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  • Rick Perry Faces Grand Jury After Efforts to Remove Drunkard DA

    04/15/2014 7:20:28 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/15/14 | Michael Quinn Sullivan
    AUSTIN, TEXAS--A grand jury is expected to be called to investigate allegations that Texas Gov. Rick Perry abused his power when he vetoed funding for the Travis County District Attorney’s office as part of the state budget. The veto came after Perry urged the DA to resign following an April 2013 drunk-driving incident for which she pled guilty and served time in jail, according to the Dallas Morning News. KVUE-TV reported that Perry has hired a criminal defense lawyer.
  • Rand Paul on Bush: You can't invite the whole world to come

    04/11/2014 4:14:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Scott Conroy
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday responded to contentious remarks made by Jeb Bush last weekend, in which the potential 2016 Republican presidential rival said that illegal immigrants who come to the United States seeking a better life for their families often do so as "an act of love." “I think it wasn’t the most artful way of saying something, but I think he was well-intentioned,” Paul said in an interview with RealClearPolitics. “If I were to make the same point, I would say that people who seek the American dream are not bad people, but that doesn’t mean you...
  • GOVERNOR PERRY: UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOW TEXAS KEEPING AMERICA AFLOAT

    04/06/2014 12:47:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, TEXAS--According to new statistics from the Labor Department, 16,000 new people sought U.S. unemployment benefits. This brought the seasonally adjusted figure to 326,000. In addition, the national employment holds at 6.7 percent. Meanwhile in Texas, the job market is booming and companies are expanding at a rapid rate. Texas Governor Rick Perry said the state is home to a thriving job market due to business-friendly policies and a predictable regulatory climate. Perry told Breitbart Texas, "We've been below the national average of unemployment for over 80 months. We have 1,000 plus people moving into the state per day. So...
  • Can Rick Perry Get A Second Chance With GOP Voters In 2016

    03/29/2014 7:51:41 PM PDT · by gooblah · 60 replies
    TheDailyBeast ^ | 03.29.14 | Myra Adams
    After a disastrous presidential campaign in 2012, can Texas Governor Rick Perry mount a credible bid for the White House in 2016? Texas Governor Rick Perry is currently on a media tour touting the theme that America is a great place for second chances, specifically second chances for Texas governors with national ambitions.
  • Rick Perry Is the Anti-Sarah Palin (Another day, another hit piece)

    03/26/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wire ^ | March 26, 2014 | Lucy Wescott
    Republican starlets Rick Perry and Sarah Palin are both known for their personalities, love of guns, sexiness, and moments of TV humiliation, but only one of them is doing something to avoid forever being labelled an idiot. After his intellectual humiliation during the last presidential election cycle — during which he was unable to remember his own policy points — Perry is becoming considerably more wonkish than we’ve previously known him, fashioning himself as something of an elder statesman, in stark contrast to Palin. The Texas governor, a pair of smart-person glasses now permanently attached to his face, has been...
  • Rick Perry Proves Himself NOT Reliably Conservative by Endorsing Musty Mitch

    03/18/2014 3:07:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Same schmuck who just declared war on the Tea Party...  I was actually considering Perry a second-tier maybe for 2016, hard to argue with his economic record. But when he comes out and endorses Mitch McConnell vs. a viable Tea Party challenger (when there was no reason for him to weigh-in in the first place) it becomes clear enough to me that Rick Perry is not the man to reliably bring this country anything resembling a Reagan Revolution. He plays a good conservative when campaigning, and would most certainly portray himself as one again in 2016- but this time the stink won't...
  • Texas Gov. Perry throws support behind McConnell

    03/17/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT · by manic4organic · 108 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Adam Beam
    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Saturday, telling 300 fellow Republicans that the minority leader will win re-election. McConnell finds himself in a GOP primary fight with wealthy businessman Matt Bevin, who attended the event but wasn’t allowed to speak.
  • Texas Gov. Perry throws support behind McConnell

    03/16/2014 9:26:23 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 148 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Adam Beam
    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Saturday, telling 300 fellow Republicans that the minority leader will win re-election. McConnell finds himself in a GOP primary fight with wealthy businessman Matt Bevin, who attended the event but wasn’t allowed to speak. “I love the number six,” Perry told the crowd at the Lincoln Reagan Dinner of West Kentucky. “Sam Houston was 6 foot 6 inches tall. And Mitch McConnell is going to be in his sixth term as United States senator.” Organizers said the dinner was supposed to unite the...
  • Rick Perry Making Case to Be Taken Seriously in '16

    03/14/2014 8:38:07 AM PDT · by Kenny · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 14, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    If Rick Perry were to seek a quieter life after leaving office next January, none of his longtime aides and admirers would blame him.Already a grandfather, the longest-serving governor in Texas history will by then have capped off three full decades in public office and will be just a couple of months shy of his 65th birthday.There are weekend tailgates at Aggies games and hunting trips to attend, there’s big-time money to be made in a cushy private-sector job, and an opportunity to kick up his boots a little for the first time in his adult life.But as the end...
  • Perry Warns Kimmel: ‘I Do Interviews with a Gun’

    03/12/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 64 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 3/12/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Greeted by a handful of audible boos and jeers, Rick Perry was able to win over the audience when he took the stage during Jimmy Kimmel’s visit to Austin on Tuesday night. ...snip... Kimmel later asked Perry about a reported story that he shot a coyote while jogging, which the governor confirmed. “You jog with a gun?” Kimmel asked. “I do interviews with a gun,” Perry slickly quipped.
  • Carville: Cruz or Perry Will be GOP Nominee

    03/11/2014 7:44:57 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 07:04 AM | Greg Richter
    Democratic strategist James Carville predicted the next GOP presidential nominee will come from Texas. "It's either going to be Ted Cruz or Rick Perry," Carville said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." Cruz is a freshman senator from Texas and a tea party favorite, and Perry is serving out his last term as Texas governor. Perry ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 but came up short after a few fumbles on the campaign trail. But Perry has advantages, Carville said. "He's been around the track once, and he can raise a bucketload of money," Carville said of Perry....
  • Perry: ‘Time for a Little Rebellion’

    03/08/2014 2:06:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | March 7, 2014 9:31 AM | Andrew Johnson
    (Texas governor Rick Perry at CPAC) Perry took jabs at targets including New York, California, and the Department of Education, noting that common-sense governance has been absent not only from blue states but from Washington, D.C. “It’s time for a little rebellion on the battlefield of ideas,” the Texas governor said, paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson. “We don’t have to accept recent history — we just need to change the presidency,” Perry continued. “We must elect the right kind of leaders to represent us to Washington.”
  • Perry: "Time for a Little Rebellion"

    03/07/2014 7:37:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 7, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Touting the contrast between red states and blue states, Rick Perry kicked off the second day of CPAC by spiritedly urging his audience to help bring back those successful conservative policies that have been absent in Washington for the last several years. “It’s time for a little rebellion on the battlefield of ideas,” the Texas governor said, paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson. “We don’t have to accept recent history — we just need to change the presidency,” Perry continued. “We must elect the right kind of leaders to represent us to Washington.”
  • Report: Texas, Nebraska recognized for business expansion

    03/03/2014 5:45:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2014 | Breanna Deutsch
    “With all due respect, Texas is crushing it,” says Texas Gov.Rick Perry. When it comes to attracting new business projects to the state, that’s true, according to a survey conducted by the real estate magazine Site Selection. For the second year in a row, the Lone Star State’s governor won the magazine’s Governor’s Cup for luring more commercial projects than any other. Other states with the most total commercial projects in 2013 were Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Michigan. But the ranking changes when you look at the largest number of projects per capita. Using this methodology, Nebraska came in first,...
  • Media Soap Opera Turns to Jan Brewer

    02/25/2014 10:59:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I guess the top story in the soap story line of the hour and around the world is whether the Drive-By Media and the rest of the political and cultural establishment will be able to bully the Arizona governor, Jan Brewer, into vetoing the Arizona legislature's bill which would allow businesses to refuse service to homosexuals based on the business owner's religious beliefs. Like if a gay couple walk into a bake shop and say, "We want you to bake our wedding cake," and the shop owners, "Well, you're homosexual. I'm not going to do it." They want to...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • Chris Christie and Rick Perry: 'They just don't like each other'

    02/07/2014 12:09:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 7, 2014 | Peter Hamby, National Political Reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Dallas, Texas (CNN) -- In the afterglow of Chris Christie's smashing re-election win last November, a chorus of big-name Republicans heralded the charismatic New Jersey governor as the party's savior in 2016. Not everyone was so enamored. Just days after the election, Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared on national television and poured cold water on Christie's impressive victory. "He was a successful governor in New Jersey," Perry said on ABC's "This Week." "Now does that transcend to the country? We'll see in later years and months to come. We're all different states. Is a conservative in New Jersey a conservative...
  • Gov. Rick Perry for decriminalization of pot

    01/23/2014 12:38:11 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 57 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/23/2014 | Kolten Parker
    SAN ANTONIO — Texas Gov. Rick Perry signaled Thursday that he's for the decriminalization of marijuana use — not legalization, but the softening of punishment for marijuana users in the border state. “As governor, I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization” by introducing alternative “drug courts” that provide treatment and softer penalties for minor offenses, Perry said during an international panel on drug legalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His spokesman confirmed that Perry is staunchly opposed to legalization of marijuana because of the dangers that have been associated with the drug,...
  • Hannity: I Talked With My Wife – “We Are Going to Leave” New York State (Video)

    01/21/2014 8:11:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sean Hannity tells his audience he is leaving New York state after Cuomo’s comments. Sean said he discussed it with his wife and they are moving to Texas or Florida. “Look, I have contractual obligations, I can’t leave here. My kids are in school. And there are about over 100 people who that rely on me. People who have kids and mortgages and homes. I can’t selfishly pack up and leave. But my wife and I discussed last night Dana that we are going to leave. I wouldn’t pay a 10% state tax in Florida or Texas. I would save...
  • MSNBC Host Compares Fighting Pro-Lifers to a Woman Fighting Off an Attacker

    01/21/2014 7:52:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | Brad Wilmouth
    On Saturday’s Melissa Harris-Perry show, MSNBC host Harris-Perry made an over the top analogy about the liberal fight against laws restricting abortion as she invoked the art of judo and asked if the political effort was similar to a woman physically fighting off an attacker. Speaking to Nancy Northrup from the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights, Harris-Perry posed: So, Nancy, self-defense teaches women, “Get on the ground, kick with your legs, don’t try to go right,” you know, “don’t try to go arm to arm because that’s not necessarily where the strength is.” Is this what this new strategy is?...
  • Rick Perry: You can’t dress up the failures of Obamacare

    01/02/2014 7:41:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | Gov. Rick Perry
    The delays, deceit and debacles that marked Obamacare’s rollout in 2013 show no signs of slowing in the new year. People all across the country have witnessed what a disaster this program has been from its earliest stages, ranging from the $600 million website debacle to the sad fact that President Barack Obama flat-out deceived the American people when he promised that those who like their coverage could keep it. To stem the bleeding, the administration is resorting to arbitrary delays for some Obamacare mandates, which only inject more confusion into the marketplace and with consumers.
  • Lead Developer Of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

    12/30/2013 1:08:18 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 80 replies
    FEEL Guide ^ | JULY 16, 2013 | BRENT LAMBERT
    Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Her speech, which was originally intended to promote...
  • Former CCM Singer Turned Secular Pop Star Katy Perry: ‘I Don’t Believe in Heaven or Hell’

    12/30/2013 7:02:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 86 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | 12/29/13 | Heather Clark
    In a recent interview with Marie Claire Magazine, pop star Katy Perry, a former contemporary Christian artist, announced that she no longer believes in Heaven or Hell nor professes to be a Christian. “I don’t believe in a Heaven or a Hell, or an old man sitting on a throne,” she advised the magazine. “I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable. Accountability is rare to find, especially with people like myself, because nobody wants to tell you something you don’t want to hear.” “I’m not Buddhist, I’m not Hindu, I’m not Christian, but...
  • Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Tweets ‘Freedom of Speech’ Defense of Duck Dynasty

    12/27/2013 6:57:57 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 12/26/2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Joe Perry, lead guitarist for the rock band Aerosmith, which is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and who with front-man Steven Tyler is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, tweeted a defense of the Duck Dynasty controversy concerning anti-gay behavior saying, “More crackin’ down on Freedom of Speech in the US or what?” In a follow-up tweet, Perry said, “Seems to me people have a right to express their opinions & religious beliefs. But that doesn’t mean we have to agree.”
  • John Kerry Working with the U.N. to Stop Execution of Illegal Alien Cop Killer in Texas

    12/17/2013 7:26:38 PM PST · by montag813 · 77 replies
    Top Right Wordpress News ^ | 12-17-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Perennial traitor John Kerry's new mission: save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John UrbanTop Right NewsWhen John Kerry isn't busy trying to help Iran obtain nuclear weapons or stabbing Israel in the back, he is doing the bidding of the United Nations -- and Mexico -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien cop-killer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. Tamayo was arrested by Gaddis outside a nightclub in 1994 for robbery. While...
  • Saying ‘Merry Christmas’ Now Okay (in Texas)

    12/15/2013 8:45:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    KTRH ^ | 12/10/13 | Cliff Saunders
    It’s a blow to political correctness. The ‘Merry Christmas’ law that was signed by Governor Rick Perry earlier this year has made national headlines, and is now gaining traction in other states. “Oklahoma, New Jersey, Mississippi, Alabama, and Indiana have filed similar bills. That’s five states now that have filed some form of the ‘Merry Christmas’ Bill,” State Representative Dwayne Bohac, who sponsored Texas’ law, told KTRH. And because it’s now law, Jonathan Saenz of Texas Values says your kids don't have to worry about being politically correct anymore.
  • Texas Has the Formula

    12/07/2013 8:14:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Charles Payne
    Well that'll be the day when you say goodbye Yeah, yes that'll be the day when you make me cry You say you're gonna leave me, you know it's a lie 'Cause that'll be the day when I die Buddy Holly With President Obama (re) declaring war on free markets to enact social justice this week, we have been warned and reminded that capitalism has no friend at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The taxes, regulations, and demonization only backfire and retard growth. Even yesterday's "great" GDP revision was marked by lower revisions for consumer spending, because people are earning less,...
  • Perry Struggles to Get Any Traction for 2016

    11/13/2013 6:16:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2013 | Cameron Joseph
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is accelerating efforts to explore another bid for the presidency. But few Republicans, including some past supporters, are excited at the prospect of him launching a second White House campaign. Perry is making all the moves of a traditional candidate, with multiple visits to Iowa, an upcoming trip to South Carolina and a flurry of recent appearances on cable news networks. But following his disappointing 2012 campaign, and heading into an election where the GOP field appears to be much stronger, few strategists think he would stand a real chance of winning the 2016 nomination....
  • Perry: There'll be a 'discussion' on Christie's conservatism

    11/11/2013 4:28:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | November 10-11, 2013 | Byron Tau
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says that if Chris Christie runs for president, the GOP will likely have a conversation about the New Jersey governor’s ideology. “He was a successful governor in New Jersey? Now does that transcend to the country? We’ll see in later years and months to come,” said Perry in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
  • IOWA STOP: Palin & Santorum To Visit Metro

    11/08/2013 10:06:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | November 8, 2013 | Staff
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be back in Iowa Saturday. The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition says Palin will be a featured speaker at its annual family banquet being held on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Palin will join a speaking lineup that includes Senator Mike Lee of Utah. Palin’s last formal appearance in the state was at a 2011 rally in Indianola. Another high profile Republican will be in the state on Monday. Former presidential candidate and Iowa Caucus Winner Rick Santorum will be heading to Jordan Creek Mall to watch a movie. The former...
  • How to escape Obamacare

    10/29/2013 6:25:04 PM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 12 replies
  • Rick Perry To Taxifornia: “We Don’t Judge Success On The Number Of People On Assistance”

    10/05/2013 11:28:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 5,2013
    Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, on a tour aimed at pushing “red state” tax and business policies to drive growth, said Friday that a major economic difference between California and Texas is that “we don’t judge success on the number of people we have on public assistance.” “California has substantially more liberal public assistance programs,’’ said Perry, considered a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, in a wide-ranging interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. “This is a state that’s going bankrupt. You have huge debt out here..and part of that is driven by these very expensive, very rich programs.” “We judge...
  • Perry Signs 'Chris Kyle Bill'--Allows Military Experience For Texas Licenses

    09/16/2013 5:02:16 PM PDT · by LUV W · 42 replies
    Defence Video and Imagery Distruibution System ^ | 8-28-2013 | Texas Military Forces
    AUSTIN, Texas – In a ceremony at the Texas State Capitol, Gov. Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 162, which was passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature to address employment challenges facing military service members, recently separated veterans and their spouses. The bipartisan legislation requires state agencies that issue occupational licenses to recognize substantially equivalent licenses issued by other jurisdictions – including the armed forces – and provide an expedited licensure process for these individuals.
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an Aggie through and through, is pushing "Roll, tears, roll'

    09/13/2013 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 37 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 9/13/13 | Pat Forde
    Rick Perry ended our conversation with a prediction – Texas A&M 35, Alabama 24 – but in a true politician's flourish, he added a walk-off catch phrase: "Roll, tears, roll," Perry said, sounding quite pleased with the line. Yes, the governor of Texas and 2012 Republican presidential aspirant was talking trash at the Crimson Tide. If it costs him the state of Alabama in a much-rumored 2016 bid to become the 45th president of the United States, well, he's prepared to live with that. **snip**Perry is many things, but timid is not among them. A man who has a concealed...
  • Perry blasts ObamaCare as Sebelius visits Texas to promote the law

    08/20/2013 10:40:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | Aug 20, 2013
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is criticizing the Obama administration after it announced a new video contest meant to promote ObamaCare among young people during Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius’ visit to his state. The “Health Young America” contest, for which the administration is partnering with non-profit Young Invincibles, encourages young people to create videos explaining their experiences with health insurance. Users can submit their own videos and vote on their favorites. The creators of the videos that receive the most votes in three different categories will receive cash prizes, according to the contest’s website. Sebelius announced the contest while...
  • Eric Holder Takes the Fight for Voting Rights to Texas

    07/27/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 27, 2013 | Hilary Hylton
    After a key provision in the Voting Rights Act was struck down by the Supreme Court in June, the Obama Administration turned to another tactic to seek pre-clearance for changes to election laws, starting with the Lone Star State. In Texas, following Holder's announcement, the DOJ claimed clear evidence of discrimination both in the past and present, and asked a federal court to impose at least 10 years of required pre-clearance. Holder also pledged to block a Texas voter ID law passed in 2011 that state Attorney General Greg Abbott had green-lighted immediately following the Supreme Court’s Shelby County ruling...
  • Rand Paul mocks Rick Perry over debate flub

    07/09/2013 5:25:42 PM PDT · by RB156 · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has hinted he could mount a 2016 presidential bid, is already taking shots at his potential competition in the Republican primary. The freshman senator was asked Monday night during an appearance on Fox News about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) announcement he would not seek reelection — a move that has prompted speculation that Perry could again run for the White House. “If Gov. Perry decides to run for president, I think there would be three good reasons why he could be president: Texas is a big successful state, he’s a long term governor and...
  • Texas Governor Perry Won't Seek Re-election in 2014

    07/08/2013 4:32:29 PM PDT · by LUV W · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2013 | Fox News
    Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, said Monday he won't seek re-election in 2014. The staunch Christian and fiscal conservative said he will instead spend the remaining 18 months of his term guiding Texas through innovation and job creation. However, Perry did not rule out a second Republican presidential run. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/08/texas-gov-perry-wont-seek-re-election-in-2014/?test=latestnews#ixzz2YV3bZamK
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...
  • Romney defends immigration stance in new book

    07/04/2013 12:39:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 85 replies
    USA Today | July 3, 2013 | Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
    Link only for Gannett's USA Today.http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/07/03/immigration-romney-hispanic-voters-2012-presidential-race/2487105/
  • Gov. Perry: I’m Revealing ‘Exciting Future Plans’ Next Week

    07/04/2013 6:04:57 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | July 2 2013 | AP, no Author seen listed
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry promised friends and top fundraisers Tuesday he’d reveal “exciting future plans” next week in San Antonio, sparking wide speculation he will announce if he’ll run again for governor. (click link for full article)
  • Pro-abortion activists in Texas State Capitol chant "Hail Satan" during rally. (Video)

    07/03/2013 12:19:53 PM PDT · by TMA62 · 14 replies
    Joe Miller ^ | 7/3/13 | TMA
    WHY would they chant this unless there is truth to it?? This gives a glimpse on why abortionists are so fanatical and shrill. They are the following their god.
  • [TEXAS] State lawmakers head back to work for second special session

    07/01/2013 12:22:25 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 39 replies
    KVUE (Austin) ^ | Updated today at 2:14 PM | TINA SHIVELY
    AUSTIN -- State lawmakers headed back to work Monday at 2 p.m. for another special session. [...] The state's Republican leadership has guaranteed the abortion regulations bill will pass this time around. Gov. Rick Perry has urged lawmakers to work faster this time. He wants abortion bills debated and approved long before the deadline so a filibuster won't work.
  • PERRY CALLS JULY 1 SPECIAL SESSION

    06/26/2013 3:29:30 PM PDT · by LUV W · 48 replies
    Quorum Report ^ | June 26, 2013 | Harvey Kronberg
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced a Special Session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1. “I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state. Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum...
  • Underdog Politician Pays a Visit (Tom Pauken running for governor)

    06/26/2013 11:12:30 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 3 replies
    Llano News ^ | 05/29/2013 | Art Dlugach
    He’s practically an unknown against the big boys, but he’s seeking the top political job in Texas. Tom Pauken, former Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, has hard work in front of him, as he chases the Republican nomination for governor. The primary is in March 2014. “There’s too much on auto pilot in Austin,” Pauken told The Llano News, May 28, at the gazebo on the Courthouse Square. He criticized alleged overuse of sound bites, and, “not getting things done.” Pauken, who calls himself a Reagan Conservative, had a campaign stop in Brady, after his mid-afternoon conversation with Llano...
  • Perry woos gun manufacturers in N.Y., Conn.

    06/15/2013 7:26:59 PM PDT · by txrangerette · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 11, 2013 | Stephanie Condon
    [snip] It's not unusual for state leaders to try to lure businesses into their borders, but Perry is doing it with fanfare. [snip]
  • Gov. Perry: I Cannot Support Lackluster Immigration Bill [Includes Video]

    05/17/2013 6:48:06 PM PDT · by LUV W · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, May 16, 2013 | By Bill Hoffmann and Kathleen Walter
    There is no way Texas Gov. Rick Perry can support the bipartisan immigration reform bill because, he says, it fails to deal satisfactorily with border security. "You cannot have a legitimate conversation about immigration reform until you deal with the issue of border security. And, as far as I'm concerned, this bill does not address it,'' Perry told Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview.
  • Rick Perry: Texas "Right Place" For Obama To Tout Economic Growth

    05/09/2013 4:13:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    UPI.com ^ | May 9,2013 | UPI.com
    AUSTIN, Texas, May 9 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Rick Perry said through a spokeswoman Texas was "the right place" for President Barack Obama to visit Thursday to tout economic growth.
  • Gun Bills Headed to the Texas Governor’s Desk

    05/08/2013 6:35:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 May, 2013 | TSRA
    Houston, Tx --(Ammoland.com)- Today, May 6th 2013, two pro-gun bills finally passed in the Texas Legislature. SB 864 by Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels), the Senate companion to HB 47 by Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van), is headed toward the Governor’s desk. SB 864 will reduce the number of hours for a concealed handgun license to “not less than four or more than six” and will not include time on the shooting range or the range proficiency exam.Rep. Flynn severs on the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety. He’s a long-time friend to TSRA and to Texas gun-owners. This...
  • Texas Governor Welcomes Connecticut Gunmakers

    05/06/2013 5:26:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 6,2013 | Dan Haar
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry might not have been able to name three federal agencies he'd close, but he has his sights on attracting at least that many Connecticut gun manufacturers and he used the NRA convention in Houston over the last four days to make his best pitch.