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John Baucum

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Family Court Systems in Harris County

You may have had the experience of being in Family Court or know someone who has. In Harris County, Texas we have nine specialized courts that are dedicated to family cases, or “anti-family” cases if you consider that the large volume of their docket is devoted to divorce cases. We have also added a new specialized court in 2009 dedicated to Civil Family Violence Protective Orders.   Read more »

at Dec 15, 2009 1:02 PM

Bringing GITMO Terrorist Detainees To U.S. Is Unjustifiable & Unacceptable

Today, I issued the following statement regarding reports the Administration has decided to bring terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay into the continental United States:   Read more »

at Dec 15, 2009 11:35 AM
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Challenging the Scientific Integrity of Climate Data

The emails from the Climatic Research Unit at Britain’s University of East Anglia call into question the integrity of scientific data on climate change. As a result, other House Members and I sent a letter to five Inspectors General urging them to investigate the matter.

Dear Inspector Generals,   Read more »

at Dec 15, 2009 10:09 AM

Forced Abortions in China - Just another GREEN initiative!

GREEN is the new RED! Need to justify forced abortions? Think of all the CO2 gas being eliminated. Seriously, China is proud!   Read more »

at Dec 14, 2009 4:38 PM

Statement On BAE Systems

Today, I issued the following statement regarding reports that the Government Accountability Office has decided to overturn the Army’s decision to shift the Army FMTV contract award from BAE Systems in Sealy to Oshkosh Corp. in Wisconsin:   Read more »

at Dec 14, 2009 1:40 PM

Increase in Temporary Work May Indicate Signs of Recovery

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), temporary and contract work has increased significantly. That is offsetting to some extent continued job losses in a number of sectors.   Read more »

at Dec 14, 2009 10:14 AM

The Dollar Bubble

Everyone needs to watch this. I would add one thing. I agree that fiscal and monetary calamity for America is coming, and I can’t imagine how it can be escaped. Don’t kid yourself that a Republican restoration can stop it. The imbalance and the numbers are too colossal. Republicans won’t stop it. If they have power, they will be crushed by it.   Read more »

at Dec 13, 2009 12:08 PM

Houston Mayor Run-off Results: Annise Parker Wins

The results from the run-off election for Houston Mayor are in:

99% precincts reporting:

Gene Locke: 70,631 votes- 46%

Annise Parker: 81,652 votes- 54%

Houston is now the largest city to have an openly gay mayor.   Read more »

at Dec 12, 2009 10:14 PM
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Charles Krauthammer's Take

Charles Krauthammer is a renowned columnist for the Washington Post and frequent television commentator. His analyses of the various Obama Administration efforts have been spot on. Indeed, National Review Online has taken to publishing his "take" as a regular feature of their Corner blog. That is a good thing. His "take" deserves wide dissemination:   Read more »

at Dec 12, 2009 5:13 PM
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Dobbs: I'm Latinos' greatest friend

Politico reports that Lou Dobbs is brooding over a run for President in 2012. Finally realizing that his past harsh anti-immigration rhetoric could threaten his political aspirations, Dobbs has softened his rhetoric, telling viewers during an interview with the Spanish-speaking network Telemundo that "I am one of your greatest friends."   Read more »

at Dec 11, 2009 5:12 PM


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