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  • Rush hour nightmares: which US cities have the worst backups

    Rush hour nightmares: which US cities have the worst backups

    Do you think your city has the worst rush hour? No, Los Angeles, it’s not you. And New York, fugetaboutit. On Tuesday, the Texas Transportation Institute, part of Texas A&M University in College Station, released its annual rankings, based on such things as yearly delay per commuter and travel time to and from work. Here are the five US cities that ranked as having the worst traffic congestion last year.

  • Epic scorching drought testing Texas' ways

    Epic scorching drought testing Texas' ways

    Massive droughts caused by wildfires in Texas have ravaged the environment, incited a tug of war for available water, and fundamentally changed the way of life for the state’s millions of residents.

  • Susana Martinez, N.M. gov., says grandparents came to US illegally

    Susana Martinez, N.M. gov., says grandparents came to US illegally

    Susana Martinez has made headlines recently for her push to repeal a state law that lets illegal immigrants get a New Mexico driver's license.

  • Texas wildfires collide with urban sprawl

    Texas wildfires collide with urban sprawl

    The 'economic miracle' in Texas means housing developments have sprawled into wildfire danger zones. Now the state has to tally the costs. Are homes going up in places they shouldn't be?

  • Rick Perry: A primer on the presidential candidate

    Rick Perry: A primer on the presidential candidate

    A Rick Perry reader: DC Decoder offers a sampling of the best profiles of the Texas governor turned 2012 GOP presidential candidate.

  • Election 101: 11 questions about Rick Perry and his White House bid

    Election 101: 11 questions about Rick Perry and his White House bid

    James Richard Perry wants to hang his cowboy hat in the White House. The Texas governor announced Saturday at a campaign stop in South Carolina that he was running for president. He was also traveling later in the day to New Hampshire, and planned a trip to Iowa on Sunday. Governor Perry is a shrewd politician who oozes Texas swagger. His rock-solid record is buttressed by his state’s impressive jobs record. But is America ready for another cowboy president?

  • In Pictures Texas Gov. Rick Perry

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives the closing address at 'The Response,' a call to prayer for a nation in crisis, an event at Reliant Stadium that drew roughly 30,000 people in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 6. Mr. Perry attended the daylong prayer rally despite criticism that the event inappropriately mixed religion and politics.

  • The Monitor's View Texas toasts but will it conserve?

    The Lone Start State is breaking heat and drought records this summer, with no end in sight. But it's record on conserving water is so-so at best.

  • 'Flash robs': Are they the race riots of the Internet age?

    Black youths have been primary participants in many 'flash robs' – thefts organized on Twitter and Facebook. Some bloggers see a racial element, but many experts disagree.

  • Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    Is Obama winning over Americans in debt-ceiling standoff?

    Recent polls show that Americans are coming to agree with Obama's position: that Congress must raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit by a mix of tax hikes and spending cuts.