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One colleague called the tactics of tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1 trillion spending bill a painful echo of last year's 16-day partial government shutdown . Another senator said it was a strategy without an end game. And that sniping came from Cruz's fellow...
video platform video management video solutions video player At 76-years-old, Pete Vasquez of Victoria stands just 5-foot-5 and weighs 145 pounds. Now, Vasquez, a father of five and grandfather to 20 children, is at the center of a police dash cam video that is causing outrage...
The Longhorns have tweeted and University of Texas officials have heard: Starting in January, students will receive twice as much free Wi-Fi data as before. Over the summer, university officials announced that they would no longer offer students 500 megabytes of free data per...
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Central Intelligence Agency detention and interrogation of terrorists, prepared only by the Democratic majority staff, is a missed opportunity to deliver a serious and balanced study of an important public policy question. The...
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber tried to explain and even justify his controversial comments about ObamaCare during a profuse apology on Tuesday before a House committee -- as Rep. Darrell Issa accused him of creating a false model as part of "a pattern of intentional misleading"...
Less than a month after President Barack Obama announced his executive action on immigration reform, the country's chief executive made a concerted effort to reach out the Latino community, and assure them that his policies will not be overturned under a new administration. In...
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The parents of three young children are petitioning child protective services, saying the state of Washington unlawfully removed the children from their home after the mother gave birth to the two youngest in an unassisted home delivery. Parents Erica May...
HOUSTON - Two Aldine High School staff members are facing criminal charges for an incident that allegedly happened during school hours, involving a special-needs student. "I have not heard about it and that classroom is across the hallway from mine and I have not heard anything...
Americans increasingly have to dig into their own pockets to pay for medical care, a shift that is helping to curb the growth in health spending by employers and the government. The trend is being accelerated by the Affordable Care Act because many private plans sold by the law’...