USA: Top ten most approved governors all GOPers. A state-by-state survey taken by Morning Consult over several months found that the ten governors with the highest approval ratings were all Republicans, four of them in the South: Asa Hutchinson (AR), Greg Abbott (TX), Bill Haslam (TN) & Nathan Deal (GA) ……. Arkansas: Cotton, Hill to hold town hall. US Sen. Tom Cotton (R) and US Rep. French Hill (R) will hold a joint town hall in a Little Rock Hotel on Monday, reports the Democrat-Gazette. This will be Cotton’s third such meeting. The first drew 2,000 people, another 450 …….Texas: Abbott fights Houston gang violence. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced this week that he is initiating a $500,000 program to combat gang attacks and killings in Houston, many committed by members of MS-13, a gang of El Salvadoran immigrants, many of them here illegally. Abbott is assigning state special agents to Houston, as is the FBI, reports the Houston Chronicle …….