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Politics Feb 13Testy GOP contenders say Obama should wait on Supreme Court nomination
During Saturday's Republican presidential debate, candidates said President Barack Obama should allow his successor to select the next Supreme Court nomination following the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
Politics Feb 13Scalia death rattles GOP field ahead of debate
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stirred reaction from Republican presidential candidates Saturday, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio stating his replacement's nomination should rest with the next president.
Politics Aug 11Perry stops paying 2016 campaign staff in South Carolina
AUSTIN, Texas — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stopped paying his 2016 presidential campaign's staff in the key early primary state of South Carolina, amid flagging poling numbers and sluggish fundraising.
Politics Aug 08George P. Bush helps dad Jeb on the campaign trail
"It's definitely more emotional," George P. Bush said of campaigning for his dad, rather than his grandfather or uncle, former President George W. Bush. "It's just a little closer to home."…
Politics Jul 24Appeals court drops 1 of 2 charges against Rick Perry
AUSTIN, Texas — One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flagging polling numbers for the 2016 race.
Politics Jul 05Texas struggles with logistics of housing gold stockpile
Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum.
Politics Dec 30Gov. Rick Perry to rely on Texas jobs record during his 2016 presidential run
Texas Gov. Rick Perry would like to run for president in 2016 as a proven job-creator who modeled Texas' strong economy in his own political gunslinger image and says he can do the same for the rest of the country.
Nation Nov 06Governor Perry heads to court
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is making his first court appearance on felony charges that accuse him of abusing his power when he vetoed funding for public corruption prosecutors.
Politics Oct 10Courts strike down voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the…
Politics Aug 29Perry criticizes Obama for ‘no strategy’ on Syria
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is wasting little time pouncing on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet"comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq,…