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  • Jack Brooks, longtime Texas politician, dies

    Jack Brooks hounded government bureaucrats, drafted President Nixon's articles of impeachment and supported civil rights bills in a congressional career spanning 42 years. But for most of the country, the Texas politician is frozen in a photograph, standing over the left shoulder of Jacqueline Kennedy as Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as president.

  • Former Sen. Rick Santorum won union support after helping push through federal funding for new sports stadiums in Pittsburgh and a tunnel leading to them. (Associated Press)

    Santorum not so strong with Pennsylvania folks

    After a big win in Saturday's Kansas caucuses, Rick Santorum is riding high almost everywhere but in his native Pennsylvania.

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  • "We had a deal with Santorum," said Mr. Brooks, whose Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters, along with other major building and construction trade unions, endorsed Mr. Santorum after the senator went to bat in Washington for construction of the tunnel under the Allegheny River.

    Santorum not so strong with Pennsylvania folks →

  • "Very seldom are you going to have a union endorse a Republican," said Mr. Brooks. "But the project created 4,000 jobs"

    Santorum not so strong with Pennsylvania folks →

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