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

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 7:00 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 [...]

Criminal Torture Sanction In, Then Out, Of Intelligence Funding Bill

By: Friday February 26, 2010 7:13 am

Silvestre Reyes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, tried to do the right thing. He included a provision into the intelligence funding bill that would have not only reiterated the prohibition on acts of torture like waterboarding, electric shocks, sleep deprivation and mock executions, but would have held any member of the intelligence community who [...]

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