Will Ted Cruz lose his Senate seat to Democrat Beto O'Rourke? It's possible, but O'Rourke will certainly have his work cut out for him. Texas is a pretty Republican state, right? It is, although a fair number of political observers assume it will probably lean more Democratic in the future due to demographic changes. But it's hard to know when that will happen. And in the meantime, the GOP has a firm grip on the older white voters that make up a large share of the Texas electorate. So Ted Cruz is safe? Maybe. On the one hand, he's running in a state that's still dominated by the GOP. On the other, Cruz isn't the most popular guy, with a February University of Texas poll showing that only 40 percent of voters approve of his performance, while 41 percent disapprove. And despite winning the state by nine points in 2016, President Trump may not be so popular either; according to a January poll from Gallup, only 39 percent of Texans approved of the president, while 54 percent … [Read more...] about Can Democrat Beto O’Rourke beat Ted Cruz in Texas?
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Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Newsletter Podcasts TV Radio Video Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 Local 2 GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Entertainment Money Home/Family Health Food Pets Tech Travel Beauty & Style Auto VideoBytes Press Releases Main Former Guam resident accused of Texas murder caught Posted: Apr 25, 2018 5:46 PM Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:46 PM EDTUpdated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:46 AM EDTBy Nick [email protected] A former Guam resident being accused for a murder in Central Texas is captured. 26 year old Joseph Manuel Blas was caught in California and is being held in an Orange County Central Jail awaiting extradition back to the Lone Star state. Harker Heights police say the victim, Thomas Raymond West, died following a reported shooting on March 10th. First responders tried to save him, but he didn't survive. Blas is now waiting to be sent back to Bell County, Texas to answer to the charges. … [Read more...] about Former Guam resident accused of Texas murder caught
by Press Association March 12 2018, 4.01pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week A new study has found that claims of a crisis in the accuracy of election polling are false and that there is no evidence to suggest that poll errors have increased over time. The research, led by Professor Will Jennings at the University of Southampton and Professor Christopher Wlezien from the University of Texas at Austin, examined more than 30,000 national polls from 351 general elections in 45 countries during the period between 1942 and 2017. The paper, titled Election polling errors across time and space, found that the average absolute error of pre-election polls has fluctuated over the years, but has not increased. When polling was first introduced during the 1940s and 1950s, the mean error was 2.1%. This average was also consistent during the 1960s and 1970s and … [Read more...] about No evidence of crisis in election polling, study finds
Home / News / UK and world by Press Association January 1, 2018, 11:14 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter When it comes to scientific achievements, 2017 certainly left its mark. From the use of ground-breaking gene-editing techniques that can potentially stop inherited diseases from taking root, to the creation of an artificial womb, here are a few of last year’s most important scientific milestones that could potentially change our future. 1. Editing genes to treat inherited diseases Gene-editing technology has been in existence for a few years now, but in 2017 scientists achieved a significant breakthrough when they fixed a mutation responsible for congenital heart disease. Taking advantage of the revolutionary tool called CRISPR-Cas9, a gene linked to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (a type of heart failure) was successfully “deleted” from a human embryo so they were no longer programmed to inherit the disease. … [Read more...] about 12 of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2017 that might just change the world
THE former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson has been Donald Trump's Secretary of State since February 1, 2017.The oil and gas tycoon has been a pillar of stability in Trump's otherwise chaotic government, which has already seen an unprecedented wave of departures, including a chief of staff, a national security adviser and a Cabinet secretary.His appointment seemed to have sparked an outcry when Tillerson prepared to take his post, the entire senior management team of the US State department left their roles.However, despite reports claiming the bosses had quit – which would have been seen as a huge embarrassment to Donald Trump – they later said they'd been asked to leave by the new administration.Tillerson was born on March 23, 1952, in Wichita Falls, Texas.He is the son of Patty Sue and Bobby Joe.As a youth, he was a high-achieving scout and served as president of the Boy Scouts of America from 2010 to 2012.He is the former director … [Read more...] about Who is Rex Tillerson? Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State and ExxonMobil CEO