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The Midday Brief: Jan. 31, 2012

Republican candidate Ron Paul waits to be introduced onstage at an airport rally the day before the South Carolina primary on January 20, 2012.
Republican candidate Ron Paul waits to be introduced onstage at an airport rally the day before the South Carolina primary on January 20, 2012.

Your afternoon reading: Paul heads west as Florida votes; Perry praises Gingrich in first interview since dropping out; closing arguments heard in D.C. redistricting case

The Midday Brief: Jan. 30, 2012

Newt Gingrich at a campaign stop in West Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012.
Newt Gingrich at a campaign stop in West Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012.

Your afternoon reading: Gingrich looking to Southern states for delegates; Perry to appear at CPAC; AFL-CIO endorses Sadler

The Midday Brief: Jan. 27, 2012

U.S. Rep Ron Paul before going onstage at a Rock the Caucus event at a Des Moines high school on Jan. 3, 2012.
U.S. Rep Ron Paul before going onstage at a Rock the Caucus event at a Des Moines high school on Jan. 3, 2012.

Your afternoon reading: associates say Paul signed off on racist newsletters; signs of redistricting settlement; federal government rejects Texas' request to delay health care reform rule

The Brief: Jan. 27, 2012

State Rep. John Kuempel, R-Seguin, looks through redistricting maps on display during debate on the House floor on June 14, 2011.
State Rep. John Kuempel, R-Seguin, looks through redistricting maps on display during debate on the House floor on June 14, 2011.

The state's April 3 primaries hang in the balance as the state's increasingly intricate redistricting fight moves back to Texas.

The Midday Brief: Jan. 26, 2012

Your afternoon reading: Paul raises funds off son's TSA pat-down refusal; Dallas mayor faces blowback after rejecting gay marriage pledge; district cuts sports to stay alive

The Brief: Jan. 26, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 19, 2012, that he's withdrawing from the presidential race.
Gov. Rick Perry announcing on Jan. 19, 2012, that he's withdrawing from the presidential race.

A new poll confirms it: In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry's approval numbers have taken a beating since his tailspin of a presidential run.

The Midday Brief: Jan. 25, 2012

Your afternoon reading: U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Texas strip-club-fee case; Senate candidates jousting on TV; Gingrich still surging in Florida polling

The Midday Brief: Jan. 24, 2012

Your afternoon reading: Perry donors split between Gingrich and Romney; San Antonio mayor gets coveted State of the Union seat; Cruz says he has "effectively tied" Dewhurst in fundraising

The Midday Brief: Jan. 23, 2012

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

Your afternoon reading: Abbott sues Justice Department over voter ID; Dewhurst says he'd only serve two terms in Senate; Florida polls show Gingrich taking the lead

The Brief: Jan. 23, 2012

Perry campaign workers take down the final sign of Perry's presidential campaign at the Hyatt Place Hotel where he announced the suspension of his campaign on January 19, 2012.
Perry campaign workers take down the final sign of Perry's presidential campaign at the Hyatt Place Hotel where he announced the suspension of his campaign on January 19, 2012.

With Rick Perry out, the details behind his undoing are beginning to emerge.

The Midday Brief: Jan. 20, 2012

Your afternoon reading: in a victory for Republicans, Supreme Court throws out Texas' court-drawn maps; Congress indefinitely postpones anti-piracy legislation; Texas' unemployment rate lowest since July 2009

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