John Culberson

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    June 11, 2014

    Behind Culberson, Federal Funding for METRO Blocked

    A debate on Houston transit was settled Tuesday, mostly by people who don't live here. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a transportation spending bill for fiscal 2015 Tuesday, 229-192, cutting off funding for METRO's proposed University Line in the process. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Trapped: There Are No Simple Solutions to Houston's Traffic Crisis

    The crazy, complicated conundrum of Houston traffic.

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    September 26, 2013

    How to Annoy Your Fellow Republicans

    Senator Ted Cruz continues to march to his own special drumbeat.

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    September 19, 2013

    Teddy Cruz is Annoying the Crap Out of People in D.C.

    Senator Ted Cruz is apparently pissing off everyone in Washington. From political blog The Monkey Cage: The staffer, whom two GOP sources identified as working for Representative John Culberson of Texas, went on to decry Cruz for holding events in Culberson's district and telling his constituent ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Montrose, Meet Your New Congressman: Ted Poe, Homophobe

    It looks like Texas just might finally have a redistricting map, after several tries. If this one goes through, Montrose will be represented by...Ted Poe. Now, it's not like the neighborhood has been represented by a GLBT-friendly rep prior to redistricting; John Culberson is a hardcore rightwinge ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Houston's Nine Members of Congress: Net Worth of Almost $400 Million

    ​Welcome to Congress!​The Center for Responsive Politics has put out its list of the net worth of every member of Congress, and the Houston delegation are no slackers. The nine representatives have a net worth estimated to be $392.4 million, which is a pretty impressive figure. Actually, m ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Debt Ceiling: The 10 Worst Tweets From the Texas GOP Congressional Delegation

    Tweets don't fail me now​As the GOP debates whether it wants the Tea Party to drive it (and the country) off a cliff by playing games with the debt ceiling, we looked to Twitter for the updates from our state's congresssional delegation. Oddly, the Republicans didn't tweet anything like "Yes, ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Tea Party Congressmen From Texas Love Their Earmarks

    Damn those earmarks!! Except mine​Brave, insightful, brilliant, not-at-all-crazy U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann founded the Congressional Tea Party Caucus to save America from Muslim presidents and stop federal spending by stopping earmarks, the modern term for pork-barrel projects. Republicans i ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Snatching Some Meth

    Local woman hides drugs in vagina

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    July 21, 2010

    Tea Party Caucus: Rest Easy, Montrose -- Your Congressman Has Joined This Elite Group

    He'd be comfortable in Montrose, apparently​If there's one part of town we think of when we ponder the noisy-old-people phenomenon that is the Tea Party, it's Montrose.The `trose is just packed with factually challenged, self-deluded Obama-haters...isn't it?Not really, of course. The neighborhood ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Jeffrey Stern: Husband Of Wounded Victim In Bellaire Murder-For-Hire Plot Has Interesting Past

    Photo courtesy HCSOThe accused mastermind​Houston attorney Jeffrey Stern has certainly led an action-packed life.While his recent arrest for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, which comes in the wake of three failed attempts on the life of his wife, is his first Harris County  ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Rice's Baker Institute on Drugs

    KPFT recordings to be archived there.

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    May 17, 2010

    Ted Poe, Obsessed With Vagina

    When you're named Al Green, of course you're going to talk about the ladies​For hardcore political junkies -- and we do mean hardcore -- can be downright addicting. Although the actual meaningfulness of the site might be up for debate, its wonkish fun factor is not: the site track ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    The 10 Biggest Non-Bummers Of The Decade In Houston

    ​We recently took a look at the 10 Biggest Bummers of Houston's Decade; in the spirit of equal time (and the season), we now offer the 10 Biggest Non-Bummers of the Oughts.This being Houston, some of these happy developments have a not-so-happy side, but that's to be expected, we suppose.Are we mi ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    The Deathmatch Between Metro And John Culberson Continues

    ​Congressman John Culberson didn't say much today when he released his response to Metro's response to a letter Culberson sent the Federal Transit Administration earlier this week, questioning Metro's ability to pay for a planned $1.5 billion University rail line. About the only thing Culberson ac ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    John Culberson Mans The Barricades For Michael Savage

    ​U.S. Rep. John Culberson has a new cause -- he has become perhaps the world's biggest cheerleader for Michael Savage, the hateful nutjob radio host (Proudly presented here by KPRC!!) who makes Sean Hannity seem like a deep, reasoned thinker.What's Savage's radio show about? When he's not making j ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    John Culberson: I'm Just Like The Brave Iranian Protesters

    Among the heroic people fighting for freedom these days -- the protesters clogging Iranian streets, taking life-threatening risks to urge democracy in a repressive regime; and, ummm, House Republicans.At least according to one House Republican, Houston's John Culberson.The Twitter-addicted rep h ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    We're All A-Twitter

    Barack Obama Twitters. John Culberson Twitters. Why can't the Houston Press? We can, as it turns out. So if you're interested in the latest updates on what we're offering on the web and in the print edition, get yourself over to our Twitter page and get connected. Otherwise, we'll be forced to se ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008

    Katy Freeway Finished As Of Tomorrow

    As of 10 a.m. tomorrow, all traffic problems on the Katy Freeway will cease. That's when the official ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the end of the five-year construction nightmare that has widened the highway from six lanes to -- if our most recent trip is any indication -- about 48 lanes at sp ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008

    Twitter Is Very Important!

    Some legislators have embraced the Interweb’s vast system of tubes more fully than others. U.S. Rep. John Culberson, for one, has especially taken to Twitter, where he can keep constituents posted of his thoughts as they come to him, 24-7. That’s why Culberson is worried that The Man (i.e. C ... More >>

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    June 24, 2008

    John Culberson Loves Ben Franklin. Foreigners, Not So Much.

    U.S. Congressman John Culberson, 7th District of Texas, sent out a note this afternoon reporting that the “Democrat led Congress has finally passed a responsible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, (FISA), that President Bush can sign.” His note also included this snappy statement: “I am ... More >>

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    November 22, 2007

    Turkeys of the Year: Honor Roll

    Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Tom DeLay, Janet Jackson and Tom DeLay again

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    February 8, 2007

    Too Late, Baby

    The zoo waited too long to feed at the trough

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    November 30, 2006

    Conflict of Interest

    A gay Republican for City Council?

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    November 23, 2006
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    November 2, 2006

    Getting Schooled

    A legendary debate teacher has a lesson plan to knock off Congressman John Culberson

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    November 2, 2006

    Getting Schooled: Bombs Away

    Rep. Culberson is ready to take the gloves off in Iraq

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    December 22, 2005

    It's a Bird! It's a Plane!

    Despite major opposition, construction commences on what could become North America's most dangerous airport

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    December 8, 2005

    Girls Gone Wild

    It's a regular bacchanal in one small town

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    November 24, 2005

    Turkeys of the Year

    Just stuff 'em

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    August 18, 2005

    At the Ready

    The Minutemen have come to Texas

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    June 30, 2005

    Pimp My Ride

    Metro's transportation-plan "adjustments"

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    September 23, 2004
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    January 15, 2004

    Ties That Bind?

    The D.A. shares something with those he's supposed to be probing: campaign support

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    November 27, 2003

    Turkeys of the Year

    The worst flock-ups of 2003, starting with Big Tom himself

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    November 13, 2003

    Send in the Election Clowns

    Don't worry, they're here

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    October 30, 2003

    Is This Guy Too Smart to Be Mayor?

    Bill White hopes brains and big bucks will get him elected

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    August 9, 2001


    Music Mayhem, Poisoned Pooch, In the John

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    July 26, 2001

    Tax Rebate Waste?

    Lest tax payers forget about the rebate, U.S. Rep John Culberson drives the message home with $36,000 worth of mailings

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    May 10, 2001

    Mixing It Up

    She just wanted her comfortable suburban life. But when a concrete company intruded on her paradise, the homemaker turned warrior.

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    January 25, 2001

    Fixing the Vote

    After the election from hell, Texas lawmakers offer remedies (serious and otherwise)

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    April 20, 2000
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    April 6, 2000

    Kissing Off a Kingmaker

    In District 7, is the real conservative behind door No. 1 or door No. 2?

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    March 23, 2000

    Scouting a Smear

    Culberson accuses a former GOP congressman of campaign dirty tricks

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    March 23, 2000

    The Day the Democrats Died

    Learning to love the one-party state

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    January 6, 2000

    The Insider

    The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash

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    December 9, 1999

    The Katy: Railing On

    Fears of a future light train trouble Katy Freeway expansion critics

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    February 25, 1999

    Buffalo Bill

    Legislation would cut citizens out of the process