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The Midday Brief: Dec. 14, 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: Perry internals show Gingrich slipping; Paul says he hasn't gone negative; Romney warns against "zany" Gingrich

The Brief: Dec. 14, 2011

A pointed warning from the Obama administration has heightened the drama surrounding the state's already chaotic redistricting process.

The Midday Brief: Dec. 12, 2011

House Speaker Joe Straus, supported by Republican members, discusses the successes and shortcomings of the 82nd regular legislative session that adjourned sine die May 30, 2011.
House Speaker Joe Straus, supported by Republican members, discusses the successes and shortcomings of the 82nd regular legislative session that adjourned sine die May 30, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Paul goes after Gingrich again in web video; Straus draws primary challenge; Perry calls Solyndra a country

The Midday Brief: Dec. 9, 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.

Your afternoon reading: Perry's spoiler potential in Iowa; Trump may scrap GOP debate; amid fiery campaign rhetoric, illegal border crossings on the decline

The Brief: Dec. 9, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry attempts to hush the crowd as he is introduced at his prayer event, The Response, in Houston on Aug. 6, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry attempts to hush the crowd as he is introduced at his prayer event, The Response, in Houston on Aug. 6, 2011.

Once again, intense backlash has caught the Rick Perry campaign flat-footed.

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