Houston immigration advocates ‘cautiously optimistic’ about reform efforts
HOUSTON – Many Houston-area immigration advocates and families are hopeful President Joe Biden can enact sweeping immigration reforms. Cloud, who is in favor of immigration reform, is talking about backlogs in immigration court and with U.S. AdFoster has worked with Republican and Democratic administrations on immigration reform. These types of legal challenges are why immigration advocates are only cautiously optimistic about reform. Plus, many remember pledges for immigration reform from President Barack Obama that never came to fruition.
President Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort
FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo, Paul Manafort, center, arrives at court in New York. New York appellate judges on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, have upheld a lower judges decision to dismiss state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort on double jeopardy grounds. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has issued pardons and sentence commutations for 29 people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law. Also receiving a pardon is Roger Stone, another longtime Trump associate caught up in the probe of Russia and the Trump campaign. The actions announced Wednesday night bring to 49 the number of people whom Trump in the last two days has granted clemency either through pardons or sentence commutations.
Local law expert says President Trump legal challenges won’t change the outcome of election
HOUSTON – President Donald Trump is not giving up on the historical 2020 election. The Trump campaign is pursuing numerous lawsuits to challenge the results of the election. It looks as if it is very secure for President Biden,” Carder said. After President-Elect Biden was declared victorious Saturday, President Trump announced his legal team would continue to fight in court. If it was a close call or a close vote between Biden and Trump if it were a close call, then certainly.
Campaign pups throughout the years: These 11 photos will make you crack a smile
We found the following 11 photos from Getty Images, and we thought they were worth a share. (Getty Images)Pierre, a 5-year-old basset hound, apparently is a loyal fan of then-President Johnson -- and was happy to pose with a campaign button. (Getty Images)A dog wears a campaign sticker for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign stop at the Buttercup diner on March 3, 2020 in Oakland, California. This photo was taken in front of the White House as the pups wore campaign buttons for Lyndon B. Johnson for President. (Getty Images)In Honolulu, Hawaiian women are seen casting their votes during a presidential election -- and even a dog doesn't dare peek.
7 days until the election: Biden hits the road; examining Barrett’s first cases on Supreme Court
Florida: Registered voters must request a mail/absentee ballot, but no excuse is required. You have six days remaining for your county to receive your ballot. Michigan: All registered voters are sent an application for a mail/absentee ballot, and no excuse is required. You have six days remaining for your county to receive your ballot. Texas: Registered voters must request a mail/absentee ballot, and you do have to provide a reason as to why you need one.
WATCH: President Trump gives thumbs-up as he heads to hospital
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has appeared in public for the first time since his COVID-19 diagnosis, giving a thumbs-up before he boarded Marine One for a military hospital. Trump walked out of the White House to the helicopter Friday evening on his way to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he leaves the White House to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington. The White House says Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital on the advice of his physicians after contracting COVID-19. The White House says that the visit is precautionary and that Trump will work from the hospital’s presidential suite, which is equipped to allow him to continue his official duties.
President Trump should be monitored in a hospital, not at the White House, according to Dr. Hotez
HOUSTON – President Donald Trump is experiencing “mild symptoms” of COVID-19 after revealing that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. I would have a very low threshold for admitting him to Walter Reed National Medical Center.”Furthermore, Hotez said the president should begin receiving prescription drugs right away. Watch the full interview below:Dr. Hotez speaks with me about President Trump testing positive for coronavirus. However, Hotez could not conclude if that exposure is where President Trump contracted the virus or if it could have also placed his running mate, former Vice President Joe Biden, at risk. READ: Joe Biden, wife, Jill Biden, test negative for coronavirus“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19.
President Trump promises executive action if no deal is reached in coronavirus relief package negotiations
Negotiations have stalled, and theres no deal in sight for a coronavirus relief package to aid millions of Americans struggling with the pandemic. Its not a question of they had a good bill. We have a good bill. No, they dont have a good bill. If Democrats continue to hold this critical relief hostage, I will act under my authority as President to get Americans the relief they need, said Trump.
South Texas landowners are hoping to use President Trump's own words against him in a new border wall lawsuit
Landowners in South Texas filed a federal lawsuit on Monday, alleging that construction of a border barrier is unconstitutional. Callie Richmond for The Texas TribuneLandowners in South Texas are launching another front in their battle against President Trumps efforts to build a wall on the Texas-Mexico border. Flores said that the administration has to show that it has a narrowly tailored compelling governmental interest to justify constructing the border wall. The lawsuit also argues that a border wall would hurt recreation and public safety: Fishing, hiking and recreation will all be affected. DHS/CBP is effectively commandeering these local resources as part of their wall construction.
5.0 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid ongoing tremors
(AP) – A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month. The newest quake comes a day after hundreds of people in the island's southern region were evacuated from earthquake shelters that flooded after heavy rains hit the U.S. territory. The ground in southern Puerto Rico first began shaking on Dec. 28, and while experts say several local faults are to blame, they are still analyzing data to determine why the earthquakes continue. U.S. President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for more than dozen municipalities in Puerto Rico following earthquakes that officials say have caused more than $200 million in damage. More than 4,000 people remain in shelters, and officials expected that number to rise as a result of Saturday’s quake.