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1 hr ago | WPXI

Rick Perry prosecutor called ethical, fair

He's been a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He's backed both Republicans and Democrats for office.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, US Politics, Lloyd Doggett, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas

1 hr ago | Click2Houston

Gov. Perry enters 'not guilty' plea

Aug. 20, 2014: Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors

2 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Boy picked up bat that tested positive for rabies

Health officials are trying to track down a 6-year-old boy who reportedly picked up a bat that later tested positive for rabies.

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7 hrs ago | Amarillo.com

Perry pleads not guilty

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations

8 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Perry judge on the ballot for statea s highest court

The presiding judge in Gov. Rick Perry's criminal case has aspirations for of the state's most powerful judicial posts.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Democrats in Texas criminalize politics

Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg, pictured here restrained after her arrest for DWI, has a long history of persecuting Texas Republicans through the most liberal court in the state.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Tom DeLay, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Senator Kay Bailey, Texas, US Senate, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

16 hrs ago | NewsBusters.org

CBS Highlights Liberal Discomfort Over 'Sketchy' Indictment of Perry

After deluging Americans with two days of heavy coverage of Rick Perry's indictment, the network morning shows on Tuesday eased up.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, CBS This Morning, Entertainment, Television

20 hrs ago | Townhall

RickPAC Sets 'Record Straight' On Bogus Abuse Of Power Indictment

It's no holds barred in RickPac's latest video, which continues to eviscerate the legitimacy of the abuse of power indictment made against Gov. Rick Perry over a budget veto within the Travis County District Attorney's office.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Click2Houston

Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

Aug. 19, 2014: Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016, was booked on two felony counts of abuse of power Tuesday at the Travis County courthouse.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors

St. Petersburg Times

Defiant Perry booked, then has ice cream

Gov. Rick Perry wore a wry smile and ditched the black-framed glasses that are synonymous with his political comeback as he posed Tuesday for his mug shot at the Travis County Courthouse complex in Austin.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX

WUSA-TV Washington

A look at political mugshots

Travis County Sheriff's Office photo of Texas Governor Rick Perry who was booked on two counts of abuse of power in Austin, Texas on August 19. A look at political mugshots Travis County Sheriff's Office photo of Texas Governor Rick Perry who was booked on two counts of abuse of power in Austin, Texas on August 19. Check out this story on ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Texas Government, Tom DeLay, US News, Texas, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX

Washington Times

James E. Ferguson, Texas Governor 1915-1917

Whatever the final outcome of the seemingly politically based indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, it should be noted that the media's references to his being the first Texas chief executive to be charged in nearly a century fails to provide the necessary historical background for the comparison.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

News Times

Gov. Rick Perry at the Travis County Courthouse.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, center, arrives at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Austin, TX

KYTX-TV News

Gov. Rick Perry turns himself in, booked on two felony charges

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX

The Star Press

Texas Gov. Perry turns himself in on felony charges

The longest-serving governor in Texas history was to turn himself in today on two felony charges of abuse of power.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Rice University

ABC15.com

Gov. Rick Perry turns self in on felony charges

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX

Texas Tribune

What Did Perry's Grand Jury Know? | The Texas Tribune

Following a grand jury's indictment of Gov. Rick Perry on charges of coercion and abuse of power, supporters of the state's longest-serving governor have flocked to his defense, claiming he's the victim of a partisan witch hunt.

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Burlington Times News

Sheriff had no policy to curb bias, expert witness says

The Alamance County Sheriff's Office doesn't have policies and procedures in place to prevent or address the possibility of discriminatory policing, according to an expert witness testifying in the trial of Sheriff Terry Johnson.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

KUT-FM Austin

Livestrong Gives $50 Million to UT's Dell Medical School

The gift, which will be doled out over the next decade, has pushed the university over its fundraising goal to raise $3 billion over eight years and looks to provide a new model of care for cancer patients in Travis County and beyond.

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Mediaite.com

Mark Halperin: Rick Perry Indictment Is the 'Stupidest Thing I've Seen'

On MSNBC's Morning Joe Monday, Bloomberg 's Mark Halperin said the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is "the stupidest thing" he's seen covering politics.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Television

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