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Brace Yourself: Waves Of 2020 Announcements Expected Soon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Ne...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Obama, California, Washington, Senate, White House, New York City, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire


Julian Castro Blasts Border ‘Tragedy’ Sparked by Trump Policies

(Bloomberg) -- Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration housing secretary, slammed President Donald Trump’s policy of separating families at the southern U.S. border a day after announcing his 2020 White House bid, highlighting what is likely to be a principal issue in his campaign.
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Julian Castro Blasts Border `Tragedy' Sparked by Trump Policies

(Bloomberg) -- Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration housing secretary, slammed President Donald Trump’s policy of separating families at the southern U.S. border a day after announcing his 2020 White House bid, highlighting what is likely to be a principal issue in his campaign.
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Julian Castro, Trump Policies, Bloomberg Julian Castro


US election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US Representative of Hawaii, has become the latest Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for the US presidential election in 2020.  In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she intended to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," Ms Gabbard said. She is the latest to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 p...
Tags: News, Maryland, Congress, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, US, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Syria, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton


Julián Castro launches presidential bid with speech in Texas

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro


Julian Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON — Julian Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and mayor of San Antonio, launched his presidential campaign on Saturday, joining what is expected to be a crowded field of contenders for the Democratic nomination. Castro is the first Latino to enter the race, and at 44 will likely be among the youngest. […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro, Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, 2020 Presidential Race


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii


Julián Castro launches presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Democratic race for president, and he could end up being the only Latino in what’s expected to be a crowded field of White House contenders. The 44-year-old Castro kicked off his campaign Saturday in San Antonio, his hometown. He announced […]
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Julián Castro set to launch presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, is expected to announce his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Castro meets with Nevada Latino leaders ahead of 2020 bid

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is meeting with Nevada Democrats and leaders of the Latino community in Las Vegas days ahead of his planned announcement of a 2020 run for the presidency. Castro, the Democratic former mayor of San Antonio who served in President Barack Obama’s second term, met Tuesday […]
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APNewsBreak: Ex-Obama housing chief Julian Castro takes step toward 2020 White House run, forms exploratory committee

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — APNewsBreak: Ex-Obama housing chief Julian Castro takes step toward 2020 White House run, forms exploratory committee.
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APNewsBreak: Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he’s taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12. The move Wednesday gives the 44-year-old former San Antonio mayor an […]
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Ap, Associated Press, San Antonio, Julian Castro, Nation & World Politics, Texas Democrat


Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones concedes Texas congressional race

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones has conceded her Texas congressional race against Republican incumbent Will Hurd, nearly two weeks after the midterm elections. Jones made the announcement Monday. She had been trailing Hurd by more than 1,000 votes in Texas’ sprawling 23rd congressional district that stretches from San Antonio to El Paso. […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, San Antonio, Jones, El Paso, Hurd, Nation & World Politics, Will Hurd, Gina Ortiz Jones


Democrats win California House seat, besting four-term Republican – live

Josh Harder declared winner in 10th congressional districtHouse Republicans hold leadership elections on Capitol HillSign up for the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 2.43pm GMT Conservative lawyers are starting a group called “Checks and Balances” as a counterweight to what they see as Trump’s betrayal of constitutional norms.The group includes George Conway, the husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, as well as a number of conservative legal notables including top constitutiona...
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Tyson Chandler officially signs with the Lakers

EL SEGUNDO — Since the season began, it’s been obvious that the Lakers needed to bolster their frontcourt. The team took what it hopes will be a big step in the right direction on Tuesday afternoon, signing veteran center Tyson Chandler after he was bought out by the Phoenix Suns and cleared waivers. At 7-foot-1, Chandler is expected to fill an immediate need at backup center behind JaVale McGee. General Manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement that he, team president Magic Johnson and Coach Luke...
Tags: Texas, Minnesota, California, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Toronto, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Trayvon Martin, Nba, Miami, Ohio, Espn, Lebron James


He bashes Trump in Texas, but GOP is desperate to keep him

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Few Republicans in Congress have publicly criticized President Donald Trump like Will Hurd of Texas, who didn’t vote for him 2016 and won’t say if he will in 2020. But next week on Election Day, Hurd could end up helping save him. One of just three black Republicans in Congress, Hurd […]
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Ap, Gop, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Trump, Nation & World Politics, Will Hurd, Congress Hurd


Authorities: Mexican man illegally voted in Texas for years

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An official says a Mexican national who has been living in the San Antonio area for decades under a stolen identity voted regularly during that time, including in the 2016 election. Sixty-three-year-old Enrique Salazar Ortiz pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges including unlawful voting and aggravated identity theft. Authorities say Salazar […]
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Down In The Polls, O’Rourke Comes Out Swinging In Texas Debate

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism on Tuesday and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that’s become one of the nation’s most closely watched. During the opening moments, Cruz criticized O’Rourke for past votes supporting a never-enacted oil production tax that might have hit oil-rich Texas hard. O’Rourke responded by evoking a m...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Mexico, Senate, Russia, Barack Obama, Ap, Ted Cruz, Dallas, Cbs, Houston, Republican, Donald Trump, Vermont, San Antonio


Debate may be O’Rourke’s last chance to cut into Cruz lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that’s become one of the nation’s most-watched. O’Rourke is giving up his El Paso congressional seat to challenge Cruz and shattered Senate fundraising records with an […]
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Cruz, O’Rourke debate may be last chance for big moment

HOUSTON (AP) — Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas is taking a sharper tone in his campaign heading into the final scheduled debate with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The debate Tuesday in San Antonio comes after O’Rourke last week announced a record-breaking fundraising haul of $38 million from supporters nationwide. Polls have the race in […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Houston, San Antonio, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke, Nation & World Politics, Beto O Rourke, Cruz O'Rourke


O’Rourke’s improbable Senate run still needs Latinos to win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Beto O’Rourke’s improbable U.S. Senate campaign has challenged expectations of what was thought possible by a Democrat in Texas. But with just weeks before Election Day doubts remain over whether he can pull off another crucial feat: getting a surge of Latinos to the polls. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is aiming […]
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, Ap, San Antonio, Sen Ted Cruz, Nation & World Politics, O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke


Racial Disparities in School Discipline, Teachers Assaulted ~ Shocking VIDEOS

A Minority View Opinion USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- President Barack Obama's first education secretary, Arne Duncan, gave a speech on the 45th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where, in 1965, state troopers beat and tear-gassed hundreds of peaceful civil rights marchers who were demanding voting rights.Later that year, as a result of widespread support across the nation, the U.S. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act. Secretary Duncan titled his speech “C...
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Sen. Ted Cruz, challenger Beto O’Rourke to hold 2nd debate

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke will take part in another hour-long debate as their U.S. Senate race nears Election Day. The debate will be the second between the pair and will be televised at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 from KENS-TV to San Antonio viewers. It will also […]
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At First Debate, O’Rourke Accuses Cruz Of Misrepresenting His Views

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one. Cruz went on the attack moments after stepping on the stage, charging that his opponent suggested that police officers embodied “modern-day Jim Crow” laws in response to a question about a Dallas policewoman who shot and killed her u...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, White House, China, NFL, America, Ap, Gop, Ted Cruz, Dallas, Dc, Houston, Donald Trump, Vermont, San Antonio


Trump Admin Proposes Weakening Rules Governing Organ Transplant Centers

The revised rules, proposed this week as part of the agency’s efforts to reduce “burdensome” federal regulations, would no longer penalize hospitals if too many of their patients die following transplants. St. Luke’s in Houston recently lost its Medicare funding for heart transplants for that very reason. The Trump administration this week proposed eliminating a decade-old regulation that puts hospitals at risk of losing their Medicare funding if too many of their patients die or suffer orga...
Tags: News, White House, Cms, Arizona, Medicare, Houston, George W Bush, San Antonio, South Carolina, Trump, Charleston, Aguiar, Houston Chronicle, St Luke, Cleveland Clinic, Charleston South Carolina


Like others in her boots, immigrant veteran faces battle to become citizen

Yea Ji Sea, 29, was recently given an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army after four years of meritorious service speaks to the media outside of the United States Courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Los Angeles. Sea who arrived from Korea at the age of 9, is in danger of being deported and with the help of the ACLU, is asking a federal court judge to order the Trump administration to act on her citizenship application, which has been on going for two years. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pa...
Tags: South Korea, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Sea, Soccer, United States, Aclu, Korea, Army, Pentagon, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Defense Department, George W Bush, San Antonio


Exploring Texas Hill Country – The Perfect San Antonio (Or Austin) Day Trip

When I started researching my drive around Texas in partnership with Marriott International, I was especially excited for my time in and around San Antonio. I had never visited and I couldn’t wait to explore the famous River Walk or to try some of the city’s famous dishes. I was also happy though that we were driving ourselves so we could explore places outside of the main city centers, like Texas Hill Country. I didn’t know a lot about this region before the trip, but spending some time in the...
Tags: Travel, Texas, White House, Austin, United States, Johnson, San Antonio, Destinations, National Park Service, Jetstar, Fredericksburg, Texas Hill Country, Marriott International, Lyndon B Johnson, River Walk, Central and South Texas


Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember ‘our common humanity’

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says the key to political leadership is remembering “our common humanity.” Clinton’s comments came Wednesday night during the NAACP Convention in San Antonio, where he presented Texas native Willie Brown with the 2018 NAACP Springarn Medal for outstanding achievement by an African-American. Brown is the former California […]
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