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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Gov. Perry: Trounced at the polls, Texas Democrats abuse prosecutor power to punish Republicans

by Ralph Z. Hallow-The Washington Times  |  published on September 20, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday accused Democrats in his state of punishing Republican opponents by misusing prosecution power and the courts because Democrats “can’t get what they want at the polls.”
In an interview with The Washington Times, Mr. Perry hailed a court ruling Thursday that threw out the felony conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, putting…

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Perry hits fix for Hill staffers on health law

by Tom Howell Jr.-The Washington Times
Published on August 10, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday said President Obama should reverse his administration’s decision to let the government keep contributing to health care premiums of…

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Texas Senate passes sweeping abortion restrictions, send to Gov. Perry to sign into law

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Daily News  |  published on July 13, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate passed sweeping new abortion restrictions late Friday, sending them to Republican Gov. Rick Perry to sign into law after weeks of protests and rallies that drew thousands of people to the Capitol and made the state the focus of the national abortion debate.
Republicans used their large majority in the Texas Legislature to pass…

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Perry won’t run again in Texas

by Cameron Joseph - The Hill  |  published on July 9, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced Monday he won’t seek reelection to a fourth full term in 2014, but didn’t close the door on a future presidential bid.
“I remain excited about the future and the challenges ahead, but the time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership. Today I am announcing I will not seek reelection as…

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Gov. Rick Perry: ‘We’re going to pass’ abortion restrictions in Texas

by David Sherfinski-The Washington Times  |  published on July 7, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that state Sen. Wendy Davis’ attention-getting filibuster notwithstanding, the Legislature is going to approve restrictions on abortion when it gavels in another special session this week.
“We’re going to pass some restrictions on abortion,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Texas is a place where we defend life. I mean, that’s the powerful message…

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GOP sits out Texas abortion fight

by DAVID NATHER | Politico  |  published on July 3, 2013

The liberal side of the Texas abortion showdown has the two most powerful Democrats in Washington squarely in its corner: Barack Obama and Harry Reid — not to mention a Dixie Chick.
On the right: Rick Perry’s holding down the fort without much obvious help from national Republicans.
The RNC hasn’t latched onto the fight. Few national Republicans have weighed…

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GOP sits out Texas abortion fight

by DAVID NATHER | Politico  |  published on July 3, 2013

The liberal side of the Texas abortion showdown has the two most powerful Democrats in Washington squarely in its corner: Barack Obama and Harry Reid — not to mention a Dixie Chick.
On the right: Rick Perry’s holding down the fort without much obvious help from national Republicans.
The RNC hasn’t latched onto the fight. Few national Republicans have weighed…

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