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An Important Election Eve Decision from a Federal Judge in Texas

The Story: Conservative activists asked a federal judge Monday morning to rule that the County Clerk in Harris County, Texas (which includes the City of...
ICE to begin immigration raids in 10 cities

ICE to begin immigration raids in 10 cities

The Bipartisan Policy Center director of immigration and cross-border policy Theresa Cardinal Brown says ICE officials would rather their operations be kept secret. FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News…
Senator Cory Booker: It's Not Enough To Just Say 'I'm Not A Racist' | All In | MSNBC

Senator Cory Booker: It’s Not Enough To Just Say ‘I’m Not A Racist’ |...

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker responds to a question about Rep. Ilhan Omar, race, and Islamophobia at the She the People Presidential Forum today in Houston. » Subscribe to MSNBC: MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the…

Wavering being remembered for his love of government, politics

Jay Wavering is being remembered as a conscientious government servant and for his love of politics. Wavering, 67, died Saturday after he was pinned underneath a tree he was cutting with two friends in the 3300 block of Lightfoot Road. Wavering ran Springfield Mayor J. Michael Houston’s 2003 and 2011 campaigns. Wavering went on to become city purchasing agent in 2011. That’s how I got to know him.” Houston recalled that Wavering wrote all of the commercials used for radio and television and came up with ads for print for the campaigns. Wavering was also involved in campaigns for Rep. Raymond Poe, who served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 to 2015 before he resigned to become director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. He had been involved in some huge purchases with the state. With the city, it was a smaller operation, but he brought the knowledge and experience to it and he did a fabulous job.” McCarty said he considered Wavering “a colleague and a friend.” “It hit me like a ton of bricks,” McCarty said when he received the news over the weekend. “I’m truly saddened by what happened.” McCarty said he didn’t know Wavering until his resume crossed his desk, but he eventually became McCarty’s first hire as the OBM director. Wavering was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Medical Center, Edwards said.

Politics Podcast: We Evaluated All Of Our Forecast Models. They’re Reliable.

The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast series “Model Talk” is back for a special installment! Fortunately, it turns out they’re well calibrated. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast is recording a live podcast in Houston, Texas on May 8. Find more information and tickets here. You can listen to the episode by clicking the “play” button in the audio player above or by downloading it in iTunes, the ESPN app or your favorite podcast platform. If you are new to podcasts, learn how to listen. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast publishes Monday evenings, with additional episodes throughout the week. Help new listeners discover the show by leaving us a rating and review on iTunes. Have a comment, question or suggestion for “good polling vs. bad polling”? Get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments.
Live: Houston authorities hold a presser on officers-involved shooting

Live: Houston authorities hold a presser on officers-involved shooting

Expected live at 11 a.m. ET. Officials speak to the media about a shooting that wounded five Houston police officers. Read more on this story here: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering…

Politics at play in Houston’s dueling MLK parades

Last week, Mayor Sylvester Turner said the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade backed by his administration will unite Houston’s diverse population and properly honor King’s legacy. And the parade organization that is not being backed by the city has chosen Turner’s two mayoral opponents as its co-grand marshals. Though Stamps insisted that he weighed Buzbee and King’s “contributions to humanity” over their political ambitions, he appeared irritated with Turner’s decision to make the Black Heritage Society’s Original MLK, Jr. “And I hope that the people will honor the decision and we will come together ... as a community, as a city of all backgrounds, all faith, all ethnicities, and that we will come and stand as one.” Last July, he said residents have stayed home because they are frustrated by the feud and do not want to choose one parade over the other. Houston firefighters “have always been a staple of our parade productions,” Stamps said when asked about Lancton’s appointment. “We are going to celebrate a parade like we’ve never celebrated before,” Brown said, adding that Turner told him and Duncantell he wanted to make the parade the largest in the nation. Designated an official city event for the first time in its four-decade history, the Original MLK, Jr. Parade has received operational support this year from the city’s special events staff. In 1995, Stamps, who had been a heritage society volunteer, formed a new parade foundation to run a separate Houston MLK event, which went on to garner celebrity and corporate support over the years. For years, each would apply for a permit, and the city would allow only one organizer to launch a parade per day.

Texas and the politics of the possible

The last time a Democrat won any statewide election in Texas was 1994 — the longest stretch for Democrats to go without winning an election than in any other state. For 24 years, longer than I’ve been alive, my home state of Texas has been under a sea of red. For over two decades, the Democratic Party in the state of Texas has been a powerless straw man, one that falls time after time at the hands of its conservative counterpart. Cruz, on the other hand, surrenders his politics and his own moral compass to President Donald Trump’s unethical, unprincipled presidency and aligns himself with a man who has repeatedly maligned his father, his wife, and himself. While many will claim that such policies in the deep red state of Texas are only going to hurt O’Rourke among voters, I would respond with the Congressman’s continued and growing popularity in polls pitting him against Cruz. O’Rourke’s campaign embraces progressive policies that many would deem unsupportable among the Texas electorate. Politics is the struggle of the possible against the waves of the probable. It is the fight, struggle, debate, and battle for the achievement of a hope, a dream, and a better imagination of what humans can create in communion with one another against the status quo. His campaign has shown me hope, progress, and success that I never believed imaginable. The politics of the possible is alive in Texas, fueled by the people who have come together to realize it.
Police: Suspect in doctor's killing found dead

Police: Suspect in doctor’s killing found dead

The man suspected of killing a prominent Houston doctor in broad daylight two weeks ago fatally shot himself in the head when he was confronted by two police officers in Houston, Police Chief Art Acevedo said.
Texas mom pulls gun on teens during daughter's fight

Texas mom pulls gun on teens during daughter’s fight

Raw video: Mother says she pulled a BB gun during daughter's fight with a teenage girl who arrived with a large group who had a knife in Houston, Texas. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated…