I'll be there tomorrow in Austin at 2pm. I hope you can too.

No Ban, No Wall Rally at Texas State Capitol

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Open access to the press is “what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship,” Spicer said then.

Analysis | In December, Spicer said barring media access is what a ‘dictatorship’ does. Today, he barred media access.

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"The direct communications between the White House and the FBI were unusual because of decade-old restrictions on such contacts. Such a request from the White House is a violation of procedures that limit communications with the FBI on pending investigations."

FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

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To our friends in the Dallas area, stop by Thursday after work to talk with my brother, Julian.

Conversation with The Honorable Julian Castro

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If Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, decides to run against Sen. Ted Cruz next year, he might already have a leg up on Twitter.

Castro Takes Round 1 in Twitter War with Cruz

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Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, two sources tell CNN.

Flynn resigns amid controversy over Russia contacts

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To the hundreds of folks who showed up yesterday in Austin ready to organize for our future: THANK YOU.

To the hundreds more that stayed outside after we hit capacity, your passion and enthusiasm was inspiring.

Keep it up, y'all.
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Call to Action With Congressman Castro

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Don't let anyone tell you that action doesn't matter. DeVos may have been confirmed, but your actions made it require a historical vote.

With historic tiebreaker from Pence, DeVos confirmed as education secretary

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No matter your political party, every American should be concerned about any action that endangers the fundamental principles of our Democracy.

Congressman Says Trump Could Be Impeached If He Overstepped Authority On Travel Ban

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Crowds in hundreds of cities around the world gathered Saturday in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington.

Pictures From Women’s Marches on Every Continent

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day we set aside each year to honor a man who dedicated his life to fighting for equal protection under the law for all Americans.

Thank you to the hundreds of thousands of folks who showed up in San Antonio for the 30th Anniversary MLK Day March.
Thank you, President Obama, for your service to our nation.
Congratulations to all of the state public servants who took their oath of office today to begin the 85th Texas Legislature. Please serve the hard-working folks of our state well over the next 140 days.
Meanwhile, back in Texas, the GOP's top priority is a bill to remind us which bathroom to use that could cost Texans $8.5 BILLION and 100,000+ jobs.

Bad for Texans. Bad for business. Out of touch.

Following North Carolina's lead, Texas GOP unveils so-called “bathroom bill"

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With full control of Congress, the GOP's top priority and first order of business was to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics in a secret vote.

With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office

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From my family to yours, wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Love, peace and happiness to you and yours. Happy Hanukkah!