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Congressman Michael McCaul Lands The Big Kahuna -- Rush

10 years ago by Richard Connelly
Congressman Michael McCaul, whose district stretches (somehow) from Katy to Austin, has landed a Big Fish for a fundraiser: Rush Limbaugh, the de facto head of the current Republican party.An invitation to the May 28 event in Houston has gone out to supporters. McCaul's wife is apparently the daughter of...
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Get the Deets on Texodus, Pelosi and POTUS Wannabes at Texas Tribune Fest

8 days ago by Susie Tommaney
How and where do you get your news? Do you wait for the carrier to toss your paper at the curb? Perhaps you live in a rural area where it's a financial choice between internet and cable TV. Were you letting Stephen Colbert feed you biased snippets on YouTube? Or maybe...
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Houston's Nine Members of Congress: Net Worth of Almost $400 Million

8 years ago by Richard Connelly
​ 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, most of it comes...
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BCS Bill in Congress? About Time Our Politicos Got to the Important Stuff

11 years ago by Houston Press
The nation is in peril. There's still the threat of terrorism. The military is mired in two wars. The economy is falling apart. Rich banking execs are getting bonuses for their failing businesses -- bonuses being paid by taxpayer money -- and the auto industry is on the verge of...
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BCS Bill in Congress? About Time Our Politicos Got to the Important Stuff

11 years ago by Houston Press
The nation is in peril. There's still the threat of terrorism. The military is mired in two wars. The economy is falling apart. Rich banking execs are getting bonuses for their failing businesses -- bonuses being paid by taxpayer money -- and the auto industry is on the verge of...
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John Cornyn Finally Stops Pretending to Tolerate Ted Cruz

3 years ago by Dianna Wray
After spending four years railing against anything and everything he could to grab headlines and reinforce his reputation as a Tea Party firebrand, it looks like Sen. Ted Cruz is finally getting his comeuppance.  Sure, Cruz parlayed his habit of grandstanding and rebelling against whatever was being proposed — even...
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The Ron Paul Minions Get Greedy

10 years ago by Richard Connelly
FLASH ALERT from the Lew Rockwell blog, home to all things libertarian: Ron Paul, the Thomas Jefferson/John Adams/Solomon of our benighted day, needs your help.Warmonger Michael McCaul is gaining on Ron Paul in the final bracket of the Houston Chronicle's online poll to determine the most effective congressman in Texas...
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Texas Politicians Stand to Gain from Trump Presidency

3 years ago by Dianna Wray
The dust is beginning to settle, and now that Donald Trump is president-elect and the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have stayed in Republican control, we've got to ponder what this means for Texas politicians. For some, Trump's shocking win means the end of the world as we know...
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Puerto Rican Violence Affects Houston as Population Continues to Swell

7 years ago by Casey Michel
Don Teo has lived in Houston since 1959. He still maintains a slight Puerto Rican accent, but his life -- now in retirement, five years after selling the Tex-Chick restaurant he founded 33 years ago -- is here in Texas. But even Teo, much like the employees still working at...
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Oral Argument

16 years ago by Richard Connelly
U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore is having a heavy, heavy time these days, with the tedious procedural sparring of the Enron broadband suit and the looming death penalty case against a heartless human smuggler. So she might be forgiven for laughingly telling attorneys, "I want this one!" when pretrial discussions...

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