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The Midday Brief: Oct. 28, 2011

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.

Your afternoon reading: Perry says he's "here to win" New Hampshire; George Will says Romney becoming "less electable"; state officials unsatisfied by proposed changes to EPA pollution rule

The Brief: Oct. 28, 2011

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich at the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.
Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich at the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.

Fellow Republican candidates aren't coming to Rick Perry's defense over the possibility that he might skip future debates. But to some extent, they can sympathize.

The Midday Brief: Oct. 27, 2011

The moderators and Republican candidates are introduced at the Dartmouth Debates in Hanover, NH on October 11, 2011.
The moderators and Republican candidates are introduced at the Dartmouth Debates in Hanover, NH on October 11, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: opponents respond to Perry's debate hesitancy; Cruz slams group his wife belonged to; officials urge Perry to halt execution

The Brief: Oct. 27, 2011

The set at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 10, 2011, the night before Rick Perry's fourth Republican presidential debate.
The set at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 10, 2011, the night before Rick Perry's fourth Republican presidential debate.

Bedeviled by debates, Rick Perry may have settled on a familiar strategy: skip them.

The Midday Brief: Oct. 24, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry delivers a campaign speech to a crowd in Orange City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry delivers a campaign speech to a crowd in Orange City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Perry camp adds former Bush campaign manager; Romney pushes back against health care story; Perry ads to start running Tuesday in Iowa

The Midday Brief: Oct. 20, 2011

Candidate Rick Perry, r, speaks to a woman one on one after his campaign stop in Orange City, Iowa on October 8, 2011.
Candidate Rick Perry, r, speaks to a woman one on one after his campaign stop in Orange City, Iowa on October 8, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Perry's polling lags in Iowa as he struggles with likability; a media war breaks out around Michael Morton: drought likely to worsen in winter.

 

The Brief: Oct. 20, 2011

Texas Governor at the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire on October 11, 2011.
Texas Governor at the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire on October 11, 2011.

Has Rick Perry found his own “9-9-9”? Tune in to his economic speech next week to find out!

The Midday Brief: Oct. 19, 2011

The Dartmouth College press room at the Republican presidential debate on Oct. 11, 2011.
The Dartmouth College press room at the Republican presidential debate on Oct. 11, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Perry lays out plans for a flat tax; rivalry between Perry and Romney gets personal; five men are arrested in San Antonio for either a strange prank or a terrorist plot.

 

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