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  • Texas to draw down guard troops on border in early 2015: official

    Texas to draw down guard troops on border in early 2015: official
    Texas plans to begin winding down its deployment of state National Guard troops to the border with Mexico around March or April of next year, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst told reporters on Wednesday. State leaders on Tuesday requested $86.1 million in...
  • Now, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley faces choices

    COLUMBIA, S.C. By winning re-election Tuesday, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley became just the fourth South Carolina governor elected to a second term in office. But as the 42-year-old Bamberg native prepares to push workforce training and road-repair...
  • 'You'll see me again,' outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells South Carolina audience

    This week alone, Texas Gov. Rick Perry spent two days in New Hampshire, the first presidential primary state, and two days in South Carolina, the second primary state. And his frequent references to a future presidential campaign means new hints shouldn'...
  • Scott Walker says 'governors make much better presidents,' leaves door open

    Scott Walker says 'governors make much better presidents,' leaves door open
    Gov. Scott Walker, in an appearance Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet the Press," said a Republican governor would make an ideal presidential nominee -- and suggested he may end up getting into the race. Walker, who defeated Democrat Mary Burke on Tuesday...
  • Back in court, Perry again defends controversial veto at the center of charges

    AUSTIN, Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry's trip to the Travis County criminal courthouse Thursday in Austin had a strikingly different tone than the last time he was there. In August, in a scene that resembled a campaign rally, cheering supporters had greeted...
  • Gov. Rick Perry's abuse-of-power case gets underway in surreal fashion

    There was no grand entrance of the accused for the media horde to document. No stirring speech on the courthouse steps. In fact, the defendant never spoke during the sometimes plodding and technical proceedings. Still, there was plenty of political...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry goes to court to fight abuse-of-power charges

    Two days after he addressed a Republican victory party here before cheering crowds, outgoing Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, made another appearance Thursday — in court. Perry was indicted in August by a Travis...
  • Fifty years later, another Republican 'time for choosing'

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Wednesday, Nov. 5: Barry Goldwater went down to a smashing defeat in 1964. But so did the man who beat him Lyndon Johnson, whose landslide re-election culminated in a near-abdication...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing
    Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016. Lawyers for Perry ...
  • Buckle up: The 2016 presidential campaign starts now

    NASHUA, N.H. The end of the 2014 midterm elections can mean only one thing: It's time to launch the 2016 presidential race. The contest to the White House kicked off Wednesday, two years before voters will decide who succeeds President Barack Obama....
  • Greg Abbott easily defeats Wendy Davis in race for Texas governor

    AUSTIN, Texas Republican Greg Abbott has defeated Democrat Wendy Davis in the race for governor. Shortly after 8 p.m., when the polls closed in El Paso, The Associated Press called the race for Abbott. With about 40 percent of the vote counted, almost...