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Democratic Convention opens amid WikiLeaks dump and Trump bump

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Left Cleveland. Stopped in Pittsburgh. Now in Philadelphia.

The prime time Democratic Convention should get off to a rip-roaring rhetorical start with speeches tonight by First Lady Michelle Obama, Vermont Sen. 3,228 more words

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The District Manager Pt. 6

“Yes, this is Mason Dixon, District Manager for House District 100, I just listened to your message about the pit bulls…How can I help you, Mr. 375 more words

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From a Texas Trumper: `A deep sense of satisfaction that we got a man who reverberates with the real America.'

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Of all the members of the Texas delegation to the Republican National Convention, no one had more reason to celebrate last night than Carl Tepper, the Lubbock County chairman, a native New Yorker (Long Island, like me) and former Austinite. 2,993 more words

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Abbott's hate crime proposal misses mark

Politics aside, the desire to do something — really anything — to prevent the senseless shootings of police officers trying to serve the public is a reasonable and appropriate human inclination. 795 more words

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Abbott's hate crime proposal misses mark

Politics aside, the desire to do something — really anything — to prevent the senseless shootings of police officers trying to serve the public is a reasonable and appropriate human inclination. 795 more words

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Paul Ryan: "When you advance to a national championship don't you root for a Longhorn if you're an Aggie?'

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House Speaker Paul Ryan appeared before the Texas delegation at their breakfast at the Republican National Convention today.

He said something that I tweeted. 1,566 more words

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Protecting Texas children from abuse requires training, accountability and money

Since taking control of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services last month, Henry “Hank” Whitman has wasted no time shaking things up at the state’s child welfare agency. 713 more words

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