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Jordan’s government was ousted. Who knew?

I am majorly disappointed with the lack of coverage over King Abdullah II’s dismissal of the Jordanian government and subsequent appointment of a new prime minister. When this upheaval happened…

After hype on gun control has settled, Texas’ laws are considered

Its been a few weeks since the Arizona shooting, and already the hype about increased gun control is dying down. This was expected, and even the most stringent of gun…

Two responses to State of the Union highlight differences between Tea Party, Republicans

Though Bachmann made it clear that her remarks were not intended to “compete with the official Republican remarks,” just the fact that there were even two speeches seemed to signify…

Happy Anniversary, Citizens United

Today marks the one year anniversary of the 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Commission that declared that limiting campaign contributions from corporations limits their…

Kay Bailey won’t seek reelection

The question on every Texas politics junkie’s mind is now over. Kay Bailey Hutchison will not seek reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Hutchison made the announcement in a…

Arizona Congresswoman shot at public event

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford and several others were shot this morning outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson by a gunman during a public event held by Gifford. In total,…

Petey, where were you?

Way to start things off with a bang, Pete. Pete Sessions, Dallas’ 32nd House district representative and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, skipped out on the swearing in…

Boehner sniffles, takes up post

John Boehner was voted in as Speaker of the House today, not that this surprises anyone. He took hold of the massive gavel/mallet from Nancy Pelosi, who seemed to take…