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The Midday Brief: April 29, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

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Your afternoon reading:

“The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Arizona and the National Immigration Law Center will hold a news conference Thursday in Phoenix to announce the legal challenge, the groups said.” — Rights groups say they will challenge new Arizona immigration law, CNN

Lately many have characterized this administration as socialist, or having strong socialist leanings. I differ with this characterization.” — Ron Paul: Obama isn't a Socialist, he's a CorporatistHouston Chronicle

“Juárez police reported shootings as the night wore on, but it was not immediately known how many were dead. One news outlet dubbed the event 'Black Wednesday.'" — Gunmen kill more than 20 in JuárezEl Paso Times

“At issue is that the state owns the Alamo property, although the Daughters have operated and maintained the iconic San Antonio site since 1905.” — Request to trademark 'The Alamo' halted by stateThe Dallas Morning News

However, as this is the board's last regularly scheduled meeting of the year it's unclear what the board will be discussing, when a final decision will be made, and who exactly is making that choice.” — Cactus Decision Delayed, The Austin Chronicle


New in The Texas Tribune:

“Just as in 2006, some Democrats are clamoring for immigration reforms, including easing pathways to citizenship, while Republicans are insisting more security on the border must come first.” — Sound and Fury

“The State Board of Education is set to take a final vote on controversial social studies standards next month — but not if members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Legislative Black Caucus can help it.” — Minority Retort

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