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'What a Country': 2016 Party Conventions in the Books

nbcdfw.com — I'm from Buffalo, New York. So was the late, great Tim Russert. And he used to often quote his father, Big Russ. Big Russ would always say, "What a country." After two national political conventions, I, too, would like to quote him. "What a country."

Texas Democratic Delegates Aim to Turn the State Blue

nbcdfw.com — As Texas democratic delegates get ready for the election, there is optimism that this could be their year to change the tide in the Lone Star State. "I think we will turn Texas blue," said delegate Jackie Soliz-Chapa. It is an uphill fight. Texas has not voted for a democrat for president in more than three decades.

Sanders Delegate Causes Uproar Among Texas Democrats

nbcdfw.com — Members of the Texas delegation to the Democratic National Convention invited Bernie Sanders supporters to be recognized during a meeting Tuesday morning as a show of unity. But with eight words, one Sanders delegate created an uproar. "We are currently condemning our current presumptive nominee," said Russell Lytle, a Denton County delegate.

Texas Delegates Discuss Their Feelings Entering DNC

nbcdfw.com — The Texas delegation, which is more than 250 strong, wants its presence known in Philadephia. "Is there unity in our Democratic Party? There sure is, y'all," said Texas delegate Luciano Garza. Unity is the theme of the day. While the majority of the room at the Texas delegation breakfast is backing Hillary Clinton, there are still holdouts for Vermont Sen.

Texas Delegates Discuss Their Feelings Entering DNC

nbcdfw.com — The Texas delegation, which is more than 250 strong, wants its presence known in Philadephia. "Is there unity in our democratic party, there sure is, y'all," said Texas delegate Luciano Garza. Unity is the theme of the day. While the majority of the room at the Texas delegation breakfast is backing Hillary Clinton, there are still holdouts for Senator Bernie Sanders.

Tales from the Trail: RNC Wraps, DNC Controversy Before it Begins

nbcdfw.com — I've watched conventions my entire life. I knew to expect twists and turns. But let me tell you, Wednesday was a day to remember. And Thursday may have topped it. Wednesday morning, we headed to the Sen. Ted Cruz event to thank his supporters.

Texas Democrats Respond To Email Scandal; Resignation

Angry Texas Delegates Question Sen. Ted Cruz

nbcdfw.com — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is doubling down on his decision not to endorse Donald Trump. "Mr. Cruz came here to stick his finger in Donald Trump's eye, and he did it very effectively," said U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, a Dallas Republican, who was clearly frustrated Thursday morning.

Sen. Ted Cruz Thanks Delegates, Has Yet to Endorse

nbcdfw.com — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke to his supporters at a public event Wednesday in Cleveland, before he is due to address the Republican National Convention in primetime. People close to Cruz tell NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine that Cruz is unlikely to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, though it is not impossible.

Texas GOP Delegation Focused on Border Security

nbcdfw.com — For Donald Trump, immigration and border security are cornerstones of his campaign. That's not lost on Texas Republican delegates, including U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Rockwall, a member of the powerful U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. "Border security is something that made Donald Trump our nominee," said Congressman Ratcliffe.
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Jul 30, 2016

@jaygraymatters safe travels , jay! Looking forward to watching you

Jul 29, 2016

@AmericanAir again, looking for information about flight 524 coming out of Phily. We are not getting info and stranding in line to board

Jul 29, 2016

Hi @AmericanAir . We are stopped in a long line to board. It's flight 524. Can you please let us know what's going on!


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