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The Midday Brief: February 18, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

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 Your afternoon reading.

"You're intellectually shallow. You're a romantic. You're self-indulgent. You have no ability," Armey said, calling Obama "the most incompetent president perhaps in our lifetime." — Dick Armey, at CPAC, calls Obama a self-righteous ideologue The Dallas Morning News

"Man's note says, 'If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, 'Why did this have to happen?'" — Note posted by man linked to plane crash shows anger at IRSAustin American-Statesman

"A member of Medina’s skeletal staff, the fourth in the party, is mired in Metroplex traffic. As usual, it’s up to Medina to keep things on track. She’s used to it. The first-time candidate has been running a shoestring campaign for a year now—fueled by little more than a wing, a prayer and a radical libertarian platform." — Republican of the People Texas Observer

"A nuclear-power venture owned by NRG Energy Inc., Toshiba Corp. and a Texas utility resolved a legal dispute Wednesday that would allow one of the first U.S. nuclear-power projects in decades to proceed." — NRG, Texas Utility End Project DisputeThe Wall Street Journal

"Norma Chavez is a fighter. She fought for new clean air laws before she was a legislator. She knocked out three opponents to win a seat in the Texas House. She’s battled time and again — unsuccessfully — to bring tribal gaming to El Paso. Now she's is in the fight of her career." Primary Color: HD-76Texas Tribune

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