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2016 Campaign Checklist: Perry

By Will Weissert | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
A look at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign.

Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Law

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

GOP’s Cruz, Perry React to Gay Marriage Ruling

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
In unsurprising fashion, two of Texas’ most prominent members of the Republican Party issued statements following a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday, who said that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Perry Reshaped Texas, but Foundered Nationally

By Will Weissert | Tuesday Jul 9, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry was a champion of fiercely conservative social activism long before the tea party was born. He oversaw the "Texas Miracle" job-creation boom and became the state’s most powerful governor since Reconstruction.

Rick Perry Likely to Announce if He’ll Seek Re-Election

By Will Weissert | Monday Jul 8, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry has invited friends and supporters to San Antonio and the country’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealership Monday to announce "exciting future plans."

Texas Lawmakers Are Back, And So Is Abortion Fight

By Bill Weissert | Monday Jul 1, 2013
Round two of Texas’ fierce ideological battle over abortion limits was set to begin Monday, less than a week after a Democratic filibuster and hundreds of raucous protesters threw the end of the first special session into chaos.

Perry Abandons Presidential Bid, Backs Gingrich

By Kasie Hunt | Thursday Jan 19, 2012
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced earlier on Thursday that he has abandoned his presidential campaign. Perry also endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Rivals Assail Romney in S.C. Republican Debate

By Thomas Beaumont and Beth Fouhy | Monday Jan 16, 2012
In the latest Republican presidential debate on Monday, Mitt Romney defended his record as a venture capitalist, insisted he bears no responsibility for attack ads aired by his allies and grudgingly he might release his income tax returns in the spring.

Marriage Equality Debate Continues in N.H.

By Michael K. Lavers | Friday Jan 6, 2012
With New Hampshire lawmakers expected to vote on a bill later this month that would repeal the state’s marriage equality law, opponents of state Rep. David Bates’ measure have taken to local media to try and thwart the proposal.

Did Homophobic Ad Derail Perry’s Presidential Aspirations?

By Eric Miller | Friday Jan 6, 2012
After his disappointing showing in the Iowa caucuses, Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed he would compete in the South Carolina primary. Did an ad in which he criticized gay servicemembers mark the beginning of the end of his presidential aspirations?