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The Evening Brief: Aug. 31, 2012

Your evening reading: Obama rallies troops in El Paso; court rules November election will use current maps; Mexican court upholds PRI’s victory

July 17th, 2012: President Obama speaks to crowd at the Austin Music Hall


  • Obama to troops: We're stronger, Defense cuts not my fault: (Politico) “Obama’s remarks here – technically an official event but with tinges of the foreign policy message he touts on the campaign trail – come the day after the conclusion of the Republican National Convention, where GOP rival Mitt Romney and others charged that Obama has made the nation weaker.”
  • Judges: Redistricting maps will remain unchanged for November election: (Houston Chronicle) “A panel of three federal judges in San Antonio announced Friday afternoon that the November 6 election would continue as scheduled under the current maps, even though a panel of judges in Washington D.C. tossed redistricting maps passed by the Texas Legislature, which were the basis of the maps the state is now using.
  • Mexico electoral court upholds Peña Nieto victory: (Fox News) “The TEPJF electoral tribunal's seven justices presented separate arguments Thursday against the legal challenge brought by the Progressive Movement coalition against the victory by the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.”
  • Former legislative aide pleads not guilty in hit and run: (Austin American-Statesman) “Former legislative staffer Gabrielle Nestande, accused of leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident in Tarrytown in May 2011, pleaded not guilty to the charge during a brief court appearance this morning, said her lawyer Perry Minton.”



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