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The Midday Brief: April 28, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

Tom Delay on Dancing with the Stars

Your afternoon reading.

“The Austin appeals court erred in deciding that the state’s money-laundering statute - used to prosecute associates of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay - did not apply to transfers made via checks, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled today.” — Appeals court says money-laundering law applies in case involving DeLay associatesAustin American-Statesman

“Mexico always grumbles about US travel alerts. But today Mexico got payback.” — Mexico issues travel warning over Arizona immigration law  — The Christian Science Monitor

“Perry spokesman Mark Miner said the governor's staff is researching various ordinances and laws and will respond later.” — Perry's coyote hunt may have violated city and state laws UPDATEHouston Chronicle

“When KHOU asked Perry’s spokesperson if [the governor] would support similar legislation in Texas, she said he couldn’t answer that question. Yeah, I wouldn’t want to answer the question either if I were Perry.” — Can the Arizona immigration law affect the Texas governor’s race — Texas Monthly

"The first person to testify during the hearing was Robert Scott, Texas Education Commissioner. During his testimony, questions were raised about the curriculum process and why certain decisions were made. Scott responded to the questions by justifying the SBOE's controversial changes as "payback." — Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott Describes SBOE Curriculum Changes as PaybackBurnt Orange Report

“In her new book, “Spoken From the Heart,” Mrs. Bush describes in vivid detail the circumstances surrounding the crash, which has haunted her for most of her adult life”— Laura Bush Opens Up About CrashThe New York Times

“City Manager Mary Suhm is making the first official announcement of the next Dallas Police Chief right here on Facebook.” —First announcement from Dallas City Hall comes on Facebook: First Assistant Chief David Brown is the new police chief

“Federal agents brought Quintero to San Antonio, where Monday he quietly had an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Pamela Mathy.” — Mexican cartel kingpin extradited to S.A.San Antonio Express-News


New in the Texas Tribune:

“The Twitter feed, styled after popular Chuck Norris-themed humor (e.g. "Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried."), offers up a multitude of mythical "facts" about Perry.” — TribBlog: Life Imitates @RickPerryFacts

“Turnout is a huge question mark, both in terms of how many people will show up and who they'll be.” — Isn’t That Special?

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