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U.S. Lawmakers Express Privacy Concerns Over Google Glass
Eight members of Congress say they're concerned Google's wearable computer, Google Glass, could violate the privacy "of the average American." The lawmakers said they worry Google Glass users could identify people on the street and access individuals' addresses, marital status, work history and hobbies, The Hill reported Friday.
Sat May 18, 2013
Lubbock native selected for government intern program
Texas Tech College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources officials announced Zachariah Hurley was selected for an internship in Washington, D.C., for the summer 2013 academic semester.
Fri May 17, 2013
Congress demands answers from Google over Glass privacy concerns
A group of Congress members have sent a letter to Google seeking answers to privacy and data concerns caused by Google Glass.
Thu May 16, 2013
EPA addresses bias complaints
Amid allegations from House Republicans that it showed a bias for liberal groups, the EPA will audit its fee-waiver process for Freedom of Information Act requests, acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe said Thursday.
Wed May 15, 2013
Bill would let natural gas-based ethanol qualify as renewable
To the federal government, ethanol only counts as a conventional biofuel if it is produced from switch grass, corn starch or other easily replenished materials.
Tue May 14, 2013
New Media Journal
Report: Obamacare to Increase Premiums Nearly 100 Percent
The House Energy & Commerce Committee today released a report citing internal documents from the nation's largest health insurance companies that reveal the healthcare law's policies, mandates, taxes, and fees will cause major premium increases for consumers in the individual, small group and large group markets.
Mon May 13, 2013
A 20-16 Democratic Texas?
Let's imagine for a moment that Democrats controlled redistricting in Texas last cycle.
Thu May 09, 2013
The 'Party Of No' Acts Out Again, Won't Even Vote on EPA Nominee
Right-wing obstructionism reached another low today when Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee would not even show up to vote today on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to be director of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Wed May 08, 2013
GOP questions stimulant use in dietary supplements
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is launching an inquiry into a potentially dangerous stimulant used in dietary supplements sold by General Nutrition Centers .
Tue May 07, 2013
A Texas Congressional Map The DOJ Wouldn't Refuse Preclearance To
Texas' real-life redistricting, as we all know, has left something to be desired.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Conservative US shoppers turned off by eco-friendly lightbulbs, study finds
The findings, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , suggest that it could be counterproductive to advertise the environmental benefits of efficient bulbs in the US.
Off the Kuff
Look out, Lamar
The anti-incumbent super-PAC Campaign for Primary Accountability is coming back for 2014 after shutting down last election cycle - and it's already making a wish list of targets, including Reps.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
House GOP demands details on Energy Department loan guarantees
A group of House Republicans is pressing the Department of Energy for details on a loan program that has come under fire for its assistance to a number of failed green companies.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Family and friends lend personal touch to Bush library dedication
Former President Bill Clinton joked during the ceremony that people have said he's close to the Bush family, maybe too close.
Congress' climate deniers: In their own words
The Obama campaign's newly minted advocacy group has mined into a vein of political gold, namely goofy remarks by Congress' climate change deniers - mainly Republicans from Texas and the Deep South who are strumpets for Big Oil and Big Coal, but also House Speaker John Boehner.
The Paramus Post
Statement Of Acap Ceo Margaret a. Murray On The Stabilize Medicaid And Chip Coverage Act
Margaret A. Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans , issued the following statement after the Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps.
George W. Bush's friends are there for him
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, said he wanted to make sure he shared Thursday -- the day of the formal dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center -- with his longtime friend.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
The Brad Blog
Rhode Island's Senate Republican Caucus Unaminously Supports Marriage Equality Bill
A moving night in NV state Senate's debate on first vote to repeal long-time state marriage equality ban, but RI's GOP may tell real story... 'Sweeping report' finds policy had 'no justification', 'damaged US standing', 'increased danger to military personnel', produced no intel that couldn't have been gained other ways.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
The Disconcerting Details: How Facebook Teams Up With Data Brokers to Show You Targeted Ads
Recently, we published a blog post that described how to opt out of seeing ads on Facebook targeted to you based on your offline activities.
The Brad Blog
Solar-Powered Plane Set for Cross-Country Flight
Just days before the worst offshore oil spill in history, this Rightwing fossil fuel tool told you it wouldn't happen.