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The Midday Brief: Dec. 7, 2011

The Dartmouth College press room at the Republican presidential debate on Oct. 11, 2011.
The Dartmouth College press room at the Republican presidential debate on Oct. 11, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: parsing Perry's aggressive new Iowa ad; Paul campaign announces five new office openings in early states; Formula One organizers break impasse

The Brief: Dec. 7, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry delivers a campaign speech to a crowd in Orange City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry delivers a campaign speech to a crowd in Orange City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.

Rick Perry's poll numbers remain stagnant, but in new internal data, his campaign may see reason for hope.

The Midday Brief: Dec. 6, 2011

Newt Gingrich at a press conference after a debate with Herman Cain in The Woodlands on Nov. 5, 2011.
Newt Gingrich at a press conference after a debate with Herman Cain in The Woodlands on Nov. 5, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Paul goes after Gingrich in new Iowa ad; Perry Super PAC making big early-state ad buys; more good polling news for Gingrich

The Midday Brief: Dec. 5, 2011

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich at the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.
Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich at the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Gingrich joins Paul/Trump spat; new early-state ads for Paul and Perry; black lawmakers object to redistricting talk

The Midday Brief: Dec. 1, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry listens to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's speech at an event in Waterloo, Iowa, on Aug. 14, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry listens to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's speech at an event in Waterloo, Iowa, on Aug. 14, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: behind the Perry "train wreck"; Abbott accuses Justice Department of stalling on redistricting; Perry pokes fun at himself in new ad

The Brief: Dec. 1, 2011

Campaign materials for Gov. Rick Perry at the Johnson County Fall BBQ event in Tiffin, Iowa, where Perry spoke on Oct. 7, 2011.
Campaign materials for Gov. Rick Perry at the Johnson County Fall BBQ event in Tiffin, Iowa, where Perry spoke on Oct. 7, 2011.

Gov. Rick Perry, looking to get Iowans on board his struggling campaign, has turned to friends at home. About 600 of them, to be precise.

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