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The Midday Brief: July 12, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Ron Paul not running for re-election; Perry meets with Musharraf; more Perry prayer event controversy

Gov. Rick Perry outside the House chamber on May 28, 2011.

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Texas Gov. Rick Perry met Tuesday with former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to exchange ideas about improving the economy and discuss the strained relationship between the U.S. and Pakistani governments." — Texas Gov. Perry meets with Musharraf, The Associated Press

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Surfside, told his Twitter followers Tuesday: 'I have decided not to seek re-election to Congress.' Was it because the GOP-lead Lege redrew his district in a way that might have made it harder for him to win?" — Rep. Ron Paul Won't Run For Re-Election
  • "Gov. Rick Perry has released a video invitation to The Response, billed a day of prayer and fasting scheduled for Aug. 6 in Houston and organized by the controversial American Family Association. So far, organizers report 6,000 people have registered." — Video: Perry Invites Public to Attend Day of Prayer and Fasting

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