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The Midday Brief: Sept. 24, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

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Your afternoon reading:

  • "Tea Party favorite Ron Paul isn't impressed with his party's Pledge to America, according to CQ. … But Jeb Hensarling, another Republican whose main concern is reducing the debt and reducing spending, maintains that the pledge is a good start -- even though it doesn't tackle the federal programs that are mostly to blame for long-term deficits." — Hensarling takes Republican Pledge To America, Trail Blazers

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