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Fast food workers go on strike demanding higher wages. Are the low-paying positions a sign of corporate greed, or is there a bigger issue involved?

Plus: The politics behind the American Airlines merger. Is Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott hurting himself by siding with the Obama administration in opposing the creation of another mega-carrier?

Abbott says the combination will reduce competition and limit access to rural cities.

And open enrollment in Obamacare is 30 days away. Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threatens to shut down the government to stop it; prominent Republicans say he's wasting his time.

Does Rep. Michael Burgess (R-26th District) agree? We'll ask him; he's this week's guest on Inside Texas Politics.

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