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  • By John Austin CNHI State Reporter

AUSTIN — Texas hasn’t put a Democrat into statewide office since 1994 and despite demographic trends that a liberal group says could soon change things, Republicans don’t seem to be running scared.


The latest meltdown over Obamacare – President Trump’s recent executive order to eliminate so-called “cost-sharing reduction payments” to insurance companies – is yet another illustration of how selective our allegiance is to the allegedly hallowed “rule of law.”


At one level, what is happening to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein reminds me of one of the more chilling scenes in Jack London’s “Call of the Wild.” If two huskies got into a fight, the rest would gather in a circle and watch. Whichever dog went down first – even if it was just a fall – was doomed. The entire pack would pounce and tear it to pieces.

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  • By Kerry Murakami | CNHI News

Talk of a deal could put hardliner legislators in the difficult position of deciding whether to support a deal struck by a president who won their state, even if it incurs the wrath of conservatives opposed to any compromise over DACA recipients.

  • By John Wagner, Jenna Johnson and Danielle Paquette | The Washington Post

PHOENIX - President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to shut down the government over border wall funding, said the North American Free Trade Agreement is likely to be terminated and signaled that he was prepared to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is anathema to the Latino community.