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Library of Congress Adds Dolly Parton’s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ to National Recording Registry

Every year, the Library of Congress adds an exclusive group of 25 songs to its National Recording Registry. Based on cultural significance in the preservation of iconic songs in history, the Library of Congress has chosen Dolly Parton‘s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ as one of this year’s honorees, giving the iconic singer-songwriter one more accolade in her already impressive collection of nods and awards.

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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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Do Celebrities Have Too Much Political Power? — Survey of the Day

When a celebrity expresses a political opinion it is often covered in the media. And a famous person is also a lot more likely to be invited to the White House — or gain similar access to an elected official — than an average citizen.

But does that mean celebrities have too much political power?

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Mitt Romney Phone App Manages to Misspell ‘America’

It seemed simple enough: a free app in which Mitt Romney supporters could take a photo and then send it out to Facebook or Twitter with one of 14 Romney campaign approved slogan like “I’m a Mom For Mitt” superimposed on it.

The app launched yesterday, to coincide with Romney officially capturing the GOP nomination by winning the primary in Texas. Everything would have been great except that there was a misspelling in one of the pre-approved slogans. And what a misspelling it was.

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10 Star Athletes Who Went on to Become Star Politicians [VIDEOS]

Former New England Patriots running back-turned-commentator Craig James failed in his bid for the Texas Senate seat vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. In fact, James wasn’t even close in the race that left him a distant fourth place in the GOP primary.

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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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Election 2012: the Primary Election is Today, May 29th

Due to redistricting, the Texas primary election has been delayed (originally scheduled for March), but it is finally here. So get out and vote. Voting ends at 7pm tonight.

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12 Reasons Mitt Romney Should Pick Donald Trump as His Running Mate

Mitt Romney’s campaign might have a problem with inspiring a lot of enthusiasm, but one interesting idea from entrepreneur and noted hair trendsetter Donald Trump may pique a lot of interest in the Republican candidate: pick Donald Trump to be Romney’s running mate.

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Michelle Schimel, Facebook
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Long Island Politician Faces Election Day Challenge — From Her Husband

Michelle Schimel, a Democrat, has had a seat in the 16th Assembly in Long Island for four terms, so she’s accustomed to facing challengers. But this time around, she’ll have one she knows pretty well: her estranged husband, Mark, who’s running against her.

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Free Voters Guide is Available at the Abilene Public Library

The Texas League of Women Voters and our local Abilene Public Library are offering a free 'Voters Guide' to help voters make informed voting decisions.

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President Obama Supports Same Sex Marriage, Do You? [POLL]

President Obama, for years, has been against same-sex marriage but recently just shifted his support for same-sex marriage in what he calls an “evolution” of his views. What are your thoughts? Are you for or against same-sex marriage?

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Taylor County Sheriffs Race is Heating Up in Abilene

The race for the Sheriffs office in Abilene is promising to be a heated race as the candidates pour their feelings and experience into their campaigns. Hardin Simmons University social work students will be holding an 'Open Public Forum' on campus April 24th. Their goal is to distinguish the clear differences between all three candidates. Guess who the HSU students have coming to the 'Open Public Forum'?

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