Topic: East Texas
Texas man executed: Mario Swain was executed for killing Lola Dixon in 2002 in her East Texas home. This is the 13th man executed this year in Texas, the nation's busiest capital punishment state.
The Attorney General said the Texas judge who asked for a letter recognizing the court's authority will receive an appropriate reply.
Congress's deficit 'super committee' began its look into reform of the tax code. Despite the partisanship consuming Washington, the $1 trillion in personal and corporate tax breaks buried in the code are an appealing target for both sides.
09/22/2011 08:55 pm
The president's diction can shift as he moves from one role to another. That's OK – but just don't say he's dropping his 'g's.'
05/20/2011 04:06 pm
Rep. Charlie Wilson, the east Texas Democrat who died this week, directed millions of dollars in covert funding to help mujahedeen fighters oust Soviet troops from Afghanistan in the 1980s. But efforts at government transparency in budgeting would make that more difficult today.
02/11/2010 01:51 pm
A mystical tale even adults will love.
08/18/2008 01:00 am