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  • A Federal Leasing and Development Ban Threatens America’s Energy Security and Economic Growth, Undermines Environmental Progress

    10/23/2020 10:30:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    American Petroleum Institute ^ | September 2020 | API
    Energy produced on federal lands and waters plays a critical role in America’s energy revolution, accounting for 12% of U.S. natural gas production and nearly a quarter of U.S. oil production. Here’s what’s projected to be at stake for U.S. energy leadership if a federal leasing and development ban is enacted according to new analysis prepared by OnLocation using EIA’s National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) which is used to produce their Annual Energy Outlook.
  • Senate Polls: IA: Ernst +1 | AZ: Kelly +2 | MN: Smith +1 | TX: Cornyn:+6 | NC: Tie

    10/23/2020 8:36:00 AM PDT · by Conserv · 40 replies
    Good news all around.... because we all know these polls have special dem sauce added to them. Copied info from Realclearpolitics(middle of front page).
  • Hero Down: Houston Police Sgt. Harold Preston Murdered By Gunman

    10/22/2020 6:46:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Police Tribune ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Holly Matkin
    Hero Down: Houston Police Sgt. Harold Preston Murdered By Gunman Holly Matkin Houston, TX – Houston Police Department (HPD) Sergeant Harold Preston was murdered in the line of duty on Tuesday morning. The 65-year-old sergeant was one of many officers who responded to the Richmond Manor apartments in the 2600-block of Holly Hall and El Mundo to assist a woman who was trying to gather some of her property from her estranged husband, KTRK reported. When the officers arrived at the scene to help the woman to retrieve her property, her husband allegedly opened fire on them, HPD Chief Art...
  • FBI Most Wanted Fugitive Linked to Recent Mexican Border State Murders

    10/22/2020 12:28:03 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2020 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ and BRANDON DARBY
    A man who was recently added to the FBI’s Most Wanted list for a cartel execution in Texas is linked to murders in the border state of Nuevo Leon, where his organization has established almost total control over one of Mexico’s wealthiest communities. In recent weeks, gunmen believed to be working under orders of Jose Rodolfo “El Gato” Villarreal carried out murders in the ritzy suburb of San Pedro within the greater Monterrey metro... Last week the FBI added El Gato to the list of Most Wanted fugitives for the 2013 murder of a cartel attorney in Southlake, Texas, near...
  • The Jaw-Dropping Difference Between the Old 'Wall' and the New Wall the Trump Admin Is Building

    10/22/2020 9:52:15 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 71 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    "Wow" was all I was able to say as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Blackhawk flew alongside the U.S.-Mexico border and the difference between the old "wall" system and the new wall system under construction came into view... The old "wall" that covers large lengths of the border is laughably easy to get over. It consists of barbed wire fencing, held together by fragile-looking wooden posts and Normandy barriers intended to stop illegal vehicle crossings. "I think you can see for yourself...it's a political narrative, right? They want to score some political points by saying, 'Oh, it's just...
  • Could Weird Austin Go Red? Local GOP Says Dems Are Donating to Republicans in Record Numbers

    10/22/2020 7:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/22/2020 | Megan Fox
    Austin has long been the blue dot in Texas’ red sea. But that could change soon. The Travis County GOP Communications Director Andy Hogue says there’s every reason for citizens of Austin to be optimistic about Republican races this year. Hogue told PJ Media, “Democrats are donating to us in unprecedented numbers. We’ve never seen this before.” Hogue says that the local GOP recognizes regular donors but when new names started coming in, they started looking them up to see who they are. “We kept finding Democrats who have never donated before.”Two seats on the all-Democrat Austin City Council are...
  • More than 20,000 Kaufman County (TX) voters cast ballots in first week of early voting

    10/21/2020 7:29:44 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    KAUFMAN, Texas — Early voting numbers in Kaufman County are up 33% in the first week of early voting compared to four years ago according to election officials. 19,688 voters have shown up in person at six polling locations officials say, compared to 14,836 who showed up during the first week in 2016. The Forney sub courthouse has led with the greatest number of voters each day with 5,486 voting during the first week. New early voting polling locations at Forney ISD Administration building and Trinity Family Church in Talty have welcomed over 4,800 voters combined. The county has also...
  • 'Seinfeld' cast to reunite for fundraiser to turn Texas into a blue state

    10/21/2020 11:29:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/20 | Naledi Ushe
    “Seinfeld” cast members Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander along with the co-creator Larry David are reuniting on Friday for a virtual fundraiser for the Texas Democratic Party. The aim of the event, titled “Fundraiser About Something,” is to raise money in the hopes of getting Texas to vote blue in the 2020 presidential election. Hosted by NBC’s Seth Meyers, the cast of the sitcom will discuss their favorite episodes of “Seinfeld.” Tickets for the event are donation based. “Most people are chipping in $38 for Texas' 38 electoral votes,” the website states. Higher donations come with perks such as a...
  • Prior police call to site of fatal HPD shooting raises questions

    10/21/2020 10:46:51 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | !0/20/20 | Samantha Ketterer & St. John Barned-Smith
    Houston Police chief Art Acevedo comforts Council Member Carolyn Evan Shabazz outside Memorial Hermann Hospital after the death of Sgt. Harold Preston on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Houston. Two officers were shot by a suspect during a domestic violence call at an apartment complex near El Rio and Holly Hall streets. Two officers were shot by a suspect during a domestic violence call at an apartment complex near El Rio and Holly Hall streets.Photo: Godofredo A. Vásquez/Staff photographer Houston Police officers watch as chief Art Acevedo talks to reporters about the death of Sgt. Harold Preston, at Memorial Hermann...
  • AG Pax­ton Issues Let­ter Regard­ing Mask­ing Require­ments for Indi­vid­u­als Admin­is­ter­ing Elections (No Mask Voting)

    10/20/2020 9:03:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    Texas Attorney General ^ | 10 15 2020 | Tx AG
    Dear Texas Elections Officials: My office is receiving reports that certain poll watchers, election clerks, and other individuals administering elections are being barred from executing their duties on account of not wearing a mask or face-covering. This is wrong. This letter serves as a reminder that on July 2, 2020, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-29 relating to the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster. See attached. The Order states plainly that the statewide "face-covering requirement does not apply to ... any person who is voting, assisting a voter, serving as a poll watcher, or actively administering...
  • HPD SGT KILLED AFTER HARRIS COUNTY DA ORDERS SHOOTERS RELEASE TWO-DAYS AGO AND HIS BULLETS RETURNED TO HIM

    10/20/2020 8:22:31 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 67 replies
    Montgomery County Police Reporter ^ | October 20 2020 | Scott Engle
    HPD Sergeant Harold Preston was killed in the line of duty today. Sgt. Preston has been with the Houston Police Department for 41-years and was due to retire at year-end. As tragic as that is, his death was 100% preventable. His partner also was shot and will survive his injuries. In addition, the shooters own 14-year-old son was shot. The suspect, Elmer Manzano, a convicted felon with multiple prior assaults on his record was in custody, detailed just a day before this tragedy occurred. On October 18, HPD Officers responded to a call from Mrs. Santos, stated that her ex-husband,...
  • Texas Supreme Court rebukes hospital that tried to kill 20-month-old baby on life support

    10/20/2020 7:48:49 PM PDT · by xomething · 6 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10/20/2020 | Texas Right to Life
    (Texas Right to Life) — The Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) delivered more time to Baby Tinslee Lewis, an ill 20-month-old in a Fort Worth hospital. Through a long legal battle, Cook Children’s Medical Center has sought to impose death on this baby since last November. Thus far, the courts have ruled in favor of Trinity, Tinslee’s mother, who is fighting for the life of her precious daughter. Cook Children’s asked SCOTX for permission to withdraw the toddler’s life-sustaining treatment while the 10-Day Rule is argued in court. SCOTX declined the petition, and Tinslee will continue to receive treatment. Judges...
  • Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump

    10/20/2020 10:04:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 20 | By Theodore Schleifer
    A little-known Democratic super PAC backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest donors is quietly unleashing a torrent of television spending in the final weeks of the presidential campaign in a last-minute attempt to oust President Donald Trump, Recode has learned. The barrage of late money — which includes at least $22 million from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz — figures among one of the most expensive and aggressive plays yet by tech billionaires, who have spent years studying how to maximize the return they get from each additional dollar they spend on politics. Moskovitz is placing his single biggest public...
  • Trump billboard in Texas vandalized

    10/20/2020 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | - 10/17/20 10:41 AM EDT | By Kaelan Deese
    A billboard in Houston that was recently put up in support of President Trump was defaced this week, displaying a new message against his reelection. Houston lawyer Rogelio Garcia captured a photo of the large billboard that was graffitied and altered to say, "Take Trump to Prison," local NBC affiliate KXAN reported. Words were added to the billboard, which initially just read "Trump." Garcia's tweet quickly went viral with over 85,400 likes and 23,000 retweets as of Saturday morning. The Democratic political group Turn Texas Blue posted a picture of the vandalized sign, taking responsibility for the alterations. "Trump put...
  • Texas GOP Sen. Cornyn tries to distance himself from Trump, says he disagrees with president 'privately'

    10/19/2020 3:48:56 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 42 replies
    faux ^ | 10/19/2020 | Megan Henney
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn became the latest GOP senator to distance himself from President Trump this weekend ahead of a surprisingly tight reelection battle. In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board published on Sunday, Cornyn said that he has confronted Trump privately, rather than publicly, on disagreements over issues such as budget deficits and debt, tariffs, trade agreements and border security.
  • Harris County tried to make voting easier during the pandemic. Why Texas Republicans fought every step of the way.

    10/17/2020 2:24:58 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Texas Tribune via WFAA ^ | 10/17/2020 | Karen Brooks Harper & Emma Platoff
    A potential nightmare for Texas Republicans began to materialize early Tuesday, taking the form of tens of thousands of voters lined up at the polls in Harris County. By day's end, the number of ballots cast on the first day of early voting in Houston and its suburbs had shattered all records. Another record was set on Tuesday. The early numbers are almost certainly bad news for Texas Republicans, the Texas Tribune reports. Control of the White House depends on Republican domination of Texas, which in turn relies on containing a voting surge in the nation's third most populous county,...
  • Denver news station hired FOUR other unlicensed security guards in addition to far-left gunman who killed Trump supporter

    10/17/2020 8:06:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | October 16, 2020 | Mia Cathell
    A bizarre investigative piece published by 9NEWS, the NBC affiliate that reportedly hired the unlicensed security guard who fatally shot a Trump supporter during a Denver "Patriot Rally," exposes the news station for contracting multiple unlicensed security guards.. An investigation self-run by the publication found that 30-year-old Matthew Dolloff—who is facing second-degree murder charges for the alleged killing of a conservative demonstrator during dueling Denver rallies on Saturday—is not the only non-credentialed security guard to accompany 9NEWS crews at riots during the past five months. In fact, Dolloff is one of five unlicensed security agents. Under a taunting "Training Matters"...
  • Beto O’Rourke Expected to Teach at Texas State University in 2021

    10/17/2020 12:37:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16 2020 | AMY FURR
    Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) is expected to teach Texas politics at Texas State University’s Department of Political Science in the Spring of 2021, according to the University Star. “Pending finalization of his hire, O’Rourke will join the department as an instructor teaching a synchronous online class,” the article said. Political Science Chair Ken Grasso told the paper O’Rourke gravitated toward Texas politics when the two discussed potential class subjects.
  • Mob Forms Outside Christian Leader’s West Texas Home After Chinese Agent Calls For His Murder

    10/09/2020 5:34:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Clashdaily.com ^ | by Wes Walker on October 9, 2020
    Why does religious liberty matter? Because in socialist dictatorships, ‘cancel culture’ means much more than having your social media presence go dark. Just ask Chinese Pastor Bob Fu. Democrats have been strangely silent when angry mobs threatening violence target the private homes of those whose political slant they hate. Tucker Carlson and Mitch McConnel come to mind. One of the Republican senators mentioned the window in his home being broken since the Amy Coney Barrett nomination. We have seen similar BLM and Antifa mobs harassing elected officials in their homes over political disagreements. Normalizing this behavior and personalizing political disagreements...
  • US oil majors pitch more campaign cash to Democrats as frack battle looms

    10/16/2020 9:43:33 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 16, 2020 | Liz Hampton
    The two largest U.S. energy firms, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, have increased their share of campaign donations to Democrats this year, according to latest filings, amid a looming battle over fracking. The vast majority, 85% of all oil and gas donations this election, have flowed on behalf of U.S. President Donald Trump, other Republican candidates and conservative causes, according to data from campaign researcher the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP). However, oil majors have put more money into Democratic coffers as some polls show Democratic challenger Joseph Biden with an as much as 10 percentage point lead and...