Incumbent Democrat Silvestre Reyes Defeated in Primary With Focus on Drug War

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 8:10 am

In an upset last night, Beto O’Rourke, a former city councilman in El Paso, defeated incumbent Democrat Silvestre Reyes in the Democratic primary in Texas’ 16th district. O’Rourke just crossed the 50% threshold needed to avoid a runoff. This is a safe Democratic seat for November. The race in the border district was important, because [...]


Steven Kappes Leaves the Agency, Again

By: Thursday April 15, 2010 12:45 pm

Here’s one of the more curious details about yesterday’s surprise news that Steven Kappes was leaving the CIA.

Best as I can tell, the White House has not yet issued a statement about his retirement (at least not via the White House press list). Not even in a week when one of the key issues for which Kappes gets some credit, the elimination of loose nukes (in Kappes case, in connection with Libya), was much in the news.

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