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The Midday Brief: Aug. 4, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry in an interview with Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith
Gov. Rick Perry in an interview with Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith

Your afternoon reading: Perry pokes at Romney on health care; the governor's record on higher education; drought now worst in state's history, expert says

The Brief: Aug. 2, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry gestures during his speech to the NAELO  National Assn. of Latino Elected Officials in San Antonio on June 23, 2011.
Texas Governor Rick Perry gestures during his speech to the NAELO National Assn. of Latino Elected Officials in San Antonio on June 23, 2011.

He may be late to the game, but Gov. Rick Perry appears to have had little trouble mustering impassioned supporters.

The Brief: Aug. 1, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the press after leaving a school finance meeting between leaders in the House and Senate May 27, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the press after leaving a school finance meeting between leaders in the House and Senate May 27, 2011.

Many Iowans watching Fox News will get their first taste of Rick Perry today.

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