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The chair of Homeland Security Committee, @RepMcCaul (R-Austin), says he agrees with IC assessment that Russia meddled in 2016 election, adding "[a]s we speak, our election infrastructure and democratic society are under attack." https://t.co/Ku1qB6LGKW
RT @RepBillFlores: I’ve personally reviewed the reports of our intelligence agencies’ work regarding Russia’s interference in the 2016 elec…
RT @NOgnanovich: `I think members of Congress believe as I do that the #Russians did attempt to meddle' in the 2016 election, @JohnCornyn t…
RT @MLChadbourn: Senator John Cornyn says most members of Congress believe that Russia did attempt to meddle in U.S. elections. Adds that i…
RT @NOgnanovich: GOP Reacts to #Trump-#Putin comments on #election meddling: `I don't believe Mr. Putin and I believe our intelligence offi…
RT @RepLloydDoggett: A shameful and dangerous display in public with unknown appeasement in private. Trump represents a growing threat to o…
RT @FoxNews: .@POTUS: “President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.” fxn.ws/2NUD57B https://t.co/6tfKJc9…
RT @CraigCaplan: .@SpeakerRyan: "The President must appreciate that Russia is not our ally. There is no moral equivalence between the Unite…
RT @JeffFlake: I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and plac…
RT @LindseyGrahamSC: Missed opportunity by President Trump to firmly hold Russia accountable for 2016 meddling and deliver a strong warning…
RT @JohnBrennan: Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.”…
Here’s DNI Coats “warning lights are blinking red” speech today in which he says Russia is the worst offender in launching a daily barrage of cyber attacks against a range of U.S. businesses and government agencies. youtu.be/nJExJAq2XpI twitter.com/maggienyt/stat…
RT @maggieNYT: “The nation’s top intelligence officer said on Friday that the persistent danger of Russian cyberattacks today was akin to t…
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@tedcruz, in new email to supporters, fundraising off @BetoORourke fundraising. “The news is BAD. VERY BAD.” #txsen
The @UTsystem regents just voted to lease space at 210 W. 7th Street to the Army Futures Command, affirming the opinion of the chancellor that it offers a "unique public purpose" with potential to offer "significant research opportunities" benefitting students, faculty and staff.
RT @KUTsyeda: For those who prefer to listen in Spanish, we will have live translators at next week's #BeyondTheBorderATX event! More info…
RT @DaLyahJ: Check out my story about how residents and even city leaders are responding to the @DomainNORTHSIDE brochure “But some say t…
RT @StevenTDennis: Watching Kavanaugh's old speeches arguing that the Congress should oversee the president's actions, not the Department o…
3 cases in Texas so far. “Do not eat” twitter.com/cdcgov/status/…
 
Ew. Chocolate Cheerios FTW
RT @ACapaccio: Bloomberg's @rtiron breaks: U.S. Army selected Austin, Texas, as the home of its new Futures Command, according to a person…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Inbox: @CoryBooker to headline @TexasDemocrats Johnson-Jordan Dinner on Sept. 8 in Austin
RT @natashanyt: 1/ A Facebook patent application describes a system that could match the faces of shoppers in stores with their social netw…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Cruz among 27 Republicans today who voted against confirming Mark Bennett, Trump nominee for 9th Circuit. Cruz also oppo…
RT @GWMacGillivray: The swearing in of Michael Cloud (R). He represents Texas's 27th congressional district. The seat was previously held b…
RT @amayeda: Trump is preparing to release a list of an additional $200 billion in Chinese products to be hit with tariffs, according to tw…
RT @AlainStephens: An argument over fireworks left unarmed 19-yr-old #DevonteOrtiz dead. The shooter claims self-defense. Here Are 4 Thing…
RT @D9ATX: #Shipe Pool Update by the new project manager, Sergio Altamirano, of @austintexasgov Public Works Department @HPNA_Austin meetin…
Latest update on Austin’s aging and frequently malfunctioning public pool system - Mabel Davis back open and leaking 9,000 gallons/day (down from 200K) - Public meeting July 9 on timeline for Shipe reopening in 2019 - 660 lifeguards hired, now 90 needed ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/docu… https://t.co/fj9J3ILdfo
RT @LukeQuinton: @KUTnathan Interesting ... not sure if listeners care though? Especially if we're talking 5 seconds in a montage ....
I think what makes #pubradio reporters sore about this is that we must attribute audio taken from other outlets. We can’t just use it as “newsreel” because it sounds good. Now the Daily is airing on public radio stations, defying the same rules reporters at those stations follow. twitter.com/anniecorreal/s…
RT @DavidMartinDavi: @bethfertig @TheDailyNYT @mikiebarb @WNYC @TheDailyNYT thedailynyt - you do this every day and its unethical. You tak…
RT @anniecorreal: @KLambPhD @bethfertig @TheDailyNYT @mikiebarb @WNYC We never credit clips used on the Daily. It’s newsreel meant as a sto…
Been curious if/when someone would call out The Daily (a great podcast) for their frequent unattributed use of other news outlets’ audio. It’s a great production tool to spice up an interview in the same way copying/pasting NYT copy without attribution might spice up a news story twitter.com/bethfertig/sta…
RT @ryankailath: Interesting. The Daily made a deliberate decision to not I.D. every voice you hear. It’s a signature part of their sound,…
RT @DaLyahJ: The grandma of Ortiz shares a few words. “He had ambitions.” https://t.co/CiBtmXOtAV
RT @DaLyahJ: A press conference is being held by the friends and family of Devonte Ortiz who was shot and killed over a fireworks dispute #…
RT @marymhuber: A vigil is set for 6 p.m. at Travis High School for Devonte Ortiz, the 19-year-old killed on Fourth of July in a dispute ov…
RT @DaLyahJ: .@CapMetroCEO says there are 180 APD officers working with CapMetro to ensure security. He references the recent Austin bombin…
RT @DaLyahJ: .@CapMetroCEO says late night buses and trains are being provided through September to encourage public transit use for those…
RT @Acosta: Trump in Montana mocking former President George HW Bush: "You know all of the rhetoric you see. 'Thousands points of light.' W…
RT @nytpolitics: President Trump’s record-breaking staff churn continued with Scott Pruitt's resignation. Pruitt is the 5th cabinet-level o…
RT @AshLopezRadio: Texas AG Candidate Justin Nelson got some questions from supporters in Austin about SCOTUS. Someone asked him about pack…
The leader of the largest province in Canada will stop cooperating with the Canadian government to resettle asylum seekers, the @TorontoStar reports. thestar.com/news/queenspar… https://t.co/2uMEqYuYk0
RT @AlainStephens: A lot of fervor to save the "heroic" agents of @ICEgov . To bad Republicans don't feel the same about the @ATFHQ , where…
RT @JessicaHuseman: Hi some excellent journalists at @ProPublica and @frontlinepbs have identified a white supremacist who beat people in C…
RT @arianalipkin: Willie Nelson’s Picnic being evacuated due to weather @SpecNewsATX https://t.co/uCYYFEnY3X
Shipe and Govalle pools are the two public pools still closed in Austin and the city doesn't expect they'll open till 2019. Meanwhile, the city still needed to hire more than 126 lifeguards as of Monday. ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/docu… https://t.co/mDxY1OsCDS
Mabel Davis Pool is now open, the #atxgov announced. mailchi.mp/austintexas/ma… I swung by this morning and they had the fountain going and everything. https://t.co/sKByHjWGr6
RT @PatrickSvitek: Cheers break out, but the questioner is not pleased. She begins yelling at @BetoORourke and someone, if not her, can be…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Wow. @BetoORourke emphasizes his Tornillo advocacy at length, then tells the woman: "So don't lecture me about the borde…
RT @DaLyahJ: .@austintexasgov will stop enforcing it's plastic bag ban due to a Texas Supreme Court ruling. https://t.co/CY0L6KxdF9
RT @MoseBuchele: "14th day this year of triple digit heat in Austin." twitter.com/AlbertR_KVUE/s…
Also, thanks to @annatinsley for pointing out this interesting part of the Texas Penal Code listing prohibited weapons. codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code/… https://t.co/sQ6L10Moxr
Carrying these $10 self-defense keychains in Texas is a Class A misdemeanor, reports @annatinsley, because they fall under the law governing brass knuckles. star-telegram.com/news/local/cri… Machetes, swords and long guns are still cool, though. #txlege https://t.co/mKKOY3WbTV
RT @AnthonyAdragna: SCOOP: The former treasurer of @EPAScottPruitt's super PAC now runs the office that reviews all FOIA requests for his o…
RT @AshLopezRadio: If we are still asking whether taking a deliberately radical position can recenter a political conversation, we have not…
RT @KUTsyeda: Inbox: Texas Attorney General @KenPaxtonTX is seeking to remove 8 members of Austin’s Planning Commission, citing a rule that…
RT @mitchellreports: Asked about @NBCNews report that North Korea is expanding nuclear program and commercial satellite evidence of increas…
RT @USAttyBash: Strange that Twitter has labeled as “potentially sensitive content” my announcement of a sentence imposed today in federal…
RT @AshLopezRadio: Residents of Del Valle are speaking out against the Bastrop Sheriff’s immigration crackdown in recent days. https://t.co…
Journalism students can sign up now for a weeklong workshop in Austin next month producing radio with mentors including me, @jenstayton @Jung_Carrie, @joliemyers. Alums include KUT employees @daLyahJ and @jerryquijano! Apply here: nextgenerationradio.org/apply/ #NextGenRadio https://t.co/U0rAKBy6ZJ
RT @AP_Politics: Republican Michael Cloud avoids runoff, wins Texas special election to finish U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's term in Congres…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Here’s @GregAbbott_TX’s statement on @MichaelJCloud’s win in #TX27 special election. Abbott campaign deployed field staf…
Republican @MichaelJCloud beating his closest Democratic challenger @EricHolguinTX in all 13 counties in #CD27, the seat vacated by @farenthold. Overall lead of 22 points with 89% of precincts reporting enrpages.sos.state.tx.us/public/jun30_3… #txcd27 https://t.co/GRRbuLhWi8
Similar wide margins favoring the Republican in all #CD27 counties reporting early vote totals. enrpages.sos.state.tx.us/public/jun30_3… https://t.co/ePb3vKnCxV
Republican @MichaelJCloud with a 53 point lead over Democrat @EricHolguinTX in early votes for the election to fill the Congressional seat vacated by @farenthold. enrpages.sos.state.tx.us/public/jun30_3… https://t.co/qJeCcuOXtQ
RT @RachelOLindley: Texas pubmedia folks covering marches today: In El Paso, @malloryfalk, along with @KUT’s @KUTsyeda in Austin and @Marfa…
RT @KUTsyeda: Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Texas Capitol for #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch Austin. About an hour into the rally, cr…
RT @cubbie9000: It’s a magical city. https://t.co/0qg62P7Zuv
RT @KUT: .@ATXfloods has a new look. Now, you can monitor cameras at a handful of low-water crossings. kutne.ws/2KyzgCT #atxweathe…
More electric scooters for rent in Austin has resulted in more people riding them in parks and on hike and bike trails, which is generally against the rules. The city plans a public awareness campaign next month, and will call the cops on repeat offenders. ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/docu…
The #atxgov says it's doing a better job erasing graffiti from public property without additional funding or resources by getting city departments to cooperate and by collaborating with artists to set up temporary murals. ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/docu… https://t.co/zqjoc6ZPK8
The issue wasn't reposting Lewis's Facebook posts. TEC said the Election Code violation was the redirect site Lewis4Chair.com was close enough to his official url LewisForChair.com that it "[purported] to emanate from a source other than its true source."
Background on the story and the Facebook posts from the Statesman's @taygoldenstein statesman.com/news/local/tra…
Political consultant Jovita Pardo fined $1,500 by Texas Ethics Commission for creating the site Lewis4Chair.com that directed to a site containing Facebook posts by Mike Lewis that prompted him to quit bid for Travis County Dem Party chair. ethics.state.tx.us/sworncomp/2017… https://t.co/4J4JtlJaGC
RT @AKMcGlinchy: While @GregCasar told me he'd been thinking about this for awhile, a @KUT report about how the city failed to enforce its…
RT @JamilSmith: The shooter had it out for @capgaznews. "He waged a one-person attack on anything he could muster in court against the Capi…
RT @bova_gus: Milo Yiannopoulos is spectacularly, exhaustively irrelevant. Here's a link to Wikipedia's global warming page b/c articles ab…
RT @cltomlinson: BREAKING: “Gov. Greg Abbott writes letter to Trump opposing tariffs” says they will hurt Texas economy and business. https…
Thread by @KUT's investigative reporter about a legal challenge to DOJ and ATF seeking info about how many re-sold surplus police guns are used in crimes ⬇ twitter.com/AlainStephens/…
RT @HemaMullur: 12 years in television and I’ve never gotten comments like this until the last couple of years. I wonder why that might be.…
RT @zhedrickTV: Special agent in charge with the FBI in San Antonio Stephen Cam gives his reaction to the 12 year sentence given to former…
RT @Joeycules: BREAKING: Judge sentences former democratic state senator Carlos Uresti to 12 years in prison for 11 felony convictions. He…
RT @AKMcGlinchy: To be clear, the merits of the case will continue to be heard. This is just a determination that it will not be stopped fr…
By extending its bond sale from 5 years to 6, the city of Austin could squeeze an extra $50 million of debt ($925 million instead of $875 million) out of a 2-cent tax increase (extra $60/year on $300,000 home), according to #atxgov memo. ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/docu… https://t.co/OXLpUZiUWl
By extending its bond sale from 5 years to 6, the city of Austin could squeeze an extra $50 million of debt ($925 million instead of instead of $875 million) out of a 2-cent tax increase (extra $60/year on $300,000 home), according to #atxgov memo. ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/docu… https://t.co/2jRZ7Jilgy
RT @NPR: The city of Orlando, Fla., says it has ended a pilot program in which its police force used Amazon's real-time facial recognition…
All the @Austin_Police Ford Explorers that were leaking carbon monoxide into the cabin are fixed and back on the road except for one, according to memo from Assistant City Manager Mark Washington. ci.austin.tx.us/edims/pio/docu… #atxgov https://t.co/pxAHSRa5ZJ
RT @colincampbell: Want to feel old? The North Korea summit was last week.
RT @maggieNYT: Any first lady would get asked about that jacket. This is not a hardship question. twitter.com/PeterAlexander…
RT @Acosta: FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: "I really don't care. Do you?" Spox says: "It's…
RT @MoseBuchele: The "Environment" plank of the Texas GOP platform. "'Climate Change' is a political agenda promoted to control every aspe…
@RoundRockISD school board voting tomorrow night on whether to move forward with establishing its own police department. roundrockisd.org/2018/06/20/mes… Right now, they hire officers from Round Rock PD, WilCo Sheriff's Office and ACC PD.
In a statement, Austin Democrat @RepLloydDoggett says "Trump could already have ended his self-imposed wrongdoing as fast as he saluted a North Korean General." Calls for legislation to restrict "any further, unjustified family separation.” https://t.co/l0Wrp1oBAs
The @TXCivilRights says new executive order "only reunites families in jail cells after they have been forcibly separated as adults [and] undergo the criminal process mandated by the administration’s 'zero tolerance' policy." texascivilrightsproject.org/executive-orde…
@Austin_Police say the man seen cleaning his SUV windows in the video called in to speak to detectives. twitter.com/KUTnathan/stat…
RT @AshLopezRadio: Southwest Key comes out against the family separation policy after Trump signs an executive order reversing the policy.…
RT @AP: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal nationwide on October 17. apne.ws/0jLrtPZ
 
 
 
 
 
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