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The Midday Brief: Sept. 22, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

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Your afternoon reading:

  • "State Rep. Debbie Riddle asked St. Mary’s University Law Professor Jeffrey Addicott, who runs the Center for Terrorism Law there, a question some folks might answer in the affirmative: 'Do you think that I’m just nuts?'" — Terror-baby theory goes for wild ride in media, San Antonio Express-News
  • "At least one statewide Democratic candidate is touting her support of President Barack Obama as she stumps Texas in search of votes for the November election. Linda Chavez-Thompson, who is challenging incumbent Republican David Dewhurst in the lieutenant governor's race, told an audience Wednesday that she was proud to introduce the president at an Austin fundraiser last month." — Democratic nominee touts support of Obama in Texas, Trail Blazers

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Talking point No. 1 for an elected official facing an ethics investigation in Texas: Blame the politicization of the Public Integrity Unit, which is funded by the Legislature but operates out of the district attorney's office in heavily Democratic Travis County." — Why a County DA Prosecutes State, Federal Officials

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