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Gov. Rick Perry: Steel hammer of EPA killing jobs

Gov. Perry on Squawk On The Street, May 20, 2014

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Gov. Perry's solution for companies squeezed by other states

May 19, 2014- Texas governor on 'Fox & Friends'

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Gov. Perry Letter to UT Regents Regarding Tuition Increases

This morning Gov. Perry continued his efforts to make college tuition as affordable as possible. Today Gov. Perry sent the following letter to the University of Texas Board of Regents urging them to consider cost-saving measures before imposing tuition increases on students at UT System institutions.

Dear Chairman Foster:

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Challenge declined: Cuomo won't debate Perry

Reaction from the Texas governor

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Governor Perry Still Looks Strong

08/19/14
Real Clear Politics
Larry Kudlow
The so-called "abuse of power" indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not only not going to hurt him in the 2016 GOP sweepstakes but it might actually help him. I say that because Perry immediately fired back at the charges with no hesitation, labeling the indictment the partisan political ploy that it really is. And in terms of threatening to veto legislation that would have funded the state's Public Integrity Unit, run by Travis County district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, Perry held his Texas constitutional ground. In a number of TV appearances, Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.

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Perry’s indictment backfires

08/18/14
The Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has mastered a critical political skill: Take advantage of your opportunities. First on the border crisis and now on his own indictment, he has shown an uncanny ability to seize the national stage and convey his impressive leadership skills. He is also going a long way toward rebutting the notion that he is a swaggering, not very serious pol — the image that was affixed to him after his disastrous 2012 presidential run.

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Texas Chainsaw Prosecution

08/17/14
The Wall Street-Journal
Prosecutorial abuse for partisan purposes is common these days, and the latest display is taking place in the all-too-familiar venue of Austin, Texas. On Friday a Travis County prosecutor indicted Governor Rick Perry for the high crime of exercising his constitutional right to free speech and his legal power to veto legislation. Lest you think we oversimplify, read the two-count indictment. It's all of two pages. It charges Mr. Perry with abusing his office by "threatening to veto legislation that had been approved and authorized by the Legislature of the State of Texas to provide funding for the continued operation of the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorney's office unless Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned from her official position as elected District Attorney."

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Governor Perry's Address To The Deploying National Guardsmen

08/14/14
Breitbart Texas
Bob Price
HOUSTON, Texas — Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed a small group of about 100 soldiers of the Texas National Guard who are undergoing training at Camp Swift prior to being deployed to the Texas/Mexico Border. Gov. Perry had asked for 1,000 troops to volunteer for the deployment to defend a portion of the Texas border but was happy to announce that 2,200 Guardsmen had volunteered to serve the Lone Star State.

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Rick Perry: Cartels and gangs are really "narcoterrorists"

08/13/14
CBS News
Rebecca Kaplan
Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, praised a group of National Guard troops as the "tip of the spear" in the fight against cartels and gangs as they prepare to deploy to the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Gov. Perry Presses President Obama to Immediately Secure Southern Border

July 9, 2014
DALLAS – Gov. Rick Perry today met with President Barack Obama to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and national security crises occurring along the Texas-Mexico border. In the meeting, Gov. Perry urged the president to undertake the necessary steps to secure the border and ease the crises. “Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy, in particular the failure to secure the border,” Gov. Perry said. “Securing the border is attainable, and the president needs to commit the resources necessary to get this done.”

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Gov. Perry Appears Before U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Urges Stronger Federal Action on Border Crisis

07/03/14
MCALLEN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry told Members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security today that urgent federal action is required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. The governor’s testimony highlighted the inability of the federal government to secure the border, and touched on efforts that the state is undertaking to help alleviate the crises, including the $1.3 million per week Texas Department of Public Safety surge announced June 18.

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Aided by $8.6 Million TEF Grant, Active Network Relocates Company Headquarters to Dallas

07/03/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $8.6 million in Active Network, LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas, creating 1,000 jobs and $13 million in capital investment.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Hearing Scheduled for July 3 in McAllen

06/26/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing scheduled July 3 in McAllen. The governor will provide testimony to the committee about how the growing border crisis is impacting Texas.

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Gov. Perry Tours Facility Housing Detainees, Reaffirms Commitment to Securing Border

06/23/14
WESLACO- Gov. Rick Perry today toured a federal facility housing unaccompanied alien children, where he received a briefing from federal officials. He also reaffirmed Texas’ commitment to protecting its citizens by securing the Texas-Mexico border, and called for Washington to take actions to help curb the tide of illegal immigrants flowing across the border.

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