"Pure insanity": Witnesses say Trump pursued conspiracy theory that Italian satellite switched ballots
At the fifth public hearing of the House select committee investigating January 6, Republican committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger, former Acting U.S. Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, and former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen discussed President Trump's insistence that federal officials pursue a "wild, baseless conspiracy theory" about an Italian satellite switching ballots.news.yahoo.com
Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar declared winner in Texas recount
A recount in Texas affirmed Democrat U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar as the winner Tuesday of his primary race against progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros, who had trailed by fewer than 200 votes following a runoff in May. Cuellar, a nine-term congressman, defeated Cisneros by 289 votes, according to results of the recount announced by by the Texas Democratic Party. It is the second time that Cisneros, a 29-year-old immigration attorney who once interned for Cuellar, has lost a challenge to her former boss, whose moderate record along Texas' heavily Hispanic southern border has aligned him at times with Republicans on issues including abortion and guns.news.yahoo.com
Lauren Boebert taking legal action over Dem PAC's 'false and disgusting claims' that she was 'paid escort'
The attorney for Rep. Lauren Boebert sent a letter to the American Muckrakers PAC's David Wheeler about the "false and defamatory statements" claiming the congresswoman was an escort.news.yahoo.com
DPS disputes state senator’s claim that troopers ‘waited in hallway’ of Uvalde school during shooting
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that reports of troopers waiting idly outside two adjoining classrooms at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School, where a gunman killed 21 people last month, are “inaccurate.”
Letters: Guns valued over children
Well, all the children who were massacred in Uvalde and past shootings had heartbeats, some of them from 5 to 10 years and above. You’d rather protect the rights of guns than the rights of little children to live their lives. Some people believe that you should not vote for a Democrat because they’re “pro abortion,” while in reality they’re just pro-choice. Yet you vote for Republicans who do nothing but turn a blind eye when it comes to children dying. He couldn’t buy a handgun, but he could buy these guns of mass destruction not only one but 300 bullets!myrgv.com
Early voting ends Friday in special election for District 34 Congressional seat
Early voting ends Friday for the June 14 special election for the U.S. District 34 congressional seat. As of Wednesday, 6,759 early votes had been cast, according to Cameron County’s office of Elections and Voter Registration. There are 19 early voting locations across Cameron County. Greg Abbott on April 4 called for the special election following Vela’s announcement that he was resigning. Vela’s term ends in January.myrgv.com
Four states receive first allocations of $10B broadband fund
More than half a billion dollars in federal funding will be sent to four U.S. states to expand broadband access as part of a sweeping national effort to bring affordable service to rural and low-income Americans, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Tuesday. Louisiana, New Hampshire, Virginia and West Virginia are the first to benefit from this aspect of the $10 billion Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund, which is expected to bring internet service to 200,000 homes and businesses in the four states.news.yahoo.com
'No excuse' to withhold deadly arrest video, governor says
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said there was “no excuse” for a video he watched of the deadly arrest of Black motorist Ronald Greene failing to reach prosecutors for another six months. Edwards said there isn't a good explanation for the key video not being promptly turned over but emphasized that he didn't know in October 2020 that he was seeing evidence that wasn't available to the authorities with the power to charge the troopers seen beating, stunning and dragging Greene. “There’s no excuse for it,” Edwards said.news.yahoo.com
Texas senator: School police chief didn't know of 911 calls
UVALDE (AP) — The commander overseeing police during a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, was not informed of panicked 911 calls coming from students trapped inside and it's unclear wh[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Texas senator: School police chief didn't know of 911 calls
UVALDE (AP) — The commander overseeing police during a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, was not informed of panicked 911 calls coming from students trapped inside and it's unclear wh[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann found not guilty in special counsel probe
Michael Sussmann, a former attorney for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, was found not guilty of allegations that he lied to the FBI. The charges were brought by special counsel John Durham in an investigation that started during the Trump administration. CBS News legal contributor Jessica Levinson, a Loyola Law School professor, discussed the breaking news.news.yahoo.com
Uvalde picks up pieces as shifting accounts of attack trouble officials
Muñoz criticized the Texas Department of Public Safety for its shifting accounts of what occurred at the school on Tuesday, but he cautioned against making too many conclusions. State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat who represents Uvalde, said, “We’re all angry. He confirmed that officers waited for nearly an hour in a hallway outside the locked classroom, where authorities say Salvador Rolando Ramos was shooting children and killing their teachers. The president heads to Uvalde on Sunday to meet the families of the victims. AdvertisementHere in Uvalde, a seemingly endless schedule of funerals has been released, beginning Tuesday and stretching for nearly two weeks.washingtonpost.com
Pelosi pushes back on archbishop who denies her Communion
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Tuesday on the decision by San Francisco's conservative Catholic archbishop to deny her Communion over her support of abortion rights, saying she respects that people have opposing views but not when they impose them on others. Pelosi made her comments on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” In a letter last month to Pelosi, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said he would refuse her Communion after she vowed to codify into law the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion.news.yahoo.com
Perdue makes racist remark about Abrams: She’s ‘demeaning her own race’
Perdue was referring to statements Abrams made Saturday during a fundraising dinner, in which she referred to the state’s poor ranking in multiple issues, including incarceration, mental health and maternal mortality rates. Kemp and Perdue are running against each other for the GOP nomination. Perdue, however, offered none of this context when attacking Abrams on Monday. “The only thing she wants is to be president of the United States,” Perdue said. “Stacey Abrams totally dominates Brian Kemp,” Trump said.washingtonpost.com
Trump appeals New York contempt ruling, $10K per day fine
Former President Donald Trump has appealed a New York judge’s decision to hold him in contempt of court and fine him $10,000 per day for failing to adequately respond to a subpoena issued in the state attorney general’s civil investigation into his business dealings.
Everything to know about voting in the May 7 constitutional amendment, special and bond election
On May 7 voters can weigh in on two state constitutional amendments as well as a city bond proposals in San Antonio. Several local school districts have bond issues on the ballot and there are some municipalities deciding on mayor and city council races.
Biden increases oil royalty rate, scales back lease sales
The Interior Department on Friday said it’s moving forward with the first onshore sales of public oil and natural gas drilling leases under President Joe Biden, but will sharply increase royalty rates for companies as federal officials weigh efforts to fight climate change against pressure to bring down high gasoline prices. The royalty rate for new leases will increase to 18.75% from 12.5%. Biden suspended new leasing just a week after taking office in January 2021.news.yahoo.com
Prosecutors: 2 Hawaii lawmakers took bribes to steer bills
Federal prosecutors say a Hawaii state senator and a state representative took bribes including cash, hotel rooms and casino chips in exchange for shaping legislation that would benefit a company involved in publicly financed cesspool conversion projects.
Shelley Luther, anti-lockdown activist and GOP candidate, said Chinese students should be banned from Texas universities
Luther became nationally known at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 when she refused to shut down her Dallas salon in defiance of emergency orders. She was sentenced to a week in jail but was released after only a few days.
Beto O’Rourke targets Gov. Greg Abbott for vetoing bill to improve internet access in rural Texas
Abbott vetoed legislation in June that would have helped shore up the Universal Service Fund, which supports telecommunications in rural Texas. He said it would have “imposed a new fee on millions of Texans.”
Congress urges Washington Football Team to lift NDAs
Two members of the House of Representatives are urging the NFL and the Washington Football Team to release individuals from non-disclosure agreements that would prevent them from discussing sexual harassment and workplace issues at owner Daniel Snyder’s club.