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In Mexico for trade talks, Perry blasts immigration policies By DUDLEY ALTHAUS Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Mexico City Bureau MEXICO CITY — Leading a large delegation of Texas executives trying to drum up business in Mexico, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized the U.S...
Idaho Senator Asserts: 'I Never Have Been Gay' GOP Leadership Seeks Ethics Inquiry By Paul Kane washingtonpost.com Staff Writer Wednesday, August 29, 2007; Page A01 Senate Republican leaders called for an ethics investigation of Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho) yesterday as he dug...
Get government out of the bathroom The GOP should abandon the culture war that makes conservative Sen. Larry Craig look like a hypocrite. By Nick Gillespie August 29, 2007 As we all look forward to more sputtering news conference antics from Sen. Larry Craig, here's hoping that...
Illegal aliens held in N.C. raid face ID charges Updated 16h 7m ago | Comments 29 | Recommend 2 E-mail | Save | Print | RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All but four of the 29 illegal immigrants arrested last week in a raid targeting workers at the world's largest hog processing plant had...
Secret Signals: How Gay Men Cruise for Sex When Men Cruise for Sex in Public Places, Police Take Notice and Gays Say It's Unfair While many Americans may only be vaguely familiar with the idea of "cruising," there is a secret world of sex between men that exists in public places...
The Most Dangerous City Two years after Katrina, New Orleans desperately needs law and order. Nicole Gelinas This week, President Bush will visit New Orleans to mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, as will Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama, John...
Brown gets raise, million-dollar bonuses Regents say they want to keep Brown at Texas for the long-term. Click-2-Listen By Suzanne Halliburton AMERICAN STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Texas football coach Mack Brown received a $300,000 raise Tuesday as part of a new,...
Austin police chief fires officer for inappropriate use of deadly force Iraq war veteran and nine-year officer fired shots at burglary suspect outside a shopping center in March. By Claire Osborn AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, August 27, 2007 Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo...
Fried Foods Rule Texas Food Contest The Associated Press Monday, August 27, 2007; 6:41 AM DALLAS -- The entries in this year's Big Tex Choice Awards could entice State Fair visitors back to the deep fryer for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are Deep Fried Lattes for a morning...