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- Mississippi abortion law can’t be enforced
- Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal
- Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in case vs. ‘American Sniper’ author Chris Kyle
- Middle Eastern firm’s deal to manage U.S. cargo port raises security concerns
- Bob McDonnell’s defense: Lonely wife developed ‘crush’ on CEO
- Chinese hackers stole ‘huge quantities’ of sensitive data on Israel’s Iron Dome
- House Republicans unveil bill to speed deportations of border children
- Californians protest middle school for hiring white man to teach cultural studies
- Killer’s sentencing overturned because mother couldn’t find seat in courtroom
Topic - Joe Barton
Rep. Joe Barton, Texas Republican, plans to introduce legislation that would grant a pathway to citizenship to children of illegal immigrants and legal status for adults who entered the country illegally who haven't been convicted of other crimes, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Business leaders joined a group of House Republicans on Wednesday to denounce a tax on carbon emissions — a concept that they acknowledge has virtually no chance of being translated into law anytime soon.
Rep. Joe Barton last week took the first official baby step in exposing the Environmental Protection Agency's corrupt scientific advisory process.
When Democrats and Republicans face off in the Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday, the nation's elected representatives will raise revenue to promote social welfare — without taxing or spending. The annual charity event last year attracted more than 7,000 fans and raised nearly $200,000 for the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
Having to buy a squiggly fluorescent light bulb is an affront to personal freedom, some lawmakers are saying as the House decides whether to overturn a law setting new energy-efficiency standards for the bulbs.
The nation's four largest wireless carriers say they obtain customer permission before using a subscriber's physical location to provide driving directions, family-finder applications and other location-based services, and before sharing a subscriber's location with any outside mobile apps that provide such services.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wasted more than $100 million in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program in 2009, doling out money to states with little oversight of the program.
"Times are tough and I needed the money," she told investigators.
The owner of a New Jersey oil company was sentenced to four years in prison last month after he admitted taking nearly $400,000 from the program by offering residents cash for their government-issued checks.