Texas lawmakers propose funding border wall on their own

Tentative border security deal would include $1.375 billion in wall funding Reaction and analysis from Pennsylvania congressman Scott Perry. As Washington, D.C. debates a budget deal that would get President Trump barely 1/20th of the border wall funding he requested, and with significant strings attached, two local Texas lawmakers are proposing dipping into the state’s "rainy day" fund to finance the border […]

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Men in clown masks tried to rob them with machetes. She used a scooter to fight back, police say

A pair of suspects donning clown masks and machetes tried to rob a Texas couple, but the man and woman fought them off – with a scooter, police say. Texas City, Texas, police say a man and women were sitting in their car in their driveway around 2:30 a.m. last week when the clown-masked, machete-wielding men approached them. One held his knife to the […]

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RNC urges Texas Bar to discipline Warren over 'false claims' on ancestry

Elizabeth Warren listed race as ‘American Indian’ in Texas State Bar registration An open records request by The Washington Post reveals the document filled out by the now Democrat senator in 1986; Doug McKelway reports. The Republican National Committee is calling for disciplinary action against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one day after a new report revealed the Democratic presidential candidate listed her race […]

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Judge Who Ruled Against Obamacare Halts Order Pending Appeal

The Texas judge who said this month that core provisions of the Affordable Care Act were unconstitutional decided to halt his decision pending an appeal. “Because many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the pendency of appeal, the court finds that the Dec. 14, 2018, order declaring the individual mandate unconstitutional and inseverable should be stayed,” U.S. District […]

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BP sells 3 Texas wind turbine farms to Ares Management Corp

Oil and gas producer BP has sold three of its Texas wind farms to funds managed by affiliates of Los Angeles-based private equity firm Ares Management Corp. London-based BP says the deal includes its Silver Star, Sherbino Mesa 2 and Trinity Hills turbine farms. Terms of the sale, announced Friday in Houston, weren't released. Continue Reading Below Silver Star is […]

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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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