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These are the states that have announced how many COVID-19 vaccine doses they will receive in the first round of distribution

A photo illustration show a syringe. Argentina was selected to test a vaccine against COVID-19, it is estimated that the clinical phases will begin in August. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Three coronavirus vaccines — from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca — have shown positive results in late-stage trials.  Pfizer has already submitted its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency approved use with the US Food and Drug Administration, and the vaccine could receive approval as early as Decem...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, Trends, Features, Arkansas, Argentina, Astrazeneca, Npr, Pfizer, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom


Hewlett Packard Enterprise is moving its Silicon Valley HQ to Houston, and it's only the latest company to migrate from the tech region to Texas during the pandemic

Houston, Texas, in 2019. LOREN ELLIOTT/AFP via Getty Images Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is moving its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Houston, Texas, CNBC reported on Tuesday. The news comes as more tech talent announces their migrations away from the noted tech region, as corporate offices remain shuttered during the pandemic, giving way to a rise in remote work. The Information earlier reported that Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is moving to Austin, Texas, a city where the tech industry ha...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, News, California, Drew Houston, Samsung, America, Trends, Hp, Austin, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Houston, Hewlett-packard, Cnbc, Greg Abbott


Texas Gov Stands His Ground On ‘No More Lockdowns’ Despite Surging COVID Cases

Don’t mess with Texas — even in the midst of surging COVID cases. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Monday said he won’t budge on his vehement opposition to implementing stricter COVID-19 restrictions, even though the Lone Star state hit a record high in daily infection rates over the weekend. On Saturday, Texas set a single-day case record of more than 12,500 COVID-19 infections, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Abbott, however, appeared unfazed by the alarming surge of...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington Post, Cnbc, Abbott, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Don, Lubbock, El Paso County, Lone Star, Greg Abbott R, Summer Concepcion, Lubbock County, COVID-19, COVID


Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

El Paso County detention inmates, Sheriff officers, and morgue staff move bodies to refrigerated trailers outside the Medical Examiner's Office, November 14, 2020. Texas is sending 36 of its National Guard personnel to El Paso to help process the bodies of dead coronavirus victims. El Paso's county morgue has been so overwhelmed that it is using refrigerated trailers and paying prison inmates to move the bodies. That's just one snapshot in a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases — th...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, Brown University, US, Trends, Deaths, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Afp, National Guard, El Paso County, Medical Examiner, El Paso Texas, Medical Examiner s Office


‘Life-Or-Death Situation’: Governors Order New Restrictions As COVID Rages

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as many of their counterparts in other states show little appetite for reimposing the hard-line restrictions of last spring. “We are in a life-or-death situation, and if we don’t act right now, we cannot preserve the lives, we can’t keep saving lives, and we will absolutely crush our ...
Tags: Texas, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Milwaukee, Brown University, Joe Biden, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Mexico, Republican, Johnson


The U.S. Constitution and the problem of Constituent Power

 I just finished teaching a reading course (by Zoom) at the Harvard Law School on "Reforming the U.S. Constitution:  Is it Desirable?  Is it Possible?"  Although we (the roughly ten students and myself) did not agree on exactly what reforms might be desirable, there was general agreement that at least some might well be.  Indeed, I assigned materials across the ideological spectrum, including the so-called "Texas Plan" put forth by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that advocates nine important structu...
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As coronavirus cases surge, elected officials resist restrictions

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, CARLA K. JOHNSON and LISA MARIE PANE | Associated Press With the coronavirus coming back with a vengeance across the country and the U.S. facing a long, dark winter, many governors and other elected officials are showing little appetite for imposing the kind of lockdowns and large-scale business closings seen last spring. Some also continue to resist issuing statewide mask rules. Among the reasons given: public fatigue, fear of doing more damage to already-crippled business...
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El Paso nurses speak out against 'irresponsible and insensitive' lifting of the city's shutdown order

Nurses Tishna Soto, left, and Lizette Torres speak to reporters as they prepare a protest outside their work at the Las Palmas Del Sol Medical Center, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio Nurses in El Paso, Texas, spoke out Friday against a court ruling that temporarily lifted the city's shutdown of non-essential businesses. More than 30,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19. More than 1,100 of them are in the hospital. "I'm just extremely exhausted...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Trends, National Nurses United, Charles Davis, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Cooper, Paxton, Ken Paxton, El Paso County, El Paso Texas, Lucio, Samaniego


Ken Paxton Fought Trump's Legal Wars From Texas. Now He's in Trouble.

AUSTIN, Texas -- After his home and offices were raided by federal agents last year, a wealthy real estate investor in Austin got some help from a friend -- who happened to be one of the most powerful officials in Texas.The investor, Nate Paul, was convinced that the FBI and other agencies had acted unlawfully. Normally, such accusations by the targets of federal investigations would be met with skepticism, but Paul contacted Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, a longtime friend whose reelec...
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'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs federal funding to protect public health

A coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31 in El Paso, Texas. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas, told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 26,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19, with more than 1,000 in the hospital. Margo, a Republican, was an early proponent of wearing masks but has been hesitant...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Interview, Congress, US, Trends, Walmart, Mitch McConnell, The New York Times, Charles Davis, Abbott, Trump, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Margo


'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs a second stimulus to protect public health

EL PASO, TX - OCTOBER 31: Cars pass through a coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. As El Paso reports record numbers of active coronavirus cases, the Texas Attorney General sues to block local shutdown orders. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the pandemic. At least 26,000 people in...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Interview, Congress, Trends, Walmart, Mitch McConnell, The New York Times, Charles Davis, Abbott, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Margo, El Paso County, El Paso Texas


Texas Gov. Abbott welcomes major stock exchanges to Austin

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will on Nov. 20 host representatives from major U.S. stock exchanges considering whether to relocate their data centers from New Jersey to the Lone Star state amid the threat of higher taxes.  
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"Defund the police" is the new "Obamacare": The Texas #cjreform landscape post-election

Now that the most divisive presidential election in 50 years is over and, win, lose or (largely) draw, everybody can take a deep breath, it's time for criminal-justice reformers to peek our heads above the wreckage to see what remains of a state and local agenda after a tumultuous year and a grueling election season which, at the state level in Texas, resulted in a complete stalemate, from a partisan perspective. Criminal-justice reform is the new Obamacare It's been quite a year for criminal-ju...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Obamacare, Obama, Austin, Gop, House, Harry Potter, Dallas, Houston, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Apd, Fort Worth, San Antonio


LIVE RESULTS: First-term GOP Rep. Chip Roy looks to defend his seat against Wendy Davis in Texas' 21st Congressional District

  First-term Rep. Chip Roy will face Democrat Wendy Davis, a former state senator and 2014 gubernatorial candidate, in Texas' 21st Congressional District. Polls began closing in the district at 7 p.m. local time. 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.  See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections. Visit Bu...
Tags: Politics, Texas, US, Trends, Live, Austin, Gop, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, House Of Representatives, Davis, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Roy, Gillespie, San Antonio


First-term GOP Rep. Chip Roy looks to defend his seat against Wendy Davis in Texas' 21st Congressional District

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.  See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. First-term Rep....
Tags: Politics, Texas, Trends, Austin, Gop, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, House Of Representatives, Davis, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Roy, Gillespie, San Antonio, Cruz, Trump


How high turnout could give Biden the ultimate election gift: Texas

The GOP in Texas, led by Governor Greg Abbott, has done all it could to depress turnout
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Did NJ Gov. Murphys Invitations to Pro-Freedom Groups Get Lost in the Mail?

Opinion Did NJ Gov. Murphys Invitations to Pro-Freedom Groups Get Lost in the Mail? New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- “Gun violence” is a very serious topic that needs actual contemplation and thought. To be fair, calling gun violence – “gun violence” is not very accurate. Before we can even dive into the subject, we must label it appropriately. For example, there are instances of “gang violence” or “gangland violence” – which would be violence committed by gangs or gang members. How about “dome...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, US, New Jersey, Bob, Carol, Greg Abbott, Nra, Dolores, Mark, Brady, Legislature, Murphy, Assembly, National Rifle Association


Citing a burden on minority voters, US judge overrules Texas governor's exemption for masks at polls

The judge said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's exemption for masks at polling sites put a "discriminatory burden on Black and Latino voters.”
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5 Points Of What To Make Of The Insane Early Voting Numbers We’re Seeing

People are voting early in this pandemic election at volumes they have never voted early before. Late last week, with 11 days still to go before Nov. 3, the number of early votes cast surpassed the total early vote in 2016. It’s too soon to tell how much the of the early vote surge — which includes skyrocketing use of vote-by-mail, as well as a sizable increase in in-person early voting — is due to an increase in overall turnout, and how much of it is a product of the ways in which COVID-19 h...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Republicans, Washington, Stanford, White House, Georgia, Mit, Arizona, Michigan, University of Florida, Trump, Greg Abbott, Midwest, Voting Rights


Texas Supreme Court sides with governor on rule requiring one ballot drop box per county

The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's order to limit mail-in ballot drop box locations to one site per county, a decision that largely affects the Houston and Austin areas.
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READ: Texas Supreme Court ruling on limiting ballot drop boxes to one per county

The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's order to limit mail-in ballot drop box locations to one per county, a decision that largely affects the Houston and Austin areas.
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Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of Gov. Abbott's order limiting mail-in ballot drop box locations to one site for each county

Texas Supreme Court sides with Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on rule to limit mail-in ballot drop box locations to one site per county The Texas state Supreme Court has ruled to allow TX Governor Greg Abbott's order limiting counties to one ballot dropoff site per county to stand. — Read the rest
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Texas Makes Convention Center a Hospital Amid COVID Surge, Polling-Place Masks Still Optional

As public health officials in El Paso work to manage surging hospitalizations related to COVID-19, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced...
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Gov. Greg Abbott says ‘We must end’ mail-in ballot fraud, points to KXAN investigation finding 150 charges since 2004

“This shows Mail ballot vote fraud in Texas,” Abbott tweeted Friday. “We must end it.”
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Biden’s oil remark tests voter resolve on climate change

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Kathleen Ronayne | Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Joe Biden is confronting the harsh political realities of combating climate change. The Democratic presidential nominee has spent months touting a $2 trillion plan to boost investment in clean energy and stop all climate-damaging emissions from the U.S. economy by 2050. The plan implied that he would wean the U.S. off oil and gas, but Biden wasn’t so explicit about the industry’s fate — until Thursday night. During the f...
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Trump seized on Biden's promise to 'transition away from oil,' but the move away from fossil fuels is nothing new

Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump attacked former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night's debate for promising to "transition from the oil industry." Biden argued that the oil industry, which he said "pollutes significantly," should no longer receive federal subsidies and needs to be replaced by renewable energy "over time." Trump claimed that Biden is "going to destroy the oil industry" and a slew of Republicans attacked Biden over his comments.  The idea that ...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Texas, News, Climate Change, Environment, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, House, New York Times, Rick Perry, Oil And Gas, Ohio


Early votes in Texas have already surpassed all the statewide ballots cast for Trump in 2016

Voters stand in line for the first day of early voting at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center in Houston, Texas on October 13, 2020. Mark Felix for The Washington Post via Getty Images Early voters in Texas have already exceeded the total number of people statewide who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 — and the election is still 14 days away. That figure contributes to an immense wave of voter enthusiasm sweeping across the country. Trump won Texas by 9 percentage points in 2016 but is no...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Voting, News, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Michigan, Houston, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Abbott, Trump, Greg Abbott


"I wonder why black folks don't want to join Waco PD?," cops telling on themselves in social media, SWAT excesses in Nacogdoches, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention:Talk is cheap when it comes to police accountability: Joe Gonzales, the DA in Bexar County, Texas, seems like a nice enough fellow. But it's time for more than promises that his office will scrutinize officer-involved shootings more closely in the future. That implicitly reminds the public your office wasn't doing so before, while failing to expressly acknowledge it or apologize for the failure. We're in a "show, don't tell" moment...
Tags: Law, Fbi, Austin, Stephen, Greg Abbott, Waco, Nacogdoches, MSM, Bexar County Texas, Pearland Texas, Gritsforbreakfast, Fort Worth Police, Austin State University, Joe Gonzales, BORTAC, George Floyd


Some college students are set to head home for Thanksgiving — and may bring COVID with them. Here the impact it may have — and how to mitigate it.

John Minchillo/AP With COVID cases on the rise, especially in college towns, families may need to change Thanksgiving plans. Risky behaviors out of class and changing weather may also lead to more cases among students. Universities and towns can begin preparing now by putting in place mitigation measures, and students should alter their plans to incorporate as many safety measures as possible. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infe...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Thanksgiving, Education, College, Trends, University, College Students, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Greg Abbott, Texarkana, John Minchillo, The Conversation, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus


Eight months in, California is containing COVID-19 as other states spike. Here’s why.

Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, California has become a rare case: a state that has contained the transmission of COVID-19 and isn’t experiencing another surge — yet, at least. Nationwide, daily infections are up one-quarter in the last two weeks, and the country just reported its most in a single day since July. Lightly populated North Dakota is seeing 85 new cases a day per 100,000 residents over the last two weeks. California? Ten new cases per 100,000, up just 2 percent in two we...
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