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Tuesday Aug 19 | Space Politics

The curious case of a deleted Forbes.com commentary on SpaceX

SpaceX is no stranger to both strong support and harsh criticism of its activities, particularly in political circles.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, John Cornyn, Brownsville, TX, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Forbes, Publishing, Media

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Fast Company

SpaceX Will Build $85 Million Spaceport In America's Poorest City

Spaceflight company SpaceX is getting tantalizingly close to its dream of launching rockets from its own private spaceport: In July, the Federal Aviation Administration approved SpaceX's plans to build a launch facility in South Texas, and now the project has gotten the state-level go-ahead from Texas Governor Rick Perry .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Military, US Air Force, Brownsville, TX

Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Hill

Dems criticize 'lawless' Texas militias

In a letter to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the lawmakers warn that the presence of the vigilantes - many clad in military-style fatigues and carrying assault rifles - will only exacerbate the problems facing authorities as they try to manage the wave of child migrants who have crossed into the state in recent months.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, Texas Government, Representative Beto O'Rourke, US News, Texas, US House of Representatives, Ruben Hinojosa, Representative Marc Veasey, Democrat

Sun Jul 27, 2014

El Paso Times

The Texas Tribune: Cuellar says "Failure is Not an Option" on Border Crisis

The U.S. government must take decisive steps to address the humanitarian crisis on Texas' southern border or risk sending a message to smugglers that it isn't taking the crisis seriously, says a Texas congressman who recently filed legislation addressing the issue.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Representative Joaquin Castro, Henry Cuellar, Representative Beto O'Rourke, Representative Pete Gallego, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Connecticut Post

Cruz: Troops need arrest powers

Three days after Gov. Rick Perry announced the mobilization of Texas National Guard troops at the Mexican border, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz unveiled legislation Thursday that would give them the federal arrest powers needed to stop illegal immigrants.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Senator Ted Cruz, Henry Cuellar, US Senate, John Cornyn, Democrat

Texas Tribune

Cuellar: "Failure is Not an Option" on Border Crisis

US Congressman Henry Cuellar speaks with Rep. Doug Miller R-New Braunfels, during a visit to the Texas Capitol on February 19th, 2013.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Kay Granger, US Senate, John Cornyn, New Braunfels, TX, Representative Pete Gallego

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