Democratic Rep. Appears Ready To Announce Challenge To Cruz
While the young representative from El Paso unseated a long-serving fellow Democrat in 2012 (Rep. Sylvester Reyes), his anti-gun positions and other liberal leanings would make him a very unlikely to unseat a popular Republican senator who finished in second place in a field of 17 major candidates, the largest ever US presidential primary race. Ted Cruz for what will be a long shot race for the Senate. Rep. Joaquin Castro (Texas), a rising star in the Democratic Party, is said to be considering a run for the seat.
A contest between O'Rourke and Castro for the right to challenge Cruz is likely to serve as a defining moment for the state Democratic Party. O'Rourke told ABC-7 it is important for him to share the decision with El Paso first.
O'Rourke has previously said he's strongly considering running against Cruz, who unsuccessfully ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.
While there was a boost of attention for O'Rourke in his bipartisan road trip with Hurd, Castro and his brother Julian have an established statewide identification.
"I'm very moved to do it", the 44-year-old said in an interview earlier in March. "I have a big announcement to make on Friday".
LaVar Ball shopping reality show and documentary
When Stephen A. got loud, LaVar got louder. "The spotlight is on ( LaVar ) and all for the wrong reasons", he said . I also won't write a knee-jerk reaction about De-Aaron Fox being better Lonzo (because he is not).
Peggy Whitson Breaks Spacewalking Record
This was the 199th EVA in station history, the fourth so far this year, the sixth for Kimbrough and the eighth for Whitson. They will also install shields and covers on PMA-3 and the now-vacant common berthing mechanism port on Tranquility.
Bannon Told Freedom Caucus Voting for Healthcare Bill Not A Discussion'
Trump also said Democrats succeeded in confusing the public, claiming, "lots of people don't realize how good our bill was". Earlier this month, he said flatly, "We'll have 218 (votes) when this thing comes to the floor, I can guarantee you that".
O'Rourke, according to Democrat sources, reported through the Chronicle, O'Rourke is planning to announce his campaign on Friday. That also coincides with a Friday "meet and greet" in Dallas, followed by three public appearances Saturday in Waco and Austin, finishing up on Sunday in Houston.
That well-publicized event came on the heels of a glowing Washington Post profile just weeks earlier that described O'Rourke as a "Mexico-loving liberal" and detailed his past as a technology entrepreneur and a member of a punk rock band.
O'Rourke is a 3-term Congressman who has supported term limits in the past.
In 2012, Cruz eeked up the Republican primary polls by relentlessly running negative ads against then Lt. Governor David Dewhurst.
One of his top issues has been to end the War on Drugs and legalize recreational marijuana. He also has pushed for greater care of veterans and immigration reform.
Merkel challenger seeks to move past deflating state vote
The left-leaning Greens dropped out of the state legislature, falling short of the 5 percent needed to keep their seats. That was up from 35.2% in 2012 and better than the 29.6% won by the Social Democrats led by Martin Schulz.
Mass Effect Andromeda developers discarded the idea of procedural planets
The amount of scrutiny Andromeda has gotten "is exacerbated by us living in an era of Share buttons and YouTube ". He doesn't necessarily see the fuss around Mass Effect Andromeda's animation as a bad thing, however.
Court asks Delhi to decide Muslims' status in Kashmir
Hearing a PIL yesterday for a ban on the use of pellet guns during protests, Chief Justice J.S. Khehar had urged the Centre to explore alternatives: "It's a serious issue".
Rahm goes down in final but 'proud' of comeback
The question: Is he beatable if he is playing his best golf? Lee came into the final round with a one-shot lead over Mi Jung Hur. He rolled through his first six matches - losing just eight holes and trailing for just three - before running into Johnson.
Vladimir Putin denies French election interference after Marine Le Pen meeting
Le Pen's party took a 9-million-euro loan from a Moscow-based bank in 2014 and is actively seeking new sources of funding. The French far-right presidential candidate has positioned herself as a champion of African sovereignty.
Census Still Won't Include LGBT Questions
Questions about sexual orientation and gender identity have never appeared in the census or American Community Survey. Census Bureau has backed away from plans to collect data about Americans' sexual orientation and gender identity.
NBCUniversal slightly ahead of Sochi for 2018 Winter Olympics ad sales
Dan Lovinger, executive vice president, said NBC will offer advertisers the chance to package ad buys across both events. A move that Atlanta Olympics fans have been waiting for is finally happening - live TV coverage that is actually live.
Rajya Sabha Passes Finance Bill With Amendments
He said Aadhaar was a "great initiative" of the previous UPA government and said the NDA dispensation is expanding it. The amendments by Digvijay Singh were adopted after division of votes gave a clear "ayes' to the opposition".
'Destiny 2' receipt suggests players can pre-order the game in Germany
Hopefully this time we'll get to explore the ruins of the Last City and have more freedom rather than being confined to the tower. But there's certainly no disputing that the Last City is under attack, and many fans are speculating about how and why that is.
Truecaller Joins Hands With Google to Introduce Video Calling Feature
One of the biggest features of Truecaller 8 on Android - iOS users still have to wait a while - is a new SMS filtering feature. And apart from the launch, the company also announced its tie-up with Google to integrate its video-calling app; Google Duo.