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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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Carter, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Representative Mo Brooks

Friday Sep 12 | ComputerWorld

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.

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

Thu Sep 11, 2014

NOLA.com

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Carter, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Celebrities, Dana Carvey

Texas Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Texas

Post Register

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.

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

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."

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Carter, Jeff Sessions

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bandera, TX, Benbrook, TX, Texas, Canada, Bandera County, TX

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Global Warming, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, James Inhofe, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Liberal Political News

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.

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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Fox News

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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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Family, Kids, Immigration Reform, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal, US Governors

Lucianne.com

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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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Lucianne.com

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.

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

The Hill

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.

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

Space Politics

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steven Palazzo, Space

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Fox News

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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Conservative Political News

The Hill

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.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Representative Paul Broun

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Franking privilege lets Texans in House boast to voters via taxpayer-funded mail

Rep. Lamar Smith looks forward to "working with you to help keep America great."

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Henry Cuellar, Democrat, Representative Pete Gallego

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, National Urban League, Charitable Organizations, Illegal Immigration, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014

JD Supra

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.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

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