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Trump Administration Issues Artificial Intelligence Guidance Following Olson, DelBene Urging

“The guidance issued by the administration, at our urging, will provide the framework to allow the U.S. to set a global standard,” said Cong. Pete Olson & Suzan DelBene, applauding the Trump White House's guidance release that outlines a government-wide approach to how federal agencies implement AI Systems, and ensure they are both safe and trustworthy.

11.19.2020
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Nevada Journalist Discovers 89% Failure Rate in State's Voter Verification Effort

“It’s unclear how much voter fraud took place in Nevada – but what is clear is the state's signature verification isn’t the fail-safe security check that elections officials make it out to be,” wrote Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Victor Joecks after conducting his own experiment to prove a voter can vote many times – without being caught.

11.18.2020
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Governor Abbott, TEA, TDEM Announce $420 Million Reimbursement Program for Texas Schools To Continue Supporting Remote Learning During COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott has announced a $420 million reimbursement program to cover costs incurred by Texas public schools that purchased Wi-Fi hotspots and/or eLearning devices (such as laptops, tablets, and Chromebooks) so students could learn remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

11.18.2020
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Sen. Cruz: Democrats and Big Tech’s Desire to Silence Dissent Is A Dangerous Totalitarian Instinct

 U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today questioned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a full committee hearing examining Big Tech’s abuses of power, specifically suppressing free speech, silencing the free press, and undermining the integrity of our elections.

11.18.2020
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Biden Is Not the 'President Elect,' but is Entitled to Describe Himself as Such, says Dershowitz

“The president elect doesn’t get named 'president elect' until he has at least 270 state certified electors, or until his opponent concedes – neither of which has happened as of now,” said legal scholar and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who is known for his Constitutional Law scholarship and advocacy of civil liberties. "Neither is entitled as a matter of law, or constitutionality, to say they are the 'president elect'.”

11.17.2020
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Momentous Political Struggle Set: As Absentee-Ballot Questions Linger, Georgia's Senate Race Stakes May Determine Balance of Power in Washington

After Tuesday's elections, a political struggle to determine the balance of power in Washington – as well as Democrat's ability to implement their liberal agendas – appears to be set. While North Carolina & Alaska's Senate seats are still being counted, Georgia's two Senate seats hurtle toward their Jan. 5th runoff date.

11.09.2020
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Sen. Cruz on Fox News: The American People - Not The Media - Get To Elect Our President

Sen Ted Cruz today appeared on Fox News’s ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ to discuss the need to allow the legal process to move forward to ensure a fair and transparent election result.

11.09.2020
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U.S. Supreme Court Orders that Pennsylvania Democrats Justify Constitutionality of State Judge's 3-Day Absentee Ballot Extension

The U.S. Supreme Court's has ordered Pennsylvania Democrats to respond by Thursday evening as to how it can legally justify a State Court Judge's Constitutional decision to over-ride state law and institute a 3-day extension for Mail-In Ballot submission. State law, previously passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature, sets the legal deadline as Election Day.

11.05.2020
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Democrats Facing 'Speaker Pelosi' Problem In 2020 Election

Just before Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House over a decade ago, a Republican strategist told NPR, “If you’re trying to warn voters against a Democrat vote, you can say ‘San Francisco Values,’ and the verbal shorthand is, ‘Hey look, these tax-raising, terrorist-loving, ultra-liberal Democrats aren’t like you and me.’” Some Democrats fear the strategy is working, endangering the predicted Joe Biden victory.

11.02.2020
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Governor Abbott, TEA Issue Report Showing Teacher Pay Raises For 2019-2020 School Year

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released a report showing significant pay raises for Texas teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year as a result of House Bill 3 (HB 3).

10.30.2020
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Brady, McCarthy, House Republican Committee Leaders Introduce the Commitment to Defeat the Virus and Keep America Healthy Act

Top Republican joined in introducing H.R. 14, the Commitment to Defeat the Virus and Keep America Healthy Act.

10.30.2020
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Bernie Sanders Angling for Sect. of Labor Role in Biden Administration

“I can confirm he’s trying to figure out how to land that role, or something like it,” said one of the two anonymous sources close to Sen. Bernie Sanders who confirmed that the self-described Democrat-Socialist is trying to become Secretary of the Labor Department in Joe Biden’s potential administration.

10.29.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Lee & Cramer Seek to UNSHACKLE the National Environmental Policy Act

"The National Environmental Policy Act’s burdensome requirements have left countless infrastructure projects in a state of judicial and bureaucratic limbo, stunting job creation and economic growth in communities across the country," said Sen. Ted Cruz while introducing the "Undoing NEPA’s Substantial Harm by Advancing Concepts that Kickstart the Liberation of the Economy" (UNSHACKLE) Act to comprehensively reform NEPA.

10.29.2020
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Trump Economy Does the Impossible: Smashes Largest Single Quarter of Economic Growth Record in History

“After Covid-19 devastated America’s strong economy almost overnight, the Trump economy did the impossible – it battled back with the largest single quarter of economic growth in America’s history," said Cong. Kevin Brady, the top Republican on the tax-writing House Ways & Means Committee.

10.29.2020
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Texas Supreme Court Revers­es 3rd Court Order, Pre­serves Gov­. Abbott’s Bal­lot Drop-Off Location Order

The Supreme Court of Texas reversed a Third Court of Appeals ruling and dissolved a district court injunction challenging Governor Greg Abbott’s order, which allows counties to have only one ballot return location during early voting.

10.28.2020
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Sen. Cruz on Upcoming Big Tech Hearings: Time for Silicon Valley Oligarchs to Answer to American People

On Wednesday, October 28, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will have the opportunity to question Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who have been called to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee.

10.28.2020
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Cong. McCaul's Opponent, Democrat Mike Siegel, Brings 'Green New Deal' attacks on U.S. Energy & Ending 'Over-Policing' to Texas

A Democrat Congressional hopeful – running in Central Texas' 10th Congressional District against Republican Cong. Michael McCaul – has previously touted himself as a "proud red-diaper baby," comparing his parents to Cuban Communist Revolutionary Che Guevara and Cuban Communist strongman Fidel Castro.

10.28.2020
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Trump-Won Counties Have Out-Registered Clinton-Won Counties 2-to-1 in These Battleground States

North Carolina & Pennsylvania state party data shows that Democrats have actually lost registered voters, while Republicans have gained them. And, if indications that Wisconsin's voter registration data is following this trend, it could be bad news for Joe Biden and Democrats.

10.27.2020
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Texas Supreme Court Hears Wide-Ranging 1st Amendment Case Today

Centering on the largest jury award in Bexar County, Texas, history – a stunning $740 million – the Texas Supreme Court is set to hear a 1st Amendment case today that holds potential wide-ranging implications for future Freedom of the Press considerations and what kinds of information can be kept secret from the public.

10.27.2020
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HUNTER: There's Currently a Critical Need for Type O+ & B+ Blood – Let's Give

About 1-in-7 people need blood when entering a hospital, so we can truly benefit from organizations like the Coastal Bend Blood Center by doing our part to raise awareness – and by participating in blood donations. Over 150 people a day are needed to donate blood to meet South Texas' needs.

10.27.2020
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