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DeSantis embraces YouTube alternative as conservatives battle Big Tech

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is embracing a YouTube alternative after the Google-owned platform removed a video featuring the Republican governor and public health experts, claiming they shared misinformation.As conservatives battle Big Tec...

Dems’ Green New Deal 2.0 ‘not the way forward’ on climate change: Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg, president of Copenhagen Consensus, slammed Democrats’ plans to reintroduce the Green New Deal, stressing that a "smarter approach" is needed. The author of "False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, a...

Biden’s recovery plan for families set to cost more than $1 trillion, extend enhanced child tax credit

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 15, 2021.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden's next economic recovery package will cost at least $1 trillion and extend ...

Virgin Galactic shares drop after Cathie Wood’s new space ETF dumps nearly half its holding

In this articleVABKVirgin Galactic's spacecraft Unity comes into land during a glide test flight on May 1, 2020.Virgin GalacticVirgin Galactic shares fell in trading Tuesday after Ark Invest's space exploration ETF sold nearly half its stake in the spa...

Texas Republicans push anti-renewable energy bills

Texas Republicans have made renewables their latest legislative target. A number of bills are being considered in the Texas legislature that would impose additional costs on renewable energy. Th...

Mehdi Hasan calls out Dan Crenshaw’s gerrymandered district

Political reporter Mehdi Hasan successfully irked Houston’s Rep. Dan Crenshaw this week, sparking the two to go at each other on Twitter.On a segment on “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” Medhi respond...

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Musings: Greg Abbott is beatable

Governors in the United States generally enjoy warmer relationships with voters than their colleagues serving in Congress. There are a number of reasons for that phenomenon, not the least of whi...

Musings: The dangerous lie of “constitutional carry.”

A few years ago, I spent a year living in Portland, Oregon, and was surprised to learn, shortly after arriving in town, that I would need to pass a written exam before being approved for an Oreg...

Cornyn (Literally) Applauds Incendiary Rhetoric

Senator John Cornyn, in the midst of a tough re-election fight against MJ Hegar, was caught on camera applauding the incendiary rhetoric of a local Republican club president, as well as the Sher...

Musings: How to Beat Greg Abbott

Last week’s social media showdown between Governor Greg Abbott and a refreshed but angry Beto O’Rourke still has Texas abuzz, but maybe not for the right reasons.No doubt, for erstwhile Texa...

Twitter had a major outage on Thursday

Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India.Amal KS | Hindustan Times | Getty ImagesTwitter's website was down Thursday afternoon, with users who tried...

Musings: The dangerous lie of “constitutional carry.”

A few years ago, I spent a year living in Portland, Oregon, and was surprised to learn, shortly after arriving in town, that I would need to pass a written exam before being approved for an Oreg...

Texas businesses denounce anti-LGBTQ bills in Texas Legislature

A coalition of Texas companies is calling on the GOP-led Texas Legislature to scrap its anti-LGBTQ legislation.During a Monday morning press conference convened by Texas Competes, an LGBTQ a...

A new sense of urgency for Texas to expand Medicaid

Texas is one of just twelve states that has not expanded Medicaid. Now, the question of whether or not the state will expand Medicaid has gotten more urgent with the repeal of a Trump-era waiver...

Barack Obama endorses MJ Hegar

Former President Barack Obama issued his latest wave of endorsements on Friday.Among them, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and Air Force helicopter pilot MJ Hegar. Hegar is facing ...

Texas News

A new sense of urgency for Texas to expand Medicaid

Texas is one of just twelve states that has not expanded Medicaid. Now, the question of whether or not the state will expand Medicaid has gotten more urgent with the repeal of a Trump-era waiver...

How a Texas-based company ended up at the center of one of the worst hacks in history

Thanks to the craziness of the past year, one of the biggest stories of 2020 may have gone under your radar. In one of the worst cybersecurity breaches in American history, hackers penetrated th...

All Day Texas

About 150 Cadillac dealers take GM buyouts rather than invest in EVs

General Motors released this teaser image of an illuminated Cadillac crest on the front of the Lyriq ahead of the crossover's debut.GMDETROIT – About 150 General Motors dealers have accepted buyouts and will stop selling Cadillacs as the Detroit automa...

IBPS SO 2020-21 recruitment notification released at ibps.in; check important dates, other details here

IBPS SO 2020-21 Recruitment: Indian Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) will begin the online application process for various posts of specialist officers from November 2. All interested candidates who want to apply for Specialist Officer posts can v...

Women’s T20 Challenge Final: Radha Yadav of Supernovas creates a special record

Radha Yadav had already established herself as a talented left-arm orthodox spinner during the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 tournament in Sharjah. In the previous game against Trailblazers, Radha Yadav had managed to defend nine runs in the final...

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Biden administration pitches infrastructure plan to Texas

After the passage of the COVID relief package, the American Jobs Plan is the next major item on President Biden’s agenda. The proposal would invest more than $2 trillion, primarily on infrastruc...