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The Midday Brief: Nov. 11, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Perry makes $1 million Fox News ad buy; Penn State scandal has possible Texas link; Congress's poorest members

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Your afternoon reading:

  • "In an aggressive move to pull his campaign out of the trough that was his Wednesday night debate performance, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has effectively bought himself a chunk of the Fox News Channel, purchasing nearly $1 million of advertising time on the network." — Perry Makes Aggressive Ad Buy on Fox News, The New York Times

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "On The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the host dubbed Gov. Rick Perry's debate flub 'the Dope Diamond.' That's right before he unleashed team coverage of the governor's 'brain explosive diarrhea' — and the unintended consequences for excited 'newsmen.'" — Video: Daily Show Dubs Perry's "Oops" Moment the "Dope Diamond"

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