Politics with Amy Walter: Texodus: Can Democrats Turn the Lone Star State Blue?
A number of Republicans in the House have announced their retirements... and turns out many are in suburban districts, where the GOP’s support has been dwindling. In June, we saw o ne of the more high-profile Republican retirements when Congresswoman Susan Brooks, who represents Indiana’s 5th congressional district, announced that she would not seek reelection.
In fact, 4 of the 11 retirements are Congressman in Texas. This on top of 5 Texas Republican retirements in 2018 and two districts where Democrats flipped the seat. Could this turn Texas -- a historically red state -- blue, or at least purple?
This week, we break down these Republican retirements.
is a partner at Seven Letter Communications and the former chief communications advisor and counselor to Speaker Paul Ryan.
, represents Indiana’s 5th congressional district.
, former Congressman from Texas.
, professor of political science at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
, executive director of the Texas Democratic Party.
Podcast: ICE Raids In Mississippi Last Week Left Some Children Without Parents 2019-08-15
Raids like this can be scaring for many children.
U.S. immigration policy has long been governed by the notion of who deserves to be admitted into the country, and who deserves citizenship.
"Apocalypse Now" continues to shape the way younger generations in the U.S. think about and relate to the Vietnam War. But the film is only concerned with the American side of the story.
Could this be a sign of an upcoming economic crisis?
Ann Kinzle, the owner of two independent toy stores in Chicago, said the tariffs could hurt her business.
Podcast: Wave of Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits Expected As New York's Child Victims Act Takes Effect 2019-08-14
For the next year, anyone who was sexually abused as a child in New York can sue people and institutions, no matter how long it has been.
Last Thursday, at least seven people were killed in Russia in what appears to have been an explosion involving a nuclear-propelled missile.
The new governor of the island has already canceled one contract to fix the island's power grid.
There’s been a lot of talk in Washington about the high cost of medical care, but one of the biggest sources of surprisingly high bills is from ambulances.
Podcast: Police and Protesters Clash at Hong Kong Airport 2019-08-13
Thousands of protesters descended on the international airport in Hong Kong over the weekend and successfully shut the airport down.
Stephen Ross, chairman of the parent company of SoulCycle and Equinox, came under fire last week for throwing a fundraiser for President Trump.
Recent research shows that antibiotics and the food we eat play a huge part in maintaining the bacteria in our gut…and could also play a big role in determining how much we weigh.
Last week, the UN released a report warning of the long term effects of climate change on our food supply.
Podcast: What Does Justice Look Like for Jeffrey Epstein's Victims Now? 2019-08-12
On Saturday morning, guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility discovered the body of Jeffrey Epstein, who has apparently died by suicide.
Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide dominated headlines over the weekend, and his high-profile case is just a part of the much bigger picture of suicides in jails across the country.
In the U.S., white, educated women are more likely to breastfeed and for longer periods. Some reasons for that are deeply rooted in our nation’s history.
The Trump administration labeled the Chinese government a "currency manipulator" following a weakening of its currency.