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Former First Lady Laura Bush is Coming to Abilene to Speak at a Benefit Dinner

Abilene’s Global Samaritan Resources (G.S.R.) Benefit Dinner is an annual event that’s featured some well known speakers in the past, like former Governor Mike Huckabee, comedian Henry Cho, A.C.U. President Royce Money and this year the G.S.R. is bringing in former First Lady Laura Bush. But before you rush out to buy your tickets, there’s a couple things to consider.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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Mitt Romney Taps Rep. Paul Ryan As Vice Presidential Running Mate

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin his running mate.

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Category: Political, Sports
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Valerie Macon, Getty Images
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Ted Nugent: Obama Represents Everything Bad About Humanity + Romney All That is Good

Ted Nugent is one of the most politically outspoken rock stars in the world. It’s no secret that Nugent is strongly against Barack Obama and endorses Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, but Nugent has now painted the two politicians on polar opposite sides. Nugent recently stated, “I am saddened to admit that Obama represents everything bad about humanity and Romney pretty much all that is good.”

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Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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The Farm Bill and Drought to be Main Focus at Abilene Wheat Conference

The Big Country Wheat Conference will be held August 23rd at the Taylor County fair grounds, 1982 Lytle Way in Abilene. The Farm Bill will affect most all West Texans, as most farmers and ranchers try to figure out the challenges the new ‘Farm Bill’ will bring. The drought conditions are also top-of-mind for most area farmers And ranchers. If you’d like to attend the event, there is no registration fee for those who preregister by August 17th.

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Man Flies Into a Jealous Rage Because He Thinks His Girlfriend is Schtupping Mitt Romney

Politics can be frustrating, so we don’t blame you if you tend to ignore them. That said, it might be a good idea to at least be familiar with the major players, lest you think your girlfriend is cheating on you with one of them.

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Category: Political, Weird News
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Tim Matsui, Getty Images
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What Do You Need to Know About Women’s Services Under New Health Care Reform?

August 1 marks the day when a key provision of President Obama’s health care reform law goes into effect: private insurance companies now must provide contraception and many women’s preventive services for free.

But because insurance in general can be complicated, there are some things you’ll need to know.

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Category: Political
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Amazing Genealogy Research Reveals President Obama Is Descendant of First African Slave

Family-tree exploration site Ancestry.com revealed on Monday that President Obama’s lineage bears an interesting hallmark: he’s a descendant of the very first documented African slave. And surprisingly, the connection is on his mother’s side.

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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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Category: Abilene News, Political
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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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Getty Images, Mark Wilson
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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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Getty Images, Alex Wong
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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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Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images / Win McNamee, Getty Images
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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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