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The Midday Brief: March 10, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

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Your afternoon reading:

"The anchors assert, incorrectly, that the SBOE is considering removing references to the Founding Fathers, the Constitution and holidays like Independence Day and Christmas. And that history class would start in the year 1877." — Fox Gets It All WrongTexas Observer

"[Scott] has said the Obama administration’s embrace of the effort is a harbinger of a federal takeover of public schools. And Texas’ standards are far superior, a recent news release said." — Scott sees value in common core standards, still hesitantPostcards

"McClellan was damaged, Rove stayed above the fray -- and in interviews promoting his new book, he continues to defend himself." — Karl Rove channels Otter: You screwed up, you trusted us TRAILBLAZERS

"Because Keep America Safe is keeping you safe, even though you hardly deserve it. You probably burn American flags for breakfast." — Do You Hear the People Sing? Singing a Song of Angry Men?In the Pink

New in The Texas Tribune:

"Members of the Texas National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team — or ADT — are trying to win the trust of Afghan civilians by helping them build a sustainable agricultural economy." — Fishing in Fatigues: The Texas Guard in Afghanistan

"But everyone is always counted because the Constitution does not say 'citizens of the United States' — it says people residing. So, the undocumented should be there." — Census and Sensibility

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