Politics

Shafaq Patel
Sep 9, 2022 - Politics

Royalty heads to City Hall

Photo of the Netherlands royal couple.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attend a gala diner at The Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will visit Houston today, where she'll meet with Mayor Sylvester Turner to discuss rising sea levels and flood infrastructure.

Why it matters: The Netherlands is Texas' leading EU trading partner. Plus, the country faces extreme weather conditions similar to Houston's and also has a strong energy sector hub.

Liz Cheney raises big cash from Houston donors

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Liz Cheney at a hearing in July. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

Liz Cheney is widely expected to lose her Republican congressional primary today, but she has far outraised her opponent in Texas, per an Axios examination of federal campaign finance data.

Why it matters: In light of Cheney's steadfast post-Jan. 6 opposition to Trump — she voted to impeach him and serves on the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol — the donations are a glimpse into Texas' anti-MAGA and pro-MAGA forces.

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