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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,…
Politics Aug 19Texas Gov. Rick Perry assembles all-star legal defense team
AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side -- not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases.
Politics Aug 16Perry indictment exposes political divisions in Texas
A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but which…
Politics Aug 15Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.
Politics Aug 11Koch-funded initiatives reach out to Hispanic voters for the GOP
The billionaire industrialists are working to patch a gaping hole in the GOP coalition that could spell a generation of irrelevance if Republicans cannot build some credibility with Hispanic voters, who typically shun the GOP. The fast-growing group could have…