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Bill could turn Caddo Lake into National Heritage Area
(Longview News © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442989183)

JEFFERSON — A proposed bill in Congress to designate Caddo Lake as a National Heritage Area is under discussion during a series of meetings hosted by Jefferson’s Collins Academy. But opposition has risen to the U.S. House and Senate legislation that would create the designation for the lake that spans Texas and Louisiana. U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, along with Reps. John Ratcliffe of T
 


 

Cornyn, Thornberry want Robinson honored
(Amarillo Globe-News © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1443003233)

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced legislation Tuesday to rename the federal building and courthouse in Amarillo to the "J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse." U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, sponsored a similar bill in the House in May, and H.R. 5772 passed by voice vote Monday. "Mary Lou Robinson’s distinguished record in the courtr
 


 

El Paso lawmakers Beto ORourke and Will Hurd win award for bipartisan road trip
(El Paso Times © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442954961)

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, holds the first of twenty town hall meetings across his district at a Dairy Queen in El Pasos lower valley. Hurd is calling his six-day tour DC to DQ. (Photo: MARK LAMBIE / EL PASO TIMES)Hurd discussed what he learned about O'Rourke during the trip, including his taste in music and his love for donuts. More importantly, he said he learned that, "way more unites us as
 


 

El Paso lawmakers Beto ORourke and Will Hurd win award for bipartisan road trip
(Corpus Christi Caller-Times © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442957527)

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, holds the first of twenty town hall meetings across his district at a Dairy Queen in El Pasos lower valley. Hurd is calling his six-day tour DC to DQ. (Photo: MARK LAMBIE / EL PASO TIMES)Hurd discussed what he learned about O'Rourke during the trip, including his taste in music and his love for donuts. More importantly, he said he learned that, "way more unites us as
 


 

Rep. Joaquin Castro called out Energy Department for plutonium that went missing in S.A.
(Midland Reporter-Telegraph © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442956437)

Congressman Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry demanding answers after reports surfaced of undisclosed amounts of plutonium and cesium stolen from the backseat of a vehicle in San Antonio. The theft, which occurred in March 2017, was not made public untilthe Houston Chronicle and the Center for Public Integri
 


 

U.S. Reps. Beto ORourke, Will Hurd win civility award for bipartisan road trip
(Abilene Reporter-News © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442957587)

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, holds the first of 20 town hall meetings across his district at a Dairy Queen in El Pasos lower valley. Hurd is called his six-day tour DC to DQ.(Photo: MARK LAMBIE / EL PASO TIMES)Hurd discussed what he learned about O'Rourke during the trip, including his taste in music and his love for doughnuts. More importantly, he said he learned that "way more unites us as a co
 


 

Valdez has $222,000 for general election, a fraction of Abbott's millions
(Midland KMID (ABC) 2 © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442956769)

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NATIONAL POLITICAL NEWS

Anti-Trump Democrats seek to block appointment of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director
(Fox News © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 04:45:35 (Article ID 1443025335)

Kathy Kraninger, President Trumps nominee to become director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), deserves swift Senate confirmation, despite Democratic attempts to block her appointment. Her confirmation hearing will be held Thursday before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.
 


 

Batina previously testified in private to Senate Intel Committee
(MSNBC © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442976610)

Congress begins to shape plan for protecting US from Trump crisis Rachel Maddow points out the necessity of Congress to step up to help the United States through the national security crisis that is Donald Trump if American democracy is to be preserved.Jul.18.2
 


 

Democrat running for Congress inflated intern role to claim bigger job with prosecutor's office
(Fox News © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442992448)

A Democratic congressional hopeful in Ohios special election has made misleading claims about his experience working in a county prosecutors office, with public records revealing he was mostly a seasonal certified legal intern or intern supervisor.
 


 

Financial crisis: Bernanke, Paulson, Geithner offer lessons from banking, housing meltdown
(USA Today © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442982179)

The three officials who navigated the United States through the worst financial crisis since the Great Recession warn that policymakers may be forgetting some of the lessons they learned the hard way 10 years ago. That could make it tougher to manage the next economic crisis. Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke and former Treasury secretaries Henry Paulson and Timothy Geithner shared leadership of
 


 

James Comey urges voters to choose Democrats, warns that 'history has its eyes on us'
(Fox News © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442992443)

Former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday said history has its eyes on us and encouraged Americans to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.
 


 

Lawmakers warn Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers
(Boston.com © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442969519)

WASHINGTON (AP) Members of Congress warned Tuesday that newspapers in their home states are in danger of reducing news coverage, laying off workers or going out of business if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint.The Trump administration ordered the tariffs in response to a complaint from a paper producer in Washington state. It argues that Canadian competito
 


 

Powell says strong economy will keep rate hikes coming
(Boston.com © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:15:15 (Article ID 1442969522)

WASHINGTON (AP) Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday that strong economic growth will keep the central bank on a path to gradually raise interest rates. But he noted that President Donald Trumps get-tough trade policies run the risk of dampening future growth if they lead to permanently higher tariffs.Delivering his twice-a-year report on monetary policy to Congress, Powe
 


 

With Hammond pardons, did Donald Trump write a blank check to anti-government extremists?
(USA Today © 07/18/2018)
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Indexed 2018-07-18 03:45:46 (Article ID 1443010962)

Anti-government extremists see Trump's Hammond pardons as a green light. Republicans can't claim ignorance or wash their hands of what happens next. Anti-government extremists disguising themselves as populists have already latched on to President Donald Trump’s July 10 pardon of Dwight and Steven Hammond, a father-and-son ranching duo who set fire to federal lands, to argue that attacking public
 


 

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