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The Brief: Sept. 30, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry campaigns at a private reception in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with family members standing by.
Gov. Rick Perry campaigns at a private reception in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with family members standing by.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears closer than ever to mounting a presidential run. So what does it mean for Rick Perry?

The Brief: Sept. 28, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry lunches with business leaders at the Star Restaurant in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 16, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry lunches with business leaders at the Star Restaurant in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 16, 2011.

The Perry campaign, still looking to regroup, appears to have settled on a new strategy: Don't panic.

The Midday Brief: Sept. 27, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Perry team calls $20 million fundraising report "nutty"; Romney hits Perry again on immigration; Texas nets biggest haul in latest federal health care grant

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