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The Midday Brief: Oct. 25, 2010

Your afternoon reading: Chet Edwards and Bill Flores spar over Social Security, Tea Party group to turn over records to Democrats and Rick Perry targets Bill White over a police officer's death

Congressman Chet Edwards.

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Tom DeLay might not be facing conspiracy charges in Austin had it not been for a publicist who gave out the wrong document, the IRS, Newt Gingrich and DeLay's own fateful decision to meet with prosecutors to try to avoid indictment." — Flukes, coincidences led to DeLay's fall from power, Austin American-Statesman

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Republican Gov. Rick Perry's newest ad features the widow of a slain Houston police officer who implies that then-Mayor Bill White's policies led to her husband's death." — Rick Perry Ad on Murdered Houston Officer
  • "Mentally ill offenders and nonviolent criminals are crowding local jails to the point that the facilities could become health hazards and counties are struggling with the cost of housing and caring for the burgeoning population, according to a new report from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition." — Crowded Jails Becoming Health Hazards

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