Joe Barton, A Texan We Can Be Proud Of … Not

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Yesterday, Rep. Joe Barton, the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, apologized to BP for President Obama’s “shakedown” of the company. Barton, a former oil company executive, called BP the victim of a “$20 billion shakedown;” he was referring to the $20 billion compensation fund for the victims of the Gulf Coast’s […]

Obama’s Military-Industrial Complex Woes (Part I)

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On Sunday, President Barack Obama has issued to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. He will address the public tonight his decision to send more troops and outline his new Afghanistan strategy from West Point, the United States Army’s elite military academy. President Obama faces a difficult task. He must first win over the anti-war […]

Will Kay Bailey Hutchison Resign: Not Likely

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There is something about running for public office. Like a game of chess, its all about trying to outsmart your competitor based on his or her moves. Since both parties are placing a priority on nominating candidates who can beat the other’s nominee, activists in each party are likely to base their decisions on what […]

Has Rick Perry Become A Liability To The GOP?

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The volatile 2010 Republican Primary race for governor in Texas is starting to play out and it does not look good for Gov, Rick Perry. This week, it seems like the Republican inner circle is sending Gov. Rick Perry a clear message – he is too much of a liability. This week, former Vice President […]

Rick Perry Pulls A Rove

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Last week, Gov. Rick Perry accused his political opponents – mainly Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison – of sabotage for crashing his campaign Web site during a live Web broadcast. In a statement e-mailed to reporters, Mark Miner, campaign spokesman, said: “Today’s ‘Talkin’ Texas’ webcast by Gov. Perry was deliberately interrupted by a denial-of-service attack, preventing […]

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