Saturday, June 13, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
You: Defund the police— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 10, 2020
Joe Biden: I hear you. I see you. Let’s give them an additional $300 million dollars. https://t.co/n788k8m4AD
Biden repeatedly pushed bill in Senate that critics said would have made investigating police officers for misconduct more difficult - CNNPolitics https://t.co/5u1i0Rn7xO— OWS_ellie ॐ 🦺NO⚖️NO✌️Vive la People's Uprising! (@OWS_ellie) June 11, 2020
Most disgusting, disrespectful #Biden comment, to date. There's no comparison when it comes to #MartinLutherKing #MLK— Sn00pster (@sn00pdad) June 12, 2020
Can you remove the mask from dangling from your ear. #SleepyJoeBiden #SleepyJoe #basementjoe #JoeBiden pic.twitter.com/WfFJ8qQOdJ
I wonder how the President came up with the idea to hold his first rally in months in Tulsa, where this happened -https://t.co/p1L92FSVtP - on Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.— Aaron D. Ford (@AaronDFordNV) June 10, 2020
Coincidence? No. #DogWhistle
NEW: The GOP platform Trump & Republicans will use in 2020 40+ references attacking "the current" president.— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) June 11, 2020
“The survival of the internet as we know it is at risk," it reads. "Its gravest peril originates in the White House."
It now appears that Vice President Mike Pence, who chairs the White House Coronavirus Task force, has deleted this tweet, which features him greeting campaign staff while not observing social distancing guidelines or CDC guidelines to stem the transmission of Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/2H2EqFlfuV— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) June 11, 2020
If you can't push Joe Biden left while every major city in America is on fire, you think you can do it once he is in office?— Defund the Police (@Fishbones2017) June 9, 2020
UPDATE:— Nick Brana - #PeoplesParty (@nick_brana) June 9, 2020
Jeff Weaver and his super PAC are courting millions from big donors by promising to “cut off and undermine third-party alternatives.”
“It’s a good pitch,” says a donor who was interviewed.
This is what the donor class is truly afraid of.#PeoplesParty https://t.co/P9983u87nZ pic.twitter.com/d4DsSscAof
“Democratic leaders have no convictions and no backbone. A nationwide uprising for racial justice demands defund the police. Trump calls it the demand of ‘Radical Left Democrats.’ So Democratic leaders cave and join Trump in rejecting it."https://t.co/iRw2e2o5ds pic.twitter.com/TjoepxtWHY— Howie Hawkins (@HowieHawkins) June 11, 2020
Join Angela this Sunday (6/14) for a Town Hall in celebration of Juneteenth. Don't miss this opportunity to talk with Angela and other activists about building a better future!— Howie Hawkins (@HowieHawkins) June 11, 2020
Register for the call at https://t.co/VbmJWUUKoz pic.twitter.com/LR2ulMX7Se
Our nation's simplistic two party system exists because white, land-owning men are terrified of actual democracy. pic.twitter.com/l3vjHqAFUF— Mark Charles 2020 (@wirelesshogan) June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Texas’ percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive — a metric @GovAbbott and White House officials have pointed to as indicative of a state’s readiness for reopening — is increasing. https://t.co/NCbUA02y89 pic.twitter.com/adlpsfdDl9— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) June 9, 2020
Here's more on Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations being up 36% since Memorial Day as Texas plans expanded business reopenings on Friday. https://t.co/baK0z4w2IM— Jeremy Wallace (@JeremySWallace) June 9, 2020
Texas health officials are refusing to say which nursing homes are dealing with coronavirus outbreaks, saying privacy laws prevent them from releasing that information.— John Tedesco (@John_Tedesco) June 6, 2020
That didn't stop federal officials from publishing their own nursing home data: https://t.co/BBQs9yZqpB
Here's the letter five Houston City Council members put out on changes they want in the wake of George Floyd's death and the subsequent protests: https://t.co/MGqQlqO57w— Matt Schwartz (@SchwartzChron) June 9, 2020
“It doesn't tear anyone down. It doesn't take anything from anyone," @CMPlummer4 said. "It gives layers of power and strength and it gives opportunity to people who just don't have a voice right now." #Houston #hounewshttps://t.co/UOfhCqPXrd— MUNIRA BANGEE (@MuniraBangee) June 8, 2020
"We are fighting against a brick wall here," Plummer says, citing the mayor's opposition to her amendments.— Dylan McGuinness (@dylmcguinness) June 9, 2020
Jay Jenkins of @TexasCJC on holding Houston police leadership accountable: "In the last few days, HPD has killed six different folks...Accountability is not going on Wolf Blitzer to talk about a police killing in Minneapolis when you have six of these killings [here]." pic.twitter.com/wHYu5tEzj7— The Appeal (@theappeal) June 9, 2020
We started the conversation on police reform. Not one of my amendments passed but I know that I stand on the right side of history. THAT is the most important take away. I answer to the people who elected me. I will be holding the task force accountable. #Houston #hounews pic.twitter.com/b7d5NHjGeP— Council Member Letitia Plummer (@CMPlummer4) June 10, 2020
To sum up what happened here: a Houston CM proposed to cut $356K from @SylvesterTurner's $5.1B budget plan, and Turner accused her of "micromanaging," "encroaching on my job," and suggested she was being disrespectful.— Jasper Scherer (@jaspscherer) June 10, 2020
The TexTrib also updated on the latest from Dallas, Austin, and Houston, which Grits for Breakfast had posted about earlier today. San Antonio is still talking about what they might do.
🗓 20 Days until you can head to the polls for #EarlyVoting 🗳️ for the July 2020 #PrimaryRunOffs!— Harris County Clerk (@HarrisVotes) June 9, 2020
Don’t forget to follow our page for the latest updates this election season. ✅#KnowYourDates #HarrisVotes pic.twitter.com/EZef5tpMIj
Bernie has inspired this campaign in so many ways.— Mike Siegel (@SiegelForTexas) June 9, 2020
We are fighting for #MedicareForAll & a #GreenNewDeal. To challenge the foundations of a corrupt political system.
Most of all, his commitment to "fight for someone you don't know." That's why we do this.
Thank you, Senator. https://t.co/XTYR8Mwbor
More news! @TexomasHomepage and @KAMRLocal4News will also host a debate between the Democratic congressional candidate for #TX13. Two debates in one night. Exciting stuff! #txlege @texasdemocrats pic.twitter.com/poKf2GbJLZ— Brittney Cottingham (@bbcott) June 10, 2020
Javier Ambler failed to dim his headlights and ended up dead. "I can't breathe" were among his last words. For a year, nothing was done about his death, and his family knew nothing. Now, dogged reporting by @tplohetski and @statesman is changing that. https://t.co/xJsuvPWxLo— John Bridges (@JohnBridges) June 8, 2020
Newly released police body cam footage shows the arrest of a black man in Texas who died in police custody. Javier Ambler is seen being tased 4 times before he died. His death is raising questions about shows like "Live PD," which was filming at the time.@cbsmireya reports. pic.twitter.com/FuKFPdB8GW— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 10, 2020
Before the pandemic, trans Texans experienced higher rates of poverty and uninsurance than others in the state. The coronavirus crisis is exacerbating inequalities.— Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) June 7, 2020
From @TexasMonthly: https://t.co/pnjwGxyqn1
We spoke to three young leaders who spearheaded police brutality protests in Alpine, Keller and Vidor, Texas.— Texas Standard (@TexasStandard) June 9, 2020
Here's what they told us: https://t.co/ktes17zUMd
Virgil Ingram, left, and Harold Ringer, right, were photographed for the cover of Texas Highways magazine in 1957, when they worked as painters for TxDOT, climbing over and under the Rainbow Bridge that connects Port Arthur and Bridge City. Awesome!@TexasHighways @TxHistComm pic.twitter.com/7En0iUUUmD— Traces of Texas (@TracesofTexas) June 9, 2020
Monday, June 08, 2020
Texas Monthly compiled a bunch of these, including Floresville, Lufkin, Midland, Levelland, Jacksonville, Victoria, Bryan, Carrollton, Flower Mound, and Fort Stockton. https://t.co/7nFuKaCcFE— Grits for Breakfast (@Grits4Breakfast) June 8, 2020
An El Paso protest for George Floyd marked the return of the Brown Berets, a group that dates back to the late 1960s. https://t.co/UWTIxt33pT— Texas Standard (@TexasStandard) June 7, 2020
How police officers are disciplined is spelled out in a contract with the city. “The details hidden in the contract is why so many of these officers [accused of brutality] have their jobs.” https://t.co/hDDeI6GsQh— Texas Standard (@TexasStandard) June 6, 2020
As police chiefs across Texas join the international calls of “Justice for George Floyd,” they have largely avoided talking about the legacy of police brutality and killings that have fueled the protests in their own backyard. https://t.co/Uw5teu4WCA— Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) June 8, 2020
ICYMI: Houston police chief Art Acevedo has become a national celebrity for publicly supporting the George Floyd protests. But his record is decidedly less progressive than his rhetoric.https://t.co/nLfJ11eglu— Texas Monthly (@TexasMonthly) June 7, 2020
The debate between MJ Hegar & Texas State Sen. Royce West for the Texas U.S. Senate Democratic runoff starts now.— KERA News (@keranews) June 6, 2020
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A new survey from Public Policy Polling, a firm mostly aligned with Democrats, found President Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden tied, 48%-48%, with just 4% unsure five months before the general election. Independents favored Trump, 52%-42%. Interestingly, Biden was stronger among Democrats (88%-8%) than Trump was among Republicans (83%-14%).
An April poll from the firm had Biden leading Trump, 47%-46%. In that survey, independents favored Biden, 50%-34%, and only 6% of Republicans indicated they would vote for Biden.
Trump’s job performance approval rating was 46/50. Anglos were more than twice as likely to approve than disapprove (67/32) but Hispanic/Latino (18/73) and African-American (2/97) voters were decidedly disapproving. His approval rating among voters aged 18 to 45 was 38/56. He was less underwater among voters aged 46 to 65, and his rating among voters over 65 was 58/39. The poll did not include a question about Biden’s favorability.
John F. Kennedy, LBJ, Dwight Eisenhower, and Harry Truman at Sam Rayburn's funeral in Bonham in November, 1961. When he passed away, "Speaker Sam" had served as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives more than twice as long as anybody else had. pic.twitter.com/2za4JCgH39— Traces of Texas (@TracesofTexas) June 5, 2020