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An impassioned obituary for a 79-year-old coronavirus victim blames Trump for his death, then calls out Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and people who refused to wear masks

"Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not," David W. Nagy's widow wrote in her husband's obituary.
Tags: Texas, News, Dave, Trump, Greg Abbott, David W Nagy


Obama targets Texas in first round of 2020 endorsements

Former President Barack Obama unveiled his first round of 2020 endorsements on Monday, and he's got his eyes on Texas, at least at the local level.Obama is endorsing 27 Democratic candidates in Texas, including 19 for the state House, where Democrats need to win nine seats to grab the majority. The focus seems to make sense for Obama, The New York Times notes, because Texas districts will be redrawn after the 2020 census, and Democrats want to gain a foothold before that happens. The former ...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Georgia, House, New York Times, Trump, Democratic, TX, Democratic House, Texas Senate, Shane Goldmacher, National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Sen John Cornyn R Texas


New York's Cuomo calls federal COVID-19 response 'worst government blunder in modern history'

Cuomo said that states where cases are currently spiking, including Texas and Florida, followed the federal government's lead in playing down the epidemic, which led them to reopen their economies too soon. "This was the worst government blunder in modern history," Cuomo said of the federal government's response to the pandemic. "It was a mistake to deny the reality that happened in New York," he added.
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, Cuomo, COVID


How a $175 COVID-19 Test Led to $2,479 in Charges

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. As she waited for the results of her rapid COVID-19 test, Rachel de Cordova sat in her car and read through a stack of documents given to her by SignatureCare Emergency Center. Without de Cordova leaving her car, the staff at the freestanding emergency room near her home in Houston had checked her blood pres...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, News, Congress, Wisconsin, University of Pennsylvania, University Of Houston, Houston, Propublica, Craig, Brennan, Charara, Hutson, Hannan, Cordova


After airlines stop serving warm nuts, a Texas supplier is stuck with 87,000 lb of them

GNS Foods of Arlington, TX supplies nuts to airlines. Now that Airline traffic has taken a nosedive, the company is stuck with 42 access tons of cashews, pistachios, pecans, and almonds. They've taken to selling them at their retail store for $6 a 1.25 lb bag, "selling for less than they cost GNS wholesale, even though the company has to roast, season and bag the nuts," says U.S. News and World Report.
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Air Travel, Airline, Nuts, Arlington TX, GNS


Coronavirus US: bailout funding deadlocked as urgent talks resume in Washington - live

US reported record 1.87m new Covid-19 cases in JulyAnti-abortion centers received at least $4m from bailout fundsMicrosoft pursues TikTok deal as Pompeo says Trump will take actionSign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.07pm BST Continued concerns about the health of Ruth Bader Ginsburg have reignited the discussion around what happens around appointments to the Supreme Court during an election year. Sahil Kapur has been looking at this for NBC News this morning, and quoting some combative D...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Nbc News, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, El Paso, Democratic Party, Pompeo, Sahil Kapur


Coronavirus updates: More pro athletes opt out, Indiana student tests positive on first day of school, Birx warns rural US

A Texas doctor says he is fighting 'a war against COVID and a war against stupidity.' He has hopes for first, says second becoming 'more difficult.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, US, Indiana, Usa Today, Birx


Coronavirus updates: More pro athletes opt out of season, Indiana student tests positive on first day of school, Birx warns rural US

A Texas doctor says he is fighting 'a war against COVID and a war against stupidity.' He has hopes for first, says second becoming 'more difficult.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, US, Indiana, Usa Today, Birx


Coronavirus updates: More pro athletes opt out of season, Birx warns rural US, Texas doc fights 'war against COVID, war against stupidity'

A Texas doctor says he is fighting 'a war against COVID and a war against stupidity.' He has hopes for first, says second becoming 'more difficult.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, Usa Today, US Texas, Birx


Rep. Cuellar weighs in on Democrats, Republicans at odds over coronavirus relief package

Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar discusses the coronavirus stimulus package and Biden’s potential running mate on ‘America’s News HQ.’
Tags: Texas, News, America, Biden, Cuellar, Henry Cuellar


Coronavirus updates: Sturgis readies for 250,000 bikers; Texas doc fights 'war against COVID, war against stupidity'; Birx warns rural US

A Texas doctor says he is fighting 'a war against COVID and a war against stupidity.' He has hopes for first, says second becoming 'more difficult.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, US, Usa Today, Sturgis, Birx


Coronavirus updates: Texas doc fights 'war against COVID and war against stupidity'; Birx warns rural Americans; stimulus talks drag on

A Texas doctor says he is fighting 'a war against COVID and a war against stupidity.' He has hopes for first, says second becoming 'more difficult.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, Usa Today, Birx


Coronavirus updates: Texas doc fights 'war against COVID and war against stupidity'; Birx warns rural Americans; stimulus talks drag on

A Texas doctor says he is fighting 'a war against COVID and a war against stupidity.' He has hopes for first, says second becoming 'more difficult.'
Tags: Texas, News, Birx


Texas will now allow people taking the bar exam to bring their own menstrual products

The Texas Board of Law Examiners will allow test-takers to bring their own menstrual products after previously forbiding them over security concerns.
Tags: Texas, News, Texas Board of Law Examiners


The housing crisis is here

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:This summer's housing market is split into two alternate realities, said Heather Long at The Washington Post. Realtors' cellphones have been "ringing with eager buyers" looking to flee urban areas for the suburbs while mortgage interest rates are at record lows. One house on the market outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, "received 26 offers the initial weekend it was for sale." For renters, on the othe...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Massachusetts, America, Atlantic, States, Houston, Derek Thompson, Marketwatch, Freddie Mac, The Boston Globe, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Fannie Mae, Will Parker, Bill Barr


Opinion: What good is a vaccine if Americans won't roll up their sleeves?

A doctor in Texas once told me that a woman walked into a pediatrician's office in the fall of 2014 and said: "Give my daughter the Ebola vaccine." The biggest Ebola epidemic in history was spreading across West Africa and a man infected with the virus had recently traveled to Dallas.
Tags: Texas, News, Stories, West Africa


Donald Trump claims Anthony Fauci 'wrong' about cause of Covid-19 surge

President again contradicts his own health expert after doctor highlights troubled US response to virusDonald Trump launched an extraordinary attack on his own top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, arguing against the doctor’s claim that high rates of infection in the US stem from a less aggressive reaction to the virus in terms of economic shutdowns and stay-at-home orders.“Wrong!” countered the president as he retweeted a video of Fauci making the point in recent congressional testi...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Texas, News, Congress, California, US, Joe Biden, Indiana, Washington Dc, New York Times, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Louie Gohmert, Montgomery, Trump


Trump calls Fauci 'wrong' over cause of soaring coronavirus cases – as it happened

Congress remains divided as expanded unemployment payments end Texas ‘wide open for business’ despite surge in Covid-19 casesFollow the latest coronavirus developments on our global blogSign up to our First Thing newsletter 10.32pm BST We’ll be shutting down today’s blog shortly. Here’s a glance at today’s major news items: 10.10pm BST The coronavirus forced baseball’s 17th postponement in 10 days on Saturday, prompting at least two more players to opt out of the season entirely and cast...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Milwaukee, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Mlb, St Louis, Kamala Harris, Trump, Cardinals, Brewers, Fauci, COVID


Trump calls Fauci 'wrong' over cause of soaring coronavirus cases – live

Congress remains divided as expanded unemployment payments end Texas ‘wide open for business’ despite surge in Covid-19 casesFollow the latest coronavirus developments on our global blogSign up to our First Thing newsletter 9.10pm BST The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.The committee “highlighted the anticipated leng...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Congress, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Who, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Kamala Harris, Trump, World Health Organization WHO, Fauci, Italy France Spain


The threads that don't connect: Covid gives Australian conspiracy theorists a common home

‘Sovereign citizens’, anti-vaxxers, mask refuseniks and far-right extremists see all their wildly disparate beliefs confirmed by coronavirus restrictionsIn the remote border town of Texas in northern New South Wales last month, a police officer pulled over a truck driver after he allegedly crossed into Queensland without providing identification.In footage posted online, the 33-year-old can be heard asking the officer whether he worked “for the corporation known as the Queensland police in all c...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Texas, Religion, Social Media, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian media, Civil liberties - international, The far right, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, 5g


'Everyone knows everyone' in this small Texas town. Now, COVID-19 is out-of-control there.

As Del Rio, Texas works to stop COVID, healthcare workers are fighting a war on two fronts — a battle to save their patients' lives, and their own.         [Author: San Angelo Standard-Times]
Tags: Texas, News, Del Rio Texas, San Angelo Standard Times, COVID


Democratic congressman calls out maskless GOP colleagues after positive coronavirus test

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (R-Ariz.) on Saturday announced he is the latest member of Congress to test positive for COVID-19. The 72-year-old congressman, who said he currently has no symptoms and feels fine, had been isolating after coming into contact with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), who tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week.Grijalva did not call Gohmert out by name, but said that this week has revealed the consequences of the actions of Republican lawmakers who have gone to work at ...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, America, Gop, Republican, Louie Gohmert, Western Europe, Capitol, Gohmert, Grijalva, Kay Granger, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Raúl Grijalva R Ariz


Arizona congressman tests positive for coronavirus

Representative Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, has tested positive for coronavirus but feels fine and has gone into isolation, he said in a statement on Saturday. Grijalva, 72, was told of the positive test by the attending physician of the capitol, he said. Grijalva chaired a hearing this week attended by Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican who has also tested positive and who has been photographed without a mask.
Tags: Texas, News, Arizona, Louie Gohmert, Raúl Grijalva, Grijalva


Congress remains divided as expanded unemployment payments end – live

Texas ‘wide open for business’ despite surge in Covid-19 casesFollow the latest coronavirus developments on our global blogSign up to our First Thing newsletter 4.22pm BST Coronavirus cases remain high in Florida, one of the US hotspots for the virus. On Saturday, the state’s health department reported 9,591 new cases of the disease and 179 new deaths. It is the fifth day in a row the state has reported more than 9,000 new cases, although it is down from the recent period when more than 10,...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Congress, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Kamala Harris, COVID, Florida 's Agency for Health Care Administration


US politics: speculation intensifies over Joe Biden's VP pick – live

Texas ‘wide open for business’ despite surge in Covid-19 casesFollow the latest coronavirus developments on our global blogSign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.21pm BST Donald Trump has arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. It’s the 12th day he has spent golfing out of the last 36. His motorcade was booed by a group of dogwalkers, while another person held a sign up reading “We are good trouble”, a reference to congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis who died last mon...
Tags: John Lewis, Texas, California, Virginia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Portland, Biden, Donald Trump, Bass, Kamala Harris, Ron Hubbard, Trump National Golf Club


The Horrifying ICE Documentary Trump Doesn’t Want You to See

In 2017, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in their infinite wisdom, granted a pair of filmmakers unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to their officers and facilities. And for nearly three years, Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz captured the human toll of Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy, which saw undocumented families ripped apart and placed in ruinous detention centers. According to Clusiau and Schwarz, ICE—who were contractually allowed to review cuts of the series bu...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Obama, New York City, America, Atlanta, Netflix, United States, Ice, Nazi, Cia, Bob, El Salvador, Houston, Department Of Justice


Democratic rep says red states are 'getting what was coming to them' for 'playing politics' with Covid-19

A Democratic congressman from Massachusetts said "we certainly have this perception in the Northeast that all the red states are getting what was coming to them because they refused to follow these mandates, and they're playing politics" with Covid-19, as cases continue to surge in conservative-leaning states like Texas and Florida.
Tags: Texas, Massachusetts, Cnn


The DNC Platform Goal is to End the Firearm Industry

By Larry Keane Biden and his cronies scheme about how to best destroy the Second Amendment. IMG NSSF U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, called the firearm industry “the enemy” from the debate stage one year ago. Now, the rest of the party plans to follow him in that announcement with the Democratic Platform that lays out an agenda to dismantle the firearm and ammunition industry and destroy Second Amendment rights in America. The DNC posted the part...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Milwaukee, America, Dnc, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Ford, Bill Clinton, Union, Anderson Cooper, Biden, Wayne, Congressional, Centers for Disease Control



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