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Democrats Say They've Changed The Gun Debate, If Not Any Actual Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They didn't change U.S. firearm policy or even get a vote on gun legislation, but congressional Democrats are claiming victory after sta...

For El Paso-Juárez, Trump's vision of Mexico based on misconception

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Kevin A. Lees

EL PASO, Texas and CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico - When Pope Francis visits Ciudad Juárez on Wednesday, city officials hope that the international attention...

U.S. General Says Afghans Ask For Airstrikes Every Day, But 'We Just Don't Go Fire Someplace'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The general who oversees the American operation in Afghanistan said at a congressional hearing on Thursday that the U.S. does not automa...

All Along the Border

James Moore | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
James Moore

Unfortunately for the border, problems persist, in part, because politicians in Washington and Austin appear more worried about walls and guns and security instead of medicine and care giving.

Congressman Conducts His Own Survey To See How Veterans Feel About VA Health Care

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) wanted to see for himself how veterans in his district are faring with health care they receive through the...

Texas Congressman Has It All At A Local Press Event

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender and Ryan Grim | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) changed his cover photo on Facebook Monday to an adorable shot of him speaking at an event while a toddler clings ...

Beto O'Rourke Wins Re-Election In 2014 Texas Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke defeated Republican Corey Roen on Tuesday. O'Rourke has represented Texas' 16th District since 2013. CORRECTION: T...

Ryan Grim

Here's The Simple Reason Congress Hasn't Fixed The VA | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, a significant chunk of the congressional agenda was taken up by banks and merchants battling over swipe fees -- namely, how muc...

Kasey Varner

New Report On VA Health Care Tries Novel Approach: Ask Veterans | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A congressional report being released Wednesday takes a novel approach to measuring wait times and health care quality within the Depart...

Eugene Mulero

Rep. Beto O'Rourke Says He Will 'Be Getting More Involved' In Legalizing Marijuana | Eugene Mulero | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Beto O'Rourke ran for Congress as a pro-pot legalization candidate, but even though he has focused on other hometown issues like im...

Paul Blumenthal

The New Campaign Finance Reformers Look To Jump-Start A Movement | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, Md. -- The 2014 election is over a year away, but even so Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) found himself standing in late July in the recessed liv...

Not Latino Enough For The Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Texas Tribune | Julián Aguilar | Posted 07.24.2013 | Latino Voices

EL PASO — When El Paso voters elected Robert “Beto” O’Rourke to Congress last year, his supporters said they chose a fresh and progressive voi...

Immigration Reform: Building Fences With Shadows or Bridges of Hope and Dreams?

Bruce Lesley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

The Southwest is a place of great opportunity, enchantment, and grandeur, and yet, also a place of poverty and inequality in the United States. Through its children, it is also a place that will play an expanding and critically important role in either the successes or failures of our nation.

Congressmen Help Launch Drug War Exit Strategy Guide

Bill Piper | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime
Bill Piper

On Thursday, the Drug Policy Alliance will release An Exit Strategy for the Failed War on Drugs. This comprehensive report contains 75 broad and incremental recommendations for legislative reforms.

Lucia Graves

Support For Pot Legalization Boosts House Candidates' Campaigns | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional candidates nationwide are emphasizing their support for marijuana legalization this campaign season, and if recent House p...

Ryan Grim

Texas Voters Just Say 'No' To Anti-Pot Congressman | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early 2009, El Paso Rep. Sylvestre Reyes (D) warned city council members that, if they approved a resolution calling for a debate on ...

Matt Sledge

Pot Supporter Wins Texas Congress Race | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A Texas congressional candidate who favors marijuana legalization beat eight-term incumbent El Paso Rep. Silvestre Reyes Tuesday in the Democratic pri...

Longtime Democratic Congressman At Risk In Texas Primary

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) may soon join Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and Reps. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) and Tim Holden (D-Pa.) on an expanding list o...

Matt Sledge

Texas Primary Race Heats Up With Mudslinging From Both Sides | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

With a new TV ad, an independent anti-incumbent super PAC is lobbing allegations of corruption into the congressional primary race heating up in El Pa...

Matt Sledge

Two Democrats Square Off Over Drug War In Fierce Texas Primary | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

As Rep. Silvestre Reyes finishes up his eighth term representing El Paso, he is facing an unusual challenge: an experienced, credible primary opponent...

Matt Sledge

Eric Cantor's Donation To Anti-Incumbent Super PAC Stirs Texas Democratic Feud | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Eric Cantor probably didn't see this coming. The House GOP majority leader's attempt to intervene in a Republican primary in Illinois has become ...

Drug War is Not Just a Metaphor; So How Do We Stop the Shooting?

Sito Negron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sito Negron

As seen in El Paso, from its inception, the Drug War has been about fear and a rushed response to a missed diagnosis.