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Peer Review Is Time-Tested to Withstand Political Fashion Trends
Expert peer review is the best way to judge research proposals and their scientific merit.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
FIRST at Last: Controversial Bill Introduced to Guide U.S. Science Policies
It's been nearly 1 year since Representative Lamar Smith , who chairs the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, first circulated his ideas on replacing a 2010 law that touches on key aspects of federal policy toward research and science education.
Burnt Orange Report
Nominated: Rep. Marc Veasey (D) and more win Party Nominations for US Congress
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
House Dems to Senate: Pass our bills
Out of the 195 House-passed bills that are now stalled in the Senate, 31 were written by Democrats, and many have been awaiting Senate approval for close to a year.
Lamar Smith denounces CPAC's Treason Lobby Immigration Panel
The indefatigable One Old Vet site has posted a valuable compendium of stories about CPAC from which I learn that Congressman Lamar Smith made the same judgment as me about the ridiculous Immigration Panel: In response to a panel which includes four proponents of comprehensive immigration reform and one critic, Smith ripped the American ... (more)
Jerk of the Week - CPAC
Once again, we begin our weekly awards show to look for viable candidates for our Jerk of the Week honors.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Despite GOP push on immigration, doubts rampant
Despite a year of pressure from top Republican leaders saying it's politically necessary for the party to pass an immigration bill, rank-and-file conservatives at CPAC are unconvinced, saying they want their party focus to be on border security rather than working with Democrats to legalize illegal immigrants.
The Daily Caller
GOP lawmaker says CPAC not conservative on immigration
Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith urged the Conservative Political Action Conference to drop the word "conservative" from its name after an immigration panel he considered biased.
The Bandera County Courier
Local races end with victory, run-offs
Pictured: Jordan 'Jody' Rutherford John Payne Mike Towers Local political junkies will face two more months of politicking due until the May 27 run-off elections for Bandera County Precinct 4. Commissioner and Texas District 53 State Representative.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Crimea crisis comes at touchy time for US-Russia space program
The political crisis in Crimea comes at a touchy time in the joint Russian-U.S. space program.
Daring Mars fly-by in limbo after US Congress hearing
Congress has Mars in its eyes. In the wake of a hearing last week, the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology has asked NASA to consider a crewed fly-by of the Red Planet in 2021.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Heritage Foundation
Lamar Smith to DHS Chief: Obama 'Inflates' Deportation Numbers
A Texas congressman sharply disputed claims of record deportations of illegal immigrants on President Obama's watch when the new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, appeared for a House hearing.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Milbank: Republican support of activist courts is just politics
There was a time, not too long ago, when Republicans decried "activist judges." Now they're lamenting that judges are not being activist enough.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Bainbridge Island Review
House approves Hansen bill to strengthen state's response to derelict vessels
The historic tugboat "Chickamauga," which sank in its mooring at Eagle Harbor Marina in October of last year, is only one of many such incidents involving derelict vessels that inspired the recent legislative push to hold the boat owners more accountable for damage caused by their ill-cared-for vessels.
Dallas Morning News
San Antonio Rep. Lamar Smith announces Border Security Caucus
San Antonio Republican Rep. Lamar Smith is rallying support for a new congressional group that emphasizes tougher border security.
House panel examines Mars flyby mission
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Thu Feb 27, 2014
KSAT-TV San Antonio
Austin political sign sparks questions
AGAIN, JUST GO TO KSAT.COM/PRIMARY. YOU CAN'T GO FAR WITHOUT SEEING POLITICAL SIGNS, BUT ONE THAT POPPED UP IN AUSTIN RAISING SOME EYEBROWS.
Immigration Reform Groups Urge Obama to Act Alone
As Republican lawmakers seek to rein in the president's executive authority, proponents of immigration reform are urging the president to keep using it to push through immigration changes.
Immigration Pits Texas Ag Candidates Against Farm Lobby
All of the major Republican candidates for Texas agriculture commissioner strongly oppose any pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants - a position that the agricultural lobby says would cripple the industry in Texas.
Congress' Budgeting Would Baffle a Martian | Procedural Politics
If a martian landed here today with the mission to bring back information on how Congress makes budgets, he might report back there is no sign of intelligent life in Washington - at least when it comes to budgeting.