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TX Reinstates Female Trooper, Fires Male Trooper Involved in Elicit Search

TX Reinstates Female Trooper, Fires Male Trooper Involved in Elicit Search
After being dismissed for over a year, the Texas Department of Public Safety reinstated the female State Trooper who conducted an illegal cavity search in Brazoria County during a traffic stop in May of 2012 early last month. As previously reported, this was the second search that occurred last year in which a female agent failed to change gloves between conducting full cavity searches on the women they had pulled over. Both searches were ordered by male DPS agents during traffic stops.
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Affordable Care Act on Track in TX Despite Gov's Foot-Dragging

Affordable Care Act on Track in TX Despite Gov's Foot-Dragging
As the country prepares for the rollout of the Affordable Care Act on October 1, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has hit the road, spreading the word nationwide about the new law. She's been meeting with local leaders across the country to discuss how the ACA's implementation will affect their communities.
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Missouri Condemns Texas Gov Perry's Attempt to Poach Jobs

Missouri Condemns Texas Gov Perry's Attempt to Poach Jobs
Texas Governor Rick Perry (r) is making a trip to Missouri to supposedly poach jobs. The television and radio ad text running in Missouri from a press release from Governor Perry (r):
....This is Texas Governor Rick Perry. Like most businesses, Missouri companies are looking for stability in their state's business environment. Before they invest in the future, they want to know they're investing wisely.
Unfortunately your governor vetoed a bill that would have lowered taxes and controlled wasteful spendin
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Twitter Factors In Greg Abbot Vs. Wendy Davis Matchup in TX, Study Says

Twitter Factors In Greg Abbot Vs. Wendy Davis Matchup in TX, Study Says
Wendy Davis hasn't even entered the race for Texas Governor yet and the Republican front-runner Greg Abbott is already having to explain himself thanks to Barbie-gate. The AG may be sitting on over $20 million in the bank but a new study suggests we should be comparing their twitter capital instead.
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Congressional Clown Steve Stockman Invites Obama Rodeo Clown to TX

Congressional Clown Steve Stockman Invites Obama Rodeo Clown to TX
Congressman Steve Stockman has invited a rodeo clown to perform in Texas who was banned from the Missouri State Fair for mocking the President in what many believe was a modern day minstrel show. Bad company is par for Stockman who invited Ted Nugent to give a response to the President's 2012 State of the Union speech after he told Obama to "suck on my machine gun."
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Justice Department Combats Flawed Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

Justice Department Combats Flawed Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision
Attorney General Eric Holder combats the Supreme Courts decision to undermine the Voting Rights Act. Using a Texas federal court, Holder aims to prevent the state from putting voting restrictions into law by requiring "pre-approval".
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There's Hope Yet: Hispanics Could Deliver Congress to Democrats in 2014

There's Hope Yet: Hispanics Could Deliver Congress to Democrats in 2014
New analysis by Latino Decisions shows Hispanics in 44 battleground congressional districts held by Republicans are poised to make a difference next November. The study comes on the heels of a June 6th vote in which every house Republican voted to defund President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
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A Different Kind of Union: The Bailouts of Texas and the Eurozone

A Different Kind of Union: The Bailouts of Texas and the Eurozone
Remember when New York bailed out Texas to the tune of $150 billion? It was less than 25 years ago, but a lot has changed — and yet global parallels still abound.
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Jared Bernstein
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Looming Impeachment of Governor Perry Appointee Complicates Future Plans

Looming Impeachment of Governor Perry Appointee Complicates Future Plans
Governor Rick Perry hasn't exactly had a smooth transition into his (yet to be announced) 2nd run for President. His initial announcement that he would not seek re-election was postponed due to the epic events surrounding Wendy Davis' filibuster in the Senate. Now, Wallace Hall, UT regent and Perry appointee, is one step closer to being impeached by the Texas legislature.
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'The Anointed One' Enters Stage Right in Race for Texas Governor

'The Anointed One' Enters Stage Right in Race for Texas Governor
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced yesterday that he is running to replace Rick Perry as Governor. It's a loaded fact. Not only will Rick Perry remain governor of Texas until January 2015, but we are now subject to 15 months of what will likely be some of the most divisive campaigning in American politics.
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