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  • Comey on Clinton email probe: 'Don't call us weasels'
    Posted in In The News on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    FBI Director James Comey is passionately defending the integrity of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email set-up, arguing that critics are unfair to suggest that agents were biased or succumbed to political pressure. "You can call us wrong, but don’t call us weasels. We are not weasels," Comey declared Thursday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "We are honest people and....whether or not you agree with the result, this was done the way you want it to be done." The normally... Read more

  • Federal Lab’s ‘Extremely Troubling’ Data Manipulation Spurs Hill Probe
    Posted in In The News on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    A congressional investigative subcommittee requested documents Monday detailing nearly two decades of intentional — and apparently unpunished — energy data manipulation at a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) lab. Analysts at an Energy Resources Program lab in Lakewood, Colo. manipulated raw data during two separate periods, first from 1996 to 2008, then from 2008 to 2014, The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported. The lab was consequently closed on March 1, 2016, and affected clients were... Read more

  • East Texans honor Alzheimer's patients, walk to help find a cure
    Posted in In The News on September 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lekeisha Rockwell's grandfather died from Alzheimer's disease in 2008, and since that time, she's participated in his honor at the East Texas Walk to End Alzheimer's. "We're very hopeful," Rockwell said Saturday at this year's walk. "We just want to do something because it could be hereditary in our family, and we see other people suffering. We just want to be a part of the movement." People diagnosed with the disease, caretakers of those afflicted and supporters raising money and awareness for ... Read more

  • Prayer and politics in Congress
    Posted in In The News on September 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sen. Christopher Coons doesn’t get much sleep. Unlike most senators, the lawmaker from Delaware commutes to the capital via Amtrak, often returning home late at night to his wife, three kids, and two dogs. On Wednesdays, though, the Democrat gets up extra early, at 5:30 a.m., so he can catch the train from Wilmington to Washington, arriving about 8:20. If he walks straight to the Capitol from the station, he can make the second half of the Senate prayer breakfast, a bipartisan hour of personal r... Read more

  • Veterans remember POW and MIA service members
    Posted in In The News on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sept. 16 always brings special meaning to Marine veteran Michael Bishop. Bishop is a Vietnam War veteran, and many of his friends did not make it home. After the Paris Peace Accords, the U.S. listed 1,350 Americans that were classified as either prisoners of war or missing in Action. Since then, over 500 Texas service members have been reported as MIA in various conflicts. "I moved up here from Houston 30 years ago, and there was no ceremonies to commemorate these people from combat," Bishop sai... Read more

  • Feds skip hearing on Obama's solar 'death ray'
    Posted in In The News on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    The Fish and Wildlife Service refused to attend a hearing Thursday to discuss penalties for a huge federally backed solar power plant that has incinerated dozens of protected birds with the "death rays" it produces. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, chaiman of the House Natural Resources Committee's oversight and investigations panel, criticized the Ivanpah power plant's harm to wildlife while failing to meet power production goals. "The killing of the migratory birds, what are called 'streamers' at ... Read more

  • GOP scolds Lynch for dodging questions: 'Abdication of your responsibility'
    Posted in In The News on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee blasted Attorney General Loretta Lynch Tuesday for her refusal to answer questions about her decision to clear Hillary Clinton and all her aides of criminal wrongdoing for their mishandling of sensitive material. "Your refusal to answer questions...is an abdication of your responsibility," Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told the attorney general after she had dodged a series of questions about her role in the conclusio... Read more

  • Gohmert: Only 'Corrupt Dictators' Profit From Office Like Hillary
    Posted in In The News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    FBI Director James Comey has "adequately rationalized" his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton "beyond anything that is worthy of him or his office," Rep. Louie Gohmert said Thursday, as evidence was destroyed that could have led to a criminal complaint. "If evidence is in the possession of one party, and that party destroys the evidence, the jury can be instructed by the judge that that is direct evidence of guilt of the defendant," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox... Read more

  • ‘Clinton Act of 2016’: Republican Bill Banning Foreign Donations
    Posted in In The News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has proposed legislation that would forbid charitable foundations with connections to former public officials, including presidents, vice presidents, ambassadors, and former secretaries of state, from accepting donations from individuals or entities with ties to foreign governments. “The corruptive influence of foreign money on our elected officials is evident, and we need to close this loophole,” Gohmert told Roll Call of the bill. While Hillary Clinton’s name is no... Read more

  • Conservatives Gear Up for Next Government Funding Fight
    Posted in In The News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Resigned to the strong possibility that the House will need to fund the government through a continuing resolution after this fiscal year, conservatives are warning party leaders of what it would take for them to support such a stopgap measure. With the much-hyped regular order appropriations process looking stalled—if not finished—before it really started, conservatives say that a funding bill that extends current government spending, as a continuing resolution does, should stretch until next y... Read more