Sheila Jackson Lee says Constitution 400 years old

Sheila Jackson Lee says Constitution 400 years old

March 13 (UPI) -- As far as flubs go, Sheila Jackson Lee's "oops" moment on the House floor isn't the worst.
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U.S. investigates mysterious death in Texas

JASPER, Texas, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the death of a Texas man whose family is challenging an official finding the cause of death was drug intoxication.
House seeks ways to assess border security

House seeks ways to assess border security

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Washington lawmakers are expressing bipartisan frustration over the failure of Homeland Security officials to develop standards of assessing border security.
Racist fax sent to Obama and black lawmaker

Racist fax sent to Obama and black lawmaker

HOUSTON, July 20 (UPI) -- The Secret Service and the FBI say they are investigating a racist lynching cartoon faxed to the White House and the office of a black congresswoman.
Pelosi shoots down Jackson resolution

Pelosi shoots down Jackson resolution

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will not open up the floor for a vote on a proposed resolution honoring the late recording artist Michael Jackson.

TSA struggling to meet screening mandate

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional leaders are hoping to avoid having to push back a deadline that requires all cargo on passenger planes be screened for illicit items.

Lawmakers tout virtual border fence

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- More sections of the U.S-Mexico border eventually could be secured by the same kind of high-tech virtual fence that's been deployed in Arizona, officials said.

Democratic congressmen travel to Iraq

BAGHDAD, March 20 (UPI) -- Three Democratic members of the U.S. Congress traveled to Iraq for talks with U.S. and Iraqi government leaders, U.S. military officials said Thursday.

U.S. leaders observe Pakistan poll

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who observed the Pakistani election Monday, praised the hard work of those involved in conducting the poll.

House panel discusses Jena 6

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Voices and emotions rose Tuesday during a U.S. House hearing on the Jena 6 and federal intervention in hate crimes and race-related violence.

Leaders protest slow New Orleans recovery

NEW ORLEANS, April 4 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson said he and other black leaders are planning to march in New Orleans to protest the slow pace of rebuilding in the city.

Musharraf repeats pledge to fight terror

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- President Pervez Musharraf has renewed his pledge to crack down on all forms of extremism and terror.