Born and raised in the Lone Star State, intern Jose R. Gonzalez graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas in December 2013. Jose majored in journalism and minored in political science. He has previously interned at Real Clear Politics' D.C. bureau and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle.

My Articles

May 6, 2016, 4:06 PM EDT
A group of 78 members of Congress have signed a letter asking a House subcommittee to recommend that the Census Bureau start surveying the U.S. population on gender identity and sexual orientation because the numbers of LGBT individuals “cannot be counted.”
May 5, 2016, 12:12 PM EDT
A seven-count lawsuit filed last week by a Chicago woman accuses Starbucks of  unjust enrichment, misrepresentation, fraud and violation of consumer protection laws for allegedly “underfilling” its cold drinks by using too much ice.
May 4, 2016, 4:36 PM EDT
A veteran and author of a new book analyzing the importance of President Teddy Roosevelt’s “Citizenship in a Republic” speech, argued that President Barack Obama’s foreign policy does not prioritize U.S. interests because Obama primarily views himself as a “citizen of the world.”
April 29, 2016, 11:08 AM EDT
Pallbearers carry the casket of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, who was killed in the January 2015 terrorist attack at the satirical publication's Paris offices. (AP photo)
April 25, 2016, 4:44 PM EDT
The terms of President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran are “much better” than those granted to some of the United States own allies, such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Korea and Taiwan, says a national security expert at the Heritage Foundation.
April 20, 2016, 9:36 AM EDT
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) says the U.S. Supreme Court should “express its opinion” and warn the nation of the “great dangers” of leaving the seat vacated by the recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia open until after the 2016 presidential election.
April 19, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT
Smoking marijuana regularly is linked to as many economic and social problems in early midlife as being dependent on alcohol, a recently published international study has found.
April 13, 2016, 3:10 PM EDT
 The price tag for congressional legislative spending provisions — commonly referred to as “earmarks” — for Fiscal Year 2016 totaled $5.1 billion, reflecting an 88.9 percent increase since 2014, according to Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW). The non-profit group, which focuses on federal waste, fraud and abuse, released its 24th annual report on earmarks — pejoratively referred to as pork-barrel spending — Wednesday in Washington, D.C. 
April 13, 2016, 10:11 AM EDT
On his nationally syndicated radio show Monday, Mark Levin discussed the differences between the State of Israel and Hamas and the governing authority of the Palestinian Gaza Strip territory, explaining, “if you do not destroy the terrorist regimes, that control those areas, you cannot treat them as quote, unquote ‘equals.’ One [Israel] is a government elected by the people. One [Hamas] is a terrorist operation that tortures and murders and scares the hell out of people.”
April 11, 2016, 4:45 PM EDT
Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) says that “a gaping hole in our national security apparatus” means that Syrian refugees “have not been vetted” before they are resettled in the United States.
April 4, 2016, 2:33 PM EDT
Friday on Levin TV, nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin roundly condemned the left’s attempts at raising the minimum wage asserting that raising the minimum wage is "a job killer, an opportunity killer for young people.”
April 1, 2016, 5:22 PM EDT
Cuban migrants trying to enter the U.S. via the Mexican border rest outside an immigration building in Costa Rica after officials in Nicaragua refused to allow them to enter. (AP photo)
March 24, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT
Wednesday on Levin TV, nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin warned about the threat of terrorism that Americans face asking rhetorically, “Do you know where the enemy’s battlefield is? Your neighborhood.”
March 24, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT
A New York congresswoman who opposes President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed that the inclusion of communist states such as Vietnam would defeat the international trade agreement’s stated goal of promoting “fair and open trade,” but pointed out that “we trade with China all the time.”
March 24, 2016, 11:29 AM EDT
Hudson Institute fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs. ( Gonzalez) 
March 18, 2016, 10:11 AM EDT
Russian activist Vladimir Kara-Murza criticized President Barack Obama’s administration for its “timid” implementation of a law he signed that was designed to punish Kremlin officials responsible for human rights abuses, including the 2009 death of a Russian whistleblower.
March 11, 2016, 4:31 PM EST
Thursday on Levin TV, nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin warned about the dangers of illegal immigration saying, “There is a big, ugly side of illegal immigration.”
March 10, 2016, 11:34 AM EST
Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that residents of the Great Plains states have the highest prevalence of “healthy sleep duration,” especially in South Dakota, where 71.6 percent of the state’s residents are logging in more than seven hours of shut-eye during a 24-hour period.
March 8, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Screenshot from a Dec. 20, 2015 video purportedly depicting the training of "Islamic police" in Sirte, Libya posted online by supporters of the Tripoli Province of the Islamic State (ISIS).