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The Midday Brief: Nov. 15, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Perry lays out sweeping government reform plan; Combs says state won't fund Formula 1; Perry campaign eying second ad buy in New Hampshire

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New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Gov. Rick Perry laid out his 'Uproot and Overhaul Washington' plan Tuesday morning in Bettendorf, Iowa. Perry wants to end lifetime appointments for the federal judiciary, and advocates 18-year term limits for members of the U.S. Supreme Court." — Updated: Perry Takes Aim at Congress, Courts
  • "The state won't spend any taxpayer money on Formula 1 in advance of Texas races, Comptroller Susan Combs announced this morning — days after racing officials expressed doubt over a Grand Prix here. It's not clear how that will affect the track." — Combs Taps the Brakes on Formula 1 Racing

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Rick Perry's favorability numbers have hit an amazing new low with only 18% of voters seeing him favorably to 67% with a negative opinion. He's got issues with Republicans (34/49), independents (14/71), and Democrats (7/80) alike. There is not a single Governor or Senator in the country with a 67% disapproval rating. He really might be the most unpopular politician in the country right now. With those favorability numbers it's no surprise that he trails Obama by 10 points at 49-39." — Obama leads nationally, Public Policy Polling

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