Articles Tagged 'Rick Perry'


Perry orders troops to border

by Mike Lillis - The Hill
Published on July 22, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Monday that he’s deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to help manage the surge of child migrants at…


Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas May Soon Take Steps to Secure the Border — With or Without the Federal Government’s Help

by Erica Ritz, The Blaze
Published on July 18, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has been begging the federal government for years to secure America’s southern border. Now, as America faces what some are…


Rick Perry’s sharp elbows a warmup for 2016?

by Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times
Published on July 15, 2014

Whether he runs or not, Texas Gov. Rick Perry commands plenty of attention on the 2016 Republican presidential stage, and he knows it.
He demanded…


Rick Perry’s Immigration Meeting With Obama Produces Photo for the Ages

by Abby Ohlheiser, Yahoo! News
Published on July 10, 2014

So, how did President Obama’s meeting with Republican Governor Rick Perry go today? In a statement on Wednesday, Obama described the meeting as “constructive,” but,…


Texas Governor Rick Perry says U.S. border less secure now

by Stephen Dinan and Dave Boyer-The Washington Times
Published on July 4, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that the surge of people illegally crossing the southwestern border has become such a distraction for immigration agents that…


Perry Gives Fiery Speech & Impression He’ll Run For President

by Jack Fink, CBS 11 DFW  |  published on June 7, 2014

FORT WORTH – Governor Rick Perry isn’t running for any political office, but he still knows how to bring Republicans to their feet.
Before thousands of Republicans at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, the Governor dished out political red meat. “The National Democrats think Texas is the new battleground. We’ll, let’s be really clear. Texas will be their…


Perry, Cruz battle to be star of Lone Star State’s Republican Party

by JON HERSKOVITZ, Reuters  |  published on May 23, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas – Neither U.S. Senator Ted Cruz nor Governor Rick Perry are on the ballot in Tuesday’s run-off elections in Texas, but that doesn’t mean the two larger-than-life politicians who share a penchant for cowboy boots are not central figures in the contest.
The Lone Star State’s two most prominent Republicans are dueling for dominance of the state party…


Perry ignites CPAC crowd with fiery speech

by Cameron Joseph, The Hill
Published on March 7, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) rallied the early-morning crowd to its feet to kick off the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, giving…


Perry rethinking marijuana sentences

by Kevin Bogardus, The Hill  |  published on February 24, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Sunday that it’s not “thoughtful public policy” to send children to prison for marijuana use.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Perry said his state has been looking at adjusting its penalties for criminal use of marijuana. He said prison time for using the drug may not be the best answer for offenders.…


Paul, Perry and Christie among Republican opening up to legalization of pot

by Seth McLaughlin-The Washington Times  |  published on January 30, 2014

Republicans eyeing the White House in 2016 are pushing their party to change its stance and accept a softening of federal marijuana laws — a dramatic shift from the GOP’s most recent contenders who railed against the drug and questioned its medicinal value.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has arguably been the most vocal on the subject, saying the federal…