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File photo of Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK). (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Cole Urges Compromise, Calls Shutdown ‘Mistake’

Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Tom Cole is calling on Democrats to support delaying part of the health care overhaul so a budget can be passed to stop the partial government shutdown.

10/01/2013

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay stands in the 250th district court Travis county for jury selection in his corruption trial on Oct. 26, 2010 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas Appeals Court Overturns DeLay’s Money Laundering Conviction

A Texas appeals court overturned the money laundering conviction of former Republican U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Thursday, saying there was insufficient evidence.

09/19/2013

File photo of Sen. John Cornyn of Texas. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Plan For Human Trafficking Bill To Be Discussed

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Houston Mayor Annise Parker are discussing plans for anti-human trafficking legislation to be submitted in Congress.

09/04/2013

File photo of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Backs Okla. Aid, Blunting Talk Of Payback

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose own state was beset by a major storm last year and then by squabbling in Congress over disaster aid, said Wednesday that Oklahoma’s tornado victims deserve “swift and immediate” help, and federal lawmakers have said they are likely to get it.

05/22/2013

File photo of Border Patrol at the Texas-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images)

Cartel Towns Pose Challenge For Immigration Reform

Just across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas, stands a dormitory-style shelter filled with people recently deported from the U.S. and other migrants waiting to cross the border.

05/20/2013

File photo of the NRA's Wayne LaPierre. (Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

LaPierre: NRA, Members Will Never Surrender Guns

The public face of the National Rifle Association is imploring members to never surrender their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts in Congress that he said will “destroy us and every ounce of our freedom.”

05/04/2013

Scooter Store website. (credit: Scooter Store)

Scooter Store Files For Bankruptcy Following Congressional Scrutiny

The Scooter Store, a Texas-based company that supplies power wheelchairs and scooters to people with limited mobility, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

04/17/2013

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Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address; Encourages GOP Support

President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union Address of the year on Tuesday evening and talked about a stronger nation, immigration and efforts with the war in Afghanistan.

02/12/2013

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks to guests before the start of an event where US President Barack Obama spoke on proposals to reduce gun violence on Jan. 16, 2013 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Napolitano: Immigration ‘System As A Whole Is Badly In Need Of Reform’

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called Republican lawmakers’ insistence that the border be secured before there is immigration reform a flawed argument.

02/06/2013

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Perry: 2nd Amendment Trumps Obama, Any President

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s disgusted by the left using the massacre in Newtown, Conn., to advance a pro-gun control agenda.

01/16/2013

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