Friday Sep 12
Christian Science Monitor
GOP voters more enthusiastic about Nov. 4: By how much?
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, Rep. Lamar S. Smith, R-Texas, Cruz, and Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
Friday Sep 12
NASA's Catch-22: Russia may move astronaut training to Crimea
Russia is reportedly planning to move survival training for all Soyuz passengers to a Russian naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea. Russia is reportedly planning to move survival training for all Soyuz passengers to a Russian naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea, an area the Russian military grabbed from Ukraine earlier this year.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Ted Cruz follows up reading of 'Green Eggs and Ham'...
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, appearing with fellow Republicans this week, does a decent impersonation on the Senate floor of Dana Carvey's impersonation of former Presicdent George H. W. Bush. From left are, Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, Rep. Lamar S. Smith, R-Texas, Cruz, and Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at Texas Public Policy Foundation speech on Jan.10, 2014.
Following a five-week recess, Texas' congressional Republicans have renewed their push to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - an initiative launched by President Obama in 2012 that gives certain young undocumented immigrants a work permit and two-year reprieve from deportation proceedings. Leading the latest charge? Texas' outspoken junior senator Ted Cruz , who calls the initiative "amnesty" and blames it for fueling the surge of undocumented Central American youths breaching Texas' southern border.
Guest column: Expanding federal control
The Environmental Protection Agency claims it only wants to "clarify" what waterways and bodies of water fall within its regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. But that's just semantics.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Cybercast News Service
House and Senate Republicans on Obama's Proposed Amnesty: 'Follow the Law, Mr. President!'
Senator Ted Cruz , Sen. Jeff Sessions , and many of their congressional colleagues on Tuesday called President Barack Obama's plan to take unilateral action to legalize illegal aliens following the midterm elections "lawless," and stressed that he must follow the Constitution. Obama announced on Friday in Wales that if Congress does not act on immigration reform in the way he wants, then he will take unilateral action to give illegal aliens "some path" to "be legal."
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The Bandera County Courier
Celebrating the longhorn at Heritage Park
During his visit to Bandera over the Labor Day weekend, Congressman Lamar Smith looked as happy as a kid on Christmas morning. Prior to a 10 am unveiling ceremony, participants in the Great Western Trail historical marker dedication had assembled at Wells Fargo Bank, 900 Main Street.
The Heartland Institute
President Obama Plotting End Run Around Senate to Get Climate Deal
President Barack Obama is reportedly attempting to forge an international climate change deal without gaining U.S. Senate approval for a treaty as required by the Constitution.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Media Matters for America
Right-Wing Watchdogs Push "Bogus" EPA Map Conspiracy
A group of right-wing news sites coordinated across the U.S. are baselessly pushing a conspiracy theory that the Environmental Protection Agency has been hiding new maps that reveal an "alarming" power grab.
Off the Kuff
Second phase of redistricting trial over
Much like the first phase , with some insults for one of the state's key players thrown in for effect.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Crisis in the Classroom: Surge of illegal immigrant kids poses challenge for schools
What was a crisis on America's southern border is now turning into a major challenge for school administrators across the country.
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After wrapping up questions at his press conference today, President Obama returned to the podium to answer a question from a reporter about his strategy on acting on immigration.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Blueprint for water - control'?Pol says EPA made secret mapsfor new regulatory push
A top House Republican is charging that the Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of U.S. waterways to set the stage for a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, a claim the EPA strongly denies.
EPA blasts 'myths' on water jurisdiction rule
The Environmental Protection Agency hit back Thursday after a top Republican accused it of trying to take over large pieces of private land and water.
House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018 , two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Blueprint for water 'control'? Pol says EPA made secret maps for new regulatory push
The Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of waterways in all 50 states while pushing a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, according to a top House Republican who suspects the maps are a blueprint for when it's time to pull the trigger.
Lawmakers to Commerce IG: Alleged whistleblower targeting 'intolerable'
Bipartisan members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee directed the Commerce Department inspector general to halt hiring until it completes an investigation of the office.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Orlando Sentinel
No: Amnesty decree would hurt blacks' job prospects
In 2007, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith , R-Texas, urged black civil-rights leaders to oppose the Senate's "comprehensive" immigration-reform bill.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
ML Strategies Energy and Environment Update: Week of 8/18/2014
Congress is in recess for the remainder of August, but when it returns for just over two weeks in September, much of the focus will turn to crafting a continuing resolution to keep the government open while senators and representatives continue to negotiate a budget.