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Texas Police Officer Shot in Back Following Traffic Stop

A Houston police officer was shot in the back following a “routine traffic stop” near the Midtown area. The officer did not sustain a life-threatening injury, and is expected to make a complete recovery. Read more »

The Truth About One of Those Pre-Fed Depressions

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Patrick Newman, a PhD student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University, discusses the depression of the 1870s, which is often cited as evidence of the economic instability of laissez-faire capitalism. Read more »

Which Republican Isn't more Qualified Than Hillary?

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In this election cycle, the Republicans suffer from a problem of riches where voters will find that there may be at least seven or eight candidates superior to those running for Democratic nomination, including front runner Hillary Clinton. Read more »

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) vs. Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

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I have received a lot of questions and phone calls about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and I wanted to explain the differences between the two and ask for your opinion.

TPP is a trade deal being negotiated in secret by the Obama administration. It’s so secret that if I wanted to read it, I have to go into a secure facility, leaving all electronic devices outside, and I can’t even take notes. Read more »

Another Major Data Breach

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Last Thursday evening, we learned of another major cyberattack and data breach against the United States. The U.S. believes Chinese hackers stole sensitive identity and personal information from as many as four million current and former federal employees. This breach leaves those exposed vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, and raises many more questions. Read more »

TSA Needs a New Strategy

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Republican skepticism of big government bureaucracies has been proven right once again with last week’s revelation that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is performing more like the DMV and the Postal Service than, say, Israeli airport security. Read more »

Texas Woman with Licensed Concealed Handgun Shoots Would-Be Robber

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A would-be robber was flown by air ambulance to the hospital Friday night after being shot by his intended victim. The Houston woman, a holder of a Concealed Handgun License, pulled her gun after being threatened and shot her attacker in the left shoulder. Read more »

Constitution 1, Obama's Spy Agencies 0

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Our civil liberties are constantly under attack. Recently the Associated Press reported that the FBI is flying surveillance aircraft over U.S. cities to capture data on Americans’ cell phones. Read more »

IRS Refuses to Cooperate With Republicans

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In May I joined more than 50 of my colleagues in sending a letter to the IRS to ask them to review the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exempt status after recent reports that the foundation failed to report millions of dollars in grants f Read more »

EPA Report Backs Fracking

Thursday, I released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited assessment on the potential impacts to drinking water resources from hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.” The assessment shows that “hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources.” Read more »

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