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The Midday Brief: Dec. 2, 2010

Your afternoon reading: Sheila Jackson Lee and WikiLeaks, talk of a pardon for Tom DeLay, and Chuck Norris (yes, that Chuck Norris)

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Your afternoon reading:

  • "The State Republican Executive Committee is considering a resolution calling on Gov. Rick Perry to grant a pardon to former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on his recent money laundering conviction. But unlike the president, a Texas governor does not have sweeping pardon authority." — Why Perry cannot immediately pardon Tom DeLay, Texas Politics
  • "Perry is scheduled to present the designation to both Chuck Norris and his brother Aaron Norris at a Texas Rangers office in Garland this afternoon." — Chuck Norris, Texas Ranger. No, really., PoliTex
  • "It seems appropriate that the Tom DeLay trial would reach its climax last week — after all, it's time to discuss redistricting again. Austin-area Democrats did just that last week at the Central Texas Democratic Forum, a monthly affair held Downtown at the Austin Bar Association, hearing from a panel of folks knowledgeable on the issue." — Redistricting: GOP Has Lock – But Dems Have Key, The Austin Chronicle
  • "Somos Republican, a group based in Arizona and is dedicated to attracting more Latinos into the GOP, has tapped Gov. Rick Perry as the number-one Hispanic-friendly politician in the nation. They cite his stance that an Arizona-type anti-illegal immigrant law isn't necessary in Texas." —  GOP Hispanic group calls Rick Perry Numero Uno, Trail Blazers

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Robert Grijalva isn't running for the Texas House. The chief of staff to Rep. Chente Quintanilla, D-Tornillo, says (via press release) that he poked around in HD-77 to see if the time was right to get into a House race." — Quintanilla Aide Won't Challenge Marquez

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