Bush Judge in Northern Texas Was Go-To Guy to Gut Obamacare

When opponents of Obamacare couldn’t kill the law in Washington, they went to a judge in Fort Worth, Texas. Reed O’Connor, appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush, ruled against Barack Obama’s signature health-care law three times, dealing the most serious blow Friday when he declared the entire law unconstitutional and cast uncertainty on insurance coverage for […]

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Lawsuit Urges Court To Make Blake Farenthold’s Employer Stop Paying Him

WASHINGTON ― Drama has been following former Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) ever since he abruptly quit Congress in April amid a sexual harassment scandal. A Texas newspaper sued his new employer, the Calhoun Port Authority in Port Lavaca, in May for possibly hiring him illegally. And on Tuesday, in response to the port authority’s lawyers dragging out the case, the […]

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Top 10 US cities where people can spend the most on the holidays

Americans are expected to spend big this holiday season. The average person will drop $819 on gifts and necessities, according to a recent report from Harris Poll and advertising-technology company OpenX. And a new survey from personal-finance website WalletHub expects them to spend even more: about $1,007 per person, up more than 4 percent from 2017. But how much can […]

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Mattis defends military’s border support mission during visit with troops in Texas

Defense Secretary James Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of active duty troops to the border with Mexico Wednesday, calling it “a moral and ethical mission to support our border patrolmen.” Interested in Immigration? While visiting with some of the soldiers deployed to the southern U.S. border, Mattis said “border security is part of national security” and stressed that the […]

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#Beto2020 Trends As Fans Urge O’Rourke To Run Against Trump For President

Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke may have lost his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas, but his supporters say he’s not done yet.  O’Rourke, who is giving up his House seat, may just be getting started. The Democrat’s backers are already urging him to run against President Donald Trump in 2020 despite the defeat on Tuesday. They consoled […]

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Beto O’Rourke Delivers Emotional Concession Speech After Midterms Loss

A visibly exhausted Beto O’Rourke conceded the Texas Senate race Tuesday night, saying he was “grateful” for his millions of supporters in the race against Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz. “I’m as inspired, I’m as hopeful as I’ve ever been in my life,” the Democrat told supporters gathered at Southwest University Park stadium in his hometown of El Paso. “Tonight’s […]

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Republican Ted Cruz fends off Beto O'Rourke to retain key Texas Senate seat

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a very tough challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in one of the most highly-anticipated midterm election races of the year. O’Rourke and Cruz presented Texas voters with a stark choice on both policy and personality. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a very tough challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in one of […]

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Taking on Senator Cruz, Democrat O'Rourke tries to turn Texas

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas faces one of his party’s biggest challenges on Tuesday, as he aims to oust Republican Ted Cruz to become the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate in the deeply conservative state in three decades. The 46-year-old former punk rocker and three-term congressman captured the national spotlight and […]

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Cruz’ Lead In Texas Senate Race Narrows In New Poll

Republican Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., continues to lead in the closely watched Texas Senate race, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday, although Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke has climbed within striking distance. The poll showed Cruz with a 51 percent to 46 percent lead over O’Rourke among likely Texas voters, significantly narrower than the 54 […]

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