Politics

  As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Judge asks Mueller for more info on Manafort allegations

Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall

Deadline for ACA healthcare enrollment is Saturday

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

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  Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year

George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

Supreme Court hearing closely watched double jeopardy case with Russian probe implications

President George H.W. Bush honored at state funeral; body returns to Texas to lie in repose

GOP senators, White House clash after CIA briefing on Khashoggi murder

Bush family returns to Capitol rotunda to view casket, thank visitors

  ‘A great leader who made a great difference’: George HW Bush lies in state after eulogies from Pence, others

The 41st president has returned to Washington, DC, and he will lie in state at the Capitol through Wednesday.

Dictionary mocks President Trump’s latest Twitter misspelling

In an angry tweet, President Donald Trump said former attorney Michael Cohen was getting off “Scott Free.”

  Funeral services for George H.W. Bush to be held in Washington, DC, Houston

Former President George H.W. Bush will be interred Thursday at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum near his wife and daughter.

Trump’s labor secretary criticized for negotiating wealthy sex offender’s plea deal

Epstein, a financier who counted Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, among his friends, was accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls as far back as 2001.

  Report: White House prepared to announce bump stock ban

Trump says pardon for Manafort ‘not off the table’

Government shutdown looms over border wall fight

GM stocks plunge after White House threats

White House reacts to Paul Manafort’s Mueller problems

Caravan migrants explore options after Tijuana border clash

Trump rejects key conclusion of US government climate report

The National Climate Assessment report warned that natural disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming.

Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi refuses Mueller plea deal

Jerome Corsi, an author, political commentator and conspiracy theorist, said he's rejecting a plea deal from special counsel Robert Mueller.

Mexican officials: 39 arrested at US-Mexico border will be deported to home countries

The vast majority of the more than 5,000 Central American migrants, who have been camped out for more than a week in Tijuana, returned to their makeshift shelter to line up for food and recuperate from an unsettling afternoon.

Trump pardoned a turkey named Peas for Thanksgiving

To honor Thanksgiving, President Donald Trump pardoned a turkey named Peas on Tuesday.

2020 visions: Presidential potentials make power moves - yes, already

It's early, and the Democratic field is crowding with potential challengers to Trump.

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

Trump, in an interview that aired Sunday, made clear that the audio recording, supplied by the Turkish government, would not affect his response to the Oct. 2 killing of Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been critical of the Saudi royal family.

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson ends re-election bid after decades in Congress, concedes to Republican Rick Scott

Scott issued a statement Sunday saying Nelson "graciously conceded" their Senate race shortly after the state's recount ended.

Judge rules on requests by Abrams campaign

Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim majority. But Democrat Stacey Abrams maintains that enough uncounted absentee, mail-in and provisional ballots remain to force a Dec. 4 runoff and keep alive her bid to become the first black woman i

Freshman class of 116th Congress invades Washington

The freshman class is in Washington learning how to govern in the nation’s capital and how to navigate the halls of power ahead of their official start in January.

District 4 seat in Odessa decided by coin toss

The fate of Richard Pierce and Tom Sprawls election race is now a matter of heads or tails.

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. In the Senate race, Rick Scott's lead over incumbent Bill Nelson was 0.14 percentage points. In the governor's race, unofficial results showed GOP's Ron DeSantis ahead of Andrew Gillum by 0.41 points.

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

All 67 counties in the Sunshine State are facing a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to complete their recounts, and half had already begun by Monday.

Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, and the deeply purple state learned Saturday there will recounts in three key races.

Colorado voted to abolish slavery in their state – in 2018

Slavery was allowed in cases where it was punishment for a crime

Brian Kemp steps down as secretary of state after declaring victory over Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

Kemp has just above 50 percent of the vote. A runoff only happens if no candidate is above that percentage.

Jeff Sessions out as attorney general

Sessions resigned at the president's request, ending a very tumultuous relationship with Trump. Chris Whitaker is acting attorney general, who has been critical of the Mueller investigation.

Trump celebrates GOP midterm victories despite loss of House to Democrats

Both President Trump and Rep. Nancy Pelosi said they were happy with the election results, but will the two parties work together?

Facebook blocks accounts for possible election meddling by Russia and others

On Sunday evening, Facebook was notified of the online activity, which may be linked to foreign entities.

Get an Uber, Lyft, Lime to cast your vote on Election Day, use promo code for discounts

Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, Lime and others want to help Americans get to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Rihanna says she doesn’t want Trump using her song at his ‘tragic rallies’

Last year, the singer entrepreneur referred to the president as an “Immoral Pig” when he banned citizens from Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. (Source: Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Pizza to the Polls delivers free pies to voters stuck in long lines

Pizza to the Polls takes reports of long polling lines and then sends pizza to those locations.

In Georgia, online voting database problem leads to countercharge of hacking

Georgia's online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation's hottest governor's races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of stat

These 2018 midterm candidates can make history with a victory

Candidates for governor, House and US Senate seats will make history as people of color, women and LGBTQ candidates are on 2018 midterm election ballots.

Pink wave: Women poised for political leadership in 2018 midterms

Even though women make up half the population of the U.S., they only make up about 20 percent of Congress.

Governor Greg Abbott to visit Midland

Governor Greg Abbott will be in Midland on November 1 as part of his "Get Out the Vote" events.

Sen. Ted Cruz visits the Permian Basin as Election Day approaches

As Election Day creeps up, Sen. Ted Cruz made a stop in the Tall City on Wednesday.

Barbra Streisand to release anti-Trump album and star in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Barbra Streisand has released a new political song aimed at Pres. Donald Trump called "Don't Lie to Me."

Campbell VP who tweeted Soros conspiracy theory leaves company

On Twitter on Monday, Kelly Johnston alleged the Open Society Foundations, which was founded by businessman and activist George Soros, was assisting the caravan by providing what he called “troop carriers” and “rail cars.”

Troops may be sent to halt caravan at border

The U.S. is expected to send troops to the border as part of a plan to prevent a migrant caravan from entering the country.

State Representative, 2018 Victory Chairwoman discuss Texas' GOP Get Out the Vote

State Representative Tom Craddick and 2018 Victory Chairwoman Dawn Buckingham to discuss Texas' GOP Get Out the Vote Efforts Thursday at the Petroleum Club of Midland.

Defense Secretary Mattis may send at least 800 troops to southern border

Mattis may send around 800 troops to help border patrol agents when the caravan of migrants reaches the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ector County Commissioners' Court holds town hall

County Commissioner Eddy Shelton and Ector County Judge Debi Hays will be available for attendees to ask questions.

Blue Wave Bus Tour comes to Odessa

The public is invited to come out and meet democratic candidates Lupe Valdez, Jenny Lu and Mike Collier in Odessa.

Midland mayor visits Carver Center to talk to students

Students at Carver Center were able to ask questions about their city Friday morning when Mayor Jerry Morales dropped by.

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era

State Representative Brooks Landgraf holding town hall in Odessa

State Representative Brooks Landgraf will be holding a town hall at the UTPB Library on October 22.

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions

State Representative Brooks Landgraf holds town hall in Kermit

During the meeting there will be a brief legislative update and complimentary food will be available.

Trump orders ‘limited’ new FBI probe after judiciary committee sends Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to Senate for vote

President Trump said the supplemental FBI probe into Brett Kavanaugh must be limited in scope, and last no longer than a week.

The Latest: Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein

President Donald Trump has postponed his highly anticipated meeting with embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week

Here’s what to expect at the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify separately about her allegation of sexual assault at a high school party in the early 1980s.

White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

President Donald Trump says his would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein and not fire the deputy attorney general

State Representative Brooks Landgraf to hold town hall in Ward Co.

State Representative Brooks Landgraf will hold a town hall on September 25 to speak with citizens of Ward County.

Still employed, Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump Thursday

As deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had been in charge of the Russia investigation.

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Zone change proposal prompts outcry from Midland residents

A group of residents spoke in opposition to a proposed zone change at the city council meeting held on September 11.

Congressman Will Hurd to visit Monahans

He will hold a meet and greet and provide the opportunity to learn more about what he's doing in Congress for the people of District 23.

Former kindergarten teacher running for MISD school board

Former kindergarten teacher Lauren Party is one of the candidates for the Midland Independent School District 6 seat in the November election.

Beto O'Rourke holds town hall in Midland

El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke held a town hall in Midland Thursday afternoon at the Grand Texan Convention Center in Midland.

City of Midland approves contract for Tradewinds Project

The project will cost more than $8 million but the Midland Development Corporation is expected to contribute just over 4 million.

Odessa City Council to award bid for housing study, hold first tax rate hearing

The Odessa City Council was expected to award a bid for a study that would help solve the housing issue during their meeting Tuesday.

Ted Cruz coming to Odessa for town hall meeting

Senator Ted Cruz will hold a town hall meeting in Odessa Saturday from 7 to 9 P.M.

TX Gubernatorial Candidate Lupe Valdez to hold benefit luncheon

Tickets for lunch will be $30.

Decision 2010 Primary Election Results

Click here for results from primaries in Texas and Southeast New Mexico.

Election Night Results

Jeff Sparks has been elected Councilman for District 1 in Midland, Peter Francis has been elected the Andrews Independent School District Trustee, and the School Bond in Terrell County has also passed. The Associated Press has also reported that all Propositions have passed in the State of Texas.

Final May 9th Election Results

Click here for a complete breakdown of the elections in the Permian Basin.

Midland City Councilman West Perry entering Midland Mayor's race

MIDLAND - Another Midlander has thrown his hat into the ring for the Mayor's race.