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Texas is one of 23 states in which Republicans have control of both the state legislature and the governor's office. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Politics

Why The GOP Is Winning The Statehouse War

In an increasing number of states, one party controls both chambers of the legislature and the governor's office. While both parties have contributed to the trend, the Republicans have had a lot more success with it. Reporter Nicholas Confessore credits the foresight of GOP strategists.

James Govan (left) with producer and engineer Mickey Buckins in the studio. Courtesy of Ace Records hide caption

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Music Reviews

The Soul Singer Who Never Quite Made It

There was a time when people in the know in Memphis described James Govan as Otis Redding's natural successor. A new compilation collects some of his unreleased recordings.

Debate Montage The Polyphonic Spree 0:30

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    The Polyphonic Spree
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    Debate Montage
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    Thumbsucker
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    Hollywood

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I Mean You Harry Connick, Jr. 1:06

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    Harry Connick, Jr.
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    I Mean You
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    Harry Connick, Jr.
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    Sbme Special MKTS.

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Evolution Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks et. al. 0:30

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    Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks et. al.
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    Evolution
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    Prism
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    Dare2 Records

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Dervish Joan Jeanrenaud 1:00

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    Joan Jeanrenaud
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    Dervish
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    Strange Toys
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    Talking House

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Smash Avishai Cohen 0:25

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    Avishai Cohen
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    Smash
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    Continuo
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    Sunnyside

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Falling Down Sound The Octopus Project 1:08

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    The Octopus Project
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    Falling Down Sound
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    Christmas on Mars

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