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India plans to launch first Mars mission, test large rocket this year

Science News<p>India plans a feverish schedule of satellite launches in the second half of this year, including liftoff of the country's first robotic Mars mission and a crucial test of an indigenous rocket designed to loft large spacecraft to high-altitude orbits and deep space.<p>If the missions launch …

Space Exploration

The Jindal brothers: six things you need to know | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Compared with those other Indian billionaire brothers, Sajjan and Naveen Jindal are less well known to most foreigners. But as the FT …

Why Adding 21,000 Border Patrol Is A Dysfunctional Plan That Will Waste Billions

Today’s second segment in our three part series will focus on law enforcement on our border. Since our experts are from Texas, that will be our main geographic area of focus. Some background is in order. It should be clear that today all of our border law enforcement agencies come under the purview …

Even the Aide Who Coined the Hastert Rule Says the Hastert Rule Isn't Working

John Boehner is hamstrung by a stricture that a majority of the majority must back any bill. Would he be a stronger speaker if he collaborated with Democrats more, not less?<p>Getty Images<p>House Speaker John Boehner has a tough job -- so tough that Democrats have taken to pitying him. "I feel sorry for …

A Republican Case for Immigration Reform

While the Senate bill can be improved, it would welcome more skilled workers and lead to faster economic growth.<p>Now that the Senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform, the action shifts to the House of Representatives. Here the GOP's informal "Hastert Rule" requires Speaker John Boehner to …