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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Fort Worth's mayor looking for new chief of staff

Jason Lamers is leaving the city after 14 years to join Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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Opinion

InMarket: The rodeo of the world

It was then called the Fat Stock Show. The year? Probably 1965 or 1966, I’m not really sure. I was still a kid, but starting to take on more responsibility. Darn it.

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Kathleen Parker: With friends like GOP, Sarah Palin doesn’t need enemies

WASHINGTON – When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A: Sarah Palin.

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Lee Hamilton: Congress will never OK term limits

It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate.

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Jenkins: Is Deflategate a scandal or a lot of hot air?

PHOENIX – It's the scandal touched off by a pffffffffft. A whisper of escaping air that begs the question – what is the real substance of Deflategate, anyway?

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InMarket: Making your 'Voice' heard

You may have heard Luke Wade as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice earlier this year. The Dublin, Texas native did well, with his soulful vocals showcased with material as varied as Stand By Me, Rich Girl, and Maybe I’m Amazed.

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Cattle Raisers: Beef checkoff program crucial to industry success

Congress gave the nation's beef producers the ability to create the National Beef Checkoff program in 1985 and the program remains an essential tool in the success of the industry.

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Advice for too-big-to-fail banks: Shrink yourselves

Global market regulators are still wrestling with the "too big to fail" problem of protecting taxpayers from the consequences of a large financial institution collapsing. Enlightened self-interest may prompt banks to shrink.

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Mills: President’s oil policies belie his pride in production

President Obama took pride in announcing in his Jan. 20 State of the Union address that “America is number one in oil and gas” and that the U.S. is “as free from the grip of foreign oil as we’ve been in almost 30 years."

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State of the Union: rhetorical miss, political hit

It's hard to sum up an hour-long speech in a pithy sentence, but let me try anyway ...

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Obama on foreign policy – what he said, what he meant

I will now attempt to translate for you the foreign policy related portions of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:

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