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An American culture where bombs were considered normal is difficult to imagine. But thanks to groups like the SLA and Weathermen Underground, that was the reality of the late 60s and early 70s.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott raised eyebrows when he campaigned for Pre-K funding across Texas. Many speculated it was a way of stealing a popular issue from his Democratic rival Wendy Davis, but now he is still pushing for funding on a bill that doesn't have much pull within the Republican ranks.

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Since the start of the New Year, Texas has seen the pomp and ceremony of swearing in multiple statewide political offices--all of them Republicans. So far, these have been the warm-up acts leading to the swearing in of the Lt. Governor and Governor.  Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor-elect Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick will be inaugurated into office on Jan. 19.

The new Land Commissioner George P. Bush kicked things off, taking his oath of office on Jan 2.

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1 million TV ads filling the nation's airwaves and record outside PAC spending are putting 2014's midterm elections on pace to possibly become the most expensive midterm cycle in U.S. history, beating 2010's $4 billion mark. 

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