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The Midday Brief: Oct. 19, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

Rick Perry, Bill White

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Political hypocrisy is as old as politics itself but when it comes to the stimulus, Congressional Republicans and a handful of conservative Democrats who voted against the Recovery Act have it in spades. Of the 22 Republicans in the Texas congressional delegation, at least 16 officially asked for a portion of the $825 billion stimulus package, according to documents obtained by the Center for Public Integrity and shared with the Observer." — Texas lawmakers denounce government spending, but secretly want more, Texas Observer
  • "Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson's challenger is unleashing a two-week ad blitz focused on her misuse of scholarship funds — an ad blitz financed largely through donations that began to pour in after reports that the Dallas Democrat steered college aid to grandsons and other ineligible relatives." — Election foe attacks Eddie Bernice Johnson on scholarship scandal, The Dallas Morning News
  • "The House Speaker's race is causing a bit of splintering among conservatives. Texans for Life is pushing back against social conservative and former Republican Party vice chairman David Barton, who sent out an anti-Speaker Joe Straus email last week." — Texans for Life refutes anti-Straus charges in speaker's race, Trail Blazers

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Two weeks before the gubernatorial election, the season premiere of PBS Frontline features a timely topic: the Cameron Todd Willingham case — and despite initial hesitation, all public broadcasting stations in Texas will air it. " — Frontline Season Premiere Features Willingham Case

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