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Here are all of Trump's possible Supreme Court nominees, including several conservative judges, lawyers, and 3 senators

US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Reuters The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the stakes for the fate of the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump earlier this month announced 20 new names that he may nominate if he's reelected, in an effort to energize evangelicals and socially conservative voters. Though Trump may put forth a pick before then because of the sudden vacancy created by the late Ginsburg. Trump added Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Josh...
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When early voting starts and ends in each state

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens have states have made it easier to vote early or by mail. AP Photo/Eric Gay The 2020 presidential election is on November 3, but many states will begin holding early voting starting the week of September 14, seven weeks before Election Day. In light of the service disruptions and changes at the Postal Service, major public figures including Barack Obama and Taylor Swift are now encouraging Americans to vote early if they can.  Early voting allows voters...
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In Dallas, #DefundThePolice becomes epithet to describe any cut, even amidst COVID revenue shortfalls

Debates over "defunding the police" became even sillier this week with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson trotting out the phrase to oppose a $7 million cut to police overtime that's almost trivial in the scheme of a) the overall Dallas police budget and b) COVID-driven revenue shortfalls. Because our friends in the MSM can't keep from saying Austin "cut" a third of its police budget when the IRL cuts were less than 5 percent, Grits can almost understand the public's confusion over whether cuts are a g...
Tags: Law, Austin, Gop, Dallas, Johnson, Irl, Greg Abbott, MSM, Eric Johnson, DPD, Gritsforbreakfast, COVID


AMERICAN RESILIENCE: How 5 industries bounced back from 9/11, hurricanes, and the Great Recession — and what their success can teach us about hope after the coronavirus

Rebecca Cook/Reuters; Joe Raedle/Getty Images; Noam Galai/Getty Images; Craig Warga/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images; Porter Gifford/Corbis via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the American economy. But the US is a resilient country, and we have recovered from tragedy in the past. 19 years ago, terrorists hijacked four airplanes, crashing two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one in rural Pennsylvania. The Sept...
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Texas police group puts up billboard warning "enter at your own risk," saying Austin defunded police

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is also calling on every Texan and candidate for public office​ to sign a pledge​ against defunding the state's police departments.
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States have restored voting rights for thousands with felony convictions since 2016. See the laws in every state.

William Freeman, 51, right, poses for a photograph with Arlene Ustin, of the League of Women Voters in Palm Beach County, left, outside of his polling station, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Riviera Beach, Fla. Freeman recently registered to vote after serving three years for grand theft. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky The 2020 presidential election marks the first election cycle in decades in which no US state will bar all or most residents with felony convictions from voting.  Since 2016, all four of ...
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First-term Rep. Chip Roy looks to defend his seat against Wendy Davis in Texas' 21st Congressional District

LM Otero/AP First-term Rep. Chip Roy will face Democrat Wendy Davis, a former state senator and 2014 gubernatorial candidate, in Texas' 21st Congressional District. The district is home to much of Austin and the suburbs north of San Antonio, including some of Texas' Hill Country. President Trump carried Texas' 21st District by a margin of ten points in the 2016 election.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  First-term Rep. Chip Roy looks to retain his new seat against Dem...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Trends, Austin, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, House Of Representatives, Davis, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Roy, Gillespie, San Antonio, Cruz, Trump, Greg Abbott


Texas Governor Declares a Victory Over COVID. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has already seen his state’s reopening waylaid by a resurgent coronavirus pandemic this summer, so a recent tweet from the governor that seemed to indicate he could be ready to do it all over again has alarmed local officials.“I’m concerned about how far he goes,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, a Democrat, told The Daily Beast. “I’ll have to wait and see where he goes.”The dynamics are just the latest in ongoing tensions between the red state governor and local blue lead...
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Texas Gov. Declares a Victory Over COVID. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has already seen his state’s reopening waylaid by a resurgent coronavirus pandemic this summer, so a recent tweet from the governor that seemed to indicate he could be ready to do it all over again has alarmed local officials.“I’m concerned about how far he goes,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, a Democrat, told The Daily Beast. “I’ll have to wait and see where he goes.”The dynamics are just the latest in ongoing tensions between the red state governor and local blue lead...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Dallas, Houston, Republican, Turner, Abbott, Greg Abbott, State, Harris County, Jenkins, Baylor College of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Meyers, Sylvester Turner


8th-grade assignment is pulled after criticism from a police group and Texas governor

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the National Fraternal Order of Police are denouncing a social studies assignment that included political cartoons depicting the treatment of Black people in American history.
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An 8th grade social studies assignment is pulled after criticism from a police group and Texas governor

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the National Fraternal Order of Police are denouncing a social studies assignment that included political cartoons depicting the treatment of Black people in American history.
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Coastal Louisiana A Hot Mess As Laura Moves East Ahead Of Trump’s Weekend Visit

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Laura unleashed heavy rain and twisters hundreds of miles inland from a path of death and mangled buildings along the Gulf Coast, and forecasters warn of new dangers as the tropical weather blows toward the Eastern Seaboard this weekend. Flooding and more tornadoes were possible as the leftovers of the once fearsome Category 4 hurricane move eastward through Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama Friday after an apparent tornado tore through a churc...
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First Reported Death From Hurricane Laura: 14-Year-Old Girl In Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he’s received a report of the first fatality from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana, a 14-year-old girl who died when a tree fell on her home. The governors of Louisiana and Texas say search and rescue teams are still looking, but they’ve found reports so far of widespread fatalities. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is crediting the evacuations of thousands of people for preventing deaths in Texas. Edwards says they are only beginning to assess the damage. Both governors say the sto...
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National Hurricane Center Warns Of ‘Unsurvivable’ Storm Surge From Laura

DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) — Laura strengthened Wednesday into a menacing Category 4 hurricane, raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be “unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities. Authorities implored coastal residents of Texas and Louisiana to evacuate and worried that not enough had fled. The storm grew nearly 70% in power in just 24 hours to a size the National Hurricane Center called “extremely dangerous.” Drawing energy from the warm Gulf of Mexico water...
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‘Like an Alien Ship Came Down’: Residents Confront Hurricane Laura’s Wrath

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana—Dawn over the Gulf Coast revealed initial damage from Hurricane Laura, which hammered the region hours after making landfall overnight in the tiny parish seat of Cameron as a Category 4 storm.Winds of up to 150 mph put it among the most powerful storms yet to hit the U.S. Officials initially feared an “unsurvivable” storm surge that was forecast to push a wall of water an unthinkable 40 miles inland. Laura was later downgraded to a tropical storm.Louisiana officials announce...
Tags: Florida, National Weather Service, Texas, News, Mexico, Arkansas, Cameron, Cbs, Lafayette, Louisiana, Houston, Gulf Coast, Donald Trump, Nws, The Daily Beast, Dawn


Judges Keep Buying the GOP’s Bogus Mail-In Voting Fraud Claims

The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee filed lawsuits recently against New Jersey and Nevada to prevent expansive vote-by-mail efforts in those states.These high-profile lawsuits make the same argument that Republicans have made in many lesser known lawsuits that were filed around the country during the primary season. In all of these lawsuits, Republicans argue that voting by mail perpetuates fraud—an argument President Donald Trump makes daily, on various media platforms.Yet,...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Gop, Missouri, Iowa, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Nevada, Houston, Naacp, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican National Committee, Trump, Greg Abbott


Is Your State Ready For The Pandemic Election? A Look At GA, MI, PA, TX, and WI

With an ever-changing landscape around voting during the pandemic, it’s hard to predict exactly how rocky November’s election will be or what kind of chaos could be in store. While some states have made great strides in adapting their election infrastructure for the COVID-19 outbreak, trouble spots remain. Further complicating the picture is a President eager to trumpet false claims about voter fraud, while his campaign finds other ways to gum up the works. To help you prepare for things gett...
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Texas could freeze property taxes in cities that defund police, governor warns

Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement came one week after Austin city officials voted to cut the Austin Police Department budget by a third and funneling those funds into social services.
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Abbott: Punish cities that won't maximize police spending

Today, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott proposed legislation to cap revenue for cities that reduce police-department budgets.Grits finds this bizarre on several levels. First, I thought conservatives believed revenue caps were a good thing, not a sanction applied to liberal cities for doing something they don't like.Indeed, I'm old enough to remember when conservatives favored less spending and smaller government. Now the governor wants to punish cities that reduce spending. We've passed all the way throu...
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Texas Governor Proposes Freezing Taxes in Cities That ‘Defund’ Police

Reacting to a vote in Austin to cut millions from its police budget, Gov. Greg Abbott is backing legislation to deprive cities of control over a major revenue source if they follow suit.
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What's in Texas' proposed 'George Floyd Act'?

Last week, while your correspondent was focused on Austin's budget battles, in Houston the Texas Legislature's Black Caucus unveiled what's been dubbed the "George Floyd Act," which will be carried in the House by state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and in the upper chamber by Sen. Royce West. See initial coverage:Texas TribuneHouston ChronicleDallas Morning NewsReaders may recall that Grits had suggested several reforms that one might reasonably include in such an eponymous bill that related to Geor...
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Texas testing drops as schools reopen, prepare for football

Anyone can get a coronavirus test at the CentroMed clinic in San Antonio, but on a recent day, the drive-thru was empty. With hundreds of deaths reported each day, students returning to class and football teams charging ahead with plans to play, Texas leaders who grappled with testing shortages for much of the pandemic are now facing the opposite problem: not enough takers. “We’re not having enough people step forward,” Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said.
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Three parks and wildlife employees die in helicopter crash during bighorn sheep survey

Officials say the pilot survived the crash in south-western Texas and cause of crash is under investigationThree Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees have been killed in a helicopter crash while conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep in the south-western part of the state, according to officials.The crash happened on Saturday in the remote wilderness of Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, which is adjacent to Big Bend National Park, on the Rio Grande that marks the bo...
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Experts Say US Isn’t Doing Enough To Contain Virus As Nation Nears 5 Million Cases

(CNN) — The US inched closer to 5 million cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as experts warned the country is still not doing enough to contain the spread of the coronavirus. “We need to take ownership of this and implement a federal plan by which we bring every state to containment by October,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, a professor and Dean of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, adding that some states have been able to do that already. “But other parts of the country have a lot of work...
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HHS Opening Four Additional COVID Testing Sites In Texas, After All That

The Department of Health and Human Services will set up four COVID-19 testing sites in Texas, the agency announced on Friday in a joint statement with Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R). The four sites will be in Harris County, where Houston and its suburbs are located. Two of the sites have already opened, and another two are scheduled to open on Monday. The announcement of the “temporary COVID-19 surge testing sites” comes over a month after the Trump administration nearly let support for seven...
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Small town newspaper obituary for COVID-19 victim blames Trump, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and covidiots everywhere

On July 22, Marion County, Texas resident David W. Nagy, 79 died of COVID-19. His wife Stacey Nagy wrote an obituary for her husband that ran in the Jefferson Jimplecute newspaper. The newspaper has no Web site but someone snapped the photo above and it went viral. While some have questioned its authenticity, Snopes confirms that it's all too real. From Snopes: [Stacey] Nagy said she has seen a lot people around her town failing to wear face masks, from drugstore employees to deputies...
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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.
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Cannabis, Lies and Foreign Cash: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through the Underground Mask Trade

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. In late April, as an escalating pandemic shut down most of the country and the federal government shelled out billions of dollars to untested contractors for protective masks, Juanita Ramos got a call from a friend in the marijuana business. Her friend and some other ganjapreneurs were buzzing over a potenti...
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The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy.

An anonymous reader shares a report: "We have nothing to sell besides physical touch." The thought jarred Amber Briggle awake some nights. It kept her from eating in the first week of the Covid-19 shutdown when she lost six pounds fretting over the sudden collapse of the business she'd built up her "entire adult life." For seven years, Briggle has owned a massage studio called Soma in Denton, Texas. She grew the operation from a pop-up in her house to a mini-empire with a wall of local "best of"...
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‘It Cost Me Everything’: In Texas, COVID-19 Takes a Devastating Toll on Hispanic Residents

This story first appeared at ProPublica, and was co-published with the Texas Tribune and NBC News. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. HOUSTON — Two weeks after Valery Martinez’s 41-year-old cousin was rushed to a hospital with severe symptoms of COVID-19, Martinez wrote a post on Facebook, thanking the doctors and nurses at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston who were wor...
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