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  • Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry holds up the tax form he says that Americans would fill out as he outlined a broad economic proposal of a flat 20 percent income tax rate during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the State House in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

    Perry opposes design of Confederate license plate

    After declining for months to tip his hand, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, under pressure from state civil-rights leaders, said Wednesday he opposes a proposed state license plate depicting the Confederate battle flag.

  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, is the target of a lawsuit by an ex-aide who claims the congresswoman is not a true advocate for the disabled. The ex-aide, who has a vision disability, has filed suit. (Associated Press)

    Disabled ex-aide sues Jackson Lee

    When Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee spoke at a House hearing last year, she made clear the federal government needed to do more to help disabled Americans and even talked of plans to introduce legislation named after singer Stevie Wonder to help disabled schoolchildren.

  • Rep. Steny H. Hoyer

    GOP finds politics of Patriot Act tricky

    House Republicans lost their first vote of the year this week on a measure to extend the USA Patriot Act after failing to count noses within their own caucus and shedding the support of dozens of Democrats who voted against the very same provisions they approved a year ago when they were in charge.

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