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  • Greg Abbott is sworn in as 48th governor of Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas Greg Abbott, taking office after the state's longest-serving governor, pledged Tuesday to bring new resolve to intractable problems, partly by tapping the faith in God and Texas that helped lift him from a hospital bed 30 years ago. Abbott,...
  • Gov. Rick Perry, leaving office, ends an influential era in Texas

    Gov. Rick Perry, leaving office, ends an influential era in Texas
    There is something every man and woman holding appointive office in Texas shares, whether sitting on the Supreme Court or serving on the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Each and every one of them — thousands in all — was put there...
  • Mitt Romney returns to stage with vow to fight 'scourge of poverty'

    Mitt Romney returns to stage with vow to fight 'scourge of poverty'
    In his first public remarks since telling GOP donors that he is weighing a third bid for the White House, Mitt Romney suggested Friday that if he does run he would alter the focus that led to his loss in 2012 to President Obama. “I believe in...
  • Mitt 3.0: Romney shows softer side teasing 2016 campaign focused on poverty, middle class

    Mitt Romney is offering a rare glimpse of his softer side as he marches toward an unlikely third presidential bid focused on poverty and the middle class. Conceding that he's giving "serious consideration to the future," the Republican Party's 2012...
  • What another Romney run means

    What another Romney run means
    Technically, the number of formal contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is still zero. But a huge and impressive field of almost-candidates has already turned the contest into a crowded, noisy brawl. The starting gun, in case you...
  • Romney frames possible presidential campaign

    SAN DIEGO Mitt Romney returned to the presidential spotlight Friday with a campaign-style speech to Republican insiders, spelling out the framework for a possible third try for the White House. "In the post-Obama era, we need to stand for safety and...
  • Rick Perry and Scott Walker: Two governors, different GOP messages

    Rick Perry and Scott Walker: Two governors, different GOP messages
    In less than a day’s time, Republican Party leaders who are gathered here heard two prospective presidential candidates' versions of an argument that will persist through next year’s primaries: whether breaking the party’s losing...
  • As GOP mulls 2016, Perry rips Obama on terrorism

    CORONADO, Calif. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas stirred Republicans Friday with a call for a more muscular American foreign policy, mostly by undoing what he called the Obama administration's missteps and weaknesses. Perry, who leaves office Tuesday after 14...
  • Revisiting the Romneys' La Jolla beach house -- and its car elevator

    Revisiting the Romneys' La Jolla beach house -- and its car elevator
    You remember Mitt Romney's California beach house? If you don't remember the house, surely you remember plans for that infamous car elevator? In March 2012, Politico revealed that Mitt and Ann Romney's renovation of their $12-million beachfront home,...
  • GOP hopes 2016 nomination process will be quick, smooth

    CORONADO, Calif. Republican leaders are desperate to make the presidential nominating process quick and clean so their nominee can get onto the business of running against the Democrat in the general election. Instead, it could become an unruly slog....
  • Texas Gov. Perry bids farewell to Legislature

    AUSTIN, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, completing the longest stint of any governor in Texas history and preparing to make his second run for president, bid farewell Thursday to the Legislature where he first arrived 30 years ago as a young Democratic state...