WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says Senate Republicans are scared of two of their freshmen: Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Biden says the GOP has fundamentally changed and he's never seen anything like it. He says during the Senate's gun control debate, he called out nine Republican senators, and almost all said they were voting no because they didn't want to take on Cruz or Paul.
Biden spoke at a fundraiser for Rep. Ed Markey, the Democrat running in a special Senate race in Massachusetts.
Biden says the difference in this race is President Barack Obama isn't on the ballot. He says that means African-Americans and Latinos won't automatically vote. He says Democrats shouldn't take the race for granted because nobody has energized minorities like Obama.
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The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.