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The Midday Brief: Oct. 27, 2010

Your afternoon reading: Kino Flores found guilty, Nancy Pelosi wagers on the World Series with Joe Barton, and Barack Obama calls into a Dallas radio show

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Your afternoon reading:

  • "State Rep. Kino Flores, a South Texas lawmaker accused of using his elected position to sell legislative favors, was convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of tampering with government records and perjury." — Legislator Flores convicted of tampering, perjury, The Associated Press
  • "U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Arlington, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., she of the Bay Area, have a little wager going for the World Series." — Barton and Pelosi bet on World Series, PoliTex
  • "[High-speed rail in Texas] has been buried as surely as some ancient Saharan civilization. It is being unearthed by President Barack Obama's stimulus infusion and a growing interest in Texas and nationally in alternatives to building ever more expensive highways. But this archaeological dig has also uncovered the problems that doomed high-speed rail travel the first time: Who is going to pay for it, and who is going to control it?" — Federal stimulus boosts high-speed rail backers' hopes, but train hasn't left station yet, Texas Watchdog

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