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Bernie Sanders Leads in Nevada and the Establishment Isn’t Doing Much to Stop Him

Somewhere in the recesses of the sprawling Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where giant animatronic dragons live, slot machines are always busy, and bad decisions are likely being made at any given moment, former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid sits in a quiet executive office. He’s wearing a newsboy cap, a pink tie, and a Nancy Pelosi pin that her daughter gave him at the Las Vegas Democratic debate the night before. It’s two days before the Nevada caucuses, but already Reid...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, California, Senate, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, Iowa, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Las Vegas, Nevada, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid

what i'm reading: working by robert caro

Fans of Robert Caro rejoiced when we learned that Caro, author of nonfiction histories, was writing a book about his writing process. When the book was published, I'm sure I wasn't the only one surprised by its brevity. At a slim 207 pages, Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing is the equivalent of a post-it note for Caro, whose books are often described as tomes.I read Working over the course of a weekend, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Not only is the subject fascinating, but Caro's ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, New York City, US, History, United States, Martin Luther King Jr, Allan, Robert, Caro, LBJ, Robert Moses, Robert Caro, What I'm Reading, Lyndon Baines Johnson

INTERCEPTED: Everytown’s Big Bucks Beg to Flip Texas

Anti-gunners are raising money in an effort to by elections. (Dave Workman photo) U.S.A. –-( As reported by AmmoLand News a few days ago, anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety—which he helped found with a $50 million cash infusion—is targeting Texas for takeover by gun prohibitionist politicians, and now the Everytown “Victory Fund” is begging for bucks via email to make it happen. Ammoland has intercepted an email appeal message to possible donors th...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Congress, Virginia, New York City, Bloomberg, Nevada, Bill, Washington State, Seattle, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Nra, National Rifle Association, State Patrol, U S House

Shifting Gears: Peeking behind the curtain at Uber and SpaceX

This week brought new details about the inner workings of two high-profile tech companies: Uber and SpaceX. The former saw the release of a book by a former employee, Susan Fowler, whose 2017 blog post about workplace harassment brought attention to Uber's aggressive, hypermasculine culture. Fowler's post sparked a period of introspection at the ride-hailing company that led CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to make repairing its troubled culture one of his top priorities. A new story from senior correspon...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Japan, Spacex, Texas, US, Trends, Tesla, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, Las Vegas, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Boeing, Southwest Airlines

Trump’s New Spy Chief Used to Work for a Foreign Politician the US Accused of Corruption

This article 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. President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work on behalf of an Eastern European oligarch who is now a fugitive and was recently barred from entering the U.S. under anti-corruption sanctions imposed last month by the State Department. In 2016, Gre...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, Senate, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Israel, US, Hungary, United States, United Nations, Serbia, State Department, Benjamin Netanyahu, Department Of Justice

How to have big gay fun at the biggest Mardi Gras events in the U.S.

Do you know the gay history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans? Or that the 2nd largest Mardi Gras in the U.S. is in St. Louis, Missouri? Here is some insider's info on having a great time this weekend
Tags: Texas, Lifestyle, New Orleans, St. Louis, Ad Friendly, Gaycities Link, Mardi Gras, St Louis Missouri, Galveston

Court releases April calendar

Today the Supreme Court released the calendar for its April argument session, the final argument session scheduled for this term. During the April session, which begins on April 20 and ends on April 29, the justices will hear eight hours of oral argument over six days. The session will include several high-profile cases, including a return to the dispute over the status of land set up as a reservation in eastern Oklahoma for the Creek Nation in the 19th century, two challenges to “faithless elec...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Chicago, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Trump, Fulton, Creek Nation, Ford Motor Co, Howe, Rutledge, BACA

SpaceX anticipates building ‘many rockets’ as it iterates Starship toward orbital flight this year

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has been sharing a number of updates about his company’s progress on Starship this week. Along with footage of the assembly process of the current “SN1” prototype of Starship, he explained on Twitter some of the other considerations and strategies the company is working with as it works on the new spacecraft and tries to fly it to space this year. Musk said that SpaceX is iterating at a much faster pace with Starship than it has recently with Falcon, as Falcon’s desig...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Tech, Ars Technica, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Musk, Falcon, Outer Space

SpaceX anticipates building “many rockets” as it iterates Starship towards orbital flight this year

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has been sharing a number of updates about his company’s progress on Starship this week. Along with footage of the assembly process of the current ‘SN1’ prototype of Starship, he explained on Twitter some of the other considerations and strategies the company is working with as it works on the new spacecraft and tries to fly it to space this year. Musk said that SpaceX is iterating at a much faster pace with Starship than it has recently with Falcon, since Falcon’s...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Tech, Ars Technica, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Musk, Falcon, Outer Space

Texas woman sentenced to eight years for illegal voting paroled, faces deportation

Rosa Maria Ortega's eight-year sentence for illegal voting in Texas was decried as a political prosecution. She was paroled in December and faces deportation.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, Usa Today, Rosa Maria Ortega

White House reportedly bids to purge 'Never Trumpers' from key roles – live

Presidential loyalist reportedly identifying staff as anti-Trump Dana Rohrabacher offered pardon on Trump’s behalf, lawyers sayBernie Sanders rises in Nevada polling ahead of Saturday vote 5.14pm GMT After Trump dismissed reports of Russia’s preference for him in the 2020 race as a Democratic “misinformation campaign,” the former CIA chief of Russian operations tweeted this:If the question is “why would Putin favor Trump in 2020, he’s been tough on Russia”, remember Putin’s first goal: divid...
Tags: Texas, Putin, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, US politics, South and Central Asia, Amy Klobuchar, Nevada, Cia

Sure-Shot Game Calls is the Presenting Sponsor of Marsh Fest

Including two World Duck Calling Championship qualifying contests. The James “Cowboy” Fernandez Memorial Texas State Championship calling contest is named after Sure- Shot Game Call's founder, inventor and world champion caller James “Cowboy” Fernandez. Groves, TX – -( Sure-Shot Game Calls is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of Marsh Fest among many other sponsors such as Mossy Oak, Ducks Unlimited, Remington, Filson, Delta Waterfowl, Koplin, and MOJO as well as several local...
Tags: Texas, Guns, US, Stuttgart, James, Fernandez, Southeast Texas, Stuttgart Arkansas, Shooting Industry News, Sure-Shot Game Calls, Yentzen, Charlie Holder, Duck Calling, Nederland Texas, James `` Cowboy, James `` Cowboy '' Fernandez

ABA Technology Survey Results: Cybersecurity Measures Taken by Firms

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA Technology Survey Results: Cybersecurity Measures Taken by Firms If cybersecurity isn’t on your radar in 2020, then it’s high time you made it a priority. The risk of a breach that could compromise your law firm’s confidential client data is an increasing likelihood, especially if your firm hasn’t enacted security measures designed to counter cybersecurity threats. This is especially so i...
Tags: New York, Texas, Law, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, ABA Standing Committee

AOC launches plan to block non-progressive Democrats with all-female candidates: 'My ambition right now is to be a little less lonely in Congress'

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is planning to endorse an all-female group of progressive candidates to build the far left, with some of the challengers going against members already in the Democratic Party.Her endorsements of more than one dozen candidates from her new political action committee will include a progressive challenger to potentially unseat a Texas representative from her party.
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Aoc, Democratic Party, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Texas company says it has coronavirus vaccine

If the vaccine is approved by the government, Greffex will distribute the vaccine to other countries for free.
Tags: Texas, Finance, Article, FBN, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/health-care, Fox-business/markets/china, Fox-business/technology/health-care-tech, Audrey Conklin, Fox-business/topic/coronavirus, A70be63e-db7c-5899-88ec-bef51f39ace5, Greffex

Morning Docket 02.21.20

* Kevin Hart is trying to dismiss a sex tape lawsuit by alleging that a process server merely threw papers out of a car window while driving by his house. It would be pretty awesome if there was a drive-by method of service... [TMZ] * A Michigan man has been arrested for threatening to "bleed [out]" the lawyer who represents the whistleblower at the heart of the Trump impeachment investigation. [NBC News] * A lawyer has plead not guilty to charges related to the murder of a Connecticut mom....
Tags: New York Post, New York, Texas, Law, Nbc News, Connecticut, Michigan, Kevin Hart, Irs, Sheldon Silver, Morning Docket, Texas Lawyer, Conneticut

Texas woman sentenced to eight years for illegal voting paroled, now faces deportation

Rosa Maria Ortega's 8-year sentence for illegal voting in Texas was decried as a political prosecution. She was quietly paroled in December, and now faces deportation         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, Usa Today, Rosa Maria Ortega

United States: Texas Supreme Court Considers Fraud Exception To Duty To Defend - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

On February 26, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court will hear an insurer's argument that it should create an exception to Texas' "eight corners rule" in Loya Insurance Company v. Osbaldo Hurtado Avalos et al.
Tags: Texas, News, United States, Texas Supreme Court, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard, Smith LLP, Loya Insurance Company, Osbaldo Hurtado Avalos

No. 10 Kentucky looks to extend SEC lead against Florida

LOOKING AHEAD Since getting waxed 83-58 by rival Mississippi last week, Mississippi State (17-9, 8-5) has gutted out consecutive wins by a total of four points to tie for third with South Carolina and maintain NCAA Tournament hopes. The Bulldogs' rebound included Wednesday's 79-76 win over the Gamecocks in the first of two meetings between the schools over the next 11 days. In the meantime, MSU can keep rolling with upcoming road matchups at Texas A&M and Missouri sandwiched around Tue...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi State, SEC, South Carolina, Ncaa Tournament, MSU, Gamecocks, Kentucky Wildcats

this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I was able to vote in my state’s primary election (if you’re in Texas, don’t forget to vote; if you’re in any other US state, be sure to vote in your own primary!), and after some balmy weather, as I write this, the temperature has dropped and it’s rainy outside. I love working on cold, rainy days.• A box of photos of this woman and a ton of Hollywood celebrities was found in a thrift s...
Tags: Photography, Hollywood, Texas, US, This Was A Good Week, Natalia Lafourcade

President Trump Can Expect a Warm Welcome on His India Trip. Other U.S. Leaders Saw Chillier Relations

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the U.S. last year, he was greeted by a massive crowd at a Texas rally, billed as one of the biggest-ever receptions for a foreign leader. India is now preparing to return the favor ahead of President Donald Trump’s first official visit to the country on Feb. 24 and 25. About 100,000 people are expected to attend the “Namaste Trump” event planned in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in Modi’s home state of Gujarat. Modi and Trump will also lead a ...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, China, Iraq, India, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, US, Barack Obama, Pakistan, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama

United States: Fifth Circuit Leaves Open Decision Of Whether Liability Policies In Texas Afford Coverage Of Punitive Damages - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

In Frederking v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, No. 18-50536 (5th Cir. July 2, 2019), the Fifth Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that resulted in a liability policy's coverage of punitive damages.
Tags: Texas, News, United States, Fifth Circuit, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard, Smith LLP, Cincinnati Insurance Company, Frederking

United States: In Texas, A Question As To Whether A Golf Cart Is An "Auto" Or "Mobile Equipment" And The Use Of Extrinsic Evidence - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

The court noted that the distinction governed which party carried the burden of proof, and thus, must be resolved.
Tags: Texas, News, United States, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard, Smith LLP

Building Bridges for the Texas Innovation Ecosystem: Two programs, One State, One Summer

MassChallenge Texas’ first two years were big. During that time, we successfully ran three accelerators in two cities and convened more than five hundred resources, experts, partners, business leaders, and investors to support 181 startups from all corners of the world.This year, we’re looking to turn the startup support industry on its ear. This year is going to be huge.As we enter year three, we are excited to announce that both accelerator programs in Austin and Houston will run simultaneous...
Tags: Startups, Texas, London, News, America, Startup, Austin, Dallas, WeWork, Houston, Sxsw, Lone Star State, Houston Houston, MassChallenge, Austin Austin, Austin Startups

Bad Week for Bloomberg in VA, WA and NV as ‘Trump Wins’ Dem Debate

Billionaire Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has had a bad week. U.S.A. –-( It’s been a bad week for billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, with embarrassing setbacks in Virginia, Washington and Nevada, where his first debate performance might easily be his last. Bloomberg's Democrat rivals wasted no time pounding the former New York City mayor on every issue except one: Gun control, which barely got a mention during the two-hour brawl in Las Vega...
Tags: Texas, Nbc, Guns, California, Washington Post, Washington, Virginia, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Ferguson, Associated Press, Nevada, Biden

Relaunched SpaceX lease deal in San Pedro sails through port approval

The L.A. Board of Harbor Commissioners voted Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, to approve a new permit for SpaceX to lease a 12.5-acre portion of the former Southwest Marine Shipyard site on Terminal Island in San Pedro. The company had bowed out of an earlier lease agreement in 2018 for the same location but will now return to research, design and build spacecraft so big it will have to be transported by barge to launch sites in other states. An old warehouse and workshop vacant since Southwest Marine ...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, US, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, International Space Station, Port Of Los Angeles, West Coast, Local News, Environmental Health And Safety, Thompson, San Pedro

Elon Musk wants to build a private 'SpaceX Village' with 100 rooms, lounge parties, volleyball tournaments, and rock climbing amid a South Texas retiree community

SpaceX has been buying up properties from a community of retiree-age residents in South Texas called Boca Chica Village. Now, according to a new SpaceX job posting, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk plans to build a "SpaceX Village" adjacent to its Starship rocket development and launch site. SpaceX Village may feature 100 bookable rooms, kayaking outings, a rock climbing wall, volleyball tournaments, spaceport lounge parties, and more. However, a handful of preexisting residents have sa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Musk, Business Insider, Elon, Brownsville, South Texas, Cameron County, Pointer

Mike Bloomberg's gun control group to spend $8m in Texas elections

Everytown for Gun Safety to back state and federal politicians who support ‘gun sense’ lawsDemocratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s gun control group is planning to spend at least $8m in Texas to elect state and federal politicians who support what it calls “gun sense” laws, including requiring background checks before all gun sales.Last year, Everytown for Gun Safety poured at least $2.5m into state races in Virginia, backing candidates who supported tougher gun laws and helping to el...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Virginia, New York City, US, America, Walmart, Bloomberg, Houston, Republican, Odessa, El Paso, Democratic, Cox, Watts

Couple Remains Under Quarantine In Texas After Honeymoon On The Diamond Princess 

Tyler and Rachel Torres, who honeymooned on the Diamond Princess when COVID-19 hit, tell us about their experience.
Tags: Texas, News, Tyler, Rachel Torres

Former Texas Pastor Murdered Wife & 11-Year-Old Son, Tried to Strangle Adult Daughter Before Killing Himself

A small community outside of Houston, Texas is reeling following a tragic double murder-suicide committed by a former pastor and non-profit founder and CEO. On Tuesday, February 11th, the 53-year-old Sugar Land, TX resident, Richard Logan, was found dead 160 miles away from his hometown outside of an environmental consulting company. Authorities were notified of the presence of the dead body, and upon arrival, they discovered the deceased Logan along with the gun he used to kill himself. After d...
Tags: Facebook, Murder, Texas, Crime, News, Guns, Jazz, Dan Winters, Murder-suicide, Gun Violence, San Marcos, Logan, Houston Texas, Texas State University, Patrick Kelley, Sad News