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August 13, 2019

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Texas House speaker scandal is all the worst parts of politics. Now, it may be criminal
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

This whole incident is the kind of thing that inspires deep cynicism over politics. What looked like the most internecine of fights could linger for months and seep into House races, which are getting under way... The public needs a thorough, quick accounting of what happened here, and leaders like Bonnen must be held accountable for their actions — either in the courtroom or in the political realm.

Texas' biggest metro areas may tip America's balance of power in the years ahead

The party's improving position in Texas' thriving metropolitan areas is creating the opportunity for it to seriously contest as many as five or six more seats in the US House, possibly recapture enough seats to regain a majority in the state House of Representatives and mount highly competitive races both against Trump and Republican Sen. John Cornyn, who is seeking reelection next year.
Suburbs spell trouble for Trump
The Hill

In the most recent of the NBC News–Wall Street Journal polls, conducted last month, he was 3 points underwater with suburban voters as a whole.  Virtually no one expects Trump’s tone or political persona to change — love it or hate it. But that makes it difficult to see any plausible way he can drive up his numbers in the suburbs.

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