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Make the Constitution great again: On a Convention of States in the age of Trump

Good morning Austin:

This morning, the Senate State Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Greg Abbott’s call for a Convention of States, in which, under Article V of the United States Constitution, two-thirds of the state legislatures can call for a convention at which the Constitution could undergo some rewriting, though any proposed changes would have to then be ratified by three-quarters of the states. 3,413 more words

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Bagging a unicorn: Texas mom gets 8 years for illegally voting for Ken Paxton

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That is Rosa Maria Ortega in the photo above, with her brother and her four children (I assume the fifth child in the photo is her brother’s). 4,781 more words

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FORBES 2016 - 12 most reputable pharmaceutical companies

The ranking is developed by the Reputation Institute; By tracking and analyzing stakeholder perceptions in 25 industries across 40 countries for more than 7,000 companies, we enable leading brands to build reputation capital, assess risk, and drive competitive advantage. 39 more words

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Handful of Hufflepuffs

You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil.

Ernie Macmillan, Hannah Abbott, Susan Bones and Justin Finch-Fletchley. 139 more words

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Gov. Abbott threatens Dallas over welcoming cities

DALLAS — Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to bring down the hammer on Dallas County.

His comments came just a day after county commissioners approved a resolution aimed at making immigrants and refugees feel welcome. 89 more words

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`You wanna give me his name. We'll destroy his career.' On Trump and the authoritarian impulse.

Good morning Austin:

Watch this brief clip from a meeting President Trump had yesterday with officials of the National Sheriffs’ Association.

That’s Donald Trump, president of the United States, on the left, and Sheriff Harold Eavenson of Rockwall County, Texas, on the right. 5,374 more words

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – Remained home all morning. Afternoon – went to McCune’s to practice my song for mutual. While in town, I met Roscoe Grover, he said they had a letter from May that she arrived there safely and was having a good time. 28 more words

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