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In Texas case, Supreme Court wrestles with the legal boundaries of cross-border shootings

In Texas case, Supreme Court wrestles with the legal boundaries of cross-border shootings

Texas Tribune News A Border Patrol vehicle patrols the border fence between El Paso and Juarez on Feb. 10, 2019. Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court revisited a controversial case Tuesday on whether the family of a Mexican teenager shot to death in Mexico by a U.S. Border […]

Governor Abbott Announces Workforce Development Grant In Dallas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication Walmart presented a $5.4 million grant for workforce programs aimed at upskilling incumbent frontline retail and other customer-facing workers in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott today joined the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (WSGD), and Walmart to announce a workforce development grant. Walmart presented a $5.4 million […]
A Trump administration strategy led to the child migrant backup crisis at the border

A Trump administration strategy led to the child migrant backup crisis at the border

Texas Tribune News Children inside a temporary migrant holding area set up by Customs and Border Protection under the Paso del Norte International port of entry in El Paso on March 27, 2019. Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune When thousands of migrant children ended up stranded in U.S. Border Patrol stations last […]

Happiness Through Chutzpah: The Norman Podhoretz Story

Real Clear Politics Norman Podhoretz has made it. On Sunday, the pugnacious, proudly boastful and unquestionably brilliant writer and editor received an award named ­after one of a very few men, living or dead, whom he truly admires: the Theodor Herzl Prize, bestowed by the conservative Jewish Leadership Conference and named after the founder […]

Why Sessions Might Struggle to Win Back His Old Senate Seat

Real Clear Politics Trump could end up endorsing his opponent in the runoff, making it tougher for Sessions to attract enough additional support to win a majority.

Whistleblower Was an Informant Acting as a Democratic Operative

Real Clear Politics To put it plainly, there is no whistleblower statute that permits an unelected and inferior federal employee to blow the whistle on the president, the most superior officer in the U.S. government.

Eric Ciaramella Had Extensive Access Inside White House

Real Clear Politics Eric Ciaramella, the alleged Ukraine whistleblower, was long suspected of deliberately attempting to damage President Trump’s foreign policy from the inside and had access to policy information far beyond his regional expertise, according to former National Security Council officials.

Dems' Chance to Show How Trump Endangers America

Real Clear Politics Closed impeachment testimony has revealed one nightmare after another. Now the witnesses are going public. Will America (and Republicans) take note?
Trump administration tells Supreme Court it owns termination of DACA program

Trump administration tells Supreme Court it owns termination of DACA program

Texas Tribune News Protesters gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices prepared to hear oral arguments regarding the Trump administration’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Washington D.C. on Nov. 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The Trump administration told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it has decided that […]

Governor Abbott Appoints Hodge to Sulphur Regional Mobility Authority

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jay Hodge as the presiding officer of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority to complete the remainder of a two-year term that will expire on February 1, 2021. Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jay Hodge as the presiding officer of the Sulphur River Regional […]
Moving federal jobs out of Washington could work, if it’s done correctly

Moving federal jobs out of Washington could work, if it’s done correctly

The Brookings Institute By Alan Berube The United States is pulling apart economically. Some regions continue to face vastly different economic outcomes, and there are troubling signs on the state of manufacturing in the Midwest that suggest further disparity. New work by my colleagues Mark Muro and Jacob Whiton shows an explicitly partisan tilt […]

Does legal marijuana for medical purposes lead to improved health?

TAMU Health Science Center Over the past two decades, 29 states have enacted laws allowing medical marijuana use. During that span, researchers have investigated the potential health effects—both positive and negative—of medical marijuana laws (MML). Studies have found varying degrees of improvements to self-reported health and other benefits along with little evidence of harm. […]