US home construction rose 1.5 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell. Source: Business – The Eagle

Trump says will name EPA's acting chief to post permanently

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump’s…

Report: Toxic herbicide found in many Texans' drinking water

In 2015, atrazine was found in water systems serving nearly 30 million Americans in 27 states, according to a new report by the Washington D.C.-based Environmental Working Group. Getty Images/iStockphoto/sonsam…

Powell sees potential threats from global slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is performing well but he’s eyeing potential risks ahead. Source: Business – The Eagle

Cattle tick, handling demonstrations featured at 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRENHAM – Ranchers working cattle this fall and winter, or surveying pastures and wildlife, need to be mindful of ticks harboring on livestock and forage…

Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands

A flare burns on May 24, 2018 atop a drill pad on land near Carlsbad, N.M., that Wayne Smith leased for ranching before his death in October. The development covered…

We thank our Veterans and their Families for their Selflessness & Love of Country By Gary Bauer Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sunday was Veterans Day.  Over the weekend, communities…

Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after Republicans expanded their Senate majority, the Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a policy change that allows some employers with religious or moral objections to…

Washington voters will likely shoot down a ballot initiative that would tax carbon emissions, but carbon pricing is still likely to reach the US. Source: Science News

Major environmental ballot measures passed in Florida and Nevada, but not in Washington and Arizona. Source: Science News

We’re living with too many bad decisions that the folks who’re involved have forced upon us By Dennis E. Nixon Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — If you ask any of…

“I didn’t vote for him for his character. I voted for him for his positions.”Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “President Trump wants to protect this country. And he wants…

“Where are the Dems on this?” demands President Trump Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Kentucky woman has admitted she made up her tale of rape against now-Supreme Court…

‘I look forward to working with my Congressional colleagues in a bipartisan and bicameral fashion to pass legislation that ensures maximum pressure on Iran’  Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S.…

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s October 2018 jobs report: “This strong report marks…

Speaker Ryan Press Office | https://spkrryan.us/2OhZVF6 Wall Street Journal columnist James Freeman wrote this week, “But as Republicans prepare to make their closing arguments to U.S. voters, GOP candidates can justly say that their…

Justice lawyers fail to halt Trump financial records release

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge denied the Justice Department’s efforts to halt legal proceedings in a case accusing President Donald Trump of violating the U.S. Constitution — opening the…

Even former Obama & Biden Advisors say growth is “pretty much everything you could want” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The latest jobs numbers may look good, but we…

“They’re trying to dispirit you, and they’re trying to invigorate the Left.” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The American people are onto this. We see it, we hear it,…

US charges Malaysian financier in multibillion-dollar scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Thursday against a fugitive Malaysian financier and two former Goldman Sachs bankers accused in a money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered…