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We will discuss the May election results, Trump trial, and general election updates.


Our May meeting for Calhoun County Democratic Club will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at the Calhoun County Library, in the community room, 200 W Mahan St., Port Lavaca.


Social/potluck is at 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm.


Got questions? Concerned about democracy? Come and join us.


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The June Monthly meeting will be on June 4, 2024.


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Articles to read that I found while digging up the Trump Trial stuff.

 

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TxDot seeks comments for rural transportation projects

 

School board approves 2024-25 calendar

 

Padron, Todd named Man and Woman of the Year

 

Commissioners clear more than 50-year-old title issue

 

San Antonio Bay Partnership receives recognition from Texan by Nature

 

Calhoun County ISD hears Texas Academic Performance report

 

TPWD to host public meeting on new Powderhorn State Park

 

 

Newly unsealed grand jury testimony from Trump’s valet helps explain FBI’s desire to search Mar-a-Lago

 

Israel launches operation into Rafah, says cease-fire agreement not reached with Hamas

 

News Wrap: Russia says it will hold drills to simulate nuclear weapon use

 

Russia Planning Europe-Wide Sabotage Campaign - FT

 

Russia plotting sabotage across Europe, intelligence agencies warn

 

THE NEW PROPAGANDA WAR

Autocrats in China, Russia, and elsewhere are now making common cause with MAGA Republicans to discredit liberalism and freedom around the world.

 

California reports the first increase in groundwater supplies in 4 years

 

‘You don’t feel like a human,’ Brittney Griner describes her life in Russian confinement

 

Trump Named as Unindicted Conspirator in Michigan Election Interference Case

 

Hormone replacement safe and effective menopause treatment, study finds

 

New research shows people carrying 2 copies of a certain gene are more likely to have Alzheimer’s

 

The UN says there’s ‘full-blown famine’ in northern Gaza

 

Fake ashes and 190 rotting bodies prompt Colorado lawmakers to pass funeral home regulations

 

Survivors of Holocaust and Oct. 7 attack join memorial march at Auschwitz death camp

 

WATCH: Biden and first lady host White House Cinco de Mayo reception

 

Biden reiterates concern about Rafah offensive on call to Netanyahu

 

With ‘Gestapo’ comment, Trump adds to numerous past Nazi Germany references

 

Russia threatens Britain with retaliation if involvement in Ukraine war deepens

 

What a rapidly changing civil war means for the future of Myanmar

 

Patrick Kennedy’s new book tells personal stories of mental health in America

 

Panama holds general election dominated by former president who was barred from running

 

As Native communities spotlight disappearances and killings, U.S. authorities try to fix systemic issues with outreach program

 

A disturbing new tactic is making Trump’s 2024 campaign much different than before

 

Why abortion bans in Florida and Arizona disproportionately affect the Latina population

 

These Republicans have united to defend the legitimacy of U.S. elections and election officials

                         

As the U.S. moves to reclassify marijuana as less dangerous, could more states legalize it?


What Biden’s expansion of health privacy rules means for people seeking abortions

 

Breast cancer is on the rise in women in their 40s. An earlier mammogram may help catch it sooner

 

Can yogurt reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes?

 

FAA investigating whether Boeing completed required inspections on 787 Dreamliner jets

 

Self-funded candidates roil congressional races: From the Politics Desk

 

Marjorie Taylor Greene backs off immediate vote to oust Speaker Johnson as she seeks deal

 

Georgia's former lieutenant governor backs Biden in high-profile defection from GOP

 

Rich people are spending more than ever to run for Congress. A big test is coming in Maryland.

 

DOJ seeks 11 years for conservative scion Brent Bozell IV, saying he 'led the charge' on Jan. 6

 

House Republicans plan to move forward with contempt action against Attorney General Merrick Garland

 

Some cases of Alzheimer's caused by two copies of a single gene

 

Panama's new president-elect was practically retired: 'I never imagined this'

 

What happens if a US presidential candidate dies?

 

Former government employee charged with falsely accusing co-workers of joining Capitol riot

 

A new form of mpox that may spread more easily found in Congo’s biggest outbreak

 

Why U.S. election campaigns feel so long

 

Trump reveals how he would govern if reelected to another term in the White House

 

Mammograms should start at 40, task force recommends

 

Agriculture school creates climate-aware approach to help small farmers feed Africa

 

Prosecutors seek September retrial for Harvey Weinstein after rape conviction was overturned

 

What is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome? Here’s what to know, and why experts say it’s on the rise

 

 

What reclassifying marijuana means for Americans

 

State health care plans must cover transgender-related care, federal court rules

 

The cicadas are coming. Here’s what to know if you’re in their path

 

Republican states challenge new Title IX rules protecting LGBTQ+ students

 

Binance founder Changpeng Zhao sentenced to 4 months in prison for allowing money laundering

 

Supreme Court refuses to block a Texas law requiring pornographic websites to verify users’ ages

 

Chinese scientist who first published COVID sequence stages protest after being locked out of lab

 

Shootout that left 4 law officers dead began with attempt to serve warrant, police say

 

Indian government accused of trying to kill Sikh activists in U.S.

 

‘New Cold Wars’ examines America’s struggles with China and Russia

 

Mexican consumer law helps man snag $28,000 earrings for $28 after Cartier pricing mishap

 

FDA brings lab tests under federal oversight in bid to improve accuracy and safety

 

NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg says slow arms deliveries to Ukraine have benefited Russia on the battlefield

 

Minister Humza Yousaf resigns after amid weakened government

 

Japan’s ruling party set to lose 3 seats in special vote, seen as rebuke for corruption scandal

 

News Wrap: Hamas releases video of two hostages, including Israeli-American


Cleanses? Supplements? How to tell fact from fiction with gut health advice

 

Hard-hit cocoa harvests in West Africa cause chocolate prices to soar worldwide

 

The sun is super active right now. Here’s how it can affect electronics on Earth

 

A look at NASA’s new images of Io, Jupiter’s ‘tortured moon’

 

A history of the marginalization of India’s Muslim population

 

Iraq passes harsh anti-LGBTQ+ law imposing up to 15 years in prison, drawing backlash

 

WATCH: Biden attends 2024 White House Correspondents’ Dinner hosted by Colin Jost

 

What to know about the FTC’s crackdown on noncompete agreements by employers


‘H Is for Hope’ explores history of climate change and why there’s hope for the future

 

North Koreans forced to process seafood that ends up in U.S., investigation reveals

 

Biden administration indefinitely delays potential ban on menthol cigarettes

 

Haiti’s new transitional council faces urgent demands for solutions amid gang violence

 

Rooting for Trump to fail has made his stock shorters millions

 

Federal agency investigates effectiveness of recall of Tesla’s Autopilot system

 

These countries have already banned TikTok

 

Tennessee legislators approve criminalization of adults who help minors obtain gender-affirming care

 

New EPA emissions rules could hasten retirement of coal-fired power plants

 

Net neutrality reinstated as FCC passes measure to regulate internet providers

 

A look at what’s in the $95 billion foreign aid package and what the money does

 

About 1 in 4 U.S. adults over 50 say they expect to never retire, an AARP study finds

 

How U.S. banning TikTok could affect you

 

Here’s what happened when India banned TikTok

 

Salman Rushdie reflects on attack that changed his life in new memoir ‘Knife’

 

Global talks to tackle plastic pollution hit critical stage

 

What’s EMTALA, the federal law at the center of the Supreme Court’s Idaho abortion case?

 

Chinese Olympic doping case swept ‘under the carpet’ by WADA, U.S. anti-doping chief says

 

Why elections in India, the world’s largest democracy, are crucial to watch

 

WATCH: Biden marks Earth Day with new grants for solar power

 

Why the unionization of Tennessee Volkswagen workers is a big breakthrough for UAW

 

Who is Clara Bow from Taylor Swift’s new album?

 

These coral reefs suffered major damage. Watch how restoration efforts helped bring them back

 

Record-breaking ocean heat triggers massive coral reef bleaching

 

U.S. reimposes oil sanctions on Venezuela as hopes for a fair presidential election fades

 

Maui Fire Department report on deadly wildfire details how it was no match for unprecedented blazes

 

Sudan marks 1 year of brutal civil war as humanitarian crisis worsens

 

Study links petrochemical plants in Louisiana to premature and low-weight births

 

Biden administration announces strategy to combat future pandemics with 50 country partnership

 

Here’s how the tax policies proposed by Biden and Trump differ

 

A Brief But Spectacular take on what it means to be human


Experts group says abortion in Germany should be decriminalized during pregnancy’s first 12 weeks

 

Coral reefs across the globe once again endure mass bleaching amid warming oceans, scientists say

 

To lower its rat population, NYC considers birth control as a humane option

 

Child care costs are about to start dropping for families that need the most help

 

A Brief But Spectacular take on the miracle of flight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated: May 9

A Masterlist to track to the trial.


Trump Trial Week 4 (in progress)


Day 12 - Monday May 6, 2024 (Eighth witness Jeffrey McConney, ninth witness Deborah Tarasoff)


Judge Juan Merchan threatens Donald Trump with jail time if he keeps violating gag order


Trump trial recap: Trump threatened with jail, ex-employees take stand in hush money case


Trump fined $1,000 for gag order violation in hush money case as ex-employee recounts reimbursements


Highlights from day 12 of the Trump hush money trial as trial enters third week of testimony


From Hope Hicks to Karen McDougal, here's a guide to the Trump trial witness list


Takeaways from Day 12 of the Donald Trump hush money trial


Witness testimony in Trump's hush money trial wraps for the day


Judge’s warning provides dilemma for Trump over whether he will risk jail for a political point


Former senior adviser to Trump on why she thinks Trump wants judge to jail him


Could Donald Trump really go to jail for gag order violations?


What you missed on Day 12 of Trump's trial: Another gag order ruling and details on how Michael Cohen was paid


Former exec describes his role in hush money payments as Trump's criminal trial begins fourth week


The courtroom for Trump's trial becomes a test of power for an ex-president and a judge


Trump trial highlights: Longtime Trump Org. employees testify against their boss in hush money trial


Trump trial continues after judge threatens jail over gag-order breaches


Paper trail and judge’s warning: Trump trial key takeaways, day 12


Former Trump accountant tells hush-money trial ex-president ‘personally signed’ checks to Cohen – as it happened


Looking Trump in the eye, the N.Y. judge warns he may jail him


Judge again finds Trump in contempt in hush money trial; Trump Org employees testify


Live Updates: Trump slapped with fine as hush money trial’s third week opens


What to know as Trump’s hush money trial enters a third week


Trump fined $1,000 for gag order violation in hush money case as former employee testifies


Read the full court ruling warning Trump of jail time if he continues violating gag order


Former Trump employees detail hush money payments at heart of his trial


Trump fined $1,000 for violating gag order and is warned about jail time


Trump Is Threatened With Jail at His Criminal Trial: 5 Takeaways


Former Employee Says Trump Used Personal Account to Repay Hush Money (updates)


What to Know About the Trial Donald Trump Faces in Manhattan


Transcript of Trump Manhattan Trial, May 6, 2024




Day 13 - Tuesday May 7, 2024 (tenth witness Sally Franklin, eleventh witness Stormy Daniels)


'Oh my god': Stormy Daniels testifies on spanking Trump, his gold tweezers, and silky PJs


Trump trial recap: Trump demands mistrial after damaging Stormy Daniels testimony


Trump hush money trial day 13 highlights: Catch-up on trial developments


Stormy Daniels testifies in Trump's hush money trial


Critical days of Trump trial will test whether he can exercise discipline and restraint


Wait. Why are 3 of Trump’s 4 criminal trials delayed indefinitely?


Will Trump take the stand in his criminal trial?


Stormy Daniels' credibility becomes a linchpin in the prosecution's hush money case


What you missed on Day 13 of Trump’s hush money trial: Stormy Daniels takes the stand


Trump trial highlights: Actor Stormy Daniels testifies about sex with Trump, hush money payments


Satin pajamas and mistrial denied: Trump trial key takeaways, day 13


‘Do you worry about STDs?’: Stormy Daniels’s testimony on Trump affair off to lurid start


Stormy Daniels tells court she ‘hates’ Trump and wants him ‘held accountable’ – as it happened


Rikers Island jail ‘ready’ to receive Donald Trump, says Eric Adams


Trump’s attacks on justice system are causing real damage, experts say


Trump hush-money trial: Stormy Daniels describes being ‘startled’ by sexual encounter


Trump has yet to decide his VP pick – and it’s turning into a pageant of its own


What Stormy Daniels said during her first day of testimony in Trump’s hush money trial


Judge keeps tying Trump to possible intimidation


How Trump could wiggle out of his legal woes


The legal — and political — stakes of Stormy Daniels on the stand


6 takeaways from Stormy Daniels’ testimony on what happened between her and Trump


Live Updates: Adult film star testifies in Trump hush money trial


Stormy Daniels Delivers Intense Testimony in Trump’s Trial: 6 Takeaways


Stormy Daniels Describes Sexual Encounter With Trump and Is Grilled by His Lawyer


Stormy Daniels, Who Testified About Sex With Trump, Will Return to Stand


A Timeline of the History Between Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump


The Words That Defined This Week in Donald J. Trump’s Trial


Stormy Daniels Tells Her Story of Sex With Trump


Stormy Daniels, Unfiltered, Takes the Stand


Adams Says Rikers, Staffed by ‘Professionals,’ Is Ready for Trump


Stormy Daniels and Trump Have Met in Court Before, to Her Detriment


Stormy Daniels Testifies About Her Encounter With Trump in Tahoe


‘Every Dollar Counts’: Prosecutors Use Quotes From Trump’s Books Against Him


Stormy Daniels, Porn Star Who Says She Had Sex With Trump, Testifies at Trial


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Court Resources




Updated May 8, 2024

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