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The South, White/Black Voting, and Gerrymandering, in Two Maps
Nate Cohn is out with an interesting, map-filled look at the Southern and Western white vote, and how in some places it's grown as reliably Republican as the black vote has grown reliable Democratic.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Florida Special Election 2014: Republicans Face Off In Race To Replace Trey Radel
MAY 22: From left, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich., Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., and Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas hold a news conference at the Capitol on H.R.1962, the 'Free Flow of Information Act of 2013' on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Biden Meets U.S. Congressional Delegation in Ukraine
Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was expected to meet with a congressional delegation of members in Ukraine on Monday to discuss the unrest in the region and how the United States can support Ukraine's independence.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Committee leaders head to Ukraine, plan energy talks
The leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee will travel to Ukraine next week amid signs that tension with Russia is increasing.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Hall's Texas colleagues rally for his re-election
As Rockwall Rep. Ralph Hall, in his fourth decade in Congress, faces his stiffest challenge yet in a runoff next month, he's getting a nearly unanimous show of support from his fellow Texas Republicans.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The Huffington Post
U.S. News & World Report Pressed To Include Campus Safety In College Rankings
A group of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. News & World Report this week urging the magazine to include information about campus safety in its highly influential college rankings.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Is Al Qaeda winning? House hearing probes terror group's status.
Chairman Joe Lieberman of Connecticut leads a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept.
Search teams that rely on drones run afoul of FAA
Texas EquuSearch volunteers are gearing up for their next search, this time for a 31-year-old man who went missing more than a week ago in rural Louisiana.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
U.S. troops need to continue fight against 'robust' al-Qaida, panel told
At a Tuesday hearing, members of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation and trade debated the appropriate response to the continuing terrorist threat, agreeing that some sort of military action will be key.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Eric Holder: ATF Planning to Use Drones
Attorney General Eric Holder admitted Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was in the process of looking at the use of domestic drones.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
New Coding System to Add Costs, Burdens to Healthcare
Has your doctor asked you about orca bites? Or burns you suffered while water skiing? What about an attack by an angry macaw? Those are just a sampling of the 185,000 injury and condition entries listed on a new government coding system set to be enforced in 2015 - another layer of bureaucracy heaped on physicians and providers, many already ... (more)
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Congress Petitions FBI For More Active Role in Peace Corps Murder Investigation
Congressional leaders are calling on U.S. government officials to be more active in solving the case of Kate Puzey, the Peace Corps volunteer who was brutally murdered in the West African country of Benin five years ago.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Boehner, GOP on Twitter: 'Praying Tonight for the Families'
Republican legislators expressed their condolences for the Fort Hood shooting on Twitter.
House panel mulls oil exports - McCarthy, Moniz on Hill to talk...
HOUSE PANEL TALKS OIL EXPORTS: The House Foreign Affairs Committee's trade panel meets this afternoon for a hearing on the U.S. crude oil export ban.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Congressman Ted Poe has a plan to thwart Russia's influence via selling U.S. natural gas to Europe
Earlier this month, Congressman Ted Poe introduced a bill that would require the Department of Energy to expedite and approve exports of natural gas to Ukraine and other nations.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
The Heritage Foundation
A Temporary Medicare SGR "Patch" Is Better Than Permanent Deficits
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have just reached an agreement on a temporary, 12-month Medicare "doc fix" that would block a 24 percent cut in Medicare physician payment, which was scheduled to go into effect on April 1. It would also keep Medicare physician rates flat until March 2015.
Congress Eyes Crackdown on Sex Trade Customers
More needs to be done to prosecute those who purchase children and teens for sex, lawmakers in both parties agreed Wednesday.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Rep Ted Poe: Russian Cheating on Nukes Hidden From Congress
U.S. Rep Ted Poe of Texas says he has launched a probe into whether the State Department and the Government Accountability Office buried information about Russia's noncompliance with signed nuclear treaties.