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The Evening Brief: Dec. 4, 2012

Your evening reading: Bush calls for compassion in immigration debate; Armey leaves FreedomWorks with $8 million payout; Texas Nationalist Movement says membership has swelled

The Brief: Dec. 4, 2012

State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, delivers a personal privilege speech at the end of the House session on June 29, 2011.
State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, delivers a personal privilege speech at the end of the House session on June 29, 2011.

The race for speaker of the House may have just gotten a lot more interesting.

The Evening Brief: Dec. 3, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry speaks at Williamson County Republican dinner in Round Rock, his first public speech since leaving the presidential race.
Gov. Rick Perry speaks at Williamson County Republican dinner in Round Rock, his first public speech since leaving the presidential race.

Your evening reading: Perry to guest host CNBC's Squawk Box; Texas Democrats optimistic about deal on Medicaid expansion; calls for CPRIT investigation intensify

The Evening Brief: Nov. 30, 2012

Your evening reading: Cornyn calls White House proposal to unilaterally raise debt ceiling "crazy"; congressional Republicans clashing over approach to immigration reform; education commissioner to delay 15 percent rule

The Brief: Nov. 30, 2012

Ted Cruz with daughter Caroline at his election watch party in Houston on Nov. 6, 2012.
Ted Cruz with daughter Caroline at his election watch party in Houston on Nov. 6, 2012.

Still reflecting on the election, Ted Cruz says he knows why Republicans lost, and what they can do about it.

The Evening Brief: Nov. 29, 2012

Your evening reading: Dewhurst proposes taking $1 billion from Rainy Day Fund for water projects; Perry voices support for letting districts decide on 15 percent rule; ethics commission backs off plan to add investigative powers

The Brief: Nov. 29, 2012

Ted Cruz supporters at his election night watch party in Houston on July 31, 2012.
Ted Cruz supporters at his election night watch party in Houston on July 31, 2012.

He hasn't even taken office yet, but one of Ted Cruz's first moves as Texas' senator-elect is already delighting conservatives.

The Evening Brief: Nov. 28, 2012

Conservative activist Grover Norquist
Conservative activist Grover Norquist

Your evening reading: Norquist says Perry could be viable 2016 candidate; Abbott moves to seize polygamist ranch; panel says Reyes may have violated ethics rules

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