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Michael Burgess

Jon Stewart Knows Who'd Win In A War Between Texas And Florida

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.05.2015 | Comedy

Florida and Texas are at war ... or at least, engaged in a war of words on the floor of the House of Representatives, where Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Bill To Weaken Obamacare | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In yet another attempt to roll back President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, House Republicans passed a bill Thursday that they sai...

Michael Burgess Re-Elected To Congress In 2014 Texas Midterms

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Burgess (R) was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday. Burgess represents Texas' 26th District. Below, live updates on midterm news fro...

GOP Congressman Suggests Obama Should 'Send A Boat' To Pick Up Immigrant Children

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) suggested Thursday that if President Barack Obama is concerned about the well-being of thousands of unaccompanied child...

Dim and Dimmer: House Nixes Funding for Light Bulb Efficiency Enforcement (Again)

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Burgess's amendment is more theater than anything else, given that U.S. lighting manufacturers are complying with the standards, enforcement funding or not.

Jason Linkins

Welp, Science Has Weighed In On That Whole Fetal Masturbation Thing That Happened | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

This week, as part of the global effort to turn this decade in American life into the one where it was impossible to say, "Now I've heard everything,"...

GOP Congressman: I Oppose Abortion Because Male Fetuses Masturbate

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) said Monday that abortion should be banned as early as 15 weeks after conception because he has witnessed male fetuses ...

The Dim World of Light Bulb Politics

David Jenkins | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
David Jenkins

When widespread concern about energy waste caused states to start passing light bulb efficiency standards, the manufacturers sought a uniform national standard and got it.

Why Is Rick Perry Dodging Questions About Health Care in Texas? You Would Too

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Two reports were published this week, both of which show that, by many measures, health care has gone from bad to worse since Perry became governor 11 years ago this month.

GOP Rep Asked To Clarify Impeach Obama Remarks

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Aman Batheja | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

The national profile of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess rose this week after his comment at a Tea Party meeting regarding possible efforts to impeach Presid...

Tea Party Wants To Impeach Obama, GOP Congressman Agrees

Star-Telegram | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

Hours after the Dow Jones industrial average closed down more than 600 points Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, heard from local conser...

The Party of Crazy

Carl Pope | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

What seems consistent about the Right's distortions of reality is that they are framed to lead the public to take risks that otherwise it would reject -- whether the risk is a global economic meltdown or a climactic one.

Healthcare's Public Option: Dean vs. Burgess (VID)

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

I have a sinking feeling that by the time the Senate has its turn, the public option will resemble a poor combination of Medicare and Medicaid.

GOP Stumbling In Health Care Fight: No Plan Yet

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans look across the health reform battlefield and see the Democrats organized, energized and flush with cash -- with several groups lined up t...

House GOP Melts For Obama Despite Differences

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama won praise from some of the House's most conservative lawmakers as "engaging" and "respectful" during his meeting with congressional R...

GOP Rep. Proposes Paris Hilton's Energy Plan

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, a leader in the GOP House revolt on domestic drilling, really likes what heiress Paris Hilton has to say about . ....