7 hrs ago
The New York Times
Sunday Breakfast Menu, May 26
Still echoing through Washington, President Obama's speech Thursday on shifting the nation's approach to counterterrorism will be up for debate on the Sunday shows.
20 hrs ago
New House Homeland Security Chair's Blunt Analysis: Obama...
Five-term Texas Rep. Michael McCaul , the newly appointed chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, believes the greatest threat to national security can come from homegrown radicalization, cyber space and an unsecured border.
Fri May 24, 2013
Agenda Texas: Legislative Development
House Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, watches from the sidelines as debate continues on SB 1 on April 4, 2013.
The Washington Post
Where money talks
President Obama bested Mitt Romney by portraying his Republican opponent as a rich businessman who used offshore tax havens and ran enterprises into the ground without regard for working people.
Taking Note: G.O.P. Reaction to Obama's Counter-Terrorism Speech
The most striking thing about President Obama's speech on counter-terrorism yesterday was his eagerness to end the "global war on terror" and redefine it as a series of smaller-scale skirmishes.
As Expected, Obama Surrenders To Al-Qaeda
Here's the transcript of Obama's "war on terror" speech yesterday. The president called for closing Guantanamo and possibly rescinding the AUMF...the Authorization to Use Military Force...passed in 2001, which legalized the "endless war" against al-Qaeda that the U.S. military has been waging in 6 or 7 different countries simultaneously over 12 ... (more)
Thu May 23, 2013
5 questions on Obama's security address
President Barack Obama's security speech Thursday - covering topics from terrorism and drones to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay - was by far the most sweeping address he's delivered on the subject since the early months of his first term.
4 plead guilty in murder of U.S. immigration agent
Julian Zapata Espinoza pled guilty Thursday to the 2011 killing of a U.S. immigration agent and the attempted murder of another.
Wed May 22, 2013
Senate Passes CAP Congressional Gold Medal Bill
A bill to honor Civil Air Patrol's World War II veterans with a Congressional Gold Medal passed the U.S. Senate Monday night under unanimous consent after gaining the necessary co-sponsors needed for consideration.
Tue May 21, 2013
McCaul: Benghazi will haunt Clinton
Rep. Michael McCaul , the House Homeland Security Committee chairman, predicted Monday night that the fallout from Benghazi will haunt Hillary Clinton if she runs for president.
Flight Attendants, Congressional Reps At Houston (IAH) Airport Rally...
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants including United, American, Southwest and US Airways, conducted a press conference and rally Monday, May 20, 2013 at Houston Intercontinental Airport to continue engaging the traveling public in efforts to keep the ... (more)
Sun May 19, 2013
Rep. Peters Reports Between $2 million and $7 million in Stock Transactions
Rep. Scott Peters reported this week over $2 million in stock transactions in April.
Thu May 16, 2013
Securing border driving House's immigration efforts
Even as the Senate is pushing its massive immigration bill, the House is beginning to move pieces of the puzzle through its committees with a vote Wednesday to force the Obama administration to stiffen border security.
Wed May 15, 2013
Cornyn Video on Border Deaths Stirs Controversy
In an effort to counter Democrats' claims that the border is secure, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has released a new video and an accompanying opinion piece describing the hundreds of migrants found dead every year near the Texas-Mexico border.
Mon May 13, 2013
Benghazi emails underscore State Department's concern over failure to act on warnings
The resurgent controversy over the Obama administration's initial story-line on the Benghazi attack underscores State Department concerns about the leadership's failure to act on documented warnings and security incidents.
A 20-16 Democratic Texas?
Let's imagine for a moment that Democrats controlled redistricting in Texas last cycle.
Sat May 11, 2013
Officials believe bomber suspect's wife radicalized, involved every step of the way
In an interview Friday with CNN's Jake Tapper, Rep. Michael McCaul , chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says he believes Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife was also radicalized .
Fri May 10, 2013
White House: Republicans ignored Benghazi emails
The inside of the U.S. Consulate after an attack that killed four Americans on the night of Sept.
Thu May 09, 2013
Community News: Spicewood Lions host 'Buzzard Bump'; San Marcos seeks input for youth plan
Lone Star Circle of Care is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Friday to celebrate the opening of its new facility adjacent to Seton Northwest Hospital, 11111 Research Blvd., Suite 230.
Lobbyists Snag Top Staff Positions on Capitol Hill
House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton, right, has hired several former lobbyists to his staff.