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3 hrs ago | WMUR-TV Manchester

Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits NH

Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a trip to NH but says his focus is on the 2014 midterm elections.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Nashua, NH

7 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Perry's lawyers call cancer research accusation 'red herring'

Rick Perry's lawyers pushed back against a central accusation by Democrats that the Texas governor's office was being investigated about questionable funding for a cancer research project.


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

8 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

What Potential 2016 GOP Candidates Are Saying About ISIS

Texas Gov. Rick Perry , considered a possible 2016 presidential contender, issued a stern call to arms Thursday for a more aggressive U.S. campaign against the Sunni militant group Islamic State , also referred to as ISIS.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, Barack Obama

12 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Texas panel considers anonymous political donations rule

The Texas Ethics Commission has moved forward with a measure to out secret campaign donors despite a pending federal lawsuit by a conservative group over whether the commission has the authority to regulate dark money disclosure.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Fri Aug 22, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Despite Indictment, Texas Gov. Perry Testing N.H. Primary Waters

The same day he was arraigned on abuse of power charges, Texas Governor Rick Perry kicked off a two-day visit to New Hampshire, fueling speculation about another presidential bid.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

KGNS-TV Laredo

Texas campaign gets "trashy" new jingle

Country music star Jack Ingram is lending his singing voice to this summer's Don't mess with Texas litter prevention campaign with music written by songwriting legend Todd Snider.


Related Topix: Texas, Jack Ingram, Entertainment

Wendy Davis Becomes Texas Tribune Nonperson as Campaign Goes Into Perry Indictment Backfire Freefall

How does a Democrat candidate for the highest office in the state become a nonperson at the "non-partisan" Texas Tribune? When that person's campaign goes into such a freefall that it becomes an embarrassment to even report on it.


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

Post and Courier

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to headline Columbia fundraiser on football gameday

Sounds that way from a news release Thursday from the state Republican Party, which announced recently indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry would be in Columbia to headline a state GOP fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Tickets are $25 for the 5:30 p.m. "Victory Tailgate" at First Citizens Cafe.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Columbia, SC, Nikki Haley

Texas Tribune

In Texas, Efforts to Raise Teacher Certification Standards Falter

It is a message that reflects the pinch of the teacher shortage in a state where 80,000 new students enter the public school system each year - and the thriving business that has grown up around it.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Illegal Immigrant Sex Offenders Exploiting Rural Areas of Texas-Mexico Border

Amid the border crisis taking place in Texas' Rio Grande Valley Sector, other areas along Texas' southern border have seen an increase in criminal foreigners entering the U.S. illegally, Breitbart Texas has learned.


Related Topix: Texas, Illegal Immigration, US News, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Rick Perry: There Is 'a Very Real Possibility' Isis Forces Have Crossed Us-Mexican Border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry believes the jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria may have already sent militants across the U.S.-Mexican border.


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

Daily Mail

ISIS is 'beyond anything we have ever seen,' says Chuck Hagel as...

ISIS offered to swap James Foley for 'Lady Al Qaeda': Terrorists wanted return of MIT-educated neuroscientist caught with plans for dirty bomb, Ebola and chemical weapon 'that spared children' Revealed, James Foley was an ISIS 'whipping boy': Jihadists discovered pictures of his USAF officer brother on his laptop and tortured him with mock ... (more)


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Rick Perry, Texas

Monterey County Herald

Navy Adm. McRaven confirmed as Texas chancellor

Navy Adm. William McRaven formalized his transition from a top U.S. military commander to academic leader Thursday, officially accepting the job as chancellor of the University of Texas System.


Related Topix: Texas, Naval Postgraduate School, US Military, US Navy, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

WFAA-TV Dallas

5 things to know about case against Texas' Perry

In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated.


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

Xenia Daily Gazette

A ticket to Sarah Palin's funhouse

For 100 bucks you get access to an Internet channel where she'll blather about things like the war on Christmas.


Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Rick Perry, Immigration Reform, Opinion

KFBZ-FM Wichita

Mug Shot or Yearbook Photo?

Texas Governor Rick Perry a possible presidential candidate in 2016 was indicted by a grand jury in the Lone Star State last week on charges of abuse of power and coercion.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily Kos

Texas Governor Rick Perry`s mug shot

Here in Walkerstan I am celebrating very good news about my personal heath and well being.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Scott Walker


Democratic candidates for gov. clash over casinos

With three weeks until primary polls open, the three Democrats vying to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday debated everything from the legalization of marijuana to indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry and casinos.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US News, US Governors, Marijuana, Texas, Rick Perry, Stonehill College

Texas' Nuclear Waste Dump Poised to Get Wiggle Room

Despite a last-ditch protest from a state lawmaker, Texas' only radioactive waste dump is poised to get permission to dramatically expand its capacity, take in new types of waste and reduce its financial liability should its owner suddenly close up shop.


Related Topix: Texas

NewsOn6 Tulsa

WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Missouri, George Bush