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The Evening Brief: Dec. 10, 2012

State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, talks to a colleague on the House floor on May 16, 2011.
State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, talks to a colleague on the House floor on May 16, 2011.

Your evening reading: Simpson files for speaker, wins Hughes' support; majority back path to citizenship, poll says; secession petition still awaiting White House response

The Brief: Dec. 10, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry at the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival in on Sept. 21, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry at the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival in on Sept. 21, 2012.

Already a known foe of federal health care reform, Gov. Rick Perry doesn't have high hopes for the law's success nationwide, either.

The Evening Brief: Dec. 7, 2012

State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, on June 16, 2011
State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, on June 16, 2011

Your evening reading: lawmakers may revisit family planning cuts; Abbott voices support for federal measure increasing child porn penalties; Hensarling chimes in on Boehner committee purge

The Evening Brief: Dec. 6, 2012

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa during a Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency hearing on Sept. 21, 2011.
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa during a Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency hearing on Sept. 21, 2011.

Your evening reading: UT System announces plans for new South Texas university; education commissioner strips El Paso ISD board of authority; Hutchison to release new book in April

The Brief: Dec. 6, 2012

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.

A month after the election, and long after Rick Perry left the race, more behind-the-scenes details of the governor's ill-fated presidential bid continue to surface.

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.

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