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In addition to flood bond, Harris County IDs $620M in mitigation projects

Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday will vote on a list of projects that would be funded by the $2.5 billion flood bond, but the flood control district says more money will be needed to pay for all of them. Russ Poppe, the flood control district

9 min. ago in Politics
 

What to Watch: Minn.,Wis. primaries test allegiance to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who once criticized President Donald Trump are now fighting each other for his support. Minnesota faces a #metoo moment. And Democrats weigh whether to send the "Iron Stache" to Congress. What to watch as voters...

today, 00:45 in Politics
 

Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending. A top inauguration official assured The Assoc

today, 00:45 in Politics
 

'Blue wave' to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters threaten to upend d

today, 00:36 in Politics
 

Secretly taping conversations is not unknown in Trump world

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman's former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff. But surre

today, 00:30 in Politics
 

Manafort trial turns from prosecution's case to his defense

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fun

today, 00:30 in Politics
 

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers." In remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in upstate New York, Trump...

today, 00:30 in Politics
 

Trump claims Gov. Cuomo told him he wouldn't run against him

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called and told him that he wouldn't challenge him for the presidency. The Democratic governor's office didn't immediately respond to Trump's remarks, which came as the

yesterday, 18:52 in Politics
 

Gun issued to gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez goes missing

AUSTIN — The pistol issued to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez while she was Dallas County Sheriff is missing, according to a sheriff’s report. An investigation into what happened to the Beretta 9 mm pistol is ongoing, said Raul Reyna, spok

yesterday, 18:42 in Politics
 

Santa Fe shooting prompts jump in number of Texas school marshals, who can carry guns on campus

One week before hundreds of elementary students will flood the hallways for the first day of school, 20 Texas school employees ran screaming out of classrooms Friday as the sound of gunshots echoed through the hallways of the empty building. They were pr

yesterday, 16:47 in Politics
 

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain after delivering remarks that failed to mention the ailing senator. The measure Trump signed Monday at New York's Fort Drum will boost milit

yesterday, 15:43 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump asks if firing means end to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the firing of longtime FBI agent Peter Strzok (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is questioning whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and Trump's presid

yesterday, 12:50 in Politics
 

Beto O’Rourke launches statewide TV ads to counter Ted Cruz attacks

Democrat Beto O’Rourke said he’s going to respond to attack ads launched in limited markets by U.S. Sen. Ted with a massive statewide TV ad campaign that will be only positive messaging. After Cruz launched a series of attacks on O’Rourke in Corpus Chris

yesterday, 11:24 in Politics
 

Charlottesville anniversary: Few arrests, peaceful protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism isn't welcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, V

yesterday, 01:50 in Politics
 

Newest US sanctions against Russia hit an economic nerve

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble t

yesterday, 00:46 in Politics
 
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