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Rick Perry

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  • Prosecutor: Perry wanted to 'stymie' public corruption unit

    A special prosecutor says then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry tried to force a Democratic district attorney to resign because he didn't approve of the "historical and current management decisions" of the public corruption unit she ran, according to a Friday...
  • War on hail declared in Texas as insurers take cover from storms

    The vestiges of twin hailstorms that ravaged the south Texas coast in 2012 are now blowing through the halls of the Capitol in Austin. Two of the state's most-powerful lobbies, the insurance industry and trial lawyers, are gearing up for a fight over a...
  • Perry: US wants more than 'young, attractive' orator Obama

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that voters have had enough of a "young, attractive" and inexperienced president and will be looking for a proven leader in 2016. Perry, who is considering a second run for president, wrapped up a two-day trip...
  • With 2016 in mind, Jeb Bush taps New Hampshire strategist

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is weighing a presidential bid, made his first hire in the key early voting state of New Hampshire on Thursday, bringing aboard veteran political strategist Rich Killion. If Bush formally seeks the Republican...
  • As sign-up deadline nears, a new risk for Obama health law

    Thousands of people signing up for health insurance this weekend may not realize it, but their coverage under President Barack Obama's law could be short-lived. The 2015 enrollment season, which ends Sunday, has avoided last year's website meltdown so...
  • Some potential 2016 presidential candidates fault Obama war powers plan as too limited

    Some Republicans who want to succeed President Barack Obama in the White House are voicing concern that his request to Congress for a limited authorization to use military force against Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East isn't robust enough....
  • War hero who coordinated fatal Bin Laden raid learns political reality running Univ. of Texas

    When the University of Texas System sought a new chancellor, it turned away from the ivory tower candidates of academia and hired a war hero: the man who coordinated the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. Retired Adm. William McRaven was lauded as the...
  • Facing longer deployment, Texas National Guard wants 'predictability' on border timeframe

    Facing a longer mission on the Texas-Mexico border than planned since being deployed last summer, the Texas National Guard on Wednesday sought "predictability" for the troops who are sleeping in motels and watching for a dwindling number of people...
  • Troubles at home for some GOP potential White House candidates?

    WASHINGTON As hordes of Republicans fan out across the country building support for possible runs at the 2016 presidential nomination, many might want to keep an eye on the home front. Often, the people who know them best largely oppose their home...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Will age be a factor in 2016 race?

    Americans always like something new. A recent focus group session with a cross section of Colorado voters showed how that might affect the unfolding 2016 presidential campaign. Participants in the nonpartisan focus group conducted by veteran Democratic...
  • Sweeping post-Ebola case bill in Texas would let state health commissioner enforce quarantines

    Texas' top doctor could impose immediate mandatory quarantine on patients infected with contagious diseases under sweeping new proposed legislation unveiled Wednesday, as the state that had America's first diagnosed case of Ebola aims to bolster its...