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Opinion: Texas governor's blatant hypocrisy puts lives at risk

This week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order that bars all entities in Texas, including private employers, from mandating Covid-19 vaccination for their workers. All of this is done under the cover of "freedom," Jill Filipovic writes -- a kind …

greg abbott - CNN
4:45pm PDT - October 12th, 2021

Southwest says it still plans to implement its employee vaccine mandate, citing federal rules that trump the Texas governor's blanket ban

Southwest Airlines said it will comply with President Biden's federal vaccine mandate despite Texas Gov. Abbott issuing an order prohibiting it.

greg abbott - Business Insider
12:44pm PDT - October 12th, 2021

Southwest, American airlines workers will have to get vaccinated, despite Texas order - POLITICO

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed a sweeping order effectively banning vaccine mandates for private businesses with 100 or more employees.

greg abbott - Politico
11:55am PDT - October 12th, 2021

Southwest Airlines to enforce vaccine mandate for employees, despite state order

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed a sweeping order effectively banning vaccine mandates for private businesses with 100 or more employees.

greg abbott - Politico
11:28am PDT - October 12th, 2021

DeSantis Proposes Law Prohibiting Firing Workers Who Refuse Vaccine

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposed a law to shield all workers from being fired for not getting Covid-19 vaccines, a day after Texas Governor Greg Abbott banned private companies from mandating the shots.

greg abbott - Bloomberg
8:47am PDT - October 12th, 2021

Texas Governor Blocks Vaccine Mandates by Private Employers

Texas Governor Greg Abbott outlawed vaccine mandates in the second-largest U.S. state, setting the stage for a showdown with the federal government in Washington.

greg abbott - Bloomberg
5:14am PDT - October 12th, 2021

Unvaccinated Texas GOP candidate who was hospitalized with COVID-19 says his illness made him 'even more dedicated' to fight vaccine mandates

Multiple studies prove that the COVID-19 vaccine dramatically reduces the chance of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from the virus.

greg abbott - Business Insider
4:06am PDT - October 12th, 2021

Texas Governor Greg Abbott bans all vaccine mandates in state

The latest edict by the Republican governor applies to all entities, including private businesses.

greg abbott - BBC News
10:09pm PDT - October 11th, 2021

Texas Gov. Abbott issued an executive order banning private companies from mandating COVID-19 vaccines

"No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer," the order said

greg abbott - Business Insider
6:35pm PDT - October 11th, 2021

Texas immediately appealed a judge's decision to suspend its ban on abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy

The state appealed the suspension of its highly restrictive abortion ban, which a judge called an "offensive deprivation of such an important right."

greg abbott - Business Insider
4:18am PDT - October 7th, 2021

Texas abortion: Judge temporarily blocks enforcement of law

The White House calls the ruling "an important step" to restoring Texas women's constitutional rights.

greg abbott - BBC News
8:41pm PDT - October 6th, 2021

Parole board recommends George Floyd be pardoned for 2004 drug bust

Parole board asks Texas governor to pardon George Floyd, writing he was 'set up' in drug bust

greg abbott - ABC News
9:55am PDT - October 5th, 2021

COVID-19 continues to wallop Republican states and areas in the US as partisan vaccine refusal persists

More new data shows sharpening divides on COVID-19 vaccination rates and death rates between counties that voted for Biden compared to Trump.

greg abbott - Business Insider
8:18am PDT - September 27th, 2021

The US and 23 other countries enacted laws to try and control content on the internet, study finds

Internet freedom has declined for the past 11 years globally, according to the report from Freedom House.

greg abbott - Business Insider
8:37am PDT - September 26th, 2021

Texas governor to Border Patrol agents under investigation: ‘I will hire you’

Gov. Greg Abbott spoke in response to questions about border agents seen charging at migrants on the Texas border.

greg abbott - Politico
7:11am PDT - September 26th, 2021

From Haiti to Texas: How migrants arrived to Del Rio and why the wall didn't stop them

The Rio Grande didn't stop thousands of Haitian migrants from crossing into the U.S., but the border fencing trapped them in a no man's land.

greg abbott - USA Today
6:13pm PDT - September 24th, 2021

House passes abortion rights bill but little chance of becoming law

The House on Friday passed a bill to uphold abortion rights for women, taking swift action in response to a new Texas law that bans nearly all abortions in the state.

greg abbott - ABC News
9:10am PDT - September 24th, 2021

Opinion: The real reason this pandemic is the deadliest to ever hit the US

The US hit a horrific milestone this week, with 676,000 Covid deaths and rising, surpassing the death toll of the 1918 "Spanish" flu, writes Jeffrey Sachs. Why? America has a fractured culture -- political, economic, personal-- that espouses a very peculiar n…

greg abbott - CNN
11:41am PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Texas governor approves miles-long steel barrier of police vehicles to deter more than 8,000 migrants

With 8,600 migrants remaining under the Del Rio International Bridge, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday officials are using "unprecedented" methods to deter migrants from crossing into the state, including parking Texas National Guard and Texas Department o…

greg abbott - CNN
5:07pm PDT - September 21st, 2021

Texas abortion: Doctor sued in first known challenges of new law

The cases against a doctor who admitted to performing an abortion are the first known lawsuits.

greg abbott - BBC News
5:18pm PDT - September 20th, 2021

Texas abortion: Biden administration requests abortion law pause

The new law bans abortion from as early as six weeks, when many women do not know they are pregnant.

greg abbott - BBC News
4:22am PDT - September 15th, 2021

Hurricane Nicholas brings heavy rain to Texas and Louisiana

Meteorologists warn of life-threatening flooding, power outages and storm surges.

greg abbott - BBC News
12:34am PDT - September 14th, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says people need 'better parenting' and to 'restore God in our communities' to reduce crime

Abbott had just signed a bill requiring defendants accused of violent crimes to put up cash bail exclusively, benefiting for-profit bail bonds firms.

greg abbott - Business Insider
11:44am PDT - September 13th, 2021

Analysis: The lesson Greg Abbott should learn from having Covid-19 -- but won't

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, despite being fully vaccinated, announced on Tuesday that he has Covid-19

greg abbott - CNN
7:16am PDT - August 18th, 2021

Texas Governor Greg Abbott tests positive for COVID-19 - CBS News

Abbott is fully vaccinated and so far is experiencing no symptoms, his office said.

greg abbott - CBS News
4:41am PDT - August 18th, 2021

RT @UncvrngTheTruth: Thus far, Greg Abbott has arrested a whopping total of ZERO rapists. He did, however, successfully ban transgender ath…

I Would If I Could (@IWouldIfICould7)
7:49am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @LifeNewsToo: Texas Gov Greg Abbott Signs New Congressional Map Strengthening Republican Congressional Seats https://t.co/4ruNnkNhMl htt…

Vinci (@Vinci15238126)
7:49am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @SportsCenter: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed a law that restricts transgender students from participating in school sports con…

jarvy “protect ya ori” dent (@senseident)
7:49am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @SawyerHackett: Greg Abbott just signed gerrymandered maps into law that REDUCE the number of Hispanic and Black-majority districts from…

MeidasMightyLoriBarton (@LoriBar64487217)
7:49am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @SawyerHackett: Greg Abbott just signed gerrymandered maps into law that REDUCE the number of Hispanic and Black-majority districts from…

Thomas (@trguillen151)
7:49am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @newsmax: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill banning transgender girls from participating in female sports at public scho…

WYGH (@bhionefamily)
7:48am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @realDailyWire: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Bill Into Law Banning Biological Males From Female Sports In Schools https://t.co/S5pOV…

Chief Red Eyes (@gumby_t2)
7:48am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @cmclymer: Greg Abbott just signed a bill in Texas this evening that bans trans children and student-athletes from competing on sports t…

Laura Resists (@Lauraseriously1)
7:48am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @UncvrngTheTruth: Thus far, Greg Abbott has arrested a whopping total of ZERO rapists. He did, however, successfully ban transgender ath…

Jeff Larsen (@graphicool)
7:48am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @SportsCenter: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed a law that restricts transgender students from participating in school sports con…

Dorion Williams (@TEAMdiesel70)
7:48am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @funder: It's time for change in Texas. Gov Abbott must go - let's make it happen in 2022. Help us #RemoveAbbott here: https://t.co/e…

TeckieGirl #vaxxedandbooted (she/her) ✊ (@TeckieGirl)
7:48am PDT - October 26th, 2021

Texas Governor Greg Abbott bans transgender student athletes from competing as the gender they identify with in school sports: New rules mean they must compete as sex listed on their birth certificate via https://t.co/ukePCFr1gS https://t.co/lunw46Cppa

MSM is Pravda (@RitchieJodi)
7:48am PDT - October 26th, 2021

Texas Gov. Signs Bill Banning Transgenders in Girls' School Sports https://t.co/xJateIoLwo via @Newsmax

Barb Scrimgeour (@bscrimg)
7:48am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @SawyerHackett: Greg Abbott just signed gerrymandered maps into law that REDUCE the number of Hispanic and Black-majority districts from…

Nakesha Horsey (@nakesha_horsey)
7:47am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @MomsAGAbbott: Mothers Against Greg Abbott and volunteers from @MomsDemandAction are hosting a Webinar on Gun Safety for Families. Cons…

Suzanne Collier (@CollierSuzanne)
7:47am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @RedTRaccoon: Gov. Greg Abbott signs off on Texas’ new political maps, which protect GOP majorities while diluting voices of voters of c…

Mary in Missouri fully vaccinated (@midUSAmom)
7:47am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @Ordinary1World: Greg Abbott signs a law restricting transgender students in school sports. I’d like to sign a law restricting Greg Ab…

pamela sue butler (@pamelasuebutle4)
7:47am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @newsmax: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill banning transgender girls from participating in female sports at public scho…

FORWORDS (@beckysm09960542)
7:47am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @TexasTribune: After vetoing a similar measure over the summer, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law a bill that makes the unlawfu…

Androvett Legal News (@AndrovettLegal)
7:47am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @SawyerHackett: Greg Abbott just signed gerrymandered maps into law that REDUCE the number of Hispanic and Black-majority districts from…

In loving memory of my daughter (@LaineyMart)
7:47am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @sewellchan: BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law new political maps that diminish the power of voters of color—even though people…

Elizabeth Wood (@demonmedic82)
7:46am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @Ordinary1World: Greg Abbott signs a law restricting transgender students in school sports. I’d like to sign a law restricting Greg Ab…

Robert Jenkins (@ussRob)
7:46am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @SawyerHackett: Greg Abbott just signed gerrymandered maps into law that REDUCE the number of Hispanic and Black-majority districts from…

Questfire (@Questfire1_)
7:46am PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @CecileRichards: Power grab by Greg Abbott and Republican Party in Texas to stay in office. It’s time to vote them out.

Laurie wears Brad Pitt’s Name Tag (@scheel_lala)
3:13pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @HRC: BREAKING: Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs HB 25 banning trans youth from participating in sports alongside their peers. They ar…

Acheyltus (@Acheyltus)
3:13pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @AP: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed redrawn voting maps in advance of the 2022 elections. Democrats say the maps disenfranchise Hispa…

Gwyneth Mason (@OkSweetie4)
3:13pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @votolatino: BREAKING: Voto Latino, with the support of the National Redistricting Action Fund, is challenging the congressional map sig…

b. (@betseybess)
3:12pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @sewellchan: BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law new political maps that diminish the power of voters of color—even though people…

August NEEDS MORE ARRESTS Mac (@carrybeyond)
3:12pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @sewellchan: BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law new political maps that diminish the power of voters of color—even though people…

GhostMKC (@K3yKur0n0)
3:12pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @Redistrict: New: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has signed his party's 25R-13D congressional map into law, making Texas the sixth state to comple…

vaccinated and liberated (@lcgresham1222)
3:12pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @votolatino: BREAKING: Voto Latino, with the support of the National Redistricting Action Fund, is challenging the congressional map sig…

Polyhymnia ☸️ (@bear_risa)
3:12pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @sewellchan: BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law new political maps that diminish the power of voters of color—even though people…

Jack Stansbury (@stansburyj)
3:12pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @sewellchan: BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law new political maps that diminish the power of voters of color—even though people…

Left hand of gawd (@MemphisSmitty)
3:12pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @sewellchan: BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law new political maps that diminish the power of voters of color—even though people…

(@radscuttle)
3:12pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @sewellchan: BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law new political maps that diminish the power of voters of color—even though people…

Dr. Joanne Freeman (@jbf1755)
3:12pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @sewellchan: BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law new political maps that diminish the power of voters of color—even though people…

Jean Longfellow Navalny (@LongfellowJean)
3:11pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @CNNSotu: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott approves new congressional map consolidating GOP power | @ericbradner https://t.co/9yczObWjVe

Jeanne Serafin, MD (@JeanneSerafin)
3:11pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @sewellchan: BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law new political maps that diminish the power of voters of color—even though people…

Tk (@imtk__)
3:11pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @sewellchan: BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law new political maps that diminish the power of voters of color—even though people…

jessica (@jessicasunja)
3:11pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @akbarth3great: Restrictions on transgender student athletes' participation in Texas school sports signed into law https://t.co/0HgNkNLz…

Zero Trust (@ZTSecure)
3:11pm PDT - October 25th, 2021