House committee weighs media piracy issues
Another congressional hearing on copyright reform -- specifically the issue of how illegally posted music, movies and other media are taken down online -- took place Thursday in the House Judiciary Committee.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
TX-27: Meet Wesley Reed -Democratic Challenger to Rep. Blake Farenthold- Mar 14th in Corpus Christi
So folks, for any of you tuning in, I'm hearing there's this guy named Wesley Reed, a Democrat, who is running to challenge me in my own district.
USPS Should Keep Funding Future Health Care Costs, Republicans Say
Republican lawmakers voiced support for continued prefunding of U.S. Postal Service retirees' health benefits at a congressional hearing Thursday, calling the payments necessary to avoid workers losing promised benefits or the costs being deferred to taxpayers.
Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, (right) thinks his cat videos are much better with music.
"Let's say I want to put up a video of my cat and put some music behind it," the Texas Republican asked, questioning composer Maria Schneider at a House hearing on copyright law.
Wrap-up: The D.C. Experience at SXSW
The doors to South By Southwest Interactive closed Tuesday after five days of nonstop events, just as the madding crowds for the music festival started arriving.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
House Looks for Best Way to 'Level the Playing Field' With Online Sales Taxes
Tax lawyers and House members wrestled with how to best tax purchases made over the Internet on Wednesday, mulling such options as levying taxes based on the retailer's location instead of the purchaser's address.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Jeffries and Farenthold at SXSW: Keep Patent Trolls Under the Bridge
Speaking to an audience of about 150, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Blake Farenthold said the other chamber of Congress needs to move on legislation to combat frivolous patent lawsuits.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
's Guide to SXSW Interactive
The Interactive week of mega-festival South By Southwest will attract more than 30,000 nerds to the Texas capital, and more of them than ever are coming from Capitol Hill.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Primaries over, South Texas immigration reformers renew pressure on GOP
MARK COLLETTE/CALLER-TIMES Cristian Avila, of Arizona, holds up a shoe believed to belong to a migrant who crossed the Arizona desert, while congressional hopeful Wesley Reed looks on during an immigration reform demonstration in Corpus Christi on Wednesday.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Coastal residents, lawmakers speak out against proposed surcharge...
MIke Baird/Caller-Times Area leaders representing business, homeowners, tourism, realtors and homeowners rallied Thursday on Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce steps to seek support against proposed windstorm changes.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Democrat leads Texas talk of impeachment
The Texan is not alone in the Lone Star State. She is, however, the only Democratic candidate saying such things.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
How A Texas Border Republican Can Oppose Immigration Reform And Still Be Reelected
When several dozen protesters lined up outside the Corpus Christi office of Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold last year, holding a petition with about 10,000 signatures in favor of immigration reform, they hoped to win the Republican's support before the 2014 midterm elections.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Who’s Trying to Impeach Attorney General Eric Holder?
Has anyone noticed that there is a Resolution  in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors? November 14, 2013, Rep. Pete officially introduced Articles of Impeachment against Holder, which had nineteen co-sponsors who are: Rep. Lynn R Westmoreland , ... (more)
In Texas, there is one thing you're guaranteed to find: ridiculous political stories.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
Congressional District 27 is a military veteran-friendly district that wants to take care of its veterans.