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Rick Perry

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  • Stuart Rothenberg: The Young and the Restless of 2016

    WASHINGTON Once upon a time, presidential candidates were expected to have more than passing experience in government, as well as the maturity and wisdom that sometimes come with age. But that has changed, apparently. Barack Obama was in the U.S....
  • Senate OKs budget, but long way to Abbott's desk ahead

    With seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first session now begins. That's because the Senate on Tuesday approved a new spending blueprint for Texas: a $211.4 billion budget proposal that more than triples border security...
  • Q&A with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his bid to steal California jobs

    Q&A with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his bid to steal California jobs
    In his four years as governor of Florida, Republican Rick Scott has spent a good bit of time trying to recruit businesses from other states. Now, he's set his sights on California. On Sunday and Monday, Scott talked up Florida's job growth and education...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker facing trouble at home, poll shows

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker facing trouble at home, poll shows
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has enjoyed several months of good news in his prospective quest for the Republican presidential nomination, hit a bump Thursday with a new poll showing a sharp drop in his popularity at home. Walker's job approval has...
  • GOP speakers at NRA event take aim at Hillary Clinton

    GOP speakers at NRA event take aim at Hillary Clinton
    The prospect of Hillary Rodham Clinton's imminent presidential campaign dropped like a gift from the heavens at the National Rifle Association's annual convention Friday. A succession of potential Republican presidential rivals slung criticism and...
  • 2016 prospects treasure opportunity of their campaign launch

    In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day. For Ted Cruz, it was a simple speech on a college campus: no notes, no teleprompter — and no choice for the students required to be there. Rand Paul packed a hotel ballroom with loyalists...
  • Republican candidates court homeschooling families in Iowa

    Eight years after Mike Huckabee tapped the support of evangelical homeschooling families as part of his winning coalition in the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses, a lineup of GOP hopefuls is seeking to duplicate that effort. Five Republican 2016 prospects...
  • Marijuana bills get their day in Texas Legislature

    For now, legalizing marijuana remains out of the question in Texas. But decriminalizing it? That's also unlikely this year in tough-on-crime Texas, which is among 22 states that prohibit both medicinal and recreational marijuana use. Bills that would...
  • Paul mixes up New Hampshire history in invoking state motto

    Here's the Stark truth: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday mixed up the origins of New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" motto. Paul opened his first New Hampshire speech as a declared Republican presidential candidate in Milford, telling a crowd that...
  • What does Rand Paul presidential campaign mean for nervous Fed?

    MANCHESTER, N.H. Nearly six years ago, flanked by members of the Campaign for Liberty started after his father's presidential campaign, a longshot Kentucky candidate for Senate leaned into a bullhorn and called for the Federal Reserve to be scrapped....
  • Florida governor pursues California firms despite few interstate moves

    Florida governor pursues California firms despite few interstate moves
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest out-of-state politician on a job-stealing tour of California, bashing the state's taxes and business regulation. Scott breezed into Los Angeles on Monday preaching the old-time gospel of hands-off government. He...