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STATE POLITICAL NEWS

Chris Paddie to seek third term in Texas House
(Longview News © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 04:10:31 (Article ID 1398935395)

State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, said he is seeking re-election and will run in the March primary. "We had historic accomplishments this year — getting rid of sanctuary cities finally, cutting all funding for Planned Parenthood, balancing the budget and so many others, but there is much more to be done," Paddie said of his reason for seeking to continue to represent Cass, Marion, Harrison,

 



 

City Rep, residents want something unique for Cohen Stadium redevelopment
(El Paso KVIA (ABC) 7 © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 03:23:22 (Article ID 1398889314)

EL PASO, Texas - For many people who live and work in northeast El Paso, the dilapidated Cohen Stadium has become more than just an eyesore. To some, the property is aremindermost of the citys big development and redevelopment projects are happening in other places. The canopies, I was just noticing, they are not there. They are all destroyed, said Northeast El Paso resident Lydia Jacques. Jacq

 



 

Clardy to be honored as ‘Champion for Long Term Careâ€(tm)
(Jacksonville Daily Progress © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 03:23:22 (Article ID 1398887727)

AUSTIN State Rep. Travis Clardy will be honored as a Champion for Long Term Care at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Bonner Street Plaza Healthcare Rehabilitation in Jacksonville. Clardys efforts to improve long term care in Texas during the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature earned him the honor, awarded by the Texas Health Care Association. Clardy supported legislation during

 



 

Dickinson demands Hurricane Harvey victims agree to not boycott Israel
(Houston Chronicle © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 03:23:22 (Article ID 1398892748)

The ACLU is calling the city of Dickinson's hurricane repair grant application unconstitutional because it asks applicants to not boycott Israel, according to a news release from the civil rights non-profit. The city posted on its website that grant applications are being accepted for money donated to the Dickinson Harvey Relief fund.The application allows residents to apply for funds to help in

 



 

Fox's Wallace doesn't like colleagues echoing press attacks
(Plainview Daily Herald © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 03:23:22 (Article ID 1398890096)

NEW YORK (AP) Sunday host Chris Wallace generally lives in peaceful co-existence with Fox News Channel's opinion folks, except when he hears some of them echo President Donald Trump's criticism of the news media. Fake news? He's fighting back. "It bothers me," Wallace said in an interview. "If they want to say they like Trump, or that they're upset with the Democrats, that's fine. That's opin

 



 

Perry pursuing policy on coal, nuclear power at odds with Texas record
(Bryan-College Station Eagle © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 03:44:35 (Article ID 1398934573)

An unusual coalition of fossil fuel interests, environmentalists and free-market adherents has criticized a proposal from U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would prop up coal and nuclear plants across the country. And some of those familiar with Texas politics are wondering if the Perry that served as state governor for 14 years would have opposed the plan, too. In a 2011 interview, then-Gov.

 



 

TEXAS VIEW: Border wall alternative welcomed
(Odessa American © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 03:23:22 (Article ID 1398892451)

The use of smaller, tethered unmanned surveillance balloons, which can see for about 5 miles into the distance and cost considerably less to operate than the giant aerostats that currently fly above our region, is a welcome option to building a wall on the Southwest border.

 



 

NATIONAL POLITICAL NEWS

'It is about the most difficult thing you could imagine.' - Chicago Tribune
(Chicago Tribune © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 08:21:10 (Article ID 1398920368)

President Donald Trump may or may not have said something insensitive or excessively blunt to the widow of a soldier killed earlier this month in Niger. We dont know. No one has produced a transcript of the conversation yet. But when Trump called the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida also listened in. Thas one more person on the line than ideal. The c

 



 

'Putin's Revenge' Review: He Wanted to Make Russia Great Again
(The Wall Street Journal © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 05:48:20 (Article ID 1398981739)

This two-part "Frontline" film on Vladimir Putin's life and career begins with a scene at once moving, ominous and very Russian. Here is President Boris Yeltsin, who yearned to bring democracy to Russia, making an announcement that he's resigning--and that he asks forgiveness because so many of the dreams of the Russian people had not come true, because he

 



 

Appeals court temporarily halts order allowing abortion for teen immigration detainee
(Politico.com © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398933948)

A federal appeals court in Washington has temporarily halted a judge's order requiring the federal government to allow a pregnant, 17-year-old immigration detainee in Texas to get an abortion. A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order Thursday setting an unusually hastily scheduled oral argument session on the case for Friday morning. It also put on hold part of a

 



 

As he chairs Trumps opioid commission, Christie champions his home-state drug companies
(USA Today © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398938840)

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., has met with drug company executives with Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.(Photo: John Lamparski, Getty Images)Christie isn't the only member of the commission with ties to opioid makers. Kennedy is a paid adviser to Advocates for Opioid Recovery, an advocacy group he co-founded with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Van Jones, a former domestic policy adviser

 



 

As U.S. warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?
(Washington Times © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398930963)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Chris Allens phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havanas Hotel Capri. Allens friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before. The tourist from South Carolina had cut short his trip to Cuba two years earlier after numbness spread through all four of his limbs within minutes of climbing in

 



 

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support
(Fox News © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 04:10:31 (Article ID 1398938500)

WASHINGTON A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear as some Republicans sought changes that could threaten Democratic backing.

 



 

Bush, Obama blasts water off Trump's back
(CNN.com © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 03:44:35 (Article ID 1398934722)

(CNN)The Presidents club is turning on its newest member. Breaking the code of silence that retired commanders in chief normally maintain about their successors, both George W. Bush and Barack Obama delivered clear jabs at the current occupant of the Oval Office on Thursday. President Donald Trump, however, likely didn't feel a thing. His entire political brand stands as a living rebuke to the po

 



 

CIA boss says IS can attack US even after losing Raqqa
(Washington Times © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398932852)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Islamic State militants are capable of orchestrating and carrying out an attack against the United States, possibly downing an airplane, even after being evicted from their self-declared Syrian capital of Raqqa, the CIA director said Thursday. Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is threatened by other militant groups as well. IS capability to conduct an external operation remains, Pompeo

 



 

Cornyn extracts Trump pledge of Texas hurricane aid
(Politico.com © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398933932)

The Senateâ€(tm)s No. 2 Republican today endorsed a $36.5 billion disaster aid package, resolving one of the standoffs holding up the bill. A spokesman for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Cornyn will support the House-passed aid package, H.R. 2266 (115), after personal assurances from the White House that more money for Texas will be delivered next month. "

 



 

Death of U.S. Soldiers in Niger Sparks FBI Probe, Criticism
(The Wall Street Journal © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 05:24:25 (Article ID 1398981672)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined the investigation into how a group of militants thought to be Islamists killed four American soldiers in Niger two weeks ago, a move that comes as U.S. officials face criticism over their struggle to answer questions about the incident. U.S. military officials said Thursday that they are trying to piece together a timeline of wha

 



 

Defying Trump, EU leaders commit to Iran nuclear accord
(Washington Times © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398931071)

BRUSSELS (AP) - The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are showing their support for the Iran nuclear agreement, despite U.S. President Donald Trumps opposition to it. EU spokesman Preben Aaman tweeted that the EU leaders agreed at a summit Thursday to show their joint commitment to the international agreement curbing Irans nuclear program. The EU leaders called the 2015 deal a pill

 



 

Donald Trump just suggested the FBI, Democrats and Russia might all be co-conspirators
(CNN.com © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398933177)

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump sent this tweet on Thursday morning: "Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?"Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2017 This is

 



 

Ex-CIA Chief Sees at Least 'One in Five' Chance of War with North Korea
(The Wall Street Journal © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 05:48:20 (Article ID 1398981778)

Former CIA Director John Brennan estimated that the U.S. has at least a 20% likelihood of becoming engaged in military conflict with North Korea amid President Donald Trump's discord with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. "Having this back-and-forth on the public stage is not the way to de-escalate here," Mr. Brennan said during an onstage interview at Fordham University Sc

 



 

Former President George W. Bush condemns Trump-era America: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' - Chicago Tribune
(Chicago Tribune © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 08:21:10 (Article ID 1398920282)

Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of nativism, isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation's true identity. The comments, delivered at a New York City conference hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, amounted to an indirect critique from a former Republican president who has remained largely silen

 



 

Former Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted
(Politico.com © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398933923)

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted Thursday for allegedly structuring cash bank withdrawals of funds he used to “conceal his prior misconduct” against an unnamed individual and for lying to the FBI about the arrangement. A federal grand jury in Chicago charged Hastert, 73, with withdrawing $1.7 million in cash from several banks over four years â€" with many of those withdra

 



 

GOP Rep. Pat Tiberi, Ways and Means member, announces plans to resign from Congress
(Washington Times © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398931065)

Rep. Pat Tiberi, a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, on Thursday announced he is not seeking re-election in 2018 and will leave Congress by the end of January. Leaving Congress is not a decision I take lightly but after a lot of consideration, it is the best one for me, my wife, Denice, and our four wonderful daughters, Mr. Tiberi, an Ohio Republican who has served in Cong

 



 

John Kelly 'stunned' over criticism of Trump's 'sacred' call to Army widow
(Washington Times © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398931039)

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday admonished a Democratic congresswoman for defiling something sacred by politicizing President Trumps condolence call to the widow of a Green Beret killed in action in Niger. He said he was heartbroken by attacks Wednesday on the President by Rep. Rep. Frederica Wilson, who was with the widow and listening on speakerphone to the call. She describe

 



 

Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy boost bipartisan Senate effort for short-term Obamacare fix
(USA Today © 10/20/2017)
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Indexed 2017-10-20 07:15:14 (Article ID 1398938842)

Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray confer during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Oct. 19, 2017.(Photo: Mark Wilson, Getty Images)"I think it sets the stage for something such as Graham-Cassidy. All the states said they would need at least two years to implement (Graham-Cassidy), so this gives you two years to implement if were successful next

 



 


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