Bizarre Conspiracy Theory Of the Day, Part 2: Jill Stein’s Campaign Was A Russian Plot

00 Ever since the evening of Novemnber 8, 2016, the Clinton campaign and their lackeys in the media have been trying to affix blame on someone, other than themselves, for…

Texas Senate committee OKs bill to outlaw city cellphone restrictions

00 A Texas Senate committee approved a bill Saturday that would outlaw local restrictions on using a cellphone while driving.  Senate Bill 15 would pre-empt local ordinances on mobile phone usage,…

Texas Senate panel approves teacher bonuses, retirement benefits

00 The Senate Finance Committee Saturday approved a proposal Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick listed as a priority for Texas education: providing bonuses and pay raises for long-term teachers, and reduced…

Despite losing bathroom bill fight, a transgender girl gets her two minutes

00 The doors of the Texas Capitol had been open for just about 40 minutes when Rachel Gonzales made her way down into the lowest level of the pink granite…

TAKING THE FIFTH. Head Of Oppo Research Firm Behind Trump Dossier Refuses To Testify

00 As had been reported earlier, Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, the Democrat leaning opposition research firm that was behind the discredited Trump dossier, was asked to testify before…

Senate committee passes bills on private school choice and school finance study

00 The Senate Education Committee got two major bills out of the way Friday, passing legislation that would create a “private school choice” program and start a commission to study…

Bill limiting city, county spending fuels war over local control

00 When state senators revive legislation on Saturday that could require voter approval of city and county property tax rates, lawmakers will also consider something that didn’t come up during this…

NEVERMIND: Sean Hannity Won’t Be Receiving Media Excellence Award, After All

00 Several weeks ago, we brought you the mind-boggling news that Fox’s Sean Hannity would be receiving Media Research Center’s William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence. The absolute audacity…

The Brief: How to watch today's bathroom bill proceedings

00 Good morning and happy Friday, folks. Thanks for reading The Brief, our daily newsletter informing you on politics, public policy and everything in between. Forward this email to friends…

Watch as hundreds in Texas testify on the bathroom bill

00   For the third time this year, a committee of state lawmakers will consider measures to restrict bathroom use for transgender residents in what’s expected to be an hours-long…