Politics

Democratic Rep. says bipartisan infrastructure vote would fail

'The votes aren't there'

Originally Published: 26 SEP 21 09:42 ET By Devan Cole and Kevin Liptak, CNN (CNN) -- Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal said Sunday that she doubts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will carry through on her plans to hold a vote Monday…

Texas county officials say they are in the dark

Following an 'audit' announcement

Originally Published: 24 SEP 21 20:55 ET Updated: 25 SEP 21 07:34 ET By Sara Murray, CNN (CNN) -- A day after a press release obliquely announced that a "full forensic audit" was already underway in a handful of Texas…

Justice Department seeks order against Texas abortion law

The Justice Department recently filed a lawsuit asking the court to declare the law invalid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is asking a federal court in Texas to issue a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction against a new state law that bans most abortions in Texas. The emergency motion filed Tuesday night…

California Gov. Newsom crushes Republican-led recall effort

The win ensures California will remain a laboratory for progressive policies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Despite warnings the race would be close, California Gov. Gavin Newsom handily defeated efforts to kick him out of office. The Democrat cast the win as an endorsement of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and…

What to expect at Apple's iPhone 13 event

The company is likely to unveil four new iPhones

Originally Published: 13 SEP 21 08:21 ET Updated: 13 SEP 21 10:00 ET By Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- A bigger iPhone battery that lasts longer. A diagonally-shaped camera system. And one terabyte of storage. These are some…

Victoria County political chairs weigh in on SB-1

Democratic Party Chair and Republican Party Chair share their beliefs on the bill

VICTORIA, Texas - On Tuesday, Sept. 7, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1 into law. Victoria County political chairs weigh in on the bill. The Texas Tribune…

Governor Abbott sets special election date

For the Texas State House of Representatives District 118 seat

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Abbott sets the special election date. On Tuesday, Sept. 7, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation announcing Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 as the special election date for the Texas State House of Representatives District 118 seat.…

Texas governor signs voting restrictions bill into law

Gov. Abbott signs restrictive voting bill into law

Originally Published: 07 SEP 21 12:21 ET Updated: 07 SEP 21 12:24 ET By Eric Bradner, CNN (CNN) -- Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans 24-hour and drive-thru voting, imposes new hurdles…

'Protecting the integrity of our elections is critical'

Governor Abbott issues statement on passage of SB1

AUSTIN, Texas - On Tuesday, Aug. 31, Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement following the passage of Senate Bill 1. SB 1 aims to protect the integrity of elections in Texas: "Protecting the integrity of our elections is critical in…

Liz Cheney named vice chair of the January 6 select committee

The Democrat-run committee is attempting a bipartisan tone

Originally Published: 02 SEP 21 07:07 ET By Annie Grayer, Ryan Nobles, Zachary Cohen and Whitney Wild, CNN (CNN) -- Democratic Chairman of the January 6 Select Committee Bennie Thompson announced on Thursday that Republican Rep. Liz Cheney will become…

Gov. Abbott statement on U.S. military members killed in Kabul airport attack

PENTAGON: Twelve U.S. service members killed in Kabul attack

AUSTIN - Gov. Abbott has released a statement regarding the twelve U.S. military members killed in an attack at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan: “What we’re witnessing in Kabul right now is an absolute tragedy. Brave U.S. Marines and soldiers…

Terror threats hamper Afghanistan evacuation as Biden's deadline looms

Biden is sticking to his Tuesday deadline for the final exit from Afghanistan

Originally Published: 26 AUG 21 00:02 ET Updated: 26 AUG 21 07:21 ET Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN (CNN) -- A grave and specific ISIS terror threat is hanging over the frantic endgame of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan with…

Early results for District 3 run-off election

Duane Crocker leads with 851 votes

VICTORIA, Texas - The early voting results for Victoria City Council District 3 run-off election have dropped. As of 7 p.m., Duane Crocker is in the lead with 851 total votes, 57.46%. Chad Austin Hall is not far behind with…