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Some of the nation’s most powerful Republican politicians are in Dallas this week for the annual convention of the American Legislative Exchange Council – known as ALEC. There was action inside and protests outside.

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More than 100 demonstrators showed up Wednesday at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, where the American Legislative Exchange Council was holding its annual meeting. One of the protest headliners was Jim Hightower, former Texas agriculture commissioner.