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    03/27/2020 11:20:20 PM PDT · by Ken H · 40 replies
    Abbot ^ | March 27, 2020 | n.a.
    - The Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test brings rapid testing to the front lines - Test to run on Abbott's point-of-care ID NOW platform - a portable instrument that can be deployed where testing is needed most - ID NOW has the largest molecular point-of-care installed base in the U.S. and is available in a wide range of healthcare settings - Abbott will be making ID NOW COVID-19 tests available next week and expects to ramp up manufacturing to deliver 50,000 tests per day - This is the company's second test to receive Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for...
  • Abbott Launches Molecular Point-Of-Care Test To Detect Novel Coronavirus In As Little As Five Minutes

    03/28/2020 10:48:24 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 13 replies
    Abbott ^ | 03-27-2020 | Abbott
    The Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test brings rapid testing to the front lines - Test to run on Abbott's point-of-care ID NOW platform - a portable instrument that can be deployed where testing is needed most - ID NOW has the largest molecular point-of-care installed base in the U.S. and is available in a wide range of healthcare settings - Abbott will be making ID NOW COVID-19 tests available next week and expects to ramp up manufacturing to deliver 50,000 tests per day - This is the company's second test to receive Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for COVID-19...
  • Planned Parenthood sues Texas Gov. Abbott over order to stop elective abortions during coronavirus

    03/26/2020 10:09:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2020 | Tyler Olson | Fox News
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), along with other pro-choice groups, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton and several other state officials over a temporary ban on elective abortion during the coronavirus pandemic. The ban was issued as part of an executive order by Abbott aimed at conserving medical equipment and the capacity of the health care system after warnings from health care professionals that patients sick with the coronavirus might overwhelm hospital capacity and deplete supplies, such as personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses. Pro-choice activists say the ban was issued...
  • Why Texans Don’t Want Any More Californians

    01/31/2020 4:24:22 PM PST · by DFG · 59 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 01/31/2020 | Derek Thompson
    Across a frightened nation divided by politics and culture, a fragile harmony is ascendant, as Americans in small towns and large cities alike cry out in trembling unison: Hey, where did all these Californians come from? Talk of a “California Exodus” is sweeping the country—and so are anxieties about its effects on the rest of the West. In October, the Boise mayoral candidate Wayne Richey proposed at an election forum to build a $26 billion wall to keep out people moving from the Golden State. (His backup plan to stop the invasion of Boise? "Trash the place.”) A viral Wall...
  • “Any Enemy of Israel is an Enemy of Texas”

    01/25/2020 7:18:35 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Israel Today ^ | January 24, 2020 | Ryan Jones
    While kings and presidents came to get their pictures taken, Texas governor offered genuine supportWe all know that one simply doesn’t mess with Texas.Texas is now warning that anyone who messes with the Jewish state will likewise earn the ire of the Lone Star State. Practical support beats photo-ops While the visiting kings and presidents of the Western world were busy trying to be seen ahead of this week’s Holocaust commemoration event, Texas Governor Greg Abbott quietly visited a week earlier to show his support for Israel in a much more practical way.The primary reason for Abbott’s visit was to scout...
  • Trump Undoes Obama’s Pro-abortion Policy in Texas

    01/24/2020 4:08:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 24, 2020 | Kristine Christlieb
    Trump Undoes Obama’s Pro-abortion Policy in Texas Restores funds yanked in retaliation for Planned Parenthood defunding AUSTIN, Texas ( - The Trump administration is granting Texas' request for a waiver to Medicaid rules that would restore funding for the state's Healthy Texas Women program. Federal funds have been cut off for the program since 2013 in retaliation for Texas refusing to fund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood or their affiliates.   According to a statement from Texas' Health and Human Services Commission, it has reached an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide $350,000 for comprehensive women's health services over the next five years....
  • [TX Gov.] Abbott Praises [Disgraced Speaker] Bonnen on His Way Out

    10/25/2019 3:54:09 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 5 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 10/22/19 | Brandon Waltens
    After Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced he would not seek re-election, Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement praising the disgraced speaker. Bonnen’s announcement came amidst growing calls from Republican members for him to step down after an audio recording of a meeting with Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan revealed he attempted to make a quid pro quo offer of press credentials in exchange for the political targeting of certain Republican members. But Abbott’s statement alludes to none of that and, instead, celebrates Bonnen for representing his district “with an unparalleled passion and vigor” and for “his commitment to...
  • James Younger, 7, to have Texas judge decide fate amid parents' gender transition battle; Abbott

    10/24/2019 7:09:48 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    A Texas dad’s desperate battle to keep his 7-year-old son from undergoing a gender transition championed by the boy’s mother has captured the attention of conservatives nationwide – including the Lone Star State’s governor, who announced a review of the case by top officials, even as all involved await a pivotal court ruling Thursday that could alter the boy’s life forever. Jeff Younger petitioned the court earlier this month for sole custody of his twin boys, James and Jude, in an effort to prevent their mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, from allowing James to begin hormone replacement therapy. According to Georgulas,...
  • Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

    06/24/2019 10:37:41 PM PDT · by Windflier · 12 replies
    New Laws Will Take Effect on September 1 New Laws Will Take Effect on September 1 Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session. Thank you to pro-Second Amendment leaders and lawmakers in the House and Senate for their work to ensure passage of these measures. Here is the list of NRA-backed bills which will become law on September 1: House Bill 121 by Rep. Valoree Swanson (R-Spring) & Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) provides a legal defense for License To Carry holders who unknowingly enter establishments with...
  • Texas will deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to the border amid migrant surge

    06/21/2019 12:25:02 PM PDT · by DFG · 41 replies
    Fox San Antonio ^ | 06/21/2019 | Cassandra Pollock
    Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state will deploy 1,000 troops from the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to aid the federal government with border security efforts. “There is an escalating crisis at the border — a crisis Congress is refusing to fix,” said Abbott, who was flanked by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, along with Brig. Gen. Tracy Norris, the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard, during a news conference at the Texas Capitol.
  • Gov. Abbott signs property tax reform bill

    06/12/2019 4:30:56 PM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 12, 2019 | staff
    Tightening the leash on property taxes in Texas is now a reality. Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Wednesday capping how much cities and counties can raise property taxes, and generally requires an automatic tax ratification election for cities, counties and some special districts... With the new law, the most cities can charge without an election now will be 3.5%, as opposed to the old limit of 8%.
  • Red light cameras now banned in Texas

    06/01/2019 4:24:45 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | 06/01/2019 | Staff
    Governor Greg Abbott has officially signed legislation banning red light cameras across Texas. House Bill 1631 prohibits the use of "photographic traffic signal enforcement systems". It was proposed by North Texas Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford). Gov. Abbott signed the bill on Saturday after it passed through the House and Senate this legislative session. Even though red light cameras are now banned in the Lone Star State, you may continue to see them in some place for the next few years because the bill allows cities that could be penalized by suddenly breaking a vendor's contract to honor the contract until...

    01/27/2019 8:15:36 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 27 replies
    What's the story on him? Carries himself well. Talks like a politician. Wheelchair. Does that mean the public will see the left as they are if they slime him like they do all the others?
  • Texas governor mocked for posting quote attributed to Winston Churchill (Mind your memes)

    08/07/2018 8:22:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/07/18 | Justin Wise
    Some journalists on Tuesday fact-checked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) after he posted a tweet that cites a fake quote from former United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill. "Some insights are timeless," Abbott tweeted, referencing a picture that quotes Churchill saying, "The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists." There is no proof that Churchill ever made such a comment. Responding to the quote, The Atlantic's David Frum joked that a phrase often used by President Trump could also be attributed to the nation's first president: "In the deathless words of George Washington, 'Collusion is not a crime.'" "'The...
  • Australian Member of Parliament: Taking Trump Seriously

    07/13/2018 10:25:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Honorable Tony Abbott, MP ^ | Jul 2018 | Tony Abbott
    Even 18 months into his presidency, the world is still having trouble coming to grips with Donald Trump, the most unconventional president ever. Still, he’s not a bad dream from which America will soon wake up, or a fool to be ridiculed. For someone the legion of critics say is a compulsive liar, he’s been remarkably true to his word. A new age is coming. The legions are going home. American values can be relied upon but American help less so. This need not presage a darker time, like Rome’s withdrawal from Britain, but more will be required of the...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says that he's 'more powerful than Putin' at state convention

    06/15/2018 3:30:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    star telegram ^ | June 15, 2018 | Anna M. Tinsley
    God, guns and Russia. Those were among the topics Gov Greg Abbott touched on Friday, when speaking to thousands of Republicans gathered for their every-other-year state convention, this time at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. "If Texas was its own country," Abbott said, when he was interrupted by large cheers. "Let me rephrase that. If Texas was its own country again, we'd have the 10th largest economy in the entire world. "The Texas economy alone is larger than Russia's," he said with a grin. "And that makes me more powerful than Putin."
  • TX: Patterson Reports on Governor Abbot's Gun Control Proposals

    06/15/2018 4:42:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Governor Gregg Abbott has been a friend to Second Amendment supporters in Texas. After the tragic shooting at the Santa Fe High School, he held several meetings to come up with suggestions to improve school safety. In the Longview News-Journal, former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson writes that these firearm related measures are what Governor Abbot will send to the legislature as part of his plan. Patterson contends that none of these measures will infringe on Second Amendment rights. From Longview â–  1. Closing reporting gaps for federal background checks by creating a case management system...
  • Vanity - Texas Primary Day today.

    03/05/2018 11:37:29 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    Texas Primary Election being held today. Even though immensely popular, Republicans, Governor, Greg Abbot and Senator, Ted Cruz are running for re-election, both are heavily favored to defeat whatever and whoever the Democrat Party chooses to run against them. There has been much Media" ado about nothing, relative Democrat voter turnout in the early voting period. Republicans feel both Abbott & Cruz will win their primary runs, whether the voter turnout is heavy or light. However....the rest of this ballot should awaken Republicans, Conservatives, Independents, etc. to turn out in large number to build on "The Down Ballot". So...if you...
  • Abbott promises to "look into" Confederate plaque in Capitol [Austin TX]

    10/27/2017 10:29:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2017 9:16 PM EDT | Paul J. Weber
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott denied that he favors removing from the Texas Capitol a Confederate plaque that says slavery was not an underlying cause of the Civil War after a black lawmaker who privately met with the Republican governor earlier Friday said Abbott indicated support for taking it down. Democratic state Rep. Eric Johnson, who for months has called for removing a plaque titled “Children of the Confederacy Creed,” which has hung in the Capitol since 1959, initially praised Abbott following an hour-long meeting in Dallas. He said Abbott had agreed the plaque was inaccurate and, according to Johnson, indicated...
  • Trump wants Texas to set the standard for disaster relief: 'This is the way to do it'

    08/29/2017 12:27:22 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 29, 2017, 1:28 PM | by Melissa Quinn |
    President Trump said Tuesday he wants the recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey to be looked at in the next decade as an example of how to appropriately respond to a national disaster. "We want to do it better than ever before," Trump said Tuesday during a briefing on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Corpus Christi, Texas. "We want to be looked at in five years and 10 years from now as, this is the way to do it. This was of epic proportion. No one has ever seen anything like this." "I just want to say in working with...