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Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors

Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public. Read full article >>

Sunday April 25, 2032 1:28PM | washingtonpost.com Bookmark and Share

The Caucus: Senate Judiciary Committee Set to Consider Gun Legislation

The committee will begin to consider four separate gun safety measures on Thursday, although the process of narrowing actual legislative language will most likely dribble into next week.

Monday February 25, 2013 11:46PM | nytimes.com Bookmark and Share

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Cities, jobless could be first to feel pain of forced federal budget cuts

Monday February 25, 2013 11:39PM | dallasnews.com Bookmark and Share

Rangers Justin Grimm, Neil Ramirez get rocked in 9-1 loss to Colorado

Monday February 25, 2013 11:16PM | dallasnews.com Bookmark and Share

Texas Supreme Court: UTSW surgeon not protected by state's whistleblower law

Monday February 25, 2013 10:34PM | dallasnews.com Bookmark and Share

C. Everett Koop, ex-surgeon general, dies in NH

Monday February 25, 2013 10:25PM | dallasnews.com Bookmark and Share

Carney defends Obama's record on limiting role of money in politics

WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Monday defended President Obama’s efforts to reduce the influence of money in politics amid reports that a pro-Obama advocacy group is offering high-dollar fundraisers special access to the president.

Monday February 25, 2013 10:21PM | latimes.com Bookmark and Share

Boehner says Obama using military as 'props' in sequester fight

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans said President Obama is using the nation’s armed forces as a “campaign prop” when he should be working with his party’s leaders in the Senate to avoid across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect later this week.

Monday February 25, 2013 10:02PM | latimes.com Bookmark and Share

Reward in murder case of Kaufman County assistant DA now $100,000

Monday February 25, 2013 9:44PM | dallasnews.com Bookmark and Share

One GOP lawmaker suggests sequester alternative

WASHINGTON – With Washington stalemated over the coming “sequester,” one Republican lawmaker  suggested swapping the steep budget cuts for a rollback of President Obama’s regulatory agenda as a way around the impasse.

Monday February 25, 2013 8:29PM | latimes.com Bookmark and Share

Video: Blinding blizzard blows across Texas Panhandle

Monday February 25, 2013 8:16PM | dallasnews.com Bookmark and Share

Bill filed to make Texas Independence Day gun purchases tax-free

Monday February 25, 2013 7:36PM | dallasnews.com Bookmark and Share

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Whitman Uses Bogus Claims of Fraud to Attack Workers, Seniors and People with Disabilities

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Looks like desperation is beginning to set in over at Team Whitman headquarters. Monday in Roseville, Meg Whitman told a small audience that she would appoint a grand jury to root out the more than $7.5 billion in fraud she claims occurs annually in programs for the poor, seniors and people with disabilities. Tough talk. Just one problem, those numbers have absolutely no basis in reality.

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