Kamala is coming after Beto — in his own backyard. Hours before the former El Paso congressman unveiled his presidential bid, Harris announced she was heading to Texas — an unmistakable warning shot at a fellow upstart competing to capture the imagination of Democratic voters.Story Continued Below She’ll meet Friday outside Dallas with Tarrant County Democrats, then it’s on to Houston Saturday for a big rally at Texas Southern University in Houston. It’s the start of a sustained, delegate-focused strategy that aims to take advantage of the front-loaded primary calendar in which Texas and California will significantly shape the race on March 3. Harris has already reached out to Congressional Black Caucus members from Texas, including Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Sheila Jackson Lee, Al Green, Colin Allred and Marc Veasey, according to a Democrat familiar with the calls. The aggressive maneuvering is the surest sign yet that for all of O’Rourke’s … [Read more...] about Kamala puts Beto on notice
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FILE PHOTO: Visitors use their mobiles phones as they stand next to a 5G Led Smart Bulb panel inside the Xiaomi booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Wednesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to delay a radio frequency spectrum auction for next-generation 5G wireless communications, which is scheduled for Thursday. The Science, Space and Technology Committee’s Democratic chairwoman, Eddie Bernice Johnson, and its top Republican, Frank Lucas, cited concerns that the spectrum under consideration could interfere with signals for sensors related to weather and climate forecasting, and said such interference could impact public safety. Johnson and Lucas urged the regulatory agency to delay the spectrum auction until it properly addresses the concerns of relevant agencies and departments: the Pentagon, the National Oceanic and … [Read more...] about U.S. House technology panel heads seeks delay in 5G spectrum auction
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Science | Cut the Science Budget? Not So Fast. Advertisement Supported by Out There ByDennis Overbye March 11, 2019 The President proposes and Congress disposes. So goes the standard description of the constitutional process by which our republic is governed. Judging from the news headlines, you might think this process has not been friendly lately to the scientific community. Again and again, the Trump administration has proposed drastic cuts to the research budgets of the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, NASA and other agencies. Quietly, however, Congress often has gone the other way and handed out increases. In January, the Congress passed, and President Trump finally signed, a spending bill for 2019, averting another government shutdown. Lost amid the collective sigh of relief and … [Read more...] about Cut the Science Budget? Not So Fast.
Kamala Harris has officially announced that she will run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. True to form for such aspirants, she recently launched a book tour to promote her new memoir, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, to tell her story to the electorate. Having made history as California’s first black female U.S. senator and attorney general, she represents the smart, charismatic, and progressive politician who can build an election-winning coalition. Along with the other two African Americans in the U.S. Senate, Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Tim Scott, she recently lead the passage of a bill making lynching a hate crime as well as pushed for legislation requiring that an ethnic minority and a woman gain consideration whenever there’s a vacancy for the top position at one of the Federal Reserve’s 12 banks. The wave of black women elected to office in the last election cycle demonstrates the ongoing evolution of political diversity, … [Read more...] about A New Force In Politics: Black Women As Game Changers and Shot Callers
Erasing 'old' in East DallasRe: "Residents get extra time, deserve far more," by Robert Wilonsky, Sunday Metro column. I don't believe that the chic apartment tenants and white modern tinderbox homeowners deserve to call their neighborhood "Old East Dallas" after displacing more low-income tenants from historic neighborhoods. Strip them of the name if developers want to destroy everything that made it "Old" East Dallas. Call it "Leave or We'll Push You Out East Dallas."William Charles Dominguez, IrvingPoverty a bipartisan concernRe: "Athletes tackle politics — Allred joins rare list of ex-pros to serve in Congress," Jan. 15 news story.It was a joy to read your article on athletes tackling politics. I noted that among the athletes, both political parties were represented. Hopefully these newly elected politicians will make being informed on matters and compromise their top priorities. Colin Allred happens to be my representative. Even though he didn't have an … [Read more...] about Letters: Old East Dallas, Congress, Democrats, layoffs, shutdown, Dallas district attorney, PTSD