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Paul Ryan Criticized for Misstatements By Runner’s World

Vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan has gotten a lot of flak for the level of misstatements in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. It seems the criticism isn’t limited to his statements on politics and government.

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Federal Court Unanimously Opposes Voter Photo ID Law [POLL]

A Federal court has rejected a Texas law that would require voters to present valid photo identification before voting. The three judge panel agreed unanimously that the law would impose “strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor” when it comes time to go to the polls in November.

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Category: Abilene News, Political
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Getty Images, Alex Wong
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Abilene Registers Opinion About Mitt Romney + Paul Ryan Republican Presidential Ticket

A week ago, West Texas politicians weighed in about Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney‘s choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate. The feeling was unanimous in favor of the decision. But do regular folks agree? We asked you what you think of the Romney-Ryan ticket, and the results are in.

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Category: Abilene News, Political
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Getty Images, Marc Piscotty
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West Texas GOP Politicians Like Mitt Romney Picking Paul Ryan as Running Mate, But Do You? [POLL]

Predictably, the feedback among West Texas GOP lawmakers is that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a wise choice in selecting Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. But last I checked, it’s important to have the backing of fellow party members, but even more important to have voters’ approval.

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Category: Abilene News, Political
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Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
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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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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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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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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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Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers
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Poll Results Reveal Most People Believe in the Death Penalty

A few days ago, I posted a blog with a poll question asking, ‘Do You Believe in the Death Penalty?‘. I’d like to say that, I’m not surprised. However, I am surprised at how many folks are either against or undecided on the issue. A majority of people are for the death penalty, here are the numbers.

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Category: Abilene News, Political
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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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