Former aides file whistleblower lawsuit alleging retaliation by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

“Former aides file whistleblower lawsuit alleging retaliation by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton” 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. At 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, David Maxwell and Mark Penley, then […]

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In economic crisis, Texas Democrats push to legalize marijuana. Key Republicans likely stand in the way.

“In economic crisis, Texas Democrats push to legalize marijuana. Key Republicans likely stand in the way.” 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. Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps […]

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60 years after JFK, Biden as second Catholic president offers a refresh in church’s political role

Running to become the first Catholic president of the United States in 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy told an audience of wary Protestant ministers that “if the time should come … when my office would require me to violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office.” Sixty years later, […]

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On environmental protection, Biden’s election will mean a 180-degree turn from Trump policies

The Trump administration has waged what I and many other legal experts view as an all-out assault on the nation’s environmental laws for the past four years. Decisions at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department and other agencies have weakened the guardrails that protect our nation’s air, water and public lands, and have sided […]

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Tweets reveal Trump’s and Biden’s competing views of masculinity – what that will mean for presidential leadership

Shortly after news networks called the presidential race in favor of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, posted the following tweet: More than a heartwarming glimpse into the vice president-elect’s private life, the tweet signaled that gender norms in a Biden/Harris administration will differ from those on display in the White House […]

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Staten Island’s Malliotakis Echoes Trump’s Refusal to Admit Biden Won Election

Nicole Malliotakis, who is poised to become New York City’s only Republican member of Congress, is refusing to acknowledge former Vice President Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 presidential election. Malliotakis, who declared victory last week with a 37,000-vote lead over freshman Democratic Rep. Max Rose for the seat covering Staten […]

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Before Stacey Abrams changed Georgia politics, she learned hard work in Mississippi

Stacey Abrams gives the commencement address during Tougaloo College’s Sesquicentennial Commencement Exercises at Tougaloo’s campus Sunday, May 5, 2019. Editor’s note: This story first published on May 25, 2018, after Stacey Abrams won the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor. Abrams, who grew up in Mississippi, has received national attention for her organizing efforts ahead of […]

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Democrats didn’t get a blue wave, but some of the fastest-growing suburbs in Texas are still moving to the left

“Democrats didn’t get a blue wave, but some of the fastest-growing suburbs in Texas are still moving to the left” 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. Although they didn’t get the blue […]

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