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Texas Republican Attorney General threatens schools for taking students to polls on election day

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Texas Republicans are not taking the Democratic surge in the Lone Star State lightly.

Today is election day in Texas and record turnout has apparently sent chills through Republicans in the state, which demographically looks more like a Blue State than you’d expect from election results. Today, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is accusing local school districts of “electioneering,” by encouraging students to vote and bussing them to polls.

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Paxton, who survived an indictment for securities fraud when a judge dismissed the case, has said that students cannot be bussed to the polls on election day and issued cease-and-desist letters to the school districts suggesting the districts “used taxpayer resources to distribute messages to their staff and the public advocating for or against certain political candidates and measures.”

He’s also tried to ferret out opponents in those schools by filing records requests for “all emails between superintendents and principals pertaining to voting,” The Dallas Morning News reports.

What makes the situation especially odd is that Texas has a unique law on its books which requires principals to register their students to vote. The law, which dates to the Civil Rights movement, is no longer enforced.

“I don’t know how it’s become such a crazy thing unless people have an agenda for not wanting people to vote,” one school board member told the Morning News.

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Trump is trying Middle East Peace plan 2.0 after the first one flopped

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President Donald Trump is scheduled to submit his second Middle East peace plan after the first one senior son-in-law Jared Kushner came up with didn't go over very well.

"We will get this done," Trump claimed in May 2017.

“We'll start a process which hopefully will lead to peace,” Trump said. “Over the course of my lifetime, I've always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Let's see if we can prove them wrong, okay?”

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Rage-filled Trump has crippled his presidency because he can’t let go of a grudge no matter how small: report

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According to a report in Politico, many of Donald Trump's problems are the direct result of his inability to get over the smallest of slights leading him to make poor decisions because he can't see his way to let go of a grudge.

The report notes, "Whether in the privacy of his clubs or out on the campaign trail, the president can’t help but hold onto a grudge. Even as Trump heads into an election year with a record that he claims ranks him among the best presidents of all time, political grievances continue to drive everything from policy decisions to rally speeches to some of the biggest scandals of his presidency — including his impeachment."

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George Conway reveals Trump is being shunned by law firms because young lawyers ‘want nothing to do with him’

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Conservative attorney George Conway asserted in a column over the weekend that President Donald Trump's history of mistreating law firms is catching up with him.

In a Sunday op-ed for The Washington Post, Conway explains that Trump is now faced with sparse choices for legal representation in his impeachment trial after years of not paying attorneys and generally being a bad client.

Pointing to Trump's choice of Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Starr, Conway writes:

?The president has consistently encountered difficulty in hiring good lawyers to defend him. In 2017, after Robert S. Mueller III became special counsel, Trump couldn’t find a high-end law firm that would take him as a client. His reputation for nonpayment preceded him: One major Manhattan firm I know had once been forced to eat bills for millions in bond work it once did for Trump. No doubt other members of the legal community knew of other examples.

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