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Judge blocks Texas bill aimed at preventing social media companies from deplatforming people based on their 'viewpoint'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images A bill signed in Texas aimed to stop social media firms censoring people based on their "viewpoint." A federal judge blocked the bill on Wednesday, saying it violated the First Amendment. A similar bill in Florida was blocked in July, also on First Amendment grounds. A Texas bill signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in September, which was designed to stop social media companies from censoring users based on their political "viewpoint," h...
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Matthew McConaughey questioned his ability to be a good governor: 'You have to administrate'

Matthew McConaugheyGary Miller/Getty Images Before officially ruling out a run for Texas governor, Matthew McConaughey doubted his ability to do the job. The New York Times Magazine asked if he was only flirting with it to make his life "as big as possible." "But as the CEO of the state or a nation, you have to administrate," the actor responded. Shortly before he officially announced he would not jump into the 2022 Texas governor's race, Matthew McConaughey expressed doubts about his abi...
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Why Are Drug Prices So High? Because Asshole McKinsey Consultants Figure Out Ways To Re-Patent The Same Drugs Over And Over (techdirt)

The House Oversight Committee recently launched an investigation into the giant consulting firm McKinsey, and its role in inflating drug prices as well as pushing opioids at every opportunity. “Over the last decade, McKinsey & Company—one of the largest consulting companies in the world and a major U.S. government contractor—has engaged in a pattern of conduct that raises serious concerns about its business practices, conflicts of interest, and management standards,” wrote Chairwoman Maloney....
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Morning mail: Labor’s poll boost, La Niña expected, Wong’s warning

Tuesday: More voters say ALP better at managing economy for everyday Australians. Plus: BoM likely to declare La Niña todayGood morning. Voters believe the opposition would manage the economy better than the government. The Bureau of Meteorology is expected to declare a La Niña weather event as summer’s first tropical cyclone forms. And the international border will be further eased from next week.The Coalition’s traditional lead on economic management has been whittled away by Labor, as more vo...
Tags: Labor, Coalition, Abbott, Wong, La Niña, Bureau of Meteorology, Guardian Essential

‘Beto’ O’Rourke, and His Gun Bans, Stumbles Into Governor’s Contest

By Larry Keane O’Rourke doubled down on his infamous “Hell Yeah!” call for gun confiscation of the most popular semiautomatic rifle in America. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -( Some people in politics just can’t take the message from voters. Failed U.S. Senate candidate and failed Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is sitting at 0-2 down in the count and announced a 2022 gubernatorial campaign. O’Rourke doubled down on his infamous “Hell Yeah!” call for gu...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, White House, America, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Vox Media, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Sen Ted Cruz, Katie Pavlich, Texas Tribune, Robert Francis, NSSF

The Memo: Abbott vs. O'Rourke contest will echo nationwide

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s decision to enter the Texas gubernatorial race creates one of the biggest marquee match-ups of the 2022 election cycle — and it’s one with national implications. #betoorourkes #marqueematchups #abbottvsorourke
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The 15 essentials you should pack while traveling during a pandemic this holiday season

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Hispanolistic/Getty Images Holiday travel is safer in 2021 than in 2020 but you should still take precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The best precautions for traveling are getting vaccinated and wearing a mask in public spaces. Additional items like at-home COVID tests and portable hand sanitizer can also help you travel safer. Medical review by: David Aronoff, MD, director of the Division of In...
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Beto O'Rourke running for Texas governor against GOP incumbent Abbott

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke is running for office yet again. This time he hopes to oust Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott. #betoorourke #gregabbott
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Beto O'Rourke says he'll challenge Greg Abbott in the race for Texas governor in 2022

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks during a meet and greet at Plymouth State College on March 20, 2019 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Scott Eisen/Getty Images Beto O'Rourke is running for governor of Texas in 2022. He is looking to unseat Gov. Greg Abbott and to be the first Democrat elected statewide since 1994. O'Rourke ran a competitive 2018 campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz, but faces an uphill battle in 2022. Former congressman Beto O'Rourke is running f...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Senate, US, Trends, House, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Cruz, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Democratic, Lone Star State, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke, John Cornyn

U.S. Ex-Congressman Beto O'Rourke to Challenge Texas Governor Abbott

(Reuters) -Beto O'Rourke, the former U.S. congressman from Texas whose surprisingly close 2018 loss to Senator Ted Cruz made him a Democratic star,...
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Jerry Douglas, Beloved ‘The Young And The Restless’ Actor, Dies At 88

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What I Read in August 2021

It's been a hot minute since I last wrote about what I've been reading and what's on my reading radar. Today, I'm sharing what I read in August. I struggled a bit last month and had trouble becoming totally invested in the books I chose. The books are presented here in the order in which I read them; I've also posted these thoughts on . Here's hoping September treats me better! Thanks to the publishers and/or for review copies (digital, print, and/or audio). The Glorious Guinnes...
Tags: Audiobooks, Books, England, London, Montana, Fiction, Ireland, Thriller, Sydney, John, Norman, Miranda, Historical Fiction, Joy, Abbott, Moriarty

Forget Rudd and Gillard; Whitlam is Abbott's real target

Conservatives, by definition, live for the past. For them, the past was a better place. And so each incoming LNP federal government promises to windback the clock. We thought Abbott and his cabinet wanted to windback to the Howard years. The Budget warns us we were wrong. These guys want to go back to a world before Whitlam helped create modern Australia. Their opponents in today's ALP are the beneficiaries of the Whitlam reforms; particularly in education. When I read the first speeches...
Tags: Budget, Labor, Australia, Seo, Coalition, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Rudd, Abbott, Menzies, Howard, Hawke, Fraser, LNP, Gillard, Trevor Cook

Abbott's Budget: unfair, dishonest, chaotic, unnecessary and a political minefield

The Abbott Government's Budget communications strategy is terrible.  But clever messaging can't sell rubbish. Abbott's first budget is profoundly unfair.  It targets vulnerable groups and does little to make the better-off make a commensurate (and permanent) contribution - a one year freeze on politicians' salaries just highlights the unfairness. It didn't have to be so unfair. A more far-sighted (and methodical) approach would have included long overdue tax and super reforms. Already putt...
Tags: Budget, Media, Senate, Seo, Medicare, Gfc, Abbott, Newman, ATO, Gillard, BCA, ALP, ICAC, Centrelink, Trevor Cook, Abbott Government s Budget

Federal judge overturns Texas mask mandate ban for public schools

The judge ruled the Americans with Disabilities Act overrides Abbott's order. #abbott
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Federal judge overturns Abbott's mask mandate ban for schools

A federal judge overturned Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning mask mandates in Texas schools Wednesday, citing a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act . #gregabbott
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Judge rules Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on school mask mandates violates federal law

The lawsuit, brought by families of disabled students, argued that Abbott's order denied children with pre-existing conditions equal access to a safe education. #gregabbott
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Movies Like No Country For Old Men That You Really Need To Watch

There's an argument to be made that Joel and Ethan Coen are not only the most consistently interesting filmmakers of the past several decades, but have transcended any generational comparisons to rank among the greatest filmmakers of all time. Across 18 films, the Coens have created countless memorable characters, reinvigorated old genres, experimented with musical selections, and invented dialogue that is still quoted by film buffs.The Coens began their career with the low budget neo-noir thril...
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Greg Abbott says Texas is repurposing empty shipping containers for a makeshift Mexico border wall

Associated Press Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said shipping containers will help form a makeshift Mexico wall. In September, Abbott signed a nearly $1.8 billion border security bill into law. Shipping containers have become a hot commodity over the past year due to supply chain snarls. Gov. Greg Abbott told Fox News the state has begun using empty shipping containers to plug gaps in the border between Texas and Mexico.Abbott's spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment from Insid...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, Trends, Fox, Fox News, Border Patrol, Southern California, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Tucker Carlson, National Guard, Texas Department of Public Safety, Shipping Container

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urges cargo ships to 'escape California' backlogs and re-route to his state's '24/7 functioning' ports

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has pushed for cargo ships to re-route from California to Texas. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Gov. Greg Abbott said cargo ships in California can re-route to Texas ports in less than two weeks. Abbott said Texas can get goods out quicker and cheaper than California where ports are jammed. It comes after Tesla recently moved its headquarters from California to Austin, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has urged cargo ships headed to or stuck outside California ports to re-route ...
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Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas urges cargo ships to 'escape California' backlogs and reroute to his state's '24/7 functioning' ports

Gov. Greg Abbott has pushed for cargo ships to reroute to Texas from California. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Gov. Greg Abbott said cargo ships in California could reroute to Texas ports in less than two weeks. Abbott said Texas could get goods out quicker and cheaper than California, where ports are jammed. Tesla recently announced plans to move its headquarters to Austin, Texas, from California. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has urged cargo ships headed to or stuck outside California ports to rerou...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, News, California, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Long Beach, Nevada, Cnbc, Bay Area, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Delay

Dan Aykroyd's Original Ghostbusters Script Was Vastly Different

"If there's something strange, in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghost...smashers??"Yes, "Ghost Smashers" was the not-so-catchy title of Dan Aykroyd's first draft that would go on to become the 1984 supernatural comedy hit, "Ghostbusters." Ivan Reitman's blockbuster became a pop culture phenomenon and remains a perennial favorite today, yet it could have been a very, very different movie if Aykroyd's original concept had made it to the big screen.Aykroyd is a passionate spokesperson for ...
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The 15 Best Horror Movie Sequels Ever Made

Horror film sequels often face the same challenges that comedy sequels do. Many premises are designed for a singular story, and conclude with a resolution that doesn't immediately promise a follow up. A pivotal moment in many horror films is characters facing their fears; it's harder to justify a continuation if the threat is already resolved. However, horror film franchises remain popular thanks to innovation. It's exciting when the original filmmaker can return to expand on their original visi...
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A Quiet Place Part II Is Creeping Back To Theaters For Halloween

"A Quiet Place Part II" was one of the many movies delayed several times due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But Paramount Pictures sent the film to theaters back in May, when theaters were first trying to stir up audiences in the wake of the COVID-19 vaccine being widely distributed. Though the movie shook up pandemic box office numbers at the time, audiences are much more willing to hit the big screen now than they were back in the spring. That's why the studio is sending "A Quiet Place P...
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A Quiet Place Video Game Will Tell A New Story Set In The Film's Universe

Stay silent, stay safe. A new video game based on John Krasinski's sound-centric horror film "A Quiet Place" and its sequel is currently being developed, shooting for a 2022 release. Helmed by Saber Interactive, iLLOGIKA, and EP1T0ME, the game promises a fresh perspective "in the 'A Quiet Place' Universe" (the QPU, if we follow Marvel Universe acronym precedent). As such, the game is unlikely to stick with the soft-footed survival of the Abbott family that moviegoers fell in love with in 2018, b...
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These are the top 10 stocks being talked about on Reddit's WallStreetBets

Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Reddit's WallStreetBets forum entered the mainstream during the January GameStop craze. From GameStop to AMC Entertainment, retail investors congregating on the subreddit are a driving force in the stock market.These are the 10 most popular stocks WallStreetBets is talking about right now.Following which stocks Reddit's WallStreetBets crowd is talking about this year has paid off, as several have gone through epic ralli...
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The newly-appointed Texas secretary of state briefly worked with Trump to challenge the 2020 election results in Pennsylvania

The Texas State Capitol in Austin. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott appointed Fort Worth attorney John Scott to oversee the state's elections. Scott briefly sought to help Trump overturn the 2020 presidential results in Pennsylvania. The attorney withdrew from the case a day before its scheduled hearing last November. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed a secretary of state who briefly worked with former President Donald Trump to challenge the 2020 election re...
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Le Gasp! Biden Finally Embraces Changing The Filibuster

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Here We Go! After months of largely avoiding calls to reform the filibuster while GOP senators were gleefully weaponizing it to obstruct his agenda, the President said during a TV town hall event last night that he’s had enough: It’s time to “fundamentally alter the filibuster.” Biden suggested he might be open to eliminating the filibuster entirely. Meanwhile, he proposed bringing back the “talking filibuster,” where senator...
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United States: Texas Governor Abbott Bars Employers And Individuals From Compelling COVID-19 Vaccines - Littler Mendelson

On October 11, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-40, which states that no entity in Texas can "compel" any individual, including any employee or consumer...
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