Austin, TX -- Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner Rick Gates have been charged in a 12-count indictment with conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and making false statements. [Washington Post, October 30, 2017]
ICYMI: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to meet with Texas Democrat Eric Johnson on Confederate monuments
Austin, TX -- Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Democrat Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, are set to discuss Confederate monuments on Capitol grounds today. Texas has more than 180 public symbols of the Confederacy, including several on Capitol grounds.
ICYMI: Jeff Sessions failed to answer whether he had colluded with Texas AG Paxton on rescinding DACA
Austin, TX -- “During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, Sessions failed to answer whether he had colluded with Texas officials in their pursuit to sue the feds if they did not rescind DACA...The answer remains up in the air; Sessions didn’t take a single question from the press or public.”
Sessions drew rebukes from his former Senate colleagues when he consistently refused to answer simple questions. When asked about his role with the Texas Attorney General in ending DACA, the Obama-era program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people, Sessions was quick to call those conversations privileged.
Trump is selling junk insurance policies and sabotaging healthcare. Under Trump’s scheme young, healthy people will get meaningless stripped-down coverage for their hard-earned dollars, while premiums skyrocket for those most-at-risk Americans left in the exchanges. It's economically inept and cruel.