at a press conference with other congressional colleagues who were elected in 2018, Es...

​​Who Is The New Republican Congressional Candidate in Collin County?

When Republicans created this decade’s new redistricting maps, perhaps the biggest beneficiary was Collin County Congressman Van Taylor (TX-3). His newly redrawn district shifted from purple to red and he seemed poised to cruise to reelection. Flash fo...

James S. Burnett announces bid for HD-76

Community organizer and activist James S. Burnett announced on Monday he’s running for state representative of House District 76. “I’m proud to announce my candidacy for State Representative in #HD76 to represent the place I have called home s...