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August 2, 2019

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San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd won’t seek reelection in one of country’s most competitive districts
San Antonio Express-News

Hurd is serving his third term, after defeating Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones last fall in a race that dragged on for weeks after election day and was ultimately decided by less than 1,000 votes. Jones had already launched a fresh bid for the seat in 2020, which was expected to set up a marquee rematch with Hurd. 

'They will have to resign': Texas lawmakers allege House Speaker said he'd pull credentials from media outlet
Dallas Morning News

The growing controversy threatens to throw House Republicans into a vicious and politically damaging civil war ahead of next year's crucial primary elections, in which Democrats are raring to flip the chamber for the first time since 2003. It's an abrupt twist of fate from a few weeks ago, when GOP leaders were touting a "kumbaya" legislative session in which they passed their priority school finance and property tax bills.

Trump’s pick to lead U.S. intelligence claims he arrested 300 illegal immigrants in a single day. He didn’t.
The Washington Post

“As a U.S. Attorney, I arrested over 300 illegal immigrants on a single day,” Rat­cliffe (R-Tex.) says on his congressional website. But a closer look at the case shows that Ratcliffe’s claims conflict with the court record and the recollections of others who participated in the operation — at a time when he is under fire for embellishing his record.

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