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FSU overwhelmed as Houston stops Dalvin Cook cold

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The University of Houston overwhelmed Florida State in Atlanta Thursday afternoon, winning the Peach Bowl going away. The Cougars, clearly more fired up about playing in the Peach than FSU, won 38-24 for their 13th win of the year (13-1). Houston took a 21-3 first-half lead, then held off the Seminoles for the win. FSU, which won a national title two years ago and reached the playoffs last year, was never able to figure out the Houston defense. Houston’s rushing…

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Houston Chronicle on John Cornyn, Charlie Crist

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Texas Sen. John Cornyn is an upbeat kind of fellow, but when it comes to the Republican Party’s current political standing, he is distinctly downbeat. “I think that we’re at a low ebb,” the San Antonio Republican declares. After eight years of the Bush presidency and the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, only 22 percent of Americans call themselves Republicans, according to a survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. But while there’s not much debate…

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