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The Midday Brief: Nov. 26, 2010

Your afternoon reading: politics and the DeLay conviction, a new NRA legal battle, and earmark concerns for Dallas

Tom DeLay, at the Travis County courthouse following his conviction on money-laundering charges.

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Will the DeLay verdict spell trouble for the Travis County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit, which receives state funding?" — The DeLay conviction, BurkaBlog
  • "In two recently filed court cases that could expand gun rights if they are successful, two Lubbock men are challenging federal and state laws that limit 18-to-20-year-olds from buying handguns and carrying them as concealed weapons." — NRA opens new front in gun rights battle, Austin American-Statesman

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "The prospect of unabashedly Republican Texas becoming communist Cuba's leading U.S. trade partner seemed almost too good to be true. And, indeed, the relationship between two very different kind of red states hasn’t quite lived up to expectations." — Texas' Trade With Cuba Slower Than Expected

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