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The Brief: Nov. 7, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry campaigns at a private reception in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with family members standing by.
Gov. Rick Perry campaigns at a private reception in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with family members standing by.

A group of Rick Perry allies has stepped briefly — and uncharacteristically — into the spotlight: his family.

The Midday Brief: Nov. 4, 2011

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national conference in San Antonio on Aug. 30, 2011.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national conference in San Antonio on Aug. 30, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Romney phone messages hit Perry on immigration; Dewhurst won't commit to one-on-one debate with Cruz; Democrats hope to pick up five U.S. House seats in Texas

The Brief: Nov. 3, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry while leaving the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry while leaving the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.

The swirling Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal on Wednesday swept up Rick Perry as more allegations emerged.

The Midday Brief: Nov. 2, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Romney links Perry to California Gov. Jerry Brown; parsing Perry's New Hampshire speech; Paul says another campaign may have promoted Cain scandal

The Brief: Nov. 2, 2011

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

Dwarfed by presidential politics, the race for U.S. Senate in Texas remains fluid, according to the new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.

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