Rick Perry

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP pushes social issues at conservative showcase

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Some of the GOP’s most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year’s midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide […]

03/07/2014

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie celebrates his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Christie: GOP should ‘show up’ for minority votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday offered his Republican Party a prescription to win: show up. Christie, fresh off a 22-percentage point win for re-election, said the GOP must go into […]

11/10/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Perry to headline California GOP convention

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The California Republican Party says Texas Gov. Rick Perry will headline its fall convention in Anaheim. The GOP made the announcement Monday. Perry’s office did not immediately confirm his attendance at […]

08/19/2013

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Gov. Perry signs sweeping abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the clinics in the state. More than 100 Republican lawmakers attended the signing ceremony with […]

07/18/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Perry won’t seek re-election in 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history who famously muttered “oops” after forgetting during a 2011 presidential debate the third of three federal departments he’d pledged to close, announced Monday […]

07/08/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Perry likely to announce if he’ll seek re-election

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Will he or won’t he? Gov. Rick Perry has invited friends and supporters to San Antonio and the country’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealership Monday to announce “exciting future plans.” The longest-serving […]

07/08/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Perry, filibuster star clash over Texas abortions

DALLAS (AP) — A battle over proposed abortion restrictions in Texas became a personal grudge match Thursday between conservative Republican Gov. Rick Perry and a Democratic state senator whose lengthy, one-woman filibuster catapulted her to […]

06/27/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas gov. calls 2nd special session on abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday called a second special session of the Texas Legislature to pass widespread abortion restrictions across the nation’s second-largest state, after the first attempt by Republicans died […]

06/26/2013

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Hundreds protest Texas abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – More than 600 women’s rights protesters crowded into the Texas Capitol on Sunday to watch Democrats begin a series of parliamentary maneuvers to stop the Republican majority from passing some of […]

06/23/2013

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FEMA denies aid for Texas fertilizer plant blast

HOUSTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide additional money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed […]

06/12/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Perry ending California trip empty handed – so far

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry wrapped up his high-profile recruiting trip to California on Wednesday without having persuaded any businesses to relocate to his state — at least not yet.

02/13/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry going to California to recruit business

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry plans to visit California next week to follow up on a small buy of radio ads intended to persuade businesses to relocate to Texas.

02/07/2013

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