HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Lizzie Fletcher emerged as the leading vote-getter of the Democratic Primary to face Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. John Culberson in November for control of Texas Congressional District 7. Before she gets that opportunity, Fletcher must overcome fellow Democrat Laura Moser in the runoff election on May 22. Fletcher addresses the upcoming challenge with Greg Groogan in the What's Your Point? Hot Seat.
Trump digs in on incendiary tweets against lawmakers, says ‘if you're not happy here, you can leave'
President Trump was unbowed by criticism of his incendiary tweets against four U.S. congresswomen of color, saying, “If you're not happy here, then you can leave.”
Trump said Monday at the White House, "If you're not happy in the U.S., if you're complaining all the time, very simply, you can leave, you can leave right now."
“These are people who hate our country,” Trump added.Read the full article
"Pay to Play" practice will not be on the ballot in November
Recycling contracts, airport concessions, engineering deals, strip club regulation, and even hurricane recovery legal services - throughout much of his term, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has drawn allegations of "pay-to-play" practices.
Political opponent Bill King helped launch a ballot initiative to essentially ban those who do business with the City from dumping cash into the campaign war chests of council members and the Mayor.
But after a month-long effort, the drive failed to gather the 40,000 signatures needed to get the measure on the November ballot.Read the full article
Shoppers boycott Home Depot over donations to Trump's campaign
Some shoppers are boycotting Home Depot because one of the store's co-founders, Bernie Marcus, plans to donate to President Trump's reelection campaign.
He retired from Home Depot in 2002 and the retailer says he isn't speaking on behalf of the company. However, people are taking to social media anyway, using #BoycottHomeDepot and urging others not to shop there.
Outcry became so fierce that the president himself spoke out in defense of Marcus.Read the full article
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