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  • Obamacare initiative makes headway in Republican states

    Obamacare initiative makes headway in Republican states
    President Barack Obama's plan to extend health coverage to millions of poor Americans remains highly contentious, yet it is gaining momentum among several initially reluctant states where financial pragmatism is trumping ideology. Up to a dozen states,...
  • Islamic State at the border: Fearful new focus of GOP campaign ads

    For years, Republican opposition to immigration reform has exacted a steep political cost, the enmity of Latino voters. But now some are pivoting to a less perilous argument for their opposition to reordering the nation’s immigration laws: It&...
  • Low blow in Texas: Their Take

    Low blow in Texas Even in the no-holds-barred world of Texas politics, the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry last week was a low blow. A grand jury in Austin, a Democratic Party hotbed, indicted Perry, a Republican with presidential aspirations, on two...
  • Perry v. Lehmberg and the veto that illuminated an unsettling trend [Commentary]

    Perry v. Lehmberg and the veto that illuminated an unsettling trend [Commentary]
    A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th governor of Texas, one James Richard Perry, certainly gave it his best shot when he faced the camera at the Travis County Courthouse last week. The resultant image is ... not...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry, others cry partisan foul over felony indictment

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, others cry partisan foul over felony indictment
    It's been nearly three years since Rick Perry stood on a debate stage in Michigan and fumbled fruitlessly for the name of the third federal agency he vowed to eliminate as president. Since then, the Texas governor has worked assiduously to restore his...
  • Gov. Rick Perry calls his indictment a politically motivated 'farce'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, facing felony charges that he abused his power, stayed on the offensive Sunday, saying he did the right thing by cutting off money for the state’s anti-corruption watchdog. “I stood up for the rule of law in the...
  • An early handicapping of Republican presidential field

    In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. It's sobering to recall that less...
  • Rick Perry indictment: Politicians' spats don't belong in courts

    Even in the no-holds-barred world of Texas politics, the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry last week was a low blow. A grand jury in Austin, a Democratic Party hotbed, indicted Perry, a Republican with presidential aspirations, on two felony counts for...
  • Rick Perry is shocked -- shocked! -- by dirty politics in Texas

    To the editor: The hypocrisy displayed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry's complaint about "partisan persecution" over his felony indictment is ludicrous, particularly in light of the fact that his own party is using those exact "partisan theatrics" (Perry's term)...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry is booked; he calls charges an 'injustice'

    After a pre-booking gathering that doubled as a campaign-style rally, Texas Gov. Rick Perry strode into a criminal justice center in Austin on Tuesday to be booked on two felony counts that pose for him both legal and political peril. Before entering to...
  • Indicted Texas governor Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities

    Indicted Texas governor Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities
    Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities on Tuesday after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power. "The...