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Sheila Jackson Lee

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    February 28, 2013

    The Ten Weirdest Members of Congress

    Texas claims three of the top spots.

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    February 12, 2013

    It's 1:30 And Sheila Jackson Lee & Al Green Are Already Sitting In Their Seats For The State Of The Union, And You Can't Budge Them

    It's become a tradition for camera-hungry congresspeople to park their butts in aisle seats hours before the State of the Union speech to ensure they get a moment with the President as he leaves the chamber after the speech. It's about 2:30 Eastern time as we write this, and Houston congressmembers ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Sheila Jackson Lee: Smartest Person In Congress, Vocabulary Study Says

    Because (we guess) someone had to do it, a guy named Dan Kozikowski took to his Tumblr account to announce the results of a massive study of the vocabulary used in floor speeches by current members of Congress. He judged them by the "word diversity," which he defined as "how frequently a rep uses S ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Sheila Jackson Lee is Fasting for a Budget Deal

    Fasting for a "moral budget"​You probably didn't know that people are fasting as a call for a fair budget deal in Congress. Among them: our own Sheila Jackson Lee. (We didn't know of the fast until we read about it in the Houston Chronicle's religion blog.) We cannot begin to imagine what so ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Bad Company

    Readers respond to "Betting Their Lives."

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    March 2, 2011

    Sheila Jackson Lee Gets Another Shellacking

    Sheila Jackson Lee is no Undercover Boss​In a story that will surprise virtually no one in Houston, the Daily Caller has a harsh, lengthy profile of Sheila Jackson Lee as a boss. The bottom line: She's not a good one. Many of the tales of staffers being screamed at, made to wait for hours, sc ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Comment of the Day: She's No Barbara Jordan

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Voter Intimidation Victim and Witness Come Forward, And Nov. 2 Looms Closer

    Voter intimidation: everyone wants to shift the blame.​No one seems to want to play nice at the voting polls this year. And new names and organizations keep getting involved in the already over-crowded, controversial fray.King Street Patriots/The Tea Party. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. The Te ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Stephen Colbert Testifies In Front Of Sheila Jackson Lee And Ted Poe

    Sheila Jackson Lee and Ted Poe were props today in the terrific Stephen Colbert performance at a House hearing. (How terrific was it? GOP House members and Fox News are outraged, OUTRAGED, that such a cheap stunt has sullied the honored floor of the U.S. Congressszzzzzzzz.)Houston's Sheila Jackso ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Sheila Jackson Lee, We're Sorry (Really)

    Hair Balls regretfully posted this afternoon misleading information about a Washingtonian magazine survey concerning members of Congress.The blog item, which we've taken down, was supposed to be based on the survey the magazine published in its current September 2010 issue. However, the link on t ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Sheila Jackson Lee Fares Badly, As Usual, On "Best & Worst Of Congress" List

    Sheila Jackson Lee: You call the woman who honored MIchael Jackson a "Show Horse"?​Wanna know the inside skinny on your U.S. Congress members?Every election year, Washingtonian magazine gets Capitol Hill staffers to dish on their bosses and rank them from best to worst. And as you might expect, r ... More >>

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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 -- capitolwords.org 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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    February 19, 2010

    Candidate Jarvis Johnson Says It's Time to Move On From Sheila Jackson Lee

    The Houston Press will be interviewing each of the main contenders in the 18th Congressional District race. This is the second interview of the series. Councilman Jarvis Johnson entered his campaign manager's office on a chilly Friday evening somewhere in the Heights with a large print mailer from ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    The "Other" Candidate In Congressional District 18

    The Houston Press will be interviewing each of the main contenders in the 18th Congressional District race. First up: Sean Roberts. One of the few local Congressional primary races generating excitement this election season is the 18th Congressional District race. The incumbent, Sheila Jackson Lee, ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Rejoice, Michael Jackson Fans: Sheila Jackson Lee Might Not Be As Vulnerable As She Appears

    ​The United States Congressional District 18 race just got a bit more exciting after Jarvis Johnson, the District B Houston City Councilmember, officially filed on Monday at Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters. Not to be outdone, Attorney Sean A. Roberts also decided to jump into the race ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Sheila Jackson Lee To Get Some Actual Opposition This Year

    ​And lo, the word came via Twitter: Sheila Jackson Lee will be facing an actual opponent this year.City councilman Jarvis Johnson announced he's filing for the primary in the 18th Congressional District, where Jackson has ruled for years, Jarvis is starting his third two-year term on the counc ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    O'Brien's Song

    After years of fighting everybody and anybody, now the ornery, annoying civil rights activist has to concentrate on fighting for his life.

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    November 26, 2009

    Turkeys of the Year

    In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.

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    July 7, 2009

    Houston Sounds Off on Michael's Memorial

    L.A. Weekly's Twitter updates have slowed down, but there's plenty of Houstonians following along. Here's a selection from the past 30 minutes or so: cashless: "Blanket, FTW!" joeyguerra: ""we need to look up, where he is undoubtedly perched on a crescent moon, and we need to smile." - brooke shield ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Funeral, Cameras: Yep, Sheila Jackson Lee Is In The House

    Shocking news: There was a funeral service where cameras were present, and Sheila Jackson Lee showed up.Lee had a big speech at today's Michael Jackson's...whatever it was. And she went on and on. For eight minutes. (If the video above doesn't work, try here.)Lee quickly became a huge topic on Twi ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    The Rebirth Of A Cemetery

    Photo by Olivia Flores AlvarezOlivewood Cemetery, established just after the end of the Civil War, is home to Houston's first freemen. Among the buried are a 100-plus-year-old woman who came to America on a slave ship in the late 1770's but lived long enough to see the end of slavery, the man who s ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    New President, Same Sheila Jackson Lee

    We know this is getting old. For years now we've tuned in to the annual State of the Union address to make sure that U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tx, of the Fightin' 18th Congressional District in Houston, gets up next to the President, be he Democrat or Republican.We depend on this. When it sto ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Is Sheila Jackson Lee Thinking Of Leaving Congress?

    Good news for Houston politicians trying to get camera time at events, bad news for the rest of the world -- rumors are swirling that Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee might be taking a job in the State Department.Jackson denies (sorta) the rumors, telling KHOU she's "baffled" by them and is happy re ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Astros Bring The Game To Acres Homes

    Major League Baseball, the Astros, and Mayor Bill White unveiled plans today for the Houston Astros MLB Urban Youth Academy, which will be built on the north side of town in the Acres Homes community on Sylvester Turner Park.The academy will include a show field with room for around 2,300 fans, two ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008
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    November 10, 2008

    Ike-Response Hearings Begin; FEMA Doesn't Bother To Show Up

    The first of four House Select Committee on Hurricane Ike hearings kicked off this morning at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel. Chaired by Rep. Sylvester Turner (we like to call these the “Ike-Turner” hearings), the Committee’s goal, as explained by Turner, “is to come out of these hea ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008

    The MLK Day Parade

    Two factions turn MLK Day into a competition

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    July 11, 2007

    Team Player

    Somewhere, some people with very exciting lives are super into Fantasy Congress. Fantasy Congress works in much the same way as its football counterpart, but users draft a mix of senators and representatives. Points are awarded for positive media coverage, a politician drafting a bill, and the bill ... More >>

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    March 19, 2007
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    March 2, 2006

    No-Balls Buzz

    Morning-radio wackiness has its limits

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    April 15, 2004

    Sexual Dealing

    A blood-curdling tale of sex slavery falls apart

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    February 12, 2004

    Talky? You Bet!

    Sheila Jackson Lee's verbosity leads to a jackpot

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    December 11, 2003
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    February 14, 2002

    We're Enron-Free!

    Guaranteed: No mention of that story everyone's obsessed with

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    May 6, 1999

    Political Splashes and Splats

    The triumph of Bob and Sheila; the tragicomedy of Craig and Lloyd

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    October 29, 1998
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    July 9, 1998
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    June 4, 1998
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    May 14, 1998
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    May 7, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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    August 28, 1997
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    June 5, 1997
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    May 1, 1997
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    March 20, 1997
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    March 13, 1997
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    February 20, 1997

    What's Driving Miss Shelia?

    With her frenetic grandstanding, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has irritated her staff, her colleagues, and even the president. she says she speaks for her constituents. But will anyone listen?

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    October 10, 1996
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    January 25, 1996
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    November 24, 1994
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