Dallas Morning News Editorial Board Eviscerates Wendy Davis

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Over the weekend, the Dallas Morning News published a damning report on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ tenure in the Texas state senate. Senior political writer Wayne Slater documented how Davis, who worked at a law firm while also serving in the part-time legislature, voted on legislation that directly benefited her firm’s clients:

Agents Continue Protecting Borders Without Pay

Border agents considered ‘essential,’ but are not receiving paychecks
Border Patrol Rescue Team administers an I.V. to help an illegal border crosser. / AP

The government shutdown is taking a financial toll on border patrol agents required to report for duty as they are considered essential workers, but are not getting paid due to the logjam in Washington.

Many agents “live paycheck to paycheck,” said Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Union.

Taking on Crime

Conservatives push for criminal justice system reform, say it saves money while reducing crime
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Texas faced a choice in 2007: spend billions on new prisons to house its convicts or find creative ways to deal with criminals in the state.

The Man Who Would Turn Texas Blue

Feature: DNC finance chair Henry Muñoz has history of political cronyism, critics say
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An ambitious plan to turn Texas into a Democratic bastion has increased scrutiny on newly appointed DNC finance chair Henry Muñoz III, a San Antonio native who critics say built his architectural empire through political cronyism.