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Hurricane Fallout

Posted on · Members of Congress are now duking it out over how to pay for the devastation left by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. There are divisions…not just between the two political parties…but within the Republicans on Capitol Hill. Usually the term “fissure” is associated with earthquakes. But this time it’s linked to another type of natural disaster: […]

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Texas Requests Funding for Providing Katrina Relief

Posted on · The Texas Congressional Delegation has formally asked President Bush to earmark money to help the state grapple with the quarter of a million hurricane victims who’ve relocated to the state. The influx of people is draining the resources of Texas communities. Local governments need money to provide mental health care for evacuees and accommodate new […]

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Country Unprepared for Nuclear Strike

Posted on · Government and private Homeland Security experts agree that the country is unprepared to deal with the aftermath of a nuclear strike on American soil. Analysts concede that an attack remains unlikely. However, there’s still worry that the wake of the attack could be much worse than the strike itself. It’s said that the real victims […]

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O’Connor Retires

Posted on · Republican Texas Senator John Cornyn used the final Senate session before the July fourth break to put Democrats on notice they’d better go along with whomever President Bush nominates to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Click to Listen Cornyn’s a member of the panel that will vet a nominee. and he’s been […]