News archive from 5 September 2018

Cornyn and Cruz lead defense of Brett Kavanaugh against Democratic onslaught over Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — When Democratic objections threatened to upend Tuesday’s contentious hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, Texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn was there to help keep the GOP proceedings on track. Cornyn, acting as the...

Chron, 21:58 in Politics

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin fends off challenge from Josh Zakim in Democratic primary.

BOSTON — Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin fends off challenge from Josh Zakim in Democratic primary.


Mayor Turner starts series of town halls on November ballot items

Mayor Sylvester Turner will begin a series of town hall meetings this week to discuss the two city ballot items that will appear on the November ballot. The gatherings will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and will start Wednesday and run through the...

Chron, 07:23 in Politics

Michelle Obama to hold voting rallies in Las Vegas and Miami

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will headline voter registration rallies in Las Vegas and Miami later this month during a week of action to encourage voting for the November elections by a nonpartisan organization she co-chairs, organizers said...

Chron, 10:16 in Politics

Beto O'Rourke appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today

Democrat Beto O'Rourke gets a national television audience today for his campaign for the U.S. Senate. O'Rourke is expected to be on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, thanks largely to a viral video in which O'Rourke defended the rights of football players to...

Chron, 10:16 in Politics

Trump insists he's 'exact opposite' of Woodward's portrayal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he's "the exact opposite" of Bob Woodward's portrayal of him in a new book that has set off a firestorm in the White House with its descriptions of current and former aides...

Chron, 13:24 in Politics

Judge strikes down Texas mandatory fetal burial law

AUSTIN — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Texas law that requires fetal and embryonic tissue from most failed pregnancies be buried or cremated, striking a blow to anti-abortion activists and delivering another defeat to the Texas Attorney...

Chron, 15:33 in Politics

Austin talk show host Alex Jones calls Rubio ‘gangster thug’ outside hearing

Texas talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones called Sen. Marco Rubio a “frat boy” and a “little gangster thug” in a confrontation captured on video outside a hearing at Capitol Hill on Wednesday. As the Florida Senator answered questions...

Chron, 15:53 in Politics

Trump: US will 'get very angry' if Syria attacks civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. will "get very angry" if the Syrian government slaughters civilians in rebel-held Idlib province. Trump says, "If it's a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry and...

Chron, 16:01 in Politics

Trump to attend 9/11 anniversary ceremony in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will mark the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by participating in a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania. The White House says the president will be accompanied at Tuesday's ceremony in...

Chron, 16:01 in Politics

Trump on possible shutdown: 'If it happens, it happens'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding out the possibility of a federal government shutdown this fall if Congress doesn't act to secure the nation's borders. Trump tells reporters: "If it happens, it happens. If it's about border...

Chron, 16:14 in Politics

Anonymous official cites Trump 'amorality' in NY Times op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior administration official is sounding an alarm about President Donald Trump's "amorality" and "impetuous" leadership style in an unsigned opinion piece published in The New York Times. The newspaper...

Chron, 16:37 in Politics

Inside the makeover of the Democratic Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are looking to win in November with a group of candidates that will make the party younger, more diverse and more liberal. It's the result of anti-Trump activists and grassroots activists on the left, and the goal is to...

Chron, 18:12 in Politics

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