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Rep. McCaul tops Roll Call's wealthy list

Rep. McCaul tops Roll Call's wealthy list

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The five richest members of Congress in 2012 are the same as last year, with Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, at the top, Roll Call said.

McCaul, Kerry wealthiest lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Republicans, paced by Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, dominated The Hill's annual list of the 50 wealthiest lawmakers, the Washington publication said.

Al-Qaida in Iraq threatens U.S. attacks

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The militant group al-Qaida in Iraq is threatening to launch an attack on the United States, security officials said.
Six quit Maxine Waters ethics probe

Six quit Maxine Waters ethics probe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Six members of the U.S. House panel investigating the ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., quit Friday to avoid "an appearance of unfairness."
Obama plans to cut Guard border force

Obama plans to cut Guard border force

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- President Obama plans to lower the number of U.S. National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border, shifting to air surveillance, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Mexican helicopters flying over Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Mexican military helicopters have been flying over Texas, a staging ground for missions into Mexico to fight drug traffickers, a Mexican official said.

McCaul tops richest in Congress list

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, leads Roll Call's annual survey of the richest members of Congress, with at least $294 million, bumping Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

Lawmakers debate drug war intervention

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers debated Thursday whether military involvement is necessary in fighting the Mexican drug war against cartels and for expanding border security.
Feds see no link between terror suspects

Feds see no link between terror suspects

DALLAS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Key members of Congress have learned there is no connection among the terror plots disrupted in Texas, New York and Illinois recently, a lawmaker says.

Teens to be freed from Pakistan madrassa

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 8 (UPI) -- A Texas congressman says Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has promised to obtain the release of two U.S. teenagers being held in a madrassa.

Suspected DUI killer: 'Life's too short'

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A Peruvian woman's MySpace page includes her baby's sonogram but fails to mention she is a fugitive who allegedly was at the wheel in a fatal Texas crash.

Massive post-hurricane FEMA fraud found

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional study has found as much as $1.4 billion in disaster aid after two Gulf hurricanes last year was given to fraudulent recipients.

Panel asks information on border incident

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The House Committee on Homeland Security has asked for more information on apparent Mexican military incursions across the border into Texas.

McCaul wins Texas congressional runoff

HOUSTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Austin attorney Michael McCaul defeated Houston mortgage banker Ben Streusand for the Republican nomination in a Texas congressional race.
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