State GOP Chair Allen West calls on Donald Trump to visit Texas before Election Day

“State GOP Chair Allen West calls on Donald Trump to visit Texas before Election Day” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Texas GOP Chair Allen West would like to see President Donald […]

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Sam Houston State, Texas State University System to hire contact tracers as experts warn of a fall COVID-19 surge

“Sam Houston State, Texas State University System to hire contact tracers as experts warn of a fall COVID-19 surge” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sam Houston State University and the Texas […]

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Don’t underestimate the power of the putdown in a presidential debate

Before the first presidential debate, President Donald Trump demanded that his Democratic challenger Joe Biden submit to a drug test. Trump was again suggesting – without evidence – that his opponent takes performance-enhancing drugs. If Trump brings this up during the debate, no one should be surprised if Biden has a comeback prepared. Biden’s campaign […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans should trust credibility of COVID-19 vaccine process

“Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans should trust credibility of COVID-19 vaccine process” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Dr. Anthony Fauci downplayed concerns about the safety of a COVID-19 vaccine during a […]

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How GOP-Friendly Firm Behind Brooklyn Absentee Ballot Bungle Scored $4.6 Million No-Bid Deal

The upstate firm responsible for sending mislabeled absentee ballot envelopes to thousands of Brooklyn voters notched a $4.6 million, no-bid contract after promising it would get the job done using a system dubbed “Electrack,” records show. “Electrack” apparently went off the rails with a computer glitch that shifted data — spurring a massive wave of […]

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Harris County Republicans file Supreme Court complaint alleging ballot harvesting operation

(The Center Square) – The Harris County Republican Party and five other plaintiffs asked the Texas Supreme Court to intervene in a case against Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins. In a new petition filed with the court, they claim that private investigators have uncovered an illegal ballot harvesting operation in Harris County. Chief investigators Mark […]

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Omar’s campaign denies ballot-harvesting accusations

(The Center Square) – The Minneapolis Police Department said it’s investigating allegations of ballot harvesting after a right-leaning group published footage of someone appearing to collect hundreds of white envelopes identified as absentee ballots. Project Veritas, run by conservative activist James O’Keefe, released edited footage Sunday night claiming U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s supporters in Minneapolis were ballot harvesting – […]

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When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s the conclusion from a study I recently did on the connection between political rhetoric and actual violence. President Donald Trump is not the only world leader who is […]

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Belarus’ embattled leader secretly inaugurated himself, sparking new protests and global backlash

As if a fraudulent election and months of mass protest weren’t enough drama for Belarus, its embattled authoritarian leader went ahead and inaugurated himself as president in a secretive Sept. 23 ceremony, held without prior announcement or live television broadcast. This begins Alexander Lukashenko’s sixth term as president, at least according to Lukashenko and government-controlled […]

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