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The Worst Casualty of War
Dec 20, 2011
Just about sunrise in the desert of the sun and the valley of the gun, the last American troops left Iraq. It was this past Sunday, December 18, 2011. It has been 8 years, 7 months, and 24 days since the war began. The Americans are coming home by Christmas.
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Christmas in Athens, Texas
Dec 16, 2011
In the piney woods of east Texas, the small town of Athens in Henderson County is getting ready for the holidays. A group of local volunteers with Keep Athens Beautiful has placed a nativity scene on the far corner of the courthouse square. It has been there for the last
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Guns and Money Sent to Cartels by U.S.
Dec 15, 2011
When most people think of smuggling, they envision outlaws in the dark of night lawlessly shuffling around guns and money to other outlaws. Most people would never imagine that the government of the greatest nation of the world would be engaged in a stealth smuggling operation by sending guns and
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Children's Assessment Center
Dec 15, 2011
While walking home from school, an innocent 7-year-old girl was abducted and assaulted. Thankfully, the girl was found; but because of the trauma she experienced, she was not able to tell the police what happened to her.
With the help of the Children's Assessment Center, the expertise they had at the
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The People Worry About Big Government
Dec 14, 2011
Some Americans worry about big labor; others worry about big business. But what really scares most Americans is the massive Federal Government snooping around, meddling and controlling every aspect of people's lives.
According to a Gallup Poll released this week, the overwhelming majority, 64 percent, of those surveyed think that Big
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Stand With Israel
Dec 13, 2011
The U.N. agency UNESCO sent a message to Israel loud and clear that the U.N. accepts the creation of a Palestinian state whether Israel likes it or not. UNESCO intervened in the peace process and formally recognizes the Palestinian state by raising flag in front of the whole world. No
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The Feds at War with Arizona
Dec 13, 2011
The Federal government is at war with the States over illegal entry. There is a real problem in this country: millions of people are living here illegally, and more illegally cross into America every day.
Schools, hospitals, and the justice system are burdened with the cost of supporting illegals, who do
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Cameras In The Supreme Court
Dec 12, 2011
The Supreme Court is the most important court in the world. However, very few citizens have the chance to watch the Supreme Court in action when historic lawsuits come before it. This is because the seating in the courtroom is limited. The Supreme Court will soon take up the health
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Gone Rogue
Dec 8, 2011
The Justice Department appears to have gone rogue. Instead of enforcing the law, they seem to be recklessly encouraging violations of law.
The Justice Department, with the aid of the ATF, apparently facilitated the smuggling of over 2,000 weapons to the drug cartels south of the border – the national enemy
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The Regulators
Dec 7, 2011
The mere phrase "the regulators" brings fear and trepidation down into the hearts and souls of small business owners throughout the fruited plain.
The Code of Federal Regulations is 150,000-pages long. That's a lot of pages. Those are a lot of regulations. According to the Small Business Administration, the annual cost
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Sixteen Days Against Gender Violence
Dec 7, 2011
Sehar, a Pakistani woman in an arranged marriage, was constantly raped and abused by her husband. He accused her of becoming a doctor only to attract men. He blamed her for the miscarriage that she had, and he constantly beat her. He was angry when she gave birth to two
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Pearl Harbor
Dec 7, 2011
The sun was lazily rising on horizon. It was around breakfast time on a stunning Sunday morning. It was quiet, peaceful, calm. People felt secure. There was a small tropical breeze as the American flag was being raised on a nearby flagpole.
It was this day that Luke Trahin,
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Thomas Edison's Lightbulb - Outlawed
Dec 6, 2011
Freedom of choice is under attack by Washington. The government wants to control the light in homes and businesses throughout America. A new law bans the incandescent light bulb and will require Americans to buy new, special $3 government-approved light bulb. Soon it will be against the law to sell
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Christmas and the Empty Chair
Dec 6, 2011
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner. All throughout America, families will gather to celebrate the traditions and festivities, and be together and celebrate faith. But there are some American families that won't have their entire family with them this year. There will be an empty chair
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Over Regulation And Its Effects on Small Business
Dec 2, 2011
When I meet with small business owners back in southeast Texas, the one thing they always tell me is that they are not comfortable with expanding their businesses or hiring new employees because of the Federal regulators. "We just don't know what the Federal Government is going to do next,"
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Cartel Intrusion Into America
Dec 1, 2011
According to The Washington Times, last December, five Mexican nationals armed with at least two AK-47 rifles were infiltrating the rugged desert - the American desert, that is. That's right. Cartel soldiers were reportedly on our side of the border in Arizona "patrolling in single-file formation" with the goal
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Turn Out the Lights for Thomas Edison
Nov 30, 2011
In 1 month, every home in America must be lit with the special $3, CFL government-approved light bulb. The 75-cent incandescent light bulb, Thomas Edison's greatest invention, is going to be banned by the Federal Government. The Federal Government's anti-consumer choice law leaves Americans no other option but to purchase
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What Happens in Mexico Doesn’t Stay in Mexico
Nov 29, 2011
Those who say that the border is secure and the violence is contained in Mexico are living in a blissful state of ignorance.
Case in point.
Last week, according to the Houston Chronicle, three SUVs carrying Mexican zeta cartel soldiers tried to hijack a tractor truck rig loaded with drugs on
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Thanksgiving Prayer for Fallen Soldiers and Their Families
Nov 28, 2011
By Rep. Ted Poe
Op-ed in Human Events
On Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will sit down to a decorated table filled with turkey and all the trimmings such as mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. They will tell stories, laugh and enjoy conversation with their loved
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POE: President punts on golden opportunity to grow jobs
Nov 18, 2011
By Rep. Ted Poe
Op-ed in The Washington Times
Mr. President, stop delaying for political gain. You have had three years to approve or deny the Keystone XL pipeline. The Nov. 1 deadline set by the House of Representatives has come and gone, blatantly ignored by the Senate, and now the
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Not So Fast With The Confetti
Nov 18, 2011
This week marked the passage of an important milestone in American history. But just don't break out the confetti and fireworks.
According to the Treasury Department, our national debt just passed the $15 Trillion mark for the first time in history.
Here's what $15 Trillion looks like. Seems like a lot of
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Send Surplus Military Equipment to Border
Nov 16, 2011
In the vast, wide open, rugged, desolate hinterland, southern border regions between the safer legal ports of entry, the cartels smuggle people and drugs into the United States. State and local officials do what they can to help the Feds protect these areas, but they are simply outmanned and out-equipped.
The
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The Keystone XL Pipeline
Nov 15, 2011
The folks in southeast Texas are concerned about many things, but two things they are concerned about probably the most are jobs and energy, because, you see, in southeast Texas, that's still the energy capital of the United States. I probably represent more refineries than any Member of Congress.
There is
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Iraq Military Equipment to Southern Border
Nov 15, 2011
The troops in Iraq will be home by Christmas. Also coming back to America is a large amount of military equipment. Why not send some of that taxpayer-funded equipment to secure our southern border? Our border sheriffs say they are outmanned, outgunned, and out-financed by the drug cartels.
Today, I've introduced
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Veterans
Nov 4, 2011
During the hot days of last summer, the Veterans of Foreign Wars went to battle with the VA. The VFW claimed the VA was censoring free speech and preventing the free exercise of religion at the National Cemetery in Houston.
The VFW says the chapel at the cemetery was closed.
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Patriot and Medal of Honor Recipient First Sergeant David McNerney, United States Army
Nov 3, 2011
As we near Veterans Day, I want to pay a special tribute to my friend First Sergeant David McNerney. Here is a photograph of him, here to my left. After high school in Houston, David volunteered and enlisted in the United States Navy. He spent two tours of duty in
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Lone Survivor Of The Doughboys
Nov 3, 2011
As we approach Veterans Day, the day we honor those who served and came back home, I want to talk about a very special veteran.
Frank Buckles, Jr., when he was 16 years of age--some say 15--during the beginning of the great World War I, wanted to join the military and
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Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz
Nov 2, 2011
On the dangerous border region between Mexico and Texas, in the year 2008, outlaws from Mexico were caught smuggling marijuana into the United States, and they were caught by the Border Patrol agents.
Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz's actions later have resulted in him being sentenced recently to 2 years in
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The Federal Government Sues Another State
Nov 2, 2011
Once again the Department of Justice is using taxpayer dollars to sue States for a job the government refuses to do.
The Federal Government won't or can't enforce immigration laws, so South Carolina has been forced to take matters into their own hands to protect their citizens. We've heard this tale
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In God We Trust
Nov 1, 2011
"In God We Trust" is an important part of American history.
Today, some individuals argue that the Constitution says that America cannot have any mention of God in a public atmosphere. These folks argue that Americans must be censored when they talk in public about God or even religion. I
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Come and Take It
Oct 27, 2011
During the Texas War of Independence, the enemy tried to remove a cannon from the town of Gonzales. The defiant Texans flew a flag which stated "Come and Take it."
Now, in Montana, an intolerant radical anti-religious group wants a statue of Jesus taken down from a mountain. The Forest Service
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Reckless Regulations
Oct 26, 2011
Right now, there's probably a group of folks at a large oak table in a marble palace down the street nibbling on their $16 muffins, drinking their lattes, and dreaming up new expensive, ineffective regulations to impose on the rest of us. They are the regulators. The very term brings
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Main Street Bank Closes Three Branches
Oct 25, 2011
Last week I met with over a dozen community bankers in my congressional district. They are concerned for "the tsunami of regulations" coming out of Washington, D.C.
Now, these are not Wall Street bankers, these are small town bankers. They told me, "Washington regulators have their feet on the throats of
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Deport Foreign Criminals
Oct 25, 2011
There's been a lot of talk about immigration, border security and all of the problems in between. But let's talk about one part of the immigration issue that has maybe slipped through the cracks and we don't hear much about it. There are some illegal's in the United States that
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Pick a Horse
Oct 24, 2011
The House in a bipartisan way passed five energy bills months ago. These bills will create American energy jobs right here in America. These bills would allow more energy development in the Gulf of Mexico, in Virginia and in Alaska. One bill requires the administration to make a decision about
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All Hail the Chief Ignorer of the Law (Especially Illegal Immigrants) - Part I
Oct 21, 2011
By Rep. Ted Poe
Oped in Human Events
The President of the United States , chief enforcer of the law, has decided not to enforce, but instead to ignore our nation's immigration laws. Current federal law requires that people who come to the United States illegally be deported. As most
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All Hail the Chief Ignorer of the Law (Especially Illegal Immigrants) - Part II
Oct 21, 2011
The blissful ignorance of the easy access to America at our southern border is costing us more than just our security. The escalating cost of an unsecured border is a fact that we simply cannot afford to ignore anymore. We cannot continue to allow the economic drain that
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Tony Geldens - Part I
Oct 18, 2011
Most of you are probably familiar with Tony Geldens from his role in fighting the annexation of Kingwood during the mid '90s. During that time, Tony and numerous Kingwood residents opposed the annexation and started a campaign to "Free Kingwood." Locally Tony is known for his work on behalf of
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Tony Geldens - Part II
Oct 18, 2011
The last few days before the War ended were the hardest for Tony. On one particular day, Tony came home and discovered an empty house. He ran next door to his priest to find answers. After investigating, the priest informed Tony that the Germans were holding his family captive, and
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Message to the Federal Government: Back Off
Oct 13, 2011
When I meet with businesses across southeast Texas their message for the federal government is clear, back off. Over 14 million Americans are unemployed because companies are not hiring. Companies are not hiring because of the uncertainty in the economy.
The federal government red tape and high taxes and unnecessary regulations
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Iranian Connection With Zetas
Oct 13, 2011
In the last 2 days, we have been learning some disturbing information about the Nation of Iran and its dictator, Ahmadinejad. It seems as though, with the consultation with Iran and the drug cartels in Mexico, it was the idea that the Iranian Government, through one of its operatives, would
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Justice Department Credibility in Question
Oct 12, 2011
The United States Government has facilitated smuggling automatic weapons into Mexico, weapons that were purchased by straw buyers in the United States with the oversight of the ATF. Approximately 2,000 weapons were knowingly sent to our neighbors in Mexico by our government. Most of them are still unaccounted for. But
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Free America to Trade Freely With Colombia
Oct 12, 2011
The House today will vote on a jobs plan that will create thousands of jobs for Americans. I'm talking about the pending free trade agreement with Colombia that has been waiting for years to be voted on.
In my great home State of Texas, new jobs will be created in the
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Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Oct 6, 2011
Walking home from school, a girl of 12 is approached by a man who promises to give her everything. In her short life, she has already suffered abuse and neglect from her father and her foster parents. She thinks the promise of food and shelter and love is something she
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Shuttle Placement Next to Strip Club in NYC?
Oct 4, 2011
NASA plans to send the shuttle Enterprise to New York City, a place that has no connection with NASA. In their sales pitch for the shuttle, the Intrepid Museum painted an extravagant picture of the orbiter prominently displayed in a beautiful facility on the Hudson River.
Now, in a misleading bait-and-switch
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Domestic Minor Trafficking
Oct 6, 2011
Walking home from school, a girl of 12 is approached by a man who promises to give her everything. In her short life, she has already suffered abuse and neglect from her father and her foster parents. She thinks the promise of food and shelter and love is something she
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The Dragon is Breathing Fire
Oct 5, 2011
The Chinese dragon is breathing the fire of intimidation against our ally, Taiwan. To defend itself from the Chinese dragon's evil intentions, Taiwan protects itself with rusty swords - outdated F-16s. It also appears that by bullying, the United States has become timid under the Chinese dragon. The Beijing Government
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Shuttle Placement Next to Strip Club in NYC
Oct 4, 2011
NASA plans to send the shuttle Enterprise to New York City, a place that has no connection with NASA. In their sales pitch for the shuttle, the Intrepid Museum painted an extravagant picture of the orbiter prominently displayed in a beautiful facility on the Hudson River.
Now, in a misleading
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Mother of all Terrorists
Oct 3, 2011
The Palestinian Authority has a new face for its movement for statehood. It's Latifa Hmeid. Palestinians praise her as the "mother of seven prisoners" and the mother of a person called "Martyr."
These sons of hers are in prison for crimes against humanity. Rather than mother of the year, it turns
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Pakistan - Disloyal Ally
Sep 23, 2011
September 23, 2011
Ever since we found Osama Bin Laden living the high life in Abbottabad, we've had our suspicions about Pakistan.
Turns out they are disloyal, deceptive and a danger to the United States. This so-called ally takes billions in U.S. aid, while at the same time supporting the
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Do You Know the Muffin Man?
Sep 22, 2011
Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man? Yes, I know the muffin man, but he doesn't live on Drury Lane. He lives at the Department of Justice on Justice Lane and is growing rich on selling $16 muffins at Justice Lane.
The Department Of
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One Year Later Pirates on the Lake Not Prosecuted
Sep 21, 2011
It has been almost a year since David Hartley was gunned down by Zeta pirates on Falcon Lake. The Hartley family still has no suspect, no body and no justice.
His wife Tiffany can't get any answers from our government since it apparently has abandoned the investigation of her husband's murder.
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Old West Style
Sep 20, 2011
At a border forum in Brownsville, Texas, yesterday Special Ranger Roland Garcia for the Texas and South Western Cattle Raisers Association testified about the results of the porous and unsecure border on ranchers. He said the drug cartels are a quiet fearsome enemy.
"They intimidate the land holders and instill
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U.S. Objection to Palestinian Statehood in the U.S. - A Hollow, Lone Voice of Reason
Sep 15, 2011
The Palestinians are going to the United Nations to seek some type of recognition with direct negotiations with Israel and Palestine. The Palestinians have rejected this proper process for peace and go instead to the anti-Israel U.N. for recognition.
Dore Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.N., said:
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Sell the Land
Sep 14, 2011
Many, many years ago the second American Revolution took place when Washington, D.C., was invaded by the British in the War of 1812. Many forgot that the Capitol, the White House, and Washington, D.C., were burned to the ground by the British. And after the War of 1812 was over
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Free Stuff
Sep 14, 2011
Ron and Cynthia Barrs from Texas sent me this email:
"The folks who are getting the free stuff don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay both for the free stuff
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Remembering and Honoring
Sep 9, 2011
Ten years ago, I was headed to the courtroom as a judge in Houston, Texas. I was driving my jeep and listening to country western music when I heard on the radio that New York was under attack. Later that day, as most Americans were watching television, as I was
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Cheif Enforcer of the Law or Chief Ignorer of the Law?
Sep 8, 2011
I come today to talk to you about something pretty basic--that is our Constitution, the way our Constitution was set up. We all learned in civics that this body, Congress, writes the laws for the people.
Down the street the Supreme Court interprets that law, they judge that law. And
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Goverment Censorship of Veterans
Sep 7, 2011
Recently I met with the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Houston, Texas, who shared some disturbing news:
The First Amendment rights of veterans have come under attack by the Federal Government. The director of the Houston Veterans Administration Cemetery has led an authoritarian quest to remove Christianity and religion from
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Time to deal with China's high-tech mafia
Aug 24, 2011
If there ever was a time to get serious with China, now is the time. The recent news of fake Apple and Ikea stores is almost too absurd to be true. But in China, the rules don't apply. Brand name and innovation mean zip. Intellectual property is free game. Anything
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Gabby's Back
Aug 1, 2011
This was a good day. And one of the reasons it's a good day is because Gabby Giffords is back.
She is one of the best things in this Congress. To me, she came back tonight, cast her vote, the first vote since she was attacked. And she is a
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EPA Green Money Goes to China, Huh?
July 27, 2011
Over the past 10 years, the EPA has sent almost $100 million in taxpayer money to fund green projects in foreign countries. In 2010 alone, the EPA gave 18 grants to our good friends, the Chinese. Why does the EPA do that? We owe the Chinese over $1 trillion. Why
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Keystone XL Pipeline II
July 26, 2011
Delay, delay, delay is the administration's energy plan. The Keystone XL pipeline project would bring 700,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in southeast Texas. This would provide more energy for America.
The President has had over 2 years to approve the project, but the State
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Another American Murder in Mexico
July 25, 2011
Mexican bandits have killed yet another American. The reason: His family couldn't come up with the $10,000 ransom.
Jorge Dieppa was a court translator for the Federal court in El Paso, Texas. He also was a lecturer at UTEP. Dieppa had gone to Juarez to get his car fixed, but
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Uncle Sam - The Great Landowner
July 20, 2011
In America, the greatest, largest landholder is Uncle Sam - Uncle Sam, the great landowner. He owns 27 percent of all the land in America.
This poster here shows the holdings of Uncle Sam. All of the red in the United States, including the red in Alaska, is owned by Uncle
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Control the ATF, not Guns
July 19, 2011
Under the ATF's Operation Fast and Furious, straw purchasers bought and sold guns to Mexican drug cartels while the ATF watched. It is hard to understand why the ATF is complicit in the drug smuggling business. Maybe the government hoped it would lead to more gun control, but unfortunately, it
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Obamaism Has Made America Worse
July 12, 2011
We are worse off now than we were in 2008. The country is suffering through an economic recession with more long-term unemployment than during the Great Depression.
The economy was in bad shape, but this administration has made it worse. The unconstitutional government takeover of health care created a cloud
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Officer Bryan Hebert, Texas Lawman
July 12, 2011
Over the weekend John Wesley Nero got into an argument with his mother and his grandmother. So, being a scoundrel, he beat them both up and then fled into the darkness of the night.
Local Beaumont, Texas, police officers confronted the outlaw to talk to him, but he fled away in
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Freedom of Speech
July 8, 2011
The very notion of freedom of expression was recently on trial in the Netherlands. The popular Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders was charged with discrimination and incitement of hatred after he made a movie depicting Islamic clerics who incite violence in the name of religion. He was prosecuted not for his
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Freedom of Speech and Religion Under Attack
July 7, 2011
Freedom of speech, the free exercise of religion, two of our most important, fundamental principles that this Nation was founded upon, have recently become under attack by none other than this Federal Government. The authoritarian behavior and attack on the First Amendment rights is an attack now on the veterans
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The Death Penalty and The Murder of Adria Saueda
July 6, 2011
16-year-old Adria Sauceda was abducted, raped, and strangled in 1994. Her skull was crushed with a rock and her nude body was left with a stick protruding from it on a dirt road in San Antonio, Texas.
Fifteen years ago, Humberto Leal, a Mexican national, was convicted of the grizzly
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Congressman Ted Poe Discusses Murder of BP Agent Brian Terry, Operation Gun Runner and EPA Overreach
May 23, 2011
By Bob Price
Original Article Texas GOP Vote


In an exclusive interview with TexasGOPVote, US Representative Ted Poe (R-TX 2nd CD) talks with Bob Price of US Border Watch and TexasGOPVote about a variety of topics including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (BATFE, ATF) bungling
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Rep. Poe: Pakistan Cheats on Military Aid
May 18, 2011
By Hiram Reisner
Original Article NewsMax.com


Texas GOP Rep. Ted Poe says the United States should freeze all foreign aid to Pakistan because the billions in funds provided are not being used for the war on terrorism. Poe also said Tuesday on Fox News that Pakistan is cheating
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Rep. Poe: It's Time to Cut Off US Foreign Aid to Pakistan
May 14, 2011
By Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
Original Article NewsMax.com


Rep. Ted Poe tells Newsmax that Pakistan is playing both sides of the war on terrorism and he is calling for the U.S. to halt foreign aid to Pakistan until it divulges its true role in hiding Osama bin
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Bill Would Withhold Aid to Pakistan
May 5, 2011
By Pete Kasperowicz
Original Article The Hill


A Texas House Republican introduced legislation Wednesday that would cut aid to Pakistan unless the State Department can certify that its government was not harboring Osama bin Laden.
"It seems like Pakistan might be playing both sides, and they have a lot
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EPA Regulations Strangling America (Part 1)
April 25, 2011
Human Events
by Rep. Ted Poe

Right now, someone is sitting at a large oak table in the EPA's marble palace in Washington, D.C., sipping a vanilla latte and dreaming up a new rule to impose. Without fail, the EPA continues to come up with ideas that leave you scratching your
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EPA Regulations Strangling America (Part 2)
April 25, 2011
Human Events
by Rep. Ted Poe


The Environmental Police Agency's assault on our economy and state does not stop there. It wants to control what kind of light-bulbs Americans use, how much power the utility companies generate, the "particulate coarse matter"-more commonly known as dust found on farms and ranches, how
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Don't Mess With Texas
Feb 9, 2011
By Rep. Ted Poe
Original Article Human Events


The federal government is once again overstepping its authority by messing with Texas. Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leadership continued their game of hardball by stripping Texas of its authority to issue greenhouse gas permits. It is painfully obvious
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Stop Putting Guns Into Hands of 'Narco-Terrorists'
March 21, 2011
Original Article The Hill

The United States/Mexico border is a lawless warzone controlled by violent drug cartels. More than 34,000 people have been murdered in Mexico since the narco-terrorists began their reign of terror in 2006. Drugs and people are smuggled north into the United States and guns and
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This Texan Always Wants the First Word
March 18, 2011
By Jennifer Steinhauer
Original Article New York Times


WASHINGTON - Representative Ted Poe is enthusiastic about many things, largely those that come from his home state, Texas. Beef barbecue. Oil refineries. His custom-made ostrich-skin cowboy boots, featuring the Texas state seal and the image of an American Indian tepee that
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Foreign Killers Don't Go Home
March 11, 2011

Ashton Cline-McMurray, a 16-year-old kid with cerebral palsy, was walking home from a football game in Massachusetts when he was ambushed, beaten, stabbed and murdered.
One of the killers, Loeun Heng, an illegal from Cambodia was sent to prison. Ashton's family was promised this murderer would then be deported back
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Don't Take Bean Bags to a Gun Fight
March 10, 2011

The border war continues on the southern front.
On December 14, 2010 Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered in Arizona by bandits crossing into the United States.
Border agents approached armed invaders caring AK-47s. A shootout occurred where Terry was shot and killed.
Now there is evidence that Terry and possibly
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Drilling Moratorium is Nonsense
March 9, 2011

Gasoline is close to $4 a gallon. Meanwhile, the Administration seems to have a deliberate crusade against the United States energy industry and domestic energy independence.
Even before Steven Chu became Energy Secretary he said, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the
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Pirates of the Sea: Déjà Vu of 1801
March 8, 2011

The pirates are back. These are not the Blackbeard, eye-patched, hook-for-a-hand, peg-legged kind of pirates from the Hollywood movies. The modern-day pirates are skilled, rich, violent, armed with automatic weapons, and are driven by a business that is generating up to $7 billion a year.
Bill Rouse and his wife Judy,
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Foreign Criminals Won't Go Home
March 3, 2011

There are thousands of foreign criminals in the United States prisons. Up to 19 percent of our jails house criminal aliens. These do NOT include immigration violations.
They have been convicted of everything---- including rape robbery and murder.
Then, after they serve their sentence, when we try to deport them,
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The Wrath of the EPA
March 2, 2011

"Houses were shut tight, and cloth wedged around doors and windows, but the dust came in so thinly that it could not be seen in the air, and it settled like pollen on the chairs and tables, on the dishes."
Ma and Pa Joad did everything they could to
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Texas Independence Day (Part 1)
March 2, 2011

Today, I honor the unique history of the great state of Texas.
Today, March 2, marks Texas Independence Day.
On this day, 175 years ago, Texas declared its Independence from Mexico and its dictator, Santa Anna, the 19th century Omar Gadhafi.
In 1836, in the small farm village of Washington-on-the-Brazos,
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Texas Independence Day (Part 2)
March 2, 2011

The war was over, and the Lone Star flag was visible all across the broad, bold, brazen plains of Texas.
Texas remained a nation for 9 years and claimed land that now includes part of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, even up to the Canadian border.
In 1845, Texas was
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Baby Killer Flees
March 2, 2011

Last Thursday was just a normal day in Houston, Texas. Seven families left their babies at Jackie's Childcare, and went along to work just as they did every day.
A daycare is supposed to be a place where parents trust caregivers with the safety of their kids. After all, that
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Border War Continues
March 1, 2011

The border war continues, and there is no end in sight. This week President Calderon of Mexico is coming back to Washington, D.C. He's going to meet with our President. It will be interesting to see if he continues to blame America for his problems.
You remember the last time
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Sexual Assault Involving Other Members in the Service
Feb 18, 2011

Last year the military received over 3,292 reports of sexual assault involving other members in the service. This week, 17 veterans are saying that the military ignored their cases of sexual assault while they were on active duty. These accusations have occurred in all branches of the military.
The most
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Homeland Security : 'The Border is Secure'. Not So Fast
Feb 18, 2011

According to the Secretary of Homeland Security, our southern border is secure.
Well, not so fast with that pronouncement.
According to the General Accountability Office - Those are the people that we pay to actually give us the true facts on such matters - half of the southern border is not under
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Tyrant from the Desert
Feb 16, 2011

The aftershocks of the Egyptian revolution are being felt throughout the Middle East. The hunger for freedom has gone viral and reenergized the movement for freedom in the country Iran. No country in that region presents more of a threat to the national security of the United States, Israel, and
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Another Casualty of Murder in Mexico, ICE Agent Jamie Zapata
Feb 16, 2011

David Hartley, Lesley Enriquez, Arthur Redelfs, Nancy Davis, Carlos Mario Gonzalez Bermudez, Juan Carlos Echeverri, and now ICE agent Jaime Zapata. These are all American victims of the border war, the third front, all murdered in Mexico.
Yesterday, ICE agent Jaime Zapata was ambushed and murdered and another agent was
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The Jails are Full of Foreign Criminals
Feb 15, 2011

I bring you news from the war on our third front, the southern border with Mexico.
Last Saturday, two American teenagers were brutally shot and killed in Mexico in the border town of Juarez, Mexico. That is right across the Rio Grande River from El Paso, Texas. On Thursday, drug
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The Dust Police
Feb 14, 2011

The EPA is now going after the farms and ranches that feed the American people.
They say ranching and farming causes dust -- well no kidding -- so out with the dust and in with the regulations and fines.
Dust has been around since man first tilled the soil with primitive plows
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Lessons Ronald Reagan Taught Us
Feb 3, 2011
by Ted Poe, featured on Newsmax.com

Liberals loathed him. Conservatives idolized him. The middle overwhelmingly loved him. He charmed America. His knack to connect was unmistakable. And although many have tried to replicate his charisma and appeal, no one has ever come close to being Ronald Reagan.
He made us laugh when
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The Federal Polar Express
Feb 11, 2011

The President announced to Congress that he would freeze all domestic spending.
But, this week we heard the Administration say it wants to spend billions for more high speed rail.
And that's not all.
The Administration wants to give wireless to everyone at tax payer expense.
It sure would be nice for
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Judiciary Debate on Overregulation
Feb 11, 2011

The nation is overregulated. You talk to any business owner, small or big, one of the first things they will talk to you about is the massive amount of Federal regulations that are imposed on them, many of them making no sense but costing them money. Of course, that cost
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Just Another Day on the Texas Border: Part II
Feb 10, 2011

American missionaries Nancy and Sam Davis ran a charity in poor villages in Mexico.
Recently, Nancy and her husband Sam were driving home to Texas from Mexico when they were ambushed near the border by a roadblock of masked gunmen who opened fire on them. Nancy was shot in the
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Our Boarder Security Plan is not Working
Feb 9, 2011

Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, especially for children. But it wasn't for an 8-year-old girl who was raped by an outlaw in her own home. Her rapist was Salvador Portillo-Saravia, a known criminal who was illegally living in the United States.
In 2003, Portillo-Saravia
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Foreign Aid: A Time to Reconsider
Feb 9, 2011

I want to talk about Federal spending. Cutting $400 billion is really not much of a cut, especially in these times when Congress continues to spend more and more money. So let's talk about some specific areas where we ought to reconsider putting taxpayer money, and maybe it's time to
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American Teenagers Murdered in Mexico
Feb 8, 2011

Juarez, Mexico is one of the most dangerous cities in the world experiencing a fierce turf war between drug cartels.
More than 3,000 people were killed there in 2010.
Three triple homicides occurred this past weekend.
Also, two American teenagers, Carlos Mario Gonzalez Bermudez and Juan Carlos Echeverri, were brutally murdered
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Happy Birthday Franks Buckles
Feb 1, 2011
The Last American Doughboy Turns 110
Ted Poe issued the following statement wishing Frank Woodruff Buckles a happy 110th birthday.


Mr. Buckles is the last surviving American veteran from World War I:
"Happy birthday to our last American Doughboy. Today, my friend Frank Buckles turns 110 years old. I wish
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Congressman Poe's Statement on Egypt
Jan 31, 2011
Ted Poe issued the following statement regarding the situation in Egypt:

"Egypt is at a crucial moment in its history. The Egyptian people finally have an opportunity to bring freedom to their land. However, the radical Muslim Brotherhood and terrorists like it who have no desire for democracy must not be
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Congressman Ted Poe Applauds Today's Ruling Striking Down Individual Mandate
Jan 31, 2011

Today, Ted Poe issued the following statement in reaction to a Florida federal judge ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. In the case brought by 26 states, including the State of Texas, the National Federation of Independent Business, and two individuals, Judge Roger Vinson
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Reps. Poe & Welch Hail Wal-Mart's Decision
Jan 26, 2011
Rep. Ted Poe - "Texans always move them."

Rep. Ted Poe (TX-02) and Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL) on Wednesday hailed Wal-Mart Inc.'s decision to withdraw its plan to build a superstore on the site of a Civil War battleground where thousands of Vermont and Texas troops perished.
In a bipartisan
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Rep. Ted Poe Criticizes Decision to Fly PLO Flag in Washington, DC
Jan 20, 2011
Poe - "It's a slap in the face of our staunch ally Israel"

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement criticizing the decision to officially hoist the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flag outside its office in Washington, DC:
"Why are we allowing the
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Why Repeal Really Matters
Jan 19, 2011
by Rep. Ted Poe, Human Events

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" I know this quote is used a lot, but President Reagan hit the nail on the head. The one thing that Washington is
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Congressman Ted Poe Denounces Court Ruling on EPA Regs
Jan 13, 2011
Poe continues fight to stop job-killing cap-and-trade regulations

Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement in response to the ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose its greenhouse gas regulations in the State
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Congressman Ted Poe Sworn in for a Fourth Term
Jan 6, 2011
The Cleveland Advocate

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) was sworn in for a 4th term as the United States Representative for the Second Congressional District of Texas on Wednesday, Jan. 5.
In the 112th Congress, Congressman Poe will remain committed to his pledge not to support any bill that raises taxes on
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Rep. Ted Poe Files Bill to Defund Unconstitutional Healthcare Mandates
Jan 6, 2011
Rep. Poe - "The federal government has NO authority to make us buy anything"

Yesterday, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) filed H.R. 154, Defund the Individual Mandate Act, to prohibit any federal funding from being appropriated by Congress to fund the individual mandates requiring Americans to purchase insurance or pay a
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Congressman Poe Introduces Ensuring Affordable Energy Act
Jan 6, 2011
Bill prohibits funding for EPA to implement or enforce cap-and-trade

Yesterday, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) introduced the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act. This bill will prohibit federal funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be used to implement or enforce a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.
"The cap-and-trade national
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Rep. Poe Files National Guard Border Enforcement Act
Jan 6, 2011
Legislation Requires Defense Department to Authorize 10,000 National Guard Troops & Pay for Deployment

Yesterday, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) filed the National Guard Border Enforcement Act. This bill is identical to the legislation filed in the 111th Congress. The bill will authorize the Secretary of Defense to make
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House Republicans Seek to Limit EPA Climate Rules
Jan 6, 2011
By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post

The 112th Congress has just begun, and so have the attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate greenhouse gases.
Three Republican House members -- Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Shelley Moore Capito (W. Va.) and Ted Poe (Tex.) have each introduced separate bills aimed at
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Mexican Cartel Violence Prompts Calls for Bigger National Guard Deployment Along the Border - Part 1
Jan 4, 2011
The Washington Post, By Nick Miroff

In Nogales, Arizona On the dusty hilltops west of U.S. Interstate 19, National Guardsmen with M-4 rifles peer down from camouflage tents and surveillance posts, so close to the border fence they can almost watch TV through the windows of Mexican homes on the
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Mexican Cartel Violence Prompts Calls for Bigger National Guard Deployment Along the Border - Part 2
Jan 4, 2011
The Washington Post, By Nick Miroff

It was the seventh shooting this year on rancher David Lowell's 32,000-acre property outside Rio Rico, where the jagged Tumacacori Mountains are traversed with south-north smuggling trails snaking out of Mexico. Two years ago, a man working for Lowell found a human head inside
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Congressman Ted Poe Says No Deal to Tax Deal
Dec 17, 2010
Calls for permanent extension and elimination of death tax

Congressman Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement following last night's vote on the unemployment/tax extension compromise:
"This has been a long drawn out process for a very simple solution - cut taxes and cut spending. Unfortunately, this lame-duck Congress didn't do
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Border Patrol Agent Killed by Mexican Bandits
Dec 16, 2010
By Jerome R. Corsi, WorldNetDaily

Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry was killed last night in a gun battle with five armed bandits in a remote area just north of the U.S. border with Mexico, outside Nogales, Ariz.
Four of the suspects involved in the shooting are in custody and
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Rep. Poe Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Foreign Criminal Assets in the U.S.
Dec 16, 2010
Bill Clears House and Senate; Headed to the President's Desk

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announced today that the Preserving Criminal Assets for Forfeiture Act has passed both the House and the Senate. Rep. Poe and Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32) sponsored the House version of this legislation. S. 4005,
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Congressman Poe's Statement on Virginia Court Ruling that Healthcare Mandate is Unconstitutional
Dec 13, 2010

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement after a federal judge in Virginia ruled that the current healthcare bill is unconstitutional. The ruling found that Congress lacks the authority to impose the law's "individual mandate" - which will force every American to purchase government approved health insurance.
"Today's ruling
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Judge Rules Against Enforcing Health Insurance Requirement
Dec 13, 2010
By Joanne Liou And Heather Nolan, The Beaumont Enterprise

Requiring most Americans to buy health insurance by 2014 is beyond Congress' power, a federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, a Republican appointee in Richmond, Va., marked the first successful court challenge to
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Rep Poe and Rep. Chu Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Foreign Criminal Assets in the United States
Dec 8, 2010
Bill Would Make it Easier to Seize Assets, Preventing them from Continuing to Fund Criminal Enterprise

Rep. Ted Poe (TX-02) and Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32) introduced the bipartisan bill, Preserving Criminal Assets for Forfeiture Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives last week. A companion bill was also introduced
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Illegals Are Breaking the Bank
Dec 2, 2010
By Rep. Ted Poe, Newsmax.com

Unemployment lines continue to grow as does the American people's frustration over a government that continues to spend more money than they have. The current administration's solution is to raise taxes, not cut spending. Times are tight for American families, and as they are looking
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Gulf Spill Leads U.S. to Drop Offshore Drilling Expansion
Dec 2, 2010
By JENNIFER A. DLOUHY, Houston Chronicle

The Obama administration on Wednesday reversed its plans to expand offshore drilling along the Atlantic coast and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico in a retreat prompted by last summer's oil spill.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the new approach will allow federal regulators to
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Panel's Findings Fail to Win Over Texas Lawmakers
Dec 1, 2010
By STEWART M. POWELL, Houston Chronicle

The audacious final report of President Barack Obama's budget commission, which proposed squeezing nearly $4 trillion from federal deficits over the next decade through painful and politically explosive spending cuts and tax increases, drew mixed reviews from Texas lawmakers Wednesday.
While legislators from across the
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Hearings Expected on Gitmo Detainee Terror Verdict
Nov 22, 2010
By Ronald Kessler, Newsmax.com

The House Judiciary Committee will consider holding hearings on the Obama administration's decision to try Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Ghailani in civilian court, Rep. Ted Poe, a member of the committee, tells Newsmax.
A federal jury convicted Ghailani of one count of conspiracy and acquitted him of 284
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America's Third War: Mapping the Drug Cartels
Nov 19, 2010
By Jennifer Griffin & Laura Prabucki, FoxNews.com

Their tactics rival those of Al Qaeda: summary executions, kidnappings, torture, and beheadings.
Mexican cartels have executed more than 10,000 people since January -- five times the rate three years ago, before Mexican President Felipe Calderon deployed his military against the syndicates.
"The cartels don't
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Rep. Poe Urges Against Decreased Border Security Plans
Nov 18, 2010
Administration considering National Guard draw down along Violent US-Mexico Border

Congressman Ted Poe is urging against a plan being considered by the administration to begin to withdraw National Guard troops from the US-Mexico border in February 2011. Rep. Poe plans to join other members of Congress in a letter
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Obama Administration Plans to Pull Back National Guard from Much of the Border
Nov 18, 2010
By Sara A. Carter, The Washington Examiner

The Obama Administration plans to withdraw National Guard troops from the Texas, New Mexico and California borders by the end February under a new Southwest security plan, even as turmoil in Mexican border cities grows, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner.
A letter
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Ditch TSA Altogether: Forida Congressman Asks Nation's 100 Busiest Airports to Employ Private Security as Pat-Down Backlash Grows
Nov 18, 2010
MailOnline.com

In a climate of protests over airport-screening procedures, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Getting rid of Transportation Security Administration agent's altogether.
Federal law allows airports to opt for private-sector screeners. The push is being led by a powerful Florida congressman, who is a long-time critic
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Ditch TSA Altogether: Forida Congressman Asks Nation's 100 Busiest Airports to Employ Private Security as Pat-Down Backlash Grows (Part 2)
Nov 18, 2010
MailOnline.com (Part 2)

New York Councilman David G. Greenfield has proposed legislation this week to ban full body scanners from the whole city - including New York's two airports - JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport.
He spoke today on the steps of City Hall with privacy expert Marc Rotenberg, a professor
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Kay Bailey Hutchison says Public has 'Legitimate' Concern About 'Invasive' Pat-Downs; Ted Poe Says X-Ray Strip Searches are Unconstitutional
Nov 17, 2010
Houston Chronicle, Texas on the Potomac

Had enough of the Transportation Security Administration's virtual strip-search technology? Or the invasive "grope searches" of women's breasts and men's and women's crotches?
Well, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Humble Rep. Ted Poe have.
This morning, Hutchison joined the growing chorus of Americans concerned about
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TSA's New Security Measures Illegal?
Nov 17, 2010
HOUSTON (KTRK-TV)

TSA's new security measure, full body scans and more detailed pat downs have been called invasive and offensive, but could they be illegal.
We've heard lots of opinions about the new measures, and as more and more travelers are subject to them, prosecutors across the country may be
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Kingwood Tea Party Hosts Military Salute
Nov 4, 2010
By Jennifer Summer, The Kingwood Observer

Marine Cpl. Eddie Wright remembers April 7, 2004, as if it was yesterday.
While serving in the military in Iraq, the SUV Wright was traveling in came under heavy enemy fire and was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. The explosion injured Wright, causing him to
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Conservatives Offer Vision for Future
Nov 3, 2010
By Human Events

HUMAN EVENTS has compiled rapid-fire analyses from top conservatives around the nation on what tonight's election means and what the GOP should do moving forward. Here's what you need to know from Heritage Foundation's president Ed Feulner, Fox News contributor Monica Crowley, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Rep. Ted Poe,
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Conservatives Offer Vision for Future (Part 2)
Nov 3, 2010
By Human Events (Part 2)

Donald Lambro
The Republicans' strong comeback in Congress and among the nation's governorships was fueled by the oldest and deepest beliefs and principles that founded the American Republic 234 years ago: Limited government and individual freedom.
That was the driving force that coursed through the electorate in this
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Conservatives Offer Vision for Future (Part 3)
Nov 3, 2010
By Human Events (Part 3)

Dr. Edwin Feulner, President of The Heritage Foundation:
Tonight, the American people told the Washington elites where to get off. Enough!," they said, "Its time to pare back government. Whats needed now is swift, corrective action from Washington.
Heritage has developed a five-point checklist, a priority to-do list
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Terror Suspects Could Set Eyes on San Antonio's Landmarks
Oct 31, 2010
by Stacia Willson / KENS 5

San Antonio, Texas, is known for its popular tourist attractions, cultural heritage and of course, historical landmarks.
But experts say the very same attractions that define the Alamo City, also make it a potential target.
"The department of Homeland Security has put out a list of
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Local 2 Investigates Dangerous Paradise
Oct 25, 2010
By Robert Arnold, Click2Houston.com

Last month's murder of an American citizen on the sprawling Falcon Lake highlighted what some say is a weak spot in our national security.
Only six hours from Houston, Falcon Lake is simultaneously one of the most popular tourist spots in the state and one of the
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Texas Officals Discuss the State of Health Care
Oct 21, 2010
By SATARA WILLIAMS, The Champions Sun

President Obama signed the health care reform legislation into law on March 23, 2010 which was passed by the House with a vote of 219-212.
The bill, which will cost $940 billion in a span of ten years, will provide insurance to 32 million individuals,
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Missing American's Wife Pleads for Husband's Body
Oct 19, 2010
By the CNN Wire Staff

The wife of an American reportedly shot dead by gunmen in Mexico pleaded for help in finding her husband and said she hoped a search would resume Tuesday.
"I plea to the people who did this. To anybody who knows who did this," Tiffany Hartley said
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Clinton Rejects Claims State Department 'Silent' on Falcon Lake Murder Case
Part1
Oct 14, 2009
FoxNews.com
Part1

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday rejected claims that the State Department has not offered assistance to the widow of a man allegedly shot down by drug lords while on a jet ski trip on the U.S.-Mexico border.
"We are helping," Clinton said in an interview. "The United
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Clinton Rejects Claims State Department 'Silent' on Falcon Lake Murder Case
Part2
Oct 14, 2009
FoxNews.com
Part2

The nation's diplomatic headquarters has warned Americans not to go to trouble spots in Mexico where drug traffickers control the country. Tamaulipas, where the Hartleys were visiting on the day of David Hartley's murder, is one of those areas.
Zapata County Sheriff Sigi Gonzalez, who was first to hear
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Obama's Deadline is 'Great News' for the Taliban
Oct 14, 2009
By: Ronald Kessler, Newsmax

President Obama's deadline of July to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan is "great news" for the Taliban, Rep. Ted Poe, a member of the House Foreign Affairs terrorism subcommittee, tells Newsmax.
"The Taliban are glad to hear it, because they know they can wait until we start
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Tiffany Hartley Heartbroken over Cop's Beheading
Oct 13, 2009
David Hartley's Wife Says She Sympathizes with Family of Man Believed to Have Been Killed Because of Search for Her Husband

(CBS) There's still no sign of David Hartley, the man believed to be dead after a lake pirate attack two weeks ago while he and his wife were
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Investigator's Decapitation is 'Message to White House'
Part1
Oct 13, 2009
By Jerome R. Corsi, WorldNetDaily
Part1

The decapitation of the lead Mexican investigator in the alleged murder of a jet-skier on a border lake is a sharp retort to President Obama's administration, a Texas congressman said.
"The Mexican drug cartels just sent a message to the White House that the United
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Investigator's Decapitation is 'Message to White House'
Part2
Oct 13, 2009
By Jerome R. Corsi, WorldNetDaily
Part2

"A local witness saw Tiffany Hartley escaping on her jet-ski to the Texas side of the lake," Gonzalez said. "She came in at high speed and was being pursued by armed men in a Mexican fishing boat that that the witness clearly observed."
Gonzalez said
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Mexican Official Leading Probe of Texan's Death Reported Killed
Part1
Oct 12, 2010
By Jerry Seper, The Washington Times
Part1

Law enforcement authorities in the United States and Mexico on Tuesday confirmed the slaying of the high-ranking Mexican state police commander who was overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting by suspected pirates of an American tourist on a Texas border lake.
Prosecutors in the Mexican
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Mexican Official Leading Probe of Texan's Death Reported Killed
Part2
Oct 12, 2010
By Jerry Seper, The Washington Times
Part2

He said the National Guard Border Enforcement Act would ensure border states "have the needed resources to protect their citizens from the ongoing border-related violence."
The bill, endorsed by 20 other Republican members of the House, would authorize the secretary of defense to make 10,000 National
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New Blood Evidence Found in Lake Pirate Attack
Part 1
Oct 8, 2010
Sheriff Reports Blood on Tiffany Hartley's Life Vest Supports Her Account of Attack on Falcon Lake
PART1

(CBS) Zapata County's sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez has told CBS News he has blood evidence from the lifevest of Tiffany Hartley, the wife of David Hartley, that supports her account of a pirate attack
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New Blood Evidence Found in Lake Pirate Attack
Part 2
Oct 8, 2010
Sheriff Reports Blood on Tiffany Hartley's Life Vest Supports Her Account of Attack on Falcon Lake
PART2

"Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith said, "We need to stop and pause a second because even the Mexican authorities themselves are clearly not in control. It's the drug cartel that is in control because…the
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Congressman Poe Urges U.S. to do More in Hartley Case
Oct 8, 2010
By Alexis Levinson, The Daily Caller

Texas Republican Ted Poe on Friday strongly criticized the State Department's response to the disappearance of U.S. citizen David Hartley, who was allegedly murdered by Mexican pirates.
Hartley's case has been widely publicized in the national media and American officials are calling on Mexico to
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Congressmen Demand YouTube© CEO Ban Terrorist Propaganda Videos from Website
Oct 8, 2010
By Caroline May, The Daily Caller

YouTube has become a veritable clearinghouse for any and every video imaginable - from the gross, to the poignant, to the hilarious, it's all there. But despite its mainstream appeal, YouTube also has become an outlet for jihadi propaganda and violent proselytizing.
Hoping to stifle the
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Congressman Introduces Bill to Force Obama to Deploy at Least 10,000 National Guardsmen at Mexican Border
Oct 4, 2010
By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews.com

Rep. Ted Poe (R.-Texas), who served for 30 years as a Texas prosecutor and judge before being elected to Congress, introduced legislation last week designed to force President Barack Obama to deploy a minimum of 10,000 National Guard troops at the U.S. Mexico border for
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Texan Wants Guard Troops at States' Call
Oct 3, 2010
By Jerry Seper, The Washington Times

A Texas Republican who steadfastly has prodded the federal government to better secure the U.S.-Mexico border has introduced legislation requiring the Defense Department to make National Guard troops available to states on request.
Rep. Ted Poe, in response to what he called the federal governments
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Texas Members Call on Feds to Secure the Border
Sep 29, 2010
Poe Legislation Requires Defense Department to Authorize 10,000 National Guard Troops & Pay for Deployment

Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) was joined by 20 members of Congress to announce the National Guard Border Enforcement Act. This bill will authorize the Secretary of Defense to make 10,000 National Guard troops
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New GOP Border Security Bill Coming Today
Sep 29, 2010
By Elisabeth Meinecke, Townhall

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), a member of the conservative Republican Study Committee in the U.S. House, is planning to file a border security bill later today that could bring 10,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. border.
The bill is different from current legislation in
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Department of Justice Awards $610 Million in Grant Funding to Crime Victims
Sep 28, 2010

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) is pleased to announce that the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs has awarded more than $610 million in grants to support crime victims.
Awarded under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), this funding goes to provide state and local victim assistance and compensation programs.
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Congressman Poe Joins Congressional Tea Party Caucus
Sep 27, 2010

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announces he is a member of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus to promote Americans' call for fiscal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution and limited government.
Formed around the Tea Party's central idea-to call awareness to any issue challenging the security, sovereignty, or domestic tranquility of the
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Rep. Ted Poe Calls for a Vote on Tax Extensions
Sep 23, 2010
Members urge Speaker Pelosi to bring Expiring Tax Cuts to the Floor

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) joined other members of Congress calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow the House to consider legislation providing an up-or-down vote to extend the expiring tax cuts before Congress recesses for the October district
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Rep. Poe Named "Guardian of Small Business"
Sep 23, 2010
Poe Earns Recognition for his Pro-Growth Efforts in Congress

Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) was awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his strong small business voting record in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"When I was elected to Congress, I
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Congressman Poe Honors Fallen World War II D-Day Troops
Sep 15, 2010

Washington - Yesterday, Congressman Ted Poe announced his resolution, recognizing and honoring the United States troops who sacrificed their lives on D-Day at the Battle of Normandy during World War II, was passed by the United States House of Representatives by a voice vote.
Sixty-six years ago, 31,000 United States
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Poe Speaks at KARW Meeting
Sep 14, 2010
By Trilla Cook, The Tribune

Washigton - The Kingwood Area Republican Women hosted Congressman Ted Poe as guest speaker at the Sept. 8 meeting.
The Blue Star Moms, a group of mothers of service men and women who are or have served in the military, were honored at the meeting.
"We
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Craigslist to Appear Before House Hearing on Sex Trafficking
Sep 13, 2010
By Cecelia Kang, The Washington Post

An official from Craigslist will appear before federal lawmakers on Wednesday for a hearing on sex trafficking, following its surprising move one week ago to take down adult services ads on its classified Web site.
It will be the first time the firm addresses the
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Sheriff: Mexican Cartels Control Parts of Arizona
Part One
Sep 1, 2010
By: Jerry Seper and Matthew Cella,The Washington Times
Part One


The federal government has posted signs along a major interstate highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug
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Sheriff: Mexican Cartels Control Parts of Arizona
Part Two
Sep 1, 2010
By: Jerry Seper and Matthew Cella,The Washington Times
Part Two


Rising violence along the border has coincided with a crackdown in Mexico on warring drug gangs, who are seeking control of smuggling routes into the United States.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has waged a bloody campaign against powerful cartels, yesterday announcing the
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Sheriff: Mexican Cartels Control Parts of Arizona
Part Three
Sep 1, 2010
By: Jerry Seper and Matthew Cella,The Washington Times
Part Three


Ms. Napolitano said this week that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would begin flying a Predator B drone out of Corpus Christi, Texas, on Wednesday, extending the reach of the agency's unmanned surveillance aircraft across the length of the 1,956-mile
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Fed Agents Frustrated by Judges' Immigration Decision
Part One
Aug 31, 2010
By: Sara A. Carter, The Washington Examiner
Part One


In March, Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Sandoval - who had committed serious crimes in the United States since 1998 - stood before Florence, Ariz., Immigration Judge Bruce Taylor on a deportation hearing. That day the judge canceled his removal proceedings, allowing him to stay
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Fed Agents Frustrated by Judges' Immigration Decision
Part Two
Aug 31, 2010
By: Sara A. Carter, The Washington Examiner
Part Two


"The detainers don't work, because we either don't have enough federal agents, the administration doesn't make it a priority and there isn't any accountability when alien criminals are released back into society," Poe said.
ICE, Border Patrol and local law enforcement officers told
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World War II Vet Posthumously Receives Bronze Star
Aug 25, 2010
By: Kevin Koloian, The Observer

In a special ceremony on Aug. 17, Congressman Ted Poe presented the family of the late Thomas Truxton Reynolds with a long overdue honor recognizing his outstanding service in World War II.
In addition to receiving the Bronze Star, the veteran was posthumously awarded the following
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Census Survey Asks too Much, G.O.P. Says
Aug 19, 2010
By: Sam Roberts, The New York Times

The Republican Party isn't taking on the census itself, the count of the United States population made every 10 years, but the more comprehensive American Community Survey.
Conducted annually by the bureau, the survey replaced the long version of the census form. It
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The Border Security Bill That's a Start
Aug 13, 2010
by Elisabeth Meinecke, Human Events

The emergency border security bill that passed Congress Thursday has earned a nod from conservatives in the GOP.
The substance of the bill - which increases funding and manpower on the border by $600 million -- was non-controversial enough that it passed the House by a voice
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Congressman Poe Talks Border Security
Aug 2, 2010
By Anne McIlhany, The Tribune

It was less than two weeks ago that a major gun-battle broke out at the border of Texas and Mexico near Laredo - gangs forced citizens from their cars and then blocked the streets in Nuevo Laredo, and a bloodbath ensued.
Terrified residents in Laredo flooded
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Border Security is Discussed at Town Hall Meeting
July 31, 2010
By Santara Williams, Champions-The Sun

Congressman Ted Poe (Dist. 2) encouraged the public to openly discuss their issues of concern during a town hall meeting.
The event, which commenced with the pledge of allegiance to the United States and Texas Flag, occurred on July 31 at the Brookside Funeral Home in Champions.
"We
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Congressman Ted Poe Secures Military Humvees for Texas Boarder Sheriffs
July 27, 2010
Kingwood News

Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announced that he recently facilitated the process to secure six retired US Army Humvees for Texas Border Sheriffs. The Humvees were obtained through the Department of Defense (DOD) Reutilization and Marketing Service program that manages the DOD surplus property sales program.
"Our border sheriffs are out-manned,
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BP Finds Itself in Another Sticky Tar Pit
July 22, 2010
By Barbara Hollingsworth, The Washington Examiner

Congressional Republicans have sent a letter to Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, requesting "an immediate investigation" into BP's role in the release of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted in the 1998 Lockerbie bombing over
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HPD Gets Old Air Force 737 for Anti-Terrorism Training
July 19, 2010
By James Pinkerton, The Houston Chronicle

Diverted from a final flight to an Arizona airplane graveyard, a retired U.S. Air Force aircraft's new mission will be to help Houston police train on how to tackle terrorists, foil hijackers and search for on-board bombs.
The functioning 737 Boeing jet, worth $5.4 million,
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U.S. Rep. Ted Poe Receives Foodservice Distribution Industry's Thomas Jefferson Award
July 8, 2010
Kingwood Now

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is pleased to recognize U.S. Representative Ted Poe with a 2010 Thomas Jefferson Award, honoring the legislator's work to strengthen our nation's free enterprise system and support economic prosperity.
During each Congress, IFDA presents the Thomas Jefferson Award to Senators and Members of
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Cleveland marks 75th anniversary with three-day event
July 5, 2010
Cleveland Advocate, by VANESA BRASHIER

Rains dampened but did not stop the Cleveland 75th Anniversary Celebration from taking place July 2-4, 2010. Hurricane Alex threatened the Texas Gulf Coast and even though the area did not experience a direct hit, the storm system kicked up some powerful thunderstorms that dropped several
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God and Guns
June 29, 2010
BY Rep. Ted Poe - The Daily Caller
I was at a town hall meeting back in Texas recently and a local man came up to me afterwards to talk about his concerns over where our country was headed, something to do with a fiery inferno and a hand basket.
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Labor Dept. Offers Assistance to Illegal Immigrants Facing Wage Disparities
June 23, 2010
FOXNews.com

Republican lawmakers are expressing shock over a Labor Department ad campaign that offers government assistance to illegal immigrants who think they're getting shortchanged for their work -- and at least one of them is planning to write to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis for an explanation.
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he
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Reduced Overtime Stymies Boarder Patrol: Edict Said to Curtail Patrols
June 23, 2010
by Jerry Seper, Washington Times - Part 1

The U.S. Border Patrol has quietly reduced its current force of available agents along the U.S.-Mexico border by cutting the overtime hours they can work even as the Obama administration is asking Congress for hundreds of millions of dollars to hire 1,000 new
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Reduced Overtime Stymies Boarder Patrol: Edict Said to Curtail Patrols
June 23, 2010
by Jerry Seper, Washington Times - Part 2

"This is an arbitrary bureaucratic decision that will hurt security at the border," said Mr. Poe, who has steadfastly supported efforts at increasing both the funding and manpower for enhanced security efforts at the nation's borders.
"The agents know best, and they're not being
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Gulf Congressman Applauds Lifting of Deepwater Drilling Ban
June 22, 2010
By: Barbara Hollingsworth, Local Opinion Editor, The Washington Examiner

Last week, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Tex., and two dozen members of Congress from the Gulf states pleaded with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to lift the Obama administration's six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling.
Today a federal judge did it for him.
New Orleans District
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Parental Kidnappings on the Rise
June 21, 2010
by Randy Wallace, Investigative Reporter, MYFOX Houston

August 31, 2006 is a day forever etched into Marty Pate's memory.
Marty didn't know it then but that day would become the last time he would see his little girl standing on U.S. soil.
"I feel like I'm still stuck in August 31, 2006
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Lawmakers From Texas Join Call to Lift Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling
June 16, 2010
By MELANIE MASON / The Dallas Morning News

Texas lawmakers urged the Obama administration Tuesday to lift its six-month ban on deep water drilling.
Joined by representatives of two other Gulf Coast states, Louisiana and Mississippi, the legislators said the moratorium would badly hurt the economies in their states.
"It's
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United, Continental Grilled on Merger
June 16, 2010
Chicago Tribune

Top executives of United and Continental airlines sparred with U.S. lawmakers Wednesday over their merger plan, drawing a threat for closer industry regulation if the deal is approved.
United Chief Executive Glenn Tilton and his counterpart at Continental, Jeff Smisek, received a frosty reception at House Transportation and Judiciary
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Lawmakers Ask Obama to Repeal Drilling Moratorium
June 10, 2010
by Christina Ruffini, CBS News

A gulf coast delegation of about a dozen Republicans - along with one Democrat - today asked President Obama to repeal his six-month moratorium on off-shore drilling.
"I beg the president to reconsider," said Rep. Charles Meloncon (D-LA), whose district in southern Louisiana has been
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Congressman Ted Poe Speaks at 'Heroes Lunch'
June 7, 2010
by Brittney Martin, The Tribune

The Kingwood Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual "Heroes Lunch" on June 2 in conjunction with Memorial Day to honor all of the local men and women currently serving, or that have served, in the armed forces.
Congressman Ted Poe of District 2 was the
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1,200 National Guard Troops Heading to the U.S.-Mexico Border
May 25, 2010
By Dennis Romero, LA Weekly

The Obama administration on Tuesday pledged to put 1,200 National Guard troops at the U.S.-Mexico border in response to a request by an Arizona congresswoman who complained about an influx of illegal Mexican immigrants.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Tucson Democrat, held a press conference in
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Somali Terrorist Threat Raises Questions on Border Security
May 19, 2010
by Shern Min-Chow, KHOU News Houston

A recent Homeland Security Alert distributed to Houston Police and Harris County Sheriff's Deputies is asking local authorities to look out for Mohamed Ali, a man suspected of having ties with the Somali terrorist group Al- Shabaab.
Somalian refugee Omar Osman's first reaction to Al-Shabaab is:
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Poe Hosts Youth Conference
May 17, 2010
(Part 1) by Paul Graham, Cleveland Advocate

On Saturday, May 15, more than 100 people attended the 1st Annual Youth Conference hosted by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe at the Dayton Community Center.
Many Dayton High School students and their parents were in attendance, in addition to several from Atascocita and Kingwood
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Poe Host Youth Conference
May 17, 2010
(Part 2) by Paul Graham, Cleveland Advocate

He then described his early high school days and how he chose to do things he really enjoyed pursuing, like math and physics.
From there he made a decision to take a chance to work a summer at the NASA space station in Houston,
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Holder Admits to Not Reading Arizon'a Immigration Law Despite Criticizing It
May 14, 2010
FOXNews.com

Despite repeatedly voicing concerns about Arizona's new immigration enforcement law in recent weeks and threatening to challenge it, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet read the law -- which is only 10 pages long.
"I have not had a chance to -- I've glanced at it,"
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Holder Hasn't Read Arizona Law He Criticized
May 13, 2010

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona's new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn't yet read the law and is going by what he's read in newspapers or seen on television.
Mr. Holder is conducting a review of the law, at President Obama's request, to
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Hundreds Gather for National Day of Prayer
May 10, 2010
The Tribune, Kathy Parks

In a breakfast celebration held at the Humble Civic Center, hundreds of faith-filled Christians gathered to praise God through song and pray for fellow citizens in 14 different categories, including government, education and health care.
Controversy continues to surround the observance of the National Day of
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Congressman Poe Recognized for Work in Congress
May 10, 2010

Congressman Ted Poe was recently recognized for his work in Congress on behalf of victims and law enforcement, small business and for his continued support of conservative issues.
"I am honored to receive these awards, each represent issues that are important to me and to southeast Texans," said Poe. "These organizations
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We the People!
May 10, 2010
Poe Speaks to King Street Patriots

Congressman Poe recently spoke to over 300 King Street - Tea Party Patriots. Greeted with an uproar of applause, Congressman Poe pledged to continue his fight against government-run healthcare and to push for reform the American people want - not the Washington elites.
Congressman Poe discussed
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Congressman Poe Joins 10th Amendment Task Force
May 10, 2010
Group Answers America's Call to Change Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Ted Poe joined members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) today to officially launch the newly formed 10th Amendment Task Force during an event in Washington, D.C.
In an effort to answer America's call to fundamentally change Washington, the Task Force
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Congressman Presents Korean War Veteran with Overdue Service Medal
May 6, 2010
HCN Observer

HUMBLE - John Leming, 81, spent a good part of his life fighting for liberty and justice. As a 22-year U.S. Army veteran, Leming served his country from 1946 until 1968, defended his country's interests in two wars, and earned a wall full of medals. But until recently,
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Workers, Passengers Wary Over Airline Merger
May 2, 2010
Employees worried about jobs, and customers worried about service, by L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle

Passengers and customers alike of Continental Airlines were worried Sunday about merging with United Airlines, citing worries that customer service may deteriorate, jobs will disappear and Houston will lose the cachet of having a hometown airline.
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Congressman Poe: Secure the Border
April 28, 2010
Doug Delony, Senior Web Producer, My FOX Houston

HOUSTON - Representative Ted Poe of Houston is calling on President Obama to take immediate action on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Poe was joined by Congressmen Gabrielle Giffords, Ed Royce, and Dan Burton on the steps of the nation's capitol on Wednesday morning.
At the press
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Bipartisan House Members Demand Armed National Guard at the Border
April 28, 2010
by Connie Hair, HUMAN EVENTS

A bipartisan group of House members announced today they want the president to send armed National Guard troops to the border with rules of engagement that would allow them to defend themselves. Led by Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), the group supports
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House Lawmakers Call for National Guard at Border
April 28, 2010
CNN

A largely Republican group of House lawmakers said Wednesday they have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for the National Guard to be deployed along the border between the United States and Mexico.
The request comes in the midst of a heated debate on Capitol Hill over a comprehensive
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Lawmakers Push Border Security as Reid Steps Back from Immigration Debate
April 28, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to re-prioritize climate change may put immigration reform "back to square one" but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say that's just where Congress needs to be -- securing the border before dealing with millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States.
Senate
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Lawmakers Push For Guard at Border
April 28, 2010
By Kasie Hunt, POLITICO

Democratic and Republican lawmakers from border states are asking President Barack Obama to send National Guard troops to the southern border-and to allow them to shoot back.
"We urge you to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, as has been requested by a number
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House Members to Obama: Send National Guard to Secure Border
April 28, 2010

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday called on President Barack Obama to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to help stem outbreaks of violence there and secure the vast swath of land between the two countries.
In their letter to the White House, the lawmakers said the
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Let's Celebrate National Day of Prayer
April 26, 2010

A progressive, secularist judge has declared that the establishing of a National Day of Prayer violates the constitutional ban on government-backed religion. Last week, U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb, who was appointed by former Democratic President Jimmy Carter, issued the decision in a case challenging the law that requires
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Beaumont Port Expands to OC
April 22, 2010
TheRecordLive.com

The Port of Beaumont Navigation District is currently developing the approximately 455 acres of property it owns on the north bank of the Neches River in Orange County, said John Roby, director of customer service for the port.
"Initial development of the property began in 1999 with the award of a
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Violent Crime Affects the Entire Community
April 21, 2010
Lisa, Brucato, The Buffalo News

Every year, our nation recognizes victims of crime during Crime Victims' Rights Week. April 18 to 24 is dedicated to all of those who have suffered and lost and feel the silence of a loved one who is never coming home. It affects us all.
Look
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House Members Press White House to Confront Egypt on Forced Marriages
April 21, 2010
By Joseph Abrams - FOXNews.com

Seventeen members of Congress are pressing the State Department to act on the "grim reality" faced by Coptic Christian women in Egypt, who frequently are coerced into violent forced marriages that leave them victim to rape and captive slavery.
The bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote on
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Mexican Drug Czars Encroach on Colombian Cocaine Cartels
April 20, 2010
By Sarah A. Carter, National Security Correspondent, The Washington Examiner

Mexican drug czars are muscling into Colombia, encroaching on the multibillion-dollar cocaine industry traditionally controlled by cartels from cities like Medellin and Cali, according to several U.S. intelligence officials.
Mexican drug organizations are "dipping further ... into Colombia's cocaine market," said
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Stopping Violence Against Women
April 17, 2010
By ANNE CHANDLER and RITU SHARMA, Houston Chronicle

Khalida married her husband Asad in Pakistan through an arrangement made by their families. (Their names are changed here to protect Khalida.) She finished medical school and began her residency a month after she was married. Her husband was immediately abusive and
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Feds Say Border Patrol Vehicles Being 'Cloned' by Mexican Smugglers
April 12, 2009
By Sara A. Carter, National Security Correspondent, Washington Examiner

Federal agents along the Texas border were warned by the Department of Homeland Security that Mexican drug cartels are using "cloned" Border Patrol vehicles to smuggle drugs into the United States, according to documents obtain by the Washington Examiner.
The DHS report
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Violence on the Border Endangers Americans
April 8, 2009
Examiner Editorial

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, hears a lot of disturbing reports from Texas law enforcement officials working along the U.S. border with Mexico. Poe returned from his most recent trip to the Lone Star State claiming to have seen photographs taken by local sheriffs of Mexican military helicopters in action
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Barbara Hollingsworth: America is Losing the War on its 'Third Front'
April 6, 2009
By Barbara Hollingsworth, Local Opinion Editor

Fighting a two-front war is ill-advised, as Napoleon Bonaparte, Kaiser Wilhelm and Adolph Hitler all found out the hard way. But the U.S. is now facing an unprecedented triple threat. But with combat troops already stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama has largely
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Houston Leaders Appeal President Obama to Save Space Program
March 18, 2010
KRISTINE GALVAN, FOX News Reporter

WASHINGTON - Houston Mayor Annise Parker has issued what she called "an appeal, not an attack," on the President of the United States.
In Washington D.C. for talks about the Obama administration's decision to cancel funding for NASA's constellation program, Mayor Parker also extended a personal invitation.
"I
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No Clear-Cut Road Map on Mexican Truck Issue
March 16, 2010
By STEWART M. POWELL Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's bid to end a costly and politically sensitive border trucking dispute with Mexico has divided the Houston-area congressional delegation, with most local lawmakers either opposed to - or skeptical of - a deal to expand Mexican truck
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Democrats Consider New Moves for Health Bill (Part 1)
March 16, 2010
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR, The New York Times

WASHINGTON - As lawmakers clashed fiercely over major health care legislation on the House floor, Democrats struggled Tuesday to defend procedural shortcuts they might use to win approval for their proposals in the next few days.
House Democrats are so
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Democrats Consider New Moves for Health Bill (Part 2)
March 16, 2010
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR, The New York Times

Continued...
Republicans on Tuesday accused Democrats of resorting to legislative sleight of hand by planning to approve the Senate-passed health care bill tucked into the rule that sets the parameters of debate rather than holding a stand-alone vote on the Senate
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Rep. Poe Says SEAL Three Should Be Sent to Capture Another Terrorist
March 13, 2010
Rep. Ted Poe told HUMAN EVENTS he thinks the three Navy SEALs who captured terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed should be sent back out to capture another terrorist. The SEALs face court martial after Abed accused them of punching him.
Poe isn't necessarily buying Abed's story, especially since Abed didn't launch the
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House Rejects Bid to End Afghan War
March 10, 2010
By James Rosen, FOXNews.com

The House voted down a challenge to President Obama's conduct of the war in Afghanistan Wednesday, rejecting a measure that would have compelled U.S. armed forces to leave the country within 30 days.
Introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, the measure failed by a vote of 356-65. Five
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Poe Addresses Houston NW Chamber
March 5, 2010
By Jennifer Cogan, The Sun Champions

Ted Poe (R-TX) referred to Winston Churchill as he addressed the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce about health care reform Friday.
"Winston Churchill said that the length of a document prevents it from ever being read, and right now, the health care bill the senate
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Kingwood Family Celebrates New Addition
Feb 24, 2010
Kingwood Observer, by Jennifer Summer

Ernest Parker looked at his son, Ronel, and simply said, "I'm not leaving here without you; I am bringing you home."
A little more than two weeks ago, family, friends and supporters filled Bush Intercontinental Airport to welcome the two home from Haiti and celebrate Ronel's arrival
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Following the Money Trail After Ike
Feb 24, 2010
by Wayne Dolcefino, ABC 13 News

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- There's more criticism for FEMA. They paid the bills, but did they watch your money closely enough? A 13 Undercover investigation sparked the feds to take a closer look. Wayne Dolcefino is on the hurricane trail. "Submit it in writing, I'll answer
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