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Silvestre Reyes

Despite Some Victories, Tea Party Efforts Remain Largely Fruitless

Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Anti-incumbent fever is scarcely in evidence in the 2012 congressional primaries, despite costly effo...

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...

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 ...

Amanda Terkel

The War No One Wants | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The war in Afghanistan is increasingly becoming the war no one wants. Opposition to the conflict is now mainstream, with the vast ma...

Gang of Eight Members Want a Bigger Gang

Michelle Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Richardson

President Obama is threatening to veto a bill that would check the president's authority to single-only inform a small coterie of Congressmen about important intelligence activities.

House Intel Chair Wants To Re-Criminalize Torture

Spencer Ackerman | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas), the chairman of the House intelligence committee, introduced an amendment to the 2010 intelligence authorization bill ...

Ryan Grim

Schakowsky: CIA Investigation Will Go Deeper Than Cheney's Program | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, told the Huffington Post that the 9/11 secret counterte...

Ryan Grim

Dem Rep: CIA Officials Could Be Charged For Lying To Congress | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), chair of a key intelligence subcommittee, called for an investigation Friday to determine if the CIA lied to the Congres...

GOP Rep. Says He Would Support An Investigation Of Secret CIA Program

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm a bit surprised this isn't getting more attention: Last night, A Republican member of Congress -- Rep Mac Thornberry -- said he would support an i...

Intel Chair Reyes: CIA "Affirmatively Lied" To Us

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Intelligence Chairman Silvestre Reyes has suggested Republicans would be well advised to avoid politicizing the intelligence authorizaton bill l...

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.

CIA Director To Testify About Destroyed Videotapes

Associated Press | Pamela Hess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden faces two days of testimony behind closed doors at the Senate and House intelligence committees to answer questions a...