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The Evening Brief: June 7, 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 convention speech fuels 2014 speculation; mention of Dewhurst draws boos; judge lets Wentworth lawsuit proceed

The Brief: June 7, 2012

Republicans and Democrats kick off their state conventions today, but the atmosphere surrounding each couldn't be more different.

The Evening Brief: June 6, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry speaking at the VFW annual convention in San Antonio on Aug. 29, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaking at the VFW annual convention in San Antonio on Aug. 29, 2011.

Your evening reading: parties gearing up for state conventions; absent Armendariz takes heat at House hearing; U.S. Senate results broken down by county

The Brief: June 6, 2012

Mitt Romney arrives at a debate site in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 11, 2011.
Mitt Romney arrives at a debate site in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 11, 2011.

Mitt Romney appears poised to reap a major windfall from his visit to Texas this week.

The Evening Brief: June 5, 2012

Mitt Romney surrounded by media as he makes a campaign stop at the Family Table Restaurant in Atlantic, Iowa, in January 2012.
Mitt Romney surrounded by media as he makes a campaign stop at the Family Table Restaurant in Atlantic, Iowa, in January 2012.

Your evening reading: Romney blasts Obama in Fort Worth; rumors over Spanish-language U.S. Senate debate swirling; state agencies ordered to propose cuts

The Brief: June 5, 2012

Candidate Ted Cruz attacks Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in a U.S. Senate candidate debate at the Hilton in Austin on January 12, 2012.
Candidate Ted Cruz attacks Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in a U.S. Senate candidate debate at the Hilton in Austin on January 12, 2012.

Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst have agreed to debate before the July runoff, but there's an unexpected sticking point: the English language.

The Brief: June 4, 2012

As the dust from last week's primary elections settles, it's time for candidates to gear up and buckle down for the business ahead.

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