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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

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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

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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

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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

US Capitol Building

Congress’s Inactivity Could Cost North Texans Thousands

Debbie Haskett is trying to beat the rush at the grocery store. As she goes through her list at a Kroger in Arlington, she looks for the best deals.

12/21/2011

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Government Shutdown Likely Averted As Tax Talks Go On

That vote is on track for Friday afternoon, but a stopgap bill could be needed to fund the government into next week.

12/16/2011

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Medicare Back On The Brink Over Cuts To Doctors

Unless Congress acts before Jan. 1, doctors will again face steep Medicare cuts that threaten to undermine health care for millions of seniors and disabled people.

11/28/2011

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Ronald Reagan Centennial GOP Presidential Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 7, 2011 in Simi Valley, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

GOP Candidates, Including Perry And Paul, Would Cut Federal Judges’ Power

Most of the Republican presidential candidates want to wipe away lifetime tenure for federal judges, cut the budgets of courts that displease them or allow Congress to override Supreme Court rulings on constitutional issues.

10/23/2011

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