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Jason Linkins

The Nightmare That Led To The Texas Plant Explosion | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Yesterday, President Barack Obama attended both the opening of President George W. Bush's presidential library and the memorial service for those who ...

'Green News Report' - April 25, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Obama Orders Flags At Half Staff For Texas

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation Wednesday ordering all flags in Texas to be flown at half-staff in honor of those who died i...

Chris Kirkham

Texas Plant's Hazards Eluded Regulators For Nearly 30 Years | Chris Kirkham | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

WEST, Texas -- Long before it captured national headlines as the scene of a lethal industrial explosion, the fertilizer plant on the edge of this cent...

After Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion, School Resumes In Tiny Town

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 06.22.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas — Teachers waited outside Monday morning like it was the first day of school in this tiny Texas town, hoping that a welcoming handsh...

Obama To Attend Memorial For Texas Explosion Victims

AP | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service for victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in the town of ...

Residents Pray For Comfort In Texas Town Rocked By Plant Explosion

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 06.21.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas — The First Baptist Church in the tiny Texas town where a fertilizer plant exploded is still off-limits, so the Rev. John Crowder pu...

Dave Jamieson

This Week's Forgotten Tragedy | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The staggering death toll continues to rise -- not in Boston, but in the small town of West, Texas. Buried by the extraordinary devel...

A 'Teachable' Moment: Rush Aid to West (TX), But Make Cruz Beg, Include ObamaCare Funding

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Senator Cruz must lead the fight for aid on the Senate floor. He must explain why federal government aid for West is good and necessary. He must also explain why federal money is justifiable only in an acute disaster, and not in a chronic disaster such as joblessness.

Texas Lawmakers Who Voted Against Sandy Aid Ask For Help After Explosion

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

A pair of Republican lawmakers who voted against federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are now looking for federal aid in the wake of the de...

The Public Needs Ethical Journalism More Than Ever

John Harden | Posted 06.19.2013 | Media
John Harden

When something breaks and we make mistakes (little or big), we're no better than the people who distribute fake images on Twitter and spread rumors on Facebook. We're better than this.

Did This Investigative Story Forecast The Texas Explosion?

Center for Public Integrity | Jim Morris and Chris Hamby | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

CPI Editor’s note, April 18: An explosion Wednesday at a fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas, killed between five and 15 people, authorities say, ...

Obama Offers Support, Prayers After Texas Explosion

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama offered his prayers for the victims of an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of Wes...

Texas School Evacuated As Precaution After February Planned Burn At Plant

AP | Posted 04.18.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas -- A school near the Texas fertilizer plant that was leveled by an explosion says it wasn't warned about a controlled fire at the plant in...

Texas Fertilizer Plant Cited For 2006 Permit Violation

AP | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

WEST, Texas -- The Texas fertilizer plant where an explosion injured more than 100 people and killed an unknown number of others was cited for failing...

The Ogallala Aquifer: Water Scarcity on the Texas High Plains (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

2012-02-15-Screenshot20120214at8.30.27PM.png On the southern high plains of Texas, on a time-scale less than an average human lifetime, growing concerns over water scarcity are playing out.

Craig James: Worst Helicopter Dad in Texas

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.26.2012 | Sports
Jason Stanford

James' vanity candidacy is a reminder that not all publicity is good publicity. James isn't the pretty girl in the bar. He's the guy who walks into a bar where all the women are friends with his ex.

Jason Cherkis

Would The Old Rick Perry Be Calling For Governor Perry To Resign? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At some point this weekend, whether on a stage in South Carolina or Iowa, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected step up to a microphone, put...

WATCH: Marfa, TX: 'No Place Like Here'

Posted 07.03.2011 | Arts

"Every Wednesday night in Marfa, we have craft night," says Rachel Neel, its co-founder, "and it's like our church." The 2,000 citizens of the remote ...

Rozita Swinton, of Colorado Springs, Won't Face Charges In Texas Polygamy Case

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Texas authorities say they're still investigating a Colorado woman in connection with bogus phone calls that may have ...

Hell No! We Won't Send Our Tax Dollars to China

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leo W. Gerard

China doesn't consider America first or the remainder of the world first. And that's what the USA must do. We need an industrial policy that makes no apologies for putting America and American workers first.

Two Years of Inspiration

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

I have never seen a more exciting demonstration of democracy in action than what I have witnessed in the past two years, since I first read both of Obama's books and signed on as a volunteer.