The November 2020 U.S. House elections left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi Pelosi to GOP lawmakers: Get vaccinated and we'll get back to normal The Hill's 12:30 Report - Fauci predicts significant 'drop' in COVID cases as vaccinations near threshold Cruz responds to footage of him dozing off during Biden speech MORE (D-Calif.) with a narrow 222 to 213 majority. Among the seven special House elections on the 2021 calendar to date, only one has the potential to alter the partisan balance of power in the House: the May 1 special election in Texas’s 6th Congressional District. With a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+6, and an Inside Elections rating of "Lean Republican," the TX-06 special election provides the Democratic Party with its best chance to expand its wafer-thin House majority this year. TX-06 is centered in southeast Tarrant County (Fort Worth), which contains 70 percent of the district’s voters, extending southeast into exurban Ellis … [Read more...] about Tomorrow’s special election in Texas is the Democrats’ best House hope in 2021
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Thousands of migrants, enrolled in the now-defunct “Remain in Mexico” program, released into the United States interior are resettling in Florida, Texas, and other states, new data reveals. After taking office in January, Biden ended the Remain in Mexico program, which had proven remarkably effective in eliminating the Catch and Release policy whereby border crossers are apprehended and subsequently released into the U.S. interior while awaiting their asylum hearings. As of February, of the more than 71,000 asylum cases under Remain in Mexico, less than one percent of foreign nationals were found to have a legitimate asylum claim. Biden announced in February that his Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with the help of the United Nations, would start releasing about 25,600 migrants enrolled in the program into the U.S. interior. Breitbart News exclusively reported that the migrants are being released in Brownsville and El Paso, Texas, as well as San Diego, California. … [Read more...] about Thousands of Migrants Freed into U.S. by DHS Resettle in Florida, Texas
Enjoy your gavel while you can. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images The Democratic House majority emerged from the 2020 election so bruised and emaciated that experts gave it less than three years to live . In defiance of polling and pundit expectations, Republicans netted 11 House seats in 2020, leaving Nancy Pelosi’s caucus perilously thin. Since World War II, the president’s party has lost an average of 27 House seats in midterm elections. If Democrats lose more than four in 2022, they will forfeit congressional control. This outlook would be daunting enough by itself. But 2022 won’t just be the first midterm of Joe Biden’s presidency, it will also be the first federal election held after the House map is redrawn to fit the 2020 census. Republicans maintained their dominance of state governments in last year’s election and will therefore have more opportunities to gerrymander than Democrats will. GOP state governments have final authority over the … [Read more...] about Democrats’ Odds of Keeping the House Are Slimming Fast
DALLAS ( CBSDFW.COM ) – Stimulus checks have already been distributed to 85 percent of American households, in President Biden’s estimation. But extra money is now arriving for many, money they may not have expected. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is sending out catch-up payments, also known as “plus-up” payments, to anyone whose third payment was less than they are eligible for. Nearly 700,000 of these payments, valued around $1.2 billion, went out last week. Additional disbursements will continue on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future. Plus-up payments do not apply to the first two rounds of stimulus. The IRS used the latest tax return information on file to calculate the amount of the third stimulus check. For people who had not yet completed their 2020 taxes, that was still their 2019 tax return. Many people had a much lower income in 2020, given the pandemic shutdowns and record unemployment. Others welcomed a new member to the family. READ MORE: Child Tax … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Update: Can You Expect A Plus-Up Payment?
UPDATE: Medical Examiner Confirms Body Found In Irving Lake Was Missing Wife, Mother, Lashun Massey IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) — An Irving wife and mother went missing after going out for her morning walk two days ago, today officials in the city have recovered a body. Beauty queen Lashun Massey, wearing a black hoodie and checkered pajama pants, was last seen around 7:30 a.m. near Lago de Claire — a small lake in the Las Colinas — on April 27. There has been no confirmation that the body found is Massey’s. RELATED: ‘She Knows How Much I Love Her’: Husband Of Missing Irving Mother Lashun Massey Says ‘She’s Going To Come Home’ At a late morning press conference Irving PD Public Information Officer Robert Reeves confirmed a body was found submerged in the water around 9:45 a.m. While the official identification will be made by the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office, Reeves did give some information about the deceased person. “I can say that the person recovered [had] … [Read more...] about DPS Dive Team Finds Body In Irving Lake Where Missing Wife, Mother Lashun Massey Was Last Seen