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Fresh "Texas" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Says the ruling opens the door for other drivers to challenge their tickets. So the go out to where they say I create a violation and take a picture of the speed limit sign. If I see that it's obscured in some way, whether it's at the proper height, whatever that is. I'm going to go to the DMV, and I'm going to say, no, I didn't have to comply with this, even though I was plainly speeding. The award can stain double you TLP news. Virginia and 35 other states have reached a settlement with CarMax over the disclosure of safety recalls. The settlement will require will require CarMax to disclose unrepaired recalls related to the safety of its used vehicles to consumers before vehicles are purchased. Virginia is expected to get more than $25,000 as part of this settlement, the settlement stems from an investigation opened because of concerns that consumers were not aware of potentially serious safety recalls in used vehicles. It's 9 25. Money news at 25 and 55, Jeff Clarke. The Dow lost 195 points Thursday, but the NASDAQ gained 14, treasury yields are falling. The average yield on a ten year bond is now 3.5%. That's good for some borrowing costs. The D.C. metros unemployment rate rose from 3.1% in September to 3.3% in October. The 64,000 acre Texas ranch of the late T Boone pickens has sold for an estimated $170 million. Pickens died in 2019. Jeff claypool, WTO news. And right now, Tokyo stocks down almost 2%. Up ahead here on WTO after traffic and weather, a key vote related to the threat of that nationwide railroad workers strike. It's 9 26. Today's warfighter advantage. Depends on modern zero trust identity, octa for U.S. Military,
James O'Keefe: Exposing Government's Involvement in Child Trafficking
"Tell us about your latest story. Traffickers exploit illegal child labor with social security fraud, minor forced to leave school and work ten hour shifts paying back cartel debt. So James, take your time. This is a very confusing story if we go through it too quickly in my opinion. So the floor is yours, walk us through it. This is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whistleblower, a current federal employee who came to us Terra is her name, Tara rotis. She works for something called the council on inspectors general on integrity and efficiency and she brought us documents, Charlie, from Texas, these are addresses of a sponsorship program. This is a program where the federal government gets sponsors to take unaccompanied children from Mexico, Guatemala, and put them in addresses. And she says that the government knew these children were being trafficked and she brought it to the attention of one of her colleagues there at Health and Human Services in the federal government. And she was told by this government official that the car we don't get sued by the cartels, so there's nothing that we can do about this. So this boost of all came to project veritas very brave woman blew the whistle on the whole program, children being trafficked, we are undercover journalists went to these addresses in Texas, interviewed the people at the addresses and these young girls admitted to us there being pimped out by their sponsors. So children are being trafficked, exploited, raped, all and the government knows about it. And this brave woman wrote came out, she was brave, she came to project veritas and told us the whole story.
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Sound ON
"And at Bloomberg quick tape. This is a Bloomberg business flash. From Bloomberg world, headquarters I'm Charlie pellet a federal appeals court whose ordered an end to the special master review of record sees from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home a ruling that could soon free the Justice Department to resume using the documents in its criminal investigation. The decision from the 11th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals marks the latest setback for the former president in a months long legal fight that government attorneys say has stymied their probe. Stocks move lower today the S&P was little changed but down three points after yesterday's surge down one tenth of 1%, the Dow down 194 points down 6 tenths of 1% as stack higher by 14 points mixed Thursday NASDAQ up one tenth of 1%. A lot of instability for the S&P near a key technical level as traders await tomorrow mornings all important jobs report. Ten year yield 3.54% the two year 4.27% spot gold 1803 the ounce, West Texas enemy crewed up 8 tenths of 1%, 81 22 a barrel again, the jobs number breaks 8 30 a.m. Wall Street time, complete coverage, and analysis right here on Bloomberg as you would have come to expect over the years. I'm Charlie palette, that is a Bloomberg business flash. You're listening to Bloomberg sound on with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg radio. It's turned into quite a day for the former president as a federal appeals court. This just breaking in the last couple of minutes ordering an end to the special master review, the records from Mar-a-Lago, the top secret records. Which could soon free the Justice Department to resume using the documents in his criminal investigation and may well usher in an indictment. That's not the only thing that's happened in Trump world today. As earlier, the Treasury Department turned over the tax returns. Couldn't believe it. Treasury Department turning over 6 years of Trump's tax returns to the ways and means committee remember the Supreme Court cleared the way for their release. Just recently, treasury complied, so it's not Donald Trump with that in the mail, or his accountant. Now the treasury sent
Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments on Biden's student loan plan, closing in on a resolution
"The Supreme Court will rule on President Biden's student loan cancellation plan. It means the debt forgiveness program is on hold. For now, with a final answer by early summer, about two months before the newly extended pause on loan repayments is set to expire. The plan promises $10,000 in federal student debt forgiveness to people with incomes of less than $125,000. Pell grant recipients, who typically need more financial aid, are eligible for an additional $10,000 in relief. A federal judge in Texas struck down the plan, the case before the Supreme Court is a lawsuit filed by 6 states. Missouri's attorney general says the Biden plan would saddle Americans who didn't take out loans are already paid theirs off with even more economic
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Sound ON
"Strategists. It's all on the way after we update the markets. That goes to Charlie pellet, Charlie. I thank you very much, Joe Matthew. It was a down day for the S&P little change ahead of the jobs report tomorrow morning. The Dow down 194 dropped there of 6 tenths of 1% the S&P down three points again little change there down less than one tenth of 1% NASDAQ managed to hold onto a gain of 14 points today up by one tenth to 1%. Ten year yield 3.50% with a two year yielding 4.22%, spot gold 1769 the ounce down 1.2%, Bitcoin today, little change right now 16,929 West Texas intermediate crude up 8 tenths of 1%, 81 22 a barrel. You're going to be talking about railroads, railroad stocks for the most part, lower today Joe. We had Union Pacific down 7 tenths of 1%, CSX corp down less than one tenth of 1%, Norfolk Southern today down by one tenth of 1%, and that Joe Matthew is
Caller: Putting Tractor Supply on Blast for Sponsoring Drag Event
"Days ago, we told you about this bizarre story out of Waco Texas, where Tractor Supply was sponsoring a drag show event. And people were just like, wait, what? What's going on down there at the farm? Well, it's more than country boys and girls get down on the farm. I'll tell you that much. Well, let's go to Sean and North Carolina. And Sean, I understand you actually called tractor supplied. Yes, and thanks for taking my call. I called him yesterday and I asked him what the business was with that. And then the girl was kind of playing, I think, boy was me because she was like, well, it was supposed to be a hiring event. And we had no idea to promote her didn't want us of all this stuff that was going to happen. And we kind of got caught up in it. But I turn around, I told I said, listen, I said, I spend a lot of money in your store. I said, I really don't appreciate your sponsor and stuff like that because it's immoral. I don't believe in it. I'm cash. And I said, you know, I said, I said, I don't want to sound judgmental. Except that this finding all the places you can donate your time and your money to and set it at nonsense. I said, it's just to me, it's completely wrong. So as of last night, I paid off my credit card and I'm probably going to throw it in the garbage. So I'm done. Well,
An Incentive to Support Our Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Campaign
"Got the biggest smile on my face today. I got an email from illyana in west ligo Texas. She said it's become a family tradition of ours to watch the thermometer on your prison fellowship, angel tree campaign go up, up, up, we love listening to how you worry about hitting your big goal, you always hit the goal with the love and support of your listeners. You know we've got now 2037 kids sponsored to send Christmas presents and bibles and messages from their incarcerated parents. In just a few days, we've raised over $50,000. It's so fun to watch this and to hear from illyana and the Rio Grande valley like that. Say that it's become a Christmas tradition because you can see the progress when you go to the site. When you go to Mike online dot com and click on that angel tree banner at the top of the page. Again, the ask is simple. $50 will bless two children. You'll be able to send a Christmas gift that the child believes is coming from their parent who is in prison. They'll also get a Bible and a personalized message from their dad or their mom to these children on Christmas. $25 a child, I had a number of people donated a thousand this week. We're going to call them to thank them personally for their donation. Whatever you can afford, and I got a trip that I might be putting together to see a Broadway hit, great seats for a show that you can't get tickets for. I mean, 'cause the star of this particular show, I'm not even supposed to say what it is yet, because we haven't finalized the details. It's going to come together quickly if we do it. Because I got the tickets. Tickets are for next Wednesday night.
Immigration Policy Falls on Supreme Court's Shoulders
"Cut from special report last night, there's an argument Supreme Court yesterday, two and a half hours on whether or not Texas and Louisiana can sue the secretary of HHS for failing to enforce the law as it is written. It's very complicated to try and explain it Supreme Court case in a minute. So I took a minute and a half on special report last night, cut number 23. But if you go back, you Hewitt to September of 2021. You had secretary Mallorca, right? In his memo and he says, the following quoting here, the majority of the more than 11 million undocumented or otherwise removable non citizens in the United States have been contributing members of our communities across the country for years. The fact in individual is a removable non citizen will not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them. The department's personnel are to use their discretion and focus the department's enforcement resources in a more targeted way. And then you look at ice deportations over the past three years. I mean, look at the number right there. 60 9000 bottom right hand and look at the early number, 267,000. Hugh Hewitt, there's a three, almost 300 percent drop in deportations. So they're clearly have chosen not to follow federal immigration law. The memorandum that the secretary put out at the heart of this case poses the complex question of what does Xiaomi in this statute that they're debating things. There's three parts before the court trace. And it looks to me like there are 6 votes to say that Texas, Louisiana, other states consume. And they'll probably get a majority to say that Xiaomi shall do as much as you can. But the remedy, which the chief justice kept coming back to injustice Kavanaugh as well. What do we do if we tell you the memorandum was wrongfully issued? What's going to happen because we can't make ice do things. It's just up to the Supreme Court to say what the law is. The law is going to say, I think that that memorandum was inappropriately issued. But after that's done, the court can't order ice on a day to today basis to go round up people. So we'll be back where we started with a slap on the wrist for the administration, I think.
Brielle Biermann Is Tired Married Men Saying She's Beautiful
"You know, that girl brielle veerman Kim zolciak's daughter, one of those bravo who is, you know, she's rewatched her grill up. Getting all the plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures and all the enhancements to look more like her mother, who, by the way, her mother's big old brash, Texas Braun, but there's a beauty about her, but she just crazy. But it's over the top. I get it. And the daughter made a lot of changes to her face, her breasts, her ass. You're typical. And, you know, many guys would look at her and go, oh, damn, she's hot. So the other day, brielle says that she's on the receiving end of very suggestive Instagram messages from several non single famous men, including two from the bravo family, or they call them bravo liberties. Oh my God. I quit the job if they coined that term and I worked there. She goes, there's some very interesting direct messages actually from a lot of different people. This chick is 25. All right? How mother came Real Housewives of Atlanta? Married to big old football player, very open about sex, open amount the things she's had made bigger and smaller, et cetera so according to brielle biermann, the social media flirts or married or have girlfriends include two from bravo and a bunch of other ones who are very well known. And when this podcast post, I forget the person's name who cares everybody's got one. Let's call them Vinny boom bots. When if any boom bots asked her about the content of the DMs, things like, hi, you're so beautiful, or they'll send me one of my own posts and be like, wow, although just send me a suggestive emoji. Listen, you deserve an eggplant emoji with the way you dress and act and what you've done with your body. What else were you doing this for? You wanted men to look at true and all to you. Now she says she doesn't respond, or reply, I don't believe that. She probably says, hit me up on WhatsApp. Who knows? She said the attempts at communication make her uncomfortable, you think she felt that way when she squeezed the 36 triple D's into her little baby top,
Clarence Gilyard Jr., Die Hard and Walker, Texas Ranger star, dies at 66
"Actor clarence gilliard junior has died at the age of 66, according to the university of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he taught acting, details of his death were not available. I marched a letter with a look at his career. I just appreciate your confidence in me, walker. Clarence gilliard junior was famous for playing James trevett on walker Texas ranger and Conrad mcmasters on matlock. You better be right because it looks like this last one's gonna take a miracle. His film roles include playing the computer villain in die hard and sundown the radar intercept officer in Top Gun.
High court to hear arguments over Biden's deportation policy
"The nation's highest court is taking up a dispute over deportation policy. The Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a legal fight over immigration officers discretion in deciding which people in the country illegally should be deported. Federal appeals courts in Cincinnati and New Orleans reached conflicting decisions over Department of Homeland Security guidance issued in September of 2021 after President Biden was elected the directive prioritize those who posed the greatest risk pausing deportations unless individuals had committed acts of terrorism, espionage, or egregious threats to public safety, while a federal appeals court in Cincinnati overturned a district judge's order that put the policy on hold, Texas and Louisiana sued and won to freeze the guidance under a nationwide court order, saying it violated federal law, and they would face added costs from having to detain people with criminal records. It's the latest example of a strategy that has succeeded in slowing Biden administration initiatives by going to Republican friendly courts. Jennifer King, Washington
Water boil notice issued for over 2 million
"A boiled water notice has been issued for the city of Houston. Officials say more than 2 million people in the Houston Texas area remain under a boil water notice after a power outage caused low water pressure at the east water purification plant on Sunday morning. Schools in the Houston area were closed at residents were told to boil water for three minutes before cooking, drinking bathing or brushing their teeth. Many residents went online to complain, they had only heard about the boil order when the city posted about it on Twitter around 8 30 last night. Marissa Turner says, the city believes the water is safe, but they are obligated to issue a notice when the pressure drops below 20 psi. The city has to wait 24 hours after water samples are cleared by regulators before the notice can be lifted. I'm Jennifer
The latest in sports
"AP sports, I'm Ben Thomas, on a big day in college football and the big game had Ohio State hosting Michigan. Then in cap on how it played out. CFP number three Michigan stuns number two Ohio State 45 23 JJ McCarthy threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns and ran in another to help Michigan outscore Ohio State 28 three in the second half and approved a 12 clinching a spot in the Big Ten championship game. Job's not finished. We got so much more to do. CJ Stroud sauce for 349 yards and two touchdowns, but it was too late interceptions that sealed the buckeyes fate, Ohio State drops to 11 and one. Number one, Georgia overcame a slow start to beat Georgia Tech 37 14 and finish another undefeated regular season one number four TCU crushed Iowa state 62 14. But Michigan's decisive victory over Ohio State does offer some hope for playoff aspirants. Correspondent Mark Myers reports in USC took a giant step closer with a 38 27 win over Notre-Dame. Quarterback Caleb Williams encountered for four touchdowns, one passing in three running for the now 11 in one Trojans. Williams is now considered the leading candidate to capture the Heisman Trophy. But LSU tripped up falling to Texas a and M 38 23 head coach Brian Kelly. We just, for some reason, we're off today. In Clemson lost by a point to South Carolina, Alabama took the iron bowl 49 27 over auburn, coach Nick Saban says, despite two losses, the crimson tide merit playoff consideration. This team didn't give up on themselves. They didn't give up on each other. They kept fighting and won some tough games. Tennessee thrashed Vanderbilt 56 to nothing while Oregon state stunned Oregon 38 34. In the NBA, the raptures Lakers rockets and sons all winners, the NHL, oilers, hurricanes, blues, Maple Leafs, Devils, islanders, avalanche and Canucks at the World Cup Argentina over Mexico, France towns, Denmark, Australia beat Tunisia and Poland topped Saudi Arabia. Ben Thomas AP sports.
Achane runs for 215 yards, Texas A&M stuns No. 6 LSU 38-23
"LSU's chances of making the college football playoff virtually evaporated when the tigers lost to Texas a and M 38 23. The Yankees would lost 6 straight SEC games for time at 17 with a 5th ranked tigers midway through the third quarter and then scored 21 straight points, sparked by Devon a chain who scored the final touchdown and a second of the game as part of a 215 yard rushing performance. To come out and play against some tough out team on your last game, it's awesome. You know, we came out doing so basically just showing what the future can be of texting in it. Even with the lost LSU will play Georgia and the SEC title game next Saturday. I'm Tom merriam.
No. 4 TCU finishes undefeated regular season with 62-14 rout
"Number four TCU completed undefeated regular season at 12 with a 62 14 romp over Iowa state. TCU coach sunny Dyke says his team made a statement with their unblemished season. Be able to win the road games that we did, you know, to grind through some of the tough wins. We had to grind through. You know, I think shows that we have a good football team. Max duggan through for 212 yards and three touchdowns, Kendra Miller ran for two other scores and TCU's defense forced three turnovers converted them into 21 points. Bob Stephens, Fort Worth, Texas.
Bitcoin Gas Flare Mining With Matt Lohstroh
"All right, Matt, welcome to the breakdown. How are you doing, sir? Doing well. Thanks for having me. Yeah, no, I'm super excited. I was just mentioning to you. I was asking a few trusted friends who they thought would be good to come talk and about Bitcoin and mining and your name came up a bunch, so I'm really excited to have you here. For those who might not be familiar with you and your work, I would love to just get a little bit of your background and how you got into Bitcoin and how you started this particular company that you're working with now. Yeah, so I got into Bitcoin back in 2016, just looking around in the space, stumble across upon it, fell in love with the instantaneously just because it went very well with my personality. I got into the whole altcoins and throughout 2017 and then by 2018 I was a full maxi and by 2019 started the business gig energy. Amazing. And so tell us a little bit about Giga and I think I'm going to try to extract a little bit of one O one about the space that you're in, but just for people who don't know what is Giga do. Yeah, so we extinguish natural gas flares on oil and gas locations through Bitcoin mining with our modular solutions as well as our natural gas generators. For people who aren't familiar with this space, what is the one O one on gas flare mining? How did it come about? How early were you guys relative to others in the space? How mature is it now? Because this is something I feel like indexes higher in conversation in some ways, like a lot of people talk about it, but you guys are actually doing it. So for people who haven't spent much time with it, I'd love to just kind of get the background. Yeah, so we were the second guys to do this in Texas back in 2019. Why I'm referring to when I talk about a natural gas flare. The oil and gas industry is called oil and gas for a reason. When you drill a well, you don't get to decide what comes out of the ground. Both liquids come out of ground. So the gas is in a gaseous form and the oils and liquid form. The oil is extremely powered and it's going to be trucked off location. The natural gas, however, is not super portable, so it needs to go via a pipeline.
Lots of sports options on Black Friday
"AP sports I'm Tom Miriam, World Cup soccer, the U.S. held England to a scoreless draw in their second match of the opening round. But the Americans now must be to ran on Tuesday in order to avoid elimination and advance to the knockout round. The NBA feasted on 14 games of the day after Thanksgiving, the Celtics and bucks want to remain atop the Eastern Conference standings while the sons and nuggets did the same out west. 13 NHL games led by the bruins setting a league record by becoming the first team to win his first 12 home games after three two overtime win over the hurricanes. Plenty of college football action on Black Friday and the only game matching two ranked teams tulane edge Cincinnati 27 24, Florida state UCLA and Texas also posted wins. Band aid for North Carolina as the 17th ranked tar heels football team lost to NC state and the top ranked UNC basketball team was defeated by Iowa state. Defending champion Kansas had its 17 game winning streak snapped by 22nd ranked Tennessee. Time Arian AP sports
Packed Black Friday sports schedule
"AP sports I'm Tom Miriam. On Black Friday, the NBA and NHL were as busy as the shopping malls. 14 NBA games and 13 on the ice were played the day after both leagues were off for Thanksgiving. The Celtics added to their league leading record by beating searching Sacramento as Jason Tatum scored 30 with help from the Boston bench. I think when we might have been down for the end of the half of ten, he knows because of those guys came in and just changed the momentum. The bucks kept pace by beating the Cavaliers thanks largely to a 35, ten third quarter in which Bobby port has played a key role. Felt good for us overall as a basketball team, because it felt like we was playing books, basketball, for a chance. Victories also for the Lakers heat suns, warriors, nuggets, grizzly sixers pacers, rockets, thunder hornets, and the trailblazers in overtime over the Knicks. NHL, the bruins became the first team to win its first 12 home games in the season, as they beat the hurricanes three to two in overtime on David pasternak's gold. Big win for us, obviously, and coming from behind, you know, after Thanksgiving, the game is never easy, so it's good with. The devil's after having their 13 game win streak snap bounced back with a three one win in Buffalo. Other winners, the capitals penguins islanders red wings, Maple Leafs Canadians kraken jets, senators kings and lightning, with Braden points scoring too early goals. I think both teams were into it right away. It was nice to get a couple goals for us early. Pretty good jump on the game. I thought it was a fun game. World Cup soccer, the United States finished in a scoreless tie with England as coach Greg berhalter's young team had the better scoring chances. Overall, pleased with the performance of the group, most importantly, the belief of the group, because that never wavered. The U.S. now must be to ran on Tuesday to advance to the knockout round. Plenty of college action on Black Friday, football winners included four ranked teams tulane, Florida state UCLA and Texas, and basketball top ranked North Carolina lost a wire with state. Tom Arian AP sports.
The Importance of Golf Facilities in College Golf
"Circling back to the facility thing in D.C.. We had one when I was at LSU. And that was kind of that was 15 years ago. That was pretty much when the facilities that golf facilities, the first class, $1 million facilities for these power 5 schools, pretty much everyone had one at that point. When I was getting recruited tech had one, LSU had one Texas had one up on the state. I had one Baylor. Everybody had one. And you had to, right? To get these recruits. But it's not the facility. The potting group private potting green or the private driving range were just the team members and the big donors can go. It's really not that. What I used at most or was a place where I could go and just kind of be alone. These kids, these kids from TCU, they don't have, you know, others in their own where they live, their house, or whatever. They don't have a place where they can just go hang out with their teammates and know that it's just going to be their teammates, right? Somewhere where they have a locker. Somewhere where they can go and watch a football game where it's just going to be them, they know that. No one else is going to walk into the 19th hole and stare at them at Mira vista or colonial or shady, like what are these guys doing in my 19th hole? They're not supposed to be in here. And that's a big deal. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but when you're 18 years old and you're kind of searching for friends and want a group to hang out with, you need somewhere to go and feel like you belong, right? It's a sense of belonging these kids want when they're that young and they're becoming men that they don't have right now. And if they do, when they do, I guarantee you TCU with the courses they have access to around here, they'll be a much better program. They'll be able to get better players from America. I'm not saying these European foreign kids are bad or anything, but you got to recruit Texas. Especially around here. If you're TCU in that facility, you'll help.
The TCU Horned Frogs Deserve Their Place in the College Football Top 4
"Perfect transition into Thanksgiving week here. The TC horcrux. I mean, I'll be honest with you. The last, I don't know, when they were 8 no 7 O 8 no, I was like, ah, they're kind of pretending, you know, it's cute, cute little story so far. Cute little school, you know, they're going undefeated, winning these games barely. Now I'm convinced I am totally sold out that they are definitely one of the best four teams in the country. They beat Texas at Texas at night. There's a 100,000 people there. Way outnumbered fan wise. And really, I mean, the score shows a little closer than I thought it really was. 17, ten. I mean, I thought y'all played the better game there and then obviously this Baylor win after what looked like a less miles clock management situation at the end. Also turned into a less miles result at the end. So yeah, I'm convinced TC is the fourth best team in the country. No doubt about it. They deserve to be in it at this point. Also,
Unpacking the FTX Meltdown!
"I'm Stephen Miller and you were watching the aftershock the shore we bring you the latest and greatest from the world of web three. And while I know it may not seem like it's the greatest lately, we're still here to keep you updated on everything going on in the markets so that you can be an informed investor participant or builder. Of course, I am joined every single Wednesday here on the aftershock with my co host Richard Richard how are you today? You know, hanging in there. I had the opportunity to go to the Texas blockchain summit in Austin last week and I felt really good about the conversations around what's to come next because unfortunately with everything that just happened with FTX regulation is inevitable. I don't necessarily see it as a bad thing, but I do think the voices in the room that need to be discussing how to bring in regulation without stifling innovation is going to be important. And I left that conference feeling encouraged by what people who understand what's going on in the world of crypto is trying to bring forth as it relates to regulation. So I think that was probably the high points of the last week in all of the reign of negativity that is out there. But how about yourself? You know, man, I'm just over here trying to put together my album of FTX greatest hits because they just keep a comment, don't they? It is going to be a very, very difficult next few months. I can already tell,
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"They banned masks and schools putting our children at risk. Now they take away a woman's right to choose when you have children. I don't she doesn't think so. So so you hear everything that's in there. You hear the abortion stuff. You hear the masks in schools and trying to protect children against the corona virus I think she left out the Open carrier constitutional. Carry the gun stuff. But you're going to hear a lot of that as well And i think germany. The republicans have given themselves a big menu to choose from in their primaries to be able to say as far as any challenges concerned that you don't there shouldn't even be a primary in march. They shouldn't even have an election. is the way they have set it up I was thinking about the fact. That in the last decade or so groups like empower texans and texas right to life were attacking incumbents in the texas house all the time and not just in the texas house but but mainly focused and tens of millions of dollars probably spent over the course of that decade to try to fend off some of this far-right stuff. Well this year greg abbott. Just let them have just about all of it. I the only thing that i think is left is legislation dealing with transgender children and gender from artificial stuff like that and we'll see how that plays out in this next special session. That's coming up starting on monday But the democrats have some pretty decent arguments. I think the question is whether they have decent candidates whether they can get any money right Maybe coming probably not coming in nationally for texas house races. But maybe if they have somebody like better or rock running for governor than he can attract some national money. Where you add on this. Yeah i think you know for sure. The the democrats have been helped out quite a bit by the republicans right. It's not so much. The democrats have you know. Built a better mousetrap the republicans have kinda lead them to it right in terms of How conservative the session has been in..
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"With me. I stumbled right into it. Yeah it's like maybe what we need to do is just like you know. Tell the folks in in you know again. Picking king county lot today but you know tell folks in king county. The vaccination. Site is for the trump vaccine. Come get the trump but then you can go down into like some other part of texas. Go down to laredo. No no dory This isn't the trump acting biden. Whatever your help you just get a job for trump supporters. It's like a. it's like trump vodka. Same thing trump vaccine there is the trump sticks stakes trump university. Get trump shot. Just give him the credit for out there just like just get back eight please right except this is the thing that of his that works. All right. I'm in the core in the house. We reported it Corn report dot com We we saw the outlines of this on thursday and it was made official on the floor of the house after this more than a month. Long standoff after one full special session of the texas legislature was wadded up and thrown in the trash. And we're eleven twelve days into this one now There is a quorum in the texas house and speaker feeling called it from the front microphone. You know when they vote in the house to hear that bell ringing whenever they're voting on a bill or whenever they are taking attendance there. We hear the house clerk ring the bell and the speaker makes.
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
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"I'm in dc. At the moment. I do plan to go home You know we say we will stay here so long as the senate was working on voting rights. Obviously we saw our wonderful senator Catch that shade if you would We saw with ted cruz saturday. He wanted to do. Of course he has to be the one so lead the charge to block voting rights. How else can he get reelected in the state of texas So you know that. Votes have placed at four. Am so at this point in time. I've done what i said i would do at this point. In time we are handing the baton off. I don't know what else texas democrats can do to get. This thing passed the finish line. But i do so confident that we have given. It are all and i'm going to my district. I'm not going to the floor as you heard there. They're under threat of civil arrest. Which means state troopers might knock on the door. Bring them to the capital. What i'm told today. Is that the sergeant at arms who is not i guess sort of law enforcement not technically law enforcement. What can be done is the department of public. Safety troopers can be sent under the law and house rules. Gps can go to the homes of these democratic lawmakers. Go to wherever they might be to their place of business or wherever else and find them and bring them back to the capital. That's not happening. So far. the sergeant at arms who's sort of the security for the texas house Is going to the homes of lawmakers in the austin area and seeing if they're there and then would ask them to come back to the house. So far has not had any success with that. You heard crockett say That senator ted cruz had blocked an effort in the us senate to move forward with the voting rights. Bill which has been the whole point of why the democrats broke corum in the texas house and went to washington for the time that they have been there. A lot of those democrats are back here in texas summer..
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"And at that time when that senator spoke on the topic of the legislation they were against for forty four hours. I wasn't there for that. I was told the moment that the senator sat down the moment he retreated. He gave up the ran out. I guess that minute the senate passed the bill. Basically the same thing. This time around Senator carol alvarado from houston spoke for fifteen hours. Now if you were going to say this was just a gimmick. This is just some sort of a stunt. You might think that the what the senator would do is start talking at about six o'clock on one evening which she did and maybe talk till midnight or one am that way. It would be covered on the local news at ten. Pm around the state and might make the national news that there's a filibuster happening in texas over the voting rights thing. She talked for fifteen hours until right about nine o'clock the next morning as she was wrapping up and listen to what senator alvarado had to say in her closing statement and keep in mind when she sang this. She has been talking basically nonstop for fifteen hours. Now if you watched it like i did. I watched most of it. I did sleep at some point. But i watch most of other senators helped out by asking her questions and giving her a chance to Not talk for a few minutes at a time. But she couldn't drink any water. These are the rules No water Can't lean on your desk or anything. You have to stand up right and stay talking on the same topic for the entire time. Filibustering as she wrapped up. Senator alvarado was surrounded by democratic senators. And she pointed to the achievements of a great texan. President lyndon johnson. I reminded of his words on the day. Nineteen sixty five when he signed the voting rights act and when he said the vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down in justice destroying the terrible walls which imprisonment because they are different from other men. It is on his legacy texas. Democrats in both chambers. Draw the line in the sand and say unapologetically and one accord the world to hear voter suppression. Anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere. Thank you gratefully. Thank you mr president.
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"What do i mean by that. These are long held beliefs by abbot. That local governments should not have any say in how texas is run. Let's prove it here. Going back to twenty fifteen. Abbott gave a speech right here in austin at the texas public policy foundation which has a beautiful tax exempt building in downtown austin and he talked about how cities and counties should not even have the authority to do almost anything including put tree pruning ordinances in place. The truth is texas is being california is with bag. Vans fracking bands tree cutting bands. We're forming a patch work quilt of bands and rules and regulations that is eroding the texas model. As some of. You probably thought. I was making that up. When i said that he's against tree-pruning ordinances. You heard him say it right there. He said that it's communism. Basically did he say communism away. He said collectivism he was. He was a little more cautious than he said collectivism. He was really focused on this tree. Ordinance thing this is a form of collectivism. Some cities claimed that the trees on private property belong to the community large cities that represent about seventy five percent of the population in this state. Well with the trees it is also a safety issue. You don't want trees to not only look nice but you want them to also not touch Electric transmission lines and things like that that aside the governor is arguing and you heard him say it that it socialism collectivism for a community to work to improve. What's along their streets. Seems like a bit of a stretch. I think if you asked most texans about tree-pruning ordinances. They wouldn't immediately think of collectivism and socialism. But this is the point. The governor has been at war with cities and counties all along. It wasn't just the trees. Also things like property taxes you might remember in two thousand nineteen. There was a hard fought piece of legislation that had to do with property tax caps for cities and counties and school districts at the same exact people. He's fighting with now over mass mandates improve for vaccination requirements He's been at war with them for a long time. His hostility is not new. What is new is that his hostility is happening at a time when people are dying of disease that's ravaging the state the nation and the country and he's not getting out of the way and letting them do what they need to do when i talked to some very conservative parents in texas. They'll say look on the school districts. Just let them have that. You've got kids. Who can't get the vaccination yet. I think it's twelve in younger. Can't get the vaccination for the rest of us. Go get the vaccine. You are the reason we adult variant because you haven't gotten vaccinated europe. Tree dish for whatever the next variant of the disease is going to be But it is something that's become republican orthodoxy over the last. It's fairly recent over the last five or six years that they hate the cities and counties. Now you think i'm exaggerating. Do you remember after the two thousand nineteen legislative session after that whole fight had played out about the property tax caps the speaker of the house at the time. Dennis bonnin was caught on tape along with One of his german dustin boroughs a republican from lubbock. And in that conversation a lot was said it led to the downfall of bond and because he had plotted against some of the republican members of the texas house. One of the things that was said in this recording that i think went on for at least about an hour or something like that was burroughs..
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"Wouldn't you want to return to cover all of this. What's going on we've got The core on break that continues in the texas house. And we'll talk about that. We've got a filibuster in the texas senate that unfolded this week over the elections bill. And we'll talk about that but we have to start with. This open revolt all across the state. We started to see the outlines of this last week and now it's just exploded everywhere. And i was looking for and i don't think there can't even be one yet because we're not done seeing. Local governments defy governor abbott. They're doing it all over the place school districts big and small cities and counties Doing this they want to be able to do things to contain this new wave of the corona virus this delta variant that is just like a wildfire all over the place we have very few. Icu beds across the state. That are available because of this. I think you're on the austin region. We were down to one or two. Icu beds for an eleven county region. Not good to bad situation. Abbas saying that local governments can't do things like put mask mandates in place particularly in public schools. Abbott said any school district that adopts a mask mandate for the kids. They will be sued by the state of texas. They're going to face off in court with our attorney. General ken paxton. I was looking for a list of all of the entities that are going to end up in court with texas. You have the federal government in court with texas over. One of the governor's executive orders out no paso dallas county harris county the h. Isd the austin school district all these different entities that are telling the governor to shove it basically In dallas county. The county judge is clay jenkins. He put out an executive order of his own. And he said it does a variety of things from the date of this executive order all childcare centers in pre k. Through twelve public schools operating in dallas county must develop an implement a health and safety policy. The health and safety policy must require at a minimum universal indoor masking for all teachers staff students and visitors to childcare.
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"I mean they're they're trying to emulate something that doesn't even work for them most of the time but they it's all the over the top Insulting personal insults democrats trying to own the libs all the time. Even if it means that you do something that hurts you in the short term. You would do it even if it hurts you. Long-term they would do it in the moment because you gotta own the lives so much of what happens. I think more of this happens on the right right now. Some of it happens on the left to. I don't wanna be accused of false equivalence here. I think more of it's happening in the republican party. Where they feel like owning the libs is the most important thing where you know being anti liberal and anti-democratic is more important than promoting what you actually believe And here's what i see happening in this whole fight over voting rights right now. One of the things that's happening is. I had not seen this before jeremy. The level to which members of the texas legislature are doing some of the same stuff. They are on twitter and probably doing this on facebook. I watched twitter more than any of the other social media platforms It personal insults of each other really just ripping each other a new one. Every single day calling each other liars junior members of the legislature telling senior members of the legislature that. They need to get to work and things like that. That are completely disrespectful. I saw a glimmer of hope late last week when we started to see The democrats and it was reported like you said on the front page of every newspaper When they started to say that they were testing positive for cove nineteen. I saw the speaker of the house date feeling Tweet out that he and his wife were praying for the democrats and hope that they have you know a good health outcome. I saw some other republicans follow suit on that Heard dan patrick and his press conference just this week at which we just heard on the show he was. I think trying to turn the temperature down a little bit on this stuff and saying okay. We need to all get to the same table and talk this out of course You know there are genuine real questions. About how much. He really means that given his history i think. Part of his legacy is similar to trump's legacy making things more partisan and more bitter But this commentary from swallow fascinating because it is sort of an inside. Look at what goes on with these guys. Which is you know on on the one hand if a see in person. Everything's just fine. I've experienced this myself and in the a lot of the officeholders do this all the time right. They'll insult us. Dan patrick does it all the time telling the media. They need to do their homework. That we don't know what we're talking about members of the house or senate will tell us we don't know what we're talking about. They'll do that on twitter. They'll be the keyboard warrior. They'll be angry on social media but when you see them in person that like hey scott how you doing good seat right. That happens all the time. And so i think a few things about one is. We didn't really have an interim this last legislative session cova had kept people from getting together at the capitol and having meetings trying to work out issues ahead of time before the legislative session even during the legislative session he had a lot of members of the legislature in media who were not actually in the capital on the house floor. As you know we're still banned from the senate floor Because of kovic restrictions not able to go in there and really just talked to people one on one..
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"Am you know with nobody there to support him as him bore smile having to make the stand back and i think it's absolutely fair like they can honor you know civil rights leaders but there's a point where it like. Maybe you can help honor the message a little bit more if you kind of treat the senators who are from communities of color with a little bit more respect and make sure. Their concerns are being aired I go back to even that. You know when you go back to when they were trying to push in that piece into the bill until the voting bill that would allow a poll workers to video record in people coming into the polling sites it was hispanic and black. You know democrats who are really raising a lot of concerns about that. They had to go to war to get that out of that bill as may be listening to them in the front end so you don't put them in that position of having to go to war over something that should that really is offensive to them and they were making it. Clear owes offensive to them. Because of the history of that happening in pulling sites back in the seventies you know they were explaining that and they weren't being listened to until the very end when they had to do something. I would say that a portrait of openly would be wonderful in the texas senate another way to honor. Civil rights leaders is to give them less things to fight about about that trying to put a button on that if i sounded aggravated. There's a reason We're going to watch the space for next week. The temperatures are going to soar across texas. The at once again. The electricity grid is going to be front and center. Hopefully it will hold up just this week. There was a press conference held By the electric reliability council of texas and the public utilities commission of texas. And they're assuring everybody that even though we're going to see not record temperatures anything but we're going to see some peak demand next week. That's what the forecast is there. Assuring us all that the lights are gonna stay on. The interim ceo at or caught is brad jones and remember at urquhot in the puc. They have cleaned house after what happened back in february with the winter storm. One thing that was just demanded by people as mass resignations. People needed to go. They need a new people in there. So this new guy. Brad jones at are caught. He says that we should be good for now but he concedes there is more need for electricity generation in the state of the impact stakeholders customers and The these generate power we need to generate about. I have to thank jeremy. That even though 'electricity is not on the special session agenda right now which i would think. And this is a governor. Abbot could take a page from lieutenant. Governor patrick who had just gave a lot of grief to he could follow patrick on this. Because patrick's the one saying that. It should be on the special session agenda. Because patrick knows and i think he reads the He reads the political landscape. Better than abbott does. I've always thought that that that look texans are worried about this. This is a real thing..
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"They had a a resolution on the floor to honor openly. And that's normal. That's that's that's a s. o. P. standard operating procedure in the senate and as they were about to adopt the resolution. He had openly come up onto the dyas with him and address the senate. I've never seen that no matter who no matter who it was had never saw and i would say in this case. It's appropriate right. They're talking about somebody who's a living legend. So here's some of what she had to say when she made her way to the front microphone flap guest. i'm home. People know that our getting june teeth to be a national holiday is we seem not a me thing but a we think and so much more to so much law also talked about The fact that in her in her opinion her estimation there should be a healthcare for all texans and for all americans and a few other things the things that i don't think lieutenant governor patrick has supported or things that i think the i. I'm not sure that he that he knew she was going to say anything like that. When he gave her the microphone But as this was unfolding and this is Really interesting and just a. It's an exercise in in in contrast Only in the texas senate would a black icon. Be honored at the moment. Black man is kicked out of the proceedings As openly and lieutenant governor. Patrick were talking. There was this gentleman who's up in the gallery where we have been restricted to as media as well up in the gallery. There was a a black gentleman who was upset about some of the texas policies that he says hurting black people and patrick had the state troopers. Remove the guy One of my followers on twitter was in the gallery at the moment. Captured the video of this guy. Yelling at dan patrick and you can hear some of what he was saying state..
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"Jeremy i think he's doing something important there and that's the and people know who have listened to the show followed my twitter or looked at what i wrote at coral report dot com. I haven't always been the biggest better fan you know as in the beta bots on twitter. If you say anything that even might be slightly critical beto may forget rip my mentions they will be on you the rest of the day But but i'll give him some credit here. He is trying to connect this fight over. Voting rights to things that i would call I level issues your healthcare policing etcetera things. That actually happened in your community. Things you see all around you. I think for a lot of people. And i was talking to some democrats about this this week. for a lot of folks. The fight over voting rights seems very academic. Let me put it this way for voters. It doesn't even matter because they voted last year right for people who actually vote. They voted and for the most part. They had no problem. There were some places where they had long lines and things like that by the time we got to the general election. A lot of that was cleared up. Remember in the primary During the democratic primary race in texas longlines especially in houston had been reported and people will say that that's a form of voter suppression. I would agree with that. But by the time we got to november and so many accommodations had been made Including three weeks of in person. Early voting Dr- twenty four hour voting in houston and The the drive thru voting in houston some of those things that republicans wanna pull back on now Those things made it very easy to vote and there is always a tension in this voting rights. Fight with the democrats. I think rightly make the case that no one should be denied the right to vote just the same way as republicans would argue that. Nobody should ever be denied. The right to exercise their second amendment rights right. They went so far with that at the texas capitol to argue that there should be no paperwork involved when you carry a gun around in your neighborhood right when it comes to voting. There should be lots of paperwork. Is that right. I mean these are both constitutional rights. All right so maybe try standing up for both but beto saying look the fact that there might be certain people who are under represented in texas because they don't necessarily have like they have the right to vote but it may be made harder for them to vote including people who are of color people who are disabled etcetera. That if you are somebody elected to state government or to the federal government from texas if those people didn't elect you you're not going to be as responsive to them on their issues yet right and so he's trying to talk about it in that way. I think a lot of what. I've heard from democrats about this. Has been solely focused on whether people have the right to vote which i think just to. An average person seems like more of an academic discussion. But if you start talking about the the other things that lieutenant governor. Patrick pushed during the legislative session. Think about patrick saying during that press conference we heard him a little while ago. He was saying that. I don't you know in texas..
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"I can see like you know both getting some benefit Head you know within their own bases of support you clearly. You know within the hardcore base democratic party. They're getting nothing but you know applause for what they're doing by being in dc And same thing with the republicans. They're getting applause for like. Hey we're trying to push these tax cuts and or you know property tax relief but we can't do it because of those stinking democrats that please pretty well within the republican ranked. But does that affect you know all the texans in the middle. Not so sure about that. We've talked a lot about the house. Democrats the fact that they are in a hotel. That's not a glamorous hotel in washington. Jeremy th the plaza. Are you familiar with that. One washington plaza stare at the past appointed pointed out last week that there's not even a bar in the lobby so it's not like the some five star resort that they're so that's the house democrats. What about the senate democrats all the last week. The senate was passing bills because they had a quorum in the texas senate because there were four senators were democrats who stayed in austin while nine of them went to washington. Will all of them came. Back to austin after the senate had concluded its business on the senate side. They've passed all the bills. That governor abbott has asked them to pass at this point. That's the point. That tenant governor. Patrick has made The senate democratic caucus chair. Carol alvarado from houston said that some of them went to. That's true but now they're all back here to bring the fight to the texas capitol. Despite our best efforts in this bill continues to make it troublesome for our disabled for our seniors allows untrained partisan poll-watchers to bully profile and invade those privacy. It bans options that make it easier to vote for working class doing away with the twenty four hour voting and the drive thru voting. It makes it harder to assist the elderly and disabled and it does not allow for online voter registration now more than ever as a caucus. We're here to uphold that every promise. Not just promised for certain people would have promised to all people that we stand for making it easier at the ballot box and we will continue to take this fight on senator. John whitmire is the dean of the senate. He said governor. Abbot should meet with all the stakeholders on this including the democratic legislators not just other republicans and fox news hosts and people like that you have a responsibility to represent our constituents as well as others. I have worked under seven governors. The power of the governor's office is great in seventy eight as a young state rep. I didn't wanna do something. I didn't wanna lord the speed limit because the federal government said you will or you'll lose your federal funding. I thought i was representing my district. Saying no doff. Go called me into his office. He called other house members. We heard each other's views. We came together with a solution governor. Abbot you haven't had one democratic senator in your office. You spent more time with the governor of florida. Then you have these honorable members of the senate and the house to break is house has to go to washington as the senators have done is part of the legislative process. Those of us here on the floor last week fox is best. We could to represent our districts. We actually oppose arsenic colleagues proposals. I still think sarah lucio's bills bad. We fought in were affected on the senate floor while our colleagues were fighting in talking to the national leadership..
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"Cova cases rising and even causing problems for democrats in their fight for voting rights. Welcome to the texas. Take the number one political podcast in the great state. I'm scott braddock editor at core report dot com and back from assignment over. We can. He was taking some time off and he deserved it. Houston chronicle political writer. Jeremy wallace. How are you sir. I am fresh from the mountains of washington state and ready to go. Not rainier was a mount rainier. Mount rainier saw your posts on social media. I think his phone was off. He was not paying attention to any of this In the week before this one which he absolutely deserved we will absolutely talk about What's going on. In the latest and the standoff with the democrats and the republicans the republicans have locked themselves in austin and the democrats who are basically locking themselves in washington and there may be some discussions happening between some of the democrats some of the republicans. Back here in texas But the degree to which that's happening and the number of democrats who are willing to talk to the republicans that's all in question. We'll get to that. But i i saw you tweeting jeremy. Because you're back on the job. You're back on deck. You were talking about the rising cases of cova this is happening in texas and around the country the delta variant to something we're dealing now with cova nineteen and in texas we have seen a surge just like in other places right. Well absolutely the the hospitalization number has always been the key. That's shows like we're the strain really is and you think about all those frontline hospital workers those nurses and doctors who you know. This is a perpetual nightmare. That just keeps read Regenerating and creating such stress there. But but you know so. How bad has it been the hospitalizations. Just in the last week or up. Seventy five percent in texas at almost four thousand hospitalizations right now. And you gotta go back to Saint patrick's day. The last time we were in this range that was before. Most texans had access to cove in nineteen vaccinations of course. But so we're up seventy five percent from the last week and just since the start of the month rope one hundred forty five percent on hospitalizations in texas in some of the worst hit areas right now are around the college station area around waco Around a clean those areas all have like really bad numbers right now right now. There's no available. Icu beds in college. Station hospital region and waco has only like i think ahead three. Icu beds reported available for the entire region. Right now in waco so for those college students who would be going back tuesday baylor or texas. Say m you kind of have to wonder it's like nobody better get hurt because there's just no place to put anybody. you know. not just for kobe. But if you get hurt anything else there's just no hospital space there in the icu's will there be any more government. Mandates government restrictions from the state of texas governor. Greg abbott was asked about that by chris gutierrez on cape. Pse television channel to houston and the specific question was asked are the mask mandates going to come back so first. Let's talk about the the medical component of the.
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"And this is a special edition of the show You know all these podcasts or special. Send them all to the broadcast hall of fame but this one extra special. Because i'm in route to dc. I want to give you the very latest on what's happening with this. Voting rights fight in texas. Which has now become a front burner issue for congress and for folks all across the country. I think national news was all over this story for the last twenty. Four forty eight hours. You saw nothing but the texas democrats staging another dramatic walkout a quorum break at the texas capitol. They left town in fact they skipped town on three. Private chartered jets to go to washington. Why washington well two reasons one. They want congress to act on voting rights legislation. And if congress doesn't do that they're basically and it's democrats who have the majority in washington so the majority there is leaving their own party in texas and other states to basically defend the alamo if they don't do something the federal level about voting rights. And you'll hear this from multiple democrats during the course of this update. I just wanna give short update on what's going on here because it is a quickly developing situation and i'm taping the show a little bit later in the day because i wanted to monitor what was happening at the capitol As we went through the legislative day which was not unprecedented. But it's not the norm to see the texas house gavilan and have no quorum present. Which means they can't move forward with business. And that's constitutional. The texas constitution says that the democrats can do what they are doing. It's a legislative tool and the way the republicans wanna talk about. It is to say. Look if you don't show up for work you shouldn't be paid. You shouldn't be taken seriously. In fact they were mocking the democrats for heading to the airport. In a chartered bus and there were some pictures. That were circulated on social media yesterday. Where democrats on. The chartered bus were seen with a case of miller lite. Oh it's a scandal. That's not really a scandal. I do think that. Miller lite that you know a case of it polls pretty well. If we're talking politics in texas folks like miller lite now. Some purists might say about one of our craft brews from texas. I believe that miller. Lite is brewed in panther city up in north texas. But all that aside Miller lite and voting rights the democratic caucus. Almost all of them are now in washington and they got on the planes. They left austin about three o'clock on monday afternoon and they arrived late in the evening in washington where the democratic caucus chairman chris. Turner updated the media in a brief press conference. Not because.
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"At least at this point bush saying that paxton's punching down. Here's one thing that you can't do. Here's here's what he's doing. Well let me help. Here's what he's doing wrong. You can't do this where you say. Especially for republican primary voters in texas. I've seen this too many times. You can't just say well look. I don't really want to get into the fact that the guy is going to be. You know probably under federal indictment and all the accusations against you know you don't need to do that. You need to go right at it. You need to say this guy is corrupt this guy you know. He's got all these accusations against him. Look who's accusing him of doing this. This this and this. It's all some of the most conservative people who have probably ever served in the texas attorney general's office right are not liberals accused paxton of abusing his office and doing favors for some shady developer in austin and all this other stuff these are these are rock rib conservatives who say this guy is corrupt and you saw bush. The other day was saying that in this is trying to get out there and do more of what i'm saying. He was calling paxton a loser. A loser like like donald trump. Say he's a loser because he lost the case challenging obamacare. You have to do it that. I remember going to a debate between dan. Patrick and former. Lieutenant governor david dewhurst. When patrick was on track to beat him for that office back in back in two thousand fourteen and remember There was there was some folks in the crowd who were really impressed with patrick because he was really taken the fight to do her stu they love the fact that he was in. This is the way they put it not me. They liked the fact that he was kind of a jerk about it but he was just going straight at him and and making the argument that he is not conservative. enough he completely mishandled the way that the senate You know operated. Wendy davis was doing her filibuster against abortion legislation. And all this other stuff and the guy told me that he liked patrick for that reason and he said he liked a ted cruz for that reason. And i and then. I pointed out that but you know i said you know when When when crews was running against dewhurst he was also punching dewhurst. And patrick was one of the ones defending dewhurst from cruises attacks just two years earlier in two thousand twelve trying to remember the timeline of all. This and i said does that give you any pause about that. I mean patrick dewhurst but he was the one defending and it didn't make a difference to the person the fact that they were on the tech. They were strident in their views. And that's how you gotta do this. If you want republican primaries in texas you can't be holding back and play a nice and sally. The guy might be corrupt. Talk about that. You do talk about it. Go straight at and specially in an accumbens if you're going to take on an incumbent You have to tell voters why that needs to be fired. Can't be just like. I'm a good person and i'm not gonna talk about that guy. No you have to give me a list of why we need to fire that guy as they can and and. I think that's what you know when you saw if you go back in time. When george w bush was running against ann richards you know he had to make that case. You know you had to make that case when you were mark white running against bill clement and bill clement against mark white you have to give us a reason. He can't just say. I'm a good candidate and why not me..
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"Of laughs when she says. Oh i haven't been to europe either. I don't understand the the point that you're making. We all know what point is making. But but the point you're making is that and go figure the border and a discussion about the border should be nuanced it. The the discussion changes just based on which part of the border you go to right because there are different factors at play For as far as who's coming in and why they're coming in now you could put up a border wall You could stand border patrol or troops if you like from brownsville. All the way to san diego when people would still be able to make their way into the united states illegally. Do you know how how's that. Well lots of ways for one People can fly in to the united states undocumented that does happen More common though is to be stuffed into the back of eighteen wheelers at legal ports of entry. Have you ever been down there. And seeing the x of those trucks go. Yeah i did this Was i think it was in Oh five zero six Took a border trip and In the laredo sector. They showed me the pictures as they move. Those eighteen wheelers and they can't x. ray of them because if they did do you know what that would do to slow down commerce in the united states in texas specifically and in the united states. They can't x. ray them all right they pull them over sort of randomly for for checks And what they do is they run. This is a giant x ray machines. Really impressive that they can run a semi through they. Show you these pictures. And i'm here the the pictures. It's heartbreaking stuff. It looks like insects packed. If you've ever seen a picture of like a An ant hill. That's been cut in half right. You can see you can see through. Its people look the same way stuffed into these vehicle. I mean in the vehicle parts. People stuffed into the dashboard of a truck but one one way that they found one guy was. He was stuffed into the dashboard of pickup truck and they opened the glove compartment and see his face looking out another of picture that i saw had all these folks who were stuffed into the visor. That's eighteen wheelers cab. People stuffed in their people stuffed into the wheel wells which it could be not. It couldn't be any less safe and these are people who are spending six thousand dollars a piece to make the strip right and people will not only these coyotes they will not only charge them six thousand dollars but if they get caught and sent back to mexico they'll charge the exact same person the exact same amount to take the exact same trip again so the border is secure enough. That only these are the folks who are able to. You know make things happen along the board of the cartels and the coyotes right. It used to be that farm workers could move pretty easily across the border. And then you had Nine eleven happened and a lot of the border. Shut down a lot more security than it would think about the way. The airport used to be versus. The rate is now right before nine. Eleven and after nine eleven. Well don huff. Who is running against greg. Abbott and the republican primary for governor. He says he's going to just shut down. All those ports of entry all along the texas mexico border he was on. Wfan a with jason. Whitely saying this in whiteley asks very good. Follow up question. Listen i'm going to their twenty five crossings over the river that texas has..
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"The houston chronicle german. How are you sir. I'm here reporting for duty number. Where on the border. I have to be in the next four or five days. I liked that. You always say that you're doing well but your answer always starts with a cy young. I'm here. I'm going to say this on the front end instead of the back in this time. If you love this show. You should be a subscriber on apple. Podcasts google podcasts. However listen to podcasts. Give us the best rating that you possibly can five stars. Don't do anything you know what your mom always said. If we can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. Believe me in our reviews that is not the rule people adhere to. But it's it's okay whatever. let's start with president trump. he's coming to texas right and just like when the democrats were running against each other for president The democrats now are doing what. I'm calling counter programming With trump coming here when he or is it Wednesday yeah. he'll be higher. Wednesday morning with that greg abbott right. At abbots request trump had said that Abbott invited him to the border to check out. What's going on there now and abbott and trumper saying that now. That biden is president The whole thing is a disaster down there. Even though when trump was in office there was no wall built at least not much additional while built but abbott and trump said at that time. The border was in good shape so now we need to build a wall and abbott is setting aside two hundred and fifty million dollars in your tax dollars to build it so democrats on the way Vice-president harris who previously had left did sort of openness to whether she was coming to the border. She said that she would but they didn't have a strict timetable or anything and also the first lady is coming down right. Yep yeah we have Jill biden and doug emhoff's Come harrison's husband will both be in houston on tuesday again a day before that..