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A San Antonio congressman is among a group of U.S. House lawmakers that voted to release the transcripts related to the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.


Liam James Doyle / NPR

The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early next week. Watch the proceeding live. 

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

Texas has set a new voter registration record, which could lead to a record number of votes in a midterm election that has placed the state in the national spotlight.

From Texas Standard:

Many have compared Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation with that of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991. But not long before that, there was another Washington appointment held up by sexual harassment allegations, this one involving a Texan. John Tower was a four-term U.S. senator from Houston when, in 1989, George H.W. Bush nominated him to be Secretary of Defense.

Ryan E. Poppe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced he will defend a state law mandating that every student stand during the reciting of the “Pledge of Allegiance.”