The Friday News Dump: March 12, 2010

Every Friday some people, politicians, corporations and government bureaucracies, slip out news they don’t want people to pay attention to. The assumption is that most people aren’t paying attention on Friday. That’s true for most, but not me.

Here’s what I have so far.

AG Holder didn’t reveal all legal papers to Senate

WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials say that when senators were considering Eric Holder’s nomination to be attorney general last year, he didn’t given them all the legal briefs he had signed from his time in private practice. Read more

Bloomberg’s Fling Mulls Senate Run

New York politics is about to get messier. The state’s Republican Party has reportedly tapped Diana Taylor, the former state banking superintendent and longtime girlfriend of Mayor Bloomberg, to run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Read more

Texas ed board adopts social studies standards

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas State Board of Education agreed to new social studies standards on Friday after the far-right faction wielded its power to shape the lessons that will be taught to millions of students on American history, the U.S. free enterprise system, religion and other topics. Read more

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