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Texans' faith in politics meager Exclusive: Majority polled skeptical of tax cuts, school finance fix 11:24 PM CDT on Thursday, October 5, 2006 By CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – Three-fourths of Texas voters doubt that property tax cuts are headed their way,...
Last-minute measure alters border fence plan Barrier bill likely to be watered down in November 10:04 PM CDT on Thursday, October 5, 2006 The Washington Post WASHINGTON – No sooner did Congress authorize construction of a 700-mile fence on the U.S.-Mexican border last week than...
Page's family: Leave our 'hero' son alone (CNN) -- The family of a Louisiana teenager who reported "sick" e-mails from former Rep. Mark Foley called their son a hero Thursday and said they want reporters to go away. Foley resigned last week after Citizens for Responsibility and...
Smoking ban battle reignites Judge snuffs out part of ban; if bar owners take necessary steps, the onus is now on smokers By Kate Alexander, Isadora Vail AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, October 05, 2006 A federal judge on Wednesday struck down part of Austin's smoking ban and...
Lawmaker's Intentions Appear Clear In Exchanges By Jonathan Weisman and Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, October 5, 2006; Page A01 The message exchanges included plenty of kid stuff -- talk of killer finals and botched SATs, cramming to learn the lines of...
Most oppose Perry, but he has big lead Exclusive: 2 in 3 want new governor, but no challenger has stepped up 11:21 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 By WAYNE SLATER / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – Two-thirds of Texans want someone other than Rick Perry as governor, but...
Interior staff visits sex, gambling sites Report shows 7,700 accessed Web game, auction destinations 10:51 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 Associated Press WASHINGTON – Interior Department employees aren't just using their computers to oversee parks and wildlife, an...
Foley Lawyer Cites Alcohol, Childhood Abuse Attorney Says Lawmaker Never Tried to Have Sex With a Minor By Charles Babington and Dan Balz Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, October 4, 2006; Page A01 Disgraced former lawmaker Mark Foley's behavior was affected by alcoholism...
The Open And Closeted Lives of a Gay Congressman By Shailagh Murray Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, October 4, 2006; Page C01 Mark Foley had secrets. First, there was whispering about the Republican congressman's sexual orientation, beginning in 1994 during his first...