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The Evening Brief: March 30, 2012

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.

Your evening reading: Texas Republican Party proposes presidential debate; Perry's campaign security costs still mounting; Justice Department targeting lawmakers' communications over voter ID

The Brief: March 30, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry walking down Adams Street in Creston, Iowa, with Department of Public Safety trooper Chris Brannen after speaking at a presidential campaign event on Dec. 27, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry walking down Adams Street in Creston, Iowa, with Department of Public Safety trooper Chris Brannen after speaking at a presidential campaign event on Dec. 27, 2011.

Texas officials' focus on Washington and health care reform moved a thousand miles west on Thursday — to Nebraska and "pink slime."

The Evening Brief: March 29, 2012

Tejano monument artist Armando Hinojosa in front of the sculpture after its unveiling ceremony on the grounds of the Texas Capitol on March 29, 2012.
Tejano monument artist Armando Hinojosa in front of the sculpture after its unveiling ceremony on the grounds of the Texas Capitol on March 29, 2012.

Your evening reading: Tejano monument unveiling draws huge crowds; Ron Paul roadies leave the campaign trail; candidate offers "personal tour" of district to Roger and Michael Williams

The Brief: March 29, 2012

Mitt Romney at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 2, 2012.
Mitt Romney at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 2, 2012.

Riding high nationally, Mitt Romney on Wednesday arrived in Texas, where he still faces some challenges with Republican voters.

The Evening Brief: March 28, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry speaks with a reporter on Feb. 21, 2012, a month after dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Gov. Rick Perry speaks with a reporter on Feb. 21, 2012, a month after dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Your evening reading: Perry joins team of governors defending "pink slime"; Dewhurst adviser links Cruz to Soros; Democratic state lawmaker pushing to change Texas' Stand Your Ground law

The Brief: March 28, 2012

Greg Abbott speaks at the state Republican 2010 watch party at the Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch on election night.
Greg Abbott speaks at the state Republican 2010 watch party at the Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch on election night.

Attorney General Greg Abbott delighted in an unexpectedly bruising day for the Obama administration at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The Evening Brief: March 27, 2012

Attorney General Greg Abbott at a press conference after the ceremonial bill signing of human trafficking legislation on May 25, 2011.
Attorney General Greg Abbott at a press conference after the ceremonial bill signing of human trafficking legislation on May 25, 2011.

Your evening reading: Texas Republicans pleased with Supreme Court's questioning of health care law; Democrats slam Romney ahead of Texas visit; could Trayvon Martin-like case happen in Texas?

The Brief: March 27, 2012

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

After a day of largely procedural debate, the Supreme Court today will turn its focus to the main attraction in the epic challenge to federal health care reform.

The Evening Brief: March 26, 2012

Your evening reading: Straus' primary opponent wins endorsement of national Tea Party group; Abbott, in Washington for health care case, calls Obama administration's arguments inconsistent; Paul predicts Supreme Court will uphold individual mandate

The Evening Brief: March 23, 2012

Your evening reading: new Paul ad mocks Etch A Sketch uproar; state officials approve radioactive waste dump; minority rights groups assembling to oppose Abbott's challenge to Voting Rights Act

The Evening Brief: March 22, 2012

Rick Santorum leaving the stage at Valley High School in Des Moines, Iowa, after a Rock the Caucus speech on Jan. 3, 2012.
Rick Santorum leaving the stage at Valley High School in Des Moines, Iowa, after a Rock the Caucus speech on Jan. 3, 2012.

Your evening reading: Santorum, in San Antonio, says he'll campaign hard in Texas; Hutchison urges Perry to reconsider Women's Health Program; FEC approves Perry Super PAC

The Brief: March 22, 2012

A "Come and Take It" flag depicting an apple instead of the traditional cannon at the Save Our Schools rally at the Texas Capitol on March 12, 2011.
A "Come and Take It" flag depicting an apple instead of the traditional cannon at the Save Our Schools rally at the Texas Capitol on March 12, 2011.

Educators and state lawmakers hope to thrust education cuts back into the state spotlight this weekend.

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