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The Midday Brief: Aug. 30, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Romney, in San Antonio, jabs at Perry; poll shows Perry with commanding lead in South Carolina; Napolitano rejects Perry's request for $350 million

The Brief: Aug. 26, 2011

House Speaker Joe Straus, left, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a post-session press conference on May 31, 2011.
House Speaker Joe Straus, left, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a post-session press conference on May 31, 2011.

Rick Perry's swipe at Mitt Romney on Thursday revealed the careful line both candidates will have to walk on health care reform.

The Brief: Aug. 25, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry enters the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo, Iowa, during a three-day campaign swing through the Hawkeye State on Aug. 14, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry enters the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo, Iowa, during a three-day campaign swing through the Hawkeye State on Aug. 14, 2011.

The polls have confirmed it: Rick Perry's the Republican front-runner. But now comes the real battle — for momentum.

The Midday Brief: Aug. 24, 2011

Governor Rick Perry speaks to Waterloo Republicans at the Electric Park Ballroom Lincoln Day dinner on his first foray to Iowa on August 14, 2011.
Governor Rick Perry speaks to Waterloo Republicans at the Electric Park Ballroom Lincoln Day dinner on his first foray to Iowa on August 14, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: another poll shows Perry with double-digit lead over Romney; Perry signs anti-abortion pledge; Obama team looking for Perry-bashing Texans

The Brief: Aug. 24, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry campaigns at a private Republican reception in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry campaigns at a private Republican reception in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 2011.

Gov. Rick Perry, who started a major fundraising push from home this week, is hoping to pick off supporters of a certain Republican who many are still hoping will jump into the race.

The Brief: Aug. 23, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry takes a question at the Black Hawk County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, on Aug. 14, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry takes a question at the Black Hawk County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, on Aug. 14, 2011.

The rise of Rick Perry has sent a wave of unease through the Republican establishment.

The Midday Brief: Aug. 22, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry campaigns at the Hamburg Inn restaurant in downtown Iowa City.
Gov. Rick Perry campaigns at the Hamburg Inn restaurant in downtown Iowa City.

Your afternoon reading: why the GOP primary could end in a brokered convention; Perry and Romney battling for the South; Tea Party activists knock Dewhurst

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