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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Greg Abbott's win over Wendy Davis bodes ill for Democrats in Texas

    Wendy Davis rose to national fame in pink tennis shoes, standing for 11 hours to filibuster antiabortion legislation in one of the reddest states in the nation. Then she was running for governor and vowing to capture the office Republican Rick Perry has...
  • Tight governor's race hinges on voter turnout

    Tight governor's race hinges on voter turnout
    The TV attack ads, nasty debates and endless crisscrossing of Florida are done, so now it all comes down to this: Who will vote today? Political experts say turnout is key to who will become Florida's next governor, either incumbent Republican Rick...
  • Obamacare is no failure [Letter]

    Obamacare is no failure [Letter]
    Every time I read another column by Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. claiming that "Obamacare" is a failure I nearly split my sides laughing ("Affordable Care Act lies," Sept. 21). Tell that story to America's hospitals, which are saving $5.7 billion this year...
  • Charlie Crist in Broward on final day, preceded by Rick Scott's No. 2

    Charlie Crist in Broward on final day, preceded by Rick Scott's No. 2
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist are in a dead heat on the last full day of the campaign for governor. Scott spent Monday touring Central Florida with two of his party’s potential 2016 presidential candidates,...
  • With governor's race in dead heat, Charlie Crist makes final South Florida push trailed all the way by Rick Scott's No. 2

    With governor's race in dead heat, Charlie Crist makes final South Florida push trailed all the way by Rick Scott's No. 2
    After a year of campaigning and more than $100 million in mostly negative ads, Charlie Crist and Rick Scott are locked in a dead heat in the race for Florida governor. Both waged marathon efforts Monday to get every possible voter to the polls....
  • Five things for Monday, Nov. 3

    Five things for Monday, Nov. 3
    Five things for today in Orlando: Election day tomorrow; Governor's race very close; parents demand recess; and more. 1. It's Election Day tomorrow and the Florida governor's race is still way too close to call. Three polls today have the candidates...