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Supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Vote For Denial Of Affordable Health Care Again

Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.

07/11/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: 8.2 Percent Unemployment Rate Won’t Reelect Obama

Of all the signs leading to a defeat for President Barack Obama in the presidential election of 2012, the most glaring sign is the 8.2% unemployment rate.

07/09/2012

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.

06/29/2012

An Obamacare supporter at the Supreme Court (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme Court

President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.

06/28/2012

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Clemens Risked Jail When He Rejected Plea Offer

Roger Clemens rejected a plea deal that would have spared him prison time. Instead, he risked his freedom by going to trial.

06/21/2012

Catholic Nuns (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: Nuns Tour To Protest Ryan Budget

A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.

06/21/2012

Roger Goodell

Goodell & Durbin To Meet About Bounties

A high-ranking Senator will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to talk about bounties in professional football.

06/19/2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by aaron tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Market Rates For The Middle Class

With a couple of simple fixes from Congress, billions of dollars could be put into the economy by allowing middle class families to refinance their mortgages and by keeping student loans at market rates. Maybe […]

06/08/2012

A road construction crew works on a widening project. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle)

More Texas Toll Roads Likely With Help From Congress

TX-DOT, along with the other agencies, nationwide are urging Congress to give them more freedom to seek alternative means of funding, including adding more toll roads.

06/01/2012

Rep. Michael Burgess hosts a forum with America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni on Capitol Hill October 26, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Michael Burgess: The Texas Tribune Interview

Many issues energize both sides in Congress, especially those that touch on the role of government. One issue that particularly riles some Republicans: lightbulbs.

05/31/2012

Eddie Bernice Johnson

New Generation Challenges Some Blacks In Congress

For two decades, Texas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has been an outspoken voice for Democrats. But for the first time, the first black woman to represent North Texas is facing serious opposition in the May 29 primary election.

05/14/2012

Governor Rick Perry (credit: cott Eells-Pool/Getty Images)

Perry Urges Congress Not To Raise Debt Ceiling

Rick Perry urged members of Congress on Thursday to reject an increase in the debt ceiling requested by President Obama.

01/13/2012

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