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The Evening Brief: Sept. 28, 2012

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn speaks to a TribLive audience on April 18, 2011
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn speaks to a TribLive audience on April 18, 2011

Your evening reading: Cornyn says GOP still has "no plans" to help Akin; Democratic state lawmakers' praise for Republican draws party scorn; Abbott offers help to school district caught in Bible verse controversy

The Brief: Sept. 28, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry in his office at the Texas Capitol for a round of press interviews on Feb. 21, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry in his office at the Texas Capitol for a round of press interviews on Feb. 21, 2012.

Months after his run, one of the details surrounding Gov. Rick Perry's unraveling on the presidential campaign trail remains murky.

The Evening Brief: Sept. 27, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry at the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival in on Sept. 21, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry at the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival in on Sept. 21, 2012.

Your evening reading: Perry dismisses sleep apnea diagnosis; new ad hits Canseco on clean energy; Austin City Council endorses gay marriage

The Brief: Sept. 27, 2012

Comptroller Susan Combs explaining budget revenue numbers on Jan. 10, 2011.
Comptroller Susan Combs explaining budget revenue numbers on Jan. 10, 2011.

State budget concerns may have engulfed the last legislative session, but Texas officials are now sounding the alarm over another looming fiscal predicament: local debt.

The Brief: Sept. 26, 2012

Now the U.S. House Speaker, Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, is shown in 2012.
Now the U.S. House Speaker, Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, is shown in 2012.

Mitt Romney may be cutting back on fundraising, but his campaign isn't done tapping Texas donors.

The Evening Brief: Sept. 25, 2012

Your evening reading: U.S. Supreme Court denies fourth stay of execution for Texas inmate; Super PAC announces ad buy against Gallego; Booker predicts Castro will be first Latino governor of Texas

The Brief: Sept. 25, 2012

Perry for President signs sit in the conference room where the candidate ended his presidential hopes on Jan. 19, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.
Perry for President signs sit in the conference room where the candidate ended his presidential hopes on Jan. 19, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.

Amid a gaffe-laden month in national politics, the wreckage of Gov. Rick Perry's failed presidential campaign has re-entered the spotlight.

The Evening Brief: Sept. 24, 2012

State Rep. Bryan Hughes shakes hands with a delegate at the trade show of the Texas Republican Convention June 8, 2012.
State Rep. Bryan Hughes shakes hands with a delegate at the trade show of the Texas Republican Convention June 8, 2012.

Your evening reading: FreedomWorks endorses Hughes for House speaker; Cornyn says he's open to campaign finance reform; former state GOP chairman dies

The Brief: Sept. 24, 2012

The second annual Texas Tribune Festival kicked off with with a conversation between Gov. Rick Perry and Evan Smith at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin on Sept. 21, 2012.
The second annual Texas Tribune Festival kicked off with with a conversation between Gov. Rick Perry and Evan Smith at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin on Sept. 21, 2012.

Miss the Tribune Festival over the weekend? Fret not.

The Evening Brief: Sept. 21, 2012

Your evening reading: state asks judge to unblock dead-voter purge; Wisconsin governor, in Arlington, says Romney must sharpen economic message; Sadler hits Cruz over birth control

The Evening Brief: Sept. 19, 2012

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the University of Texas LBJ Presidential Library on Dec. 13, 2011.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the University of Texas LBJ Presidential Library on Dec. 13, 2011.

Your evening reading: state officials blast Obama administration over Fast and Furious report; U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block Texas' temporary redistricting map; Cruz declines third debate with Sadler

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