- Business Insider 03:39March 3, 2021Elon Musk is trying to create a new city called 'Starbase' at SpaceX's Texas launch siteSpaceX has already approached Cameron County, Texas, with its plan to incorporate the area into a city called Starbase.
< Science, Tech Insider, Transportation, SpaceX, Elon Musk, Boca Chica, Texas, Starbase >
- The Guardian 03:22March 3, 2021Neera Tanden withdraws from nomination to direct budget office – live‘It now seems clear there is no path forward to gain confirmation’Governor Greg Abbott says: ‘It is now time to open Texas 100%’US set have vaccines for all Americans by end of May – BidenWray: white supremacists make up ‘biggest chunk’ of US terroristsSenate confirms Gina Raimondo as commerce secretary 12.22am GMT The Senate has confirmed Cecilia Rouse to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisers. She will be the first Black chair in the council in its 75-year history. The Senate voted 95-4, with 45 Republicans including Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Mitch McConnell joining all Democrats in voting “yes”. 12.00am GMT Tanden’s letter to Biden requesting her withdrawal said:Dear President Biden, I am writing to you to withdraw my nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. It has been an honor of a lifetime to be considered for this role and for the faith placed in me. Continue reading...
< Coronavirus, Biden administration, Joe Biden, US news, Texas, World news, Mississippi, Republicans, Democrats >
- Business Insider 02:08March 3, 2021Retail trade group slams Texas and Mississippi for lifting mask mandates, saying it puts workers at riskRetail trade group RILA opposes the moves and calls it a "premature victory celebration."
< Retail, News, Retail, Texas, COVID-19, masks, Walmart, Walgreens, Dollar General, Target >
- Business Insider 01:59March 3, 2021SpaceX says it's working on a 'state-of-the-art' manufacturing facility in Austin, TexasElon Musk, SpaceX's founder, recently said he thinks Austin will be the biggest boomtown the US has seen in 50 years.
< Transportation, Tech Insider, News, SpaceX, Austin, Elon Musk, Texas >
- Business Insider 00:05March 3, 2021Texas Gov. Abbott opening state '100%' and lifting mask mandate a day after CDC warned states not to relax COVID restrictionsTexas is experiencing an uptick in reported COVID-19 cases after the winter storm and has more hotspot counties than any other state.
< Politics, Science, News, Greg Abbott, coronavirus, Texas, Breaking, mask mandate >
- Business Insider 23:42March 2, 2021State capitals are back on alert over conspiracy chatter about March 4 and they've already invested more in securityThe Biden administration has said that domestic terrorism is a serious concern. But talk of March 4 protests could be overplayed.
< Politics, News, News-freelancer, Trump, politcs, Texas, Michigan >
- Business Insider 19:31March 2, 202110 hours in Cancún hurt Ted Cruz's job approval more than when he tried to flip the presidential electionNew polling from Morning Consult shows Ted Cruz's job approval fell more after traveling to Mexico than when he objected to the election results.
< Politics, News, INSIDER Data, Ted Cruz, Cancun, Texas, winter storm, morning consult >
- Business Insider 15:50March 2, 2021The head of Texas' utility regulator has resigned following blackouts that left millions without power and waterDeAnn Walker, head of the Texas utilities regulator, the Public Utility Commission, resigned on Monday following calls from state lawmakers.
< Energy, Texas, Texas energy, ERCOT, Ted Cruz, Electricity, Texas storms >
- Business Insider 18:55March 1, 2021Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shoots back at Ted Cruz, saying he treated storm-hit Texas as a 'layover' between trips to Cancun and CPAC"It appears Texas was just a layover stop for him between Cancun and Orlando to drop a pack of water into someone's trunk," Ocasio-Cortez said.
< Politics, News, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ted Cruz, Texas, Texas storms, CPAC >
- Business Insider 12:22March 1, 2021Austin's most expensive home, a 9-acre lakefront estate, just sold to an unknown buyer as tech workers rush to the Texas cityThe glass-walled home comes with a private lagoon, an outdoor infinity pool, and a three-story guest house.
< Real Estate, Tech Insider, Austin, Texas, Tech workers, Real Estate >
- Breitbart News 06:40March 1, 2021Exclusive— Rep. Roger Williams: 'I Think We Will Get the House Back' in 2022Rep. Roger Williams predicted a GOP House majority win in 2022's general election in an interview with Breitbart News on Sunday.
< Politics, Radio, 2022 election, Energy, House of Representatives, On the Hill, Roger Williams, Texas >
- Business Insider 19:42February 28, 2021Biden is reportedly discussing an infrastructure spending plan in the wake of devastating winter stormsPresident Joe Biden and administration officials have reportedly begun talking to lawmakers about plans to fix the country's infrastructure.
< Politics, Weekend BI UK, Infrastructure, Biden, Bridges, Texas, White House >
- Business Insider 19:24February 28, 2021Congressman Matt Gaetz doubles down on his defense of Ted Cruz's Cancún vacationFlorida GOP Rep. Gaetz claimed at CPAC that the news media is more worried about Ted Cruz's vacation than migrant 'caravans going through Mexico'
< Politics, UK Weekend, News UK, Ted Cruz, Matt Gaetz, Florida, cpac 2021, Cancun, Texas >
- Business Insider 18:04February 28, 2021Reliance on fossil fuels will lead to more energy disasters like TexasPeople wonder whether the energy disaster in Texas could happen in their state. If we don't stop relying on fossil fuels, the answer is "yes."
< Opinion, Energy, Politics, Economy, Opinion, BI Commentary, Texas, Energy, fossil fuel, Green New Deal, Climate Change, Texas storms >
- Business Insider 20:55February 27, 2021Biden said undocumented immigrants should have access to the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being arrested by ICEThe Department of Homeland Security earlier this month said ICE would not be conducting enforcement near vaccination sites.
< News, Healthcare, Politics, coronavirus, Joe Biden, Immigration, Texas >
- Business Insider 19:46February 26, 2021Meet the startup behind those massive Texas energy billsWelcome to Insider Energy, Business Insider's weekly energy newsletter. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Friday.
< Energy, Finance, Texas, Blackouts, oil & gas, clean energy, Electricity, Newsletters >
- Business Insider 17:53February 26, 2021Ted Cruz's colleagues mocked him by putting memes of his Cancun trip in the Senate gym locker room: 'Bienvenido de Nuevo, Ted!'Those who turned up to the Senate gym Wednesday morning were welcomed by color printouts of Cruz's Cancun trip that read "Bienvenido de Nuevo, Ted!"
< Politics, Congress, Ted Cruz, Texas, Senate gym, Cancun >
- New York Magazine 17:10February 26, 2021The Political Costs of Ted Cruz’s Cancún VacationThis scandal may do lasting damage to the Texas senator — but he’s got plenty of time to ride it out.
< intelligencer chats, ted cruz, texas freeze, politics >
- Business Insider 13:56February 26, 2021Former House Speaker John Boehner can be heard telling Ted Cruz to 'go f--- yourself' in an audiobook recording, report saysBoehner went off script in an audiobook recording of his upcoming book, "On The House: A Washington Memoir," Axios reported.
< Politics, News UK, Ted Cruz, John Boehner, Texas >
- Business Insider 07:48February 26, 2021While President Biden visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be giving a speech on 'cancel culture' in FloridaThe president will tour the state with Gov. Greg Abbott.
< Politics, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, Texas, winter storm >
- Breitbart News 15:15February 25, 2021Texas Bishop Warns Equality Act ‘Threatens the Heart of Our Nation’Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler Texas warned late Wednesday the Equality Act is destructive legislation that would do untold damage to the country if passed.
< Faith, Politics, Bishop Joseph Strickland, Catholic Church, Equality Act, LGBT, Texas, Transgender, U.S. Bishops >
- Breitbart News 02:30February 25, 2021Federal Judge Blocks Joe Biden from Implementing Halt on DeportationsA federal judge has blocked President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from implementing a halt on deportations, a blow to the administration's efforts to dismantle interior immigration enforcement.
< Immigration, Politics, Department of Homeland Security, deportations, DHS, illegal immigration, Joe Biden, Texas >
- Business Insider 00:58February 25, 2021One of Texas' most prominent left-leaning economists knows exactly why its power grid failedTexas' deregulated electricity system worked much of the time, but failed when needed most. UT's James K. Galbraith says policymakers failed, too.
< Economy, Markets, Energy, Texas, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ted Cruz, Deregulation, ERCOT, Rick Perry, Greg Abbott >
- Business Insider 06:09February 24, 2021Five of Texas's ERCOT board members resign after massive power grid outage during winter stormLast week, the board was criticized after it was reported that a third of the fifteen members did not live in the state.
< News, Texas, ERCOT >
- New York Magazine 02:44February 24, 2021How Is Ted Cruz Trying to Defend His Cancún Vacation Now?The senator has blamed his daughters, the media, and his neighbors for his decision to ditch Texas for warm weather during last week’s freeze.
< politics, texas, ted cruz >
- Breitbart News 23:40February 23, 2021Jen Psaki Defends Joe Biden Reopening Border Detention Center: ‘This Is Not Kids Being Kept in Cages'Both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris strongly condemned such facilities during the 2020 presidential campaign, accusing former President Donald Trump of "kids being kept in cages" and putting "babies in cages."
< Immigration, Politics, border, Jen Psaki, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, kids in cages, Texas, unaccompanied minor, White House >
- Business Insider 18:27February 23, 2021Houston's Harris County is looking into leaving the Texas power grid after recent widespread power failuresAfter a winter storm knocked out power for millions of Texans, Harris County officials are looking into ditching the state's unregulated power grid.
< News, Politics, Texas, winter storm, Winter, INSIDER Data, News, Energy >
- Business Insider 17:36February 23, 2021Ted Cruz says his wife is 'pissed' over leaked Cancun texts, suggests people 'just don't be ---holes'"You know, here's a suggestion: just don't be ---holes," Cruz said. "Just treat each other as human beings."
< Politics, News, Ted Cruz, Heidi Cruz, Cancun, Mexico, Texas >
- Business Insider 13:43February 23, 2021Ted Cruz says the media is 'obsessed' with his Mexico trip because it's 'suffering from Trump withdrawal'The Texas senator faced widespread criticism for flying to Cancún last week as a winter storm knocked out power to millions of people in his state.
< Politics, News UK, Ted Cruz, Texas, Sean Hannity, Fox news >
- New York Magazine 07:50February 23, 2021Ted Cruz Wasn’t the Only Texas Republican Who Skipped Town During the FreezeAttorney General Ken Paxton claims his trip to Utah was “after power had returned.” But the day he left, over 2 million Texans didn’t have power.
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- Business Insider 06:29February 23, 2021Texas AG Ken Paxton and wife, Texas state Sen. Angela Paxton, left for Utah during Texas freeze to have meetings about antitrust lawsuitsThe Texas Attorney General and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, skipped town the same day that US. Sen. Ted Cruz and his family left to Cancun.
< Politics, News, ken paxton, Texas >
- Business Insider 01:14February 23, 2021Texans are raving about H-E-B as the beloved grocery chain provides food and comfort amid a nightmarish stormThe chain has long been beloved in Texas and referred to as the state's "moral center." Fans say this is more true than ever after devastating storms.
< Retail, Retail, Grocery, H-E-B, Texas, Winter, Weather >
- Business Insider 01:03February 23, 2021Trump and his allies filed more than 40 lawsuits challenging the 2020 election results. All of them failed.Since Donald Trump lost in November 2020, Republicans have filed dozens of lawsuits challenging the presidential election results. They've won zero.
< Politics, Election 2020, News, 2020 election, Donald Trump, mail-in ballots, mail-in voting, Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, election lawsuits >
- Business Insider 22:55February 22, 2021Ted Cruz stayed at this luxury 5-star hotel during his trip to CancunLast week, Ted Cruz left behind frigid Texas temperatures to visit the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, which has 9 dining options and panoramic ocean views.
< Real Estate, Politics, News, Ted Cruz, Cancun, Texas, Politics, Political Media >
- Business Insider 19:20February 22, 2021How to apply for aid if you've been affected by the winter storms in and around TexasHere's a guide to which government agencies and mutual aid funds people affected by the Texas winter storms can look to for relief.
< Politics, News, Texas, winter storm, Politics, Climate Change >
- Observer 18:40February 22, 2021Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Providing Support for a Women’s Shelter in TexasThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex donated to the Dallas organization via their Archewell Foundation.
< Archewell, Archewell Foundation, BRF, British Royal Family, British Royals, Dallas, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Royal family news, Royal news, royals, Texas, the royal family, Winter Storm Uri >
- Business Insider 15:02February 22, 2021A GOP congressman from Texas slams Ted Cruz as it emerges he took his college roommate on Cancun trip'Look, when a crisis hits my state, I'm there - I'm not going to go on some vacation,' said GOP Rep. Michael McCaul.
< Politics, News, Ted Cruz, Michael McCaul, Texas >
- Business Insider 14:00February 22, 2021The state of Texas should cover residents' huge energy bills from last week's power outages, the mayor of Houston saidHouston mayor Sylvester Turner, Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, and Sen. Ted Cruz said Texans shouldn't have to pay extortionate electricity bills.
< Politics, Energy, Texas, Storm, Winter, Electricity bills, Houston, Sylvester Turner, Texas energy, Finance, united states, President Biden, Energy >
- Business Insider 10:10February 22, 2021Plumbers from out-of-state are heading to Texas to help repair winter storm damageAn unprecedented winter storm caused pipes and valves as well as tanks to freeze and burst which caused damage to homes all across the state.
< Politics, Texas, Storm >
- Breitbart News 07:49February 22, 2021Exclusive-- Katrina Pierson Discusses Future of Trump Movement, Potential Run for CongressFormer Trump 2020 campaign adviser Katrina Pierson joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday where she discussed the future of the conservative movement and her potential interest in running for Congress in Texas.
< Politics, Radio, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Katrina Pierson, On the Hill, Republican Party, Texas >
- New York Magazine 07:38February 22, 2021Texas Power Outages Caused a Spike in Air PollutantsIn Houston, over 703,000 pounds of pollutants from oil facilities were burned off last week.
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- Breitbart News 07:29February 22, 2021Stephen Moore: Biden's 'Climate Change' Policies Erase U.S. Energy Independence, Lock Down Trillions in Natural ResourcesJoe Biden's "climate change" policies will end energy independence and lock away trillions worth of natural resources, said Stephen Moore.
< Economy, Politics, Radio, Biden Administration, China, Climate Change, Coal, Economics, Energy, fossil fuel, fossil fuels, Global Warming, green energy, Joe Biden, Keystone XL Pipeline, Stephen Moore, Texas, War On Coal, wind energy >
- Business Insider 06:02February 22, 2021Now that he's back from Cancun, Ted Cruz's reputation repair tour could be putting more people at riskThe Texas senator has been flouting CDC quarantine recommendations while he attempts to mend his public image.
< Ted Cruz, Texas, COVID-19 >
- Business Insider 19:30February 21, 2021Why some Texas residents are ending up with $5,000 electric bills after the winter stormsSome Texas customers are seeing the eye-popping, five-figure power bills because their plans are tied to the wholesale market rate for electricity.
< Energy, News, Electricity bills, Power, Electric, Natural Gas, Energy, Texas, Weather, Global Warming >
- Business Insider 19:13February 21, 2021Texas army veteran faces $16,000 bill due to rocketing energy prices as billionaire gas producer and Dallas Cowboys owner stands to profit from itWholesale electricity prices in Texas have been pushed up to more than $9,000 per megawatt-hour. They're normally around $50 per hour.
< Energy, Texas energy, Gregg Abbott, Electricity costs, News UK, Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys, UK Weekend >
- Breitbart News 18:20February 21, 2021Washington Post: Joe Biden Has 'Won Praise' for 'Low-key' Approach to Texas DisasterPresident Joe Biden has "won praise" for his "low-key approach" to the natural disaster that knocked out power to much of Texas in the midst of a bitter winter storm, according to the Washington Post.
< Environment, Media, Politics, Donald Trump, hurricane maria, Hypocrisy, Joe Biden, Puerto Rico, Texas, Washington Post >
- Business Insider 14:51February 21, 2021AOC doubled her fundraising total for Texas storm victims to $4 million, as she joined fellow lawmakers in Houston to continue relief effortsCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday said her fundraising effort for Texans suffering after winter storms doubled to $4 million.
< Politics, Features, Weekend BI UK, AOC, Texas, Politics >
- Business Insider 14:10February 21, 2021Ted Cruz is being mocked over photos showing him loading bottles of water into a car as he seeks to rebuild his reputation after the Cancun vacation debacleCritics say the Twitter images of the senator loading water into a vehicle as part of disaster relief efforts appear to be staged.
< Politics, Ted Cruz, Texas, Texas relief, News UK, UK Weekend >
- Business Insider 13:32February 21, 2021What happened last week? The House held its GameStop hearing, Texans lost power, NASA's Mars Rover landed, and Ted Cruz went to Cancun.What happened last week? A House subcommittee heard from Reddit and Robinhood about GameStop, millions of Texans lost power, and Cruz went to Cancun.
< Politics, Weekend BI UK, Ted Cruz, Texas, Mexico, AOC, GameStop, Roaring Kitty, Reddit, Apple, Tim Cook >
- New York Magazine 00:15February 21, 2021Water Shortages Still Plague Texas in Aftermath of Winter Storm: UpdatesPresident Biden has signed a major disaster declaration, half the state is facing a water shortage, and the political fallout is intensifying.
< extreme weather, texas, winter weather, liveblog, climate change, infrastructure >