Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Skeptics aside, Texas’ Perry marching toward 2016

  PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Republicans along New Hampshire’s seacoast once gave Rick Perry a rock star’s welcome, rallying behind the longtime Texas governor as a political savior destined to reclaim the White House for […]

08/06/2014

A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are stopped in Granjeno, Texas, on June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday. Rep. Terry […]

07/21/2014

President Barack Obama, center right, meets with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, to the right of the president, and Gov. Rick Perry, top, about border immigrantion during the president's stopover in Dallas on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Pool, The Dallas Morning News, Louis DeLuca)

Obama to border critics: ‘This is not theater’

DALLAS (AP) — President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration’s response to the […]

07/10/2014

President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama discusses border crisis with Perry in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — President Barack Obama, resisting calls to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, met Wednesday with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other officials to discuss the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America that has […]

07/09/2014

Senator Ted Gaines. (Photo Credit: http://district1.cssrc.us)

California lawmaker heads to Texas to lure jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state lawmaker is heading to Texas to poach jobs. Sen. Ted Gaines plans to visit the state Capitol in Austin on Monday and meet with businesses to promote California’s […]

06/27/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013 file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives the keynote speech at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Could Texas’ Perry be mulling move to California?

xAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Could Texas Gov. Rick Perry be California dreamin’? The Republican has made persuading top employers around the country to move to Texas a centerpiece of his administration, even leading a series […]

06/17/2014

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

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