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Biden administration cancels border wall contracts covering a 31-mile section in Texas

The Biden DHS is canceling two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector of the US-Mexico border. After taking office in January, President Biden paused ongoing border wall construction. Biden's 2022 budget proposal allocates $1.2 billion for border infrastructure, sans wall funding. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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GOP Gov. Greg Abbott says drive-thru voting could lead to’coercive’ passengers, defends Texas voting restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday defended the proposed GOP-led Texas voting restrictions. On "Fox News Sunday," Abbott told Chris Wallace that the legislation would not suppress voters of color. Abbott took aim at drive-thru voting, decrying a possible "coercive effect" from passengers. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Texas GOP leaders pressured a book event examining the role of slavery in the Battle of the Alamo to abruptly shut down

A book event in Texas was canceled because of pressure from GOP leaders in the state. "Forget the Alamo" says the history behind the battle has for generations left out important motives like preserving slavery. The event was canceled with just four hours to go, despite counting 300 RSVPs, per the Texas Tribune. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.
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25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new state budget that defunds the entire state legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defunded the state legislature while signing the state budget on Friday. Abbott made the decision after Democrats staged a walkout in May to prevent restrictive voting legislation from passing. Texas legislator pay is written into the state constitution, so legislative staffers will be most affected. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Article X of the state budget on Friday, effectively defunding the entire state legislature after Democrats staged a walkout to prevent restrictive voting laws from passing in May."Texans don't run from a legislative fight, and they don't ...