Texas gubernatorial debate: Beto O’Rourke, Greg Abbott spar on guns, abortion and immigration

guns. abortion. Immigration. Texas’ closely-watched gubernatorial race hit the final stretch Friday night at the first — and likely only — debate between incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbottand Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourkeas the candidates sparred on some of the biggest issues facing votes in the state. While recent polls have shown O’Rourke trailing Abbott by … Read more

California governor urges overhaul of Democrats’ strategy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for an overhaul of Democrats’ political strategy on Saturday, saying the party is “getting crushed” by Republicans in part because they are too timid, often forced to play defense while Republicans “dominate with illusion.” Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas — the territory … Read more

Republican governors are “lying” to migrants, worsening crisis

The Biden administration’s top border official blamed Republican governors for luring more migrants to the US with promises of free relocation to Washington, New York and elsewhere, NBC News reported Friday. Driving the news: Chris Magnus, the Customs and Border Protection commissioner, said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Florida Gov. Ron Desantis and Arizona Gov. Doug … Read more