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  • 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...
  • Our Next President?

    Our Next President?
    I wouldn’t normally draw a cartoon about Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, but he’s still considered a potential candidate for president in 2016. In fact, he's heading to New Hampshire this week. His indictment by a Texas grand jury might guarantee...
  • Indictment of Rick Perry is a Texas-sized overreach

     Indictment of Rick Perry is a Texas-sized overreach
    Say this for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, he takes a good mug shot. He looks dapper, confident, even a little smug in that photo released Tuesday after he was processed at the Travis County Courthouse. As if he's thinking: I may not win this battle, but I'm...
  • What Rick Perry did was extortion, not politics

    Your editorial misses the point. ("Rick Perry indictment: Politicians' spats don't belong in courts," Editorial, Aug. 18) Texas Gov. Rick Perry threatened to veto funding for Travis County Dist. Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg's Public Integrity Unit unless she...
  • Texas Gov. Perry enters 'not guilty' plea to felony charges

    Texas Gov. Perry enters 'not guilty' plea to felony charges
    Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race, has entered a not guilty plea to two felony counts of abuse of power, according to a legal document posted on Wednesday by a newspaper. Perry also waived his right...
  • Rick Perry's lawyers accuse Democrats of pushing a 'red herring'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team on Thursday stepped up its aggressive strategy to fight two felony charges against him, arguing that Democrats were floating a “red herring” by suggesting that Perry was motivated to veto funding for...
  • Rick Perry calls for 'overwhelming force' against Islamic State

    Rick Perry calls for 'overwhelming force' against Islamic State
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for "overwhelming force" to be deployed in response to the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group, which he warned could soon launch an attack on U.S. soil. Perry argued that the jihadist movement had had a...