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Texas lawmakers try to remove roadblocks to highway funds By KATHRINE SCHMIDT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — After months of political sniping, Texas lawmakers and the state's top transportation official talked Thursday about working together to...
Before going on air, TxDOT hears static Officials getting coached by pros on how to promote controversial plans By PEGGY FIKAC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Top state transportation officials and Gov. Rick Perry's deputy chief of staff are being trained...
Fugitive fundraiser Hsu captured in Colorado Jaxon Van Derbeken,John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writers Friday, September 7, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO -- Fugitive political fundraiser Norman Hsu, who skipped out on San Mateo County authorities this week rather than face sentencing for a...
Kathleen Willey: Clintons stole my manuscript House burglary over weekend targeted copy of book days after details leaked to press By Art Moore © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com Kathleen Willey, the woman who says Bill Clinton groped her in the Oval Office, claims she was the target of...
Seeing Iraq Gains as Fragile, Petraeus Is Wary of Cuts By DAVID E. SANGER and DAVID S. CLOUD Published: September 7, 2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 — Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, has told President Bush that he wants to maintain heightened troop levels...
NOAA Scientists Say Arctic Ice Is Melting Faster Than Expected By Doug Struck Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 7, 2007; Page A06 The Arctic ice cap is melting faster than scientists had expected and will shrink 40 percent by 2050 in most regions, with grim...
Senators Seek Public Listing of Payments to Doctors By GARDINER HARRIS Published: September 7, 2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 — Makers of drugs and medical devices would be required to report publicly nearly all payments and gifts to doctors under legislation introduced Thursday in...
Chertoff warns meddling 'sanctuary cities' By Audrey Hudson September 6, 2007 Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff yesterday told a House panel that his agency will not tolerate interference by so-called "sanctuary cities" when it comes to hiring illegal aliens. Mr...
Students to see fewer field tests Exams used to fine-tune finals to be reduced after complaints 07:53 AM CDT on Thursday, September 6, 2007 By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – In a dramatic shift from recent trends, a quarter million...