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Taylor County Sheriff’s Debate Gave Insight, But Did it Make a Difference?

With the runoff election for Taylor County Sheriff coming on July 31st, there seems to be more and more undecided voters paying close attention to the race Incumbent Les Bruce and his challenger, Deputy Sheriff Ricky Bishop squared off on a televised debate earlier this week to send their message to Taylor County.

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Steve Martin Sells Mitt Romney’s Pot in Hilarious Letterman Skit [VIDEO]

As I doze off each night, I'm either watching Colbert, Stewart, Fallon or Letterman...all depending on when I actually get in bed. Well, last night I flipped on the TV and The Late Show with David Letterman was on. Letterman, in my opinion, is the king of late-night TV and last night proved again his majesty reigns with a skit that Steve Martin starred in.

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53% of Abilene Agrees With Supreme Court Ruling on "Obamacare"

Shortly after the Supreme Court announced their ruling on “Obamacare”, the controversial healthcare bill that will make it mandatory for all Americans to have healthcare insurance and expand Medicaid benefits, we asked you if you agreed with the decision. The results were as close as the 5-4 Supreme Court verdict on the case.

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Category: Abilene News, Political
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Do You Agree With the "Obamacare" Healthcare Mandate? [POLL]

Within hours of the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the national healthcare mandate – commonly referred to as Obamacare – people with strong opinions reacted. We got to hear from a lot of politicians, television news anchors and their guest, and even legendary country music star Charlie Daniels. The only thing that surprised me about the 75 year-old’s comments is that he tweeted them. What happened to the good old days when musicians wrote when they felt strongly about something?

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Category: Abilene News, Political
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Pearl Jam Support Montana Senator Jon Tester With Missoula Concert

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is bringing the band to his home state and will partner with Senator Jon Tester to give two very lucky fans an incredibly rare opportunity at their just announced Missoula concert.

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Sorry, Obama! ‘Obama Girl’ Won’t Endorse You in 2012

Remember Amber Lee Ettinger, the woman who earned the nickname “Obama Girl” during the 2008 presidential campaign when she posted a music video showing her affection for the then presidential nominee? It became one of the most talked about viral videos on the web in the lead up to Obama’s impending victory. But with re-election a few months from now, “Obama Girl” has had a change of heart.

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13 Ways that Mitt Romney Can Lose the Presidential Nomination

Mitt Romney’s might have all but secured him the Republican presidential nomination, but as they say in politics, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish with a little vodka, a couple of hookers and a bounce house.

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Mitt Romney Phone App Manages to Misspell ‘America’

It seemed simple enough: a free app in which Mitt Romney supporters could take a photo and then send it out to Facebook or Twitter with one of 14 Romney campaign approved slogan like “I’m a Mom For Mitt” superimposed on it.

The app launched yesterday, to coincide with Romney officially capturing the GOP nomination by winning the primary in Texas. Everything would have been great except that there was a misspelling in one of the pre-approved slogans. And what a misspelling it was.

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10 Star Athletes Who Went on to Become Star Politicians [VIDEOS]

Former New England Patriots running back-turned-commentator Craig James failed in his bid for the Texas Senate seat vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. In fact, James wasn’t even close in the race that left him a distant fourth place in the GOP primary.

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Do You Believe in the Death Penalty? [POLL]

Texas is one of the few states that still uses the death penalty. 482 Texas inmates have been put to death in the Lone Star State since 1982. Five more inmates are scheduled to be executed in Texas this year. Men aren’t the only ones on death row, three woman have been executed in Texas since 1998. Proponents of the death penalty claim that ‘having the death penalty deters crime’, does it?. What are your thoughts on the death penalty?

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Election 2012: the Primary Election is Today, May 29th

Due to redistricting, the Texas primary election has been delayed (originally scheduled for March), but it is finally here. So get out and vote. Voting ends at 7pm tonight.

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Free Voters Guide is Available at the Abilene Public Library

The Texas League of Women Voters and our local Abilene Public Library are offering a free ‘Voters Guide’ to help voters make informed decisions. In the statewide race the guide will attempt to have the pertinent information for the primary races. These races include U. S. Senator, Railroad Commissioner, Texas Supreme Court, Civil and Criminal Appeals Courts and State Board of Education.

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