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August 23rd, 2012
02:34 PM ET

Sen. Huchison on Rep. Akin's rape comments: Women are smart enough to know that one person doesn't represent the GOP

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) on Rep. Todd Akin's controversial rape comments and how they will affect the GOP.

Sen. Hutchison also talks about how her state is handling an uptick in the West Nile virus, and the possibility of Tropical Storm Isaac heading their way.


Filed under: GOP • Uncategorized • Weather • West Nile
August 20th, 2012
11:56 AM ET

Mayor Mike Rawlings on aerial spraying for West Nile resuming after weather delay

In Texas weather has been slowing strong efforts to battle against an epidemic of West Nile virus. Rainy weather this weekend, made it impossible for small planes to spray insecticide in an attempt to quell the deadly outbreak that has claimed the lives of 16 people this summer in Texas. DallasCounty which has a population of 2,240,000 has declared a state of emergency.

Across the nation, 210 cases of West Nile have been reported.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings talks about the latest on setbacks with the pesticide plan and moving forward. “Last night we were able to get the whole area covered that we wanted to," Rawlings says. "We had been delayed a couple of nights. We had done partial spraying. But last night we almost got a quarter of a million acres done. We’ve got four planes up and we’re able to cover all the areas we targeted to not.” Rawlings says spraying resumed last night and is expected to continue through tomorrow night. “Tonight we go back at it we have a fifth plane and by that time we should have everybody done this time tomorrow morning twice,” says Rawlings.

Mayor Rawlings also weighs in on other states fighting the mosquito-borne illness.


Filed under: West Nile