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Ralph Hall In Fair Condition After Accident

AP | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

PLANO, Texas (AP) — The oldest-ever member of the U.S. House remains hospitalized after being injured in a weekend car accident in North Texas. A s...

Texas Congressman Airlifted To Hospital After Car Crash

Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Representative Ralph Hall (R-Texas) was airlifted to the Medical Center of Plano following a car accident, but is expected to make a "full recovery," ...

Oldest-Ever Member Of The House Ousted In Texas GOP Primary

AP | WILL WEISSERT and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — Congressman Ralph Hall, at 91 the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House, was ousted Tuesday in the Texas Republican runoff by ...

Oldest-Ever Congressman Facing Tough Test

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A 91-year-old Texas congressman who first won his seat when Jimmy Carter was president faced the toughest test of his political ...

Environmental Justice and the "Science" of Denial

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I ask, though, how "free" are we now as mining, oil and lumber companies lobby to exploit the land, and as legislators grant corporations enormous tax breaks and subsidies?

Oldest-Ever Congressman Faces Biggest Challenge

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — When he was a boy and working in a pharmacy in this town east of Dallas, Ralph Hall once sold cigarettes and Coca-Cola to Bon...

Jason Linkins

Rep. Ralph Hall Has Amusing Cocktail Party Mix-Up | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

It isn't every day that something actually interesting happens at a Beltway soiree, but last week, there was something of a near-miss "La Cage aux Fol...

Science and Religion: Never the Twain Shall Meet

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Unlike scientific claims, beliefs cannot be arbitrated to determine which is valid because there is no objective basis on which to compare one set of beliefs to another. Those two world views are not closer than we think; they are as far apart as could possibly be imagined.

GOP Rep Becomes Oldest Person Ever To Serve In House

Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

The ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS -- When Ralph Hall was elected to the U.S. House in 1980 at the age of 57, he had already served in the Navy in World W...

Todd Akin and the House Science Committee Don't Believe in Science

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The Mars Curiosity Rover has more than 1 million followers on Twitter. Todd Akin has a little over 5,000. Guess which one has more influence on our nation's science and space policy?

Jason Linkins

Todd Akin's Pals Got Some Junk Science For You: HuffPost List | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

It goes without saying that when Americans consider the history of this young nation, one area in which we take special pride is the way we've bee...

Agency Wants 'Magic Tricks' To Disappear

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal agency needs illusionist David Copperfield to help escape from criticism over now-canceled plans to hire a speaker to tra...

Retiring Dem Chair Hands Gavel To GOP

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon prides himself on running a bipartisan committee. But the Tennessee Democrat, who is retiring this y...