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Congress Approves Bill To End Airport Delays

Congress has easily approved legislation ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily.

04/26/2013

US President Barack Obama (R) listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event unveiling a package of proposals to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington, DC, January 16, 2013. Obama signed 23 executive orders to curb gun violence and demanded Congress pass as assault weapons ban, in  a sweeping set of measures in response to the Newtown massacre.               AFP Photo/Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Signs 23 Executive Actions On Gun Violence

Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

01/16/2013

House Speaker John Boehner Addresses The Press On The Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Fiscal Cliff Deadline Nears: No Deal Yet

A Capitol Hill deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” was proving elusive Sunday as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and other federal agencies grew perilously near.

12/30/2012

Republican presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, speaks to supporters at his primary night campaign rally on January 10, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dallas-Area College Students Spread Support For Ron Paul

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Surfside) and his libertarian views have attracted a growing loyal following nationwide. Among the 76-year-old Paul’s number of supporters since four years ago: College students, who are far younger than the politician.

01/16/2012

District 110 Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway (D – Dallas). (Credit: barbaramallorycaraway.com)

Barbara Mallory Caraway Files To Run For Congress

State Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway has filed to run for the 30th Congressional District, which represents 500,000 people.

09/12/2011

Debt Ceiling Debate

Dallas Residents Sound Off Over Debt Ceiling Debate

While the U.S. Congress struggles over what to do with the pending debt ceiling deadline, local congressional representatives are getting an earful from constituents. A common theme they are hearing is “do something.”

07/27/2011

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Could Settle A Dozen Texas Lawsuits

The Attorney General says Congress may hold the key to getting Texas and the EPA out of court.

02/02/2011

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay speaks during a book signing party. (credit: Getty Images/Dave Einsel)

DeLay Found Guilty Of Money Laundering

A jury in Austin has convicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges he illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.

11/24/2010