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The Blast: Top Paxton staffer resigns after Facebook post, Herrero wants Farenthold out now, Senate panel digs into sexual harassment policy
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Dec. 12, 2017
The Blast: Abbott brushes off Democratic opponents, economic competitiveness panel gets more time, White House urged to "reconsider" Mateer nomination
Dec. 11, 2017
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Dec. 8, 2017
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