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A “Source” Says Rick Perry Is Running

TX Governor Rick Perry

June 24, 2011 A “Source” Says Rick Perry Is Running Robin M., Care2 News So, are we really going to see a Rick Perry presidential run?  Yes, if the Daily Beast and the Wall Street Journal are to be believed.  According to the Daily Beast, who cites the Wall Street Journal, an “an informed Republican source” […]

Gov. Perry to Chop 4 Texas Agencies


January 8, 2011 Rick Perry wants to chop 4 Texas agencies Governor set to make State of the State in Austin Jay Root, Associated Press AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry will ask the Legislature on Tuesday to indefinitely suspend funding for four Texas agencies and consolidate the functions of dozens more as part of a sweeping budget plan […]

Killing of Missionary Rattles TX Border


January 7, 2011 James C. McKinley, Jr., New York Times PHARR, Tex. — Mexico has always had a reputation here as a place where things can go wrong in a hurry. But the fatal shooting of a Texas missionary across the border late last month has reinforced the widely held belief in this region that […]

TX: Liberty County Officials Indicted


January 28, 2011 Cindy Horswell, Houston Chronicle Ex-Liberty officials indicted on fraud charges BEAUMONT — A former Liberty County judge and commissioner have been indicted, along with a local businessman, in a hurricane fraud scheme involving $3.1 million in federal funds. Phil Fitzgerald, 51, who had been the county judge during Hurricane Ike, and Lee Groce, […]

Texas Senators Pass Voter ID Bill


January 27, 2011 Jay Root, Associated Press AUSTIN — Texas Republican leaders have scored their first major legislative victory of the 2011 session with Senate passage of a bill requiring most residents to present photo identification before being allowed to vote. The legislation, which exempts certain disabled people and those 70 and older, passed the […]

Giffords Moved To Houston Med Rehab


January 26, 2011 via Houston Chronicle U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was transferred this morning out of an intensive care unit and into TIRR Memorial Hermann, where she is expected to begin a full-fledged rehab program after being shot in the head Jan. 8. Giffords was being treated for fluid buildup in her brain and was […]

TX Gov. Perry Pushes Sonogram Bill


January 23, 2011 Texas Gov. Perry fast tracks pre-abortion sonogram requirement Thomas Lifson, American Thinker Speaking to a pro-life rally in Austin on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade yesterday, Texas Governor Rick Perry made a promise. Chuck Lindell of the Austin American-Statesman reports: Receiving the day’s loudest and longest applause from thousands rallying against […]

Is Governor Perry Out For 2012?


December 26, 2010 Is Governor Perry out for 2012? Rick Moran Despite his protestations, it sounds like a “definite maybe:” Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Friday that the Republican Governors Association has already been meeting with the incoming Speaker of the House about turning authority back toward the states.“John Boehner totally gets it,” Perry […]

TX Democrats Join GOP


December 15, 2010 It’s official: 2 Texas Democrats Join Republican Party David Paulin It’s official: Two Texas Democratic lawmakers have switched parties and are now Republicans: before a standing room only, packed house of reporters, officeholders and party officials, RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri today led off a press conference announcing that State Rep. Allan Ritter and State […]

Tom DeLay vs. Travis County, TX


December 14, 2010 Tom DeLay and Moral Equivalence in Travis County, Texas David Paulin Many Republicans regarded the prosecution of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay as a politically motivated witch hunt. After all, the prosecution took place in Austin, Texas, located in the heart of Travis County: It’s a liberal bastion in an […]

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