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Tuesday | Dallas Morning News

Federal legislation to create corporate-crime database shunned like a zombie

The idea: create a government database that tracks criminal, administrative and civil actions against companies and their officials.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Politics, John Conyers, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Bob Goodlatte

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Nanodot

US government report highlights flaws in US nanotechnology effort

Here at Nanodot we often report on basic research that may lie on the path to atomically precise manufacturing, and we also frequently report on nanoscale science and technology research that promises near-term revolutionary developments in medicine, computation, energy and other application areas, but we seldom have anything to say about the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sat Apr 19, 2014

American Thinker

"EPA Caught!"

PBS recently ran a retrospective of the Dave Clark 5 . While enjoying a trip back to another era of music and culture, I became fascinated by one tune, "Catch us if You Can."

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Seattle Gay News

Louisiana lawmakers vote to keep unconstitutional sodomy law on the books

The vote was 27 to repeal the old law, and 67 to retain it. Eleven House members did not vote.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Louisiana, Louisiana Government, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Christopher Smith

NewsBusters.org

SPJ Ethics Panel Once Again Avoids Confronting Bias

In 1996, the Society of Professional Journalists removed a stipulation in its ethics code holding that "News reports should be free of opinion or bias."

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Related Topix: Journalism, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, George Bush

Thu Apr 17, 2014

MySanAntonio.com

The high cost of climate change denial

Expect more of this and then some - a threatened global food supply, for example - if climate change is left unchecked.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Weather, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Texas, Natural Disasters, Drought, Opinion

Daily Kos

Connect! Unite! Act! DC, LA & Asheville Meet-up Info +Q: Do You Know About HR 4186?

A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Science / Technology, Space, Representative Larry Bucshon, Liberal Political News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Talking Points Memo

[Sponsored Message] Don Cheadle, Rick Perry, and Climate Change's Impact on One Texas Town

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Randy Neugebauer, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Dallas Morning News

EPA wins in federal court, but Texas-based challenges to its authority likely to continue

Piles of coal are shown at NRG Energy's W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Thompsons, Texas.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, US Politics, US News, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ralph Hall, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Democrat

Free Republic

The EPA’s Science Problem: Startling revelations about the...

In short, science has been trumped by the radical environmentalist agenda. The admission follows the issuance of a subpoena by the full Committee last August.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Randy Neugebauer

Nanodot

US government report highlights flaws in US nanotechnology effort

Here at Nanodot we often report on basic research that may lie on the path to atomically precise manufacturing, and we also frequently report on nanoscale science and technology research that promises near-term revolutionary developments in medicine, computation, energy and other application areas, but we seldom have anything to say about the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Hall's Texas colleagues rally for his re-election

As Rockwall Rep. Ralph Hall, in his fourth decade in Congress, faces his stiffest challenge yet in a runoff next month, he's getting a nearly unanimous show of support from his fellow Texas Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ralph Hall, Texas, US Senate, Ted Poe, Joe Barton, John Cornyn

Fox News

Grapevine: Tweeter's Remorse

Tweeter's Remorse: You can't yell fire in a crowded movie theater or bomb on an airplane.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Switched

Joseph Kennedy III Blasts GOP Efforts To Advance 'Selective Science'

Rep. Joe Kennedy denounced House GOP efforts to advance "selective science" in an interview with The Boston Globe on Monday, in which he targeted a recent Republican proposal to slash millions of dollars in federal funding for social science research and control which projects get funded.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher, Representative Paul Broun, Representative Larry Bucshon

Lucianne.com

EPA Concedes: We Can't Produce Allthe Data Justifying Clean Air Rules

Seven months after being subpoenaed by Congress, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy conceded that her agency does not have - and cannot produce - all of the scientific data used for decades to justify numerous rules and regulations under the Clean Air Act.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Daily Caller

GOP Reps press DHS on the agency's release of criminal aliens

U.S. President Barack Obama announces Jeh Johnson to be his nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, October 18, 2013.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Bob Goodlatte

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Hill

DOE: 'All of the above' not getting all it needs

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Thursday said the Obama administration's "all of the above" energy strategy is working, but that more funding is needed.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Randy Neugebauer, Alternative Energy, Energy, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Switched

Election-Year Posturing From Congress Defines Campaigns

Congress is now doing what it normally does, in an election year. This is not intended to sound cynical, as I actually think it is a good thing for a divided Congress to stand up for its divided beliefs -- even while knowing that almost none of the bills it now votes on have a prayer of becoming law before the election.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Christopher Smith

Contra Costa Times

Ruben Navarrette: Through the immigration looking glass

With many issues, the more you study them, the more likely you are to understand them.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Janet Napolitano, US Governors, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Opinion

ThinkProgress

Senate Candidate Says Obama Hasn't Been Impeached Because He's Black

Sam Clovis, an Iowa Republican running for U.S. Senate, thinks the only reason President Obama has not been impeached by the House of Representatives is because he is the nation's first black president.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Blake Farenthold, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Representative Steve Stockman, Liberal Political News

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