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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with lawmakers on investments in infrastructure, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency. They're taking an unapologetically partisan approach to advance the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue, voting rights and other priorities. Their calculation is that it's better to try to push ahead than risk wasting time courting Republican support that may never come. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden employs offensive language about Texas, Miss. reopening

Joe Biden is in hot water after employing seemingly insulting language to describe the Republican leadership in Texas and Mississippi. This came about during a White House event in response to questions shouted by reporters over the Wednesday announcement by the governors of both states that they would lift all existent COVID-19 restrictions by executive order.


HOUSTON, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 21: The U.S. and Texas flags fly in front of high voltage transmission towers on February 21, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Millions of Texans lost power when winter storm Uri hit the state and knocked out coal, natural gas and nuclear plants that were unprepared for the freezing temperatures brought on by the storm. Wind turbines that provide an estimated 24 percent of energy to the state became inoperable when they froze. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas AG sues electric supplier Griddy

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued an electricity supplier for “false, misleading and deceptive practices.” On Monday, Paxton said power company Griddy misled customers by signing them up for services that ended up costing them thousands after February’s winter storm.




Millions of Texans still without clean water

Many Texans found themselves left in the dark and the cold after a winter storm battered the state. As of Tuesday, eight million Texans had issues with their water supply as busted frozen pipes compromised water mains across the state.