Your afternoon reading:
- "The Republican challenger who has assailed Rep. Chet Edwards for supporting taxpayer bailouts once led his company through a bankruptcy that let it avoid a $7.5 million debt to the U.S. government." — Exclusive: Bankruptcy of Edwards challenger Bill Flores' business cost taxpayers $7.5 million, The Dallas Morning News
- "Homeowners in Texas who struggle with unemployment and foreclosure are set to receive $135,418,959 in additional support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development." — Struggling Texas homeowners to get $135 million from feds, Texas on the Potomac
- "A special review panel is expected to rule on whether to dismiss the reprimand of a Texas judge who closed her court at 5 p.m., declining to accept the last-minute appeal of a condemned man who was put to death that night." — Reprimand ruling scheduled today over Judge Sharon Keller's denial of execution appeal, The Associated Press
- "The Texan heading Republican efforts to seize political control of the Senate quickly seized upon the government's latest unemployment figures to take a shot at the Obama administration." — Cornyn dings Obama over latest jobs numbers, Texas on the Potomac
New in The Texas Tribune:
- "The protracted U.S. attorney appointment process has claimed its latest casualty: Michael McCrum, who withdrew his name from consideration on Thursday." — Latest U.S. Attorney Hopeful Withdraws
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