Ted Cruz mocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at CPAC after the congresswoman raised millions for his Texan constituents

Sen. Ted Cruz mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her response to the Capitol insurrection. Cruz said: “Especially now, the left, they are shrill. They are angry.” Speaking at CPAC, Cruz also took aim at Sen. Bernie Sanders for wearing mittens.  Senator Ted Cruz on Friday mocked New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has raised millionsContinue reading “Ted Cruz mocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at CPAC after the congresswoman raised millions for his Texan constituents”

Four ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas resign in the aftermath of the power outage, winter storm

Sally Talberg, board chair; Peter Cramton, vice chair; Terry Bulger, finance and audit chair; and Raymond Hepper, human resources and governance committee chair, will resign at the end of the ERCOT board meeting Wednesday morning, according to a public notice. Four board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the entity that manages andContinue reading “Four ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas resign in the aftermath of the power outage, winter storm”

AG Ken Paxton and wife Sen. Angela Paxton went to Utah during Texas freeze

While millions of Texans languished in their homes last week without heat, many of them racking up astronomical electricity bills, the state official in charge of consumer protection left to take an out-of-state trip. According to a campaign spokesman, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton left the state during the middle of the power outage crisisContinue reading “AG Ken Paxton and wife Sen. Angela Paxton went to Utah during Texas freeze”

‘No Safe Amount’: Environmentalists Sound Alarm Over Texas Refineries’ Release of Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Pollutants During Storm

337,000 pounds of benzene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide were flared, as well as an indeterminate amount of methane Texas oil refineries released hundreds of thousands of pounds of pollutants including benzene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide into the air as they scrambled to shut down during last week’s deadly winterContinue reading “‘No Safe Amount’: Environmentalists Sound Alarm Over Texas Refineries’ Release of Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Pollutants During Storm”

A GOP congressman from Texas slams Ted Cruz as it emerges he took his college roommate on Cancun trip

A Texas GOP congressman slammed Sen. Ted Cruz for his Cancun trip during winter storms that crippled the state. Rep. Michael McCaul said: ‘When a crisis hits my state … I’m not going to go on some vacation.’ The comments come as Axios reports that Cruz failed to declare he invited his college roommate onContinue reading “A GOP congressman from Texas slams Ted Cruz as it emerges he took his college roommate on Cancun trip”

Ocasio-Cortez Fundraising Drive For Texas Relief Raises $4 Million

A fundraising effort spearheaded by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to help storm-battered Texans has raised more than $4 million in just a few days. On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez was on the ground in Texas to celebrate the success of the fundraising effort, which will go to local organizations providing Texans food assistance, homelessness relief and elder care.Continue reading “Ocasio-Cortez Fundraising Drive For Texas Relief Raises $4 Million”

Critics Accuse Ted Cruz of ‘Fake Compassion’ As He Hands Out Water After Mexico Trip

Fresh from a trip to a Mexican beach resort, Texas Senator Ted Cruz appeared keen to show he was helping others during the statewide emergency that he—temporarily—left behind this week. The Republican lawmaker has been under fire over his decision to fly to Cancun as a winter storm—and a creaking power grid—left millions without electricity and latterly without drinkingContinue reading “Critics Accuse Ted Cruz of ‘Fake Compassion’ As He Hands Out Water After Mexico Trip”

In Contrast to ‘Useless Republican Leaders,’ AOC Helps Raise $1 Million in Direct Relief for Texans in Crisis

“AOC helped raise $1 million for Texas relief as Ted Cruz made his way back home from Cancún.” As Sen. Ted Cruz rushed back to Texas on Thursday after coming under fire for fleeing to Cancún while his constituents faced devastating power outages, water disruptions, and food shortages, an out-of-state Democratic lawmaker teamed up with a coalitionContinue reading “In Contrast to ‘Useless Republican Leaders,’ AOC Helps Raise $1 Million in Direct Relief for Texans in Crisis”

Ted Cruz Accused of Flying to Cancun Amid Texas Power Outages As Photo Goes Viral

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been accused of traveling to Cancun, Mexico, amid the ongoing crisis in Texas, where millions have been left without power or heat in freezing temperatures. Photos circulating on social media overnight appeared to show the senator at an airport and on an airplane. The idea that Cruz and his family had flownContinue reading “Ted Cruz Accused of Flying to Cancun Amid Texas Power Outages As Photo Goes Viral”

Portland police officers guard Fred Meyer dumpsters, face off with residents seeking discarded food

Roughly a dozen Portland police officers faced off with a small group at a Northeast Portland Fred Meyer on Tuesday after people tried to take food that had been thrown away. Workers at the Hollywood West Fred Meyer threw away thousands of perishable items because the store, like many others, had lost power in an outage broughtContinue reading “Portland police officers guard Fred Meyer dumpsters, face off with residents seeking discarded food”

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