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Jonathan Tilove

Jonathan Tilove is the Statesman's chief political writer. He was a Washington correspondent for the New Orleans Times-Picayune from 2008 to 2012. Before that he covered race and immigration issues for Newhouse News Service for 18 years.

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Straus calls bathroom bill ‘contrived’ answer to ‘manufactured’ problem
 House Speaker Joe Straus said that Senate Bill 6, the transgender bathroom bill, is a “contrived” answer to a “manufactured” problem that could, for no good purpose, undermine Texas’ extraordinary success as a magnet for job creators. The speaker said he sees “no fervor” in the House to bring the...

Posted: 4 days ago

House Speaker Joe Straus said that Senate Bill 6, the transgender bathroom bill, is a “contrived” answer to a “manufactured” problem that could, for no good purpose, undermine Texas’ extraordinary success as a magnet for job creators. The speaker said he sees “no fervor” in the House to bring the...
Straus calls bathroom bill ‘contrived’ answer to ‘manufactured’ problem
 Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said that Senate Bill 6, the transgender bathroom bill, is a “contrived” answer to a “manufactured” problem that could, for no good purpose, undermine Texas’ extraordinary success as a magnet for job creators. The speaker said he sees “no fervor” in the House to bring...

Posted: 4 days ago

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said that Senate Bill 6, the transgender bathroom bill, is a “contrived” answer to a “manufactured” problem that could, for no good purpose, undermine Texas’ extraordinary success as a magnet for job creators. The speaker said he sees “no fervor” in the House to bring...
Straus says tapping Rainy Day fund more responsible than Senate plan
 12:30 p.m. update: House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, said Friday that modestly tapping the state’s Rainy Day Fund is a far more fiscally responsible path than what he considers an irresponsible budget gimmick the Texas Senate is using to balance its budget. Straus, speaking with University of Texas lecturer James Henson, said...

Posted: 4 days ago

12:30 p.m. update: House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, said Friday that modestly tapping the state’s Rainy Day Fund is a far more fiscally responsible path than what he considers an irresponsible budget gimmick the Texas Senate is using to balance its budget. Straus, speaking with University of Texas lecturer James Henson, said...
Texas Republican holdouts imperil GOP health care bill
 Heading into what could be the most critical vote of the Trump presidency, about 10 of the 25 Republican members of Congress from Texas have yet to declare their support for the GOP plan to replace Obamacare with the American Health Care Act. Three of the seven Republicans representing parts of Travis County have yet to give a firm &ldquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

Heading into what could be the most critical vote of the Trump presidency, about 10 of the 25 Republican members of Congress from Texas have yet to declare their support for the GOP plan to replace Obamacare with the American Health Care Act. Three of the seven Republicans representing parts of Travis County have yet to give a firm &ldquo...
Roger Stone to Alex on Infowars: “I’m Jonesing to appear before the committee.’
      Good day Austin Let’s start with Marlanna VanHoose singing the National Anthem at President Trump’s rally last night in Louisville, Kentucky. Wow. OK. Now to the news. The House Intelligence Committee opened hearings yesterday on ties between Russia and the Trump administration with testimony from FBI Director James...

Posted: 7 days ago

    Good day Austin Let’s start with Marlanna VanHoose singing the National Anthem at President Trump’s rally last night in Louisville, Kentucky. Wow. OK. Now to the news. The House Intelligence Committee opened hearings yesterday on ties between Russia and the Trump administration with testimony from FBI Director James...
Cruz: Trump’s wiretap charge unproved but ‘not necessarily outlandish’
 Speaking Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said President Donald Trump should produce evidence that then-President Barack Obama wiretapped or otherwise surveilled Trump Tower toward the end of the 2016 presidential campaign, but Cruz argued that the charge is “not necessarily outlandish.” &ldquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

Speaking Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said President Donald Trump should produce evidence that then-President Barack Obama wiretapped or otherwise surveilled Trump Tower toward the end of the 2016 presidential campaign, but Cruz argued that the charge is “not necessarily outlandish.” &ldquo...