FILE - An early morning pedestrian is silhouetted against sunrise as he walks through the American flags on the National Mall with the U..S Capitol Building in the background in Washington Nov. 7, 2022. Americans on the right and left have a lot more in common than they might think — including their strong distrust of each other. The results of the survey, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and the nonprofit group Starts With Us, reveal a stark truth at the source of the polarization that has a powerful grip on American politics: While most Americans agree on the core principals underlying American democracy, they no longer recognize that the other side holds those values too.(AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Polls

Poll: Colin Allred leads Roland Gutierrez in Democratic primary, but both trail Republican Ted Cruz

Posted on · The University of Houston Hobby School poll shows likely Democratic primary voters favor Congressman Allred over State Senator Gutierrez by 40% to 12%, but it predicts Senator Cruz would defeat either of them in hypothetical fall matchups.

Dame Helen Mirren speaking at hearing

Politics

Dame Helen Mirren Calls On Senate To Pass Holocaust Art Recovery Bill

Posted on · Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the lead sponsors of a bill to make it easier for victims’ families to reclaim artworks or artifacts seized by the Third Reich. Mirren’s 2015 film "Woman In Gold" portrayed the legal difficulties such individuals face in trying to recover their family's property from the new owners.

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