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Fresh update on "ken paxton" discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Congratulations guys. Oh that's wonderful. Congratulations sure endured a lot. Good for them. Absolutely true very cool. Well hey there. It's the npr politics. Podcast i'm kelsey snell. Cover congress i call it. I covered the white house in. I'm kerry johnson national justice correspondent and it's opinion day at the supreme court and we've got a couple of the major decisions we're expecting this term in a seven to two vote. The supreme court threw out a challenge to the affordable care act and supreme court ruled in favor of a catholic foster agency that refused to work with lgbtq couples. Let's start with the foster care case. Carry the case deals with a catholic social services organization that had a contract with the city of philadelphia to provide foster care services. Philadelphia cancelled that contract because the agency wouldn't work with. lgbtq couples. so can you tell us more. About what the central question was here. Sure one of the central issues was whether the this decision by the city of philadelphia violated the free exercise clause of the first amendment. That part you'll remember this. As congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion and basically catholic social services said. they were being Pope between a rock and a hard place by the city's decision either either fulfill their mission and their belief that They're sincere belief that Marriage is between one man and one woman or band on those principles and and they said That just shouldn't be the case And the court ultimately did decide to side with the catholic social services agency today. The ruling was unanimous nine to zero in carry. That seems on. Its face pretty significant. But i guess explain that to us i mean what exactly did the justices say. It was a victory for the catholic social services agency and the religious community writ large asthma. But it's not as huge a victory as they had intended or hoped given this composition of the supreme court writing for the majority chief justice. John roberts basically said that catholic social services sought only an accommodation. Here that is going to allow it to to keep up serving children in philadelphia foster kids in a manner consistent with its religious beliefs but that the catholic social services agency did not seek to impose those beliefs on anyone else in the majority decision was fairly narrowly tailored in talked about some of the language in the contract that because philadelphia had this option to grant exceptions to some of its policies that it could have a grant in an exception a catholic social services in that case and in fact The decision did not go nearly far enough for a lot of religious groups or the courts conservatives while justice samuel alito agreed with the with the decision the way things came out in the case he wrote a seventy seven page blistering response. Basically calling this a wisp of a decision that leaves religious liberty in a confused and vulnerable state. He was outraged that the court majority didn't go even further and overrule court precedent from over two decades ago on religious freedom. So you're saying essentially this is not necessarily going to be a wide reaching decision. I mean are people interpreting this pretty narrowly. You know the i heard from The aclu and some other advocates that they believe this ruling was pretty narrowly tailored to the facts of this case. But it certainly is signal. And it's a signal for more litigation to come as neil gorsuch justice neal gorsuch said There is going to be a lot more litigation on these issues at the lower level and at the supreme court level in. It's it's yet another sign that this new court majority is very concerned with religious freedom and in some cases may put prioritize religious freedom over the rights of lgbtq people in a way that's alarming To advocates in in that community and other communities in the country it wasn't the full victory. that some conservatives had sought today though okay so let's turn to the other major decisions. Today are third time hearing from the court on the affordable care. Act this time. They decided seven two to dismiss challenge. The law by the trump administration and some gop led states so carry water. They say you know they didn't get to the substance of this Of this case basically the court majorities of by a seven to two said these plaintiffs didn't have standing to challenge the affordable care. Act also known as obamacare. Because they couldn't that they had suffered an injury. Remember back in two thousand seventeen. Congress zeroed out the financial penalty for not having insurance that so-called individual mandate in without that these plaintiffs couldn't prove to the court majority or demonstrate that they had suffered some kind of harm or injury or coercion in that case of a majority of justices said. What are we doing here. There's nothing to fight about. Carrie it's interesting to hear. You say that the corden actually get to the substance of the argument here because when you hear what the white house is saying. I mean they are declaring this a big win that this is an indication that the court is upholding. The affordable care act. We actually saw a tweet from president biden himself With a nod back to this very famous moment in two thousand and ten when he was caught on a hot mike referring to the aca is a big f in deal. He said on twitter today that with millions of people relying in the affordable care act for coverage remains as ever ab fd and is here to stay are kind of framing this completely differently. They're saying that obamacare passed by partisan vote in congress and they are going to continue fighting. I mean this day. Do not see this as a done. Deal and i gathered that republican governors. Don't really find this to be a done deal either. Not only that texas attorney general. Ken paxton a republican. Whose been at the center of a lot of these legal challenges to the affordable care act issued a statement today saying the fight's not over in fact. It's only just begun one other thing. I've been picking up is some Disgust from senate. Republicans and other conservatives that this issue of the affordable care act became a huge issue in the confirmation fight for food new justice amy coney barrett progressives had basically said if you confirm her to the court that means the affordable care act is dead obviously today. She sided with the majority. And chief justice. John roberts in a holding holding the affordable care act or at the very least turning aside this legal challenge so that did not prove to be the case despite all the rhetoric and her confirmation fight and there was a lot of it as will recall that was like one of the main arguments that was happening during that confirmation process. Absolutely i guess the justices can still surprise folks so there are still more big decisions that were watching out for and that means carry. We'll be talking to you again very soon. So thanks for joining us. My pleasure and we're gonna take a quick break and when we get back. The biden administration extends civil rights protections for transgender students. An internal investigation found that a cop with the california highway patrol sexually harassed twenty-one women.
Fresh update on "ken paxton" discussed on Texas Standard
"Reached out to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Governor Abbott in regards to the post legislative interviews, But we haven't heard back yet. Wealth. There is so much going on in the news right now as we turn to you, Uh, what do you want to start with? Well, let's talk about the news that broke Thursday morning. The Supreme Court's resounding 72 rejection of that case challenging the affordable Care act, also known as obamacare, the case brought by Republican led states, helmed by Texas attorney General Ken Paxton. We're going to have more about this in the news round up about halfway through the show, but for now, we're already hearing from our friends and listeners on Facebook. Tyler Malloy says seriously went to Texas hope to accomplish with this that would be beneficial to Texans. And Adrian Rodriguez Rosselli says Ken Ken Paxton do something useful and productive that actually helps Texans now. Meanwhile, James Townsend says of Texas leaders desire to promote life. They would support the care for all people in the state. How do they not understand that healthy people make a healthy state? Plenty more reactions coming in about that news, And as you alluded to Laura, so many other stories bubbling up on social media and.
Fresh update on "ken paxton" discussed on Texas Standard
"Just tell your smart speaker to play Houston Public media Dad's 10 o'clock. The Freedom Day celebration that began in Texas Gets national attention. Juneteenth is poised to become a federal holiday today on the Texas standard. Texas Standard is a production of K U T. Austin, A. ER a North Texas Houston public media and Texas public Radio in San Antonio. I'm Laura Rice in for David Brown. The Supreme Court has voted down Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's challenge to.
Fresh update on "ken paxton" discussed on Dan O'Donnell
"Attorney general Ken Paxton. Filed a lawsuit and said, Hey, wait a second. If there is no tax if there is no individual mandate. There can be no obamacare because remember, the United States Supreme Court held that the only reason obamacare was constitutional was that it imposed a tax and that taxation authority of the Congress is what keeps it constitutional right. Paxton said. No individual mandate guess what? No constitutionality of obamacare. Now the court ruled on different grounds. The court ruled that Texas couldn't actually prove that they were harmed. The individual plaintiff who filed the lawsuit couldn't prove that there was a harm Okay, well. Obamacare still exists. How are you harmed by this and this was always something when we discussed this as Wisconsin joined when this lawsuit was first filed. I thought it was brilliant. But I can remember saying well, one of the issues that they're going to have to face is standing and I could see the Supreme Court because on the merits of the case, it's air tight if there's no tax And the Supreme Court had just said it's a tax air go Obama care is constitutional. There's no tax. There's no obamacare, right, but I had always wondered whether they would the Supreme Court would find on a standing ground. That somehow Texas and the other states couldn't prove that they were harmed by the mere existence of Obamacare. And that would be a reason. So what this boils down to is the only way you're ever getting rid of obamacare is through legislation so realistically. You're going to need Republican Congress and a Republican president. Otherwise, obamacare is here to stay. We'll get back to the Putin Biden.
Fresh update on "ken paxton" discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Talking to John's Mirek. Do you understand? John's Mirek? John? What's on your mind? Well, I was just wrapping up my talking about my article. Racist in the negative sense it stream org. What we need to do is distinguished between this fake racism that people are trying to foist on us through critical race theory. They're trying to shove it into our churches. I just was at a conference with Owens. Australian who whom, you know. It still looks like it. Spell Stratton and striking. He's a Calvinist intelligent. Yeah, he was wonderful speakers. Yeah. Yeah, it was a conference on Wokeness and the Gospel. Held at Denton Bible Church and Eric. I've never met so many Calvinists in my life. I've never met any Calvinist before. But these were good people. And they were organizing to wake the churches out because they are trying to use a perverted form of Christian guilt to lure goodhearted patriotic people and turn them into America bashing, self hating, cess pools of white guilt, and it's completely inappropriate and it's absurd. But it's interesting. You said that, though, that Calvinist would get This now as they get the guilt part, But they also see how it's being twisted by the CRT gang, which is finding a lot of purchase in in evangelical churches because they already have a view of themselves as oh, I am but a worm. They don't really have a much more full theology than that. And so But, John, what about? I mean, you know, we're talking about critical race theory. We're talking about the perversion of this idea of racism, and everything becomes about race. But we've seen the same thing with sexuality with the trans movement. Words are being redefined. I mean, I'm waiting any day now. Somebody is going to say that you know words like medical term like vagina is it's kind of to it shouldn't end with an A because that implies only women need apply. So maybe we'll have a new word Vagina. No, And that would be, you know, more neutral or something that we're living in that world. And it's all about power. If you can make somebody say two plus two is five Uh, the you You are showing your power over him the same way. If you can make somebody say Bruce Jenner as a woman, you can make them say anything. I'm We need to do what they call dead. Naming using the real name Someone was born with talking about his real biological sex. You can't become a woman with surgery and pills. These are elements of basic Biological primate. A million fact and if they can make us lie about that, they could make us lie about. Are you saying a rooster cannot lay an egg? Is that what you're saying? Is your God that small John's my Iraq that a rooster cannot lay an egg. My God is swollen up to my eyeballs of organic is, um, I used in that box. Uh, this is so preposterous. Go ahead. Speaking of preposterous. George P. Bush wants to be attorney General of Texas. He is the son of Jeb Bush. But try, said Trump is the future of the Republican Party. Yeah. Yeah, He said that And he said my dad understands why I have to say these things. Dad gets it. Interesting. So you're saying he's just saying those things? He's not happy about them? That's right. He is he, George B. Bush. Um Almost flunked out of college went managed to get into law school because his uncle was the president. Uh, he practiced law for five years as a junior junior associate, then let his law license lapse and just went inherit and invested his inherited Bush fortune in real estate. Then he ran for land commissioner. Got elected land commissioner of Texas and he complained about it to the Houston Chronicle, saying he kind of resented having to run for dogcatcher. Back in Texas. He referred to the job. He he actually was seeking a God as dogcatcher. It was his first public office. It was overseeing 28 million acres of public land and a major school fund. But within the first two years what did George P. Bush do? Well, George P. Bush is one of these people who talks of institutionalized racism. And in America and in the repeating. You're kidding. Jeb Bush's son is talking about this stuff. Jeb Bush's Jeb Bush himself said he moved from Texas to Florida because Texas was so racist. Then George P. Comes back runs for office within two years, is trying to dismantle the Alamo Memorial, The Alamo of the memorial to the men who died at the Alamo. George P. Bush was working with the left in Texas to try to get it moved out of the way, so it wouldn't be so prominent because it offended people on the left. That blew up in his face so badly, he realized he wouldn't get reelected for land commissioner. So now he's running for attorney general against a really good, solid conservative Ken Paxton, the guy who drew up that lawsuit that Texas filed on behalf of all of us whose votes were stolen in 2020, right, that was Ken Paxton. Now the left is trying to get 10 packs and disbarred for misconduct for filing that suit questioning the 2020 election. The Biden the FBI has cooked up a fake bribery case. Case against Pakistan. I think maybe they're going to tie it to Russian collusion. The point is the left is trying to destroy Ken Paxton because he fought for us on election Day after Election Day and over. He also fought off 12 frivolous leftist lawsuits trying to make Texas elections insecure like they were in Georgia and in Pennsylvania. Wait. So so Ken Paxton is running against George P. Bush for attorney general. He is the current attorney general Ken Paxton, is the sitting attorney general who defended Texas elections who stood up for us on over over the election. George P. Bush is trying to unseat him as a way because he's preparing to run for president. So George P. Bush is what we thought was a conservative before Trump. Yeah, exactly. He's a rhino, and he's got a gilded. His horn is gilded with the name of Bush in 18 Carat electric plate had he's like some degenerate Hapsburg that they found to put on the throne of Belgium or something. He is the latest member of the Bush dynasty. He had a 2.7 grade point average in college, He managed to raise his GPA and just avoided flunking out of college by taking courses in Spanish. Which he spoke as a child, because he be an Jorge. We're going.
State Bar Investigating Texas Attorney General
"The state bar of Texas is investigating whether state Attorney General Ken Paxton engaged in professional misconduct surrounding efforts to overturn the November presidential election in December after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned the US Supreme Court to block Joe Biden's victory in four other states the head of the Galveston island Democrats filed a complaint with the Bar Association calling Paxton's challenge frivolous and on ethical Kevin Moran shared his complaint with the Associated Press along with letters confirming the investigation initially the bar declined to investigate but a tribunal overturned that decision last month it's another setback for Paxton already facing a previous criminal case an FBI investigation and a Republican primary opponent ready to pounce on those controversies I'm Jackie Quinn
George P. Bush Running for Attorney General in Texas
"P. Bush says he's running next year for attorney general of Texas the 45 year old Son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush made the gas. But Wednesday in Austin, the decision sets a potentially bruising GOP primary gets sitting Attorney General Ken Paxton, This is town all that
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"Percent infla- inflation. That's a huge number a huge number. Now jimmy carter when reagan got in nineteen eighty was the worst year of inflation if we and what was inflation then thirteen percent. Jimmy carter hit up thirteen almost fourteen fifteen percent time. Okay yeah over. Thirteen it will. It was horrific during the seventies. There was it was it was country killing kind of inflation And then reagan got in and change some things and We got it under control. So what what. What is our inflation. Compared to then it was thirteen to fifteen percent inflation at the top of the worst parts of jimmy carter. What are we at today. At the beginning of this inflationary period if we calculate the same way they did in the carter years according to some of these guys who try to figure this alternate the inflation out. They say it's over eleven percent right now so we're at the beginning where people are still saying. We're not seeing inflation. No we're not seeing inflation and bank of america's saying we're seeing transitory hyper inflation coming. Okay no no. We're not if you calculate it the same way generally speaking in the nineteen eighties. You calculate the same way. We're almost at the beginning of this. Almost in the worst parts of the carter years and it's not going to get better because the way you stop inflation. Is you pull money back. You discourage people from spending money And you do that by making it harder and harder to get money to get a loan to get a credit card. That's how you make inflation go back down because you have to destroy all of the money that was printed for the stimulus so you gotta suck that back into the system and destroy it. The only way to do that is through higher interest rates. The fed said and. I'm trying to figure this out. The fed said that they're not going to raise interest rates until we have a steady inflation rate of about two percent.
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"Beck program. One of the in fact. The main reason That i think we live in texas and were prompted to move here to texas was because if we lose texas we lose the republic we lose it all and most people don't understand how close we are to losing texas You know it's an interesting that the democrats they seem to like say wordless take colorado okay. Everybody moved to colorado And they just take over a state and they're doing that to texas right now and we are in real trouble in texas which is why Who our governor is who our attorney. General is is really really important. We have the texas attorney general. His name is ken paxton and he has been instrumental in fighting many many lawsuits against obama and now against biden and the left we. I think we probably held texas Read this time around. Because of the tough stance. He took in court against the leftists on what they were trying to do with us. in texas on our election policy. Welcome ken paxton. How are you sir. I'm doing great. How are you good. I want to talk to you about a couple of things. First of all big news. The judge in california dismissed your lawsuit against twitter Comment on that. Actually just the opposite. They we We sent them civil investigative demands which were like interrogatory questions about their practices in texas and why they were e- platforming certain people and what their with their Policies were on certain content moderation and instead of giving that information which they're required two hundred texas law. They sued us in california. Hoping to get a fellows running the stop. I'm sorry yes and she dismissed their case. Which is the right answer. We we have a right to that information. They went operating texture. You know they can suicide. The texas court and we'll we'll get we'll go. We'll go to court on texas law. And i have a feeling they're not going to answer questions anyway. So if they don't we'll be back in texas court so ooh that'll be nice So you're i forgot. They were suing. They were suing you right. You wanna order was dragged. I forgot about that. I was thinking about our lawsuit. You know texas lawsuit. That is coming against them. Yes oh yes. So we we we. We have facebook but we've not seen twitter all we've done to start asking them questions and they got very uncomfortable answering very simple questions about their policies and like what are the questions that you wanted to ask that. They didn't want to tell you so. We wanted to understand what their policies were. If they're out telling people they have a socially there that you have free speech on their on their on their on their on your account We wanted to understand what their policies were and how they were implementing those policies very simple questions about their actual practices and what they say. Their practices are. that's it. Well it would be nice to know that. That is the biggest problem i mean. Can you know. I mean we're we're now..
George P. Bush considering running for Texas attorney general
"Land Commissioner George P. Bush has previously hinted at a run against Attorney General Ken Paxton. This week. He was leaning in to that a bit further. What do you have to say? Yeah, I think it's notable here is how much he was, As you said, leaning into it. He's made clear for a while now that he may run for another statewide office and 2022, but in some media appearances this week, including with the radio host and Dallas, Mark Davis, Hey, said that he was quote seriously considering running for attorney general. And then he kind of laid out the case against packs and how he would run against Paxton. And, you know, he said that the top law enforcement official in Texas needs to quote Be above reproach. He also made clear that he wouldn't try to challenge packs unnecessarily from the right or try to question his support for Donald Trump or anything like that, he said that this would be about Putting, you know, under scrutiny. How Paxton has run his office as I'm sure your listeners know he's under FBI investigation now for these claims that he abused his office to benefit a wealthy donor, and you've seen a number of High ranking members of his team in his office leave as they've blown the whistle on
Austin can keep enforcing local mask mandate for now
"Back against the governor of Texas for repealing that states mask mandate Friday. Judge lore Living skin ruling that Austin and Travis County's masked mandate Kim continue. Despite arguments made by the Texas Attorney General's Office, Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the city and county two weeks ago when the municipalities continue to enforce mask rules after Governor Greg Abbott rolled back the statewide mask mandate and said local officials could not supersede his order.
Austin Can Keep Enforcing Local Mask Mandate, Judge Says
"A Travis County judges sided with the city of Boston and it's ongoing battle with the state over the local mask mandate, said he was soon a couple of weeks ago by Attorney General Ken Paxton after Austin continued enforcing the local ordinance. But the judge says local health authorities can continue
Dallas Lawyer Lee Merritt Says He'll Run for Texas Attorney General
"Attorney says he plans to run against incumbent Ken Paxton were Texas attorney general. Lawyer and civil rights activists. We Merrick mentioned challenging the two term Republican incumbent in a social media post on Saturday. Married represented the families have Chiana Jefferson and both and John were both killed by police. Right now. He's representing the family of Marvin Scott, who recently died in custody at the Collin County Jail.
Dallas Civil Rights Lawyer Lee Merritt Announces Run For Office Of Texas Attorney General
"Has represented the families of black people killed by police officers says he's running for Texas attorney general civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt announced over the weekend he plans to challenge Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton. Merritt said Saturday on Twitter, they quote Texans deserve an attorney general that will fight for the constitutional rights of all citizens. It's unclear whether he will seek or receive the support from the state Democratic Party. People seeking to run for Texas Attorney General can't buy a candidacy papers for months, but the 2022 election has already Had the early attention following new criminal allegations against Paxton, who has denied any wrongdoing. WGN
AG Paxton Ensures Forgiveness of $29 Million in Electric Bills for Texans
"Ken Paxton says Despite filing for bankruptcy wholesale electric provider gritty will forgive $29 Million and electric bills experienced by customers as a result of last month's winter storm. Have. Williams of Arlington received $17,000 bill from gritty and says he's grateful for the work of state leaders and the government really stepped up here in the state of Texas to take care of its citizens that I'm proud and even more proud to be a Texan right now. I feel like they've been the right thing and protected its citizens. Texas Murder plan to address relief for Texans who already paid their bills, nonprofit
$29 million of electric bills from Texas winter storm will be forgiven, AG says
"Gritty plans to forgive $29 Million in bills acquired during last month deadly winter Storm. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that is part of Grady's bankruptcy filing. The company will release all outstanding payments for its Texas customers who were unable to pay extremely high electric bills that resulted from the storm tie. Williams of Arlington was stuck with a $17,000 bill. And applauds the attorney general for holding gritty, accountable. That's excellent nous. I think that's the right thing to do. Texas and gritty, also working in good faith to get money back to customers who already paid their bills. Clayton Nevil,
Texas officials say $29 million in electric bills to be forgiven
"Would open up eligibility for everybody. Wholesale electricity provider gritty plans to forgive $29 Million in bills that were accrued during last month's winter storm, plating level, explains. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that is part of Grady's bankruptcy filing. The company will release all outstanding payments for its Texas customers who were unable to pay extremely high electric bills that resulted from the storm tie. Williams of Arlington was stuck with a $17,000 bill and applauds the attorney general for holding gritty, accountable that's excellent nous. I think that's the right thing to do. Texas and gritty, also working in good faith to get money back to customers who already paid their bills.
Texas AG says retroactive power-price cut okay, passes constitutional code
"Attorney General Ken Paxton is giving the State Public Utilities Commission permission to retroactively adjust electricity prices. He published an opinion today saying that such a move would be constitutional based on the state Utilities code. Texas Senate passed a bill this week demanding the PUC redo prices after last month's winter storms and independent market monitor found that ERCOT artificially kept prices high during the storm and overbilled energy companies afterward.
Texas AG sues Austin for refusing to lift mask mandate
"Sue Travis County officials for overriding governor Abbotts order to not require mask sexes. Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Austin and Travis County officials over their decision to continue requiring mask wearing in public In a 25 page petition filed Thursday in Austin action as a state district judge to block Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Travis County Judge Andy Brown and City County Medical Director Mark S. Scott from Enforcing their mask mandate. Don Smith w B A P News as part of a multi million dollar partnership. Tarrant
Texas AG sues Austin for refusing to lift mask mandate
"Republicans in texas appear to be doing everything they can to sabotage the success of biden's roll out of the american rescue plan and the vaccine. And he's doing this. At the expense of the lives of texans both the texas ag and of course governor abbot now on wednesday texas attorney general. Ken paxton and indicted criminal by the way threatened to sue officials in austin and travis county if they did not lift local mask mandates. The announcement comes after governor. Greg abbott signed an executive order. Last week to lift the statewide mask mandate despite warnings from l. The ficials about that being incredibly stupid. The governor's executive order which took effect wednesday of this week. Also lifted capacity restrictions on the state's businesses at allowed local officials to impose mitigation strategies if hospitalizations due surge which they will but banned them from punishing residents who define mascot guidance and from limiting business capacity to less than fifty percent. Private businesses are still able to require masks on their premises but are no longer required to do so for the governor. Despite apps executive order ken paxton attorney general set in a letter wednesday that officials in the city of austin and the county that contains it stated that local orders requiring individuals to wear face masks while outside. Their homes will continue unabated. He addressed that letter to travis. County judge andy brown and austin mayor. Steve adler both of whom have said local mask. Mandates will remain in effect packs instead. The officials had until six pm wednesday to rescind any local mask. Mandates or business operating restrictions retract any related public statements and come into full compliance with the executive order quote otherwise on behalf of the state of texas. I will sue you. He said in response to paxton's letter mayor adler said he and brown would fight. Governor abbot an attorney general paxton's assault against doctors and data for as long as they possibly can
Twitter sues Texas attorney general, claiming retaliation for Trump ban
"Cbs news reports. Twitter suing texas attorney. General ken paxton in federal court following an investigation. The ag launched into twitter after band. President trump twitter alleges the ag is violating the first amendment by trying to punish the social network for exercising free speech rights over the content. It hosts
Samsung Launches 980 NVMe SSD that Combines Speed and Affordability
"Samsung announced a follow up to its nine. Seventy yvo solid state drive called the nine eighty the drive is an m v m e. m two three point drive and cost between fifty dollars for the two hundred fifty two hundred gigabyte model to one hundred and thirty dollars for the one terabyte version. This is samsung's i d ram less. Mvm e ssd it takes advantage of the host memory buffer feature in the n. m. e. specification instead which also brings the price down. Samsung says the nine hundred can achieve speeds of up to six times that of a saudi-based s. Cbs news reports. The twitter is suing texas attorney general. Ken paxton in federal court following an investigation. The attorney general launched into twitter after it banned former president trump twitter alleges the attorney general is violating the first amendment by trying to punish the social network for exercising free speech rights over the content hosts. Criollo is ten years old and in celebration. Google announced new tools coming to the platform. A feature called phone hub. Will you find an android phone from a chrome os device together with one. Click and check. Your phone's battery. Life wifi sink. Lets you automatically connect to wi fi networks that your android phone. It's nearby share. Lets you easily share. Files between chrome os in android devices without needing an internet connection. Cremona screen reader is getting improved controls and clipboard can now store up to five things apple released. Ios fourteen four dot one an important security update to address a web. Kit vulnerability update aims to prevent code execution in safari and third party browser. So go do that right away. Apple also released a preliminary update from its women's health study team at harvard chan school of public health. The study of ten thousand participants in the research found that menstrual cycle symptoms included some that are less commonly known or disgust such as gastric issues and sleep changes. This kind of data can help. Researchers better understand various health conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome infertility and menopause amazon is expanding its amazon one technology which lets customers pay inside a store by scanning their palms to identify themselves expanding to more stores in the greater seattle area. It's now available. In amazon. Forced star store in lynwood and in the coming weeks and amazon books store and bellevue. And it's forced our and pop up stores in south lake. Union amazon says twelve of its physical stores will soon feature the technology will give you a dollar if you take a picture of yourself with palm pilot trying to use it to log in at one of those games all right. Let's a little more about what's going on with the european union. Your opinion union has pledged more than one hundred fifty billion dollars to develop next-generation tech industries as part of its two trillion economic recovery package. The plan sets goal for europe to produce at least twenty percent of the world's semiconductors by value to twenty by value by twenty thirty. So got a little under ten years to double it. Last year produced ten percents. The biggest european chip companies are infineon and an x. P. which make chips for automotive and industrial customers a snl in the netherlands makes equipment used for chip-making plants taiwan in the us or leaders in the space but companies like tsmc and intel europe has had success encouraging domestic industry before with airbus gsm technology but domestic tech self reliance is becoming a trend last month. The us launched a review of supply chain disruptions with references to encourage domestic production china built chip-making self reliance into its latest five-year plan as well
Twitter sues Texas AG, claiming retaliation for Trump ban
"I'm Julie Walker Twitter has filed a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claiming the Republican used his office to retaliate against it for banning the account of former president Donald Trump following the right at the U. S. capitol days after the deadly January right Paxton announced an investigation into Twitter and four other major tech companies for what he called the seemingly coordinated deep platforming of the president Twitter responded Monday with a federal lawsuit claiming Paxton is seeking to punish it for taking trump's account offline Twitter as well as the other companies Paxton targeted including Facebook apple Google and Amazon is a private firm so the first amendment does not apply to its decisions on what material to allow on its platform unlike the government Twitter is allowed to silence people I'm Julie Walker
Texas Energy Co-Op Files For Bankruptcy After Storm, High Bill
"Last week, the state's attorney general Ken Paxton, filed suit against one energy provider and the state's oldest electric cooperative filed for bankruptcy. Texas Public Radio's Paul Flab reports after 80 years, Brazos Electric Power Co operative is asking a court to shield it from creditors because of what it calls unfathomable storm events. Brazos owes $2.1 billion in energy costs for seven day period, The price of energy shot up more than 10,000% and stayed there for four days as power outages affected 4.5 million Texas homes. Concert being passed directly to consumers by Houston based energy company Gritty. The Texas attorney general sued the company over the residential bills. State grid managers also barred gritty from working in the state for non payment. I'm Paul Slavin, San Antonio New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is
AG sues Texas utility over customers' sky-high energy bills
"The Texas Attorney General is suing electricity provider ready for passing along sky high energy bills to its customers Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says in a statement that greddy misled Texans who signed up for service resulting in people losing thousands of dollars gritty charges ten dollars a month to give people a way to pay wholesale prices for electricity instead of a fixed rate but when temperatures drop to well below freezing last month wholesale prices spiked in Grady's customers were charged sky high rates the lawsuit seeks refunds for those customers Grady says in a statement that it has always been quote transparent and customer centric at every stop I'm Mike Hampton
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Job didn't exist before or after the storm. Here's a guy running around pointing his finger at people related to a storm. Well and the other thing is you know. I spent hours even on the weekend dealing with the erc issues and talking to people all of the state. It's not like i didn't have a phone in my ipad. And i wasn't working on those issues while i was dealing with my other issues. My job is always very i. Don't just focus on one issue all the time But yeah i can tell you we spent. We spent many many many hours of it last week. Dealing with urquhot with the storm. My office is investigating a plan. That while i was in utah So like you just stop working. Because you're having other meetings in utah that's crazy with technology We can still do other issues. General paxton can you hold his hold with us for just a moment. I do want to talk about the storm and what we can expect Coming up all right. We will continue our conversation. Oh you know what. I went to break too early I'll tell you what we'll we'll go to break on time anyway. We're talking to attorney general. Ken paxton And we will by the way. Get back to your questions re related to urquhot the puc. What happened last week. The power grid. What went down. We'll talk to the attorney. General the state of texas about what his office will be doing coming up journal for the great state of texas. Ken paxton our guest. To.
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Headline in politico. Texas judge deals biden another blow on one hundred day deportation ban. Us district judge drew tipton granted a preliminary injunction that blocks the moratorium. The biden administration announced on. Its first day. The man credited with that victory attorney general the great state of texas. Ken paxton General paxton what exactly was this is this. Why should we care So this was an executive order that was issued. I think on the first day with many other executive orders. Joe biden issued on the third day of his administration we filed a lawsuit asking for an injunction temporary injunction and we were granted that temporary injunction Within a few days after that and this was a a request to have a permanent injunction which means that they can't stop enforcing federal law which we believe that the that the president can't just totally stop enforcing federal law that was passed by congress and so we were successful in getting that done so now we go to trial marathon and i should say in order to get that injunction granted we had to. We had to show the judge that we were likely to win at trial on the merits and we would suffer irreparable harm if he did. Not grant are injunction stopping the president from not enforcing federal law as it relates to deportations and immigration. So you got the victory. What does this mean with regard for the person who says look. I don't want bad guys to not be deported. I got it that biden. Wants to keep them here going to happen. So now they they. They're supposed to continue to do their job or chill should be allowed to continue to deport people and stop people from coming in same with customs and immigration. So hopefully you know. Those guys will do their jobs. And we'll continue to have a safer safer border because otherwise you've got people coming up from central america who may or may not have covered who may or may not be criminals. Who will definitely cost the state of texas a lot of money and all kinds of different ways including education healthcare law enforcement. All of that should you know should be stopped agreed. Does that mean that's.
"ken paxton" Discussed on Texas Take
"This is just stupid. it is all kind of stupid. isn't it the nba. The nba countered mark cuban's decision. They overruled him essentially and said that the national anthem per their policy at the at the nba needs to be played before every game. So they're gonna do that. And and cuban didn't take any issue with that again he said it wasn't some protests of the Of the national anthem. But here's part of why this matters remember. I said that this had something to do with the sports betting legislation which a lot of people in texas really want to see happen. Patrick says he's very skeptical of that as you heard earlier Patrick said this stunt by cuban. That's his word. The stunt is going to undermine the push for sports betting because republicans will now not want to side with sports teams. Basically on anything after this stunt you think anybody is going to consider marches. Pull the rug out from every other sports team in texas With this stunt they were there are already people saying well. Why would i sports by. These are people. Don't even make people stand for the flag. Why am i gonna do this again. Because it doesn't generate much money for texas and generate a lot of money for them so he is planning flag about that so to speak a lot going on there. Jeremy number one. He's really just dumping cold water over this whole expanded gambling Issue which we reported on a lot here as has been reported the The gambling interests are not giving up. They say that they're going to continue on with their push for expanded gambling. They're playing the long game. That's the way they put it where we can say about it. Yeah it's interesting because like a lot of states have gone to this sports betting you know almost fan duel type. You know allowing more book. Basically bookie type stuff happening tennessee. Just did this you know they were conservative state and that just kind of openness this door to everybody gone well. Let's do it everywhere. In the sports teams like particularly in the tennessee case the sports teams are you know the all the stats and the data comes straight from them to kind of cut out all the middlemen. And so you can see where places like the dallas cowboys and the dallas mavericks. You know would be involved in and patrick's right. They would make money off of this. This is a way for them to get some that revenue back for their. So here. I am agreeing with dan. Patrick a couple of fronts here and you go to sidelight but like you know. I'm kind of with them on the on the mark cuban thing it says you know what made cuban think this would be this social experiment. You wanna put in place given where we are as a nation right now..
"ken paxton" Discussed on Texas Take
"This just interesting and the sports betting guys. They say they're playing the long game here. No matter what patrick said this week. They're still going to push for it. And the casino lobbyists are still going to push for this Now the the star spangled banner has to be defended and this goes right with the sports. Betting story l. may explain how so. The lieutenant governor unveiled this week. That one of his top priorities going to be defending the star spangled banner. You know how this came about. Oh yeah mark cuban right. Yes mark cuban had made the decision that for the beginning of the nba season. And for the first I guess thirteen games the maverick's games in dallas. They did not play the star spangled banner. Now nobody noticed it for thirteen games. And then i guess for twelve games. They didn't notice it then on the thirteenth game. Somebody noticed that they didn't play it. Of course nobody noticed. Because nobody's there right the they've been playing to empty arenas because of covid nineteen Cuban told espn that they were not playing the anthem. Not a some Protests of the anthem. But he kind of wanted to do a little experiment and see whether anybody ever even really cared what he had. argued in some emails to a conservative radio. Host mark davis. He argued that people were not respecting the anthem when it was being played before nba games. He had said that when they play the anthem. Before the maverick's games people don't stand up people. Don't stop what they're doing. They don't take their hats off. They don't put their hand over their heart. A lot of people don't he said it's not some people he said most people don't even care when they're playing the national anthem so he felt that that was disrespecting the anthem to play it for people. Who don't really care about it. He also said a lot of people. Just don't even show up on time to To be there when it gets played. So what's the difference. Here's what he said Here's cuban said on espn. there's a lot of misinformation out there. i we. We're always talking to our community. I mean that's something stint since stance four and is very insistent apart and has become a you know a core part of who we are at the dallas mavericks and listening to the community. There were quite a few people that voice their their concerns really their their fears that the national anthem and did not fully represented fully represent them that their voices were not being heard. And so we've had a lot of conversations about whether or not we should play the anthem and so during the first preseason game we decided to to not play it and just see what the response was Knowing that we were going to have ongoing conversations about it we didn't make any decision to never play the national anthem. That wasn't the case at all. We did chance old the national anthem. We still had our flag flying proud and up on the wall. The american airlines center and everybody had the opportunity to address it. And and you know pray to it or salute to it or however whatever. Their feelings are And week you know as the games went by you know honestly we. We kept on talking about what we were going to do at some point But obviously it came to the head when it was reported that at one of our games That we hadn't played it. But you know the bottom line is we always discussed the fact that we probably wouldn't end up playing at one point probably went fans came back but there was never any final decision that had made that we would not play the anthem..
"ken paxton" Discussed on Texas Take
"I was told and confirm this with several sources that at that. The lieutenant governor told republican senators that if they bill would result in a revenue increase for the state he would not oppose it and he was specifically apparently in. This meeting asked whether that included things like legalized pot or casinos or sports betting And the lieutenant governor apparently just repeated his comment that he would not oppose something if it had a positive fiscal meaning that it would make more money for the state. of course. patrick listens to every word. I say he is unhappy with my reporting on this issue. Just absolutely not true. I don't know where he got his sources. I found it interesting. Chad that the dallas morning news basically their sources said that. I was the guy holding up any gambling. Bill and scott said i was ready to let it go so i think it tells you all you need to know about sources. They hear what they wanna hear. Some people say what they want to say but didn't say it in fact here's something interesting jed the reason What scott said yesterday was so absolutely wrong was because when i every year people from casinos were sports gambling the sports teams every year. They come and they lobby to to pass a bill on something and every year. I tell them the same thing which is absolutely opposite. Again of what Scott believes the sources told him I tell them. Don't talk about revenues because the sports gaining for example that they're trying to push the teams trying to push the session chad that generates by their numbers one hundred and fifty million a year. Well chad when he tell you how much that pays for about budget. That's a lot of money but it pays for about a half a day of our total year. I'm not going to dwell on it. But it's not the first time that the lieutenant governor has misrepresented my reporting and then taking issue with what he says. I said that he said okay. So our sources you follow that. Our sources indicated that patrick had said two republican senators in private That he would not oppose bills with positive. Fiscal notes are basically meaning. He would be neutral on it if there was a proposal. That said that sports betting or casinos or basically or anything would make money for the state without having to raise taxes on texans then he would not oppose it right and this is not an insignificant difference What he told hasty was and he told. Mark davis later is that i had reported that he'd be all for it that he would support it. Which is different right now. Here's a key nuance. If the lieutenant governor is not opposed to something it can become the law in texas. He doesn't have to be for it right. Casinos can be built or not based on whether the lieutenant governor is neutral on something in the same interview with hasty. He said that if there were a certain number of senators if there was sufficient support in the senate for it. Then it'd be something that you would take a look at so he's still even in this interview German not taking it completely off the table. Now he talked and we'll see where that goes. I'm going to dwell on of that..
"ken paxton" Discussed on Texas Take
"On january six. You participate in the rally at latte of leave before the right. I was there. Yes i was there for a short speech that that was conducive to resolving things. Civilly as i am a grab a little following. Your lawsuit yeah. I'm a total believer. Our loss was done. But i'm a believer in free speech rights and the first amendment. I have no problem with people expressing their views even if they're different than mine but when the riot began. Did you have the opportunity to ask your based maybe stand down. I did my speech. Angela left after the speeches and we went and had lunch and people did what they did as it relates to the budget we their own state business or on campaign expensive. Did you spend one dollar state monies to be there. Your security transferred. I didn't spend money personnel security with me often. But i was there to also talk about 'em far. I wanted to make sure that that issue got resolved before. I left as we didn't have any more time so i had a state purpose But i didn't spend any purpose at rally no the next day. I had meetings at the white house to deal with them for to see if i could get that resolved before they. We ran out of time. That was That's how i spent most of my time. Paxton saying that. He had some government business while he was there in washington Germany that would make the short answer to whip myers a question. Yes they did spend tax dollars to take that trip right because they were there on state business as well now. I expect that kind of clash. He also talked with senator royce west. Houston dallas another democrat. Who really got into the weeds of the lawsuit to try to overturn election results in other states. And that's the kind of thing that i thought would happen. That's the kind of sparks. I expect to fly. Here's what i didn't expect. The republican chair of the finance committee. Jane nelson who as you know is a former schoolteacher. Yep that's she listen to the way she's talking to paxton if you had been a student and your teacher was speaking this way you would know you were in trouble. She raise the question about these raises. Two employees of paxton's that were just given out and the legislature was completely cut out of that process. It is of great concern to me. Senator paxton you know that. I'm not placed we. This committee has always considered significant pay raises for from agencies as a part of the budget process. We are very Judicious in for all agencies in money's been tight lightly and some are granted some art but we have an appropriations process for a reason and if every agency did what yours did general paxton. We wouldn't have a budget. We wouldn't even need a budget and it does not please me what that you know. We had a forty million dollar expenditure for raises. That lbj didn't approve. This legislature didn't approve. Nobody approved and it made me very very unhappy. Senator and so now you know..
"ken paxton" Discussed on Texas Take
"Jeremy hello sir. Oh very sad day for sure but it is yeah. Let me get to that in. Just a minute. said day were houston For sure but i wanna start with something a little different and i say a little different. Because i don't remember. Ken paxton general since he has been embroiled in one scandal after another Having to stand an answer a lot of questions about different scandals he's been involved in different issues has been involved in. But you know how to get attention. Jeremy threaten his budget apparently is so he appeared in front of the texas senate finance committee this week and actually had somebody asked me this question. They said did they have to subpoena him or what. How did they get him down there. And i think the person who asked that was just sort of you know somebody who's a casual observer of all this and they assume that because he's got so many legal issues he would have to be subpoenaed to be answering questions in front of a panel of lawmakers. but no that's not it at all The way to get the attention of someone who is the head of a state agency which he has he has about four thousand employees or so something like that the way to get their attention is to cut their budget. Bright which you had reported use cooped everybody on this The republican led legislature the texas senate in their base budget. They were cutting his budget requests. Significantly right yeah. Yeah they were clearly trying to send him a quiet message. You know this wasn't supposed to be played out publicly. You can tell because this was buried in the budget. I literally went page by page for the texas budget and saw this and said something's wrong here. What's going on here because you look at it. And they're cutting one hundred fifty five employees out of his budget which would knock him down to the lows number employees since he's been in office and like okay. That is not just a simple thing. This is gonna be like a real fight. A real question and i wondered how much publicly they would let this sink. Play out and it played out just in dramatic fashion now. I expected democrats to ask some pointed questions. Paxton filed suit against other states to try to overturn the election results. That was very controversial. He was also at that rally on january. Six washington right before the insurrection Senator john whitmire. Who's the dean of texas senate a democrat from houston asked about paxton being at that rally and whether any taxpayer dollars were spent to make that trip jopacks a you. Just open the door. As to one of the reasons you filed your federal lawsuit challenging pennsylvania. Another's was that our forefathers wanted to be done civilly so he provided the opportunity for you to file a lawsuit.
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"I'm with you myself. Can i have to ask you this question. Cnn editorial came out. Ken paxton is a law man being chased by the law and when he filed the us supreme court lawsuit. On behalf of estate he became a rank hick hypocrite Being faced with charges indicted on securities fraud accused by top aides of bribery blah blah blah. They say that this is just nothing this is a laughable suit. And you're only doing it because you don't want people to talk about the other. Look for six years. In fighting for what i thought was right. Whether it was in state's rights finding the obama administration fighting for You know life fighting for religious liberty the constitution the first amendment. I'm not gonna stop just because people Have have have have assaulted me. It's just not gonna stop. I'm here to do what i think is right and i'm not going to let the left no matter what they accuse me of no matter what they want to do to me. I'm here to do my job. And i'll do it for the last day. I'm here. have you talked to other states or what is the. What can the audience due to get their state on board. Who should they call. They call their attorney. General's attorney general of every state is decide whether they want to sign onto this and so Yeah i'd encourage people. They want their they want their state in. They need to call the attorney general of their state and say hey sign onto this. This is what i want is a citizen voter. you know. Most of these attorney generals in what forty four states i think are elected so There's very good chance they would care what their voters thought. Wow okay thank you very much. I appreciate it. God bless that's all right the the to me. The incredible thing is the press is saying that all these states have already signed on so you kind of relax. Call your attorney general. None of them have when you look a little bit deeper. They want to join but they have not joined yet. So maybe they need. Just a little nudge. Call your attorney. General make this. You make this thing you do today call everyone you know and call your attorney general and tell them to sign on to the texas lawsuit For for the election. They'll know the attorney general's office but flood them with calls emails tweets facebook put it everywhere. So they know you're standing up and you want them to join and you know we might just call a few governors are self today or fewer attorney general's on the air and just shame them into it Because it it they need to hear from you. Call your attorney general in your state and tell them to sign on with texas lawsuit. This i think is your last chance for any kind of justice to be done. All right let me break for a minute here. Tell you about our sponsor. Domo maha stakes. Is there anything better than anyone can. Get you path in omaha steaks. No i mean no singing momma cow and bull because you can make your own but i see i have not rather have i have a momma cow and and bulls and. I can't make him as good as as omaha steaks. I don't know they tell me. It's the aging. Because i asked them this on the phone. I said okay look. I'm not a ranch. How do i get my stakes that tender. It's all it's all in the aging bull crap. It's all in the aging. They have top sirloin steaks. That are almost as tender as fillet. They call this amazing. They call their fillets. This is the actual term. Spoonful is that you can come with a spoon. I believe that he is so good. It's really unbelievable. right now. You can get the deluxe griller assortment. Plus four free burgers and free digital meat thermometer at an exclusive price. It's omaha steaks. Enter the promo code beck into the search bar. You're going to get all kinds of meat steaks fillets. They're just they're the best. They are the there omaha steaks omaha steaks dot com. Go to omaha steaks dot com type in the code beck in the search bar. And that way you'll be able to shop the gourmet the gourmet grill packs. And you'll get the discounts and everything else so make sure you go to omaha. Steaks dot com type in the promo.
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"Is you know potential again. It was it was a strategy. This was a national strategy by the democratic party. And think about it. This is a very bad battleground states that he had to win. This happened in i. I'm with you myself ken. I have to ask you this question. Cnn editorial came out. Ken paxton is a law man being chased by the law and when he filed this. Us supreme court lawsuit on behalf of his state. He became a rank kick. Hypocrite being faced with charges indicted on securities. Fraud accused by top aides bribery bla-bla-bla. They say that this is just nothing this is a laughable suit. And you're only doing it because you don't want people to talk about the other. Look for six years. I've been fighting. For what i thought was right whether it in state's rights finding the obama administration fighting for you know life fighting for religious liberty the constitution the first amendment. I'm not gonna stop just because people Have have have have taught me. It's just not gonna stop. I'm here to do what i think is right and i'm not going to let the left no matter what they accuse me of no matter what they want to do. I'm here to do my job. And i'll do it to the last day i'm here. Have you talked to other states. Or what is the. What can the audience due to get their state on board. Who should they call. They call their attorney. General's attorney general of every state gets decide whether they want sign onto this and so Yeah i'd encourage people. If they want their they want their state in they need to call the attorney general of their state and say hey sign onto this. This is what i want is a citizen voter. And most of these attorney generals in what forty four states i think are elected so There's very good chance. They would care with their voters. Thought wow okay thank you very much. I appreciate it. God bless that's only right the the to me. The incredible thing is the press is saying that all these states have already signed on so you have relax call your attorney general because none of them when you look a little bit deeper They want to join but they have not joined yet. So maybe they need. Just a little nudge. Call your attorney. General make this. Make this the thing you do today. Call everyone you know and call your attorney general and tell them to sign on to the texas lawsuit for For the election. They'll know the attorney general's office but flood them with calls. Emails tweets facebook. Put it everywhere. So they know you're standing up and you want them to join and you know might just call a few governors ourself today or feud attorney general's on the air just shame into it Because it it.
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"HELLO AMERICA GETS FOR RIDAY WE'RE GLAD you're here. Oh, man I don't know what happened other than Donald Trump is screwing with the election. They found they found nine ballots. at least seven of them for for Donald Trump we think the other three were maybe for Biden or somebody else but we're not sure we still have them down in. Florida. Being checked to see the pressure. Of the Pencil to make sure that Chad if that's really what they intended to vote for. So we're not we're not sure yet. So they were found in a ditch. and. We all know why this is Donald Trump screwing with the election and having the. Post. Office. Workers dump his ballots and did. So it's an interesting strategy from Brazil working this. Still working this one out on how he's thrown the election. This is really really bad because it's not nine how many more are already gone. How many more are gone? All over the country, you've got to vote in person. You have to vote in person or deliver it. To the who is it? The board of election I don't even trust the board of Elections I. I trust. I don't know who I trust. Ken Paxton is our attorney general here in Texas Texas and yesterday. Looks like he found a scheme and is putting the cups on a few people. That had a mailing ballots scheme what a surprise in the democratic. Party here in the Great State of Texas welcome to Attorney General Ken Paxton. How are you? Sir? I'm doing well I guess you have not heard the narrative we don't have mail in ballot fraud going. Well I was going to ask you beside the one hundred and thirty four felony charges. What else do you have? Well I. Mean You know it's interesting this this narrative that there's no voter fraud snow mail-in ballot fraud. Is largely I think pushed because there hasn't been a lot of focus on it. There hasn't most states don't have a lot of resources or any resources behind it don't have any. We only have when I started. We had one prosecutor a few investigators. I asked the legislature to triple that we've three. And we were does people are busy all the time and sixty six percent of the cases that we've done I think in the last ten years. Have Been. Mailing ballot prod. Okay. Well, that's something you know like the violence at these at these beautiful peaceful rallies that's just not happening So, tell me about tell me about this ring who was involved in what were they doing? It was it was definitely appear to benefit the county commissure. game, Sheen, and Brown. He ended up winning by five. Os. The precinct that he is in I think we covered about twenty percent of the population, but it had fifty percent of the mail in ballot those and if you look across the county, there were only twelve. Disability check boxes for people who are voting with Malin belts whereas in his precinct there were three, hundred, seventy, six, I think. So the numbers were definitely not proportional they were way outside for his his his precinct and he up winning by five votes. So. What happens first of all? How did you find out about it? How did you nail them and who was involved? So we had a lot of help from the Gregg County Sheriff Your Tub and We also my Austin desiccated but we also. Get that information from the the election people that they they discovered the inequities. which in some counties you know it's difficult for us to get that because the elections people are not take note of things like that because they may or may like the result. So can you are as concerned as I am about this these felony charges. You can face six months in jail to ninety nine years in prison as kind of a big spread. What do you have to do to get ninety nine years in prison? You know it's it's it's always up to It's always up to the court system to determine that jury trial by jury, and so they ended up making these decisions based on how how bad they think that the crime was. So I had cases where we've tried to negotiate. We had a woman who had voted in like five county non-citizen. We asked we actually tried to negotiate a two year sentence for her and she refused it and the jury ended up giving your eight years. Well, it's Texas. I don't know if that's going to happen elsewhere. So what two people do this election I mean I am? I have to tell you can I have no problem I mean I do but I will accept a fair and honest vote. If it goes the other way I won't like it. I don't know how we survive, but I will accept it and I think most people on both sides of the aisle will do the same but there I mean, how does the post office in Pennsylvania just lose trump votes in a ditch in September? That's a really good question. I was actually with the president yesterday and he was asking the same question he said, how do they lose my? Both in the you know in the trash on the side of the road. And he's I know he is extremely concerned about he's. The Mail in ballots I, think he said he's interesting eighty million mail in ballots. That's that's a lot of. Fraud I can tell you that scary. So. What does the average person do? How can we volunteer? How can we over? What do we do? I think one of the things I mean th, the mainland ballot is really a challenge because it it's impossible to watch at least when people are voting in person you can have people at the pulsipher watching people though just sort of watching the process happened and ensuring that people are doing what they're supposed to do, and it's pretty simple. Right? You show a photo ID that's you get to vote and if you're on the registered to vote. So. But with the mail in ballot, we don't know who those are coming from and the people count him. Don't know it either and so it's very difficult. With, that kind of process and with with our state at least it's limited. You know there's only certain categories that people that can do people over sixty five people that are you know disable but even there, there's room for fraud imagine states that have universal mail and out I do not think you can protect against significant voter fraud if you have universal mail in ballots..
"ken paxton" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"Four felony charges. What else do you have? Well, I mean you know it's interesting this this narrative that there's no. Snow. Mayland. But ballot-fraud. Is largely I think push because there hasn't been a lot of focus on it. There hasn't most states don't have a lot of resources or any resources behind it don't have any. We only have when I started. We had one prosecutor and a few investigators I asked the legislature to triple that three. And we were just people are busy all the time and sixty six percent of the cases that we've done I. Think in the last ten years have been mailing ballot-fraud. Okay well, that's something you know like the violence at these. At these beautiful peaceful rallies that's just not happening. So, tell me about tell me about this ring who was involved in what were they doing? Well it was. It was definitely a appear to benefit the the county commissioner Game Shannon Brown. He ended up winning by five votes. The precinct that he is in I think we covered about twenty percent of the population, but it had fifty percent of the mail in ballot. And if you look across the county, there are only twelve. Disability check boxes for people who are running with Mellon whereas in his precinct there were three, hundred, seventy, six, I think. So the numbers were definitely not proportional They were way outside for his his his precinct and he winning by five votes. So. What happens first of all? How did you find out about it? How did you nail them and who was involved? So. We had a lot of help from the Gregg County Sheriff Sheriff Tub, and We also my office investigated but we also. Get that information from the elections people that think they, they discovered the inequities which in some counties you know it's difficult for us to get that because the elections people are not take note of things like that because they may or may not like the result. So can you are as concerned as I am about this these felony charges. you can face six months in jail to ninety nine years in prison as kind of a big spread. What do you have to do to get ninety nine years in prison? You know it's always up to It's always up to the court systems that determine that jury trial by jury, and so they ended up making these decisions based on how how bad they think that the crime was. So I I've had cases where we've tried to negotiate. We had a woman who had voted in like five counties non-citizen we asked. Tried into go shoot a two year sentence for her and she refused it and the jury ended up giving eight years. Well it's Texas. I don't know if gonNA, happen elsewhere. So what do people do this election I mean I am I have to tell you can I have no problem I mean I do but I will accept a fair and honest vote if it goes the other way, I won't like it I. Don't know how we survive but I accept it and I think most people on both sides of the aisle will do the same but there, I, mean, how does the post office in Pennsylvania just lose trump votes in a ditch in September? That's a really good question. I was actually with the president yesterday and he was asking the same question. He said, how do they lose out my how of my both end up? In the trash on the side of the road. and. He's I know he is extremely concerned about he's The male I think he said he's anticipating eighty million mail in ballots. That's that's a lot of openness for fraud I can tell you that scary. So what does the average person? Who How can we volunteer? How can we over? What do we do? I think one of the things I mean the mainland ballot thing is really a challenge because it's impossible to watch at least when people are voting in person, you can have people at the pulse sight watching people that just sort of watching the process happened and ensuring that people are doing what they're supposed to do, and it's pretty simple. Right? You shop with the photo ID that that's you you get to vote and if you're be registered to vote. So but it with mail male ballot we don't know who those are coming from and the people county him don't know it either and so it's very difficult. With that kind of process in with with our state at least it's limited. You know there's only certain categories of people that can do it people over sixty five. You know disabled. But even there there's room for fraud imagine states that have universal mail about I do not think you can protect. Against significant voter fraud if you have universal mail in ballots. Did the guy was his name that one this the commissioner seat. Or the Shannon Brown Shannon Brown. Is He's he's he's he's not serving right? I mean he's going to serve in a different way. Well as you have to prove, you have to prove this you're still presumed innocent until. Until the jury convicts him cry. So at this point, he continues to serve. and we'll conserve until we prove the case and Suri says, yeah you you you. You prove your case at this guy committed fraud. So yeah, he's presumed innocent anybody else that gets indicted. How how how was the? How did the scheme were cut? They do it where they get the ballots they do it. I think that these things just get mailed out and sometimes they just go round and grab him out of mailboxes and him out and that's usually the way it's done and there's sometimes we were pretty certain that the elections people let their operatives know that they're going out and they just they know the date, they know the locations and make grab him and tell him out and. I. Knows. Ken thank you so much by the way. Let me ask you I. Don't know if you have the answer why did the governor increase the time of voting before the election we went from like twelve days to seventeen or something like that? Why did we do that? Actually do know the answer. So one of the arguments that we've been making we've been sued so many times election issues we've been sued I think twelve fifteen times. I have more election cases that I've ever had in my life. Probably ever happened in the state's history. They're trying to affect our elections. So we have three different mail in invalid cases. One was in Travis. County. We already one that tech spring force. We have one at the circuit. So and by the way just know they have to win one time and they they're an opens it up for cheating we have to win every case or we'd lose. So we have another one in the fifth circuit that the constitutional challenge saying that it's unconstitutional to only let people over sixty five. We then we have another one in Harris County where the county clerk. Disaccord is trying to mail out over two point, seven million dollars to everybody not not upon request just mail him out. So one of the arguments that we have made is hey, the governor. has has already accommodated these people. And accommodate the whole covert issue by allowing for more hours and longer early voting and I think that much safer way to handle it as. Much there because we don't have any proof that really that that. Early hurts actually I think it actually helps us get more people out and it tends to be good for Republican. So I don't think that's really the problem. The real problem is mainland ballots and I and I I find it frustrating that we have lawsuits somebody even the the the state party going after something that really doesn't change the game and really money our case that, hey, we've already accommodated don't do mail in ballots. Funding all these lawsuits because it's not just Texas this happening all over the country. I mean, my speculation is George Soros. There's a law firm. There's a law firm that's involved in many of these cases not just male and they have. All kinds of issues how many poll workers we have how how, how many ballots order Putting you know the Republic Republicans ahead of the Democrats to. Vote. We've done since the beginning of time whoever's in power gets go I mean just name it. We're we're defending. Can it was? It was said you brought up. And Fox News just about wet their pants when the when the name George Soros went on the Air I know this to be true you and I have talked about it that George Soros has pumped all kinds of money into district attorney's and even into some offices of Terni generals try in in different ways trying to affect even the Attorney General's Office They say that there's no proof of that. Can You? Prove like I this guy is so he's so good at hiding how he does it. But like for instance, Evan here's here's here's the folks he wants to put in. DA's won't prosecute crime, but they will go after Republicans that's the idea get get people in there and so I'll give you two sample bear county had a had a really good Democratic da can make all the hood. Who I worked with very well on human traffic and all kinds of issues. Well, source didn't like him because he was prosecuting people he was doing his job. Same thing just happened in Travis County Margaret more excellent a doing her job not partisan just doing her job and but she was prosecuted people. So that was a problem. So they sent in another da who supposedly is going to not prosecute people but. You know we'll go after Republican leaders. A drop of a hat. So that's the strategy make. Criminalize. Politics and and weaponize the DA's to destroy anybody that that they don't like and not prosecute real crime. It's an incredible time to live and I'm glad you're our attorney general. Thank you very much. Appreciate it. Thanks Glenn have a great day. You Bet Ken Paxton Attorney General and the State of Texas, and if you have a good attorney general I'm telling you the things you must vote for you must know who your attorney general is. You've gotTa make sure they are strict constitutionalist and sheriff's. Yet. To do everything you can if you have a good sheriff, support them if they're up for re election, support them do all. You can sheriffs are going to be the last line of Defense as we.
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"Attorney General Ken Paxton rules local health authorities may not issue sweeping orders closing schools for the sole purpose of preventing future Cove in 19 infections. In a statement, the attorney general says, while local health authorities may possess some authority to close schools in limited circumstances They may not issue blanket orders, closing all schools on a purely preventive basis. That decision rightfully remains with school system leaders. Governor Greg Abbott, waving the great requirement for the star test for students in the fifth and eighth grades. The state wave the start test in the previous school year because of school closures resulting from the pandemic test is used to evaluate both students and teachers. Attorney General Bill Bar is defending the Justice Department's response to the riots. House Judiciary Committee chair in Jerry Nadler accuses theater knee general of sending in federal law enforcement. The city's like Portland, Oregon, to create conflict in hopes of giving President Trump a campaign boost. Now you're projecting fear and violence. Nationwide. In pursuit of obvious political objectives. Shame on you, Mr Bar Attorney General William Bar counters. Demonstrations have been hijacked by rioters who are threatening federal courts. People march to the court try to gain entrance and have set fires. Thrown things used explosives. Bar says officers are not looking for trouble on Capitol Hill. Jared Hound for Fox News, a large pharmaceutical company accuses the president of targeting that industry, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer tweeting that President Trump's executive orders on drug pricing would cause what he called enormous destruction at a time when the industry should be entirely focused on Cove, it 19 Visors CEO threatening that the company Would consider job reductions if the executive orders go through the tweet in response to a treat from the president, in which he writes that Big Pharma is taking TV ads to say I am raising drug prices ad is a lie. Meanwhile, a plan White House meeting with pharmaceutical executives that President Trump said would occur today is now off. In Washington. John Decker Fox News, Katie Rates News Time is 12 04 on Wall Street. Down Morning The Dow is down 92 to 26,000 for 92 S and P is down just 32 32 37. The NASDAQ is down 34 to 10,503. And the future contract for oil at 41 01 Now Max gains at S T. A wealth management takes a look at your money. Things were looking a bit brighter for the U. S.
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"Attorney General Ken Paxton is among a bipartisan group of state attorneys general launching a multi state investigation into the business practices of Google Paxton says Google dominates all aspects of advertising and searching on the internet even though there's maybe not a direct cost the searching on the internet if advertising costs are higher who is a pain that the advertisers pay that's all passed on to consumers ultimately our consumers are harmed the group in says this is not a lawsuit but an investigation to determine the facts and look into Google's potential monopolistic behavior electricity reliability council of Texas we all know home is our kat is not only worried about having enough power during the summer with this extreme hate but the upcoming cold can cause issues as well caught spokeswoman Leslie sop co told Katie our age they've been testing to see if the group can handle the demand all of the scenarios that we studied for the upcoming fall and winter seasons we determined there should be sufficient generation to meet the demands. all of the time winter peak demand record was set on January seventeenth of last year between seven and eight eight AM the FBI is offering a fifteen thousand dollar reward in connection with a pair of armored car robberies in the Houston area agents say two men held up a Louis Currier on August thirteenth outside a chase bank impair land to then a second career August twenty seventh in Rome bowl both men are black about six feet one they fled in a brown sedan possibly some Republican sadness out of Alaska Serra Palance husband appears to be seeking a divorce from his wife of thirty one years paperwork believed to be from Todd Pailin us sided incompatibility of temperament in seeking to end his marriage to the two thousand eight Republican vice presidential nominee the filing Friday was in the anchorage Superior Court it only identified the company the couple as their initials the Palance were married in nineteen eighty eight news time midnight of three San Antonio city council is being sued over its chick fillet ban earlier this year the council ban the popular restaurant chain from being built in the San Antonio airport for its stance on LGBT issues now the president of Texas values Jonathan signs who supports the lawsuit said that in a statement this is just one of many lawsuits that they expect to see in the upcoming months for attacking the Christian values the restaurant represents for illegally banning chick fillet from the airport and in sports in a real heart stopping last three seconds of the game Texans lost to New Orleans Saints twenty eight to thirty and the Astros still a little bit better yeah they Robert Ford is to use bars were really enjoyed calling the game. final score was fifteen the absolutely nothing so many bats in just one game they'll play again.
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"Ken Paxton on Fox News. Interesting. Interesting position that he's had talking a little bit about the migrant caravan. And what the president has said, you know, there've been troops deployed to the border. There had been all kinds of reports of people from all different kinds of communities. There's an LGBT community. There's like eighty or ten eighty or one hundred members of the gay community from Honduras and El Salvadoran, they say they're being victimized. They've been physically assaulted. Here's Ken Paxton, Fox News last night. Talking about what the president had to say about this approaching caravans, this cut number six audio and video from Fox News and gravy. Would be overwhelmed, but I talked to the president before the election. He assured us the governor the Lieutenant governor are senators that he was not going to let these people cross in that they would be stopped before they crossed the border. Obviously. If if if that happens if they do come across it creates an incentive for other people to do the very same thing. So I feel assured that that will not happen. It won't happen. And apparently, you know, again, what's happening now is not being very well covered at all. And we've still got a problem of of hundreds maybe thousands of people who are insistent upon marching across the border. Don't you find it? Unbelievably peculiar. Odd weird that this is not being covered. And of course, the media is blaming us. Well, what about wh when the attorney general of Texas can Paxton says we've been assured that by the president that this this caravan will be stopped. Guess what? I don't know that Americans are to really reassured right now. I I've got great faith in this president and his promise to stop this caravan from crossing the border, but this story can I go away. This story has to be addressed. And we we gotta be all over it. Let's dive into it. Our number's one eight hundred six five five Mike, we got a lot to cover and incidentally last night. I witnessed a brawl in in Manhattan that I have to I have to congratulate myself I feel a little bit like Martin Scorsese because I captured three people brawling in the streets of New York, and it is an epic fight and. As one of the people watching said, it's not really a party until the wig comes pulled off. The wig gets pulled off a bright orange wig at that. It's it's quite quite the site. And what's fascinating about the brawl that I witnessed last night is that that I've recorded on my phone that I'm gonna play for you on the stream here in a minute. So you gotta be by well about fifteen minutes. Fifteen to twenty minutes is the nature of the human condition. The nature of humans the way we react to things called nine one one. When I I witnessed it. But and the police did show up two or three minutes into the fight. But nobody really does anything people standing around and watch or like me, and I felt a little guilty. So want to kind of dive into the sort of human condition, and the way we respond to things in two thousand eighteen America. We got a lot to cover. But can we spend a couple of minutes on this caravan? Can you give me theory about why this is not a big popica- anymore, the midterm elections came and went, and then all of a sudden, no one's talking about it. Again. I'm cynical of the mainstream media making fun of Republicans for not bringing it up. I'm not going to not bring it up. We're gonna talk about it today. But it is peculiar to me. As to why this is not being covered. Let's dive into this, please give me.
"ken paxton" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"Has had those were chiming in are among those who have the most to lose when it comes to illegal immigration across that southern border i'm talking about people living in states along that border particularly texas where the attorney general is a man by the name of ken paxton ken paxton in a news interview recently said thank god for donald trump he's done more on this issue than any president he can think of as and talking about it since his campaign and what's so great about this at least during the first two years of his administration he's done more for border security and immigration reform than any president that i've ever seen so we know we track statistics on crime in in in texas as it relates to illegal so we know we have a significant problem we've had over six six hundred thousand crimes committed by illegal in the last five to six years we've had twelve hundred homicides we know that we have drugs coming across the board i've talked to border security i've talked to police agencies in our state is a significant problem that we need to address a significant problem that we need to address as paxton the attorney general for the state of texas saying they're overwhelmed by this problem and they're not they're not making light of it anymore and there's certainly not ignoring of the spotlight when they get the opportunity to talk about the problems it's creating did you hear the numbers that can paxton recited just for texas and these kinds of problems are occurring all across the country on this subject that is dominating the news cycle although there are a lot of people who don't want to talk about it because not only is the border issue something that we have to deal with we have to deal with the border issue also illegal immigration also as relates to sanctuary states and or cities christian nilsson is with the department of homeland security she recently gave an interview in which he talked about the consequences of ignoring illegal immigration particularly for law enforcement sanctuary cities that concept began at many many years ago to protect illegal aliens who were victims of crime and that's how the.