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The Brief: Aug. 30, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop on Aug. 14, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop on Aug. 14, 2011.

Gov. Rick Perry may have his eye on 2014 and beyond, but if Texans at the Republican National Convention are any indication, he might have trouble drumming up support.

The Evening Brief: Aug. 29, 2012

A painting of Ronald Reagan sits off to the side as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to the Michigan delegation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 28, 2012.
A painting of Ronald Reagan sits off to the side as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to the Michigan delegation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 28, 2012.

Your evening reading: Texas delegates hear from Santorum, George P. Bush; California overtakes Texas in job creation; Cruz not ready to support Perry 2016 bid

The Brief: Aug. 29, 2012

Texans briefly commanded the attention of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, but a burst of political news back home threatened to upstage them.

The Brief: Aug. 28, 2012

Ron Paul speaks at a rally at the University of Texas at Austin on April 26, 2012.
Ron Paul speaks at a rally at the University of Texas at Austin on April 26, 2012.

As Tropical Storm Isaac skirted their convention, Republicans in Tampa narrowly avoided another storm: a Ron Paul revolt. 

The Evening Brief: Aug. 27, 2012

Ron Paul speaking to reporters after a rally at the University of Texas at Austin on April 26, 2012.
Ron Paul speaking to reporters after a rally at the University of Texas at Austin on April 26, 2012.

Your evening reading: agitated Paul supporters readying convention protest; Cruz gets warm reception from Texas delegates; Michael Williams to head Texas Education Agency

The Brief: Aug. 27, 2012

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks at a town hall event at Texas A&M University on April 10, 2012.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks at a town hall event at Texas A&M University on April 10, 2012.

Delivering perhaps the last major speech of his political career, in the shadow of the Republican National Convention, Ron Paul held nothing back.

The Evening Brief: Aug. 24, 2012

Lubbock County Judge Tom Head, right.
Lubbock County Judge Tom Head, right.

Your evening reading: U.N. calls Lubbock County judge's Obama civil war claim "ridiculous"; Sadler says Cruz should go back to Canada; cancer institute to maintain ties to Armstrong

The Brief: Aug. 24, 2012

Lance Armstrong at a TribLive event on April 21, 2011.
Lance Armstrong at a TribLive event on April 21, 2011.

The end of a controversy has clouded the legacy of one of Texas' most famous athletes and policy activists.

The Evening Brief: Aug. 23, 2012

Your evening reading: Democrats call for judge's resignation over Obama civil war comment; national GOP platform backs "self-deportation"; Texas judge's ruling hands victory to Keystone pipeline

The Brief: Aug. 23, 2012

Texas, the biggest prize for Republicans on the electoral map, won't be getting a whole lot of love at the GOP convention this year.

The Evening Brief: Aug. 22, 2012

Your evening reading: Lubbock County judge says tax hike needed to deal with public unrest if Obama is re-elected; Akin comment still stirring debate in Texas; Planned Parenthood remains in Women's Health Program, for now

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