Trump-Russia special counsel Durham at center of political clash as he appears before Congress
The special counsel who investigated the FBI’s probe of ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign found himself at the center of a heated political fight as he appeared before a congressional committee.
Ted Cruz calls Biden’s vow to nominate first Black woman to U.S. Supreme Court “offensive”
The U.S. senator joined some of his Republican colleagues in questioning Biden’s promise to pick a Black woman for the country’s highest court, while civil rights advocates say the nomination is long overdue for better representation on federal courts.
Texas Republicans highlight energy issues as a closing argument of campaign
“The oil industry pollutes,” Biden said. But political analysts said Biden's comments gave Texas Republicans material for an offensive political maneuver in the last stage of the campaign. Biden focused more on tying climate issues to the energy industry. In Congress, I have been a vocal advocate for and a partner with energy industry leaders here in TX-07 to develop and implement sound energy policy." It is unclear, however, whether this final push on the oil and gas industry by Texas Republicans will ultimately make a difference, Martin said.
National Democrats are increasingly assertive about their chances in Texas this election — and they’re spending accordingly
Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and Republican Wesley Hunt are running for the Houston area’s 7th Congressional District seat. That's according to two Democratic sources familiar with information about media buys. HMP is a Democratic super PAC that aims to elect Democrats to the House and is aligned with House Democratic leadership. While national Democrats have designated 10 pickup opportunities across Texas, the GOP has focused its offense here on Fletcher’s district as well as that of Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas. But Fletcher’s seat was the only one that saw significant national investment until recently, as Allred’s GOP challenger, Genevieve Collins, has remained financially competitive partly due to her self-funding.