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The Midday Brief: May 28, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

An estimated 25,000 demonstrators attended a rally in Dallas to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform on May 1, 2010.

“The police chiefs—including officials from Tucson, Los Angeles, Houston, and other major cities—met with Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to discuss their concerns about the impact of the Arizona law, which they believe will make it harder for them to do their jobs by driving a wedge between immigrants and police.” — Will Arizona Encourage Criminals To Prey on Immigrants?Mother Jones

“As it stands, it's hard for me to blame youth for voting with their feet and leaving school early, and I doubt criminal enforcement can do much to change that.” — Jailing parents for truancyGrits for Breakfast

“With an air of solemnity and shared hope Thursday, Mayor Julián Castro signed a ‘friendship city’ agreement with Suzhou Mayor Yan Li. Later in the day, Castro traveled by bus to Wuxi, where he was scheduled to repeat the process with Wuxi Mayor Mao Xiaping today.” — Making friends in ChinaSan Antonio Express-News

 "Overturning the policy for gays in the military has been a pet project of both Obama and Pelosi, but the Waco Democrat said Thursday that a Defense Department review of the issue needed to be completed before moving forward." — Chet Edwards disagrees with Obama, Pelosi again as election contest against Bill Flores heats upThe Dallas Morning News

"President Barack Obama arrived Friday in the Gulf, where he planned to tour a beach with Allen and visit with local officials. A day earlier, he acknowledged that his administration could have done a better job dealing with the spill and that it misjudged the industry's ability to handle a worst-case scenario." — 2 more days till BP knows if well plug try worksHouston Chronicle



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