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CNN: Bergdahl deal scrutinized at congressional hearing.

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In perhaps the most poignant moment of the hearing, Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, asked Andy Andrews whether, given the option, he would be willing to trade five senior Taliban leaders to have his son back. "If my son had been a deserter, then no," Andrews said. "Absolutely not." "But my son was a man of honor," he continued, fighting back tears, "and I would do almost anything." Read more »

Daily Mail: Bowe Bergdahl's platoon-mate testifies before Congress that he should face EIGHT criminal charges including desertion.

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Texas Republican Rep. Randy Weber made a blistering opening statement in which he claimed that America 'got one conventional weapon' in the prisoner swap, and 'some would say it's a dud.' The enemy, however, 'got five nuclear weapons.' 'Mr. President,' Weber boomed, 'please stop negotiating for us!' Later in the hearing, Weber asked Full what he would tell President Obama about the Bergdahl contro... Read more »

Texas Congressional delegation reacts to bipartisan immigration reform framework

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‚ÄúToday, the Senate presented bipartisan immigration reform. There are some positive aspects of this legislation, such as, the usage of an e-verify system and a rigorous application process. However, there are many holes in this bill that leave me concerned. For starters, an increase in unmanned vehicles and surveillance equipment aren't enough, we need more boots on the border. My second concern i... Read more »